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Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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2012/09/30

Radiohead are back on the road for the next couple of months and will be playing cities in Europe, the U.K., and Australia.  Radiohead played two shows in Berlin this weekend.  During the September 29th show they performed a (short) cover of Bjork's song "Unravel" before launching into "Everything In Its Right Place." Watch fan filmed video of the performance below:

"Unravel"



Here's video of "Unravel" & "Everything In Its Right Place," however the audio is a bit more distorted



At Radiohead's second show in Berlin the band performed "True Love Waits" before ripping into "Everything In Its Right Place." Check out the performance along with some other footage from the September 30th show below:

"True Love Waits"/"Everything In Its Right Place"



"Ful Stop" (new song, debuted live earlier this year)



"Like Spinning Plates"



"Climbing Up The Walls"



"Supercollider"



"How To Disappear Completely"



"Pyramid Song"



"Reckoner"

The House Of Love are reissuing their 1988 self-titled album as a three disc set on November 26th. The reissue is a swoonworthy collection for House of Love fans - a ton of rare and previously unreleased material will be released, including demos, live tracks, and alternate versions.  According to a post on Facebook, the band is hoping to upload some of the unissued tracks soon, though no details regarding that has been posted yet. Take a look at the tracklisting to the House Of Love deluxe collection below and catch up with the band here.

Updated on October 1st: House Of Love posted the demo version of "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" on Facebook.  Stream it here.

Disc 1: The House Of Love

01. Christine
02. Hope
03. Road
04. Sulphur
05. Man To Child
06. Salome
07. Love In A Car
08. Happy
09. Fisherman's Tale
10. Touch Me
11. Shine On (Demo - Bonus 7”)
12. Christine (Demo - Bonus 7”)

Disc 2: Singles, B-Sides, Rarities

01. Shine On
02. Love
03. Flow
04. Real Animal
05. Plastic
06. Nothing To Me
07. The Hill
08. Loneliness Is A Gun
09. The Hedonist
10. Welt
11. Destroy The Heart
12. Blind
13. Mr. Jo
14. Destroy The Heart (Demo)
15. Shine On (F*ck Version)
16. I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do (Demo)
17. Love In A Car (Live - Previously Unissued)
18. Destroy The Heart (Live - Previously Unissued)
19. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live - Previously Unissued)

Disc 3: Previously Unissued Mixes

01. Shine On (Guy Chadwick Solo Demo)
02. Touch Me (Demo 1)
03. Real Animal (Demo)
04. Happy (Demo 1)
05. Hold On Me (16 Track Demo)
06. Christine (16 Track Demo)
07. Modern World (Demo)
08. Salome *
09. Man To Child *
10. Hope *
11. Love In A Car *
12. Touch Me *
13. Road *
14. Fisherman’s Tale *
15. Happy (Demo 2)
16. Sulphur *
17. Real Animal (16 Track Demo)
18. Little Girl (alias Mr Jo) *
19. Shine On (Band Demo)

* = alternative version

2012/09/29

It appears we're only weeks away from an official Depeche Mode 2013/2014 world tour announcement.  A few weeks ago a Russian fansite reported a press conference was planned for October 23rd in Paris, and today depechemode.de (German fansite) is reporting the same October 23rd date.  They are also reporting the German shows will be in open-air venues next summer, with tickets for those gigs scheduled to go on sale October 27th.  The info (with respect to the timing of the German shows) seems to corroborate the tour itinerary that made the rounds in July.  The itinerary was later dismissed by the band's manager Jonathan Kessler, though he stopped short of calling the itinerary bogus.

The German site has been a credible source for DM info in the past, so at the very least, I'd put my money on the press announcement coming October 23rd. Kessler has stated previously that the tour information would be revealed by late fall, and a few months ago he confirmed an April release date for the new Depeche Mode album.

In the meantime, yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of Music For The Masses, so why not enjoy the silence a couple of videos.  Two different videos were made for "Strangelove" and both are posted below:

"Strangelove" (original video directed by Anton Corbijn)



"Strangelove" (second video directed by Martyn Atkins)



2012/09/28

Midge Ure from Ultravox was hit with a pie during the band's concert September 27th in London. The pie thrower jumped onstage during the performance of "Contact," and a testament to Ure's amazing professionalism, after getting hit by the pie Ure just toweled off and continued playing without missing a beat.  Watch video of the performance below (altercation took place ~ 3:50) as well as a short video of just the incident (via ElectronicMagUK): 

"Contact"



Short clip of just the pie incident



The identity of alleged pie-thrower is known to the band according to this tweet Ure sent out after the incident (via Dumbing of America). 

Watch some other fan-filmed footage from the September 27th show below.  Ultravox are currently on the road playing shows in the U.K. for the next couple of weeks, then they'll head to major cities in Europe.

"Vienna"



"Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"

Charlatans leader Tim Burgess is preparing to release his solo album Oh No I Love You.  The album, which features lyrics written by Lambchop's Kurt Wagner, drops October 1st worldwide and will be available digitally October 2nd in North America.  Take a listen to a full stream of the album this week over at The Guardian.  Later today (12:30 pm ET/5:30 pm BST) Burgess will be holding an on-line listening party on Twitter and you can take part here.

Here's the video from the album's first single, "White"

Drowned In Sound published an interview with Andy Bell today.  If you're not familiar with Bell's career, he was in one of the best bands ever - Ride.  After their breakup, he formed Hurricane #1, went on to join Oasis in 1999, and is currently in the everybody-in-Oasis-except-Noel band Beady Eye.  The interview in Drowned In Sound is a GREAT read.  Bell discussed his all musical projects, but the interview centered around his days in Ride.  Some excerpts are posted below, but you really should click over to read the full, amazing interview.  Swoon.

On Nowhere:

"...Nowhere is still my proudest achievement, more because it was our debut and we'd finally made an album with our names on it. It's grown on me more in the years afterwards. I don't think any of us quite realised what we'd achieved until many years later."

On Ride's deliberate attempt to distance themselves from the shoegaze scene:

"We saw ourselves as being far superior to all those other bands. I think any band that's worth its salt genuinely believes they're the best band in the world, and we were no different. As much as Ride were four very withdrawn and quiet individuals as people, we had that confidence, that belief, in ourselves."

On Liam and Noel:

"Working with the Gallaghers was brilliant. They're both very different yet in some ways quite similar, and also very appreciative for what I was bringing to their band"

On Ride ever playing again:

"Well, never say never. We're good friends now. We get together once a year and just have a few pints and whatever. We're all pretty busy with what we're doing, but personally, it would be a shame if we never got to play those songs one more time."

Do yourself a favor and read the interview here.  If you're not familiar with Ride, seriously, go listen to some of their music.  As much as I think you should buy it, I'll go ahead and post a link so you can stream Nowhere in full.  At least go listen to "Vapour Trail" or the epic "Leave Them All Behind" and while you're at it, swoon to "Chrome Waves."   Anniversary editions of Nowhere and Going Blank Again are both available and are highly recommended.

"Unfamiliar"

2012/09/27

Soundgarden officially premiered the first single from their forthcoming album King Animal today. "Been Away Too Long" will be available shortly on iTunes and is streaming below. King Animal drops November 13th.



Tracklisting for King Animal

01 Been Away Too Long
02 Non-State Actor
03 By Crooked Steps
04 A Thousand Days Before
05 Blood On The Valley Floor
06 Bones Of Birds
07 Taree
08 Attrition
09 Black Saturday
10 Halfway There
11 Worse Dreams
12 Eyelid’s Mouth
13 Rowing

Morrissey was recently interviewed by the Australian paper Courier Mail.  Like most of Moz's recent interviews, it was conducted via email.  Morrissey explained to the paper that he does that now (post-NME libel drama) so his words can not be taken out of context:

"I had to pay legal fees of over $150,000 in order to get the NME to apologise. That incident just about turned me off for life, as you can imagine."

Morrissey also made a brief comment about Coachella's offer to the Smiths:

"Fascinatingly they made it clear that they would 'not require' the Smiths' bass player or drummer ... which I thought certainly said something."

Other topics of discussion: Morrissey still doesn't have a record deal, still hates the Royal Family (wasn't surprised about Prince Harry's Las Vegas incident because "he's always been an absolute idiot"), loves Russell Brand (but not his films), prefers Twitter over Facebook, and revealed his favorite recent-ish songs were "Lonely Day" by System of a Down and "Born That Way" by James Maker

Read the full interview here.

In more Morrissey news - don't miss him live on Jimmy Fallon October 3rd. 


Related news:  Morrissey comes to the aid of elderly lady in NYE



Peter Gabriel is on the road in North America playing his classic 1986 album So in its entirety on the Back to Front tour.  Take a look at some fan filmed video below shot during the September 21st show in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center. 

Gabriel is releasing a deluxe box set to commemorate the anniversary of So on October 22nd worldwide and October 23rd in North America. Check out the contents of the box here and pre-order it here or here.

"Red Rain"



"Big Time"



"Sledgehammer"



"In Your Eyes"



"Solsbury Hill"

Blondie have announced a live gig at the Google offices in New York City on October 10th.  The band will play songs and answer fan questions during the hour-long session, and fans who will be in the New York area and want to attend can win tickets to the event here.  The full event will stream live on You Tube on October 10th from 4 - 5 pm ET (October 10th is a Wednesday, so start making plans to sneak out of work early that day!)

"Hanging On The Telephone"

2012/09/26

Soundgarden officially drops new song "Been Away Too Long" on iTunes tomorrow!  The track is the first single from their new album King Animal which drops on November 13th.  

Update: A full version of the song was streaming here but has now been pulled

Update: Stereogum found a different stream which can be accessed here.

On Monday, Strand Bookstore in New York City sent out this tweet:




At first, it seemed kind of a far-fetched story, but apparently it was true! Queerty reports that Morrissey was in the store minding his own business looking at photography books when suddenly an elderly lady collapsed nearby. Queerty's source reports Moz rushed over to her, but it turned out she was fine:

"He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help. She declined and collected her things and moved on...He seemed very shaken up and flustered by the incident and left the store soon afterwards without buying anything."

Read the full report in Queerty.

Morrissey is hanging out in NYC sharpening his Superman skills preparing for his North American tour. The tour kicks off October 5th in Boston and will be hitting various stops across the country. Tickets for most of the shows (including the October 26th stop at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint) are available here.

Moz won't trip you up or laugh when you fall...



2012/09/25

Ian McCulloch played a couple of acoustic show over the weekend. Watch fan shot video from the shows below:

"I'm Waiting For My Man" (Velvet Underground cover)



"Rescue"



"Stars Are Stars" (with Ian Broudie)



"Do It Clean" (minute-long clip of the performance)



Julian Cope is on the road playing a handful of shows in the U.K. Watch footage from his September 21st show in Leeds. Cope's banter with the crowd is awesome - be sure to watch the first video below where Cope admonished people in the crowd for talking: "hey, if you want to talk, fucking talk somewhere else..." Go Julian!

"Cromwell In Ireland"



"The Great Dominions"



"The Greatest Imperfection Is Love"




"Soul Desert"



"Raving On The Moor"



"Outta My Mind On Dope & Speed"





2012/09/24

Gary Numan appeared on BBC Radio 6 over the weekend for an almost 20 minute interview. Numan talked about recording new music, moving to Los Angeles (he recently obtained a green card), how he got into music and synthesizers, and being considered a musical influence. 

Take a listen to a short clip of Numan discussing synthesizers with host Liz Kershaw below:



The full interview with Gary Numan is available to stream as part of the show's two hour broadcast archive (the interview begins ~ 1:05:00 and runs until ~ 1:23:00.) The show archive also features music from R.E.M., New Order, O.M.D., Ultravox, Kraftwerk, Japan, Blancmange, Tim Burgess, the White Stripes and more.  The archive is posted here.
The Psychedelic Furs kicked off their North American tour in Houston on September 21st and are heading across the country with the Chevins and Lemonheads in tow (the Chevins open October 2nd through October 6th and the Lemonheads take over as tour support starting October 12th.) The full itinerary/tour info is posted here and includes a Detroit area stop at the Royal Oak Music Theater on October 17th.

Watch fan filmed video of "The Ghost In You" shot at the tour opener at the House of Blues in Houston:

"The Ghost In You" (9/21, Houston)



Now trip WAY back in time and enjoy the Psychedelic Furs' full performance filmed November 4th, 1981 at Rockpalast in Berlin.  The set list is posted below.



01. Into You Like a Train
02. President Gas
03. Mr. Jones
04. Fire Engine
05. Dumb Waiters
06. Pretty in Pink
07. It Goes On
08. Imitation of Christ
09. Forever Now
10. So Run Down
11. Pulse
12. India
13. Fall
14. We Love You

2012/09/22

Paul Westerberg has debuted a new piano ballad "My Road Now." Stream the song below and grab a free download here.



Meanwhile the Replacements' documentary Color Me Obsessed lands on DVD later this fall. The film enjoyed a limited run in theaters last year, but the production company has wisely decided to bring it to a wider audience. The double disc DVD includes six hours of extras from the film and drops November 20th. Visit the official Color Me Obsessed site to check out interview clips with director Gorman Bechard, film teasers, artwork, and more. The trailer is posted below:

2012/09/21

A scan of a letter Morrissey (aka Steve Morrissey) wrote the Melody Maker in 1976 titled 'Ramones are rubbish' has been unearthed by the WFMU blog and is up for sale on Ebay.  Morrissey called the Ramones a "bumptious band of degenerate no-talents," and wished they would just go away, or at least be forgotten.  Take a look at a scan of the letter here (the very bottom of the letter reads "LP winner" in bold, so it appears Morrissey won an LP from the magazine for his entry.  Oooh, I just wonder what album he won, don't you?) The text is transcribed below:

The Ramones are the latest bumptious band of degenerate no-talents whose most notable achievement to date is their ability to advance beyond the boundaries of New York City, and purely on the strength of a spate of convincing literature projecting the Ramones as God's gift to rock music.

They have been greeted with instant adulation by an army of duped fans.  Musically, they do not deal in subtlety or variation of any kind, their rule is to be as incompetent as possible.

For a band believed to project the youth of America, New York suburban life, anti-conformism, sex and struggle, or whatever, they fail miserably.  And in the sober light of day their imperfections have a field day.

The Ramones make the Stooges sound like concertmasters, and I feel that the only place for their notoriously discordant music is the sweaty downtown Manhattan dives to which they are no doubt accustomed. 

The New York Dolls and Patti Smith have proved that there is some life pumping away in the swamps and gutters of New York, and they are the only acts which originated from the N.Y. club scene worthy of any praise.  The Ramones have absolutely nothing to add that is of relevance or importance and should be rightly filed or forgotten.  

--Steve Morrissey 
Kings Road 
Stretford, Manchester
It's Liam Gallagher's 40th birthday today, so be sure to raise a glass in his honor and enjoy some video below.

Begin with a collection of interview footage of Liam edited together by a fan, who has titled the video Liam's Gallagher's Best & Funniest Moments



Classic performance of "Whatever" - Oasis begins to perform the song, then Liam gets crankypants, argues with Noel, then decides to sit the song out, leaving the fans and Noel to continue without him.



Liam doing what he does best - rocking out as leader of Oasis!  Here's a full gig filmed April 17th, 1995



2012/09/20

Updated info posted below:

Peter Hook and his band The Light have been performing Joy Division albums in full on the road over the last couple of years. Hook is now upping the ante (and stirring the New Order cauldron) with this announcement on Twitter earlier today:




Hoo boy! What's Bernard Sumner and the gang going to say about this? Stay tuned for the drama, because you KNOW there will be drama!


Update:  Peter Hook has announced details for two shows where he'll play Movement + Power, Corruption & Lies in full.  Tickets for both shows will go on sale September 25th:

January 17th @ Koko in London
January 18th @ Manchester Cathedral in Manchester


Meanwhile, Peter Hook is preparing to release his Joy Division memoir Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division in the U.K. on September 27th.  The book will be released in North America later this year - Amazon has a December 1st listing for the paperback and January 29th listing for the hardcover edition.
Earlier this year Finland's Paperfangs released a digital EP AAVVAV.  They have followed up that release with a pretty cool cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday."  Check out their cover below and download it here:



Paperfangs have also put together a mixtape for Loiva which can be streamed in its entirety below:



Mixtape tracklisting:

01. Michael Gordon "Pillow Talk"
02. The Field Mice "You're Kidding Aren't You"
03. Selebrities "Surrounded By You"
04. St. Christopher "My Fortune"
05. Eric & Magill "Should We All Wake Up" (Paperfangs remix)
06. Bishop Morocco "Last Year's Disco Guitars"
07. Blur "Tracy Jacks"
08. Slowdance "Airports"
09. Saharan Gazelle Boy "Something I Wanna Know About You"
10. Paperfangs  "Everyday"

Catch up with Paperfangs on Twitter, Facebook, and Bandcamp


Afghan Whigs performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.  Take a look at their performance below:

"My Enemy"




The Afghan Whigs are still offering up their cover of "Lovecrimes" as a free download here. Watch a live performance captured earlier this year at Primavera in San Miguel



Afghan Whigs play ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival this weekend (Greg Dulli curated Saturday's lineup) in New York City, then head out on their North American tour. Many of the dates, including the Detroit stop October 24th at St. Andrew's Hall, are sold out already, so grab tickets now if they're still available in your town.

2012/09/19

Wendy James, ex-vocalist for Transvision Vamp, has recorded a double single with the Stooges' James Williamson and the Bad Seeds' Jim Sclavunos.  The A-side is a cover of "You're So Great" (originally by Sonic's Rendezvous Band) and is backed with a cover of Bob Dylan's "It's Alright Ma." The songs are a taste of what's to come from James' new solo album, which is currently in the works.

James decided to cover Sonic's Rendezvous Band because she's been a big fan of the Stooges and Fred 'Sonic' Smith for years:

"I got my chops singing hard and fast pop songs with Transvision Vamp, and when I heard "You're So Great," it viscerally hit me that Fred 'Sonic' Smith had written the complete essence of what I was good at. I stored the song in the back of my mind, and waited for the right moment to record it. When I met James Williamson the dots connected and we decided instantly to go and do this together... he represents Detroit and Ann Arbor, no-one captures the guitar sound of Michigan like James Williamson does. It's obvious. It was just a question of who was going to shout '1,2,3,4.....'"

A release date for the double single will be announced shortly. In the meantime, both songs are available to stream - "You're So Great" is posted here and "It's Alright Ma" is streaming here.

The original version of "You're So Great" by Sonic's Rendezvous Band is posted below:

Happy Birthday to Jarvis Cocker - he turns 49 today!  What a great occasion to revisit the BBC's documentary on the making of Pulp's classic song, "Common People."  Watch the full documentary below:

The Story of Common People Part 1



The Story of Common People Part 2



The Story of Common People Part 3



The Story of Common People Part 4



The Story of Common People Part 5



The Story of Common People Part 6


2012/09/18

AV Club recently posted a feature article titled "Where to start with the enigmatic music known as shoegaze." The article attempts to offer up some choice albums to start with if you are somehow unfamiliar with the genre and are interested in delving in - classic albums from Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Lush, Swervedriver, Slowdive, and Chapterhouse are all mentioned and discussed briefly.

Fans who are well aware of shoegaze and its awesomeness still have a great reason to click on over to the article - the comments section. Though there TONS of comments, it's well worth taking the time to scroll through them - many great albums are mentioned, plus there are some other entertaining topics discussed, including what shouldn't be classified as shoegaze.

Other great resources for shoegaze music include Dean Bromley's daily shoegaze/dreampop newspaper and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow the Shoegaze Collective for tons of links to old and new shoegaze artists from around the world.

Ride "Leave Them All Behind"



2012/09/17

Some footage of Iggy & The Stooges filmed at a 1981 gig in Ann Arbor has surfaced on You Tube.  Take a look at the vintage video below:



01. I'm Bored
02. Rock & Roll Party
03. Search & Destroy
04. Funtime

Here's a short video compilation of Iggy Pop interviews taken from three different television appearances in Toronto.  The interviews are from 1980, 1986, and 1988.



Meanwhile, ahead of last weekend's gig at Chicago's Riot Fest, bassist Mike Watt confirmed with Rolling Stone that new Stooges material is in the works:

"I'll tell you this: James Williamson a few months ago had me put bass on nine songs that he gave to Ig [Iggy Pop] and Ig is writing up words...so I just know there are new tunes and in fact in November he wants me to do some more. I don't know about some album or whatever or what the plan is with that stuff, but very interesting."

Read the full interview with Mike Watt over at Rolling Stone.


Soundgarden have officially announced details regarding the release of their first new album in 16 years.  King Animal drops on November 13th and is available to pre-order now.  The band will premiere the album's first single, "Been Away Too Long" within the next few days.  Take a look at the official trailer for King Animal below (the cover art is posted above and tracklisting is posted below.)




01. Been Away Too Long
02. Non-State Actor
03. By Crooked Steps
04. A Thousand Days Before
05. Blood On The Valley Floor
06. Bones of Birds
07. Taree
08. Attrition
09. Black Saturday
10. Halfway There
11. Worse Dreams
12. Eyelid’s Mouth
13. Rowing
New Order headlined Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales, on Sunday and BBC Radio 6 broadcast the band's full set live as well as a pre-show interview with Bernard Sumner.  The archive of the the New Order concert is available to stream here (forward in ~ 37 minutes.)  An excerpt from the interview with Bernard Sumner is posted below and the full interview is also available to stream here (forward in ~ 21 minutes.)




FYI: the BBC archives will be active for only a week, so if you're interested in listening to the concert, don't wait too long!

2012/09/16

New Order headline Festival No 6 in Portmeirion, Wales tonight. BBC Radio 6 will air a pre-show interview, stream New Order's set live, then air a post-show special with some Joy Division archive tracks from 1979. The festivities start at 9pm BST/4pm ET today right here.

While you're waiting for the stream, take a look at pro-shot video from New Order's Bestival set last weekend.


"The Perfect Kiss" (Bestival, September 8th)



Watch more of New Order's Bestival 2012 set here.

2012/09/13

Today Billy Corgan launched his new business venture - Madame Zuzu's - a Chinoise tea shop located in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.  Corgan hung out all day for the grand opening festivities - besides offering up free tea, Corgan and friends played a couple of acoustic sets.  Watch some video from the grand opening and catch up with Madame Zuzu's here.

"Today"



"Muzzle"



"The Celestials"



"Lily"



"By Starlight"



"With Every Light"



"Jupiter's Lament"


Watch an interview with New Order recorded prior to their headline set at Bestival 2012 on September 8th below.



Pro-shot video of New Order's set at Bestival is posted here.  The band's next gig  gig is this weekend at Portmeirion's Festival Number 6.

Related posts:

Watch: Pro-shot video of New Order at Bestival 2012
Peter Hook schools Hobey Echlin on bass
Noel Gallagher played the Roundhouse in London last night as part of the iTunes Festival.  Some video from the show is posted below.  By the way, Noel's first comment to the crowd was "I like your shirt" pointing to a fan in the crowd rocking an Inspiral Carpets shirt.  Ah, the good old days.

"Don't Look Back In Anger"



"Dream On"



"Whatever"



"Supersonic"



"(It's Good) To Be Free"



2012/09/12

Music fans in the Detroit area probably know who Hobey Echlin is - back in the 1990's Echlin played bass in the brilliant shoegazey band Majesty Crush (listen to Majesty Crush here and purchase here).  After disbanding, the members of Majesty Crush went their separate ways and Echlin moved out west to focus on a career in journalism.  Which brings us to this awesome video...

Earlier today Echlin dug into his interview archives and uploaded partial video of his 2001 visit with New Order in Manchester.  For the interview, Echlin drove out to drummer Stephen Morris' countryside home and met up with New Order.  Though the actual interview video hasn't been posted (Echlin promises he'll upload clips of the interview soon), he did post some awesome footage of himself playing "Love Will Tear Us Apart" on Peter Hook's bass, IN FRONT OF PETER HOOK HIMSELF.  Hilarity ensues when Hooky tells him he's doing it wrong, then takes the bass and schools him.  Watch the awesomeness unfold below:




Last month Madness released a free mp3 of their new song, "Death Of A Rude Boy" and now details have emerged (via Gigwise) about their full length album.  The new album is titled Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja Ja, Da Da and will be released on October 29th.  The album's first single, "My Girl 2" arrives a week prior to the album release. 

Madness recently announced a September 27th gig as part of the month-long iTunes Festival in London.  The show will be webcast live worldwide via iTunes and the iTunes Festival app.  Madness have several other shows planned for Europe and the U.K. later this fall.  The full tour itinerary is posted here.

"House Of Fun"



My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult kick off their Back From The Beyond tour tonight in San Francisco and the show will be webcast live.  Interestingly enough, the webcast kicks off with pre-show activities

"...check out the load in and set up at 5 PM; doors and music starts at 7 PM with Left Spine Down and TKK on between 8 and 12."

Note the above times are listed in PT - the load in/set up takes place at 8pm ET, and the music begins at 10 pm ET.  Access the live stream here.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult recently added a Detroit area stop to their tour itinerary.  Don't miss TKK at the Token Lounge in Westland on October 28th. Tickets for the Token Lounge show are 15 dollars at the door.  Info posted here.

"Sex On Wheelz"

2012/09/11

Update: the release has been delayed a bit longer and is now expected out by September 23rd.

On September 10th, 2009, Nine Inch Nails played their final show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.  Since that time, a NIN fansite has been working very hard (reportedly with Trent Reznor's approval) on editing HD footage from the concert for an eventual release on DVD and Blu-Ray.  According to the site, Nine Inch Nails: After All Is Said & Done is now finished and will be released by the week's end.  The 37 song concert clocks in at 3.5 hours and will be available to view in 1080p as a free download; fans who pre-ordered the DVD and/or Blu-Ray will enjoy special features, bonus content, and 5.1 surround mix.  Those who missed out on the opportunity to order the DVD/Blu-Ray previously will have a limited chance to order the release shortly (details TBA.)  Find out more about After All Is Said & Done here.


For now, take a look at some video from the release below, including the newly posted performance of "Burn."

AAISAD trailer



"Burn"



"Somewhat Damaged"



"The Frail/The Wretched"

Toy's debut album Toy was released yesterday worldwide and came out today in North America as a digital download on iTunes and Amazon.  The album will be released on cd September 25th.  The full album is still streaming here, by the way.

Last night Toy played an album release show at Rough Trade.  Watch a song from their set below.

"Motoring"


2012/09/10

Adam Ant played a couple of shows in the U.K. last week.  On September 6th he played Croydon's Fairfield Hills, and September 7th he played a set at Bestival.  Take a look at a pre-show Bestival interview with Adam Ant and some pro-shot video from the Bestival gig below.  Additionally, a ton of fan-filmed footage from the Croydon gig is posted below.  Don't miss Adam Ant on his North American tour (includes a Detroit area stop October 11th at the Crofoot.)

Adam Ant interview at Bestival



"Prince Charming" (live at Bestival)



"Stand & Deliver" (live at Bestival)



"Zerox" (live at Bestival)



Fan filmed footage of Adam Ant from his September 6th gig at Croydon's Fairfield Halls

"Goody Two Shoes"



"Antmusic"



"Desperate, But Not Serious"



"Strip"



"Dog Eat Dog"



"Wonderful"



"Room At The Top"



"Kings Of The Wild Frontier"



"Stand & Deliver"