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Wax Trax! is back in business and is set to release a 12" single from the Chris Connelly/Jason Novak project Cocksure in mid-June.  The single "TKO Mindfuck" features guest vocals from Richard 23 (Front 242), and perhaps even another "special friend."  The three track single will be released on vinyl and as a digital download, plus a limited edition colored vinyl version will also be available to pre-order exclusively from the Wax Trax! store in May. According to Wax Trax! website:

"Cocksure have managed to create a wonderful world smeared with dirt, piss, and the loving caress from an old “special friend”. These guys have successfully returned to the dark place that got us all addicted in the first place. If you have ever been a fan of these fine fellows, Cocksure won’t disappoint."

The label also announced that fans can expect more limited edition releases from new and established artists within the Wax Trax! family in the future, plus progress is being made on the long awaited Wax Trax! documentary which is "getting close to the end of our filming, then it's into the editing room."   

For more on Wax Trax! read the full update here.

Meanwhile, speaking of Richard 23, Front 242 is headlining the September 27th date of this year's Coldwaves festival at the Metro in Chicago. Cocksure, Youth Code, and Caustic also play the September 27th date, while Fear Factory, Die Krupps, and Acumen Nation are among the acts playing September 26th. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, April 18th at 1pm ET/12pm CT. For more info, visit the official Coldwaves site.

Published on April 16th, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Afghan Whigs returned this week, Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years.  As part of the promotional activities for the record, the band stopped by Seattle's KEXP studios yesterday for a live session and interview with host Cheryl Waters.  Check out the four song set and interview below.

Don't miss Afghan Whigs live on the road when they come to your city. More dates are expected to be announced shortly.

04/17 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
04/18 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
05/15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
05/16 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/17 -- Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
10/04 -- New York @ The Beacon

Published on April 16th, 2014 @ 8:57 PM


Veruca Salt announced dates for a North American tour today. Dates are posted below. Veruca Salt return with a limited-edition 10" single for Record Store Day (April 19th) featuring two new songs plus a newly recorded version of their classic "Seether."

06/22 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/23 - Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
06/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
07/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
07/11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Festival
07/12 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/21 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/24 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/26 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Published April 15th, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Echo & the Bunnymen return with the new album Meteorites on June 3rd. So far three tracks from the album are available to stream: "Market Town" premiered a few weeks ago, yesterday they premiered "Holy Moses," and today they unleashed the album's first official single, "Lovers On The Run."  Stream all three tracks below.

Meteorites is available to pre-order now -- Pledge Music is offering the album as a standard CD, CD/DVD (with bonus demos and 'making-of' DVD), or vinyl.  Fans can also opt to pre-order the standard cd and digital album download through Amazon.

Echo & the Bunnymen announced a North American summer tour which includes a stop at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit on August 11th.  Dates for the full tour are posted below via Exclaim.

08/01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theater
08/02 -- San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
08/04 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
08/05 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
08/06 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
08/09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
08/10 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
08/11 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
08/12 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
08/14 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
08/16 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/17 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
08/18 -- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
08/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published April 15th, 2014 @ 5:32 PM


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.

A concert calendar for interesting Detroit area shows is posted here.

8 am hour:

Verve "History"
Pretenders "Don't Get Me Wrong"
Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Pluto "When She Was Happy"
Belly "Feed The Tree"
Sloan "Everything You've Done Wrong"
Peter Gabriel "Red Rain"
Tears For Fears "Mothers Talk"
Joe Jackson "Is She Really Going Out With Him"
Stone Roses "She Bangs The Drums"
Beck "Sexxlaws"
Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
Replacements "Kiss Me On The Bus"

9 am hour:

Bananarama "Shy Boy"
Adam Ant "Strip"
Cure "Just Like Heaven"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "This Wheel's On Fire"
Smashing Pumpkins "Ava Adore"
Folk Implosion "Natural One"
Ocean Blue "Between Something & Nothing"
R.E.M. "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"
Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees"
Roxy Music "Avalon"
Jam "Town Called Malice"
James "Sometimes"

10 am hour:

Lou Reed "Satellite Of Love"
David Bowie "Ashes To Ashes"
Ian McCulloch "Proud To Fall"
Pearl Jam "Off He Goes"
Oasis "Live Forever"
Love & Rockets "So Alive"
Ramones "Pet Semetary"
Butthole Surfers "Pepper"
Afghan Whigs "Miles Iz Ded"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Love Rollercoaster"
L7 "Pretend We're Dead"
Michael Penn "No Myth"

11 am hour:

New Order "True Faith"
Whitetown "Your Woman"
Depeche Mode "A Question Of Lust"
Smiths "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
Pulp "Common People"
Yello "Oh Yeah"
Sparks "Angst In My Pants"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
For Squirrels "Mighty KC"
Nine Inch Nails "Something I Can Never Have"

Published on April 13th, 2014 @ 11:47

The The is reissuing its classic 1983 album Soul Mining as a deluxe edition boxset on June 30th in celebration of the album's 30th anniversary (close enough, it was originally released in October, 1983). The vinyl only boxset features the remastered original material as well as an extra 12" gatefold vinyl of alternate versions and remixes. The boxset comes with news poster with extensive notes about the album written by Matt Johnson, a master tape circular card insert, and a digital download code. Pre-order the boxset here and check out the trackling for the release below. 

As previously reported, The The is also reissuing a double A-side for "Giant" on April 19th for Record Store Day.


1. I’ve Been Waitin’ For Tomorrow (All Of My Life)
2. This Is The Day
3. The Sinking Feeling
4. Uncertain Smile
5. The Twilight Hour
6. Soul Mining
7. Giant


1. Uncertain Smile (New York 12” version)
2. Perfect (New York 12” version)
3. This Is The Day (12” version)
4. Fruit Of The Heart
5. Perfect (London 12” version)
6. I’ve Been Waitin’ For Tomorrow (All My Life) (12” mix)

Published on April 13th, 2014 @ 7:38 AM


Sadly the Replacements' set at Coachella wasn't part of yesterday's webstream (probably due to the band's request). But some fan-filmed video of "Alex Chilton" made it online and you can view that below along with the setlist.

Takin' a Ride
I'm in Trouble
Favorite Thing
Hangin Downtown
Color Me Impressed
Nowhere Is My Home
Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out
Achin' to Be
I'll Be You
Love You Till Friday
Left of the Dial
Alex Chilton


Can't Hardly Wait
Bastards of Young

Published on April 12th, 2014 @ 4:48 PM