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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pere Ubu is hitting the road in support of Lady From Shanghai, its first studio album since 2009. The Cleveland band has been around for 35 years and is still going strong, though the only original member left in the band is vocalist David Thomas. Stream and grab a free download of the album track "414 Seconds" and check out the tour itinerary below via CMJ.

09/06 – Raleigh @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/07 – Atlanta @ The Earl
09/08 – Nashville @ Mercy Lounge
09/10 – Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel
09/11 – Philadelphia @ North Star Bar
09/12 – NYC @ Bowery Ballroom
09/13 – Providence @ Fete Lounge
09/14 – Allston @ Brighton Music Hall
09/15 – South Burlington @ Higher Ground
09/16 – Ottawa @ Maverick’s
09/17 – Montreal @ Le Cabaret Du Mile End
09/18 – Toronto @ Lee’s Palace
09/19 – Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom
09/20 – Detroit @ Trinosophes
09/21 – Chicago @ The Empty Bottle
Pet Shop Boys self-release a new album titled Electric on July 15th and also revealed dates for their North American tour.  VIP passes for the shows go on sale May 1st and the general onsale for most shows - including the Detroit area stop at Caesars Windsor on September 27th -  is Friday, May 3rd.  Check out the tour itinerary and the band's thumping new single, "Axis" below.  For more on the tour and to pre-order Electric, visit the official Pet Shop Boys website.

09/12 - Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre
09/13 - St. Petersburg @ Mahaffey Theatre
09/14 - Atlanta @ Symphony Hall
09/16 - NYC @ Beacon Theatre
09/17 - NYC @ Beacon Theatre
09/19 - Bethesda @ Music Centre at Strathmore
09/21 - Boston @ House of Blues
09/22 - Philadelphia @ Mann Centre for the Performing Arts
09/24 - Montreal @ Olympia Theatre
09/25 - Toronto @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
09/27 - Windsor @ Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
09/28 - Chicago @ Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
10/02 - Seattle @ Paramount Theatre, Seattle
10/03 - Vancouver @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/04 - Portland @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/05 - Oakland @ Fox Theatre
10/08 - San Diego @ Copley Symphony Hall
10/11 - Las Vegas @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
10/12 - Los Angeles @ Shrine Auditorium
Iggy & the Stooges appeared on the Colbert Report last night. Stephen Colbert grilled Iggy Pop about the old days, not having the Motown sound, and going around shirtless (best question ever: "at this point could you wear a shirt or would your body reject it like a bad organ?"). Watch the awesome interview with Iggy, as well as the Stooges' performance of "Job" and "Burn" below:

Ready To Die from Iggy & the Stooges is out today - buy it now from iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite record store.

Even more Stooges goodness is set to be released in June. The Ron Asheton Tribute Concert that took place April 19th, 2011 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor will be released on DVD on June 4th. The concert was a celebration of Asheton's life and music and included a full set from the Stooges (and a string section on some tracks) with guests Henry Rollins and Deniz Tek (aka Radio Birdman). Profits from the sale of the DVD will go to the Ron Asheton Foundation. Watch the performance of "I Got A Right" from the DVD below courtesy of Rolling Stone .

Pre-order The Ron Asheton Tribute Concert here and check out the tracklisting for the DVD below:

01. I Got a Right (with Henry Rollins)
02. Raw Power
03. Search and Destroy
04. Gimme Danger
05. Shake Appeal
06. 1970
07. L.A. Blues
08. Night Theme
09. Beyond the Law
10. Fun House
11. Open Up And Bleed
12. Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
13. I Wanna Be Your Dog
14. TV Eye
15. Loose
16. Dirt
17. Real Cool Time
18. Iggy's Speech
19. Ron's Tune
20. No Fun

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ok, so it's not exactly new music from The The, but here's a cool project Matt Johnson worked on recently - Yellofier.  Yellofier is a new sampler/sound app created by Yello co-founder Boris Blank and Swedish music producer Håkan Lidbo.  With the app users record everyday sounds (a barking dog, ringing alarm clock, flushing toilet, or whatever else) and the sounds can be Yellofied (aka transformed by the app) into music.  Besides lending his voice to the tutorial/promo video for Yellofier, Matt Johnson is one of several musicians who created songs and sounds specifically for the free app, which was released for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad at the beginning of April. Check out the promo video narrated by Johnson below:

Yellofier partnered with Electronic Beats for a song competition: experiment and create a new song with Yellofier or remix previously recorded songs/sounds (ones that come with the app from Matt Johnson, Carl Craig, Trentemøller, the Orb, Orbital, and more) and submit your creation. The grand prize winner scores a flight to Zurich, Germany to hang out and Yellofy the city with Boris Blank!  The competition runs through June 1st - visit Electronic Beats or the official Yellofier site to find out more about the contest, and check out some of the songs that have already been submitted.

To hear the sounds/songs created by Johnson and others for the app, download Yellofier here .
Beady Eye debuted, "Second Bite Of The Apple," the first single from their forthcoming album today.  The band revealed in an interview with BBC 1's Zane Lowe that the song was the last track they recorded during the album sessions and they decided to do something a little different and "weird" with the drums.  Stream "Second Bite Of The Apple" and the single's b-side, "Dreaming Of Some Space" below.  Be from Beady Eye arrives June 10th and is available to pre-order in the U.K. and Europe now.  Pre-order info/links for the North American release are expected shortly.

FYI - the b-side "Dreaming Of Some Space" may sound backwards, but that's the way Beady Eye released it. Take a listen:

If you wondered what the song sounds like when it's actually played backwards on vinyl, here's the "reversed" version:

Iggy & the Stooges return with their new album Ready To Die on April 30th (pre-order from iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite record store.) Ahead of the release, the legends performed a showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City for NPR last night, and tonight they'll appear on the Colbert Report.  While you're waiting for tonight's Colbert appearance, enjoy some fan filmed video from yesterday's NYC gig below or just watch a replay of the WHOLE show right here.

(note: includes an f-bomb at the beginning if you're listening at work)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kim Deal is set to release the second 7" in her solo series April 29th. The new single, "Hot Shot" b/w "Likkle More," is available as a limited edition 7" and digital download through Kim's official store starting at 12:01 am ET Monday morning. Additionally, the standard 7" release of Kim's first single, "Walking With A Killer" b/w "Dirty Hessians" will be released in July with new artwork (the white label, autographed, limited edition version sold out in January) and is available to pre-order.  To order either 7" visit Kim's official website  and digital versions are up on iTunes and Amazon.

UPDATE (on 4/29): Links above are active, vinyl and digital versions are available now, and one of the new tracks, "Likkle More" is streaming below

UPDATE (5/1): "Hot Shot" is also available to stream below

"Hot Shot"

"Likkle More"

Stream Kim's first solo single "Walking With A Killer" b/w "Dirty Hessians" below:

"Walking With A Killer"

"Dirty Hessians"

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Depeche Mode played an intimate show in Los Angeles last night at the Troubador (capacity ~ 400). Lucky fans at the show were treated to a 10 song set that included the band's first live performance EVER of the Black Celebration classic "But Not Tonight" sung by Martin Gore! Enjoy the awesomeness below:

"But Not Tonight"

"Walking In My Shoes"

"Personal Jesus"

"Enjoy The Silence"



01. Angel
02. Should Be Higher
03. Walking In My Shoes
04. Barrel Of A Gun
05. Heaven
06. But Not Tonight
07. Personal Jesus
08. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
09. Soothe My Soul
10. Enjoy The Silence
The legendary Johnny Marr put on a fantastic show at the Magic Stick in Detroit last night!  Marr ripped through material from his solo album the Messenger and mixed in favorites from his old bands the Smiths and Electronic, as well as a triumphant cover of "I Fought The Law." Enjoy video from the sold out show below courtesy of JoeDrivesBlind!

"Say Demesne"


"Getting Away With It" (band intro/song clip)


"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"


The Right Thing Right
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
Sun & Moon
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Forbidden City
The Messenger
Generate! Generate!
Say Demesne
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Word Starts Attack
New Town Velocity
I Want the Heartbeat


I Fought the Law
Getting Away With It
How Soon Is Now?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mudhoney released their new album Vanishing Point earlier this month and they've been on the road ever since promoting the new album. On March 31st they visited KEXP in Seattle for a live session - watch the seven song session and interview below.

01. Slipping Away
02. I Like It Small
03. What To Do With The Neutral
04. I Don't Remember You
05. Douchebags On Parade
06. In This Rubber Tomb
07. Chardonnay

Be sure to catch Mudhoney on their world tour through October (includes a Detroit area stop August 30th at the Magic Stick).  The full tour itinerary is posted here.

Last weekend a Wax Trax! event took place at Logan Theater Lounge as part of the Chicago International Music & Movies Festival. The trailer for the Wax Trax documentary was screened and afterwards key members of the Wax Trax family shared stories about the legendary record store and label.  Watch the panel discussion featuring Julia Nash (daughter of Wax Trax! co-founder Jim Nash), musician Chris Connelly, Wax Trax promotions director Ken Waagner,  Reid Hyams (owner of Chicago Trax studio), and Wax Trax store employee Sean Joyce.  A release date for the documentary chronicling the rise and financial fall of the label has not been announced, but is expected soon.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

London's Sulk released their debut album Graceless last week and the album is tailor made for fans of 90s Britpop. The 10 track album immediately brings to mind the Stone Roses, which isn't exactly a bad thing. Check out the video for the lead single, "Flowers" as well as their 2012 single "Wishes," which is also on Graceless. Download the full album digitally on iTunes or Amazon. The physical version (cd and vinyl) arrives next month. Catch up with Sulk on their official site.

01. Sleeping Beauty
02. Flowers
03. Diamonds in Ashes
04. The Big Blue
05. Marian Shrine
06. Back in Bloom
07. Wishes
08. Down
09. If You Wonder
10. End Time
Depeche Mode returned to the Jimmy Kimmel Live outdoor soundstage on Hollywood Boulevard last night for a mini-concert.  Two songs from their five song set - "Soothe My Soul" and "Heaven" - aired on ABC's late night program.  Enjoy pro-shot video from the telecast along with fan filmed footage of "Enjoy The Silence," and "Personal Jesus" below and check out a few behind the scenes pictures here.  Post will be updated with additional video once it becomes available. To relive Depeche Mode's 2009 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, click here.

"Soothe My Soul"


"Enjoy The Silence"

"Should Be Higher"

"Personal Jesus"

01. Soothe My Soul
02. Should Be Higher
03. Heaven
04. Enjoy The Silence
05. Personal Jesus

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tonight Depeche Mode return to Jimmy Kimmel Live for another outdoor mini-concert and it will likely be just as mega as their previous one in 2009! On April 23, 2009 Depeche Mode played a free outdoor show for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Hollywood Boulevard was shut down for the day and over 10 thousand fans showed up to enjoy the performance. ABC broadcast two songs from the show ("Personal Jesus" & and "Wrong") and Depeche Mode played a few other classics after the telecast was over. Be sure to tune in to Kimmel on ABC to check out the performance tonight, and while you're waiting, enjoy video from the 2009 Depeche Mode mini-concert below:



"Personal Jesus"

"Never Let Me Down Again"

"Walking In My Shoes"

"Enjoy The Silence"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ex-Oasis guitarist Bonehead (aka Paul Arthurs) has a new "song based psychedelic art rock" project titled Parlour Flames. The duo, which also features Vinny Peculiar, released its debut single "Manchester Rain" for Record Store Day. The single precedes the full length self-titled album which drops May 20th on Cherry Red Records. To find out more about Parlour Flames, check out Bonehead and Vinny chatting it up with Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce in the video interview below:

"Manchester Rain" (official video)

For more on Parlour Flames visit their official site here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Yesterday was Robert Smith's birthday and he gave Cure fans at last night's show held in Mexico City the best present ever - Smith and the band performed a 51 song show that lasted over FOUR hours! Things got off to a somewhat shaky start as a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rumbled through Mexico just minutes before the show began. [According to a report in Sideline, there were some moments of panic - over 40 thousand fans were in and around the venue - but after the shaking stopped, order resumed, and it even appeared the Cure were unaware of the earthquake, or at least didn't make mention of it when their performance began.]

The Cure performed an amazing 26 song set, then returned for four more encores (25 more songs total!) at the show, which took place at Foto Sol in Mexico City. Take a look at the amazing setlist below via The Cure Mexico plus check out some fan filmed video.

UPDATED on 4/24 with some amazing video of Robert Smith performing two songs solo!

"Three Imaginary Boys" + "Fire In Cairo" (Robert Smith solo)

"Hot Hot Hot"


"The Same Deep Water As You"

"Boys Don't Cry"

Setlist - April 21st - Mexico City @ Foro Sol

The End of the World
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Prayers for Rain
Pictures of You
Sleep When I'm Dead
Play for Today
A Forest
The Walk
Mint Car
Friday I'm in Love
Doing the Unstuck
The Hungry Ghost
Wrong Number
One Hundred Years

Encore 1:

The Kiss
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep

Encore 2:

The Same Deep Water as You

Encore 3:

Shake Dog Shake
A Strange Day
The Hanging Garden
Fascination Street
Charlotte Sometimes

Encore 4:

Dressing Up
The Lovecats
The Caterpillar
Close to Me
Hot Hot Hot
Let's Go to Bed
Why Can't I Be You?
Three Imaginary Boys (Robert Smith solo)
Fire in Cairo (Robert Smith solo)
Boys Don't Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab

Inspiral Carpets released a single "Fix Your Smile" on OGenesis Records for Record Store Day in the U.K.  If you like previous Inspiral Carpets albums you'll likely dig the new track - it's got the famous Hammond organ and driving sound that made the Carpets famous.  The vocals may sound a bit different - Clint Boon left the band and original member/vocalist Tom Hingley is back - but the track is a definite groove.  Check out the official video for "Fix Your Smile" and don't go stuffing money in your mouth.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary reissue of R.E.M.'s Green, Rhino released Live In Greensboro ep for Record Store Day. The Live In Greensboro ep features five songs that were cut for space from the forthcoming deluxe reissue of Green, and were recorded in Greensboro, North Carolina while on tour in November 1989.  Live In Greensboro ep was limited to 2,500 copies, so odds are you didn't get one (I sure didn't), so enjoy a full stream of the ep below. The 25th anniversary deluxe edition of Green will be released May 14th through Rhino.  For more info on the reissue read R.E.M.'s press release here.

01. So. Central Rain
02. Feeling Gravitys Pull
03. Strange
04. King of Birds
05. I Remember California

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The new Stone Roses' documentary, The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone, is set to premiere June 5th in the U.K. The documentary tells the story of the band's reunion and includes live footage from their 2012 comeback shows. According to director Shane Meadows, though the film is a "warts and all" look at the reunion, he opted not to include the band's brief fallout in Amsterdam. Meadows revealed in an interview with Channel Four News, that he made the crew stop filming and they left the band alone to sort out their issues. Meadows said "certain things are private" and he wasn't there to film an expose. Check out the interview with Meadows below:

Watch the trailer for The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone below and learn more about the documentary here.

Andy Bell recently revealed that Erasure are currently working on a Christmas album in Brooklyn!  According to Bell, he and bandmate Vince Clarke have wanted to record a holiday album "for ages" and they're hoping to have it out for Christmas 2013. The album is expected to include a festive original or two along with Christmas standards. Watch Bell's video message below (via Sideline).

A Place To Bury Strangers released a covers album today on translucent yellow vinyl for Record Store Day. The ep, titled Strange Moon, features songs originally recorded by Portland band Dead Moon. Stream the track "Don't Burn The Fires" from Strange Moon below along with the original by Dead Moon.

Alison Moyet gave fans in London an intimate live preview of her new album the minutes on April 18th. Moyet, joined by the minutes' co-writer/producer Guy Sigsworth and guitarist/engineer Chris Elms, performed the highly anticipated new album in its entirety followed by a handful of Yaz/Yazoo classics. Check out some fan-filmed video from the performance below. the minutes drops May 6th internationally through Cooking Vinyl and on June 11th in North America through Metropolis Records.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Primitives celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lovely with the re-release of the album and a short anniversary tour. The expanded 2 CD set will be released this June (date still to be announced) and they'll play five anniversary shows in the U.K. in September. Check out the tour dates and tracklisting below, plus stream a live studio version of "Crash" - the recording was from the band's 2011 appearance on East Village Radio (radio show hosted by Mike Joyce of the Smiths).

Disc 1:

01. Crash
02. Spacehead
03. Carry Me Home
04. Shadow
05. Thru The Flowers
06. Dreamwalk Baby
07. I'll Stick With You
08. Nothing Left
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Out Of Reach
11. Ocean Blue
12. Run Baby Run
13. Don't Want Anything To Change
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz

Disc 2:

01. Way Behind Me
02. Crash (1985 Demo)
03. All The Way Down
04. I'll Stick With You (single version)
05. Things Get In Your Way
06. Out Of Reach (single version)
07. Way Behind Me (acoustic version)
08. All The Way Down (beat version)
09. Crash (Again and Again)
10. Dreamwalk Baby (live)
11. Really Stupid (live)

The Primitives - Lovely anniversary tour dates

9/24 - Manchester @ Sound Control
9/25 - Leeds @  Brudenell
9/26 - Wolverhampton @ Slade Rooms
9/27 - Southend @ Chinnerys
9/28 - London @ 100 Club (ft. Mike Joyce DJ set)
Iggy Pop filmed a hilarious video in promotion for Ready To Die, the new album from the StoogesCheck it out below:

The first single from Ready To Die premiered last month - stream the studio version and a live performance of "Burn" below:

Ready To Die drops April 30th on Fat Possum records.
New Order are currently touring the West Coast - last night they performed in Santa Barbara (with Johnny Marr opening) - and they've been tweeting out pictures they've taken while on the road.  Yesterday, ex-bassist Peter Hook decided to have a little fun and post one of his own:

Don't let the picture fool you - Hooky is actually on tour in Russia! Tonight he's playing the Kosmonavt Club in St Petersburg along with his band The Light, then heads along to Japan. Meanwhile, New Order and Johnny Marr are on their way back to Indio, California for the second weekend of Coachella.

Peter Hook (Yekaterinburg, Russia, April 18)

New Order (Santa Barbara, April 18)

Johnny Marr (Santa Barbara, April 18)

For more on Peter Hook's forthcoming live album and his recent Nova Nova collaboration click here.

If you missed New Order's performance on Jimmy Kimmel, check it out here.

Primal Scream are releasing an exclusive 12" of the Troggs cover "I Want You" for Record Store Day (U.K. only). The track was previously released on 12" in 2009 and a new pressing was made for this year's RSD. Fans worldwide can stream the track below.

Primal Scream return with the full length album More Light on May 13th (internationally) and May 14th in North America.  So far the band premiered two video from the album - "2013" and "It's Alright, It's OK" - check out both videos below:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd performed an private acoustic concert for Seattle's KISW on April 10th. Watch some amazing footage captured during the hour-long set at Aston Manor below:

Last night New Order performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live - they played "I'll Stay With You" off the newly released b-sides collection Lost Sirens, and also played their classic "Bizarre Love Triangle." Watch all the action below:

"I'll Stay With You"

"Bizarre Love Triangle"

*Props to the fan in the front rocking out.

New Order revealed to Billboard that new music is in the works, but they're not planning to release a full album in the traditional sense. Instead they're considering releasing songs a few at a time, perhaps in the form of an EP series. Read more about that here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Front Line Assembly return with a new electronic album, Echogenetic, in July.  According to the band, the new album is finished and was turned into their label, Metropolis Records, last week.  The 11 tracks on the album were recorded without guitars, so this will be an electronic record, not an industrial one.  An official release date and press release should be issued soon, but expect the record out sometime in July.  The intriguing cover art (posted above) was created by Troy Sobotka

UPDATE (4/17 @ 1pm): Metropolis Records announced Echogenetic will be released on July 9th, and they confirm the album is guitar free.  According to the press release, a couple of songs on the album "push past the boundaries between modern electronica and and electro-industrial" and overall the album shows Front Line Assembly to be in top form.  Sounds pretty exciting!  Pre-order the album here

So far a full scale Front Line Assembly tour in support of Echogenetic hasn't been announced, though a few European dates have trickled in and are posted below.

8/15 - Prague @ Lucerna Music Bar
8/21 - London @ The Garage
8/22 - Glasgow @ The Classic Grand

For more on Front Line Assembly, visit their official site.

New Order announced a handful of North American tour dates set to take place in July. Dates for most of the shows go on sale this week (exceptions: Lollapalooza is sold out, and Osheaga tickets have been on sale for a few weeks here). Check out the tour itinerary below. Tonight don't miss New Order on Jimmy Kimmel Live - their last appearance on the show was April 2005.

North American tour

7/19 - Austin @ Austin Music Hall
7/21 - Atlanta @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
7/24 - Brooklyn @ Williamsburg Park
7/26 - Philadelphia @ Mann Center For The Performing Arts
7/28 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/31 - Boston @ Bank Of America Pavilion
8/02 - Chicago @ Lollapalooza
TBA - Montreal @ Osheaga

For the Detroit peeps, who still don't have a live New Order date:

In the summer of 1989 New Order were on tour in North America in support of their album Technique. Stream bootleg audio of two songs captured at the Detroit area stop July 17, 1989 at Pine Knob.

Made Of Stone, The Stone Roses documentary telling the story of the legendary band's reunion, premieres next month in the U.K. on June 5th.  Today the trailer for the Shane Meadows' directed film was released - take a look at the trailer below.  So far a North American release for the film has not been announced.  For more on Made Of Stone, visit the film's site or Shane Meadows online .

Meanwhile The Stone Roses uploaded three songs from their April 12th performance at Coachella. Enjoy the high-quality goodness below via Tom.

Meanwhile, here's fan-filmed video of the Stone Roses performing "I Wanna Be Adored" captured at their recent show in Mexico City

Monday, April 15, 2013

Peter Hook recently collaborated with French house band Nova Nova on a song titled "Low Ends,"  and four mixes were released last week on the Low Ends ep.  The track is fantastic - if you've enjoyed Hooky's signature bass grooves from his New Order days, you'll love this.  Check out the official video for "Low Ends" below and grab the ep on iTunes and Amazon.

Meanwhile a live album from Peter Hook & the Light will be released digitally on April 22nd through Play Concerts. The album was recorded at Hooky's January 18th show at Manchester Cathedral where he performed New Order's Movement and Power, Corruption and Lies album in full. The album is available to pre-order through Play Concerts. Stream "Your Silent Face" and "Cries & Whispers" from the release below and download the tracks free here and here.

The first weekend of Coachella 2013 is over and so is the live webcast. Relive some of the action below including some full sets that have been uploaded. Some of the video may get pulled, so watch sooner rather than later if you're interested.

Social Distortion (full)

Blur (full)

How To Destroy Angels (full)

Phoenix (full)

Johnny Marr

New Order - "The Perfect Kiss"

Stone Roses - "Fool's Gold"

Franz Ferdinand




Of Monsters & Men (full)

Violent Femmes (full)

The xx (full)

Foals (full)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Last night Johnny Marr performed at the Fillmore in San Francisco. During the show Billy Duffy joined Marr for a few songs including "I Fought The Law" and "How Soon Is Now?" Check out video captured at the show below and be sure to check out Marr's awesome shirt!

"I Fought The Law" (with Billy Duffy)

"How Soon Is Now" (with Billy Duffy)

"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"

"Generate! Generate!"

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Johnny Marr rocked out at Coachella yesterday and fans around the world were able to enjoy his set via the Coachella live webcast.  For those who missed out on the webcast, fan uploads will likely appear over the next 24 - 48 hours.  So far the performance of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" has appeared and is posted below.  We'll update with more video when it becomes available, so check back later!

Johnny Marr Coachella setlist

01. The Right Thing Right
02. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
03. Upstarts
04. Sun & Moon
05. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
06. The Messenger
07. Generate! Generate!
08. New Town Velocity
09. Word Starts Attack
10. How Soon Is Now?

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Order and Johnny Marr played the Cosmopolitan in Vegas last night ahead of this weekend's Coachella festival.  Shocker #1: there was no Electronic reunion.  Shocker #2: according to New Order, it was their first visit to Sin City!

New Order "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Cosmopolitan, April 11)

Johnny Marr "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Cosmopolitan, April 11)

New Order and Johnny Marr play another double bill in Santa Barbara on April 18th. This weekend both acts play Coachella and their sets stream live as part of the festival's webcast. Johnny Marr's set is scheduled to stream today (Friday) at 7:20 pm ET, and New Order streams Saturday night/Sunday morning at 2:45 am ET.

New Order are also scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel on April 16th. Relive New Order's last Kimmel appearance here.

As for Johnny Marr, no television appearances have been announced yet, but with any luck one will be announced soon.  Be sure to catch Marr on the road live in North America if he's coming near you:

Johnny Marr North American tour

4/12 Coachella
4/13 San Francisco @ The Fillmore
4/15 Seattle @ Neumos
4/16 Portland @ Aladdin Theater
4/18 Santa Barbara @ County Bowl (with New Order)
4/19 Coachella
4/21 Denver @ Bluebird
4/22 Omaha @ The Waiting Room
4/23 Minneapolis @ Varsity Theater
4/25 Chicago @ Metro
4/26 Detroit @ Magic Stick
4/27 Toronto @ Phoenix
4/29 Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club
4/30 Philadelphia @ Trocadero
5/02 NYC @ Irving Plaza
5/03 Brooklyn @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
5/04 Boston @ Paradise Rock Club

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beady Eye are preparing to release the follow up to 2011's Different Gear Still Speeding this June, and the first taste of the Dave Sitek produced album is by way of a song titled "Flick of the Finger." As it turns out the track is a revamped demo Liam Gallagher wrote for Oasis in 2004 (originally titled "Velvet Morning").  The song was recently given new lyrics, retitled, and chosen as the lead track from Beady Eye's forthcoming album Be.

Today Beady Eye premiered the video for "Flick of the Finger" and interestingly enough the entire clip is footage of a shark attacking a group of - you guessed it - birds that are High Flying.  Sly, that Liam!

As it turns out, there are even more Noel Gallagher digs coming from the Beady Eye camp. Liam Gallagher revealed another song on Be is titled "Don't Brother Me." Take one guess who that song is about?  Liam even confirmed it in a feature interview with Shortlist:

"Yeah, yeah, people will pick up on it, but I’m ready to go there. So yeah: it’s about Our Kid...I could’ve tried to call it to something else, but that’s what it is. And that is it. It’s a lovely f*cking song."

Read the full feature article with Beady Eye here. Beady Eye return with the full length new album Be on June 4th.
The documentary Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea, aired on the BBC on Thursday night. The special included a brief interview with Morrissey, which was taped a few months ago at his pad in New York City. Ms. Wood didn't show up to Mozzer's home empty handed - she brought along a tea cosy her friend Norah knitted for the occasion. As it turned out, once she arrived and saw Morrissey's fancy tea kettle she decided not to give him the cosy and instead tried to hide it.  Watch all the drama unfold during the interview clip with Wood and Morrissey below (via the awesome Roberto Ferdenzi):

For more on Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea read the Guardian's review here.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult's classic "Kooler Than Jesus" has been updated/remixed for 2013.  Sleazebox released the new version, titled "Kooler Than Jesus DJ Toxic Rainbow 2013 Remix," earlier this week and is available digitally through iTunes, Amazon, and other digital outlets.

The original version of "Kooler Than Jesus" was released in 1990 through Wax Trax! and is out of print, though some new and used copies are available online.

"Kooler Than Jesus" (original video)

Sleazebox also announced the release of a new single from Darling Kandie titled "Hello Alone" which features Groovie Mann from MLWTTKK.  Grab the single from iTunes or Amazon
The Three O'Clock are going to be playing Coachella this weekend, and last night as a warm up they appeared on Conan for a live performance of their song "With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend." Take a look at the performance below:

It gets even better for Three O'Clock fans - Omnivore Recordings announced a new collection The Hidden World Revealed, covering the band's creative output from 1981-1986. The set includes 20 tracks total - ten of the tracks are previously unreleased, the other songs are a mix of hits, demos, and alternate mixes. The Hidden World Revealed drops June 25th.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Order are heading to North America later this week for a handful of live dates including both weekends at Coachella.  As part of their tour schedule they've lined up an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel April 16th, so set the DVR accordingly!

New Order last played Jimmy Kimmel on April 28th 2005 - one day after the release of their album Waiting For The Sirens Call.  They performed "Krafty" then came back on at the very end of the show to play a cover of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Video of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is posted below and the performance of "Krafty" is available here.

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" (the network cut the song off at the end - be prepared)

FYI, Coachella released the festival's webcast schedule earlier today and New Order's set is scheduled to stream April 14th at 2:45 am ET (Saturday night/Sunday morning).
Ian McCulloch returns with the two disc set Holy Ghosts this month. The first disc in the set is titled Orchestral Workings Live at Union Chapel - the fifteen tracks included on the disc are taken from McCulloch's 2012 show at Union Chapel and feature his smooth vocal stylings and guitar backed by a full orchestra (super-producer Youth later was enlisted to mix and produce the recordings for the release).  The second disc, Pro Patria Mori, includes 10 brand new songs McCulloch wrote and recorded last year.   

Holy Ghosts will be released April 15th as a digital album download, and will be available as an import cd on April 23rd. Pre-order the album through iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite record store. Four interview clips with Ian McCulloch and Youth are posted below along with the tracklisting for both discs.  Stream all 25 songs from Holy Ghosts in full ahead of its release right now at Pitchfork.

Disc 1 - Orchestral Workings Live at Union Chapel

01. Bring on the Dancing Horses
02. Rescue
03. The Idolness of Gods
04. Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
05. Pro Patria Mori
06. Angels and Devils
07. Nothing Lasts Forever
08. Arthur
09. Candleland
10. The Killing Moon
11. All My Colours (Zimbo)
12. Watch Me Land
13. The Fountain
14. Somewhere in My Dreams
15. Lips Like Sugar

Disc 2 - Pro Patria Mori

01. Different Trees
02. Empty as a House
03. Lift Me Up
04. Pro Patria Mori
05. Raindrop on the Sun
06. Fiery Flame
07. The Party's Over
08. Watch Me Land
09. Me and David Bowie
10. Somewhere in My Dreams

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In celebration of the release of their new album English Electric, OMD performed a session for Portland's KINK radio at the Bing Lounge yesterday. If you missed the live stream of the event, take a look at the archive of the full session below:

OMD's excellent new album English Electric is out now and is available through the OMD store, iTunes, Amazon, and your favorite record store.  

Don't miss OMD on their North American tour - they're playing a handful of dates on the West Coast over the next couple of weeks (including both weekends of Coachella) then return to North America in July for a short run of the East Coast.  Dates are posted below:


10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
12 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
18 - Mexico City, DF - Teatro Metrpolitan
21 - Indio, CA - Coachella


11 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
19 - Toronto, ONT - Daforth Music Hall
20 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Gary Numan returns with the new album, Splinter, this autumn.  The follow up to 2011's Dead Son Rising is expected out October 14th, and according to Numan, wall-of-electronic noise, orchestral strings, slower velocity anthems, and other new sounds and ideas are included on the album.  Splinter was produced by Ade Fenton and features ex-NIN guitarist Robin Finck. More info on the album including details on the release of the first single are expected to be announced shortly.

Numan also announced dates for a tour of the U.K. to follow Splinter's release.  More dates are expected to be announced soon, so let's hope some North American dates are in the offing.  Numan's confirmed tour dates are listed below and more details are posted on the official website.

November 2013

07 Bristol @ 02 Academy
08 Dublin @ Button Factory
11 Sheffield @ 02 Academy
12 Newcastle @ 02 Academy
13 Glasgow @ 02 ABC
14 Manchester @ Academy
15 Oxford @ 02 Academy
16 London @ Roundhouse
18 Brighton @ The Dome
19 Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall

Gary Numan - The AllSaints Basement Sessions (interview/performance from 2011)

Yet another artist has covered the Joy Division classic, "Love Will Tear Us Apart." This time it's Dublin's Figure of 8 taking Ian Curtis' vocals and backing them with some smooth electro grooves. Check it out below:

Visit Figure of 8 on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Order were in Lima, Peru recently and prior to their April 5th show at Explanada Estadio Monumental they held a press conference with local reporters.  Check out the press conference below:

During New Order's April 5th show they debuted "I'll Stay With You," from their newly released b-sides album Lost Sirens. Take at look at video of the performance below.

New Order also played a show at Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota on April 7th. The Killers were also playing the same festival, so New Order invited Brandon Flowers onstage to play a couple of songs together - Flowers sang along with Bernard Sumner on "Crystal" and later came back to for the Joy Division cover "Shadowplay."

Here's a clip of Brandon Flowers onstage with New Order (sound quality poor, but good video)


Audio of "Shadowplay"

New Order head to Indio, California for Coachella this weekend.
A Depeche Mode showcase is scheduled to take place in Vienna on April 10th and the event will stream live on the net starting around 9pm ET through Fan4Fan.  No word yet on whether this stream will be geo-blocked, so keep your fingers crossed.

In the meantime, watch Depeche Mode's recent appearance (interview and performance) from the Jonathan Ross show below:

Depeche Mode fans might also want to click over to read a new interview with Dave Gahan.
OMD return with the new album English Electric this week - it's out today in the U.K. and arrives in North America tomorrow. Today OMD celebrates the release of the new album with a live streaming session in Portland's Bing Lounge at 3pm ET (12 noon PT) and is expected to include an interview segment and live performance. The stream can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, OMD premiered the third and final video in the animated trilogy directed Henning M. Lederer. Take a look at "Please Remain Seated" below:

FYI the other two Lederer directed videos in the trilogy are "Decimal" and "Atomic Ranch."  All three videos are included on the bonus DVD that comes with the deluxe version of English Electric. 

One of the highlights of English Electric is the reworked version of "Kissing The Machine," the track Andy McCluskey originally recorded with Elektric Music (Karl Bartos/Kraftwerk side project) in 1993.  Take a listen to the new OMD version and the original below:

OMD "Kissing The Machine" (2013)

Elektric Music "Kissing The Machine" (1993)

The original version is superior in my opinion, but it's cool to hear a new, updated version of the track.

Stream OMD's brilliant new album, English Electric, over at Pitchfork through tomorrow. Buy the album through the OMD store, iTunes, Amazon, or your favorite record store.

The Cure are currently on tour in South America and according to fan reports, the band were involved in some drama in Brazil before flying into Paraguay last night.  The Cure flew into the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asunción via private jet, and some time prior they were allegedly robbed nearby on the street in Sao Paulo. Details on the incident are sketchy but a few fan tweets are posted below.

UPDATE (7:20 pm): A few hours ago the Cure held a press conference in Paraguay to help promote their April 9th show in Asunción.  During the event, they were asked about the incident in Sao Paulo, and though they didn't share too many details, Robert Smith revealed he and Reeves Gabrels weren't involved in the "colorful incident" because they had traveled separately.  Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, and Jason Cooper were involved, but according to the band, it wasn't an assault:

"We weren't assaulted...there was an attempt to steal from us but it didn't change our opinion or love for Brazil"

Check out the comments made at the press conference below:

Pictures of the Cure's safe arrival to Paraguay and a short news article on the upcoming April 9th show is posted here and translated version here.  The Cure have the night off to rest/recuperate, but perform at Jockey Club in Asunción tomorrow evening. 

Translation: "The guard # theCure says a band member was assaulted in Sao Paulo by motochorros. They prefer not to go out for Asuncion: ("

Translation: "new information: it was in the airport.The robbery in the street some guys got off the bike and points"

Related news:

Fan filmed video of The Cure's recent show in Rio de Janeiro

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Republica are back with a new ep titled Christiana Obey.  The 8 song ep is available digitally from iTunes and Amazon, and physical copies are on sale through the Republica store on Ebay.  Take a look at the official video for the title track below and catch up with Republica on Facebook.

"Christiana Obey"

Christiana Obey ep tracklisting

1. Christiana Obey (Republica Mix)
2. Suck Baby Suck
3. Whiskey Jack
4. I Am (Christiana Obey Original Version)
5. Christiana Obey (Andy Gray Radio Edit)
6. Christiana Obey (Tenek Mix)
7. Christiana Obey (Disobedient Mix by Fatter Faction, Ben McCusker & Dan Spier)
8. Christiana Obey (Republica Radio Edit)

"Ready To Go"

OMD is celebrating the release of the new album, English Electric, with a live streaming session on Monday, April 8th. The event, presented by Portland's KINK radio, starts at 3pm ET (12 noon PT) and is expected to include an interview segment and live performance. The stream can be accessed here.

English Electric by OMD drops on April 9th.  A collectors edition featuring a CD, DVD, 7", and photographs, packaged in a tin box is available to pre-order from the OMD store. Take a look at the trailer for the collection below.

English Electric is streaming in full ahead of the release over at Pitchfork Advance.

OMD kicked off a tour of North America yesterday in Vancouver. Tour dates are listed below:


06 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox @ The Market
07 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
12 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
14 - Indio, CA - Coachella
15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
18 - Mexico City, DF - Teatro Metrpolitan
21 - Indio, CA - Coachella


11 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
15 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
19 - Toronto, ONT - Daforth Music Hall
20 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
23 - Chicago, IL - Metro
Beady Eye return with their second studio album - produced by Dave Sitek - in June. The first taste of new music from the album was to premiere April 15th with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, however the California indie station, KCRW scooped everyone and premiered a new Beady Eye song yesterday. Take a listen to "Flick Of The Finger" below:

Reportedly "Flick Of The Finger" is not the album's first single.  Zane Lowe will be premiering the first single, "Kill Switch" on April 15th. More details as they become available...

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Cure kicked off their South American tour last night with a show at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Robert Smith made good on his promise to play a LONG set - the band performed a three hour set which included 40 songs and two encores! The setlist and some fan-filmed video from the show is posted below. A short article on the show is posted here with a few pictures, and here's a photo a fan took of Robert Smith arriving at his hotel.

"Boys Don't Cry"


"Inbetween Days"

"A Forest"

"Just Like Heaven"

"Just Like Heaven" (alt view)



"The Caterpillar"


"Lovecats" (alt view)


The End of the World
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Pictures of You
Fascination Street
Sleep When I'm Dead
Play for Today
A Forest
Shake Dog Shake
Charlotte Sometimes
The Walk
Mint Car
Friday I'm in Love
Doing the Unstuck
The Hungry Ghost
Wrong Number
One Hundred Years


Prayers for Rain


Dressing Up
The Lovecats
The Caterpillar
Close to Me
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Let's Go to Bed
Why Can't I Be You?
Boys Don't Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab

*there's another setlist floating around with 47 songs. However, it was compiled before the show and included songs some fans projected would be performed (based on shows from last year). As it turned out, several songs from the anticipated list were not played.
Weekend finally return with a new album Jinx on July 23rd. The dark/fuzz/noise loving band last released music in 2011, but they've been busy (they recently moved from San Francisco to Brooklyn and wrote a new album).  So far it appears it's been worth the wait for new music - check out their new single "Mirror" below:

Sadly, Weekend may have flown under your radar - they're often mistaken for The Weeknd and sometimes even Vampire Weekend (only because of the 'weekend' part - they sound NOTHING like either of those artists). If you haven't heard Weekend before, remedy that immediately!  I'd highly recommend checking out the 2010 album Sports. Stream a couple of tracks from Sports below, including the epic video for "Monday Morning/Monongah, WV"

Catch up with Weekend through their label Slumberland Records.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Wax Trax! documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the legendary Chicago label has been in the works for over a year, and though a release date hasn't yet been announced, the trailer for the film is going to premiere later this month at two events being held in Chicago.  Both trailer screenings take place at the CIMM fest (Chicago International Movies & Music Festival) happening April 18th through the 21st.  The trailer first premieres at the Regressive Films screening of Sacrificial Youth April 19th at Logan Theater 3, then will be shown at the Wax Trax! Soiree Musicale, hosted by Julia Nash (daughter of the label's co-founder Jim Nash).  The Soiree (which is FREE, by the way) also features appearances by Chris Connelly, Ken Waagner, Reid Hyams, and Sean Joyce, and takes place April 21st at the Logan Theater Lounge.

The full Wax Trax! documentary sounds fantastic - according to a posting on the official site, the film includes interviews with artists who appeared on the label, Wax Trax! store employees, and features home video footage and never before seen images from the Wax Trax! vault. 

For more on other goings on in the Wax Trax! world, read the full news update posted here.

Wax Trax! interview, 1987