1989: The Year in Videos

Series: Re-Run Theater

As the '80s came to an end, the Iron Curtain fell and a new Cold War began on MTV: between highly refined commercial pop and a heavily revitalized alternative scene.

A Grammy award-winning singing duo would soon be exposed as a lip-syncing fraud. Intense new bands such as Pixies and Nine Inch Nails exploded onto the airwaves while huge acts such as Madonna, The B-52s, and The Cure returned to dominate.

Once again we are jamming what we can of this entire year’s extremely dynamic musical landscape from three decades ago into a single sensational evening of sound and light.

From Cher to The Cult, Duran Duran to De La Soul, Janet Jackson to The Jesus and Mary Chain: This is a party to savor!

Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted.

Wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening