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2017/04/30


It is Sunday once more. Revisit the glory days of alternative music with a new Time Warp inspired program.

Presenting Classic Alternative -- Episode 4: Ululate.

This week's episode features music from David Bowie, Wire, The Chameleons, 808 State, The Clash, Afghan Whigs and more. Stream down below or over here on Mixcloud.



If you missed out on previous episodes, stream away:

Classic Alternative - Episode 3: Sensorium

Classic Alternative - Episode 2: Fine Time

Classic Alternative - Episode 1: Smashing The Paradigm


Finally, here's a new Spotify playlist -- stream Classic Alternative #5 below or on Spotify




The Public Image Is Rotten, new documentary about Public Image Ltd premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21st. The film is an intimate look at PiL and features archival footage and tons of candid moments with Lydon and bandmates Martin Atkins, and Jah Wobble, among others in the band's inner circle.

After the Tribeca premiere director Tabbert Fiiller took part in a question/answer session with Variety's Cynthia Littleton. John Lydon showed up to crash the Q & A, and lucky for us a fan was at the event and filmed a chunk of the action. Though the fan-filmed video is a bit shaky at times, the audio is terrific and there's tons of great Lydon moments (as well as awkward ones). Check out the action here on You Tube.

So far plans for a wider screening of The Public Image Is Rotten have not been announced.

Published April 30th, 2017

2017/04/28


Last week Kraftwerk announced a live multi-media box set 3-D The Catalogue featuring tour films, projections, and live 3-D performances of classic Kraftwerk albums taken from their critically acclaimed multi-media performances. The band's German label (Warner Music Germany) has now debuted a new video of "Die Roboter" in promotion of the collection. Check it out below:



Please note: the U.S. and U.K. editions of 3-D The Catalogue will be in English.

3-D The Catalogue features eight classic albums performed in their entirety: Autobahn, Radioactivity, Trans Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computerworld, Techno Pop, The Mix, and Tour De France.

The set 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. View the tracklisting and pre-order through Amazon. A more detailed listing is available to view on Amazon U.K. The German edition of the collection (sung in German) is available to pre-order here.

Published April 28th, 2017


Pixies are on the road on the first leg of their North American tour. Last night the band appeared on Conan to perform "Bel Esprit" off their latest album Head Carrier. Check out the action below. Pixies will be in town October 6th at the Fillmore Detroit. Tickets are available here.



Pixies -- North American tour

Apr 29 -- Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Apr 30 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 01 -- Austin, TX @ Stubbs
May 03 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
May 05 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 06 -- Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
May 07 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live Amphitheatre
May 09 -- Richmond, VA @ The National
May 11 -- Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
May 12 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 14 -- Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live (*new date)
May 16 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 19 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 20 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 21 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
May 23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 24 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 26 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Sep 19 -- New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Sep 22 -- Westbury, NY @ The Westbury Theater
Sep 23 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Sep 24 -- Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
Sep 26 -- Portland, ME @ State Theatre, Portland
Sep 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis, Montreal
Sep 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall, Toronto
Sep 30 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall, Toronto
Oct 01 -- Buffalo, NY @ Center For The Arts,
Oct 03 -- Cleveland, OH@ The Agora Theatre
Oct 04 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct 06 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Oct 07 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Oct 08 -- Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct 11 -- St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Oct 14 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Oct 15 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
Oct 18 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 21 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

Published April 28th, 2017

2017/04/27


The Church are heading back out on the road this summer for a short North American tour. The tour kicks off in the Detroit area -- don't miss this legendary band June 28th at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 28th.

Of late, the Church have been busy working on the follow up to 2014's Faster/Deeper, however release info for their 26th album has not yet been announced.

View the North American tour itinerary below via Slicing Up Eyeballs.

The Church -- North American tour

Jun 28 -- Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Jun 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Jun 30 -- Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
Jul 01 -- Nashville, TN @ City Winery
Jul 03 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Jul 04 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Jul 06 -- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Jul 07 -- Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
Jul 08 -- Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House

Published April 27th, 2017

Peter Murphy has postponed his live June/July album residency in San Francisco due to vocal cord issues. Murphy announced the disturbing news today in a video posting on his official website, revealing that doctors discovered nodules on his vocal cords. Though he'll have to undergo surgery followed by an extended period of rest/recovery, Murphy and his team are optimistic that there will be no permanent damage to his voice. Accordingly, the original residency dates have been postponed and make up dates for early 2018 have been scheduled.

Murphy told fans via a written message: "As you can see, I am not allowed to sing or speak for a while, doctor's orders. I must rest my vocal cords. See you when this is over. Love, Peter"

Watch Murphy write out his message to fans in the video below.



Meanwhile, Murphy's agent posted a statement to fans which reads:

"Peter wants all his fans to know how sorry we all are, but wants to ensure everyone that doctors have assured us that if we follow their direction there will be no lasting damage to his voice."

"We want to thank all of our loyal fans for all your continued support and sticking with us through this. These shows are going to be a legendary occasion and we can’t wait to share them with you."

View the postponed & rescheduled San Francisco residency dates below and get details on refunds/tickets here.

Postponed Chapel residency dates:

Jun 20 - Should The World Fail To Fall Apart
Jun 21 - Should The World Fail To Fall Apart
Jun 22 - Love Hysteria
Jun 23 - Love Hysteria
Jun 26 - Deep
Jun 29 - Deep
Jun 30 - Holy Smoke
Jul 01 - Cascade
Jul 03 - Cascade
Jul 06 - Dust
Jul 07 - Dust
Jul 08 - Ninth
Jul 11 - Stripped
Jul 13 - TBA
Jul 14 - TBA

Rescheduled dates

Jan 23 -- Should The World Fail to Fall Apart
Jan 24 -- Should The World Fail to Fall Apart
Jan 26 -- Love Hysteria
Jan 27 -- Love Hysteria
Jan 28 -- Love Hysteria
Jan 31 -- Deep
Feb 02 -- Deep
Feb 03 -- Deep
Feb 04 -- Holy Smoke
Feb 07 -- Cascade
Feb 09 -- Dust
Feb 10 -- Ninth
Feb 11 -- Stripped
Feb 14 -- Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)
Feb 15 -- Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)

Published April 27th, 2017

2017/04/26


Ride are set to release their first new album in 20 years, Weather Diaries, in June. The band debuted two songs from the album over the last couple of months ("Charm Assault" and "Home Is A Feeling") and today they've debuted the studio version of another track titled "All I Want." Check out "All I Want" along with their previously released single below:

Weather Diaries was produced by Erol Alkan, mixed by Alan Moulder, and arrives June 16th through Wichita Recordings.







Ride North American tour

Jul 17 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Jul 19 -- Boston, MA @ Royale
Jul 20 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Jul 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Jul 23 -- Washington, DC @ Sixth & I
Sep 20 -- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Sep 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Sep 23 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sep 26 -- San Francisco @ Fillmore
Sep 29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
Oct 02 -- Cuauhtemoc, MX @ Plaza Condensa

Published April 26th, 2017

Melvins announced details for a new release, which is their first ever double album. A Walk With Love and Death features two different musical vibes -- the first album Death, will be sonically similar to the band's previous releases, and the second part, Love, serves as the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed short film A Walk With Love and Death.

The double album includes guests musicians Joey Santiago (Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), and Anna Waronker (That Dog) and has been described by drummer Dale Crover as "one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip." The album will be released July 7th on double CD, vinyl (Death on opaque pink vinyl, Love on opaque violet), and as a digital album download.

Melvins also announced details for a massive 61 date North American tour. The tour kicks off in early July and stops by El Club in Detroit on July 27th. Grab tickets here.

View the tour itinerary below and watch the trailer for A Walk With Love and Death below.



The Melvins -- North American tour

Jul 05 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Jul 06 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul 07 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Jul 08 -- Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
Jul 09 -- Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
Jul 10 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Jul 12 -- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jul 14 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub
Jul 17 -- Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Jul 18 -- Calgary, AB @ The Marquee
Jul 20 -- Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Jul 21 -- Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Jul 22 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's Bash
Jul 24 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Jul 25 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Jul 26 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Jul 27 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Jul 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Jul 29 -- Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Bar
Jul 31 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Aug 01 -- Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
Aug 02 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Aug 03 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Aug 05 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Aug 06 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Aug 08 -- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Aug 09 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Aug 10 -- Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Aug 11 -- Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall
Aug 12 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Aug 13 -- Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Aug 15 -- Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Aug 17 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Aug 18 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Fest
Aug 20 -- San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Aug 21 -- Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Aug 22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sep 05 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sep 06 -- Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Sep 08 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sep 09 -- Dallas, TX @ Tree's
Sep 10 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 11 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
Sep 13 -- New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
Sep 14 -- Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Sep 15 -- Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
Sep 16 -- Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sep 17 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
Sep 18 -- Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep 20 -- Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Sep 21 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Sep 22 -- Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Sep 23 -- Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone
Sep 25 -- Madison, WI @ HIgh Noon Saloon
Sep 26 -- Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
Sep 27 -- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
Sep 28 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Sep 30 -- Fl. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Oct 02 -- Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
Oct 03 -- Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room

Published April 26th, 2017

2017/04/25


Mark Lanegan returns with his 10th solo album Gargoyle on Friday, and today he announced details for a U.S. tour in support of the album. Don't miss the legendary Mark Lanegan at El Club in Detroit on August 21st. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 28th. The full tour itinerary is down below.

Gargoyle features 10 tracks and several guests including Greg Dulli, Josh Homme, and Duke Garwood (all three musicians have collaborated with Lanegan previously). Pre-order Gargoyle from Amazon or Lanegan's store



Mark Lanegan -- U.S. tour

Aug 16 -- Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Aug 17 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Undeground Arts
Aug 18 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy
Aug 19 -- Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Aug 21 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Aug 22 -- Idlewild, MI @ Thalia Hall
Aug 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Aug 27 -- Portland, OR @ Star
Aug 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Aug 29 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Published April 25th, 2017




Depeche Mode appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden last night and played their latest single "Where's The Revolution." If you missed their splendid performance, check it out below. Besides the cool and vibey awesomeness of the performance, the real highlight was Dave Gahan rocking some killer boots. CBS totally dropped the ball by not zooming in to give the world a closer look, however Gahan wore the mesmerizing boots at another recent appearance on the Swedish show Skavlan and video from that interview is also available to view below.



Get a great view of Gahan's boots ~ 30 seconds in. Later in the interview ( ~ 7:40) Depeche Mode and Ricky Gervais discuss David Bowie.





Published April 25th, 2017

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 (MOCAD). 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.

UPDATE (4/25): Watch Depeche Mode's performance (and Dave Gahan's mesmerizing boots) from last night below.



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 along with the new video of "Die Roboter" 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 - Rochester, 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