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The Alarm, Modern English and Gene Loves Jezebel rock Wiens

By Jeff Pack

Last updated 8/2/2019 at 12:07am

Fans of 1980s new wave rock music streamed into Wiens Family Cellars Friday, July 25, to enjoy an evening of music from bands across the pond that included Gene Loves Jezebel with Jay Aston, Modern English and headliner, The Alarm.

The concert was part of Wiens Family Cellars's Summer Concert Series produced by Harbour Productions and was held to benefit the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation.

The Alarm's appearance was part of the band's United States tour in support of its latest album, "∑ Sigma," and Mike Peters, James Stevenson, Smiley, Jules Peters, Craig Adams and Mark Taylor didn't disappoint.

Peters was upfront and center for he performance as the focal point for the audience, which had overcome the early evening heat to get up and dance in front of the stage.

The band ran through an impressive catalog of music, performing hit singles such as "Rain in the Summertime" and closing with the band's first major hit, "68 Guns."

Modern English took the stage before The Alarm and performed a solid 40-plus minute set featuring hits like "Hands Across the Sea" and "I Melt with You."

Gene Loves Jezebel with Jay Aston opened the concert with hits like "Jealous," "Sweetest Thing" and "Desire (Come and Get It)."

Just before The Alarm took the stage, Don Harbour from Harbour Productions took the stage and held auctions and announced the winner of the raffle of a guitar signed by all the members of each band that performed at the concert.

Harbour Productions will next present the Fixx Aug. 23, and Warrant, Midnight Satellites with Kodi Lee and Garage Sale Monsters Sept. 6, at Wiens Family Cellars.

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