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2012/05/31

Good news for Placebo fans - new material is on the way!  In a posting on their official website, Placebo revealed they're "in a good creative place these days and ideas are flowing." The band is expected to release something new before the end of the year, with a full new album to be released around this time next year.   

Placebo also announced they've partnered with Mercedes-Benz for a series of live intimate gigs to coincide with the launch of the new A class car.  The band will play five FREE live intimate shows (in Paris, Rome, Zurich, Hamburg, and Madrid) and tickets will be distributed to fans through online contesting.  

Read the full update from Placebo here.

"Bruise Pristine"



"Bigmouth Strikes Again" (Smiths' cover)

The Black Keys have released a...let's just say...very interesting video for "Gold On The Ceiling."  The video was directed by Harmony Korine, who was the brains behind the 1995 film Kids.  Watch the befuddling video below:



Wowzers!  What was that??? 

The Black Keys are performing "Gold On The Ceiling" this Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards and will be heading back on the road for another round of touring in July. 
Metronomy recently recorded a live session at the Atlantic Records Studio in New York City.  The band performed "Everything Goes My Way," "The Bay," "The Look," and "She Wants," plus discussed the tracks in short interview segments. Watch the entire session (the four live tracks plus interview) here.  

Metronomy's critically acclaimed album The English Riviera was released last year.

"Everything Goes My Way"



Ash are gearing up to celebrate their 20th birthday and they've announced a couple of special things to coincide with their Big Day.  The band will release a new limited edition EP on 12'' vinyl and as a digital download on their birthday, June 16th.  Ash will announce full details regarding the release next week.  

Ash have also announced a birthday gig in Belfast at the Belfast Oh Yeah Music Center (venue was named after them!) on June 15th, and tickets for the show go on sale tomorrow.  Ash has previously announced other U.K. dates and some festival appearances.  Check out their full tour itinerary here.

"Jack Names The Planets" (live in Stockholm, 2007)



"Girl From Mars"






The Primavera Sound Festival kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain.  The three day festival features sets from The Cure, Afghan Whigs, Mazzy Star, The Chameleons, Archers of Loaf, Spiritualized, and more.  There WILL be a live webcast that kicks off later today, and many of the sets will be webcast on the official YouTube channel here.  According to the channel, the webcast kicks off around 11 am Eastern Time (4 pm GMT), but the Primavera website lists the webcast kicking off at noon ET/5pm GMT.

Click here to view the current schedule of set times and keep in mind that the schedule may get changed.  Because the linked webpage lists the set times as GMT + 1, NOT in ET, I converted the set times to Eastern Time below:

May 31:

1:30 pm: Archers Of Loaf
2:40 pm: Afghan Whigs
3:50 pm: Mazzy Star
5:00 pm: Wilco
7:30 pm: Refused
9:15 pm: Spiritualized

June 1:

12:50pm: Chameleons
1:50 pm:  Rufus Wainwright
3:00 pm:  Afrocubism
4:10 pm: The Cure
6:50 pm: The Drums
8:00 pm: The Rapture
9:00 pm: Death In Vegas

June 2:

12:10pm: Sharon Van Etten
1:00 pm: Veronica Falls
5:00 pm: Saint Etienne
7:30 pm: Wild Beasts
9:10 pm: Neon Indian

2012/05/30

Last year Coldplay performed for students at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K.  The concert below, Coldplay Live at the UAE - A Film For Oxfam, documents the band's intimate performance, which features mostly student filmed footage of the band along with some interview clips.  The film's director/producer, Robert Smith, uploaded the concert to raise awareness for Coldplay's summer's Oxfam funding campaign (donate here and find out more about the campaign here).   



Coldplay are set to kick off their U.K. tour on Friday and will be back in North America later in the summer. The tour includes a Detroit area stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills on August 1st.
Blue Stahli has remixed the classic Beastie Boys track "Sabotage" and is offering it up as a free download.  A collection of other tracks from Blue Stahli are available to download for free here.  To catch up with Blue Stahli, head over to Facebook or Twitter.



Martin Atkins is about to release another book about the music industry called Band:Smart, and has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.  Atkins has lined up over 100 music industry insiders and offers up plenty of advice on what (and what not) to do to succeed in the biz.  Find out more about Band:Smart on Kickstarter here.  

Atkins has written two other books on the music industry - Welcome To The Music Business...you're FUCKED! (grab a free download here) and Tour:Smart.  For those unfamiliar with Atkins, he was previously in Public Image Limited, Killing Joke, and Ministry (as well as other WaxTrax/Ministry related side projects) so it's fair to say he knows quite a bit about the music biz!

Atkins is throwing a free party on Monday, June 4th at the Double Door in Chicago to celebrate Band:Smart.  All donations from the party (there's an Invisible Records auction and Bleeding Heart Bakery will be selling goodies) will go to help fund the book.  Details on the June 4th event are available here.

Watch the trailer for Band:Smart below, donate to the Kickstarter campaign here, and catch up with Atkins here.



Killing Joke "Money Is Not Our God"

The English Beat are re-releasing their entire catalog with extra material this summer in the U.K. and in North America.  The band's three classic albums I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen, and Special Beat Service will each be re-released as 2 CD/1DVD sets in the U.K. on June 25th.  Each deluxe version comes along with bonus material such as 12'' mixes, live radio sessions, music videos, live performances and more. Click the links to view tracklistings and pre-order through Amazon UK: I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen, Special Beat Service.

Meanwhile, fans in the U.S. can look forward to the band's five disc collection The Complete Beat (pictured above), which features all three studio albums, non-album bonus tracks, and two full cds with 12'' mixes, live tracks, and more (pretty much everything on the UK deluxe releases except for the DVD portion).  U.S. fans who would rather just own the band's biggest hits without all the extra material can opt for the single disc greatest hits collection, Keep The BeatThe Complete Beat and Keep The Beat will be released on July 10th.  Click the links to pre-order through Amazon: The Complete Beat, Keep The Beat.

Fans interested in The Complete Beat can also order the collection through Shout Factory and receive a signed booklet and The English Beat: Live at the US Festival '82 & '83 on CD/DVD while supplies last. 

Don't miss The English Beat on the road this summer.  The tour includes a Detroit-area date June 22nd at Soundboard/Motor City Casino.

"Mirror In The Bathroom"

Metric launched a scavenger hunt on their official website yesterday to unlock the full stream of their new album, Synthetica.  Start here to play the game and unlock the stream.  Synthetica drops on June 12th and you can pre-order the album here.

Don't miss Metric on their upcoming tour.  The Detroit date is September 8th at the Fillmore Detroit.
Watch the premiere of "Bloody Mary" by Silversun Pickups.  The band's new album Neck Of The Woods is out now




Silversun Pickups are playing the Ed Sullivan Theater on Monday, June 4th for a Live On Letterman webcast. The concert will air live at 8pm on Monday, then will be available for on demand viewing. You'll also be able to see the band perform on Letterman (the late night show) Monday evening.  Watch a trailer for Silversun Pickups Live On Letterman webcast below:

2012/05/29

Crocodiles return with their new album Endless Flowers on June 5th. Take a listen to a full stream of the album on Rolling Stone. Don't miss Crocodiles on their upcoming tour. The Detroit area show is June 24th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale.

"Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)"



The Machine Room have covered the classic Bronski Beat song, "Smalltown Boy."  Take a listen to the cover below.



If you haven't checked out The Machine Room's awesome four song ep, Love From A Distance, remedy that immediately and catch up with the band here.

"Your Head On The Floor Next Door"

The full new album from The Hives is streaming in full.  Lex Hives drops June 6th and you can listen to the album here.  If you prefer to not listen via Facebook, you can listen to the first four songs here, the next four song here, and the final four songs here.

Tracklisting:

01.  Come On
02.  Go Right Ahead
03.  1000 Answers
04.  I Want More
05.  Wait A Minute
06.  Patrolling Days
07.  Take Back The Toys
08.  Without The Money
09.  These Spectacles Reveal The Nostalgics
10.  My Time Is Coming
11.  If I Had A Cent
12.  Midnight Shifter

Pre-order Lex Hives from the band's official site.

"Go Right Ahead" (live on Jools Holland)



It's Noel Gallagher's birthday today. Watch some video of the Chief in action - like a fine wine, Noel has gotten even better with age!

The best version of "Don't Look Back In Anger" ever (fyi, if you click the red bubble, the graphics disappear):



"Wonderwall" and "Whatever" live, 2010



Live from Amsterdam, 2011



Collection of footage from the infamous Oasis MTV Unplugged episode (Liam too "sick" to perform)



Excellent Noel Gallagher interview, part I



Excellent Noel Gallagher interview, part II



Oasis, Live at Wembley, 2008



"Tomorrow Never Knows" (Noel, Gem, and Johnny Marr)



Jeff Buckley died on this day in 1997 in Memphis.  Watch the BBC documentary on Buckley, Everybody Here Wants You, as well as another film on the making of Buckley's classic album Grace below:

Everybody Here Wants You



The Making Of Grace



"Last Goodbye"

The Vaccines debuted their new song, "No Hope" today.  The single will be released on vinyl and as a digital single on July 8th. Take a listen to the single below:



The band have been performing "No Hope" at live gigs since last year. Watch a live performance recorded at the Brixton Academy in August, 2011:

2012/05/28

Soundgarden played their first European show in years last Friday at the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid. Watch some video from the band's set below. Soundgarden continues on the European Festival circuit tomorrow with a show in Paris. The band's full tour itinerary is posted here.

"Searching With My Good Eye Closed" (show opener)



"Rusty Cage"



"Spoonman"



According to a new interview with Brandon Flowers from The Killers, the working title of the band's fourth record is Battle Born (named after the band's recording studio.)  Flowers also confirmed that the new music is "definitely harder" compared to their previous album Day & Age, but added, "it's still eclectic. I've not thrown the keyboards away."

Read a scan of the interview (courtesy of fansite, the Killers Spain) or read the text here

"Moon River" + "Mr. Brightside" Hyde Park, 2011



More great video of The Cure has emerged from Saturday's show at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands, including an interview with Robert Smith.  Enjoy the video below and watch more video from the show here.

Interview with Robert Smith:



Live video - the follow videos are from the webcast & televised broadcast. It appears that some songs from the live set were edited out of the telecast, so I've posted video from both the webcast and broadcast below (note the tracklistings):

Friday I'm In Love/Doing The Unstuck/Trust/Want/Wrong Number/One Hundred Days/Disintegration/Lovecats/Close To Me



Lullaby/Friday I'm In Love/Doing The Unstuck/Want/Wrong Number/Close To Me/Sleep When I'm Dead/Why Can't I Be You



Lovecats/Close To Me/Let's Go To Bed/Sleep When I'm Dead



Beck is back with a new single, "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" on Third Man Records and is available through iTunes and the TMR online store. Third Man Records is randomly sending out tri-colored limited edition vinyl versions of the single to fans who order through their online store (only 50 of these will be sent out.) One hundred copies of the limited edition version will also be sold at Randy's Records in Salt Lake City starting on June 2nd.

Beck played a handful of shows earlier this week, watch footage from the shows below:

"Hotwax" (Bend, Oregon, May 27)



"Jackass" (Santa Barbara, May 24)



"Lost Cause"



"E-Pro"



"Where It's At" (Los Angeles, May 22)



"Loser" (Los Angeles, May 22)



"Jackass" (Los Angeles, May 22)





2012/05/27

8 am hour

Lou Reed  "Walk On The Wild Side"
Siouxsie & the Banshees  "Hong Kong Garden"
Midnight Oil  "Forgotten Years"
David Bowie  "Blue Jean"
Smashing Pumpkins  "Landslide"
U2  "Stay"
Replacements  "I Will Dare"
Smithereens  "Behind The Wall Of Sleep"
Cult  "Fire Woman"
Ultravivid Scene  "Special One"
Pixies  "Dig For Fire"
Oasis  "Supersonic"
Fixx  "Red Skies"

9 am hour

Depeche Mode  "Policy Of Truth"
Yaz  "Only You"
Beck  "Devil's Haircut"
Clash  "Straight To Hell"
Sex Pistols  "Pretty Vacant"
Damned  "Anything"
Bad Religion  "Infected"
Red Hot Chili Peppers  "Aeroplane"
Lenny Kravitz  "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Pearl Jam  "State Of Love & Trust"
House Of Love  "Marble"
James  "Sometimes"
Smiths  "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

10 am hour

Echo & The Bunnymen  "The Killing Moon"
Violent Femmes  "Gone Daddy Gone"
XTC  "Mayor Of Simpleton"
Big Audio Dynamite II  "The Globe"
Cake  "I Will Survive"
New Order  "Bizarre Love Triangle"
When In Rome  "The Promise"
Cure  "A Forest"
Love & Rockets  "Mirror People"
R.E.M.  "Orange Crush"
Creatures  "Fury Eyes"

11 am hour

Tori Amos  "Cornflake Girl"
Foo Fighters  "I'll Stick Around"
Nine Inch Nails  "March Of The Pigs"
Chemical Brothers  "Let Forever Be"
Wheatus  "Teenage Dirtbag"
Peter Gabriel  "In Your Eyes"
Depeche Mode  "Blasphemous Rumours"
Verve  "The Drugs Don't Work"
Radiohead  "Fake Plastic Trees"
Stone Roses  "Going Down"
Stone Roses  "I Wanna Be Adored"
Watch some video from a couple of recent stops on Morrissey's tour

"Panic" (May 26th show in Stockton, California)



"How Soon Is Now?" (May 26th show in Stockton)



"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me/Everyday Is Like Sunday" (May 27th show in San Diego, California)

It's Siouxsie Sioux's birthday today!  Celebrate with her today with some video from her career.

Here's a link to a full concert recorded in 1983 Royal Albert Hall in London (featuring Robert Smith), and here's bootleg audio of Siouxsie's first concert recorded at the 100 Club in 1976.

"Hong Kong Garden"



"Switch" (television appearance, 1979)



Live in Milan, 1982



"Dazzle"



"This Wheel's On Fire"



"Fury Eyes" (The Creatures, Club MTV, 1990)



The Creatures interview, 1998



Short interview from Q Awards, 2011







The Cure kicked off their summer festival tour with a headline gig at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands.  The band ripped through a 29 song set and debuted their new guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who will be on the road with the band this summer.  Read a (translated) review of the show and watch some video from the show below.

"Push"



"Bananafishbones"



"Lovecats"



"Want"



"Friday I'm In Love" (from television broadcast--starts at ~ :40 in)



"A Forest"



"In Between Days"



"The Walk"








2012/05/26

The Cribs visited the BBC for a live session on Wednesday. Watch the performance below.

"Glitters Like Gold"



"Come On Be A No One"



"For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Bee Gees' cover, audio only)



The Cribs just released their new record In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. Grab the album here and don't miss them on the road this summer.


Happy Birthday to Wayne Hussey! Hussey was in Sisters of Mercy for a brief period, then went on to form The Mission U.K. Celebrate Hussey's birthday with some video of the man in action:

"Deliverance"



"Tower Of Strength" (live, 1995)



"Never Let Me Down Again" (Depeche Mode cover, 2002)



"Wasteland" (live, 2005)

2012/05/25

Happy Birthday, to Paul Weller!

The legendary Weller, aka The Modfather, formed The Jam in 1976, abruptly ended the band (while still at the top of their game) in 1982, and went on to form another great band, the groove/soul-vibey project, The Style Council. In 1992 he launched his proper solo career with the release of his debut solo album Paul Weller, and he's still at it--he just released a new album, Sonik Kicks.

Weller is a true music visionary--he's enjoyed quite an amazing career and was honored with NME's Godlike Genius Award in 2010. Watch some video from Weller's remarkable career:

The Jam - Reading Festival, 1978



The Jam- "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight"



The Jam - Live in Paris, 1981



Style Council "My Ever Changing Moods" (from children's tv program)



Paul Weller - Live BBC Session, 2008



Paul Weller - Godlike Genius 2010 (intro by Jarvis Cocker, Mick Jones, Bobby Gillespie + live performance)




A Place To Bury Strangers are set to drop their new album Worship next month.  Yesterday they premiered the video for their song, "You Are The One" (via Spin)

Warning: the video is NSFW (nudity, violence)



Download the single "You Are The One" and watch a recent interview with A Place To Bury Strangers here. The full album, Worship, drops June 26th and you can pre-order at Amazon U.S. or Amazon U.K.

Watch some fan shot footage of their May 13th show at the Cockpit in Leeds and here's a review of the show which included an uber rock n' roll amp/guitar smashing moment (video of that below!)



WARNING - the video below contains amp/guitar smashing!








2012/05/24

Fernando Lagreca - originally hailing from Uruguay and now calling Barcelona, Spain home - has been making fine electronic music since 1989.  Lagreca is set to drop his latest album, Childhood Is All We Have, this July.  The album is a mix of chillwave, dreampop, synthpop, and Italo disco all rolled into one.  If you like M83 or Air, you're sure to enjoy the album's mesmerizing first single, "Silly Girl Meets Silly Boy."  Take a listen to it and download it for free:



Childhood Is All We Have by Fernando Lagreca features 9 tracks and will be released by Irregular on July 5th. Tracklisting plus an album sampler is posted below and you can visit Lagreca's official site here:

01. Dream & Go
02. Introspective Space
03. Childhood Is All We Have
04. Silly Girl Meets Silly Boy
05. Swimm Love Paradise
06. Outside Rains Inside Is Sunday
07. Wonkyvideo
08. Driving Myself Alone
09. Stood By The Gate At The Fool Of A Garden




Morrissey played a show in Tuscon last night - before he launched into "People Are The Same Everywhere" he told the crowd "I no longer see the point of having a president." Watch video of his comments below (note guitar player Boz Boorer is rocking a green dress.)

Morrissey intros "People Are The Same Everywhere"



Take a look at video of Morrissey talking about watching Wendy Williams and Fox News before playing "People Are The Same Everywhere" at his show in Hawaii on Sunday.

"Shoplifters Of The World" (Tuscon, 5/23)



By the way, if you're a Smiths fan and you live in or near the London area, be sure to check out the new photo exhibit Manchester: So Much To Answer For when it opens next month. Win tickets to the exclusive launch party (featuring a guest DJ set by Smiths' drummer Mike Royce) details here.


Noel Gallagher played a show in Japan earlier today at the Aichi Arts Center in Nagoya. Watch his performance of "Whatever" from the show:

"Whatever"

Supercool band alert!  Sky Between Leaves are a new alt-rock/Krautonica band from London.  They just released their debut single, "Sky Between Leaves" (yes, the band is named Sky Between Leaves and their new song is also titled "Sky Between Leaves" - Talk Talk did that too back in the day).  

The single "Sky Between Leaves" is awesome - it features a mighty dance groove with shoegazer/dreampop vocals, plus if that wasn't cool enough, there's also a sample of Jarvis Cocker!  Fun fact: Sky Between Leaves named themselves after a comment Cocker made describing the first time he wore glasses - realizing that the holes in the trees were "the sky between the leaves."

Listen to the awesome "Sky Between Leaves" and download it from Soundcloud or Bandcamp



Stream another song "The Smokeless Fire"



Catch up with Sky Between Leaves on Facebook.


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the formation of The Smiths, a photo exhibition Manchester: So Much To Answer For opens next month at Proud Camden in London.  The exhibit opens June 1st, runs through July 15th, and features an impressive collection of photographs of The Smiths and the city of Manchester taken by Kevin Cummins.  Cummins is a renowned photographer who spent 10 years as chief photographer at NME, and over the years has shot many exceptional bands--Joy Division, The Clash, The Stone Roses, and of course, The Smiths.  

Cummins spent a lot of time with the Smiths during their career--he took their publicity stills, traveled the world with the band, and filmed many of their live gigs.  Manchester: So Much To Answer For not only documents the Smiths and their exceptional career, but also features photos of Manchester - depicting the city's rise, fall, and aftermath. The exhibit is without question a MUST-see for Smiths' fans, and it's free! 

The exhibit opens June 1st, but an exclusive launch party for Manchester: So Much To Answer For takes place the evening of May 31st.  The launch event kicks off at 6pm with a private viewing of the exhibit, then directly afterwards the party continues with live music all night, including a guest DJ set by Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce (he'll DJ from 9:35 - 11:35).  And you can WIN tickets to this awesome launch party!  Here's how:

To win tickets to the party send me a tweet that reads "Manchester So Much To Answer For" or send an email to hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com to enter.  The winners will be chosen on May 30th and will be contacted via Twitter or email. 

Details on Manchester: So Much To Answer For:

Location:

Proud Camden
The Horse Hospital
Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
London NW1 8AH

Dates: June 1 - July 15th

Times: 11 am - 5pm (Mon - Sun)

Entry: Free

Visit the official Proud Camden website for more info on the exhibit and launch party.  Visit Kevin Cummins' official site to view his portfolio. Some other photos from the collection have been posted here.
Ultravox are preparing to release their new album Brilliant, which drops May 28th.  On Monday, Midge Ure appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Simon Mayo to discuss the new album, what's been going on with Ultravox, and even offers up a few cooking tips (he appeared on Celebrity Master Chef a few years ago.)  Take a listen to the interview below and pre-order Brilliant from Ultravox here.

Part 1 (banter begins at :50, actual interview starts ~ 3:45)



Part 2



2012/05/23

The Stone Roses shocked and delighted fans today by announcing an impromptu FREE gig at the 1100 capacity Parr Hall in Warrington, England.  The band announced the show via Twitter, Facebook, and their official site a few hours before the show and fans were instructed where to go and what to bring in order to receive a wristband for the concert. 

The Stone Roses kicked off their hour-long set with "I Wanna Be Adored," and ended with "Love Spreads."  Stunningly, they didn't dust off "I Am The Resurrection," and there was no encore.  Liam Gallagher was in attendance and was clearly impressed by the show.  He sent out the following two tweets while at the show: "Stone Roses are back" and "speechless."

Read NME's review of the show here and view some pictures from the gig here. The setlist is posted below:

01.  I Wanna Be Adored
02.  Mersey Paradise
03.  Sally Cinnamon
04.  Made Of Stone
05.  (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
06.  Where Angels Play
07.  Shoot You Down
08.  Tightrope
09.  Waterfall
10.  She Bangs The Drums
11.  Love Spreads

I'll update with video as it becomes available.  So far, only a short clips of a few songs, and some fan interview video have been posted online:

"I Wanna Be Adored"



"Made Of Stone"



"Waterfall"



Audio taped at band's soundcheck:



Interviews with fans waiting for tickets

Happy Birthday to Philip Selway, best known as Radiohead's drummer.   Selway is also busy with other projects--he released a solo album, Familial, in 2010 and over the years has spent a good deal of time helping out the suicide prevention group Samaritans.  Celebrate Selway's Big Day with some video:

Full Radiohead concert from 2001 on Later...with Jools Holland



Another Radiohead performance filmed for Jools Holland in 1995



Earlier this week, 8-bit versions of two Radiohead albums - OK Computer and Kid A - surfaced.  So far no official comment from the band about the 8-bit versions (they were created by a Radiohead fan), but considering Thom Yorke is rocking an Atari shirt in the Jools Holland/2001 concert posted above, it's highly likely he and the band will love these

OK Computer (8 bit)



Kid A (8-bit)



Metric have premiered another new track from their forthcoming album Synthetica.  Take a listen to "Speed The Collapse" below:



Synthetica drops June 12th. Don't forget that when you purchase a ticket for the band's upcoming North American tour you'll receive a free digital download of Synthetica (yes, the full album plus extra tracks.) Full details are posted here along with the tour itinerary.


If you missed the live webcast of Garbage's Webster Hall show in Manhattan yesterday, you can watch the full concert below.  The show was nearly two hours long and included some great live commentary from Shirley Manson - she introduced the band (something Garbage rarely does) and there was also a heartfelt tribute to the late Gary Kurfirst, who was instrumental in the launch of the band's career. 

Watch the awesomeness below via MTV's The Hive:


Watch some fan shot video from Gary Numan's Music Machine tour kickoff gig in Leicester last night:

"Cars"



"Bombers"



Numan recently performed a short session at a secret World War II air raid shelter in East London. Watch the professionally shot AllSaints Basement Session here.
Afghan Whigs performed "See And Don't See" on Jimmy Fallon last night, then played their classic "I'm Her Slave" as a web-exclusive.  Watch the web-exclusive performance below.



Afghan Whigs play their first show in 13 years tonight at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, then head overseas to play festival gigs, including stops at Pinkpop, I'll Be Your Mirror, Vox, and more.  Check out the band's full tour itinerary here.


2012/05/22

According to a report in The Daily Express, the Brothers Gallagher (Liam and Noel) are once again in contact, and lawyers aren't even involved!  Both Liam and Noel were giddy as schoolgirls after their favorite football team Manchester City won the English Premier League title two weeks ago.  Their exuberance led to the breaking of the proverbial ice with a round of text messages:

“They were both over the moon when City won and messages were exchanged,” says a mutual pal. “It took something like that to break the ice and they’ve also been in touch since by text.”

I'm not sure it's accurate to say they're actually "talking" but hey, texting is at least a start. Read the full report here.

"Rock & Roll Star"




A new report in the Guardian claims the Stone Roses have been working on some new material recently.  The source of the info is Chris Coghill, who has been working on a film about the band's legendary 1990 Spike Island gig.  Coghill, who played Bez from Happy Mondays in 24 Hour Party People, claims the Stone Roses have "at least three or four" new tracks recorded. 

The news shouldn't be all that surprising - during the band's press conference last October they announced they'd be releasing new material, plus in December they inked a deal with two record labels (Universal and Columbia.)  No word on when we'll hear these alleged new recordings, though perhaps they'll throw something new into their live set when their reunion tour kicks off next month.

Read the full report in the Guardian.

The Stone Roses  "Sally Cinnamon"




Coheed & Cambria performed a three song acoustic set for Nervous Energies inside a shoe repair shop in Birmingham, Alabama last week before their plugged in show at Workplay Soundstage.  Watch the live set below and check out other sessions recorded for Nervous Energies here:

"Mother Superior"



"Feathers"



"A Favor House Atlantic"

Gary Numan recently taped a live performance at a secret World War II air raid shelter in East London.  Watch the supercool AllSaints Basement Session below.  

Numan's tour kicked off tonight in Leicester and heads to Glasgow tomorrow.  The full tour itinerary is posted here.

"Are Friends Electric"



"The Fall"



"Dead Son Rising"

Morrissey is turning 53 years old today!  Celebrate with some video below - kick off the festivities with the hour long documentary The Importance Of Being Morrissey.  Below that you can watch The Smiths -  Live At The Hacienda (filmed in 1983), Still Ill/Interviews, and a couple of full live concerts filmed over the past year (his recent show in Chile and last year's Glastonbury performance).  I also posted audio of his appearance on the BBC's Desert Island Discs program recorded in 2009.

The Importance Of Being Morrissey



The Smiths - Live At The Hacienda



The Smiths - Still Ill Interviews



Morrissey - Later with Jools Holland, 2004



Morrissey - Live at Glastonbury, 2011



Morrissey - Live in Chile, 2012



Morrissey - Desert Island Discs



"It's Not Your Birthday Anymore"