Classic Alternative of the '80s




The Vurge will bring their high energy performance of New Wave tunes as they once again open for one of the most legendary bands of the Classic Alternative era when Berlin performs at The Rose in Pasadena this February.

The Vurge has been featured, regularly, at a number of venues throughout Southern California. The band recently opened for legends Oingo Boingo (former members) and A Flock of Seagulls. The band is scheduled to open for Berlin at The Rose in Pasadena, CA on December 13th.

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The early 1980s post-punk era spawned an entirely new genre like nothing that had ever been heard before. The birth of 'alternative' music changed popular music forever. The Vurge takes the various forms of music of the era and brings to them a hint of sophistication; something akin to the performances of the legendary Bryan Ferry. The band performs songs from artists like Iggy Pop, The Smithereens, The Psychedelic Furs, Adam Ant, David Bowie, REM, Echo and the Bunnymen, INXS, The Fixx, Roxy Music, The Smiths, New Order, B-Movie, Talk Talk, Soft Cell, The Stray Cats, The Violent Femmes, Billy Idol, The Ramones, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, U2, and more.

Throughout the course of their musical histories, Gary Putman, Victor Mena, Bret Hardy and Ruben Villasenor have won over the hearts of music lovers at venues large and small. 

With expert musicianship, three vocalists, and a repertoire to match your favorite '80s Alternative playlist, the group's high-energy performances are earning the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. 



This video was shot during a live performance at The Canyon at The Rose in Pasadena, Ca. in 2019. It represents the energy and originality The Vurge is bringing back to early '80s alternative music.



Show Calendar

The Canyon at The Rose, Pasadena, CA

Opening for Oingo Boingo (former members)

October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Glendora Continental, Glendora, CA

November 8, 2019 - 9:00pm

The Canyon at The Rose, Pasadena, CA

Opening for A Flock of Seagulls 

December 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lincoln House, Covina, CA

January 11, 2020

The Canyon at The Rose, Pasadena, CA

Opening for Berlin

February 21, 2020 - 7:30pm

T-Boyle's Tavern, Pasadena, CA

March 7, 2020



Pasadena, CA, USA

©2019 by The Vurge

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