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Morrissey's tour resumed last night in Tempe, Arizona and from the looks of things it was fantastic! He ripped through an excellent selection of songs old and new, plus resurrected his cover of the 1970 Lynn Anderson hit "Rose Garden" for his final song before leaving the stage. He ended up returning for the encore, which concluded with a version of "Shoplifters Of The World Unite" with substituted lyrics ("Trump shifters" instead of "shoplifters") and his requisite final-song-shirt-removal.

Check out video highlights from the show below:

Morrissey - U.S. tour

Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Published November 17th, 2017

Cigarettes After Sex released their dreamy and spellbinding self-titled album earlier this year. Led by Greg Gonzalez, Cigarettes After Sex have been creating haunting and seductive music since 2012. Though unsigned until recently, they enjoy a huge grassroots following because they are simply amazing. Their self-titled album is one of 2017's best albums and is enchanting, romantic, and highly addictive.

And now for the exciting news: Cigarettes After Sex announced a North American tour which brings them to the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on April 11th. Tickets are on sale now and are available here. Check out the tour itinerary below and stream the full album from Cigarettes After Sex on Spotify.

Cigarettes After Sex - North American tour

Mar 27 -- Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Mar 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Mar 29 -- Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Mar 31 -- Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theatre
Apr 02 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 03 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr 05 -- Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 06 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 07 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr 09 -- Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Apr 11 -- Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Apr 14 -- Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 17 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
Apr 18 -- Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Apr 20 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Apr 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Apr 23 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Apr 24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Apr 27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 30 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
May 01 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

Published November 17th, 2017


Rough Trade held a live event in London commemorating the 40th anniversary of Throbbing Gristle's The Second Annual Report. The special engagement included a Q & A with Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti hosted by Mute Records founder Daniel Miller. The event begins with 12 minutes of a live modular set by Carter - using the newly released TG One, the special edition Tiptop Audio ONE module that was released this month in honor of Throbbing Gristle.

Stream the special below:

Mute launched a reissue campaign for Throbbing Gristle's back catalog - the first three The Second Annual Report, 20 Jazz Funk Greats, and The Taste Of TG: A Beginner's Guide To The Music Of Throbbing Gristle were reissued this month and are available here.

The next set of reissues - D.o.A. The Third And Final Report, Heathen Earth, and Part Two: Endless Not, are set to arrive on January 26th; with Mission Of Dead Souls, Greatest Hits, Journey Through A Body, and In The Shadow Of The Sun completing the reissue campaign on April 27th.

Published November 16th, 2017

Noel Gallagher took part in a video chat for the webzine Noisey yesterday. Gallagher was entertaining as always although most of the topics presented to him were predictable: he discussed his new album, songwriting, social media, and compared/contrasted making music in the 90s with making music today. Interviewer Eric Sundermann also attempted to steer the conversation towards politics several times, but Noel wasn't really having it.

Some highlights:

Noel was asked about co-writing songs with others and he said that if he's in a situation where he wants to co-write with others, he may as well just get together with that person and start a band. He quipped: "I'd love to co-write with Johnny Marr, but then again I'd love to start a band with Johnny Marr, you know what I mean? Or Weller...or Weller and Johnny Marr." This is where Sundermann totally dropped the ball because he didn't pursue that any further!

Noel talked a bit about the caped scissors player featured on his song "It's A Beautiful World" and revealed her name is Charlotte Marionneau. He called her "an absolute fucking hero" and revealed she also sings and plays scissors in her own band Le Volume Courbe.

Noel of course was asked about Liam - he said Liam is "obsessed" with taunting him on social media and "it's clearly intoxicating for him" but was thankful for the extra promotion for the album.

Check out the full interview with Noel Gallagher below:

Published November 16th, 2017

Sonos launched a concept store in London today and as part of the grand opening the sound system retailer will be celebrating the life of David Bowie. Sonos will host several events this week in their state-of-the-art listening room including visual displays with rarely seen Bowie images, listening events hosted by artists inspired by Bowie such as Nick Rhodes, Graham Coxon, and Goldie.

Sonos also partnered with London underground online radio station NTS to stage a two-day radio tribute to David Bowie. The radio tribute will include two days of Bowie-centric programming hosted by Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Michael Rother (of legendary krautrock band Neu!), members of Franz Ferdinand, and more.

The radio programming will be available to stream on the NTS website starting Saturday, November 18th at 7am ET (12:00 BST) and runs through Sunday, November 19th at 1pm ET. View programming notes for the event here.

Published November 16th, 2017

Björk premiered the official video for "Blissed Out," which appears on her wondrous upcoming album Utopia. Check out the video starring Björk below.

Utopia arrives on November 24th and is available to pre-order here.

Published November 16th, 2017


Neil Young returns with his new studio album The Visitor on December 1st. In celebration of the album, Young has also announced plans to unveil his massive online archive on December 1st. The archive will include every album and every song he's ever produced, a timeline of each recording session/recording performance, plus cover art, liner notes, credits, etc. According to Young, the archive will be available to stream "in the highest quality your machine will allow" and will be free, at least initially.

The archive is available here starting December 1st.

Check out Young's Facebook comments about the archive below, and more in-depth details on the archive here.

"December 1st will be a big day for me. The Visitor will be coming to your town. I will be going to my town. You will be able to hear me and see me. My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free."

Published November 15th, 2017

Morrissey returns with his 11th studio album Low In High School this Friday. In promotion of the album, the music icon consented to answering a few questions from Billboard. In the interview he revealed the identity of the album cover star - Max Lopez (son of Morrissey bassist Mando Lopez), discussed police brutality calling it "the worst form of street crime," and says his writing has become more political lately because "the people have become sick of the establishment, and I'm a part of the world."

Moz also briefly discussed his new record label Etienne:

"Whatever happens in the world, music is for eternity. It's a great pleasure and very healthy to produce and create, and I'd love to expand Etienne and sign up music that counts. Not marketing nonsense, but artists whose lives depend upon singing and playing music. They count in the long run."

Read the full interview with Morrissey over at Billboard.

Morrissey's tour resumes tomorrow night in Phoenix and is scheduled to hit the Fillmore Detroit on November 28th.

Morrissey - U.S. tour

Nov 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Posted November 15th, 2017

Noel Gallagher is hosting a live Facebook event later today. Gallagher will answer fan questions as well as other questions from interviewer Eric Sundermann (music editor of Noisey). Fans are encouraged to post questions for Gallagher on Facebook.

The chat takes place here today (November 15th) at 3:30 pm ET.

UPDATE: Here's the archive of the interview:

Gallagher releases his new album Who Built The Moon? on November 24th and hits the road for a North American tour in February.

Noel Gallagher - North American tour

Feb 09 -- Detroit, MI @ Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre/Masonic Temple
Feb 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Feb 12 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Feb 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center
Feb 15 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Feb 17 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
Feb 18 -- Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
Feb 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
Feb 23 -- Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
Feb 24 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Feb 25 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre/Old National Centre
Feb 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Mar 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar 03 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Mar 05 -- Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater
Mar 06 -- Dallas/Fort Worth @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 09 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea/The Cosmopolitan
Mar 10 -- San Francisco @ Fox Theater
Mar 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Published November 15th, 2017


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #31: Poverty Of Thought

Rock it old school with a new streaming episode of Time Warp. This week's show includes music from Suede, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, R.E.M., The Jam, The Cult, Portishead, Lush, The Cure, Cabaret Voltaire, and The Smiths.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.

Music news stories from the past week:

Stream: Hüsker Dü five part documentary
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark announce companion LP
Noel Gallagher talks scissors, rock & roll, and Liam
Video: Morrissey honored in Los Angeles
R.I.P. Chuck Mosley, ex-Faith No More vocalist
Clan Of Xymox premiere "Vixen In Disguise"
R.E.M. premiere extended NSFW "Nightswimming" video
Liam Gallagher secret show with potato peeling fan
Morrissey announces limited edition 7" single
Johnny Marr + Noel Gallagher chill at Man City game
Morrissey axes show at cold venue
On Friday Hüsker Dü released a three disc boxset titled Savage Young Dü, which collects their early output from from 1979 - 1982.

In celebration of the release Minneapolis public radio station KCMP presented a five part documentary on the band recounting Hüsker Dü's formative years and includes discussions with all three founding members, Bob Mould, Greg Norton and Grant Hart, as well as other artists/musicians that were inspired by the legendary band. The series begins with a tribute to Hart, who sadly passed away in September (portions of the interview featured in the documentary were said to be Hart's final interview). Do You Remember? A Podcast About Hüsker Dü begins is available to stream here.

Savage Young Dü was released on 3CDs or 4LPs and features remastered editions of Hüsker Dü's studio output from 1979 - 1982 and includes various demos, live versions, and alternate takes. The massive set includes 69 songs in all; 47 of these are previously unreleased. Order a copy of Savage Young Dü here.

Published November 12th, 2017

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark announced a companion disc to their critically acclaimed new album The Punishment Of Luxury. The album The Punishment of Luxury: B Sides & Bonus Material is exactly what it sounds like - b-sides, single mixes, extended mixes, and remixes of original material found on The Punishment Of Luxury. The collection will be released on CD and vinyl and arrives on December 15th. Pre-order here.

OMD hit the road in support of their new album in North America next year and will stop by the Majestic Theatre on March 14th. Dates for the tour are posted below:

OMD - North American tour

Mar 06 -- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat
Mar 07 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
Mar 09 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Mar 10 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Mar 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Mar 13 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Mar 14 -- Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 16 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Mar 17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Northern Lights Theatre
Mar 18 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Mar 20 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Mar 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mar 23 -- Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
Mar 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox/The Market
Mar 25 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Mar 27 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Mar 29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
Mar 30 -- Anaheim, CA @ The House Of Blues
Mar 31 -- San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues
Apr 02 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Apr 05 -- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Apr 06 -- Austin, TX @ Emos
Apr 07 -- Houston, TX @ House OF Blues
Apr 09 -- New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Apr 10 -- Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Apr 12 -- Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Apr 13 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Apr 14 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Published November 12th, 2017