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Fresh off the Libertines' comeback in 2015, leader Peter Doherty is set to release a new solo album. Doherty announced his second solo album is titled Hamburg Demonstrations and will be released on December 2nd. Doherty reveals he had always wanted to record in Hamburg, so off he went:

"Peter who had always wanted to record in Hamburg, was referred to Clouds Hill and turned up on their doorstep unannounced the next day. He fell in love with the studio and based himself there for the next six months."

Doherty debuted the album's magnificent and addictive first single "I Don't Love Anyone (But You're Not Just Anyone)."  Hamburg Demonstrations also includes his previously issued track "The Whole World Is Our Playground." Stream both tracks below and pre-order Hamburg Demonstrations from Doherty's webstore.

Published September 27th, 2016

Melbourne's Flyying Colours formed in 2011 and released two brilliant EPs over the last few years. The band finally released their highly anticipated debut album Mindfullness last week and it's exceeded all expectations -- the album is a sonic beauty. If you're a fan of shoegaze/dreampop/psychedelia and haven't heard this fantastic band, remedy that immmediately! Bliss out with a few songs from Mindfullness below and grab the album from iTunes, Amazon, or the Flyying Colours webstore.

Published September 27th, 2016

The Pretenders return with a new album, Alone, on October 21st. A few weeks back they debuted the first single "Holy Commotion," and today they've premiered the track's official video. The partially animated video includes Chrissie Hynde and Dan Auerbach, who produced and played on the record. Check it out below:

Pre-order Alone from iTunes, Amazon, or the band's webstore.

Stevie Nicks/The Pretenders North American tour

Oct 25 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
Oct 27 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 29 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct 30 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov 02 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov 04 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Nov 06 -- Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena
Nov 07 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Nov 10 -- Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov 12 -- Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Nov 14 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Nov 15 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Nov 19 -- Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Nov 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov 23 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov 25 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 -- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Dec 01 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec 03 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec 05 -- Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec 06 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Dec 09 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Center
Dec 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Dec 13 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 14 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Dec 18 -- Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

Published September 27th, 2016


Adam Ant remastered and reissued the classic 1980 album Kings of the Wild Frontier earlier this year and performed the album in full on tour in the U.K.  Now he's announced a North American Kings of the Wild Frontier tour. Adam Ant will hit the road in early 2017 and perform the iconic album in full along with other fan favorites. Dates for the tour are posted below and tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, September 30th.

Kings of the Wild Frontier North American tour

Jan 23 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Jan 24 -- Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theater
Jan 26 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick Theater
Jan 27 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Jan 31 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
Feb 02 -- Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Feb 03 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
Feb 04 -- Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Feb 07 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Feb 09 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
Feb 10 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 11 -- Tuscon, AZ @ The Rialto Theater
Feb 14 -- Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theater
Feb 15 -- San Antonio, TX @ The Empire Theater
Feb 18 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

Published September 26th, 2016

The Stone Roses continue to keep the reunion alive with a new batch of tour dates. In December they'll play a three night stand in Australia, and three live shows in Ireland and the U.K. will take place in June. No North American dates have been announced.

Though the Stone Roses have only given fans a taste of their "glorious" new material, a full length album has reportedly been recorded and will eventually see light of day. Two singles from the album "All For One" and "Beautiful Thing" were released ahead of the band's summer shows.

Stone Roses -- tour dates

Dec 12 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Dec 13 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Dec 14 -- Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
Jun 13 -- Belfast, IRL @ SSE Arena
Jun 17 -- London, ENG @ Wembley
Jun 24 -- Glasgow, SCT @ Hampden Park

Published September 26th, 2016

New Order premiered the official video for "People On The High Line" today. Enjoy the breakdancing and dual cassette beat boxes!

"People On The High Line" is off 2015's Music Complete. A remixed version, Complete Music, was released in the spring.

Published September 26th, 2016

Temples are set to return with the follow up to their impressive 2014 debut Sun Structures. Their full length album will be out in early 2017, but they've shared the incredible first taste of the album today. Stream the stellar and groovy new song "Certainty" below.

Temples will be heading to North America in support of "Certainty" next month -- go see this amazing live band if they're coming to your town!

Temples -- North American tour

Oct 14 -- Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
Oct 15 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Hall
Oct 17 -- Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Oct 18 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe
Oct 21 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 22 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 23 -- Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Bar
Oct 24 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 26 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 27 -- Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Oct 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Oct 29 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

Published September 26th, 2016


The Mission UK return with a new album Another Fall From Grace on September 30th. The record was produced by Wayne Hussey and features guest vocals from Martin Gore, Gary Numan, and Ville Valo among others. According to Hussey, the record is similar to his classic work and has a dark 1985 vibe:

"For me, this new Mission album is the long lost missing link between the Sisters Of Mercy’s First & Last & Always and The Mission’s God’s Own Medicine, both albums of course that I was heavily involved in making. I set out this time with the intention of making an album that sounds like 1985."

He also reveals the torment and turmoil he went through while creating the record:

"This is a dark album although I didn’t set out with that intention, it’s just the way things unfolded. I know I did go a little crazy and even a little paranoid during the recording of this album, certainly my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being all suffered during the course of it...So much of this was done in isolation – from the world, from my family, from my friends, and even from my band mates. I can’t say it’s an album I enjoyed making but it is an album I needed to make."

Another Fall From Grace will be released on CD, 180 gm vinyl, and digital download. A limited edition deluxe double CD & DVD is also available while supplies last. Check out the options and pre-order here.

Stream Another Fall From Grace in full ahead of its release right now on Soundcloud.  Two singles from the album are also available to stream below.

For more on The Mission visit the band's official website and Facebook.

Published September 25th, 2016

Morrissey's world tour is in full swing and the legend is in fine form.  Want video proof?  Last night he performed in Brooklyn and during the encore he paid homage to New York's finest -- The Ramones. Watch Mozzer rip out a cover of "Judy Is A Punk" in the excellent fan filmed video below.

"Judy Is A Punk" is one of Morrissey's favorite Ramones songs -- it was featured on 2014's limited edition Record Store Day release Morrissey Curates The Ramones.

Morrissey's tour heads overseas next, but he'll return for several more U.S. dates in November

Sep 28 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Sep 29 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Oct 01 -- Yokohama, Japan @ Bay Hall
Oct 02 -- Osaka, Japan @ IMP Hall
Oct 06 -- Hong Kong, China @ MacPherson Stadium
Oct 12 -- Jakarta, Indonesia @ Senayan Golf Driving Range
Oct 15 -- Singapore City, Singapore @ Marina Barrage
Oct 18 -- Bangkok, Thailand @ Moonstar Studio
Oct 22 -- Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
Oct 26 -- Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct 28 -- Canberra, Australia @ Royal Theatre
Oct 29 -- Wollongong, Australia @ WIN Centre
Oct 31 -- Newcastle, Australia @ Civic Theatre
Nov 04 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 05 -- Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Nov 09 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 11 -- Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
Nov 12 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
Nov 14 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Nov 16 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
Nov 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
Nov 19 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 23 -- El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre

Published September 25th, 2016

8 am hour:

The Church "Destination"
Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The U.K."
The Jam "In The City"
The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
Joe Jackson "Be My Number Two"
Sneaker Pimps "6 Underground"
Depeche Mode "Walking In My Shoes"
Tori Amos "Caught A Lite Sneeze"
Daniel Lanois "Lotta Love To Give"
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians "Madonna Of The Wasps"
Pet Shop Boys "Go West"
The Cure "A Letter To Elise"

9 am hour:

David Bowie "Life On Mars?"
Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost In You"
The House Of Love "Marble"
Nirvana "Breed"
Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick"
Eric's Trip "My Room"
Sugarcubes "Coldsweat"
The The "Perfect"
Tears For Fears "Change"
B-52's "Legal Tender"
The Replacements "Merry Go Round"
Camper Van Beethoven "Take The Skinheads Bowling"
Wire "Three Girl Rhumba"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life"

10 am hour:

Salt "Bluster"
Afghan Whigs "Rebirth Of The Cool"
Butthole Surfers "Pepper"
Primal Scream "Higher Than The Sun"
Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro"
The Stooges "Search & Destroy"
Blondie "Call Me"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
Duran Duran "Planet Earth"
Temple Of The Dog "Say Hello 2 Heaven" (alternate mix)
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You"
Pixies "Where Is My Mind"

11 am hour:

Revolting Cocks "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Chemical Brothers "Let Forever Be"
Nine Inch Nails "We're In This Together"
R.E.M. "Crush With Eyeliner"
Veruca Salt "Number One Blind"
The Damned "Alone Again Or"
Ramones "Rock & Roll High School"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Head On"
Radiohead "Lucky"
Pulp "Common People"
Sparklehorse "Someday I Will Treat You Good"


Smart Studios, located in Madison, Wisconsin and established in 1983 by Butch Vig and Steve Marker, was a crucial recording destination (and home) for noisy independent bands in the 80's & 90's.  Legions of bands recorded there over the years -- Killdozer, Tad, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, L7, Archers of Loaf, Poster Children, Laughing Hyenas, Garbage, and SO many more. The studio and the bands that recorded there had a major impact on the music scene in the Midwest, as well as the alternative music scene in the U.S. in the '80s and '90s.

A feature length film about the legendary and influential studio directed by Wendy Schneider and executive produced by Butch Vig, tells the fascinating history of Smart Studios through archival footage and interviews with artists who recorded there including Shirley Manson, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Donita Sparks, Chris Walla and Dave Grohl.

The Smart Studios Story premiered at South By Southwest to rave reviews.  The documentary was later screened in just a handful of cities in the spring, but now a much larger screening tour has been announced for music fans nationwide which includes an October 7th screening at El Club in Detroit (info here).

View the screening itinerary for The Smart Studios Story below and for more info visit the film's website here.

Smart Studios screenings

Sep 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Oriental Theater
Oct 03 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Oct 04 -- Athens, OH @ TBA
Oct 05 -- Columbus, OH @ Gateway Film Center
Oct 06 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic/Brew & View
Oct 07 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Oct 17 -- Austin, TX @ The North Door
Oct 18 -- Houston, TX @ The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Houston
Oct 19 -- New Orleans, LA @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Oct 20 -- Hot Springs, AK @ Low Key Arts
Oct 22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Oct 23 -- Dallas, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Dallas
Oct 24 -- El Paso, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - El Paso
Nov 11 -- Boston, MA @ Brattle Theater
Nov 13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Nov 14 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov 15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ MOCCA
Nov 27 -- Madison, WI @ Sundance at Hilldale

Published September 24th, 2016