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Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on Time Warp, visit my blog which is updated regularly throughout the week.

8 am hour:

Jam "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight"
Tones On Tail "Go"
Yaz "Situation"
Cult "Sweet Soul Sister"
Tori Amos "God"
Ian McCulloch "Lover, Lover, Lover"
Ultravox "Love's Great Adventure"
Camouflage "The Great Commandment"
PJ Harvey "Down By The Water"
Crowded House "Locked Out"
Doughboys "Shine"
Dambuilders "Shrine"
English Beat "I Confess"

9 am hour:

R.E.M. "World Leader Pretend"
Clash "Lost In The Supermarket"
Church "The Unguarded Moment"
David Bowie "Heroes"
Dinosaur Jr "Feel The Pain"
Nirvana "School"
Soul Asylum "Runaway Train"
James "Say Something"
Luna "Chinatown"
Chapterhouse "Pearl"
Screaming Trees "Dollar Bill"
Smiths "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"

10 am hour:

Cure "Lullaby"
Electronic "Get The Message"
Ultravivid Scene "Special One"
Jim Carroll Band "People Who Died"
Jane's Addiction "Standing In The Shower..."
Hole "Violet"
Foo Fighters "I'll Stick Around"
Soundgarden "Outshined"
Nine Inch Nails "Ringfinger"
Chameleons "Up The Down Escalator"
U2 "New Year's Day"

11 am hour:

Jack White "Love Is Blindness"
Rodriguez "Only Good For Conversation"
Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Buffalo Tom "Summer"
Bjork "Army Of Me"
Hum "Stars"
Depeche Mode "Behind The Wheel"
Love Spit Love "Am I Wrong"
Cocteau Twins "Iceblink Luck"
Pixies "La La Love You"
Joy Division "Transmission"

Published July 27th, 2014 @ 11:50 AM


A newly synched concert video featuring the Cocteau Twins on 1990's Heaven Or Las Vegas tour has appeared on You Tube. The footage was captured in London on the January 11th stop of the tour, however the audio was replaced with soundboard recording from the Detroit date, which took place later that year, November 25th at the Latin Quarter. From the video uploader CocteauBuff:

"I've remastered the original Cocteau Twins London video and synched it to the superior remastered soundboard recording of the same show in Detroit. I was able to improve the video quality considerably and provide more depth to the colors. Fortunately, the video was shot well, by someone who knew the songs. Synching was possible because the Twins used backing tracks that played in perfect time. So enjoy, this is the closest thing we have to a live CT video."


Published July 23rd, 2014 @ 6:14 PM

The Horrors have canceled several dates on their North American tour including the October 28th date at the Magic Stick in Detroit. So far the band has not released an official statement about the tour, though the cancellation notice that TicketWeb sent out for the Detroit show states:

"Due to unforeseen & unavoidable circumstances The Horrors have cancelled their October 28th show at The Magic Stick. There will not be a rescheduled date in 2014. Refunds will be issued for online purchasers, otherwise available at point of purchase"

Shows in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Atlanta, Portland, and Boston have also been canceled, with other dates likely in jeopardy.  Expect an official announcement from the band shortly.

UPDATE (7/23 @ 8:17 PM): Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington DC , Asheville, Houston, and Boulder shows are also canceled.

UPDATE (7/25) The Horrors made the following brief announcement about the canceled dates on Twitter and Facebook:

"Dear friends, family, supporters, deadly sworn enemies and others
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to reshuffle our US and European tours at the end of this year. We can only apologise to anyone who already has tickets to the dates affected - we hate cancelling shows but this situation was unavoidable. We’ll be back on the road next year and make sure we return to all the places we missed on this run."

The following North American dates are STILL on:

10/11 -- Mexico City @ Corona Capital
10/13 -- San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
10/14 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/15 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
10/16 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/18 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/19 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

Brooklyn/NY will be RESCHEDULED, info on that will be announced next week.

North American tour itinerary

10/13 -- San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
10/14 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/15 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
10/16 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/18 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
10/19 -- Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
10/20 -- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre (canceled)
10/22 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe (canceled)
10/23 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre (canceled)
10/24 -- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room (canceled)
10/25 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line (canceled)
10/27 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (canceled)
10/28 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (canceled)
10/30 -- Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House (canceled)
10/31 -- Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre (canceled)
11/01 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (canceled)
11/02 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (canceled)
11/04 -- New York City, NY @ Stage 48
11/05 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/06 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat (canceled)
11/07 -- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel (canceled)
11/08 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Variety Playhouse (canceled)
11/10 -- Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (canceled)
11/11 -- Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room at HOB (canceled)
11/12 -- Austin, TX @ The Parish (canceled)

Published July 23rd, 2014 @ 5:15 PM

Ex Cops debuted a new single today titled "Black Soap." Billy Corgan served as the executive producer for the track, which will be released on the band's full length album Daggers on October 28th. Stream "Black Soap" below:

Published July 23rd, 2014 @ 2:33 PM

Outward, aka Corey Philpot is a unique one-man musical project out of London, Kentucky creating a elegant blend of synth/electronic, shoegaze, and alternative. Philpot has been composing and producing music from a young age, utilizing soundscapes to explore abstract questions such as:

"What does the sound of the soul feeling its eternity of nothing and everything sound like? What would a thought sound like if it could be heard by others? What would death sound like?"

Outward certainly composed some breathtaking answers to these questions and more in last year's 4 song EP, The King's Ascension which deservedly captured the attention of Ox-4-Sound, the studio and production company founded by Ride's Mark Gardener. Come this fall a full length album from Outward titled Reverie Remedy will be released (date TBA). For now, stream The King's Ascension EP in full here, plus enjoy a few other tracks (two not featured on the EP) below. For more on Outward, visit the official website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Published July 23rd, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

According to a report in U.K. paper The Sun, U2's new album, the follow up to No Line On The Horizon, will be released before year's end. From the report:

"The U2 comeback is very much on for this year. This album has been a real struggle for them to make. It's taken a long time and Bono didn't find it easy. But they're very confident now and are convinced the wait has been worth it."

It should be noted that The Sun is a tabloid, however earlier this year a spokesperson for U2 told the Guardian that the band's 13th album would not pushed back until 2015, plus last month a new U2 record allegedly appeared on Universal Music's listing of fall releases.

It's interesting to point out that over half of U2's albums --  Boy, October, the Unforgettable Fire, Rattle & Hum, Achtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind, and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb -- have been released in the months of October and November.

Published July 23rd, 2014 @ 9:17 AM


The iTunes Festival returns to the Roundhouse in London this September for a monthlong series of shows. As in past years, each night's concert will stream live worldwide via iTunes, the iTunes Festival app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch; and Apple TV. So far a handful of acts have been announced including Beck, Chrissie Hynde, Blondie, Kasabian, and Robert Plant.  The full schedule/roster of bands is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, catch up with the iTunes Festival here.

Published July 21st, 2014 @ 9:40 AM

Johnny Marr returns with his new solo album Playland on October 6th. Marr reveals he began working on the new batch of songs immediately after his tour cycle from the Messenger was over:

"When The Messenger came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record."

The first single from Playland, "Easy Money" will debut shortly.  In the meantime, fans can pre-order the album now through iTunes and Amazon. The tracklisting for Playland is available to view below:

Back In The Box
Easy Money
25 Hours
The Trap
Speak Out Reach Out
Boys Get Straight
This Tension
Little King

FYI, Marr says the album title was inspired by a book written in 1938 by Dutch historian Johan Huizinga which examines the importance of play element in culture and society.

Published July 21st, 2014 @ 9:14 AM


Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on Time Warp, visit my blog which is updated regularly throughout the week.

8 am hour

Velvet Underground "Sunday Morning"
Blondie "The Tide Is High"
Erasure "Oh L'Amour"
XTC "Radios In Motion"
24 Gone "Trust"
Primitive Radio Gods "Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand"
Clash "Janie Jones"
English Beat "Twist & Crawl"
Church "Reptile"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life"
Ned's Atomic Dustbin "Happy"
La's "There She Goes"
Jane's Addiction "Ocean Size"

9 am hour:

Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight Tonight"
Liz Phair "Supernova"
Nirvana "Breed"
Pixies "Velouria"
Flesh For Lulu "I Go Crazy"
Book Of Love "I Touch Roses"
Garbage "Queer"
Weezer "El Scorcho"
Pluto "When She Was Happy"
House Of Love "Marble"
James "Sometimes"
Neil Young "Rockin' In The Free World"

10 am hour:

Oasis "Morning Glory"
Radiohead "Karma Police"
Teenage Fanclub "What You Do To Me"
Stray Cats "Rock This Town"
Madness "Madness"
Specials "Rudy, A Message To You"
U2 "Two Hearts Beat As One"
R.E.M. "Finest Worksong"
Chris Cornell "Can't Change Me"
Sugar "The Slim"
Bad Religion "21st Century Digital Boy"
Pearl Jam "Go"
New Order "True Faith"

11 am hour:

Cure "Push"
Morrissey "Hairdresser On Fire"
Elvis Costello "Veronica"
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Ramones "Palisades Park"
Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant"
Beastie Boys "Body Movin'"
Lemonheads "It's A Shame About Ray"
Ash "Girl From Mars"
Buzzcocks "Why Can't I Touch It?"
Camper Van Beethoven "Take The Skinheads Bowling"
Ride "Vapour Trail"

Published July 20th, 2014 @ 11:51 AM