This is a 2 page design - one for the main page, and one for the interior content pages. I am, of course, only looking for a layered PSD, not a coded design.
The main page should be 2 or 3 column and have a poll, a place to register for a newsletter (this should be fairly dominate as one of the primary objectives of the site is to collect email addresses), a fairly dominate "Book a free party with us" ad which I could substitute for ads for upcoming big events as well, Ad spots - but it's important the ad spots flow with the site as to not interrupt the design.
Should have a spot for upcoming events. Also a spot for a Menu of sorts (where I can put the various categories) as well as "Recent posts". It should of course have a place to link to our twitter/facebook/rss feeds.
Designs I like for structure and formatting of the site are http://www.yoast.com and http://www.css3.info, as far as 80s themed, i like http://www.reflexbars.co.uk.
For our logo, please look at http://www.houston80s.com/media/ - if needed you can alter the shading/coloring of the logo to make it more appealing, I do not have any colors in mind for this, but it should be "80s" without being too disco/70s/feminine looking.
And finally, the bottom should have a place for links, similar to yoast.com where we can put our categories again, favorite other sites/venues/etc.
Design should also have a tag cloud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud) and search box.
Also, although this should mostly be a coding issue - SEO is a factor, Proper use of H1 headers, etc is important.