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2017/10/30


Jack White has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the upcoming Detroit B2B conference Making Vinyl. He'll join Darryl DMC McDaniels of RUN-DMC and Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. The conference takes place at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel on November 6th and 7th and features a series of sessions with experts discussing the global record manufacturing industry and its resurgence. Conference attendees will also have the option to tour the Third Man Pressing (inside Third Man Records Cass Corridor) on November 7th.

Online registration for Making Vinyl closes on November 1st. Learn more about the conference and register here.



Published October 30th, 2017


They Might Be Giants announced a new studio album titled I Like Fun. The 15 track album has been described in the album's press release as "fresh and sonically adventurous" and "draws on themes of dread, death, and disappointment set to driving hyper-melodic music." I Like Fun arrives on January 19th and is available to pre-order here. TMBG premiered the first taste of the album "I Left My Body" which is available to stream below.

They Might Be Giants announced a fifty date tour in support I Like Fun. The tour includes a February 10th stop at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, November 3rd.



They Might Be Giants - U.S. tour

Oct 27 -- Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
Dec 30 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec 31 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jan 17 -- Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
Jan 18 -- Raleigh-Durham, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jan 19 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Jan 20 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Jan 21 -- Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Jan 23 -- Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Jan 24 -- Jacksonville, FL (Ponte Vedra) @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Jan 25 -- Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Jan 26 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Jan 27 -- Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
Jan 28 -- Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Jan 30 -- Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Jan 31 -- Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Feb 01 -- Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
Feb 02 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Feb 03 -- Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
Feb 06 -- Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Feb 07 -- Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Feb 08 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb 09 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Feb 10 -- Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
Feb 11 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Feb 27 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 01 -- San Diego, CA (Solana Beach) @ Belly Up
Mar 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
Mar 03 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 06 -- Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
Mar 07 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Mar 08 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Mar 09 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mar 10 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mar 11 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
Mar 13 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Mar 14 -- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Mar 15 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Mar 16 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
Mar 17 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Mar 18 -- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Apr 13 -- New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Apr 14 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 15 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
Apr 17 -- Cincinnati, OH (Covington, KY) @ Madison Theater
Apr 19 -- Rochester, NY @ Anthology
Apr 20 -- Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Apr 21 -- Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Apr 22 -- Albany, NY @ The Egg
Apr 26 -- Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
Apr 27 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Apr 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

Published October 30th, 2017

2017/10/29


Presenting Death Rattle: A Very Classic Alternative Halloween

This week we rock it old school with a special Halloween edition of Time Warp. Celebrate the dark, devilish, and downright frightening with three hours of Classic Alternative Halloween faves. This week's episode includes music from Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division, Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Coil, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


If dark and spooky is not your style, consider giving Episode #12: flip another spin!


Music news stories from the past week:

Detroit Concert Calendar
Johnny Marr talks creativity & inspiration in new short film
Video: Morrissey appears on The Graham Norton Show
Bryan Eno + Kevin Shields team up for ambient single
The Rainkings premiere new single in memory of Inspiral Carpets' Craig Gill
Noel Gallagher premieres new track "Fort Knox"
Paul Weller reveals fave LPs, talks The Beatles, The Clash + Noel & Liam
Morrissey premieres new single "I Wish You Lonely"
John Fryer + Bill Leeb team up for Black Needle Noise
Clan Of Xymox announce U.S. tour; play Detroit
The Fall make live return as Mark E. Smith performs in wheelchair
L7 play John Waters' birthday event at El Club

Guitar legend Johnny Marr is the subject of a new short film by Microsoft titled Creativity In The Digital Age. Marr narrates the film and shares his thoughts on creativity, inspiration, teamwork, technology, and art. He discusses learning the craft of producing and recording and gives a nod to Picasso's theory of "inspiration does exist, but it has to find you working."

Watch the fascinating and inspiring film from the always-brilliant Johnny Marr below:



Published October 29th, 2017

An updated list of upcoming shows coming through the Detroit area


OCTOBER

Oct 29 -- Ariel Pink @ El Club
Oct 30 -- Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 31 -- DJ Windows 98 (dj set from Win Butler) @ El Club
Oct 31 -- Tori Amos @ Michigan Theater

NOVEMBER

Nov 01 -- The Breeders @ Magic Stick
Nov 01 -- Arcade Fire @ Windsor Credit Family Union Centre
Nov 02 -- SQÜRL @ Mocad
Nov 02 -- Guns & Roses @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov 03 -- LCD Soundsystem @ Masonic Temple
Nov 04 -- LCD Soundsystem @ Masonic Temple
Nov 04 -- Kalamashoegazer Fest @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Nov 04 -- Japandroids W/ Cloud Nothings @ Majestic
Nov 04 -- Lee Ranaldo @ El Club
Nov 04 -- Alvvays @ Magic Stick
Nov 05 -- Modern English @ Magic Stick
Nov 07 -- Luna @ Magic Stick
Nov 07 -- Elbow @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Nov 07 -- The Shins w/Baio @ Fillmore Detroit
Nov 08 -- Slowdive @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 08 -- Bully @ Marble Bar
Nov 11 -- Blitzen Trapper @ El Club
Nov 11 -- HIM @ Fillmore Detroit
Nov 14 -- Lydia Loveless @ Pike Room
Nov 14 -- St. Vincent @ Fillmore Detroit
Nov 14 -- Joyce Manor w/ Wavves + Culture Abuse @ Magic Stick
Nov 15 -- English Beat @ El Club
Nov 15 -- Kamasi Washington @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 15 -- Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Tour @ Fox Theatre
Nov 16 -- Parquet Courts @ El Club
Nov 16 -- Mountain Goats @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 17 -- Jr Jr @ El Club
Nov 17 -- Pere Ubu @ Magic Bag
Nov 17 -- Bruce Cockburn @ The Ark
Nov 18 -- She Wants Revenge @ Majestic Theater
Nov 18 -- Jr Jr @ El Club
Nov 21 -- A Perfect Circle @ Fox Theatre
Nov 22 -- King Crimson @ Michigan Theater
Nov 26 -- Squeeze @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 28 -- Morrissey @ Fillmore Detroit 
Nov 28 -- Baio @ Pike Room
Nov 28 -- Grizzly Bear @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 29 -- Richard Lloyd (Television) @ El Club
Nov 30 -- Gary Numan @ St. Andrew's Hall

DECEMBER

Dec 01 -- Chad VanGaalen @ El Club
Dec 03 -- Mogwai @ Majestic Theatre
Dec 23 -- Crossed Wire @ The Loving Touch
Dec 28 -- Pretty Lights Live @ Fillmore Detroit
Dec 29 -- Pretty Lights Live @ Fillmore Detroit
Dec 31 -- Sky Ferreira & Iceage @ El Club

JANUARY

Jan 15 -- The Killers @ Masonic
Jan 17 -- Squirrel Nut Zippers @ El Club
Jan 17 -- Lana Del Rey @ Little Caesars Arena
Jan 30 -- Sleigh Bells @ El Club

FEBRUARY

Feb 07 -- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Majestic Theatre
Feb 09 -- Noel Gallagher @ Scottish Rite Cathedral/Masonic Temple
Feb 10 -- They Might Be Giants @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Feb 19 -- Celebrating David Bowie @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

MARCH

Mar 04 -- Tune-Yards @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 11 -- Howard Jones (solo) @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Mar 14 -- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark @ Majestic
Mar 18 -- Clan Of Xymox @ El Club

APRIL

Apr 21 -- John Waters/L7 @ El Club

MAY

May 03 -- Peter Hook @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 14 -- The Fratellis @ Majestic Theatre

JULY

Jul 13 -- Pixies w/Weezer @ DTE

2017/10/28


The publicity machine continues: Morrissey appeared on BBC One program The Graham Norton Show last night to perform his single "Spent The Day In Bed" off the forthcoming album Low In High School. Check out Moz in action below.





Morrissey returns to the road on Halloween! His U.S. tour kicks off October 31st in Portland and hits the Fillmore Detroit on November 28th. Tickets are available here.

Morrissey - U.S. tour

Oct 31 -- Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
Nov 05 -- Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Nov 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Published October 28th, 2017

2017/10/27


As previously reported Inspiral Carpets singer Stephen Holt is releasing a new single titled "Good Times" this week with his band The Rainkings. "Good Times" is dedicated to Carpets' drummer Craig Gill, who took his life last year after suffering from tinnitus. Proceeds from the single will be donated to the British Tinnitus Association.

Today The Rainkings premiered the single and video for "Good Times" - check it out below and purchase the digital single here.

Holt was recently made an ambassador of the BTA's Plug'em campaign which seeks to spread the word about tinnitus and encourage music fans and concert attendees to use earplugs to help prevent tinnitus. Find out more about the campaign here.



Published October 27th, 2017





Noel Gallagher premiered another song from his forthcoming album Who Built The Moon? today. The track "Fort Knox" is a mostly instrumental but huge sounding electro-psych-rock number which serves as the album opener (track 1). Check it out below:



Who Built The Moon? arrives November 24th and is available to pre-order here.

Noel Gallagher - North American tour

Feb 09 -- Detroit, MI @ Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre/Masonic Temple
Feb 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Feb 12 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Feb 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center
Feb 15 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Feb 17 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
Feb 18 -- Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
Feb 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
Feb 23 -- Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
Feb 24 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Feb 25 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre/Old National Centre
Feb 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Mar 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar 03 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Mar 05 -- Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater
Mar 06 -- Dallas/Fort Worth @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 09 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea/The Cosmopolitan
Mar 10 -- San Francisco @ Fox Theater
Mar 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Published October 27th, 2017

2017/10/25


Paul Weller is on the road in promotion of his new solo album A Kind Revolution. He recently sat for a video interview where he answered questions about albums he loves. He praised the Beatles, Sex Pistols and the Clash; revealed his love for Noel Gallagher's forthcoming album, and called Liam Gallagher's lyrics "substandard." The video is a bit uncomfortable to watch at times due to the awkwardness of the interviewer, but Weller remained a great sport and provided excellent and insightful responses. Check it out below.

Meanwhile Weller is scheduled to perform on Conan this Thursday, October 26th so be sure to tune in!

UPDATE: Video of Weller's performance of "Long Long Road" is also now available to view below:





Published October 25th, 2017

Morrissey premiered "I Wish You Lonely" off his forthcoming album Low In High School today. He premiered the song live earlier this month at his BBC session (and later in Berlin), but now he's unleashed the album version. Check out the lyric video for "I Wish You Lonely" below. Low In High School will be released on November 17th and is available to pre-order here.



Morrissey returns to the road on Halloween! His U.S. tour kicks off October 31st in Portland and hits the Fillmore Detroit on November 28th. Tickets are available here.

Morrissey - U.S. tour

Oct 31 -- Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
Nov 05 -- Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Nov 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Published October 25th, 2017

Adult Swim have been premiering new music each week as part of their 2017 streaming singles series. This week's offering is a pretty surprising collaboration - Brian Eno and the elusive Kevin Shields have paired up for "Only Once Away My Son." Stream the nine minute ambient instrumental piece below or over on the Adult Swim website.



Published October 25th, 2017

Franz Ferdinand announced details behind their fifth studio album today and premiered the first song. Always Ascending was recorded in London and Paris and features more sonic experimentation than previous albums. Leader Alex Kapranos describes the band's new 10 track album as "simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic."

Stream "Always Ascending" (title track) from the album below.

Always Ascending will be released on February 9th and is available to pre-order as a deluxe LP, signed CD, or cassette over at FF's store. It's also available to pre-order digitally through Amazon.

Also: in celebration of the album announcement, Franz Ferdinand will be live-streaming their concert in Paris on Facebook this afternoon. The stream starts around 3:30 PM ET here.



Published October 25th, 2017

2017/10/24


Darkwave legends Clan Of Xymox announced a tour in support of their new album Days Of Black, their first new album in three years. Don't miss the electro-goth rockers at El Club in Detroit on March 18th. Grab tickets here.

Check out the full North American tour itinerary below the video for their latest single "Loneliness" and stream Days Of Black on Spotify.



Clan Of Xymox - North American tour

Mar 14 -- Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
Mar 16 -- Denver, CO @ Oriental Theatre
Mar 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Mar 18 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Mar 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Mar 22 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar 23 -- Austin, TX @ Elysium
Mar 24 -- Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Mar 25 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar

Published October 24th, 2017

Back in August, The Fall postponed their highly anticipated North American tour in order to give Mark E. Smith time to rest and heal. Smith had been hospitalized with a respiratory illness, but according to his management he was expected to make a full recovery and doctors had advised the legend that flying would likely compromise his ability to recuperate, so the tour was postponed.

The Fall returned to the road in the UK this week - with an ill-appearing but vocally-strong Smith performing in a wheelchair. Though Smith previously managed to performed in a wheelchair in 2009 while recovering from hip surgery, video from this week's gig paints a much more shocking and concerning picture.

Much love and healing vibes to Mark E. Smith.



Meanwhile The Fall release a massive singles collection The Fall Singles 1978 - 2016 on November 24th. Pre-order here.

Published October 24th, 2017

L7 have announced a Detroit gig for 2018 which will be part of an evening with filmmaker John Waters. Waters, director of Polyester, Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and many more, will be appearing at El Club in Detroit on April 21st (his birthday) to provide live commentary on his 1994 black comedy Serial Mom. After the screening/commentary, Waters will participate in a Q & A session, then L7 will wrap things up with a live set. Tickets for Waters/L7 are available to purchase here.

Meanwhile, L7's official documentary L7: Pretend We're Dead will be released on DVD + Blu-Ray this Friday, October 27th and is available to pre-order through Amazon. Ahead of the release, the film will screen this week at The Token Lounge in Westland on Thursday, October 26th. Tickets for the one-night-only screening are available here.

Check out the trailer for the film and stream the band's new single "Mar-a-Lago" below:





Published October 24th, 2017

2017/10/23


Over the years John Fryer has produced countless influential and important acts - This Mortal Coil, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Yaz, Nine Inch Nails, and SO many more. Last year Fryer launched his latest project Black Needle Noise and since then has released two full length albums, including an 11 track record titled Lost In Reflections

Lost In Reflections features several guest vocalists, including electro-industrial pioneer Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly/Delerium/Intermix/etc) on the standout track "A Shiver Of Want." The single is a rare one-off collaboration to feature Leeb on vocals - though he's highly sought after, Leeb is known to refuse most collaborative offers. He agreed to work with Fryer after the two met and hit it off in Norway a few years ago. Though it took some time for the stars to align, they finally got together and created the dark electro track.

Leeb revealed the inspiration behind the introspective lyrics to "A Shiver Of Want":

"To me, the lyrics are like you are peering through a looking glass at your life, as if it were a third person. You are trying to grasp its fluidity as it slips through your mind and soul, having absolutely no control of where it is truly taking you on its final journey. Somehow one tries to come to terms with this, but it never gives you a clear picture or resolves in your subliminal state or dreams.

Everyone knows it will end, but I do hope somehow a realm of consciousness will arise and we can all dream for eternity through our spirits. Yes maybe this sounds a bit optimistic, but we need to find hope in one form or another. A shiver of want."


Black Needle Noise recently premiered the video for "A Shiver Of Want" which was shot in Norway, the U.S., and Germany. Check it out below:



Lost In Reflections is available to purchase from Amazon, Bandcamp, and Pledge Music

Published October 23rd, 2017

Inspiral Carpets singer Stephen Holt is releasing a new single this week with his band The Rainkings. The song "Good Times" is in memory of Carpets' drummer Craig Gill, who took his life last year after suffering from tinnitus. Proceeds from the single will be donated to the British Tinnitus Association.

Holt was recently made an ambassador of the BTA's Plug'em campaign which seeks to spread the word about tinnitus and encourage music fans and concert attendees to use earplugs to help prevent tinnitus. Find out more about the campaign here.

The single will be released October 27th as a digital download. For now, stream a preview of the track below:



Published October 23rd, 2017

2017/10/22


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #29: Tawdry Motives

Rock it old school with another streaming celebration of classic alternative jams from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. This week's episode includes music from Bauhaus, Ride, The House Of Love, The Cure, Blur, Tragically Hip, The Verve, Beck, Buzzcocks, and The Smiths.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


Music news stories from the past week:

Bauhaus - Undead: The Visual History Of Bauhaus
Ramones announce 40th anniversary edition of Rocket To Russia
Patrick Fitzgerald of Kitchens Of Distinction writes palliative care self-help book
Liam Gallagher wins Q Awards
Morrissey premieres "Spent The Day In Bed" video
The Breeders BBC session + live video
The Mission announce double live LP Bending The Arc
Gord Downie, R.I.P.
Genesis Breyer P. Orridge reveals leukemia diagnosis
Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out turns 35

Psychic TV's Genesis Breyer P. Orridge has been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Orridge made the announcement on Facebook, revealing experimental chemotherapy treatments will begin on October 23rd. As a result Orridge will be unable to manage touring and has postponed all further tour dates which were scheduled for this year.

Send love and strength Orridge's way and read her indepth statement on her health here.

Published October 22nd, 2017


Patrick Fitzgerald is best known for his outstanding and brilliant work in Kitchens Of Distinction, however he is also a licensed and well-respected physician.

Fitzgerald studied medicine in London and became a doctor in 2007, and his medical interest is hospice/palliative care. He recently co-wrote a self-help book titled Making Peace With The End Of Life with Sarah Rayner. The book's aim is to help lessen the pain and anxiety of end of life issues and to and improve experiences for those facing their final days/weeks/months.

This weekend Fitzgerald is giving away Kindle copies of Making Peace With The End Of Life  -- just head over to Amazon to obtain your free copy.

The book was also recently published as a paperback, and it is available to purchase on Amazon.

Published October 22nd, 2017

2017/10/19


Bauhaus released their third album The Sky's Gone Out on this day in 1982.

The essential and seminal goth masterpiece kicks off with the band's impeccable cover of Brian Eno's "Third Uncle" and includes the stunningly gorgeous "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything," emotional mini-opera "The Three Shadows," and wraps up with the supernatural "Exquisite Corpse" featuring Derek Thompson's dialogue and A+ snoring.

Insanely amazing, enthralling, haunting, and timeless.

Stream in full glory on Spotify.



Published October 19th, 2017

The Mission have announced plans to release a double live album titled Bending The Arc.

The album will be recorded November 7th in front of a studio audience in London at the Mission's final day of rehearsals for their upcoming UK tour. According to Wayne Hussey the live set will focus mostly on recent material as well as live versions of songs such as "Like A Child Again" and "Swoon" that have never been included on previous live releases. Additionally Hussey reveals that he's open to fan suggestions and encourages fan feedback on the band's official Facebook page.

Bending The Arc will be released December 11th (vinyl editions release date TBA) and is available to pre-order in a variety of formats and bundles. Head over to the Mission's store, Live Here Now or Pledge Music to check out all the options.

The Mission's last studio album Another Fall From Grace was released in 2016 and features guest appearances from Gary Numan and Martin L Gore.



Published October 19th, 2017

The Breeders are on the road in the UK this month and in promotion of the tour they stopped by BBC 6 Music. During the live session the band played two songs - the new single "Wait In The Car" and Title TK track "Off You." They also revealed their new album will be released in 2018, though declined to offer up additional info other than to say it'll be released on 4AD. Stream the audio from the live session here (heads up: it autoplays).

"Wait In The Car" is available now as a digital single and three different 7" physical editions are in the works. All three 7" singles include unique cover art backed with a different b-side, and come pressed on colored vinyl. Learn more here.

Meanwhile, check out some fan-filmed video of The Breeders in action below:









The Breeders -- North American tour

Oct 29 -- St. Paul, MN* @ Xcel Energy Centre
Oct 30 -- Chicago, IL* @ United Center
Nov 01 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Nov 03 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 04 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Nov 05 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov 06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 08 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 09 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox at Market
Nov 11 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Nov 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Nov 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

Published October 19th, 2017

Liam Gallagher was honored yesterday at the Q Awards. Gallagher scored two trophies - Best Live Act and Icon - at the magazine's annual award ceremony which was held at the Roundhouse in London. Musical genius Richard Ashcroft of The Verve showered his BFF Gallagher with praise while presenting him the award for Best Live Act, calling him "the legend" and "the real fucking thing."

Video of Ashcroft's full commentary isn't available to view online, but you can enjoy a clip with Gallagher's acceptance speech below along with some fan filmed photos.

Other Q Award winners include Kelley Deal (Gibson Les Paul Award), Gorillaz (Best Album), and Manic Street Preachers (Inspiration Award).









Published October 19th, 2017
Every Tragically Hip fan hoped and prayed the day would never come, but sadly Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip has died. The heartbroken band announced the news on their website revealing the rock legend passed away on the evening of October 17th at the age of 53. Read the full statement from the Tragically Hip below:

"Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one.

We would like to thank all the kind folks at KGH and Sunnybrook, Gord’s bandmates, management team, friends and fans. Thank you for all the help and support over the past two years.

Thank you everyone for all the respect, admiration and love you have given Gord throughout the years – those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars.

Love you forever Gord."

Downie remained a creative force to be reckoned with until the very end - he recorded his final solo album Introduce Yerself over a four day period earlier this year. Downie was unable to live to see the album's release, which had already been slated to arrive on CD and digital album download on October 28th with the vinyl edition (double gatefold vinyl) following on December 1st. The release plans will stay intact and those interested can pre-order here.

R.I.P. to a legend.



Published October 19th, 2017

2017/10/17


Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus is releasing a new book celebrating the legendary band's remarkable career and legacy. Bauhaus – Undead The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus chronicles the pioneering goth band's visual journey from 1979 through their reunion in 1998. The 315 page hardcover book includes previously unpublished photos, a delicious array of memorabilia (handwritten lyrics, tour itineraries, set lists, ticket stubs, band flyers, etc), a Bauhaus comic strip, and personal stories/commentary from Haskins.

Bauhaus – Undead The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus will be released in December and will be available to pre-order here starting October 31st (note: until pre-orders open the listing comes up as "out of stock").

Meanwhile Bauhaus have officially released the version of "Bela Lugosi Is Dead" from The Hunger for the first time ever. The digital single of "Bela Lugosi Is Dead (The Hunger Mix)" is available to purchase through iTunes and is streaming on Spotify. Check it out below:



Published October 17th, 2017

Ramones announced a 40th anniversary edition of Rocket To Russia will be released on November 24th. The album was originally released November 4th, 1977 and was the band's third overall album and the second record they released in 1977 (Leave Home, which was previously reissued this summer, was originally released in January 1977).

The 3CD/1LP Rocket To Russia 40th anniversary deluxe edition includes a remastered version of the original stereo mix and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The collection also includes previously unreleased studio recordings and a multi-track recording of the band's December 19th, 1977 show at the Apollo Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. This limited edition deluxe release comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book.


Stream the previously unreleased live version of "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker" from the collection below and pre-order the limited edition release here.



Published October 17th, 2017

Morrissey premiered the video for his new single "Spent The Day In Bed" today. Moz lays down the law with his band in the performance video which also includes an appearance from UK football player Joey Barton. Check it out below:



Morrissey's new album Low In High School will be released on November 17th and is available to pre-order here.

Morrissey - U.S. tour

Oct 31 -- Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
Nov 05 -- Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Nov 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Dec 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Published October 17th, 2017

2017/10/15


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #28: Properly Dead

Rock it old school with another streaming celebration of classic alternative jams from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. This week's episode includes music from Peter Murphy, New Order, Ultravox, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, The Charlatans, The Cult, Nitzer Ebb, Ride, The Replacements, plus a brand new song from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


Music news stories from the past week:

Stream new single from Null + Void ft Dave Gahan
Trent Reznor + Atticus Rose unveil spooky Halloween theme
Noel Gallagher premieres glammy new single "Holy Mountain"
Stream archive of Morrissey's Berlin concert
Midge Ure reworks Ultravox + solo classics for Orchestrated LP
The Charlatans premiere new song "I Like You"
Howard Jones strips down classics for new tour; plays Detroit
Tears For Fears announce Rule The World + premiere new single
The Church premiere "Undersea" video
Video: Liam Gallagher on James Corden
Video: William Patrick Corgan on Fallon

The Charlatans premiered a brand new song titled "I Like You." The track will serve as the b-side to their next single "Over Again" which will be released on limited edition green vinyl on December 1st. Stream "I Like You" below and head over to the Charlatans' official store to pre-order the 7" single.

The A-side "Over Again" is found on the band's latest album Different Days, which was released back in May. Different Days includes several amazing guest musicians including Stephen Morris, Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, and Pete Salisbury, among others. The album is available to stream on Spotify.



Published October 15th, 2017

2017/10/13


Swiss producer/electro-whiz Kurt Uenala has collaborated with Depeche Mode for years and now he's about to launch his own dark electro project titled Null + Void. The album Cryosleep features a few guests, including the one and only Dave Gahan, who contributes his sleek vocals on a song titled "Where I Wait." The official video for "Where I Wait" premiered today and is available to view below.

Cryosleep arrives November 1st and is available to pre-order here.



Published October 13th, 2017

In celebration of today - Friday the 13th - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross premiered their reinterpretation of the theme to the classic 1978 spooktacular Halloween. The haunting track was originally composed by John Carpenter, who has publicly given Reznor & Ross props for their updated version of his classic. Reznor has said of Carpenter's original theme:

"We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did"

Reznor/Ross' take on Halloween is available to stream below and will be included on a new compilation Anthology: Movie Themes 1974 - 1988 which arrives October 20th. Pre-order here.



Published October 13th, 2017

William Patrick Corgan aka Billy Corgan appeared on The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night to showcase a new song from his solo album Ogilala. Watch Corgan's performance of "Aeronaut" below along with the music video for another new single titled "The Spaniards."

Ogilala is available now through Corgan's store or Amazon. Stream in full over on Spotify.





Published October 13th, 2017

Tears For Fears have announced a new greatest hits set titled Rule The World. The 16 track collection includes greatest hits along with two brand new songs "I Love You But I'm Lost" and "Closest Thing To Heaven." Rule The World will be released digitally and on CD November 10th; the vinyl edition arrives January 12th. Pre-order Rule The World from official Tears For Fears store or on Amazon.

Check out the tracklisting and stream one of the new songs "I Love You But I'm Lost" below:



01. Everybody Wants To Rule The World
02. Shout
03. I Love You But I'm Lost
04. Mad World
05. Sowing The Seeds Of Love
06. Advice For The Young At Heart
07. Head Over Heels
08. Woman In Chains
09. Change
10. Stay
11. Pale Shelter
12. Mothers Talk
13. Break It Down Again
14. I Believe
15. Raoul And The Kings Of Spain
16. Closest Thing To Heaven

Published October 13th, 2017

2017/10/11


Morrissey performed a concert at Schwuz in Berlin earlier today in promotion of his forthcoming album Low In High School. The set was broadcast live on ARTE TV in Europe and streamed live worldwide on the net.

Moz rocked out classics along with six songs from the new album, including the live debut of "My Love, I'd Do Anything For You." If you missed the action, check out a replay of the 14 song set below:



Published October 11th, 2017

Noel Gallagher debuted his new single "Holy Mountain" earlier this week and revealed the pop-glam track is about "the joy of love" and is "the best thing he's ever written." Gallagher has now unveiled the music video for "Holy Mountain" which is available to view below:



Who Built The Moon? arrives November 24th and is available to pre-order now.

Noel Gallagher - North American tour

Feb 09 -- Detroit, MI @ Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre/Masonic Temple
Feb 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Feb 12 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Feb 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center
Feb 15 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Feb 17 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
Feb 18 -- Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
Feb 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
Feb 23 -- Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
Feb 24 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Feb 25 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre/Old National Centre
Feb 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Mar 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar 03 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Mar 05 -- Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater
Mar 06 -- Dallas/Fort Worth @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 09 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea/The Cosmopolitan
Mar 10 -- San Francisco @ Fox Theater
Mar 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Published October 11th, 2017

2017/10/10


Midge Ure celebrated his birthday today by announcing details behind a new album. Ure's 12 track album titled Orchestrated features newly-recorded orchestral versions of Ultravox songs and tracks from his distinguished solo career. The album arrives December 1st and is available to pre-order now through Ure's official website.

Watch a teaser for Orchestrated here and check out the track listing below.



Orchestrated track list:

01. Hymn
02. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
03. Breathe
04. Man of Two Worlds
05. If I Was
06. Vienna
07. The Voice
08. Ordinary Man
09. Death in the Afternoon
10. Lament
11. Reap the Wild Wind
12. Fragile

Published October 10th, 2017

Howard Jones brings his stripped-down The Songs And The Stories Tour to Saint Andrew's Hall March 11th. Jones will perform an intimate career-spanning set using only piano, plus he'll share the inspiration and stories behind the songs. Tickets for this rare engagement go on sale this Friday, October 13th. Details on the tour and tickets are posted here.

Published October 10th, 2017

Liam Gallagher appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden last night.

It was somewhat of a surprise for Gallagher to even be invited onto the program, considering he called Corden a "knobhead" in a GQ interview back in August. After initially throwing a barb back at Gallagher, Corden (or his bookers) managed to rise above it all and Gallagher appeared on the program last night to perform "Wall Of Glass."

Gallagher later publicly rescinded his comments about the late night host, so the world can now rest easy. Check it all out below:





Published October 10th, 2017

2017/10/09


The Church released their 26th studio album Man Woman Death Infinity last week. Today they've premiered the official video for their latest single "Undersea" which was directed by Eden Mulholland and inspired by actor/director Wes Anderson.

Check out the video below:



The Church wrap up their North American tour in support of their new record this week before heading to Australia to play their first live hometown shows since 2015.

Oct 10 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Oct 11 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Oct 12 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Oct 13 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 14 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Press Room

Published October 10th, 2017

Morrissey appeared on the French television show C à Vous earlier this evening and performed his single "Spent The Day In Bed." Check out the performance below:

Meanwhile Morrissey is scheduled to perform a concert showcasing his new album in Berlin on Wednesday, October 11th. The performance is scheduled to stream live at 1pm ET here.

UPDATE: The archive of the Berlin show is also posted below:





Low In High School arrives on November 24th and is available to pre-order here.

Morrissey -- U.S. tour

Oct 31 -- Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Concert Hall
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 04 -- San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
Nov 05 -- Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Nov 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Nov 18 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
Nov 20 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Nov 28 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 30 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Dec 02 -- New York, NY @ Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Dec 07 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

Published October 9th, 2017

Noel Gallagher released the first single from his forthcoming album Who Built The Moon? today.

"Holy Mountain" is a colossal departure from what we've come to expect from Gallagher - not just musically, but with Gallagher's vocals. "Holy Mountain" is a slickly produced glam-pop throwback track, which is a bit of a surprise considering Gallagher's third album has previously been described as a "psychedelic rock record with cinematic production." Gallagher reveals "Holy Mountain" is about "the joy of love" and told the BBC that had the song come out in the '90s "it would have been huge."

Brace yourself for something quite different and take a listen to "Holy Mountain" (featuring Paul Weller on organ!) below or on Spotify:

UPDATE: Gallagher has now also unveiled the music video for "Holy Mountain"



Who Built The Moon? arrives November 24th and is available to pre-order here.

Noel Gallagher - North American tour

Feb 09 -- Detroit, MI @ Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre/Masonic Temple
Feb 10 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Feb 12 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Feb 13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Merriam Theater, Kimmel Center
Feb 15 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Feb 17 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
Feb 18 -- Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
Feb 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
Feb 23 -- Akron, OH @ Goodyear Theater
Feb 24 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Feb 25 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre/Old National Centre
Feb 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Mar 02 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar 03 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
Mar 05 -- Austin, TX @ The Moody Theater
Mar 06 -- Dallas/Fort Worth @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 09 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea/The Cosmopolitan
Mar 10 -- San Francisco @ Fox Theater
Mar 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre

Published October 9th, 2017

2017/10/08


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #27: Defenestration of the Foiled

Rock it old school with another streaming celebration of classic alternative jams from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. This week's episode includes music from The Stone Roses, Roxy Music, Psychedelic Furs, Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Electronic, Bauhaus, Happy Mondays, Trashcan Sinatras, plus a brand new song from The Breeders.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


Music news stories from the past week:

My Bloody Valentine announce analog reissues
UUUU new project featuring members of Wire + Coil
The Smiths premiere "I Know It's Over" demo
Belly launch campaign for new LP
The Breeders premiere new single + 7" series
Thom Yorke announces reissue of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
The Smiths unearth "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" live
Watch OMD's launch party for The Punishment Of Luxury
Mute chronicles history with photobook Mute - A Visual Document
Third Man Records announce The White Stripes live in Detroit
Video: Morrissey showcases new LP + covers The Pretenders at live session
Video: The legendary Paul Weller on Stephen Colbert
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees announced
Video: Depeche Mode on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Upcoming late night TV:

10/09 (Mon): Liam Gallagher on The Late Late Show With James Corden
10/12 (Thu): Billy Corgan on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

My Bloody Valentine announced analog reissues for their seminal albums Isn't Anything and Loveless. Both of these influential and beloved albums were remastered using the original 1/2" and 1/4" tapes and will be released on January 18th. Kevin Shields offers up further details on the remasters:

"The 180 gram vinyl albums are mastered from analog tapes using Studer A80 VU PRE and Neumann VMS 80 cutting lathe for full analog signal path.

They come in heavy weight tip-on style gatefold sleeves with poly lined printed inner sleeves.

The vinyl is purely analog cut and does not include downloads"

These reissues should be a sonic treat - Kevin Shields does not release anything unless it meets his incredibly high standards. Both Isn't Anything and Loveless are available individually or bundled and will be released on January 18th. Pre-order directly from the newly launched My Bloody Valentine store here.



Published October 8th, 2017

2017/10/06


New in the record store today is the debut record by UUUU. UUUU is the new project featuring Thighpaulsandra (Coil and Spiritualized), Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms; and Valentina Magaletti. The mostly instrumental self-titled album is an outstanding trippy-experimental-noise cauldron of awesomeness which seamlessly incorporates elements of electro, post-punk, drone, synth, and fuzz. The percussion on this record alone makes it a phenomenal listen - fans of Test Dept, Einstürzende Neubauten will love this.

Highly awesome. Highly recommended.

Stream the lead track "Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung" below and head to Spotify to stream the album in full. Order a physical copy of the album here or grab a digital download through Bandcamp.



Published October 6th, 2017