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2015/05/28


OMD is back in action -- the legendary band will be on the road for select festival dates in Europe over the next couple of months.  Last night the band performed at Primavera in Barcelona and their set was included in the festival's webcast.  Some high quality video (and full audio) from the show is available to view below.

Meanwhile OMD announced they'll release a live DVD featuring footage captured at their Liverpool shows last November. The Museum of Liverpool DVD will be available to pre-order from Pledge Music starting tomorrow (page/link goes live 5/29 @ 10am ET).













Audio of full concert:



Published May 28th, 2015 @ 9:25 PM

2015/05/27


The Detroit area concert list is BACK!

MAY

05/31 -- Noel Gallagher @ Royal Oak Music Theater

JUNE

06/01 -- Crocodiles @ Pyramid Scheme
06/02 -- Merchandise & Cloakroom @ UFO Factory (***Nothing will not be performing)
06/04 -- Temples @ St. Andrew's Hall
06/04 -- Speedy Ortiz @ UFO Factory
06/07 -- Purity Ring @ Royal Oak Music Theater
06/08 -- Meat Puppets/Soul Asylum @ Crofoot
06/09 -- Robert Plant wsg Pixies @ Meadow Brook
06/09 -- Wire @ Majestic Theater
06/11 -- Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ Huma Room
06/12 -- Local H @ Loving Touch
06/13 -- White Lung @ Pj's Lager House
06/16 -- Lower Dens @ Loving Touch
06/16 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/17 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/19 -- Best Coast @ Majestic Theater
06/22 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
06/24 -- Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness @ Majestic Theater
06/25 -- Christopher Owens @ Pike Room
06/25 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Token Lounge
06/27 -- Pins @ Loving Touch
06/27 -- En Esch @ Smalls
06/27 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/05 -- Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Fox Theater
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/16 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook
07/31 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/22 -- Psychedelic Furs & Church @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/10 -- Swervedriver @ Blind Pig
09/12 -- of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook
09/29 -- 89X Fall Ball @ Masonic Temple

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple
10/15 -- Luna @ St. Andrew's Hall

NOVEMBER

11/14 -- Youssou N'Dour @ Hill Auditorium
11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge
Last year Luna announced they were reuniting, and now they've announced dates for a fall North American tour. The tour includes a stop at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit on October 15th -- the general onsale for tickets is Friday, May 29th at 10am, and the internet presale kicks off tomorrow (use password SPEAKERS). The North American tour itinerary is posted below some excellent footage of Luna performing last month in Portugal.



06/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival
10/03 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/06 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/07 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/08 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
10/10 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/13 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Hall
10/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
10/15 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
10/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Published May 27th, 2015 @ 8:08 PM


Swervedriver have been on the road in support of their new album I Wasn't Born To Lose You. Though the band bypassed the Detroit area earlier this year, they've finally announced a local show. Don't miss Swervedriver at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on September 10th. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 29th at 10am. For more details click here.



Published May 27th, 2015 @ 7:43 PM

2015/05/24

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

8 am hour

Iggy Pop "I'm Bored"
999 "Homicide"
Tears For Fears "Change"
Sinead O'Conner "Mandinka"
24 Gone "Trust"
Jam "That's Entertainment"
Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"
English Beat "Best Friend"
INXS "The One Thing"
Howard Jones "New Song"
Smiths "What Difference Does It Make"
Pixies "Wave Of Mutilation"
Lemonheads "It's A Shame About Ray"
Soul Asylum "Somebody To Shove"
Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost In You"

9 am hour

Stranglers "Skin Deep"
R.E.M. "Pretty Persuasion"
Sex Pistols "Holidays In The Sun"
Public Image Limited "Public Image"
Radiohead "No Surprises"
James "Laid"
Wheatus "Teenage Dirtbag"
Sugarcubes "Birthday"
Clash "Magnificent Seven"
Husker Du "Could You Be The One"
Tones On Tail "OK This Is The Pops"
Blur "There's No Other Way"
U2 "God Part II"
Soundgarden "Rusty Cage"

10 am hour

Jane's Addiction "Summertime Rolls"
Breeders "Saints"
Social Distortion "Ring Of Fire"
Faith No More "From Out Of Nowhere"
Oasis "Morning Glory"
New Order "Dreams Never End"
Depeche Mode "Behind The Wheel"
Sparks "All You Ever Think About Is Sex"
Heaven 17 "Let Me Go"
Veruca Salt "Volcano Girls"
Ministry "Burning Inside"
David Bowie "Blue Jean"

11 am hour

Smiths "Frankly Mr. Shankly"
Elvis Costello "Accidents Will Happen"
Gang Of Four "Damaged Goods"
Buzzcocks "Orgasm Addict"
Afghan Whigs "Debonair"
Sonic Youth "100%"
Nirvana "Sappy"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Ride "Drive Blind"
Nick Cave "Do You Love Me"
Mazzy Star "Halah"
Galaxie 500 "Strange"

Published May 24th, 2015 @ 11:51 PM

2015/05/23


As previously reported, Robert Smith's cover of "There's A Girl In The Corner" (originally done by Twilight Sad) will be released as a limited edition 7" single on June 15th. The double A-side single also features the Twilight Sad's latest song "It Never Was The Same." The 7" single will be released on limited edition colored vinyl and as a digital download.  Pre-order here and stream both songs in full below:

A: Twilight Sad "It Never Was The Same"
AA: Robert Smith "There's A Girl In The Corner"





Published May 23rd, 2015 @ 3:55 PM
Darius Minwalla, drummer of the Posies has died. The band confirmed the news on their website with the following statement:

"We cannot put off this announcement, as much as we wish to: our dear friend and drummer for the last 14 years, Darius Minwalla, died yesterday. Causes yet unknown. He was at home. He was loved very much by many people; we’re still struggling to cope with the loss. I was dealing with it yesterday, hoping the news was some kind of cruel prank, but alas, no. We love you, buddy."

Minwalla died on Wednesday, May 20th. He was 39 years old. 

Published May 23rd, 2015 @ 3:55 PM