Is it still retro rock when some of the musicians involved have been playing around Columbia in various bands almost since it was new wave? In the ears of the listener, at least, the sounds on Lost In Time certainly place The Transonics squarely in the early-’80s college radio era. Chiming guitars, martial beats, gutsy female vocalist — it’s all there for your next Brat Pack or Valley Girl theme night. 

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The announcement that KISS will be playing Colonial Life Arena on Feb. 11 as part of its End of the Road Tour raises a couple of questions: Do…