...hang the dj

...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, or desires of Bell Media

...hang the dj

.......... *

Contact info

Send music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns to: cristina [at] 89xradio.com or: hangthedjmag [at] gmail.com

Or just hit me up on Twitter @cristinarocks

...hang the dj

...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

For music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns:

hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

Blog Archive

About

Blogger news

Tune in to 89x for my radio broadcasts...

Listen to Time Warp on 89X - the long running classic alternative show airs Sunday mornings from 8am - 12pm ET. Listen on the radio (88.7) in Detroit, or stream it worldwide on the net. The Time Warp playlist archive is posted here.
Powered by Blogger.

Search This Blog

2015/06/29


Dean Wareham has uploaded a handful of early Luna demos from 1991 onto Bandcamp to help raise funds for Terry Tolkin (music executive who signed Luna to Elektra back in the day).  Wareham reveals that Tolkin is now faced with a severe illness and mounting medical bills and he'll be donating all the funds from the demos directly to Tolkin:

"Luna (at this early stage Dean Wareham) was signed to Elektra by A&R man Terry Tolkin who had previously worked at Rough Trade, Touch & Go and Caroline Records. Terry now lives in New Orleans and is gravely ill. He is fighting a rare and aggressive virus that has his doctors perplexed, and facing huge medical bills for hospital visits, thrice-weekly dialysis and prescription drug co-pays."

All the tracks from Luna Demos 1991 were recorded after the breakup of Galaxie 500 and before the release of Luna's debut album Lunapark in 1992 (finished versions of all the songs were released on Lunapark). The EP is available to download off Bandcamp for 7 dollars (fans can donate more if they desire). Stream the demo version of "Anesthesia" below and purchase Luna Demos 1991 here.



Published June 29th, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Johnny Marr released the third single off his solo record Playland. "Candidate" is available as a 7" single and digital download and is backed with a brand new song titled "Exit Connection." Order the 7" single from your favorite record store or purchase the digital version off iTunes. Both tracks are available to stream below along with the official video for "Candidate."







Published June 29th, 2015 @ 5:48 AM

2015/06/28


2016 marks Placebo's 20th anniversary, and to celebrate the band announced plans to reissue its first five studio albums, Placebo, Without You I'm Nothing, Black Market Music, Sleeping With Ghosts, and Meds. Over the course of the next year, each album will be re-issued on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, beginning with the reissue of Placebo's 1996 debut self-titled release on July 31st. To coincide with the reissue of Placebo, the band will also release a separate b-sides compilation on July 31st which collects 18 songs recorded during (and around the time of) the Placebo recording sessions and tour cycle. If that wasn't enough, Placebo will also celebrate the release of the reissues by uploading rare archival footage of performances, interviews, and other videos from each album's era/tour cycle onto the official Placebo You Tube channel.

The release dates and limited edition colors for the other albums in the reissue series are as follows:

09/25/15 -- Without You I'm Nothing on yellow vinyl (pre-order here)
11/27/15 -- Black Market Music on bronze vinyl (pre-order here)
02/19/16 -- Sleeping With Ghosts on blue vinyl (pre-order here)
04/08/16 -- Meds on pink vinyl (pre-order here)

Standard versions of each release (on standard black heavyweight vinyl) are also available to pre-order from Placebo's store.



The tracklisting for the Placebo b-sides collection:

01. Drowning By Numbers
02. Oxygen Thief
03. Dark Globe
04. Hare Krishna
05. Been Smoking Too Long
06. Hug Bubble
07. Teenage Angst (Amsterdam VPRO Session)
08. Flesh Mechanic (Demo)
09. Slackerbitch
10. Bigmouth Strikes Again
11. Hug Bubble (Brad Wood Mix)
12. Nancy Boy (Sex Mix)
13. Eyesight To The Blind
14. Swallow (Designer & U-Sheen Mix)
15. Miss Moneypenny
16. Then The Clouds Will Open For Me
17. Bruise Pristine (One Inch Punch Remix)
18. Waiting For The Son Of Man

Published June 28th, 2015 @ 9:15 PM

We're getting closer to the release of Monumentary, the highly anticipated Wax Trax! documentary which tells the story of the legendary music store and record label. Julia Nash, daughter of Wax Trax! co-founder Jim Nash, has been overseeing everything Wax Trax! since the death of her father and co-founder Dannie Flesher, including the Monumentary film.  Though Nash and the producers have been able to self-fund most of the project, they need to raise some extra funds to help offset post-production costs (music clearance, audio mixing, etc).  Rather than get deep pockets involved (which can lead to control issues, creative differences, etc), Nash decided to launch a 30 day Kickstarter campaign and offer up some rare and unique items for campaign rewards.  Some of the items available include test pressings, vintage posters, and the film's soundtrack on limited edition colored vinyl.

So far the campaign is on track to be fully funded -- only three days in and the Kickstarter is already 75% funded!  Still, this is an all or nothing campaign (plus don't miss an opportunity to snag some rare Wax Trax! merch), so be sure to head over and check out the Kickstarter here.  The campaign video is available to view below:



Published June 28th, 2015 @ 8:22 PM
Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on the show, visit my blog, which is updated throughout the week with music news, etc.

8 am hour:

808 State "Pacific 202"
Tears For Fears "Mothers Talk"
David Bowie "Modern Love"
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"
Howard Jones "What Is Love"
Cult "She Sells Sanctuary"
Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
Concrete Blonde "Caroline"
Depeche Mode "Policy Of Truth"
Portishead "Sour Times"
Morrissey "Suedehead"
Blondie "Hanging On The Telephone"
Clash "Police On My Back"

9 am hour:

Pixies "Hey"
Hüsker Dü "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely"
Replacements "Shooting Dirty Pool"
XTC "Earn Enough For Us"
Nine Inch Nails "Down In It"
Bjork "Army Of Me"
Social Distortion "Cold Feelings"
R.E.M. "Orange Crush"
Oasis "Supersonic"
Soundgarden "Hands All Over"
Stone Roses "Waterfall"
Material Issue "Valerie Loves Me"
Stranglers "Golden Brown"
Radiohead "High & Dry"

10 am hour:

Jane's Addiction "Stop!"
Nirvana "Territorial Pissings"
Placebo "Brick Shithouse"
Catherine Wheel "Show Me Mary"
Sparks "Angst In My Pants"
Dream Warriors "Wash Your Face In My Sink"
Iggy Pop "Real Wild Child"
Patti Smith "People Have The Power"
Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Screaming Trees "Nearly Lost You"
Alice In Chains "Would?"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Smiths "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others"
Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Madness "Our House"

11 am hour:

Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Cure "Jumping Someone Else's Train"
Public Image Limited "Seattle"
Elvis Costello "Radio, Radio"
Blur "Beetlebum"
Pavement "Cut Your Hair"
Smashing Pumpkins "Mayonaise"
Beck "Jack-Ass"
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You"
Depeche Mode "Somebody"
Verve "On Your Own"
Church "Ripple"

Published June 28th, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

The Detroit area concert list is BACK! Updated 6/21.

JUNE

06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/05 -- Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Fox Theater
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/11 -- David J @ TBA (living room show)
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/15 -- Empires @ Majestic Cafe
07/16 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
07/16 -- Stiff Little Fingers @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/24 -- X @ Magic Bag
07/25 -- R.Ring (ft Kelley Deal) @ BFF Fest/Detroit
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook
07/31 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/05 -- Jamie xx @ Majestic Theater
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/22 -- Psychedelic Furs & Church @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/10 -- Swervedriver @ Blind Pig
09/10 -- The Damned @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/12 -- of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
09/12 -- Eagles Of Death Metal @ Shelter
09/12 -- Chill On The Hill @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Chill On The HIll @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/19 -- Fidlar @ The Loving Touch
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook
09/24 -- Tears For Fears @ Freedom Hill
09/26 -- The Orb @ Magic Bag
09/29 -- 89X Fall Ball @ Masonic Temple

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/01 -- Chameleons Vox @ Small's
10/03 -- A Place To Bury Strangers @ Majestic Cafe
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple
10/13 -- The Neighborhood @ Fillmore
10/15 -- Luna @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/19 -- Garbage @ Royal Oak Music Theater

NOVEMBER

11/14 -- Youssou N'Dour @ Hill Auditorium
11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge

December

12/08 -- Sleater-Kinney @ Royal Oak Music Theater

2015/06/26


Veruca Salt are preparing to release their new studio album Ghost Notes on July 10th. Over the last few weeks the band issued a few tracks from the album -- "Laughing In The Sugar Bowl" and "The Gospel According To Saint Me" -- and now they've premiered another new song. Stream "Empty Bottle" below via Noisey:



Pre-order Ghost Notes from Amazon or Pledge Music . The official video for the single "Laughing In The Sugar Bowl" is available to stream below:



North American tour dates

7/08 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/10 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
7/11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
7/21 -- Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
7/22 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
7/23 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
7/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
7/28 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
7/30 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
7/31 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
8/01 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Published June 26th, 2015 @ 5:56 AM

As previously reported, The Jesus & Mary Chain are set to release a live concert recording Live at Barrowlands on July 31st. The set was captured during the band's show in Glasgow during their 30th anniversary Psychocandy tour in November 2014. The band has now premiered the live version of "Reverence" from the collection which is available to stream via Spin below:





The deluxe edition of Live At Barrowlands includes Jesus & Mary Chain's full performance of Psychocandy on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, the "prelude set" featuring 7 greatest hits/fan favorites pressed on a 10" vinyl, a cd of the entire performance, audio interview with Jim & William Reid, and a 40 page hardcover book. The deluxe edition will be limited to 300 copies worldwide and is available to pre-order from My Play Direct or Amazon UK. Fans in the U.S. can also order the import from Amazon U.S.

The tracklisting for the set is posted below:



Psychocandy LP

Side A

01. Just Like Honey
02. The Living End
03. Taste The Floor
04. The Hardest Walk
05. Cut Dead
06. In A Hole
07. Taste Of Cindy

Side B

01. Never Understand
02. Inside Me
03. Sowing Seeds
04. My Little Underground
05. You Trip Me Up
06. Something's Wrong
07. It's So Hard

Prelude set -- 10 inch


Side A

01. April Skies
02. Head On
03. Some Candy Talking
04. Psychocandy

Side B

01. Up Too High
02. Reverence
03. Upside Down

Barrowlands Live - CD

01. April Skies
02. Head On
03. Some Candy Talking
04. Psychocandy
05. Up Too High
06. Reverence
07. Upside Down
08. Just Like Honey
09. The Living End
10. Taste The Floor
11. The Hardest Walk
12. Cut Dead
13. In A Hole
14. Taste Of Cindy
15. Never Understand
16. Inside Me
17. Sowing Seeds
18. My Little Underground
19. You Trip Me Up
20. Something's Wrong
21. It's So Hard

Published June 26th, 2015 @ 5:47 AM

Morrissey performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. His performance of "Kiss Me A Lot" was his first late night U.S. television performance in over two years! Watch the magic below!


Also: Watch Morrissey's performance of "Action Is My Middle Name" from his 2013 Letterman performance:



Morrissey is currently on tour in North America.

6/27 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
6/29 -- Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theater
6/30 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center For The Arts
7/02 -- Nashville, TN @ Grand Old Opry House
7/08 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic (Jack White Theater)
7/09 -- Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
7/11 -- Normal, IL @ Bloomington Center For The Arts
7/13 -- St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
7/16 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
7/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/21 -- Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
7/23 -- Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
7/25 -- San Jose, CA @ San Jose Event Center

Published June 26th, 2015 @ 5:34 AM

2015/06/24


R. Ring (duo featuring Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery) kick off their North American tour in Detroit on July 25th with a performance at BFF Fest 2015. The Dayton duo -- Deal lives in Dayton, Ohio; Montgomery lives in Dayton, Kentucky -- is hitting the road in support of two split singles; "Loud Underneath" split 7" with Protomartyr, and a TBA split 7" single with Quailbones which is due out in July. Purchase both splits from Sofaburn and stream "Loud Underneath" below:



Meanwhile, Kelley Deal discussed how she fought drug addiction by taking up knitting in a new interview with Loud & Quiet magazine.  Deal's interview can be read in full here and her 2008 book Bags That Rock: Knitting On The Road with Kelley Deal is available to purchase here.

R. Ring tour dates

7/25 - Detroit, MI @ BFF Fest
7/26 - Youngstown, OH @ Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
7/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
7/28 - Allston, MA @ O'Brien's
7/29 - New Haven, CT @ BAR
7/30 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
7/31 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
8/01 - Washington, DC @ Sixth and I
8/02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ James St Speakeasy

Published June 24th, 2015 @ 7:03 PM

2015/06/23


David Bowie announced plans for a new series of boxsets to celebrate his distinguished career. The first in the series, Five Years 1969 - 1973, focuses on Bowie's early years and collects all of the material officially released by Bowie during that period of his career.  The set will be released as a 10 LP/12 CD box, a 10LP/13 piece vinyl set, and as a digital download on September 25th.

Five Years 1969 - 1973 includes 6 original studio albums, 2 live albums, the Ken Scott 2003 mix of the Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars, and a new 2 disc collection titled Re:Call 1 which collects non-album singles, single versions, b-sides and more. A book containing rare photos, technical notes, press reviews from the archive, and a foreward written by Ray Davies of the Kinks is also included.

The CD version of the set contains mini-vinyl versions of the original albums on gold colored CDs; the vinyl version contains the same material as the CD set pressed onto 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

Pre-order the CD version of the set here, and the LP version here.  Fans who pre-order from Bowie's official store will receive a free copy of the David Bowie Pinups Radio Show on CD or 10" vinyl.  View the unboxing video and tracklisting for the set below, and find out more about Five Years 1969 - 1973 here.



David Bowie/Space Oddity (2015 remaster)
The Man Who Sold The World (2015 remaster)
Hunky Dory (2015 remaster)
The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Aladdin Sane
Pin Ups (2015 remaster)
Live Santa Monica ‘72
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (Ken Scott 2003 mix)
Re:Call 1 (2 disc set)

Tracklisting for Re:Call 1

CD1

Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)*
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (original UK mono single)*
Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola
The Prettiest Star (original mono single version)*
Conversation Piece*
Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 1)
Memory Of A Free Festival (Part 2)
All The Madmen (mono single edit)* prev unreleased
Janine*
Holy Holy (original mono single)*
Moonage Daydream (The Arnold Corns single)*
Hang On To Yourself (The Arnold Corns single)*

CD 2

Changes (mono single version)*
Andy Warhol (mono single version)*
Starman (original single mix)
John, I’m Only Dancing (original single version)
The Jean Genie (original single mix)
Drive-In Saturday (German single edit)
Round And Round
John, I’m Only Dancing (sax version)
Time (U.S. single edit)
Amsterdam
Holy Holy (Spiders version)
Velvet Goldmine

*indicates mono recording

Published June 23rd, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

2015/06/22


New Order announced details and debuted the artwork for their new studio record today. The album, titled Music Complete, is the band's first proper studio album since 2005's Waiting For The Sirens' Call and notably New Order's first record since Peter Hook's departure (also the first record in almost 15 years to include Gillian Gilbert, who rejoined the band a few years ago).   Music Complete will be released through Mute Records on September 25th.

According to Bernard Sumner, unlike some of their recent albums, this time around the band did NOT shy away from synthesizers.  The 11 track album features two collaborative songs with Chemical Brothers' Tom Rowlands -- "Singularity," the song New Order debuted live last summer, and another track titled "Unlearn This Hatred." In a previous interview, Sumner revealed New Order recorded 3 tracks with Rowlands, so it's possible the third song may wind up as a b-side down the road.

Also of note: The artwork for both the album and limited edition boxset was directed by longtime Joy Division/New Order/Factory Records' designer, the legendary Peter Saville.

New Order unleashes the first official single from Music Complete in August. Until then, fans will get a taste of the new album via a series of album trailers featuring snippets of new music.  The first trailer in the series is available to stream below:



Pre-orders for Music Complete are available now. Choose from the standard 11 track digital download/CD, double LP (on black vinyl), limited edition double LP (clear vinyl), and a limited edition 8 LP vinyl deluxe box set. The boxset includes Music Complete on double clear vinyl, extended versions of all 11 songs on red, blue, yellow, grey, white 12" vinyl, plus 1 sided black etched vinyl. New Order will be signing 200 copies of the box set and will be randomly be shipped to fans who purchase from the band's official store (box set ships in November). Visit New Order's store here.

Tracklisting for Music Complete is posted below:

01. Restless
02. Singularity
03. Plastic
04. Tutti Frutti
05. People On The High Line
06. Stray Dog
07. Academic
08. Nothing But A Fool
09. Unlearn This Hatred
10. The Game
11. Superheated

Published June 22nd, 2015 @ 9:10 PM

Ride played the Best Kept Secret (BKS) festival in Hilvarenbeek (Netherlands) on Saturday night. The band's set was broadcast on local television and now an archive of the performance has appeared online. The video is a bit put of focus, but the audio is excellent -- stream the full concert below:



If you missed this previously, here's excellent quality video of Ride's May 29th set at Primavera Sound in Barcelona



Ride return to the U.S. this fall -- tour dates are posted below:

09/17 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/19 -- Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
09/21 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/22 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
09/26 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival
09/27 -- Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
09/29 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City
10/01 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
10/03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise

Published June 22nd, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

2015/06/21


The Detroit area concert list is BACK! Updated 6/21.

JUNE

06/22 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
06/24 -- Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness @ Majestic Theater
06/25 -- Christopher Owens @ Pike Room
06/25 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Token Lounge
06/27 -- Pins @ Loving Touch
06/27 -- En Esch @ Smalls
06/27 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/05 -- Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Fox Theater
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/11 -- David J @ TBA (living room show)
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/15 -- Empires @ Majestic Cafe
07/16 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
07/16 -- Stiff Little Fingers @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/24 -- X @ Magic Bag
07/25 -- R.Ring (ft Kelley Deal) @ BFF Fest/Detroit
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook
07/31 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/05 -- Jamie xx @ Majestic Theater
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/22 -- Psychedelic Furs & Church @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/10 -- Swervedriver @ Blind Pig
09/10 -- The Damned @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/12 -- of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
09/12 -- Eagles Of Death Metal @ Shelter
09/12 -- Chill On The Hill @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Chill On The HIll @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/19 -- Fidlar @ The Loving Touch
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook
09/24 -- Tears For Fears @ Freedom Hill
09/26 -- The Orb @ Magic Bag
09/29 -- 89X Fall Ball @ Masonic Temple

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/01 -- Chameleons Vox @ Small's
10/03 -- A Place To Bury Strangers @ Majestic Cafe
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple
10/15 -- Luna @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/19 -- Garbage @ Royal Oak Music Theater

NOVEMBER

11/14 -- Youssou N'Dour @ Hill Auditorium
11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge

December

12/08 -- Sleater-Kinney @ Royal Oak Music Theater

Duran Duran premiered a funky new single titled "Pressure Off" -- the track featuring Nile Rodgers and Janelle Monáe serves as the first single from the band's 14th studio album Paper Gods, which arrives on September 11th. Stream "Pressure Off" below:



Published June 21st 2015 @ 7:37 AM

2015/06/18


Tears For Fears returns to the Detroit area for a show at Freedom Hill on September 24th. The pre-sale for tickets is going on today (password: FHILL2015) and the general onsale is tomorrow (Friday, June 19th) at 10am ET. Purchase tickets here.

Last year Tears For Fears celebrated the 30th anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair. Part of the festivities included a Spotify session -- similar to VH1's Storytellers -- where they performed and discussed some of their classic songs. Watch the session below:



01. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
02. Sowing The Seeds Of Love
03. Head Over Heels
04. Mad World
05. The Working Hour
06. Shout



Published June 18th, 2015 @ 6:35 PM

Johnny Marr premiered the video for his latest single "Candidate," which is available to view below. "Candidate" will be issued as a single on June 29th, and is off Marr's latest album Playland.



Marr recently chose 13 of his favorite albums of all time. Read more about that here.

Published June 18th, 2015 @ 5:56 PM

The Orb return with a new album titled Moonbuilding 2703 AD. If chilled out spacy synth and samples are your thing, this is a most glorious listen. The record arrives on June 23rd but is streaming in full ahead of its release and can be streamed below via GQ. Pre-order the album here.

The Orb hit the road for a North American tour, which includes a stop at the Magic Bag. Tickets for the Detroit area stop, September 26th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale go on sale today at 10am ET. Dates are posted below:

09/04 -- Miami, FL @ Bardot
09/05 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
09/06 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
09/10 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/12 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
09/13 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
09/17 -- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/18 -- Montreal, QB @ La Sat
09/19 -- Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/23 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
09/24 -- Madison, WI @ Majestic
09/26 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
09/27 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro



Published June 18th, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

2015/06/17


The Damned are heading back out on the road for a few tour dates this fall and they'll bring the tour to St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit on September 10th. The pre-sale is going on now (password: new rose) and the general onsale is Friday, June 19th at 10am.

The Damned TOUR dates

08/28 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
09/04 -- Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
09/10 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/11 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
09/12 -- Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

The documentary The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead premiered earlier this year and features all four original members of the band, along with appearances from Mick Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Steve Diggle, Keith Morris, Nick Mason, and more. Several screening dates for the film have been announced and info on a wider release is expected soon. View the screening dates and watch the trailer and outtake from the film below:





The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead Screening dates

07/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Laemmle NoHo 7
07/29 -- Pasadena, CA @ Laemmle Royal
07/30 -- Santa Monica, CA @ Laemmle Playhouse
07/31 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Regent Theater
07/31 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Frida
07/31 -- Long Beach, CA @ The Art Theater of Long Beach
08/01 -- St. Louis, MS @ Mad Art Gallery
08/01 -- Long Beach, CA @ The Art Theater Of Long Beach
08/04 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Nitehawk
08/05 -- Ashburn, VA @ Alamo One Loudon
08/07 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Filmbar
08/08 -- Richmond, VA @ Visual Arts Center of Richmond
08/09 -- Richmond, VA @ Visual Arts Center Of Richmond
08/10 -- Austin, TX @ Alamo Ritz
08/13 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
08/13 -- Dallas, TX @ Texas Theater
08/16 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
08/19 -- Ottawa, ON @ The Mayfair
08/20 -- Ottawa, ON @ The Mayfair
08/24 -- Littleton, CO @ Alamo Littleton
08/30 -- Yonkers, NY @ Alamo Drafthouse

Published June 17th, 2015 @ 8:16 PM

2015/06/16


The Radio Dept made good on its promise to release new music! The band is back with enchanting dreampop goodness in the form of a new 3 song release titled Occupied. The limited edition EP is available to purchase from Amazon or download from iTunes.  Stream the title track "Occupied" which samples "Laura Palmer's Theme" (off Twin Peaks soundtrack) below.  Stream the full EP on Spotify.





Published June 16th, 2015 @ 8:45 PM

Sleater-Kinney announced several more dates for their upcoming U.S. tour in support of No Cities To Love. The extended tour itinerary now includes a Detroit area stop at the Royal Oak Music Theater on December 8th. The general onsale for tickets is June 19th at 10am ET.





U.S. tour

07/18 -- Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
12/04 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
12/05 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/06 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
12/08 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
12/09 -- Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
12/10 -- Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
12/12 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
12/13 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/14 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
12/16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

Published June 16th, 2015 @ 6:55 PM





Johnny Marr chose his favorite 13 albums for the Quietus' popular feature Baker's Dozen. Records from Wire, Roxy Music, Magazine, and Velvet Underground were among his Marr's favorites, and he revealed Buzzcocks and their 1978 debut album Another Music In A Different Kitchen was a major influence on the Smiths:

"Buzzcocks made modern guitar music that was appropriately punky but sounded razor-sharp on the radio in the middle of such a load of mainstream nonsense...That, coupled with the aesthetic of the band and the way they did their sleeve artwork and the way they dressed, was a very potent combination.

Buzzcocks influenced The Smiths massively in the way we approached our record sleeves and our choice of independent record company - because of the Buzzcocks we took on a Mancunian DIY ethic, whilst being in the charts."

Check out the full Baker's Dozen feature here.


Marr released a cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You" for Record Store Day. Marr's last full length album, Playland, was released last year.





Published June 16th, 2015 @ 5:36 PM

Morrissey announced he'll perform "Kiss Me A Lot" on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on June 25th. Moz appeared on Fallon's old show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon back in 2012 and performed "To Give Is The Reason I Live," and "You Have Killed Me."

Morrissey's last U.S. television performance was January 8th, 2013 on Letterman. Stream "Action Is My Middle Name" below:



Morrissey is currently on tour in North America. Dates are posted below:



6/24 -- Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theater
6/27 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
6/29 -- Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theater
6/30 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center For The Arts
7/02 -- Nashville, TN @ Grand Old Opry House
7/08 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic (Jack White Theater)
7/09 -- Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
7/11 -- Normal, IL @ Bloomington Center For The Arts
7/13 -- St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
7/16 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
7/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/21 -- Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
7/23 -- Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
7/25 -- San Jose, CA @ San Jose Event Center

Published June 16th, 2015 @ 5:16 PM

Foals unleashed the video for their intense, dramatic new song "What Went Down" today. The song serves as the title track to the band's fourth studio record, which arrives on August 28th. Foals' Yannis Philipakis recently described the new set of songs as their most volatile, intense record yet, and if "What Went Down" is any indication, he sure wasn't kidding. Watch the video for "What Went Down" below:



Several pre-order options for What Went Down are available: digital album download (10 tracks), deluxe digital album download, physical CD, CD/DVD, LP, and boxset. The DVD includes two live performances, the official music video for "What Went Down," and more; the boxset includes the album pressed on limited edition clear vinyl, the DVD, download code, and bonus cd with demos. Take a look at the options and order from iTunes, Amazon, and the Foals' webstore (boxset only available through band's store).

Catch up with Foals here.

Published June 16th, 2015 @ 4:51 PM

2015/06/15


Beck released a new song titled "Dreams" today -- sonically a return to the funky two-tables-and-a-microphone version of Beck! In an interview with Alt 98.7 Beck described "Dreams" as fusing together different worlds of garage rock and raw energy with a beat, and he confirmed "Dreams" has a similar vibe and energy to the full length record he's going to be releasing "asap" (though the album still has no title or official release date as of yet). "Dreams" is available now as a digital download. Stream "Dreams" below:





2015/06/14


Winter is a four piece band out of Los Angeles serving up a delicious blend of dream-psych-gaze pop.  The band's most recent album, Supreme Blue Dream, was released in March through Lolipop Records and is fast becoming a contender for swoonworthiest album of the year.  Stream the glorious "Someone Like You" below and download the full album through Amazon or Bandcamp.  Catch up with Winter on Facebook and Twitter. [Note: not to be confused with the doom metal band also named Winter.]



Published June 14th, 2015 @ 7:47 PM

The Detroit area concert list is BACK!

JUNE

06/13 -- White Lung @ Pj's Lager House
06/16 -- Lower Dens @ Loving Touch
06/16 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/17 -- My Morning Jacket @ Fillmore
06/19 -- Best Coast @ Majestic Theater
06/22 -- David Gray @ Meadow Brook
06/24 -- Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness @ Majestic Theater
06/25 -- Christopher Owens @ Pike Room
06/25 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/26 -- My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Token Lounge
06/27 -- Pins @ Loving Touch
06/27 -- En Esch @ Smalls
06/27 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- ELECTRIC FOREST @ Rothbury, MI
06/28 -- Tanlines @ Loving Touch

JULY

07/01 -- Death Grips @ St. Andrew's Hall
07/05 -- Brian Wilson w/ Rodriguez @ Fox Theater
07/07 -- Ceremony w/ Pity Sex @ Marble Bar
07/08 -- Morrissey @ Masonic Temple/Jack White Theater
07/08 -- Jane's Addiction @ Common Ground Festival
07/08 -- Rolling Stones @ Comerica Park
07/12 -- Flaming Lips @ Common Ground Festival
07/14 -- Neil Young w/ Band Of Horses @ DTE
07/16 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
07/19 -- Run DMC @ DTE
07/22 -- Incubus/Deftones @ DTE
07/24 -- X @ Magic Bag
07/25 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/26 -- MO POP FESTIVAL @ West Riverfront Park
07/27 -- Steely Dan w/ Elvis Costello @ DTE
07/30 -- Brand New @ Meadow Brook
07/31 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

AUGUST

08/01 -- The Kills @ St. Andrew's Hall
08/02 -- Primus w/ Dinosaur Jr @ Freedom Hill
08/05 -- Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
08/14 -- Derrick May & Detroit Symphony Orchestra @ Chene Park
08/15 -- Social Distortion @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/22 -- Psychedelic Furs & Church @ Royal Oak Music Theater
08/24 -- Foo Fighters w/ Royal Blood @ DTE
08/26 -- Earth Wind & Fire/Chicago @ DTE

SEPTEMBER

09/10 -- Swervedriver @ Blind Pig
09/12 -- of Montreal @ Majestic Theater
09/12 -- Chill On The Hill @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Chill On The HIll @ Freedom Hill
09/13 -- Echo & the Bunnymen @ St. Andrew's Hall
09/19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theater
09/19 -- Fidlar @ The Loving Touch
09/22 -- alt-J @ Meadow Brook
09/29 -- 89X Fall Ball @ Masonic Temple

OCTOBER

10/01 -- Ride @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/03 -- A Place To Bury Strangers @ Majestic Cafe
10/05 -- Kraftwerk @ Masonic Temple
10/15 -- Luna @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/19 -- Garbage @ Royal Oak Music Theater

NOVEMBER

11/14 -- Youssou N'Dour @ Hill Auditorium
11/21 -- Prong @ Token Lounge

2015/06/13


Paul Weller is on tour in North America in support of the newly released Saturns Patterns. While Weller won't be able to play every city on this tour, he has agreed to let Yahoo/Live Nation webcast his June 15th show. The live stream from Toronto's Danforth Music Hall kicks off at 9pm ET and the archive of the show will be available to stream (as a continuous loop) for ~ 20 hours after the show. Stream the webcast on theYahoo/Live Nation site here.

While you're waiting for the live stream, watch Weller's recent hourlong performance for BBC Radio 2 below:



Published June 13th, 2015 @ 4:28 PM

2015/06/12

Liam Gallagher joined Roger Daltrey, Ian Broudie, and ex-Oasis bandmate Paul Arthurs (aka Bonehead) for a performance of the Who's "My Generation." The supergroup rocked out on the two hour revival of old school UK program TFI Friday this evening. The episode also reportedly included performances from Blur and Mansun. Video of Gallagher et al rocking out is available to view below via NME.



Published June 12th, 2015 @ 7:10 PM

Berlin krautrock/psych duo The KVB released an instrumental album this week titled Mirror Being.  The album is full of sweet atmospheric, mesmerizing, experimental beats and can be obtained as a physical cd through Amazon, or on limited edition frosted vinyl through the KVB's store. The band recently began work on another full length album which is expected out before year's end.

Stream a few songs from The KVB's Mirror Being below:





Published June 12th, 2015 @ 5:02 PM

Beck returns with a new single titled "Dreams" on June 15th -- the track drops as a digital download  on June 15th at midnight (Sunday night/Monday morning). Beck reportedly told L.A. station 98.7 that "Dreams" will serve as the first single from his forthcoming album which still does not have an official title or release date. Beck decided to release "Dreams" ahead of some upcoming tour dates in order to familiarize fans with the song they're sure to hear during his live sets. In the interview he also revealed the music on his new album is "sonically opposite" from 2014's Grammy winning Morning Phase.

Preview "Dreams" in the Instagram post below:

A video posted by Beck (@beck) on


Published June 12th, 2015 @ 4:17 PM

Public Image Limited have announced the release of a new career-spanning greatest hits collection. Rise: The Collection features 16 songs culled from PiL's catalog (1978-2012) and includes an extensive 24 page booklet with liner notes written by PiL, plus pictures from the band's archive. The collection is available to purchase now through Amazon. The track listing for Rise: The Collection is posted below.

As previously reported, Public Image Limited returns with a brand new album What The World Needs Now, on September 4th. The first single from the record will be released in August. Dates for the North American leg of PiL's world tour will be announced shortly.



01. Public Image (First Issue, 1978)
02. Careering (Metal Box, 1979)
03. Chant (live Paris Au Printemps, 1980)
04. Banging the Door (Flowers Of Romance, 1981)
05. Religion (Live in Tokyo, 1983)
06. This Is Not A Love Song (12" single, 1983)
07. Tie Me To The Length Of That (This Is What You Want..., 1984)
08. Rise (Album, 1986)
09. Bags (Album, 1986)
10. Seattle (Happy?, 1987)
11. Angry (Happy?, 1987)
12. Happy (9, 1989)
13. Disappointed (12" version, 9, 1989)
14. Don't Ask Me (Greatest Hits So Far, 1990)
15. Covered (That What Is Not, 1992)
16. Deeper Water (This Is PiL, 2012)

Published June 12th, 2015 @ 2:28 PM

Kitchens of Distinction vocalist/bassist Patrick Fitzgerald released a new EP today under his solo moniker Stephen Hero. The title track is a beautiful collaboration with Tanya Donelly (Belly, Breeders), which Fitzgerald describes as "a sonic stratosphere of lovesong." Stream "Golden" below and purchase The Golden EP through Bandcamp; the songs are available as individual downloads, but those who purchase the full EP receive two additional bonus songs (six songs in all). Go here to purchase.



Preview all the songs from Golden EP below.  The footage was shot at Luxor Temple in Egypt.



Published June 12th, 2015 @ 1:52 PM

2015/06/11


A new Morrissey interview has been published ahead of his North American tour, which kicks off tonight in New Orleans. Though the interview was filled with standard Morrissey subjects (vegetarianism, politics, still no record deal), he did offer up some newsier info -- he confirms he's written a novel, he discussed Brandon Flowers' stalking abilities, and -- SHOCKER -- he claims to have died for 9 minutes!

Morrissey reveals his 2013 bout of "corrosively toxic food poisoning" did more than put the kibosh on his 2013 South American tour, it actually caused him to die. Back in 2013 he told fans he underwent "five days of round the clock medical attention" to recover. In the new interview he admitted (during an offhanded comment about his favorite cities) that he actually died for 9 minutes during the food poisoning episode, though he didn't offer up additional details:

"I’m also always excited to be in South America, even though the last visit to Peru gave me food poisoning and I officially died for nine minutes. That was fun.​"

Moz confirmed previous reports that he's written a novel, though he didn't elaborate on the content/subject matter, title, etc. He would only say that he has no idea when it will be published:

"The book is with the publishers who are deciding on a date to publish. It could be tomorrow, it could be 2071. It’s all in the hands of the publishing gods."​

Morrissey heaped praise on the Killers' cover of "Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself" and said he was aware of -- and entertained by -- Brandon Flowers stalking him:

"The Killers covered one of my songs, “Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself”, and I thought it was so magnificent and so carefully done, so I’ll be forever thankful to them for that, and Brandon always says good things about me in the press, which is a relief! Yes, I think he was stalking me at a hotel a few years back, but I could see him hiding and I knew what he was doing… which was quite funny. Well, to me, anyway."

Read the full interview over at Alternative Nation.

Morrissey's North American tour kicks off tonight. The tour itinerary is posted below:

6/11 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theater
6/13 -- Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
6/15 -- Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre
6/24 -- Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theater
6/27 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
6/29 -- Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theater
6/30 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center For The Arts
7/02 -- Nashville, TN @ Grand Old Opry House
7/08 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic (Jack White Theater)
7/09 -- Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
7/11 -- Normal, IL @ Bloomington Center For The Arts
7/13 -- St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
7/16 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
7/18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
7/21 -- Seattle, WA @ Benaroya Hall
7/23 -- Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
7/25 -- San Jose, CA @ San Jose Event Center

Published June 11th, 2015 @ 8:26 PM

Sub Pop announced Eric Trip's 1993 stellar debut album Love Tara will be reissued on vinyl. The repress is available to pre-order now through the official Sub Pop store. Fans who pre-order early will receive the album on Loser edition colored vinyl (white vinyl); once the supply of the limited edition Loser version is exhausted, the standard black vinyl will be available. Info and pre-order here.

Those interested in a digital version can purchase a copy through Sub Pop, iTunes, or Amazon. Amazon also has copies of Love Tara on physical CD.

Around the time of the release of Love Tara, Eric's Trip was profiled on the CBC show Ear To The Ground. Watch the two-part feature from 1993 below:







Published June 11th, 2015 @ 4:38 PM


Veruca Salt debuted the official video for "Laughing In The Sugar Bowl" today. The video was directed by Tim Rutili, who worked on the band's classic "Seether" video from 1994. Watch the official video below:

"Laughing In The Sugar Bowl" is the first single off the album Ghost Notes, which is the first full-length album to feature all original members since 1996. Ghost Notes arrives on July 10th and is available to pre-order here.



North American tour dates:

7/08 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/10 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
7/11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
7/21 -- Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
7/22 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
7/23 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
7/26 -- Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
7/28 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
7/30 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
7/31 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
8/01 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Published June 11th, 2015 @ 4:06 PM

2015/06/10


A Place To Bury Strangers announced a North American tour in support of Transfixiation. The new set of dates includes a stop in Detroit at the Majestic Cafe on October 3rd. Tickets for the Detroit show go on sale this Friday, June 12th through Ticketweb.

View the tour itinerary and stream a few tracks from Transfixiation below:





APTBS North American Tour

06/18 -- Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
06/19 -- Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
06/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
09/12 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
09/13 -- Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
09/14 -- Portland, OR @ Star Theater
09/19 -- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
09/20 -- West Sacramento, CS @ TBD Festival
09/22 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/24 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
09/25 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/27 -- St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09/29 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/30 -- Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/01 -- Covington, KY @ Madison Live
10/02 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/03 -- Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe
10/06 -- Montreal, QB @ La Sala Rossa
10/09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Published June 10th, 2015 @ 6:50 PM

2015/06/09


Primal Scream were on the road gigging in North America last month. Keyboardist Martin Duffy assembled a short film featuring video and pictures taken by the band while on tour. Watch his creation, American Scream 2, below:



Published June 9th, 2015 @ 5:55 PM

J Mascis and Kim Gordon debuted a new collaborative song titled "Slow Boy," which they recorded for Converse Music.  Converse is releasing CONS EP Vol. 3, the third installment in their music series later this month, but fans can stream "Slow Boy" and grab a free download of the track now from Soundcloud or the official Converse Music website.



Published June 9th, 2015 @ 5:40 PM

FFS -- the new project featuring Sparks and Franz Ferdinand -- released their self-titled debut album this week. Today in celebration of the record's release, the band did an AMA on Reddit and fielded questions from fans. During the chat, FFS confirmed they will tour the U.S. and revealed that they're planning to perform some of the songs from the new album, as well as songs from Sparks and songs from Franz Ferdinand. They didn't indicate exactly when the tour will take place, but said they're hoping the news will be announced soon.

FFS also briefly discussed the video for "Johnny Delusional," which includes some fancy camera work:

Ron Mael: "It was this use of repetitive motion that we kind of developed into the video. We didn't have anything to do with the technical bit but it was pretty complex."

Alex Kapranos added, "We all wanted to dress the same as well as to make the character - Johnny Delusional."

Watch the video for "Johnny Delusional" below and read the AMA archive here.



Published June 9th, 2015 @ 5:27 PM

Robert Plant has postponed tonight's show at Meadow Brook due to acute laryngitis and the show has been rescheduled for September 10th.  Pixies, who were scheduled to open for Plant at Meadow Brook, will NOT be performing at the September 10th make up date.  Those interested in a refund can obtain one at point of purchase.

But great news, Pixies' fans!  Since they are already in Detroit, the band will indeed play a show tonight, but it won't be at Meadow Brook.  Pixies announced they'll play an "impromptu" (but full) show at St. Andrew's Hall tonight.  Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster/Live Nation.

Published June 9th, 2015 @ 1:30 AM



2015/06/08


Garbage announced dates for the North American run of their 20 Years Queer tour, which sees the band performing their self-titled debut album in full. The tour includes a Detroit area stop October 19th at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The general onsale for tickets is Friday, the pre-sale kicks off Wednesday (password: romtlive). Info on the Royal Oak show is posted here.

Shirley Manson recently discussed how "Only Happy When It Rains" came about. Watch the NME video below:



Garbage has been busy working on a new studio album which is due to be released in 2016. Back in April the band released two songs on a limited edition 10 inch single for Record Store Day, and the songs are now available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.





North American 20 Years Queer tour

10/06 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
10/07 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/08 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/10 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan
10/13 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
10/14 -- Austin, TX @ Stubb's Amphitheatre
10/15 -- Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/17 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
10/18 -- Madison, WI @ Orpheum
10/19 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
10/21 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum
10/23 -- Westbury, NY @ The Space
10/24 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
10/26 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/28 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/29 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Published June 9th, 2015 @ 8:23 PM

2015/06/06


The Replacements have reportedly once again called it a day. Pitchfork reports that last night at the end of the Replacements' set at Primavera Porto, Paul Westerberg told the crowd they were watching the band's final performance together. He revealed the band opted to stay at their hotel instead of coming to soundcheck that afternoon, reportedly muttered "lazy bastards to the end," and smashed his guitar before leaving the stage.

Billboard hinted at the potential implosion of the Replacements a few weeks ago.  In their May 27th story, they reported that the Replacements had canceled two shows (shows that were originally postponed and awaiting make up dates).  They also reported that sources "close to the band" said the Replacements were merely taking a break, but would NOT be heading back to the recording studio after several recent attempts. 

It's unknown what will become of the new material the Replacements recently recorded. Stay tuned.

Perhaps it's fitting that the band covered a bit of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at their recent gig in Barcelona...



Published June 6th, 2015 @ 7:22 PM

2015/06/05

Flesh For Lulu guitarist & vocalist Nick Marsh has died.  His death was confirmed earlier today by the official Flesh For Lulu Facebook page. Marsh had been working on a new project with Katharine Blake titled From The Deep, which was to be released later this summer. Marsh was 53 years old. R.I.P.





Published June 5th, 2015 @ 7:43 PM

Luna's five studio albums will be re-issued later this year for a vinyl boxset titled Luna: Long Players (92 - 99). The collection also includes a sixth record featuring rarities, demos, and b-sides. The official release date is still TBA, however Pitchfork reports the set will be released through Captured Tracks late fall/early winter. The tracklisting for the rarities record is available to view below. Sadly their cover of "Straight Up" will not be included on the set...



01 Egg Nog (from Time 7", 1992)
02 Indian Summer (Beat Happening cover from Slide EP, 1993)
03 Ride Into the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover from Slide EP, 1993)
04 That's What You Always Say (The Dream Syndicate cover from Slide EP, 1993)
05 Anesthesia (pre-Elektra Records demo, 1991)
06 In the Flesh (Blondie cover from In the Flesh 7", 1997)
07 Bonnie and Clyde (Serge Gainsbourg cover, Penthouse bonus track)
08 I Know You Tried (unreleased demo from Bewitched sessions)
09 Roll in the Sand (from Outdoor Miner 7", 1996)
10 Dear Paulina (from Dear Paulina 7", 1999)

As previously reported, Luna hit the road this fall for a tour of North America. The Detroit date is October 15th at St. Andrew's Hall and tickets are on sale now.

06/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival
10/03 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/06 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/07 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/08 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
10/10 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/13 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Hall
10/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
10/15 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
10/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Published June 5th, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

The documentary R.E.M. by MTV is set to be released individually on Blu Ray & DVD on June 8th.  The documentary was originally released as part of the larger 6-disc boxset REMTV last November; the new stand alone version of the release adds deleted scenes, five bonus live performances, and trailers.

In promotion of the release, Mike Mills spoke with EW about R.E.M. by MTV and acknowledged MTV played a role in R.E.M's success, but explained the channel wasn't the only way fans found out about R.E.M.:

"We figured there were multiple reasons for more people coming to our shows. I’m sure videos helped. College radio helped a lot. I think primarily our reputation as a really good live band got people out there. We would play in a town and get 10 or 15 people, and the next time we’d play there we’d get a hundred, and the next time we’d play there we’d get 300. So whatever the forces at play were, we were getting what we wanted, which was more people to the shows."

Mills revealed that all of the members of R.E.M. are still friends, but once again shuts down the idea of an R.E.M. reunion someday:

"We are all very dear friends, and that’s one of the reasons we were able to A) stay together as long as we did and B) break up in the manner we did. We’re all like family and we wanted to keep it that way. That enabled us to get through 30-plus years, but it also enabled us to walk away in a healthy fashion."

"[A reunion] is off the table, but no one can predict the future. There could be a meteor with your name on it right now. But I would say no. We like the fact that we are so far the one band* that doesn’t get back together—but you never know."

Read the full interview with Mills and watch some exclusive live footage over at Entertainment Weekly. Purchase/pre-order R.E.M. by MTV from the R.E.M. store or Amazon.

*(other than the Smiths, right Mr. Mills?)

Published June 5th, 2015 @ 12:10 PM