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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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2017/04/25


Thurston Moore is set to release a new album Rock n Roll Consciousness on April 28th. Today he's announced a North American tour in support of the album. The tour includes a Detroit stop July 15th at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at 10am.

Moore's backing band for the tour hasn't been revealed, however the new album Rock n Roll Consciousness features ex-Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley on drums and Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) provides backing vocals and bass.



Thurston Moore -- North American tour

May 08 -- North Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
May 09 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
May 10 -- Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
May 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 -- Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
May 17 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
May 18 -- Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
May 20 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jul 12 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Jul 14 -- Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul 15 -- Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
Jul 17 -- Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
Jul 18 -- Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Jul 20 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Jul 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Jul 23 -- Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

Published April 24th, 2017

2017/04/24


The Charlatans return with their new album Different Days on May 26th. The band debuted the single "Plastic Machinery" featuring Johnny Marr a few weeks ago, and today they've premiered the official video today for the single. Watch Tim Burgess and the Charlatans frolic and groove in Barcelona (Johnny Marr does not appear in the video).

"Plastic Machinery" is one of three songs on the new album to feature Johnny Marr. Other guests on the record include Paul Weller, Anton Newcombe, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, and Pete Salisbury. Pre-order Different Days from iTunes, Amazon, or the band's official store.



Published April 24th, 2017

2017/04/23


Depeche Mode are in Los Angeles preparing for their upcoming Global Spirit world tour. Next week they have a few appearances lined up -- on Monday, April 24th, the band plays The Late, Late Show with James Corden (on CBS). Then on Wednesday, April 26th they're playing a free intimate show they've described as "a special, exceptionally exclusive performance" in Hollywood. Details on that have not yet been announced, but if there's a streaming element involved, I will update this post with the info and details.



Meanwhile, Depeche Mode announced a fourth show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles -- this will be a record-making show, as it is the first time a band has performed four consecutive shows at the Hollywood Bowl. Additionally the band announced Warpaint will serve as the opening act for all the dates in North America.

Depeche Mode -- North American tour

Aug 23 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 25 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Aug 27 -- Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 30 -- Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 01 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep 03 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sep 05 -- Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Sep 07 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Sep 09 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 11 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 13 -- Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 15 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Sep 18 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Sep 20 -- Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
Sep 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Sep 24 -- Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 27 -- Phoenix, AZ 2 AK-Chin Pavilion
Sep 30 -- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Oct 02 -- Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
Oct 06 -- San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct 08 -- San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
Oct 10 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Oct 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 18 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 21 -- Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Oct 23 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Oct 25 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Oct 27 -- Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

Published April 23rd, 2017

Sunday morning...

Time to rock it old school with some Classic Alternative jams. Here's the third episode of my show -- Episode 3: Sensorium. It's almost a three hour mix of songs and music news kernels for your Time Warp-starved heart. This week some of the featured artists include Kraftwerk, Killing Joke, The Replacements, Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized, Depeche Mode, and more. Stream below or on Mixcloud.



And here's the fourth Spotify installment - with four hours of music from Happy Mondays, Wipers, Screaming Trees, Pixies, Lard, Flesh For Lulu, Fugazi, The Housemartins, David Bowie, Love And Rockets, and many more. Stream below or on Spotify.



"The best way to survive the death or change of an industry is to transcend its form"

~ Iggy Pop

2017/04/21


Kraftwerk announced the release of a live multi-media box set 3-D The Catalogue. The collection includes tour films, projections, and live 3-D performances of classic Kraftwerk albums taken from their critically acclaimed multi-media performances in New York, London, Sydney and more.  Eight classic albums in 3-D are performed in their entirety: Autobahn, Radioactivity, Trans Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computerworld, Techno Pop, The Mix, and Tour De France.

3-D The Catalogue will be released May 26th on a variety of formats: Blu-Ray (4 disc) + 236 page book, 9 piece vinyl set, 8 CD set, and as a digital download. A shorter edition will also be released as a 2 LP set or 2 disc Blu-Ray/DVD. The tracklisting for the set is available to view on Amazon U.K. (So far Amazon U.S. is only has a listing for the digital download edition.)

View the trailer for 3-D The Catalogue below.



Published April 21st, 2017

Happy 70th Birthday to the one and only Iggy Pop. Kick back with some vintage concert footage of the legend in action, plus view the inspirational lecture Iggy delivered as part of BBC Radio 6's John Peel Lecture series.












Happy Birthday to The Cure's Robert Smith. The legend is 58 years old today!










Mark Lanegan returns with his new album Gargoyle on April 28th. Today the legend shared the video for the album's epic and insanely catchy lead single "Beehive." Check it out down below.

Lanegan's 10th solo album features several guests including Greg Dulli, Josh Homme, and Duke Garwood (all three musicians have collaborated with Lanegan previously). Lanegan also reveals the dark and vibey record came together rather quickly -- about a month -- which he owes to having become a better songwriter:

"I definitely feel like I’m a better songwriting than I was 15 years ago...I don’t know if I’m just kidding myself or what, but it’s definitely easier now to make something that is satisfying to me. Maybe I’m just easier on myself these days, but it’s definitely not as painful a process, and therefore I feel I’m better at it now. But part of the way that I stay interested in making music is by collaborating with other people. When I see things through somebody else’s perspective it’s more exciting than if I’m left to my own devices."

Pre-order Gargoyle from Amazon or Lanegan's store



Published April 21st, 2017

2017/04/19


The Foreign Resort are part of the modern post-punk scene's A-list these days, and for good reason. The Copenhagen trio have been making impassioned dark, chilling, and gloriously gloomy music (ala Joy Division, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Killing Joke) since 2010. During that time they've released a flawless arsenal of critically acclaimed EPs and LPs.  They've also impressed extraordinary artists, touring alongside Swervedriver, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cold Cave, DIIV, The KVB, The Raveonettes, and Slowdive just to name a few.

In short, The Foreign Resort are a phenomenal band. Their music takes you on an explosive and spellbinding sonic journey into darkwave, post-punk, electro, goth, and wall-of-sound shoegaze, with entrancing and mystical vocals courtesy of leader Mikkel Jakobsen.

The Foreign Resort are back today with more brilliance. They've released a captivating new single "She Is Lost," a personal song written by Jakobsen. He reveals:

"It was one of the worst summers in my life. I came out strong on the other side, but this song was written partly when things were looking very bad and I was not doing the right things to get to a better place and partly when I had realized it was not just me who was the problem. Hence the title 'She is Lost'."

"She Is Lost" is the first taste from the Foreign Resort's forthcoming full length album, which is expected out later this year (date TBA). The single also coincides with the band's 10-date Canadian tour, which kicks off tomorrow and brings them oh-so-close to the Detroit area April 27th at Phog Lounge in Windsor (go dust off that passport).

Stream "She Is Lost" below and grab the digital single now from Bandcamp, iTunes, or Amazon.

Catch up with The Foreign Resort on the web, Twitter, and Facebook. Their full catalog is available on Bandcamp.



The Foreign Resort - Canadian tour

Apr 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Nightowl Club
Apr 21 -- Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo with
Apr 22 -- Toronto, ON @ The Hideout
Apr 23 -- Oshawa, ON @ The Atria
Apr 24 -- Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
Apr 25 -- Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
Apr 26 -- Guelph, ON @ Silence
Apr 27 -- Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge
Apr 28 -- London, ON @ The 488 Open Jam
Apr 29 -- Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum





Published April 19th, 2017

Afghan Whigs return with the new album In Spades on May 5th. Last month the debuted the first single "Demon In Profile" and today they've followed it up with a dark groove-rocker titled "Arabian Heights." Dig in below:



Pre-order In Spades from Amazon and Sub Pop. Fans who order the LP from Sub Pop will receive the Loser edition of the album on white vinyl while supplies last, plus order any format of the release from Sub Pop and you'll have early access to stream the full album (stream starting April 21st).



Published April 19th, 2017

Riot Fest returns to Chicago's Douglas Park September 15 - 17th, and today the headliners and first wave of acts were announced. This year Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Jawbreaker headline; other incredible acts also playing include New Order, Dinosaur Jr, Buzzcocks, Ministry, DJ set by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, X, Bad Brains, Built To Spill, TV on the Radio, Fidlar, Death From Above 1979, Liars, Tobacco, and so many more. Keep in mind this is only the "first wave" of acts -- Riot Fest will announce the "second wave" of acts (over 25 more artists TBA) closer to the festival.

Three day passes for Riot Fest go on sale today at 1pm ET (12 PM CT) and cost $149.98. Single day passes have traditionally gone on sale closer to the festival. Head over to the Riot Fest website for more info.

Published April 19th, 2017

2017/04/18


The The are releasing a new one-sided 7" single for Record Store Day in the U.K. titled "We Can't Stop What's Coming." The U.K. only release is limited to 2000 copies and will not be released online (at least in the short term). BBC Music 6 host Steve Lamacq interviewed Matt Johnson and debuted the single on his radio program today. The interview and song are available to stream here (interview starts ~ 1:13:45, the song starts ~ 1:21:29).

Items of interest from today's interview:

"We Can't Stop What's Coming" is the song taken from Johnson's Radio Cineola broadcast last May. The single is the live recording Johnson performed on the broadcast, although some elements/instruments were later added. It's an incredibly impressive recording. This was done live -- all in one take -- for the broadcast, with the added pressure of this being Johnson's first live performance in 15 years.

Some time after the Radio Cineola broadcast was over, Johnson got in touch with some former and current members of The The to add some instruments to the recording. One of the musicians on the track is the legendary Johnny Marr, who was a member of The The for a span of time after the Smiths broke up. [Johnson revealed that he was having dinner with Marr one night and played the song for him. Marr and Johnson's brother Andrew, who the song was written for, were fans of one another, so Johnson was glad to include Marr on the recording.]

"We Can't Stop What's Coming" was inspired by and written about Johnson's brother Andrew (Andy Dog, graphic artist for The The's sleeves) who died in January 2016.  Johnson reveals he wrote the song while Andrew was dying -- he'd spend time by himself playing music...he'd sit and reflect and play, and he came up with a melody that helped get him through the difficult period. The melody eventually became a full song. Johnson says "the words are about Andrew, for Andrew, the whole thing is dedicated to Andrew." Additionally, the sleeve for the 7" was taken from a drawing found in Andrew's sketchbook.

This is the third time Johnson wrote a song for a close family member that's died -- "Love Is Stronger Than Death" off 1993's Dusk was written for his brother Eugene; "Phantom Walls" (off 2000's Naked Self) was written for his mother.

"We Can't Stop What's Coming" is featured in the new documentary The Inertia Variations, which recently premiered in Copenhagen and will debut later this summer in Edinburgh.



Johnson confirmed what he's said in previous interviews: he's working on several other projects associated with the film, including a book of collectible interviews, poetry, and other music (including a collection of The The covers - other bands covering The The songs). And though Johnson says "We Can't Stop What's Coming" will not be released online in the near future, he is planning to release it as part of his larger project, which he hopes to "come to fruition in the summer or autumn."

For more on Matt Johnson and The Inertia Variations, check out an excellent (long read) interview here.

Finally, in case you haven't seen it yet, Matt Johnson is one of the stars in the video for Marc Almond's new single "A Kind Of Love."  Johnson rocks a mean mustache in the video!



Published April 18th, 2017

New Order played a warm up gig at Radio City Music Hall in New York City prior to their gig at Coachella over the weekend. Their energetic set featured a massive helping of beloved New Order classics and ended with an epic two-song Joy Division encore. Sublime. Watch the legends in action below:

















Published April 18th, 2017

2017/04/17


The Cure's 1992 album Wish celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 21st. Several artists came together to pay tribute to this important milestone this past weekend in Sydney, Australia. Steve Kilbey of The Church, The Hummingbirds, The Exploding Boys, and many more marked the 25th anniversary of the classic album at the Factory Theatre on April 15th. Watch fan filmed video from the concert below:







Published April 17th, 2017

Gorillaz are set to return with a new album titled Humanz on April 28th. Today the band announced a North American tour in support of the record. The tour includes a stop at Fox Theatre in Detroit on September 18th. Tickets for the Detroit show go on sale this Friday, April 21st at 10am, and pre-sales start Thursday, April 20th. More info on the tour is posted here.

View the tour itinerary below the trailer for the new Gorillaz app, and catch up with the cartoon band here.



Gorillaz -- North American tour

Jul 08 -- Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion/Northerly Island
Jul 10 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canad Centre
Jul 12 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
Jul 15 -- Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
Jul 17 -- Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 11 - 13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
Sep 15 - 17 -- New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Arts Festival
Sep 18 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Sep 20 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Sep 22 -- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Sep 24 -- Las Vegas, NM @ Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
Sep 26 -- Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 30 -- Seattle, WA @ Keyarena Seattle Center
Oct 05 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
Oct 13 - 15 -- Miami, FL @ III Points Festival

Published April 17th, 2017

2017/04/16


A Depeche Mode documentary exploring four seminal albums - Black Celebration, Music For The Masses, Violator, Songs of Faith & Devotion - and the band's rise to electronic music dominance was created by Chrome Dreams Media in 2009. Depeche Mode - The Dark Progression chronicles the band's trailblazing music and how the darkness of their music struck a chord with fans and helped Depeche Mode become one of the most influential and legendary bands of our time.

The film includes tons of vintage interview/performance footage of Depeche Mode along with commentary from their electronic music peers (and luminaries in their own right) Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, and Andy McCluskey. This is an essential Depeche Mode film and is highly recommended viewing. Stream below:

FYI: the first 15 minutes is an essential overview of electronic music which perfectly lays the groundwork for the rest of the documentary.



Published April 16th, 2017

Happy Sunday! Here's a fresh serving of classic alternative music for your Sunday (or whenever). My new Time Warp-spirited episode is available to stream below. This week's episode is titled Fine Time. I've also created a new 4 hour Spotify playlist for you to stream.

Stream Episode 2: Fine Time below or here.



Stream the playlist below or directly on Spotify.

2017/04/14


The Vacant Lots follow up 2016's magnificent Berlin EP with a full length album on April 21st. Endless Nights continues the band's scintillating blend of electro/psychedelic/post-punk, and adds a surprising and fantastic bonus: Alan Vega. As the story goes, the late Suicide mastermind had agreed to write lyrics and sing on a track titled "Suicide Note," but sadly he died suddenly last year before he was able to write/record his collaboration. Vega's wife granted The Vacant Lots permission to go through some of his unreleased archives and select a vocal track for "Suicide Note." The rest, as they say, is history.

Check out the video for "Suicide Note" along with an awesome fan-created video for "Night Nurse" below (official stream for "Night Nurse" is here).

Pre-order Endless Nights from Metropolis Records.





Published April 14th, 2017


Iggy Pop debuted a new song today titled "Asshole Blues." The raw and stripped down track serves as the first single from a new flexi-disc series from Jacuzzi Boys' indie label Mag Mag.

Iggy told Rolling Stone that the single is "full of negative energy" and cautions fans to "listen at your own risk."

Meanwhile Jacuzzi Boys explained that the flexi series will "serve as a place where artists can do as they please...No rules. We're just trying to turn folks on to stuff we find interesting."

"Asshole Blues" will be released April 21st. Stream below and pre-order here.



Published April 14th, 2017

2017/04/13


The Jesus & Mary Chain released their seventh studio album Damage And Joy last month. Today they've premiered the official video for the new single "Moon Rider," which also doubles as a lyric video. Check it out below.

JAMC tour North America next month. The tour bypasses Detroit, but perhaps a second leg will be announced at some point.



The Jesus & Mary Chain -- North American tour

May 09 -- St. Paul, MN @ The Palace
May 10 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera
May 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 19 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
May 20 -- Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theatre
May 22 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 23 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
May 25 -- Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

Published April 13th, 2017

2017/04/12


Coachella's live webcast kicks off this Friday afternoon. The webcast features over 80 bands, including Radiohead, New Order, Röyksopp, Preoccupations, Crystal Castles, Car Seat Headrest, the xx, and more. There will be overlapping sets (the webcast has three different channels), so choose wisely! Also keep in mind many of the sets stream very late due to west coast time, but isn't a live set from Radiohead worth staying up late for?

View a list of recommended sets below (converted to ET), and check out the full streaming schedule here.

Friday evening:

07:50 -- The Lemon Twigs
08:35 -- Sohn
10:45 -- Father John Misty
11:10 -- Crystal Castles
12:30 -- Jagwar Ma
12:35 -- The xx
01:40 -- Radiohead

Saturday evening:

06:35 -- Blossoms
07:45 -- Car Seat Headrest
10:20 -- Two Door Cinema Club
12:05 -- Warpaint
12:55 -- Tycho
01:00 -- Röyksopp
01:15 -- Bon Iver

Sunday evening:

07:25 -- Preoccupations
12:50 -- Justice
01:25 -- Kendrick Lamar
01:30 -- New Order

As reported yesterday, Morrissey's ailing voice caused him to cut Monday night's show in Tuscon short. The tour was scheduled to resume tonight in San Antonio, however it's a shock to no one that tonight's show has been axed. Here's the statement issued by the venue Tobin Center:

"Following health concerns stemming from Morrissey's appearance in Tucson, it is with great sadness that tonight's sold out engagement in San Antonio at the Tobin Center is cancelled to allow him to fully recuperate. Your purchase will be refunded to the original transaction credit card, or if purchased by cash or check a check will be mailed to the name and address on the original transaction."

There are only two more shows left on the tour -- Houston and Dallas -- and so far nothing official has been announced, but we've all been down this road before, so...

Morrissey walked off during the end of "Every Day Is Like Sunday." Watch the drama unfold via NME.



"how I dearly wish I wasn't here..."



Published April 12th, 2017

2017/04/11


Morrissey has been on tour in North America, and apparently things didn't go so well, at least last night in Tucson. Mozzer played an abbreviated set -- six songs -- then cut his show short. According to fans, Morrissey didn't address the crowd, just walked off stage. Later, his band came on stage and broke the bad news to fans that the show was over due to Moz's ailing voice. Watch video below via International Playboy





Morrissey is scheduled to be back on the road tomorrow. So far, there's no word on the status of the rest of the tour.

UPDATE (4/12): The San Antonio show has been canceled.

Morrissey - North American tour

Apr 12 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 14 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Apr 15 -- Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre

For old times sake...the legendary walk off in Royal Oak from 2011:



Published April 11th, 2017

2017/04/10


Robyn Hitchcock returns with his new self-titled solo album on April 21st. Today he shared the video for "Raymond And The Wires" -- a track written as a homage to his dad, writer/cartoonist Raymond Hitchcock. The video includes footage of Hitchcock's father that was captured over the years. Hitchcock revealed:

"This video is a collage of years and Hitchcocks, assembled by Jeremy Dylan from archive trolleybus footage; from my family's home movies; and from film he shot of me recently...I'm singing the song on a tram in Melbourne, Australia about a trolleybus ride I took with my late father Raymond in Reading, England in 1964."

"Raymond liked a nice tune. This would probably have embarrassed him, given what a distant English family we were. But his spirit loves acknowledgement, I like to think: and I'm sure he lives through me as fully as any ghost. On ya, dad!"

Watch the video below and read an excellent Robyn Hitchcock interview here.

Don't miss Robyn Hitchcock opening for Psychedelic Furs tomorrow night (April 11th) at the Majestic Theater. Tickets are available here.



Psychedelic Furs/Robyn Hitchcock - North American tour

Apr 11 -- Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 13 -- Kent, OH @ Kent Stage
Apr 14 -- Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Apr 15 -- Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

Robyn Hitchcock - North American tour

Apr 19 -- Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House Music Hall
Apr 20 -- Blacksburg, VA @ The Lyric Theatre
May 03 -- West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
May 10 -- Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
May 11 -- Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
May 13 -- Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
May 14 -- Carrboro, NC @ The Arts Center
May 25 -- Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 28 -- Memphis, TN @ Harbor Town Amphitheater
Jun 08 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Jun 13 -- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Jun 15 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Jun 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Maur Hall
Jun 18 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Collectivo Coffee
Jun 28 -- Louisville, KY @ Big Four Lawn/Waterfront Park
Jul 21 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Jul 22 -- Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Jul 23 -- Grass Valley, CA @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Jul 25 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Published April 10th, 2017

Pearl Jam were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last Friday. During their acceptance speech bassist Jeff Ament gave props to several of his musical heroes including The Stooges and The Clash, and respectfully acknowledged the legion of influential and important acts that have been snubbed by the Rock Hall over the years. Ament was wearing a shirt bearing the names of many incredible acts that have not yet been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame including CAN, MC5, Roxy Music, The Smiths, Pixies, Bauhaus, Dinosaur Jr, The Cure, New Order, The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Jonathan Richman, Buzzcocks, PiL, Jane's Addiction, and tons more. Pearl Jam shared a picture of the shirt on social media. Check it out below via Pitchfork.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs April 29th on HBO.

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Published April 10th, 2017

Peter Gabriel celebrated the 40th anniversary of his breaking free anthem "Solsbury Hill" by unveiling a new video for the beloved track. The video is a triumphant montage of Gabriel's live performances of "Solsbury Hill" from the last four decades (1978 - 2013). Enjoy below.



"Solsbury Hill" was the first single released off Gabriel's solo debut album in 1977.

Published April 10th, 2017

2017/04/09


It is Sunday, which means it's time to rock it old school. This week I'm excited to announce I have two separate playlists for you to stream and enjoy:

1. I have concocted and recorded a two-hour mix of classic alternative music. I hesitate to call it a podcast, but it's similar to Time Warp in that you'll hear music along with commentary, music news, etc. It's somewhat of a work in progress, and it will sound bigger and better in the weeks to come, but I decided to post an episode now because I wanted to keep your heart (and ears) full of great music. You can stream it down below or here.

2. As promised previously, I have a new playlist for you. Classic Alternative Playlist #2 is the second in the Spotify playlist series and features four hours of music. Stream below or on Spotify. If you missed last week's playlist, stream it here.

FYI: the Spotify playlist is an entirely different set of songs than the two-hour show mix, so that means you've got SIX unique hours of music in all!

Thank you so much for listening and caring. Keep the music alive!





Published April 9th, 2017

The Tear Garden, trippy experimental/psychedelic/electro side project featuring cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy and Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots, announced their first new album in eight years. The Brown Acid Caveat arrives June 23rd and promises to be a phenomenal sonic adventure -- the band describes the album as "psychedelic electronic melancholia and fearless experimentalism and improvisation combine to take the intrepid listener on a mesmerizing voyage of the mind."

The cover art/tracklisting, etc, have not yet been revealed, however the Tear Garden have launched a campaign for The Brown Acid Caveat on Pledge Music. Watch the campaign video and pre-order here.

Stream "Romulus and Venus" from the 1992 release The Last Man To Fly below:



Published April 9th, 2017

2017/04/07


Coachella's first weekend takes place April 14th through 16th in Indio, California. The festival announced that once again this year several of the sets will be streaming as part of their webcast. So far 51 artists have been confirmed for the stream, including New Order, Radiohead, Preoccupations, The xx, Justice, Crystal Castles, Car Set Headrest, Father John Misty, The Lemon Twigs, Warpaint, Bon Iver, and more. The schedule hasn't been posted yet, but the stream will take place on Coachella's You Tube channel. We'll post updates regarding exact times once available, so check back next week. 

UPDATE (4/12):

The Coachella streaming schedule has been announced, but due to West coast time you'll have to stay up very late to watch Radiohead and New Order. Radiohead's set streams live Friday night at 10:40 PST (ET: 1:40 AM Saturday). New Order's set streams Sunday night at 10:30 PST (ET: 1:30 AM Monday). View the entire streaming schedule here.







Published April 7th, 2017


Mute has announced the release of a CAN singles collection. This is notable, because while there have been several CAN anthologies over the years, this is the first time all of the pioneering band's original single versions have been collected -- in many cases these versions have been out of print for years. CAN - The Singles will be released June 16th on triple vinyl, CD, and as a digital download. Pre-order info is posted here, and the tracklisting is posted below.

Stream "Turtles Have Short Legs" from CAN - The Singles below. This was the band’s third single, released as a 7" single in 1971. It never appeared on a studio album.



01. Soul Desert
02. She Brings The Rain
03. Spoon
04. Shikako Maru Ten
05. Turtles Have Short Legs
06. Halleluwah (Edit)
07. Vitamin C
08. I’m So Green
09. Mushroom
10. Moonshake
11. Future Days (Edit)
12. Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
13. Splash (Edit)
14. Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
15. Vernal Equinox (Edit)
16. I Want More
17. …And More
18. Silent Night
19. Cascade Waltz
20. Don’t Say No (Edit)
21. Return
22. Can Can
23. Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)

Published April 7th, 2017

Jack White debuted a new song today titled "Battle Cry." The song was written for Warstic's promotional film about the new line of Pro Grade baseball bats. The promo film is titled War Cry: The Battle Of The Hawk And The Raven and features appearances from White himself, along with Detroit Tiger Ian Kinsler (co-owner of Warstic). War Cry: The Battle Of The Hawk And The Raven debuts tomorrow (Saturday, April 8th) as part of Detroit Tigers Opening Weekend festivities at Comerica Park. Read more about the film here.

"Battle Cry" is available to stream and download today. A limited edition 7" pressed on gold vinyl will be released April 22nd for Record Store Day.

Stream "Battle Cry" on Spotify below:



Published April 7th, 2017

2017/04/04


X are hitting the road next month in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Today the band announced dates for the second leg of the tour which kicks off in September and includes a stop at El Club in Detroit on September 16th. Tickets for the Detroit show go on sale this Friday, April 7th.



X – 40th Anniversary tour dates

May 01 -- Albequerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theater
May 03 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
May 05 -- Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
May 06 -- St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
May 07 -- Nashville, TN @ City Winery
May 08 -- Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
May 09 -- Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 11 -- St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
May 12 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 13 -- Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
May 14 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
May 16 -- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 18 -- New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 22 -- Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
May 23 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
May 24 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 25 -- Dallas, TX @ The Kessler
Sep 06 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Brooklyn Bowl
Sep 08 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sep 09 -- Denver, CO @ The Summit
Sep 11 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Sep 13 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Sep 14 -- Milwaukee, WI @ TBA
Sep 15 -- Chicago, IL @ TBA
Sep 16 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sep 17 -- Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Sep 19 -- Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Sep 20 -- Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sep 21 -- New York, NY @ Stage48
Sep 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sep 23 -- Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre
Sep 25 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Sep 26 -- Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
Sep 27 -- Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner

Published April 4th, 2017

Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes are heading out this summer in North America for a co-headline tour! The tour will be coming through the Detroit area July 18th at Meadow Brook Amphitheater. Pre-sales kick off this Thursday, April 6th at 10am and the general onsale is this Friday, April 7th. Grab tickets and details here.

Violent Femmes are touring in support of their latest album We Can Do Anything and will be recording a brand new album for release later this year.

Echo & The Bunnymen's last studio album Meteorites came out in 2014. According to Will Sergeant, the band is "on the verge" of signing a new record deal which, if finalized, would likely see the release of a new album as well as an "orchestrated album."

Meanwhile, a live Echo compilation titled It's All Live Now, featuring several live covers was released digitally last month. The material was originally issued on the boxset Crystal Days in 2001, but is available separately for the first time.



Echo & the Bunnymen/Violent Femmes tour

Jul 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
Jul 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island
Jul 14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Jul 15 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jul 18 - Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheater
Jul 19 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
Jul 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavillion
Jul 23 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
Jul 25 - Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
Jul 26 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Jul 29 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Ampitheatre
Jul 30 - Saratoga/San Jose, CA @ The Mountain Winery
Aug 01 - Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 02 - Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 03 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Ampitheatre

Published April 4th, 2017

2017/04/03


A list of some upcoming shows coming through the Detroit area:

Apr 21 -- R.Ring w/Split Single @ Trinisophes
Apr 21 -- Descendents @ Fillmore Detroit
Apr 22 -- Rodriguez @ The Crofoot
Apr 22 -- Moon Duo @ El Club
Apr 24 -- PJ Harvey @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr 27 -- The Foreign Resort @ Phog Lounge (Windsor)
Apr 28 -- Supersuckers @ Small's
Apr 28 -- Aimee Mann @ The Ark
Apr 29 -- The Damned @ Saint Andrew's Hall

May 02 -- The xx @ Masonic Temple
May 04 -- Froth @ El Club
May 05 -- Guided By Voices @ Magic Stick
May 06 -- Detroit Cobras @ El Club
May 07 -- Black Angels w/A Place To Bury Strangers @ Saint Andrew's Hall
May 07 -- Meat Puppets w/Mike Watt @ El Club
May 10 -- Real Estate @ Majestic Theatre
May 10 -- Redd Kross @ El Club
May 10 -- Perfume Genius @ Magic Stick
May 10 -- Holy Fuck @ The Loving Touch
May 11 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 12 -- Black Lips @ El Club
May 13 -- Jr Jr @ The Chapel (inside Masonic Temple)
May 13 -- Royal Trux @ El Club
May 17 -- Soundgarden @ Fox Theatre
May 17 -- Hall & Oates w/ Tears For Fears @ Joe Louis Arena
May 17 -- Adrian Belew Power Trio @ Magic Bag
May 25 -- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Sound Board
May 27 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 28 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 29 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza

Jun 02 -- Daughters w/ Odonis Odonis @ El Club
Jun 02 -- Sigur Ros @ Masonic Temple
Jun 03 -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Masonic Temple
Jun 03 -- Boss Hog @ El Club
Jun 07 -- Tool @ DTE
Jun 07 -- Wilco @ Meadow Brook
Jun 09 -- Royal Blood @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Jun 10 -- Deftones/Rise Against @ Michigan Lottery Freedom Hill
Jun 10 -- Cowboy Junkies @ The Ark
Jun 20 -- The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart @ El Club
Jun 20 -- Rev Horton Heat @ Magic Stick

Jul 01 -- Rooney @ Pike Room
Jul 16 -- The Feelies @ El Club
Jul 18 -- Echo & The Bunnymen & Violent Femmes @ Meadow Brook
Jul 19 -- Lydia Lunch @ El Club
Jul 20 -- Primus w/Clutch @ Freedom Hill
Jul 21 -- Waking Windows Fest @ El Club
Jul 22 -- Waking Windows Fest @ El Club
Jul 23 -- Waking Windows Fest @ El Club (Car Seat Headrest headlines)
Jul 23 -- Incubus/Jimmy Eat World @ DTE
Jul 31 -- The Drums @ El Club
Jul 31 -- Rancid/Dropkick Murphys @ Michigan Lottery Freedom Hill

Aug 01 -- Spoon @ Fillmore Detroit
Aug 02 -- Roger Waters @ Palace
Aug 03 -- Young The Giant @ Michigan Lottery Freedom Hill
Aug 04 -- Retro Futura @ Meadow Brook
Aug 17 -- Yestival (Yes w/ Todd Rundgren) @ DTE
Aug 25 -- DSO performs The Music of Prince @ Meadow Brook
Aug 26 -- The Alarm ft Mike Peters @ Magic Bag
Aug 27 -- Depeche Mode @ DTE

Sep 15 -- Adam Ant @ Sound Board
Sep 16 -- X @ El Club
Sep 18 -- Gorillaz @ Fox Theatre
Sep 19 -- Father John Misty @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

Oct 06 -- Pixies @ Fillmore Detroit

Nov 07 -- Elbow @ Saint Andrew's Hall

Dec 03 -- Mogwai @ Majestic Theatre

As previously reported, The Charlatans will be releasing their new album Different Days on May 26th. Many legendary artists contributed to the album including Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert and more. Today the Charlatans debuted the first single "Plastic Machinery," which is one of three songs on the album to feature Johnny Marr. Check it out below:



The "Plastic Machinery" 7" single pressed on yellow vinyl will be released May 26th and is available to pre-order here. The full album Different Days also arrives May 26th and is available to pre-order from on iTunes, Amazon, or the band's official store.



Intro video for Different Days:



Published April 3rd, 2017

The legendary Paul Weller returns with his 13th studio album A Kind Revolution on May 12th. The Modfather's latest creation was written not long after the release of his 2015 album Saturns Patterns, and expands on his distinguished blend of smooth and stylized rock, soul, and jazz. As previously reported, the album includes a duet with Boy George, of which Weller says:

"It's quite housey. George sings the first verse and then he comes in on the chorus. Our voices sound really good together."

Other guests on the ten album include Madeline Bell, PP Arnold, Robert Wyatt and Josh McClory from The Strypes, as well as members of his own band, Andy Crofts, Steve Cradock, Ben Gordelier and Steve Pilgrim.

Two songs from A Kind Revolution debuted this week. Stream "Long Long Road" and "Nova" below:

The standard version of A Kind Revolution features 10 songs; the expanded deluxe edition boast 29 tracks, including instrumentals, alternate versions, and remixes. Check out all the options/formats and pre-order here.





Published April 3rd, 2017

Cigarettes After Sex release their highly anticipated self-titled new album on June 9th. The Brooklyn based band led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez has been releasing haunting and seductive music since 2012. Though they were unsigned until recently, they have a huge following online perhaps in part due to mega-fan Shirley Manson of Garbage, who has gushed about them plenty of times on social media.

Two songs from the album are available to stream -- the brand new single "Apocalypse," and the previously released single "K."  Fyi: their hypnotic cover of REO Speedwagon's "Keep On Loving You" didn't make it to the album, but is still available as a digital download.

Catch up with Cigarettes After Sex here.





Cigarettes After Sex - tracklisting

01. K
02. Each Time You Fall In Love
03. Sunsetz
04. Apocalypse
05. Flash
06. Sweet
07. Opera House
08. Truly
09. John Wayne
10. Young And Dumb



Published April 3rd, 2017

2017/04/02


Anddddd, here we go, onward and upward. As promised, here's a shiny new playlist featuring four hours of music for your listening pleasure. Classic Alternative Playlist #1 features Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Majesty Crush, New Order, XTC, Aztec Camera, Boo Radleys, Pavement, Pailhead, Joy Division, and so many more. Stream down below directly on Spotify. If you don't have a Spotify account, it's easy to sign up and stream for free. Understand that I'm hoping this is only a short term fix and there will be a better long term solution. But in the meantime, I wanted you to have some music to enjoy, and I hope you dig it.

A massive thank you for all the kind comments and words of support, it really does mean so much to me. It's been an emotional few days, but your love has helped me through it and I thank you for that. I will be responding to all the individual messages/tweets/emails shortly.

A few other music related tidbits:

1. The Charlatans are debuting their new single "Plastic Machinery" featuring Johnny Marr tomorrow. [Update: here it is].

2. Modern English were scheduled to play April 7th at the Loving Touch, however guitarist Gary McDowell recently needed to undergo emergency surgery and the remainder of the tour has been canceled. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Modern English have confirmed McDowell will be back and raring to go for the Retro Futura tour, which comes through town August 4th at Meadow Brook. More details on the tour are available here.

3. Don't forget about the upcoming Psychedelic Furs/Robyn Hitchcock show at the Majestic on April 11th. These legendary acts don't get to Detroit that often, so be sure to take advantage. Link to tickets is here.

Keep smashing the paradigm. XO

2017/03/31


And so it goes...

As you may have heard, yesterday 89X (parent company Bell Media) shut down its U.S. satellite office and terminated the entire U.S. staff. Over 20 talented, creative, and hard working team members lost their jobs yesterday. I was one of the casualties.

I started at 89X in 1991 as an intern, and did my first on-air shift on February 29th, 1992 (Leap Day). The shift was from 6pm until 9pm...right before the maiden voyage of Club X. Good times. Even though that first show was rife with skipping CDs (skipping/malfunctioning CDs would later go on to plague me for almost my entire career!), it was so mind blowing and exciting to be an air pirate on 89X. That phenomenal sensation and the excitement and joy lasted another 25 years.

It's hard to imagine being on air for 25 years at 89X. It seems like a lifetime, yet oddly enough it also seems like just yesterday. 89X was a blast, especially in the early days...it was like living a dream come true. In 89X's heyday brilliant new music was coming out fast and furious. We were in the midst of so many awesome bands, shows, and special 89X events. Sure, there were some rough times too. 89X was always the underdog...but somehow we made the magic happen, despite all the roadblocks, crazy work arounds, and drama that goes along with being a "border" station.

I had the honor of working with so many amazing and talented people over the years. I learned so much from them all, and I am so grateful for the extraordinary experience and opportunity. I have nothing but love for everyone who has worked at 89X. Space does not permit me to thank each and every person along the way, but I do have a few special thank yous:

First, I extend my gratitude to 89X's founders: Greg St. James, Lex Kuhne, and the late Lem Payne. Without them, there would have been no 89X. They had the vision as well as the foresight, ambition, and talent to take that vision and make it a reality.

Thanks to Michelle Denome who took a chance and hired me on as an air pirate.

I am indebted to my mentor and BFF Vince Cannova (Lint Free, baby!) for teaching me so much about radio, the music business, the world we live in, and life in general.

Love to creative producer/genius Alan McKinnon who always gave me hope and had wise words when things were looking down.

A mighty thank you to the 89X sales staff who always had my back and represented for me.

And most of all, I would like to thank everyone who listened to 89X and Time Warp over the years. Without you, I'm nothing. Music has always been my passion and the best part of my job was being able to share that passion and connect with other music lovers. In turn, so many listeners turned me on to brilliant new or obscure bands I wasn't familiar with. I thank you for that immensely.

I am devastated over my termination at 89X. Time Warp was a labor of love. I ate, drank, and breathed Time Warp. It was my obsession -- it consumed me, and I cherished every minute of it.

Though my era at 89X is over, by no means does this end my passion for music. I'm hoping to bring another classic alternative music show to the airwaves or some other multi-media format, hopefully soonish. In the meantime, as always, my website will be updated regularly with music, music news, and concert updates. Starting this Sunday April 2nd, I will share a streaming weekly playlist with you and we will figure things out from there.

I 100% enjoyed my time at 89X and feel utterly blessed and lucky for the privilege. Thank you for everything. Peace out.

Tina, bring me the axe...





2017/03/28


A collection of live recordings from Echo & The Bunnymen will be released on vinyl this spring. It's All Live Now collects several covers Echo performed during a 1985 session for Swedish National Radio, including classics from Velvet Underground, The Modern Lovers, Television, Rolling Stones, and The Doors, as well as two additional songs captured in 1983 in London. The material was previously released as part of the 2001 box set Crystal Days: 1979 - 1999, but this is the first time it's available separately.

It's All Live Now was released digitally and on streaming services earlier this month, and a vinyl edition is planned for June 6th. The limited 180 gm vinyl edition contains new artwork, plus photos and liner notes by Will Sergeant. Pre-orders will remain open through March 31st. Please note: this is a limited pressing, so those interested should pre-order now exclusively through Run Out Groove Vinyl.

Stream the collection below or on Spotify.





Side A

1. She Cracked (April 1985)
2. It's All Over Now Baby Blue (April 1985)
3. Soul Kitchen (April 1985)
4. Action Woman (April 1985)
5. Paint It Black (April 1985)

Side B

1. Run, Run, Run (April 1985)
2. Friction (April 1985)
3. Crocodiles (April 1985)
4. Heroin (July 1983)
5. Do It Clean (July 1983)

Published March 28th, 2017

Sparks announced details for a new album titled Hippopotamus. The new offering from the Mael Brothers will be released September 8th on double vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download. Watch the official video for "Hippopotamus" below and check out all the pre-order options here. FYI, the first 1000 orders through the official Sparks store come with an exclusive free 7" single.



Tracklisting

01. Probably Nothing
02. Missionary Position
03. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
04. Scandinavian Design
05. Giddy Giddy
06. What The Hell Is It This Time?
07. Unaware
08. Hippopotamus
09. Bummer
10. I Wish You Were Fun
11. So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?
12. When You're A French Director
13. The Amazing Mr. Repeat
14. A Little Bit Like Fun
15. Life With The Macbeths

Published March 28th, 2017

Wire return with their 15th studio album on March 31st, marking the 40th anniversary of their debut performance. Though the record may be released on an important anniversary, don't expect a throw-back record -- Silver/Lead continues the band's impressive run of thoroughly vital, relevant, and timeless music. The fantastic new 10 track album is streaming ahead of its release -- head over to Noisey to enjoy all ten tracks.

To coincide with the album's release and 40th anniversary, the post-punk titans head stateside to headline DRILL:LA. The three day Wire-curated festival also includes Bob Mould, Fitted (ft Mike Watt), Part Time Punks, Chasms, Noveller, the Pinkflag Guitar Orchestra, and more. Wire also play a handful of other (non-festival) North American dates. View the tour itinerary below:



Wire -- North American tour

Mar 30 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Mar 31 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Apr 01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Apr 03 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Apr 04 -- Portland, OR @ Dantes
Apr 07 -- Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre
Apr 08 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile

Published March 28th, 2017




Slowdive announced details for their first new studio album in 22 years. The self-titled record (a nod to their self-titled debut EP from 1990) arrives May 5th and features eight tracks including "Star Roving," the song they released earlier this year. According to Slowdive, the new album is fun, vibrant, and relevant. Frontman Neil Halstead on the new album:

"We were always ambitious. Not in terms of trying to sell records, but in terms of making interesting records. Maybe, if you try and make interesting records, they're still interesting in a few years' time."

Stream the elegant new single "Sugar For The Pill" below and pre-order Slowdive here.



Slowdive -- North American tour

Apr 30 -- Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
May 02 -- St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
May 03 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic
May 05 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 06 -- Montreal, QC @ L'Olympia
May 07 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 08 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 09 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 10 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Published March 28th, 2017

2017/03/26


8 am hour:

New Order "Dream Attack"
Tears For Fears "Pale Shelter"
The Clash "Clampdown"
X "The New World"
Nine Inch Nails "Terrible Lie"
Sneaker Pimps "6 Underground"
The Sundays "Here's Where The Story Ends"
Jane's Addiction "Ocean Size"
The Ramones "I Just Want To Have Something To Do"
Weezer "My Name Is Jonas"
Sloan "The Good In Everyone"
Rain Parade "You Are My Friend"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Bedbugs & Ballyhoo"
U2 "Bullet The Blue Sky (live)"

9 am hour:

Bob Marley "Jamming"
JoBoxers "Just Got Lucky"
Adam & The Ants "Antmusic"
Sugar "Helpless"
Love Spit Love "Am I Wrong"
Yaz "Only You"
Mark Lanegan "She's Not For You"
Ruby "Paraffin"
Björk "Big Time Sensuality"
The Charlatans "The Only One I Know"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
Joy Division "Digital"
Iggy Pop "The Passenger"
Nirvana "Aneurysm"

10 am hour:

Dandy Warhols "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth"
Liz Phair "Supernova"
Oasis "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
The Smiths "Cemetry Gates"
The Smiths "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
Depeche Mode "Everything Counts"
David Bowie "Life On Mars?"
Jeff Buckley "Last Goodbye"
R.E.M. "Strange Currencies"
Luna "Chinatown"
The The "Uncertain Smile"
INXS "Mystify"
Elastica "Connection"

11 am hour:

The Stone Roses "I Wanna Be Adored"
Catherine Wheel "Black Metallic"
Cocteau Twins "Bluebeard"
Social Distortion "Ring Of Fire"
Pixies "Debaser"
Roxy Music "Avalon"
Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"
The Cure "Pictures Of You"
The Verve "On Your Own"
Ride "Leave Them All Behind"

Published March 26th, 2017