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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

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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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Utah Saints mixed a bunch of Halloween themed songs together into a five minute mix. Stream the Halloween Mini Mix below and grab a free download here (link also includes listing of all the songs used).

Utah Saints "Something Good"

Published on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:26 PM
Gary Numan opened for Nine Inch Nails at last night's show in Sunrise, Florida. During NIN's set, Numan joined the band and performed "Reptile" together, then they performed Numan's track "We Take Mystery To Bed" together. Check out video of "Reptile" below:

Warning: contains flashing strobe, those with photosensitive epilepsy are warned NOT to watch the video

Numan opens for Nine Inch Nails again tonight in Orlando, Florida, then heads to Europe to kick off his headline tour in support of his newly released album Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind.

Published on October 31st, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

As reported here last week, David J released an updated cinematic reinterpretation of the Bauhaus classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead." The new version was recorded by candlelight in a single take, and includes "bride of Dracula" backing vocals, an eerie autoharp, and an excerpt from Lord Byron's vampire poem "the Giaour." Stream "Bela Lugosi's Dead" below and purchase it as a 'name your own price' download on Bandcamp.

Published on October 31st, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thomas Dolby brings his Invisible Lighthouse Live tour to the Detroit area on Sunday, November 3rd. The show was originally scheduled at the Royal Oak Music Theater, but was just moved to the Magic Bag in Ferndale. See the tweet below for more info:

Read more about the Invisible Lighthouse Live tour here and an interview with Dolby here. The trailer for the recent U.K. version of the tour is available to view here.

Because it's awesome, check out Dolby's performance of "She Blinded Me With Science" featuring legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin:

Published on October 30th, 2013 @ 8:46 PM

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rhino Records is releasing an eight disc Pogues boxset on December 2nd. Pogues 30 includes seven of the band's studio albums along with a previously released live disc featuring Joe Strummer on vocals. The Second Disc reports that the studio albums in the boxset do not include the bonus tracks released on the remasters Rhino released in 2006, however the live disc will likely be incentive enough for fans to pony up the cash for the new boxset. So far the collection doesn't have a North American release date, but it will be available on import after the U.K. release in December. Read more about Pogues 30 here.

Pogues 30

Disc 1: Red Roses for Me (originally released in 1984)
Disc 2: Rum Sodomy & the Lash (includes new remix, LP originally released in 1985)
Disc 3: If I Should Fall from Grace with God (originally released in 1988)
Disc 4: Peace and Love (includes new remix, originally released in 1989)
Disc 5: Hell’s Ditch (originally released in 1990)
Disc 6: Waiting for Herb (originally released in 1993)
Disc 7: Pogue Mahone (originally released in 1995)
Disc 8: Live At The Forum, London – 12/12/1991 (22 tracks total; includes 19 previously unreleased live tracks)

Published on October 29th, 2013 @ 9:57 PM
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders was honored with the Q Classic Songwriter Award at the Q Awards on October 23rd. During one of her post-award interviews Hynde revealed that she's just finished work on a new album with Peter, Bjorn, & John's Björn Yttling. Hynde also said Neil Young and tennis star John McEnroe (McEnroe plays guitar) guest on the new album. No release date has been announced, but Hynde said the album is finished and should be out soon. Check out the interview with Hynde below (the comments about Neil Young & John McEnroe are at the very end of the video):

Published on October 29th, 2013 @ 8:37 PM

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hard to even type the words, but the legendary and visionary artist Lou Reed has died today at the age of 71. The cause of death has not been reported, however Reed had undergone a liver transplant earlier this year and several reports seem to indicate he died from complications of the transplant. Reed's final goodbye was posted on his Facebook/Twitter account this morning at 6:53 AM, which was a photo titled "The Door."  Reed is survived by his wife Laurie Anderson.

Velvet Underground, led by Reed, was one of the most influential bands in history. As Greg Kot, writer for the Chicago Tribune stated today, the Velvet Underground directly influenced more music in the last 40 years than any rock band. And it'd be hard to argue with that statement.

It was once said that only 30 thousand copies of Velvet Underground's debut album Velvet Underground & Nico, were sold in the first few years after its release, but all 30 thousand people in possession of the album went on to form bands. Though the record certainly wasn't a commercial success, it was an album ahead of its time, and 40 years later, the album is widely considered one of the most important, influential, and greatest albums ever. The subsequent VU records are also held in high esteem in the world of music, as are many of Reed's solo albums, particularly his rock opera Berlin (Lulu, not so much).

The world has indeed lost a true legend.  R.I.P. Lou Reed. :(

Rolling Stone was the first to break the news with their report on Reed's death which you can read here.

Many artists have spent the day paying tribute to Reed. Spin compiled tweets & Facebook postings from John Cale, David Bowie, Kim Gordon, and others here. Meanwhile, Morrissey posted comments about the passing of Reed on his official site. Even the Vatican (or at least Cardinal Ravasi) feels the great loss of Reed:

Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello & others paid tribute to Reed at the Bridge School Benefit on October 28th. Check out their performance of "Oh Sweet Nuthin"

Obviously there's tons of coverage on Reed's death, and more tributes are pouring in every hour.  So far, some of the best coverage is in The Chicago Tribune - read their write up/obit here, and check out their list of the 10 essential Reed recordings here.

Website The Daily Dot dug up Lou Reed's recent (verified) Spotify playlists, so if you're interested in what he had been rocking out to lately, click here.

Published on October 27th, 2013 @ 10:09 PM. Updated October 28th, 2013 to add Bridge School Benefit video

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hot off the release of their new album Weapon, Skinny Puppy return to the road for a North American tour. Don't miss Skinny Puppy at the Majestic Theater for an all ages show on February 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1st at 10am through Ticketweb (ticket link not active/available until next week).

If you never got around to checking out the new Skinny Puppy album Weapon, enjoy a full stream below:

Fans may also want to check out a Skinny Puppy interview & concert from 1985.

Published on October 25th, 2013 @ 8:01 PM

Halloween is going to be even more scary this year: David J, bassist and one of the founding members of Bauhaus, re-recorded a new version of the classic "Bela Lugosi's Dead." According to David J's website, the new cinematic interpretation of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was recorded by candlelight in a single take, and includes "bride of Dracula" backing vocals, an eerie autoharp, and an excerpt from Lord Byron's vampire poem "the Giaour."  David J's reinterpretation of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" will be released on October 31st.

Meanwhile Cherry Red Records is reissuing David J's first solo album, 1983's Etiquette of Violence, on November 25th, which has been out of print since 1990. For more on the reissue, visit Cherry Red.

Published on October 25th, 2013 @ 5:51 AM

Thursday, October 24, 2013

And it'll be back in print next year...

Published on October 24th, 2013 @ 3:25 PM
The Ocean Blue shared a brand new song "Bleary Eyed," which they'll perform live for the first time at their show this weekend in California. "Bleary Eyed" will be featured on the new Korda Records compilation Korda Komp 2 which is due out in November. Stream "Bleary Eyed" below:

The Ocean Blue are on the road through December and they've added a November 30th date in Minneapolis which will serve as the official record release showcase for Korda Komp 2.  The gig will also include performances from the Starfolk, the Owls, and Jim Ruiz Four, and DJ Jake Rudh. For more on the showcase, visit the official Korda Records website.

Ocean Blue tour itinerary 

10/26 - Los Angeles @ The Satellite
10/27 - San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill
11/29 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall
11/30 - Minneapolis @ The Cedar Cultural Center (Korda Showcase)
12/20 - Washington D.C. @ Jammin Java
12/21 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom

Published on October 24th, 2013 @ 9:02 AM

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Black Submarine is the new band featuring Nick McCabe and Simon Jones formerly of the Verve. Turns out Black Submarine is the new name for their previous project Black Ships, which released an ep titled Kurofune back in 2011. The full length debut album from Black Submarine is titled New Shores, and is scheduled for a February 3rd release in the U.K./Europe. The first offering from the album is a song titled "Black Submarine" (yes, the song is named after the band, continuing in the tradition of Talk Talk, Big Country, etc).  Stream "Black Submarine" by Black Submarine below and download the track for free here. Catch up with Black Submarine on their official site, Facebook and Twitter.  Via NME.

Meanwhile, Richard Ashcroft from the Verve is expected to return with his new solo album shortly.  In a July interview with the BBC, Ashcroft indicated a new song from the album would be released in the autumn.  Stay tuned for updates.

Previous ep Kurofune

Published on October 23rd, 2013 @ 5:51 PM

Jane's Addiction will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 30th. The band will receive the 2,509th star on the Walk of Fame and the full band will be on hand for the ceremony which is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM ET. Fans around the world will be able to watch the ceremony as it streams live via the official Walk of Fame website. Later that day, Jane's Addiction play a concert on Jimmy Kimmel's outdoor soundstage and part of the performance will be broadcast on the November 4th episode of Kimmel's late night show.

Published on October 23rd, 2013 @ 1:01 PM
A Mark Lanegan anthology will be released early next year. Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989 - 2011 compiles 20 greatest hits spanning Lanegan's career plus includes another disc with 12 previously unreleased tracks. The collection will be released on cd and vinyl through Light in the Attic Records on January 14th. The tracklisting for the collection is posted below via Uncut. The cover art for the release has not been unveiled as of yet.

The news of Lanegan's anthology comes on the heels of a super busy release year for Lanegan: he appears on three previously unfinished tracks on the Mad Season Above reissue, which was released in April; he hooked up with Moby to release the single, "the Lonely Night" for Record Store Day (the track also appears on Moby's new album Innocents); he co-wrote "Fairweather Friends" on the new Queens of the Stone Age album, Like Clockwork; he teamed up with Duke Garwood to release a full album under the moniker Black Pudding in May; and after all that, he still found time to record and release a covers album titled Imitations back in September.  Whew!

Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989 - 2011

Disc 1

One Hundred Days
Come To Me
Pill Hill Serenade
One Way Street
Kimiko's Dream House
Resurrection Song
Shiloh Town
Creeping Coastline Of Lights
Lexington Slow Down
Last One In The World
Wild Flowers
The River Rise

Disc 2

Dream Lullabye
Leaving New River Blues
To Valencia Courthouse
A Song While Waiting
Blues For D (Vocal Version)
No Contestar
Big White Cloud
Following The Rain
Grey Goes Black
Halcyon Daze
Blues Run The Game (Live)

Published on October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Producer Scoop DeVille remixed R.E.M.'s classic track "Losing My Religion," for DeVille's upcoming mixtape Scoopaloops Vol 1. The remix features Michael Stipe's familiar vocals along with groove and percussion supplied by Blink 182's Travis Barker. Barker himself appeared on Los Angeles station KROQ yesterday to world premiere the track, which is available to stream below (or grab a free download here.) Scoopaloops Vol 1 will be released on November 12th.

Published on October 22nd, 2013 @ 8:35 PM
Not surprisingly, Morrissey's dishy tell-all, Autobiography, has turned out to be one of the fastest selling memoirs in the U.K. since official sales records have been tracked according to True To You:

"Morrissey's much-anticipated Autobiography (Penguin Classics) has become one of the fastest-selling memoirs since official sales records began.

Autobiography's sale is the biggest first-week sale from a musician's memoir since official sales records began in 1998, beating previous record holder Keith Richards' Life (Weidenfeld). The latter sold 28,213 copies in its opening week back in October 2010."

Autobiography went on sale in the U.K. and Europe on October 17th. So far a North American release hasn't been announced, however, copies can be obtained from various retailers on the 'net, including this one or through Amazon subsellers, or even through Ebay

Meanwhile, Morrissey's concert film Morrissey: 25 Live was released today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Two screenings of Morrissey: 25 Live will take place in the Detroit area on February 26th at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.  Purchase tickets for the 2pm screening and the 7:30 screening.

Published on October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:32 PM
British magazine Q held its annual awards ceremony, the Q Awards, in London yesterday. Happy Mondays won the Classic Album award for their 1988 album Bummed, Pet Shop Boys won Outstanding Contribution to Music, Chrissie Hynde was named Classic Songwriter, and Suede walked away with the Icon award. The list of winners is posted below along with some interview footage shot after last night's gala.

Classic Album: Happy Mondays Bummed
Classic Songwriter: Chrissie Hynde
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Pet Shop Boys
Icon: Suede
Best Track: Arctic Monkeys "Do I Wanna Know"
Best Album: Biffy Clyro Opposites
Best Video: Manic Street Preachers "Show Me The Wonder"
Best Live Act: Foals
Best Act in The World Today: Vampire Weekend
Best New Act: Jake Bugg
Spirit of Independence: Belle & Sebastian
Best Solo: Ellie Goulding
Poet Laureate: John Cooper Clarke
Idol: Robbie Williams
Best Event: Glastonbury

Published on October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:04 AM
Mark Eitzel couldn't sleep the other night, so he decided to write his own open letter to Miley Cyrus. As you might imagine, it's pretty fantastic. Some choice excerpts are posted below, but go read the full thing here.

"I’m sure you never heard of me and that is understandable. My music tends toward the melodramatic and sad. Its a lot of heavy crap. If I could I would rail like King Lear

People like me pass off a lack of success as the price for making ART. We live our lives rolling in the mud of ‘self expression’ instead of getting on with shining the brightest light into the world. This is how we fail and it hurts. Unfortunately what I saw in your spot was more like the flash in the sky in that painting by Turner: The Field of Waterloo. You didn’t turn the world on with a smile - so to speak - you just hung above the dead and dying like some eerie apocalyptic firework.

Disturbing and familiar this really fucks with people of my generation. I can’t put my finger on it but it has something to do with valuing belief. You opened your mouth and nothing came out but dust. Scary. You let us see that having nothing to say is soul destroying as heroin."

For more on Mark Eitzel, check out his website.

Published on October 22nd, 2013 @ 5:34 AM

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Check out a fantastic new garagey-rock band from the U.K. called Mourning Birds. The trio's impressive debut single, "Oh Yeh," (which was recently included in NME's Buzz Playlist) will be released digitally on November 25th, and let's hope there's a LOT more where that came from. Check out the turbo-charged "Oh Yeh" below and grab a free download of another bad ass jam titled "The Last Thing (I Need)" below. Catch up with Mourning Birds on Facebook.

Published on October 19th, 2013 @ 6:37 PM
Cold Cave aka Wesley Eisold has spent 2013 enjoying the freedom of being independent artist - he's been releasing Cold Cave singles as he likes on his own terms. So far this year, Cold Cave released three 7 inch singles ("Oceans With No End," "God Made The World," and "Black Boots") and now Cold Cave has returned with a brand new single titled "Nausea, the Earth & Me." The single comes backed with two b-side tracks, "Don't Blow Up The Moon," and "Beaten 1979" and is available to download now through iTunes. According to the official Cold Cave website, this will be the final single of 2013 and there are no plans at this time for a physical release. Stream "Nausea, the Earth & Me" below and purchase now from iTunes.

Published on October 19th, 2013 @ 5:58 PM
Last night musical friends of Jon Brookes gathered in London and paid tribute to the late Charlatans U.K. drummer, who died August 13th from brain cancer. Members of the Charlatans, New Order, Beady Eye, the Vaccines, Manic Street Preachers, Chemical Brothers, and more performed a tribute concert, A Night For Jon Brookes, at Royal Albert Hall in London. Highlights included Beady Eye's reunion with ex-Oasis guitarist Bonehead, as well as a huge group performance of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." The event was professionally filmed for possible release in the future, but for now, watch some fan filmed footage from the show below. 

Also: details are sketchy at the moment, but apparently New Order's Gillian Gilbert ended up needing medical attention after the show. Gilbert updated fans by tweeting "all is sort of ok" and reported that she has to return to the hospital next week.

Published on October 19th, 2013 @ 9:09 AM

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Seattle ice cream company Full Tilt developed a limited edition Mudhoney ice cream flavor to honor the band's 25th anniversary. The cinnamon honey ice cream with fudge swirl -- packaged in pints decorated with the artwork from Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge -- are available to purchase at Stockbox in Seattle, and more grocery stores and restaurants in the Northwest will eventually carry the flavor. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like the Mudhoney ice cream will be available nationwide, but you can read more about it here.

Published on October 16th, 2013 @ 8:01 PM

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Morrissey's highly anticipated autobiography will finally be published by Penguin Classics in the U.K. and Europe on October 17th. So far the book doesn't have a North American release, but it's available to purchase as an import. Fans in North America interested in obtaining a copy can order Autobiography through The Book Depository (with free delivery worldwide, according to the site). A subseller on Amazon is also selling the book here

Published on October 15th, 2013 @ 9:49 PM

Monday, October 14, 2013

On March 17th, Peter Murphy was arrested after an alleged hit-and-run incident in Glendale, California, and was later also charged with "causing injuries while driving under the influence and drug or alcohol" as well as felony hit and run, and possessing methamphetamine.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Murphy cut a deal with prosecutors and will avoid jail time.  According to terms of the deal, in exchange for the guilty plea, Murphy was sentenced to three years of probation, plus he'll be required to do ten days of community service, attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and submit to three random drug tests.  Prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs in exchange for the guilty plea, plus the meth charge will be dropped and removed from his criminal record after he successfully completes the 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings.  Read the full report in the Los Angeles Times.

Published on October 14th, 2013 @ 12:47 PM
Jane Horrocks, the actress probably best known in North America for her portrayal of Bubble on the hit comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has recorded a cover of Joy Division's "Isolation." Horrocks enlisted help from Rat Scabies of the Damned and Scott Firth of Public Image Limited for the recording, which debuted on British radio last week. Her take on "Isolation" is the first taste of Horrocks' musical series of covers - she recently revealed that she's also recorded Morrissey's "Life Is A Pigsty" and she is entertaining the idea of covering Cabaret Voltaire! Horrocks decided to release the Joy Division cover first because she's a huge fan:

"I've been a Joy Division fan since my early teens. I wanted to cover their song "Isolation" because of Ian Curtis's incredibly potent lyrics, which I felt might have a different resonance when sung by a woman. My good friend (the brilliant music producer) "Kipper" helped me to realise this new version of the song with the distinctive drums of Mr Rat Scabies (late of The Damned) and the heavy bass of Scott Firth (now of PIL). Cameron Crag mixed the track for us and helped present the lyrics in a very different way, accenting their vulnerability and simple poetic beauty."

Stream "Isolation" by Jane Horrocks below and purchase digitally from iTunes and Amazon. So far there isn't a plan to release the cover physically.

Published on October 14th, 2013 @ 6:05 AM

Sunday, October 13, 2013

If you missed The Cure's performance at the Austin City Limits Festival last night, watch a replay of the full two-hour set below.

UPDATE: The full concert archive has been removed, but a selection of video from the webcast is posted below:

Published on October 13th, 2013 @ 7:37 PM

Friday, October 11, 2013

We're still eagerly waiting for Shaun Ryder on UFOs to premiere on the History Channel in the U.K., but at least the September 2009 episode of the British reality show Ghosthunting With... featuring Happy Mondays has re-appeared on You Tube. Enjoy.

Published on October 11th, 2013 @ 6:45 PM
Gary Numan returns with the new album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) on October 15th in North America. Stream the album ahead of its release right now, over at Noisey and pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon, or Numan's official store

Gary Numan recently went record shopping at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Check out what he selected in the "What's In My Bag" episode below:

Published on October 11th, 2013 @ 6:33 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2013

David Bowie premiered a breathtaking minimalist version of his classic 1977 song "Sound & Vision." The song was re-worked from the original stems, leaving only Bowie's voice backed by pianist Roy Young, and backing vocals by Mary Hopkin. The new version was remixed by Sonjay Prabhakar for an upcoming advertising campaign for Sony. Stream "Sound & Vision" 2013 below and purchase now as a digital download from iTunes and Amazon.

Meanwhile, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem remixed David Bowie's song "Love Is Lost," and the 10 minute remix will be one of the extra tracks on the 3 disc re-issue of Bowie's album The Next Day (the reissue is titled The Next Day Extra) on November 4th. Today BBC Radio 6 interviewed Murphy and premiered the "Love Is Lost" remix.  Check out the interview and remix here (fyi, the interview lasts 4 minutes, then the song follows).  Via Gigwise.

Published on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:44 AM

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The documentary on the Stone Roses' reunion, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, premiered in the U.K. back in May, and now the film is set to debut in theaters in North America. The film, which includes footage from the band's 2012 reunion shows as well as previously unseen archival footage, will be shown in select theaters nationwide in November. The full list of dates and participating theaters is posted here. In the Detroit area, Emagine Theaters in Canton, Novi, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, and Woodhaven are scheduled to show The Stone Roses: Made of Stone on November 6th, and again for an encore showing on November 13th (links to buy tickets should be available soon through the film's website.)

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone will be released on DVD (Region B/2) and Blu-Ray in the U.K. on October 21st.

Published on October 9th, 2013 @ 5:31 PM
ChameleonsVox (the latest incarnation of the Mark Burgess fronted band previously know as Chameleons) return with a new ep, M + D = 1(8), in November. The limited edition ep will be released through Blue Apple Music and includes three new songs, "Heaven, "Sycophants" and "Feel The Need," plus a cover of the Beatles' "Across the Universe." According to the official Chameleons Vox website, the ep will be available to pre-order once the official release date has been confirmed.

Published on October 9th, 2013 @ 1:41 PM
Gary Numan premiered the video for his new song "Love Hurt Bleed" today. Check it out below:

"Love Hurt Bleed" is on the new album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) which will be released on October 15th in North America and a day earlier internationally. Pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon, or Numan's official store.  FYI, a deluxe version of the album is also available which includes 6 extra songs (4 demos and 2 remixes).

Published on October 9th, 2013 @ 12:43 PM
The Cure, Depeche Mode, Atoms For Peace, Savages, and Franz Ferdinand are among the acts participating in the Austin City Limits live webcast this weekend. The webcast kicks off October 11th and runs through October 13th. The schedule (converted to Eastern Time) is posted below. Please note that the webstream includes two channels and times are subject to change.  The webcast will be available on the ACL You Tube channel.

October 11th

2:30 - Widowspeak
2:30 - Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
3:00 - Courtyard Hounds
3:30 - Wild Nothing
4:00 - Jimmy Eat World
4:30 - Smith Westerns
5:00 - Savages
6:00 - Local Natives
6:00 - Okkervil River
6:30 - The Black Angels
7:00 - Vampire Weekend
7:30 - Arctic Monkeys
8:30 - Queens of the Stone Age
8:30 - Kaskade
9:30 - Depeche Mode
9:30 - Muse

October 12th

2:30 - Deap Vally
2:30 - Mona
3:00 - Walk the Moon
3:15 - Dan Croll
4:00 - Junip
4:00 - Delta Rae
5:00 - Parquet Courts
5:00 - Portugal.The Man
6:00 - The Joy Formidable
6:00 - Silversun Pickups
7:00 - Wilco
8:00 - Kendrick Lamar
8:15 - Passion Pit
9:00 - The Cure
9:30 - Kings of Leon

October 13th

2:30 - The Mowglis
2:30 - MS MR
3:30 - Noah and the Whale
4:00 - Paper Diamond
5:00 - Franz Ferdinard
5:00 - Grouplove
6:00 - Toro Y Moi
6:00 - Dawes
7:00 - Eric Church
7:00 - Divine Fits
8:00 - The National
8:00 - Phoenix
9:30 - Atoms For Peace
9:30 - Lionel Richie

Published on October 9th, 2013 @ 11:19 AM

The Cure have returned to North America for a handful of live shows. Last night the band played Monterrey, Mexico and their 43 song set included some rarities and songs they haven't played in YEARS, like "Sinking," "Give Me It," "Birdmad Girl," and the 1985 b-side "Stop Dead," which reportedly has never been played live before! Check out the setlist along with some video from the show below.

FYI: The Cure are playing the Austin City Limits Festival on October 12th, and the band's set will be webcast live from 9pm - 11pm ET.

The Cure - Monterrey, Mexico October 8th

Shake Dog Shake
Fascination Street
A Night Like This
The End of the World
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Pictures of You
Birdmad Girl
The Walk
Stop Dead
(Live debut)
Sleep When I'm Dead
Mint Car
Friday I'm in Love
Doing the Unstuck
The Hungry Ghost
Wrong Number
One Hundred Years
Give Me It
The Top


Other Voices
Charlotte Sometimes
Play for Today
A Forest

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

Published on October 9th, at 11:00 AM
Phil Chevron, guitarist of the Pogues, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Chevron announced in May that his cancer had returned (he had received treatment in 2007 for cancer of the head and neck) and that his tumor was inoperable. Chevron wasn't sure how long he had, but knew the cancer was terminal. Chevron was 56 years old.

In August, Chevron's friends got together and organized a musical tribute to honor him while he was still alive. Shane McGowan and Luka Bloom were among the musicians who performed and paid tribute to Chevron. Stream the audio of the three hour Phil Chevron Testimonial concert here, and watch some video from the event below.

Published on October 9th, 2013 @ 10:22 AM

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Pixies announced dates for a North American tour today.  Opening acts will be Fidlar (1/15 - 1/29), Cults (1/31 - 2/11), and Best Coast (2/13 - 3/1). Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th at 10 am local time, and fan pre-sales begin today at 10am (fans on the Pixies mailing list were emailed a pre-sale password).  The dates are listed below the band's new video for "Andro Queen"

1/15 - Toronto @ Massey Hall
1/16 - Montreal @ Metropolis
1/18 - Boston @ Orpheum
1/19 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theater
1/21 - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1/22 - New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theater
1/24 - Philadelphia @ Electric Factory
1/25 - Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Music Hall
1/26 - Washington DC @ Strathmore
1/29 - Richmond, VA @ National Theatre
1/31 - Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
2/01 - Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
2/02 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
2/04 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
2/06 - St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
2/07 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
2/08 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
2/09 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
2/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
2/13 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore
2/14 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern
2/15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air
2/17 - Vancouver @ Orpheum Theatre
2/18 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
2/19 - Portland, OR @ Schnitzer
2/21 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
2/22 - San Jose, CA @ Civic Theater
2/23 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
2/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
2/25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium
2/27 - Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
2/28 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
3/01 - Austin, TX @ Music Hall

Morrissey's long awaited autobiography will be released in the U.K. and Europe on October 17th. The book is available to pre-order here. Autobiography doesn't have a North American release date announced, but will likely be available to purchase on import shortly after its release there [such was the case with Peter Hook's memoir as well as recent biographies on the Stone Roses and the Smiths. In those cases the books went on to be published in North America, but were available to purchase as imports several months before the books were picked up by a domestic publisher.  So far Morrissey hasn't divulged plans about releasing the book Stateside]. 

Read the official press release for Autobiography on True To You.  Via the awesome Roberto Ferdenzi.

Meanwhile, Morrissey: 25 Live, Morrissey's first official concert film in years will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 22nd.  Pre-order here.  The film enjoyed a limited run in theaters worldwide over the last couple of months.  The Detroit area screenings take place February 26th at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.  Purchase tickets for the 2pm screening and the 7:30 screening.

Published on October 7th, 2013 @ 5:55 AM
Blood Cultures released a single titled "Indian Summer" last week on Bandcamp.  Not much info is available about Blood Cultures other than the artist hails from New Jersey and the single is available to purchase on Bandcamp.  Enjoy the indie-pop/synth-pop gem below:

Published on October 7th, 2013 @ 5:54 AM
The BBC posted a short video interview with Steve Miller, the author of the book Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock & Roll in America's Loudest City. Watch the video here.

Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock & Roll in America's Loudest City was released in June and is available to purchase here.

Watch some vintage Stooges/Iggy Pop footage in a short documentary below:

Published on October 7th, 2013 @ 5:54 AM

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gary Numan played Bumbershoot in Seattle over Labor Day weekend and prior to his set at the festival on August 31st he played a radio session for Seattle's KEXP. Check out a few songs from the session below:



"A Prayer For The Unborn"

"Love Hurt Bleed"

"Everything Comes Down To This"

"The Fall"

Gary Numan returns with the new album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) on October 15th. Pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon, or Numan's official store.

Gary Numan kicks off his North American tour in October. Dates are posted below:

10/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
10/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26 - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Festival
10/27 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/30 - Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (opening for NIN)
10/31 - Orlando, FL @  Amway Center (opening for NIN)

Published on October 3rd, 2013 @ 6:02 AM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hugh Cornwell is releasing a four song ep on October 22nd to promote his new single, "God Is A Woman." The God Is A Woman EP includes the single, two live tracks and Mariachi Mexteca's version of the Stranglers' classic "Golden Brown" featuring Cornwell on vocals.  [More about Mariachi Mexteca can be found at the bottom of this post]. The mariachi version of "Golden Brown" is FANTASTIC--the song lends itself so well to the mariachi guitar stylings, it's almost better than the original Stranglers' version.  Almost.  The mariachi version has previously been available to stream, however today Cornwell shared the official video which includes the full mastered audio for the first time. Check it out below:

Hugh Cornwell is heading to North America later this week for a handful of dates on the west coast, then he returns for a longer tour of the midwest and east coast in December. The North American tour itinerary is posted below.  For more on Hugh Cornwell, visit his official website.

North American tour dates

10/05 - San Diego @ Soda Bar
10/06 - Los Angeles @ Echo
10/08 - San Francisco @ CAfe Du Nord
10/09 - Eugene @ Luckey's Bar
10/10 - Seattle @ El Corazon
12/03 - Atlant @ Smiths Olde Bar
12/04 - Charlotte @ Casbah/Tremont Music Hall
12/05 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
12/06 - New Jersey @ Record Collector (SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW)
12/07 - New Jersey @ The Brighton Bar
12/08 - New York @ Highline Ballroom
12/10 - Philadelphia @ Sellersville Theatre
12/11 - Boston @ Church of Boston
12/12 - Buffalo @ Tralf Music Hall (SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW)
12/13 - Pittsburgh @ 31st Street Pub
12/14 - Detroit/Hamtramck @ Small's
12/15 - Toronto @ Lee's Palace
12/16 - Hamilton @ This Ain't Hollywood
12/17 - Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom
12/18 - Chicago @ Reggie's Rock Club
12/19 - Minneapolis @ The Belmore

FYI: The mariachi band Mariachi Mexteca is based out of London and is well known in the U.K., especially after they appeared in a series of U.K. television ads for Doritos. The ad below includes a mariachi-ed up version of Human League's "Don't You Want Me, Baby":

Here's a longer video featuring more of "Don't You Want Me, Baby" plus their take on Duran Duran's "Rio."

For more on Mariachi Mexteca, visit the official site here.

Published on October 2nd, 2013 @ 5:05 PM
Ran into a pretty cool ep on Bandcamp today from a Detroit indie band called 1991. This past January, 1991 released a single titled "Stay Awake," and a couple of weeks ago they followed that up with a three song ep titled Bank (includes "Stay Awake"), which was recorded at Bank Studios in Detroit. The music is indie alternative with some sweet horns added in for good measure. Stream the Bank ep below and grab it as a 'name your own price' download on Bandcamp. It appears 1991 doesn't have an official website, Facebook, or Twitter, but be sure to check out their Bandcamp page.

Published on October 2nd, 2013 @ 10:53 AM

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Primal Scream released their new album More Light earlier this year and have a handful of dates in North America as well as a U.K. lined up this autumn. Ahead of the band's series of shows in Ireland, the Irish zine Entertainment IE interviewed Bobby Gillespie and discussed the new album, lyrics, Spotify, and the current state of music.

At the very end of the interview, Gillespie was asked about the television show Breaking Bad, to which he admitted he hadn't watched the show finale since he got bored with it, because, well, he's done meth and knows what it's all about. But Gillespie ended the short meth discussion and interview by dropping this entertaining kernel:

"We used to get it [meth] from Kurt Cobain's baby sitter and I'm not gonna tell you anymore."

Read the full interview with Bobby Gillespie over at Entertainment IE.

Primal Scream's new album More Light is available on iTunes and Amazon. The band's North American tour dates are listed below:

10/11 - San Francisco @ The Regency Ballroom,
10/13 - Los Angeles @ Fonda Theater
10/14 - Pomona @ The Glass House
10/15 - Solana Beach @ Belly Up

Published on October 1st, 2013 @ 5:34 PM