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It turns out Morrissey was fibbing a bit in his song "Spent The Day In Bed." He hasn't really stopped watching the news, or the very least he hasn't stopped reading the news. The legend was pretty ruffled by yesterday's feature in The Independent titled This Charmless Man: How Morrissey's big mouth struck again...and again.  The piece was by no means complimentary, however it doesn't particularly stand out all that much from other op-ed/commentaries that have been omnipresent since last fall.

At any rate, Morrissey wasn't having any of it and called out the paper for being "fake news," "old news" and "no news." Later in a subsequent post he urged fans that were "tired of reading the same old shit" from The Independent to contact them and complain. [He made it clear that doesn't hate all media - BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Q, and Clash Magazine were acknowledged for their support]. 

Check out the posts below or over on Facebook:

Meanwhile, Morrissey played an hour long set at Vive Latino 2018 in Mexico City last night. His set was part of the festival's live stream - if you missed the performance or just want to relive the magic, check it out in full below.

Published March 18th, 2018


Nine Inch Nails appeared on BBC Music 6 today in promotion of two upcoming London shows - they play Meltdown festival on June 22nd, and a newly announced show June 24th at London's Royal Albert Hall. Near the end of the interview, host Tom Ravenscroft asked for a progress report on the band's third and final installment in their EP trilogy. Reznor revealed that they were still completing work on the EP but it will be out before the shows take place in June. According to Reznor, the final EP took a bit longer than originally planned due to an unexpected creative delay:

"We started out with a pretty rigid concept of what the three EPs were going to be, having not written them all, but had a kind of blueprint for the trajectory and the sound. And then as we finished the last one, Add Violence, and started work on what we thought was going to be the third EP, we found ourselves - it felt too predictable. It felt like what we originally -- the map we'd kind of drawn out, the plot line -- felt like we were forcing things musically and storytelling-wise, just the whole trajectory.

We thought it was a brief phase and we kept at it and it still inherently felt wrong, so we -- the reason it's been a little bit delayed, is it took us awhile to, for what has become the third EP, to reveal itself to us. It was kind of a left turn, a surprise, it took us awhile to wrap our heads around it, but we're in the process of finishing that right now and that should be out before these shows take place."

Reznor also briefly talked about playing Meltdown, which is being curated by Robert Smith this year:

"We absolutely love The Cure and Robert Smith. I've been a lifelong fan. To be asked (to play), it didn't take much thought on our part."

Stream the full interview with Nine Inch Nails here (begins ~ 1:46:30).

Published March 15th, 2018
Drummer Charlie Quintana has died at the age of 56. Quintana was a founding member of The Plugz and over the years played with numerous artists including Bob Dylan, Cracker, Mike Ness, and Social Distortion. Quintana was an official member of Social Distortion from 2000 and played on 2004's Sex, Love and Rock N Roll before departing the band in 2009.

The cause of death has not been announced. Read more over at Billboard.


Published March 15th, 2018

Morrissey appeared on the Mexican daytime television show Sale el Sol today ahead of his March 17th gig at Vive Latino in Mexico City. Moz's performance was somewhat unusual for him - he and the band roughly re-enacted the kitschy music video for "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage," blue suits and all.

As it was Morrissey's first ever appearance on Mexican TV, the show's hosts spent a few minutes to explain to viewers why Morrissey is a music icon, then rolled a montage of video featuring Morrissey and The Smiths, then finally Moz and his band took the stage and did their thing.

Watch how it all went down below.

FYI: the interview and montage is in Spanish. In case you don't want to watch the interview/montage, I posted three versions of the video so you can easily skip over the parts you don't want to watch.

This video is forwarded to Morrissey's performance

Video forwarded to the montage + performance

Full video - interview, montage, and performance

Published March 15th, 2018

Johnny Marr is preparing to release his third studio album Call The Comet later this year. Marr previously described the album as "out there," "dramatic," and "emotional," and now he's offered up a few more nuggets about the record. In a new interview with Uncut he revealed that the big challenge to writing the record was the current global political climate. He did his best to not let politics hamper his creativity, but it was a challenge to rise above it and make the best record he possibly could under the circumstances:

“I almost had to make a pact with myself to get around the political issue, so that my record wouldn’t be spoilt by it. The best thing I can do is let the people who are interested in me know that I’m still one of the good guys; that I’m feeling it with them."

Asked to shared his thoughts on Morrissey's political views, he said "I never thought about that. I have other concerns," and he also revealed that he predicts an alternate society will emerge in the future with compassion and love for people and animals.

The full interview was published in the latest issue of Uncut which hit newstands this week. An excerpt from the interview is available to view here.

Call The Comet will be released later this year. An official release date has not yet been announced.

Published March 15th, 2018

Liz Phair celebrates the 25th anniversary of her landmark album Exile In Guyville with a boxset. Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Boxset will be released on 7LPs or 3CDs and includes a remastered version of the groundbreaking album along with restored audio of the complete set of the previously unreleased Girly-Sound tapes. The set also includes an extensive book featuring essays by Liz Phair, an oral history, previously unpublished photos, unreleased artwork, memorabilia, and more. The boxset will be released on May 4th and is available to pre-order now.

The big draw of this boxset is twofold: Exile In Guyville has been out of print on vinyl for years. But the most exciting and exclusive component is the inclusion of the Girly-Sound tapes. In 1991 Phair recorded three cassettes of her songs using the name Girly-Sound. She dubbed copies for her friends, but never released the cassettes. As time went on, copies of the tapes circulated and eventually came to the attention of Matador, who were blown away by Phair's raw, uncompromising sound and went on to sign her, and the rest is history. Years later the cassettes are released officially for the first time as part of the boxset.

Today Phair shared the Girly-Sound version of "Divorce Song" plus announced a handful of live dates in support of the release (no Detroit date). Check it all out along with the full tracklisting for Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Boxset below.

Liz Phair - tour

May 31 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
Jun 01 -- San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Jun 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Jun 04 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
Jun 06 -- Boston, MA @ Sinclair
Jun 07 -- Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Jun 09 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

Girly-Sound To Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Boxset - Tracklisting

Exile In Guyville (double LP)

01. 6’1”
02. Help Me Mary
03. Glory
04. Dance Of The Seven Veils
05. Never Said
06. Soap Star Joe
07. Explain It To Me
08. Canary
09. Mesmerizing
10. Fuck and Run
11. Girls! Girls! Girls!
12. Divorce Song
13. Shatter
14. Flower
15. Johnny Sunshine
16. Gunshy
17. Stratford-On-Guy
18. Strange Loop

Yo Yo Buddy Yup Yup Word To Ya Mutha (Double LP)

01. White Babies
02. Shane
03. 6 Dick Pimp
04. Divorce Song
05. Go West
06. Don’t Holdyrbreath
07. Johnny Sunshine
08. Miss Lucy
09. Elvis Song
10. Dead Shark
11. One Less Thing
12. Money
13. In Love w/Yself

Girls! Girls! Girls! (Double LP)

01. Hello Sailor
02. Wild-Thing
03. Fuck And Run
04. Easy Target
05. Soap Star Joe
06. Ant In Alaska
08. Polyester Bride
09. Thrax
10. Miss Mary Mack
11. Clean
12. Love Song
13. Valentine

Sooty (one LP)

01. Gigolo
02. Flower
03. Batmobile
04. Slave
05. Open Season
06. Suckerfish
07. California
08. South Dakota
09. Bomb
10. Easy
11. Chopsticks

Published March 15th, 2018

Beck hits the road later this month for a tour in support of his album Colors. Today he expanded the tour by adding a string of summer dates to the tour. The new leg kicks off in Detroit July 6th at the Fox Theatre. The pre-sale kicks off Tuesday March 20th and the general onsale is Friday, March 23rd. Head here for tickets.

Along with the tour announcement Beck shared a new remix of "Up All Night" which is available to stream below.

Beck - North American tour (new dates in bold)

Mar 23 -- Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Mar 24 -- Houston, TX @ In Bloom Music Festival
Apr 07 -- Toluca, MX @ Ceremonia 2018
Apr 26 -- Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Apr 27 -- Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
Apr 29 -- Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheater
Apr 30 -- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 01 -- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 04 -- New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest
May 05 -- Birmingham, AL @ Concert Hall at the BJCC
May 06 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Jul 06 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Jul 07 -- Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul 10 -- Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
Jul 15 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 19 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Jul 20 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
Sep 22 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Center

Published March 15th, 2018


Morrissey's debut solo album Viva Hate was released 30 years ago today. As the story goes, as The Smiths combusted in August 1987, Morrissey decided he wanted to do a solo album. Months later he was in the studio recording Viva Hate. The sessions began in October and wrapped up by year's end, with the album being released March 14th, 1988. Led by the debut single "Suedehead," Viva Hate was a majestic and sonic launching pad to Morrissey's successful solo career and is one of the most beloved gems in his enduring and artistically credible catalog.

Morrissey enlisted Stephen Street to produce and write the music for Viva Hate, but over recent years there's been a bit of controversy as to who should receive songwriting credit. As with The Smiths, Morrissey wrote the lyrics to all of the songs, and there is no doubt over Morrissey's contributions, however the debate is over who wrote the music. In addition to producing, Street received credit for writing Viva Hate, however guitarist Vini Reilly (best known for leading Factory's influential post-punk band The Durutti Column) has claimed that he was the one to write every track on Viva Hate except for "Suedehead," and even did some of the production.

Street calls Reilly's claims preposterous, especially since Street began writing songs for Morrissey before they had even entered the studio in October 1987, but Reilly maintains that he was the one that wrote the songs along with Morrissey. Reilly claims he never pushed for songwriting credit because he just wanted to work on the music and knew that Street was paranoid that Reilly was trying to take over as songwriter. Reilly now feels that it was "bad manners" for Morrissey, Street, and Morrissey's management to use his talents without the courtesy of songwriting credit.

Watch video of Street and Reilly telling their version of the story in separate interview with The Prism Archive plus stream Viva Hate in full below.

Published March 14th, 2018

Ten years ago The Mission UK performed a series of live "farewell" shows in London at Shepherd's Bush Empire. The band played four of their albums in full over four consecutive nights, culminating with a second/bonus show on the final night featuring hits and fan favorites. The Mission later compiled portions of the concert for a DVD release The Mission - The Final Chapter, which was released in 2009. Now the full audio from live concert recordings will be immortalized on a new 5 disc box.

For Ever More Live At London Shepherd's Bush Empire 2008 features The Mission performing the 1987 compilation The First Chapter, albums God's Own Medicine, Children, and Carved In Sand; and the second/bonus show featuring hits and fan favorites. For Ever More Live At London Shepherd's Bush Empire 2008 will be released March 30th and is available to pre-order through Amazon and Cherry Red.

View the trailer for the 5CD set below along with the tracklist. FYI: the video for "Deliverance" below is taken from the 2009 DVD release which is available to purchase here.

The First Chapter: Wednesday, 27th February 2008

01. Tomorrow Never Knows
02. Serpent's Kiss
03. Over The Hills And Far Away
04. Naked And Savage
05. Garden Of Delight
06. Afterglow
07. Wishing Well
08. Wake (RSV)
09. The Crystal Ocean
10. Like A Hurricane
11. 1969
12. Dancing Barefoot
13. Beyond The Pale
14. Shelter From The Storm

God's Own Medicine - Thursday 28th February 2008

01. Wasteland
02. Bridges Burning
03. And The Dance Goes On
04. Grip Of Disease
05. Dance On Glass
06. Stay With Me
07. Island In A Stream
08. Love Me To Death
09. Severina
10. Let Sleeping Dogs Die
11. Blood Brother
12. Deliverance
13. Garden Of Delight
14. Evangeline
15. Sacrilege

Children - Friday 29th February 2008

01. Beyond The Pale
02. A Wing And A Prayer
03. Fabienne
04. Divided We Fall
05. Heat
06. Heaven On Earth
07. Dream On
08. Like A Child Again
09. Child's Play
10. Hymn (For America)
11. Forevermore
12. Black Mountain Mist
13. Breathe
14. Kingdom Come
15. Tower Of Strength

Carved In Sand - Saturday 1st March 2008

01. Amelia
02. Hands Across The Ocean
03. Into The Blue
04. Paradise (Will Shine Like The Moon Tonight)
05. Butterfly On A Wheel
06. Sea Of Love
07. Grapes Of Wrath/Lovely
08. Bird Of Passage
09. Belief
10. Hungry As The Hunter
11. Deliverance
12. Like A Child Again
13. Mr Pleasant
14. Serpent's Kiss
15. Wasteland

Bonus Disc - Saturday 1st March 2008

01. Like A Hurricane
02. Over The Hills And Far Away
03. Bridges Burning
04. Dance On Glass
05. Stay With Me
06. Island In A Stream
07. Love Me To Death
08. Dream On
09. Fabienne
10. Severina
11. Wake (RSV)
12. Forevermore
13. 1969
14. Shelter From The Storm
15. Tower Of Strength

Published March 14th, 2018

Synth mastermind and genius Chris Carter of the legendary Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey returns with a new solo album this month. He's previously issued the tracks "Blissters" and "Cernubicua" over the last few weeks and today he's premiered an impressive and smooth new creation titled "Moon Two." Check out the official video for "Moon Two" below.

Carter says his album includes 25 songs and Chris Carter's Chemistry Lessons Volume One was influenced by '60s radiophonic. Along with the music, Carter also created all the videos and visuals at his home studio. The album will be released on March 30th and is available to preorder through Amazon and Mute.

Meanwhile, Carter recently whipped up a sensational hourlong mix of tracks featuring artists and songs he's been influenced by for The Synth Hero Show. Check out the mix below or on Soundcloud.

Published March 14th, 2018

A new 5 disc box set collecting demo sessions and live recordings from The New York Dolls will be released this spring. Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975 features demos, live shows, and radio sessions from the legendary band. The set captures the band at their best - raw, intense, and powerful.

The demos are taken from three sessions prior to the band's short lived stay on Mercury Records and includes early versions of "Trash," "Personality Crisis," "Pills," "Jet Boy," and more. It should be noted that these demos were previously released in 2006 on Private World: The Complete Early Studio Demos 1972 - 1973, however the compilation is now out of print. The bulk of the material on the set - three discs - is taken from live shows from 1973 through 1975. Of note one of the live sets is the band's Detroit performance captured on New Year's Eve 1973 at the Michigan Palace. All of the material - demos and live material - has been remastered and comes packaged in a clamshell box.

Personality Crisis: Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972 - 1975 arrives April 27th and is available to pre-order through Amazon and Cherry Red. View the tracklisting below:

Disc 1 - Studio Demos 72 - 73

Blue Rock Studio, NYC, June ‘72

01. Bad Girl
02. Looking For A Kiss
03. Don't Start Me Talkin'
04. Don't Mess With Cupid
05. Human Being
06. Personality Crisis
07. Pills
08. Jet Boy
09. Frankenstein

Escape Studios, UK, Oct ‘72

10. Personality Crisis
11. Looking For A Kiss
12. Bad Girl
13. Subway Train

Planet Studios, NYC, March '73

14. Seven Day Weekend
15. Frankenstein
16. Who Are The Mystery Girls?
17. (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown
18. Back In The USA

Disc 2 - Studio Demos 1973

Planet Studios, NYC, March '73

01. Endless Party
02. Jet Boy
03. It's Too Late (False Start)
04. It's Too Late (Full Version)
05. Bad Detective
06. Lonely Planet Boy
07. Subway Train
08. Private World
09. Trash
10. Human Being
11. Don't Start Me Talkin'
12. Hoochie Coochie Man
13. (Give Him A) Great Big Kiss
14. Vietnamese Baby
15. Babylon
16. Bad Girl
17. Pills
18. Personality Crisis
19. Houdini
20. One Night In Texas
21. After The Storm
22. Percy The Pimp
23. Running Wild
24. All In Your Mind
25. Suicide
26. Feel Like I've Been Here Before
27. Who Do You Love
28. The Best Friend I've Ever Had

Disc 3 - Live

Bataclan, Paris, December 23rd, 1973

01. Trash
02. The Milk Man
03. Puss n' Boots

Michigan Palace, Detroit, December 31st, 1973

04. Intro/Personality Crisis
05. Bad Girl
06. Looking For A Kiss
07. Who Are The Mystery Girls?
08. Stranded In The Jungle
09. Human Being
10. Pills
11. Trash
12. The Milk Man
13. Puss 'N' Boots
14. Babylon
15. Lone Star Queen
16. Don't Start Me Talkin'

My Father's Place, Long Island, April 14th, 1974 (WBAB Radio Broadcast)

17. Puss N Boots
18. Looking For A Kiss
19. Trash
20. Stranded In The Jungle
21. Personality Crisis
22. Bad Girl
23. Pills

Disc 4 - Live

My Father's Place, Long Island April 14th, 1974 (WBAB Radio Broadcast)

01. Hoochie Coochie Man
02. It's Too Late
03. Chatterbox
04. Human Being

Vancouver, Circa June/July 1974

05. Hoochie Coochie Man
06. (Give Him A) Great Big Kiss
07. Don't Mess With Cupid
08. Chatterbox
09. Babylon
10. (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown
11. Who Are The Mystery Girls?
12. Jet Boy
13. Human Being

Dallas, September 1974

14. Intro/Personality Crisis
15. Vietnamese Baby
16. Bad Girl
17. (Give Him A) Great Big Kiss

Disc 5 - Live

Dallas, September 1974

01. Pills
02. Frankenstein
03. Lone Star Queen
04. Don't Start Me Talkin'

New York, 1975

05. Red Patent Leather
06. On Fire
07. Something Else
08. Daddy Rolling Stone
09. Ain't Got No Home/Dizzy Miss Lizzy
10. Girls Girls Girls
11. Down Down Downtown
12. Pirate Love
13. Pills
14. Teenage News
15. Personality Crisis/Looking For A Kiss
16. Stranded In The Jungle

Published March 14th, 2018

Violent Femmes announced new dates for a West Coast headline tour. No word yet if a more extensive tour will be announced. View the full itinerary below.

Last year Violent Femmes released a collection of recordings taken from their live radio sessions titled 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged and Unhinged In America. Head to Spotify to stream the album in full or purchase it here.

Violent Femmes - North American tour

Jun 11 -- Denver, CO @ Botanic Gardens
Jun 13 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden
Jun 14 -- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Jun 16 -- Portland, OR @ Portland Zoo Amphitheatre
Jun 17 -- Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo
Jun 20 -- Reno, NV @ Cargo
Jun 21 -- Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
Jun 22 -- Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre
Jun 24 -- Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018
Jun 25 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's

Published March 14th, 2018
David Byrne released his new solo album American Utopia earlier this month. This week he premiered the first official video from the album, "Everybody's Coming To My House." Byrne teamed up with some talented local students from The Detroit School of Arts for the video - he enlisted the school's vocal jazz ensemble to sing the song plus the video was filmed in part by the school's radio and television department. Byrne paid the students for their contributions and he plans on donating all the streaming royalties from the video to the school.

Check out "Everybody's Coming To My House" below. A longer version of the video featuring interviews with the students and teachers from the Detroit School of Arts is available to view here.

Byrne will be on the road in support of American Utopia for most of the year. The tour brings him to the Fox Theatre in Detroit on August 10th.

David Byrne - North American tour

Mar 03 -- Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
Mar 04 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA @ FM Kirby Center
Mar 06 -- Buffalo, NY @ Center For The Arts
Mar 07 -- Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
Mar 09 -- Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
Mar 10 -- Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
Apr 03 -- Mexico City, MX @ Metropolitan Theater
Apr 05 -- Monterrey, MX @ Auditorio Pabellon
Apr 07 -- Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital
Apr 14 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 15 -- Tuscon, AZ @ Centennial Hall
Apr 17 -- San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
Apr 18 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Smith Center For The Arts
Apr 19 -- Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater
Apr 21 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 24 -- Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
Apr 25 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
Apr 27 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
Apr 28 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Outside Lawn
May 04 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 06 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 08 -- Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
May 09 -- Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
May 10 -- Durham, NC @ Durham Pac
May 12 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
May 13 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center For The Arts
May 15 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
May 16 -- Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
May 17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
May 19 -- Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place
May 20 -- Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 21 -- Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
May 23 -- Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
May 27 -- Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
May 28 -- Eugene, OR @ Hult Center
May 30 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Capitol Theater
Jun 02 -- Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater/Roosevelt University
Jun 05 -- Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Civic Center
Jun 07 -- Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Center For The Arts
Jun 08 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Jun 09 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Farmers Bureau Lawn
Jul 27 -- Camden, NJ @ Xponential Music Festival
Jul 31 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
Aug 01 -- Shelburne, VT @ Shelburne Museum - The Green
Aug 03 -- Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Aug 05 -- Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation/Marvin Sands Performing Arts
Aug 08 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ Devos Performance Hall
Aug 10 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Aug 11 -- Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
Aug 12 -- Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavillion at Riverbend
Aug 16 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Aug 18 -- San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Auditorium
Aug 21 -- Sacramento, CA @ Community Theater
Aug 24 -- Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
Aug 28 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Published March 14th, 2018

Pearl Jam have returned with a fiery new song titled "Can't Deny Me." The band recorded the single in Seattle last month with Brendan O'Brien and surprised Ten Club members with the free download last week. This week Pearl Jam officially released the track as a digital single and has also made available to streaming services (other than You Tube).

"Can't Deny Me" is the first single from the band's forthcoming new album. No further details regarding the album have officially been announced yet but will likely be released prior to their upcoming baseball stadium tour.

Stream "Can't Deny Me" below:

Pearl Jam - Stadium Tour

Aug 08 -- Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
Aug 10 -- Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
Aug 13 -- Missoula, MT @ Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Aug 18 -- Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug 20 -- Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Sep 02 -- Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sep 04 -- Boston, MA @ Fenway Park

Published March 14th, 2018

Brian Eno announced details for a new boxset titled Music For Installations. The extensive set arrives on May 4th and features new, rare, and previously unreleased recordings from audio-visual installations from 1986 to present. Three versions of the boxset will be released: standard 6CD set, 9 piece LP set pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and limited edition super-deluxe 6CD set. Each edition includes an original Eno essay and for the deluxe CD, a unique, individually numbered Plexiglass cover book. View the tracklisting below and pre-order now through Amazon.

Meanwhile Eno's recent collaboration with Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine will be released as a 12" single on April 21st for Record Store Day. The release features two songs: "The Weight Of History" and "Only Once Away My Son," the latter of which premiered last October as part of Adult Swim's singles series.

Music For Installations

Disc 1:

1:Kazakhstan (20:30)
2:The Ritan Bells (17:05)
3:Five Light Paintings (19:56)
4: Flower Bells (18:49)

Disc: 2

1: 77 Million Paintings (43:57)

Disc: 3

1: Atmospheric Lightness (30:40)
2: Chamber Lightness (25:00)

Disc: 4

1: I Dormienti (39:42)
2: Kites I (8:07)
3: Kites II (14:29)
4: Kites III (7:34)

Disc: 5

1: Needle Click (4:09)
2: Light Legs (3:38)
3: Flora and Fauna / Gleise 581d (3:56)
4: New Moons (4:03)
5: Vanadium (1:56)
6: All The Stars Were Out (3:53)
7: Hopeful Timean Intersect (5:13)
8: World Without Wind (5:24)
9: Delightful Universe (seen from above) (7:33)

Disc: 6

1: Unnoticed Planet (7:45)
2: Liquidambar (6:55)
3: Sour Evening (Complex Heaven 3) (8:12)
4: Surbahar Sleeping Music (18:16)

Published March 14th, 2018


Seattle radio station KEXP is celebrating Sub Pop's upcoming 30th anniversary by playing EVERY Sub Pop release on the air. The independent station plans on playing a few releases every day leading up to Sub Pop's anniversary which takes place in August.

Sub Pop famously championed Seattle bands and the "Seattle sound," and over the years as the grunge scene faded the label managed to stay relevant by adjusting their musical focus. Sub Pop continues to successfully release records from a host of diverse and artistically credible cutting edge bands, but the label has a less "definitive" sound. Meaning: in the late 80s/early 90s if a release was on Sub Pop you had a pretty good idea of what it might sound like; today when Sub Pop announces a new release you may not know what it'll sound like, other than it'll be something cool. Current bands on the roster include Moaning, Metz, Goat, Kyle Craft, Father John Misty, Beach House, Low, and Bully, alongside heritage acts such as Afghan Whigs, Mudhoney, Sleater-Kinney, and J Mascis.

Today KEXP kicked off their Sub Pop celebration and so far they've played music off the first 12 Sub Pop releases, including selections off of Soundgarden's Screaming Life/Fopp, Green River's Dry As A Bone EP, and an EP from the shortlived Blood Circus (Nirvana and Mudhoney both opened for them back in the day).

As this is a pretty large listening draw, KEXP have tied their Sub Pop celebration to their 2018 fundraising campaign. KEXP is a commercial-free public radio station and is entirely listener funded. The station is entirely independent with an excellent and varied playlist, plus they host many exclusive live sessions. A key factor in KEXP's success is their passionate and knowledgeable DJs who not only live, breathe, and respect the music, but they curate their own shows and champion true alternative artists both new and old. This is way radio SHOULD be done.

Read more about KEXP's Sub Pop celebration here and stream KEXP here.

Published March 12th, 2018

Johnny Marr unveiled the title to his forthcoming album which is expected out later this year. The guitar legend's third solo album is called Call The Comet and Marr promises more news is "coming soon." Fans are encouraged to sign up to his mailing list for official updates.

Marr previously described the album as "emotional," "out there," and "dramatic," with "deeper" lyrics, revealing to NME that most of the songs are concerned with external things, though he's also included a few personal songs.

See Marr's posting about the record below.

Published March 12th, 2018

Book Of Love announced a special show to mark the 30th anniversary of Lullaby, which was originally released June 21st, 1988. The Brooklyn synthpop band will play a ‘Lullaby Redux’ enhanced set along with other hits and fan favorites from their catalog 30 years to the day of Lullaby's release at the Gramercy Theater in New York. So far no other Lullaby anniversary shows have been announced.

In January, Book Of Love released a new anthology Book Of Love - The Sire Years: 1985 - 1993 featuring 20 songs from the Sire era along with an 8 page booklet with rare photos and memorabilia. So far they've announced a handful of dates in support of the release. They plan on touring throughout the year in celebration of the record and more dates are expected to be announced.

Book Of Love - North American tour

Mar 24 -- New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Apr 07 -- Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Apr 20 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Apr 21 -- Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway
May 11 -- Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues (w/ Human League)
May 13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom (w/ Human League)
Jun 21 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater (Lullaby Redux show)
Jul 27 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
Sep 08 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Lost 80s Live/downtown Las Vegas
Sep 20 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center/Carlos Alvarez Theater
Sep 21 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center/Carlos Alvarez Theater

Published March 12th, 2018

Arctic Monkeys are preparing to release their sixth studio album later this year. Though they haven't announced details or release info for the album yet, today they announced a short run of North America. The tour brings them to Masonic Temple in Detroit on August 1st. Pre-sales kick off tomorrow (March 13th) and the general onsale is Friday, March 16th at 10am.

View the full tour itinerary below.

Arctic Monkeys - North American tour

Jun 05 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Jun 16 -- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Jun 18 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Jun 19 -- Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
Jul 24 -- Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
Jul 27 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jul 28 -- Washington, DC @ Anthem
Jul 31 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Centre
Aug 01 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
Aug 05 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Published March 12th, 2018


A new documentary about Depeche Mode premiered this weekend on German TV. 

Depeche Mode und die DDR: Just Can't Get Enough  is an hour and a half documentary marking the 30th anniversary of Depeche Mode's historical concert in East Berlin. Depeche Mode played Werner Seelenbinder Hall on March 7th, 1988 as part of the Music For The Masses tour and was one of few concerts that would take place in communist East Germany/DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) aka GDR, (German Democratic Republic). This film examines Depeche Mode's history, the organization of this historic concert, and how Depeche Mode's enchanting music knew no boundaries - Depeche Mode were universally loved and considered a symbol of freedom on both sides of the Berlin wall.

Now for the bad news: Though the film is entirely free to watch, it is in German and there are no English subtitles. The good news: admittedly the lack of translation curtails the documentary's impact and message, however despite the language barrier the film is worth watching for the rare archival footage and previously unseen photos from the 80s. Watch Depeche Mode un die DDR: Just Can't Get Enough in full here.

Check out the trailer for the film along with full audio from the historic concert below.

Published March 11th, 2018

Morrissey wrapped up his UK/Ireland tour in support of Low In High School last night at the Palladium in London. During his 11 date tour, Mozzer was in fine form and dusted off a few songs he hadn't played in years - including "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" and "November Spawned A Monster." Check out some video from the tour and head here for a collection of photos from the tour courtesy of Int'l Playboy.

Published March 11th, 2018

Buffalo Tom returned this month with a new album, Quiet And Peace, their first new record since 2011's Skins and ninth studio album overall. The trio regrouped last year to celebrate and tour the 25th anniversary of Let Me Come Over, then when their schedules allowed, they returned to the studio to record a new set of guitar-based rock much to the delight of fans and critics. The album was released last week and is available through Amazon and Pledge Music or stream on Spotify.

One of the songs on the album is a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel song "The Only Living Boy In New York," which has been in the works for many years according to Belly's Tom Gorman. Gorman revealed on Facebook that he joined Buffalo Tom for a short period after Belly broke up in the 90s and had suggested recording the cover:

"At some point in the week it was suggested that we all come up with a cover song to record. There are very few cover songs that stick in my head... they're there, then they disappear. But for whatever reason, I had Only Living Boy in NY in my brain- probably the only cover song I had in my brain at the time. So that was my suggestion, and we recorded a version of it. I'm pretty sure I didn't have the arrangement or the lyrics right- no iPhones/google to immediately check such things back then... but I think we did a decent version of it.

Since then, the tune has always been near the top of my list of cover-songs-to-record. Alas, BT beat me to it (and my own fault for bringing it in on the demo session with them so many years ago..!)! And it's a truly fantastic version- beautifully done!"

[These days Gorman is once again busy with Belly - the band reunited last year and will be releasing Dove, their first new album in over 20 years, on May 4th. Stream their new single "Shiny One" here.]

Buffalo Tom will be releasing a 7" version of "The Only Living Boy In New York" backed with a cover of The Who's "The Seeker" for Record Store Day, plus they're releasing a special edition of Big Red Letter Day on red vinyl.

Stream Buffalo Tom's "The Only Living Boy In New York" below and catch up with the band here.

Published March 11th, 2018

An updated list of upcoming shows coming through the Detroit area (a few Chicago festivals are also included).


Mar 11 -- Howard Jones (solo) @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Mar 14 -- Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 14 -- Titus Andronicus @ El Club
Mar 18 -- Clan Of Xymox @ El Club
Mar 21 -- Electric Six (unplugged) @ Smalls
Mar 23 -- Electric Six @ Blind Pig
Mar 23 -- The Foreign Resort @ Phog Lounge (Windsor)
Mar 24 -- Adult. @ El Club
Mar 24 -- Detroit Anarchy Punk Rock Festival @ PJs Lagerhouse
Mar 29 -- Shopping w/ Tyvek @ Marble Bar
Mar 31 -- The Black Angels + Black Lips @ Majestic
Mar 31 -- Wolf Alice @ The Shelter
Mar 31 -- of Montreal @ Crofoot
Mar 31 -- Datsik @ Royal Oak Music Theatre


Apr 03 -- The English Beat @ The Ark
Apr 03 -- Cut Copy @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 04 -- S. Carey @ Marble Bar
Apr 05 -- Jeff Tweedy @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr 05 -- Albert Hammond Jr @ Magic Bag
Apr 05 -- Dashboard Confessional @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Apr 06 -- Neon Indian (DJ set) @ Marble Bar
Apr 10 -- Ty Segall @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 11 -- Cigarettes After Sex @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 13 -- Guided By Voices @ Blind Pig
Apr 18 -- Matt & Kim @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr 18 -- U.S. Girls @ Marble Bar
Apr 19 -- Jack White @ Little Caesars Arena
Apr 21 -- John Waters/L7 @ El Club
Apr 27 -- Lord Huron @ Royal Oak Music Theatre


May 02 -- Modest Mouse @ Fillmore Detroit
May 03 -- Modest Mouse @ Fillmore Detroit
May 03 -- Peter Hook @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 04 -- Messthetics @ Planet Ant
May 05 -- Tricky @ Magic Stick
May 06 -- Dead Kennedys + TSOL @ Small's
May 09 -- Sunflower Bean @ Pike Room
May 09 -- Lydia Lunch @ El Club
May 10 -- Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Majestic Theatre
May 14 -- The Fratellis @ Majestic Theatre
May 19 -- Helmet w/ Prong @ St. Andrew's Hall
May 20 -- Daryl Hall + John Oates @ Little Caesars Arena
May 25 -- The Decemberists @ Hill Auditorium
May 26 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 27 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 28 -- Movement @ Hart Plaza
May 28 -- Parquet Courts @ El Club
May 29 -- Suuns @ El Club


Jun 05 -- Trashcan Sinatras @ Magic Bag
Jun 08 -- Stephen Malkmus @ The Jicks @ Magic Stick
Jun 12 -- GBH @ The Loving Touch
Jun 14 -- Paul Young + Midge Ure @ Magic Bag
Jun 14 -- The Toasters @ Blind Pig
Jun 20 -- Sloan @ St. Andrew's Hall
Jun 22 -- Chromeo @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jun 22 -- Iceage @ El Club
Jun 22 -- Ry Cooder @ Michigan Theater
Jun 30 -- Dead Boys @ Small's


Jul 05 -- The War On Drugs @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jul 06 -- Beck @ Fox Theatre
Jul 07 -- Arcade Fire @ DTE
Jul 11 -- Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson @ DTE
Jul 13 -- Pixies w/Weezer @ DTE
Jul 20 -- Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park, Chicago
Jul 21 -- Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park, Chicago
Jul 22 -- Pitchfork Music Festival @ Union Park, Chicago
Jul 22 -- Radiohead @ Little Caesars Arena
Jul 27 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Freedom Hill
Jul 28 -- Mo Pop Festival @ West Riverfront Park
Jul 29 -- Mo Pop Festival @ West Riverfront Park


Aug 01 -- Arctic Monkeys @ Masonic Temple
Aug 02 -- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park, Chicago
Aug 03 -- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park, Chicago
Aug 03 -- The Melvins @ El Club
Aug 04 -- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park, Chicago
Aug 05 -- Lollapalooza @ Grant Park, Chicago
Aug 05 -- The Smashing Pumpkins @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug 07 -- Pedro The Lion @ The Loving Touch
Aug 10 -- David Byrne @ Fox Theatre
Aug 13 -- Dick Dale @ Magic Bag
Aug 19 -- Beach House @ Royal Oak Music Theatre


Sep 05 -- Mark Kozelek @ Magic Bag
Sep 14 -- Riot Fest @ Douglas Park, Chicago
Sep 15 -- Riot Fest @ Douglas Park, Chicago
Sep 16 -- Riot Fest @ Douglas Park, Chicago
Sep 20 -- Cold Waves @ Chicago
Sep 21 -- Cold Waves @ Chicago
Sep 22 -- Cold Waves @ Chicago
Sep 23 -- Cold Waves @ Chicago


Oct 27 -- MC5 50th Anniversary @ Fillmore Detroit


The Damned return with their eleventh studio album Evil Spirits on April 13th. The legends debuted the album's first single "Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow" back in January, and today they've premiered two more tracks from the album "Devil In Disguise," and "Look Left." Stream all three tracks below or on Spotify.

Evil Spirits was produced by Tony Visconti, and according to Captain Sensible Visconti had the band record the album in a similar manner to their first record Damned Damned Damned. He told NME:

"There’s something wonderful about the seventies sounds; glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specialises in beautifully crafted old school production. He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing."

Pre-order Evil Spirits now through Amazon or Pledge Music.

Published March 9th, 2018

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night and performed "Holy Mountain." Check out the performance below.

Meanwhile Gallagher was interviewed by The Daily Star and revealed he'd love to collaborate with Morrissey someday:

“If I could write a song for Morrissey that would be great because he was a big part of my teenage years.

“I’d like to write a song with Shaun Ryder as well, that would be great fun. I would work with anyone and everyone.”

Read the full interview here via Morrissey Solo

Published March 9th, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins original lineup (minus D'Arcy Wretzky) have been in the studio working on brand new material. Billy Corgan updated fans on their progress in the studio with a posting today on Instagram. Corgan reveals they've recorded eight songs and hope to release the material via  two four-song EPs later this year, with the first song likely coming in May. He also told fans to keep an eye out for an feature/interview that will be published shortly in the New York Times.

Read Corgan's full update below or over on Instagram.

The Smashing Pumpkins hit the road for the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour this summer. Tickets for the August 5th stop at Little Caesars Arena are available to purchase here.

"So almost all the musical side is done with 2 days to go, leaving background vocals and last minute touches/flourishes/drang. For those who missed it, the 8 songs are as titled: Solara, Marchin' On, Travels, Seek and You Shall Destroy, With Sympathy, Knights of Malta, Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts), and Alienation. The intended plan being to release the songs over two, four song E.P.'s, with a first song most likely due out in May.

Also, we just did a long-ranging interview for the New York Times, which given the questions asked will address many of the things we get asked about here on IG. So look out for that soon..Tra la...."

The Smashing Pumpkins - The Shiny And So Bright Tour

Jul 12 -- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Jul 14 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jul 16 -- Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Jul 17 -- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jul 18 -- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Jul 20 -- Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul 21 -- Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Centre
Jul 22 -- Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Jul 24 -- Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Jul 25 -- Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Jul 27 -- Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Jul 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jul 29 -- Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul 31 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug 01 -- New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden Arena
Aug 04 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Aug 05 -- Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug 07 -- Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
Aug 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Aug 11 -- Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Aug 13 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug 14 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug 16 -- Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Aug 17 -- Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug 19 -- St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug 20 -- Omaha, NE @ Centurylink Center
Aug 21 -- Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Aug 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
Aug 25 -- Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug 27 -- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Aug 28 -- Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Aug 30 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Aug 31 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Sep 01 -- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Sep 02 -- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Sep 04 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep 05 -- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena
Sep 07 -- Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

Published March 9th, 2018


Midge Ure is teaming up with Paul Young for a co-headline tour titled The Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour. The co-headline tour kicks off in June and plays dates on the East coast. A west coast leg is slated to take place in August/September (those dates are TBA).

The tour rolls through the Detroit area June 14th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Tickets are available here.

Prior to the tour kickoff Ure is hitting the road for a handful of solo acoustic shows. View the full tour itinerary below.

In December, Ure released Orchestrated, which features magnificent orchestral reinterpretations of songs from Ultravox and Ure's distinguished solo career.

Midge Ure (solo acoustic shows)

May 29 -- Austin, TX @ Ten
May 30 -- Denton, TX @ Dans Silverleaf
May 31 -- New Orleans, LA @ The Parish @ The House of Blues
Jun 01 -- Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
Jun 02 -- Bordentown, NJ @ Randy Now's Man Cave

Paul Young + Midge Ure - Soundtrack Of Your Life Tour

Jun 05 -- Bethesda, MD @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Jun 06 -- Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theatre
Jun 07 -- Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Jun 08 -- New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Jun 12 -- Toronto, ON @ TBA
Jun 14 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag

Published March 8th, 2018

The Breeders released their excellent new album All Nerve last week. The album features the band's classic Last Splash lineup and is the Breeders' first set of songs in 10 years.

All four members of The Breeders did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit this afternoon. They answered questions about Pod, Nirvana, the new album All Nerve; plus the mighty Kim Deal was asked several times for advice on how to sing and play bass at the same time ("practice practice practice"). Read some highlights from the AMA with The Breeders and view video of a recent live performance that aired on the French Canal+ program Album de la Semaine below:

Title TK and Mountain Battles have been repressed and will be available at live shows. As for unearthing additional material from their archives, Kim Deal said she has no idea where the demos from Fort Apache (Pod demos) are.

Deal also revealed she used Protools to mix All Nerve:

"Most of the recording was recorded on analog tape. However, this album was mixed in ProTools. I drove the reels up to NYC and Matt Boynton transferred them to protools and mixed it. This is the first record I've ever done where the album is mixed on protools"

A fan brought up the Breeders' unconventional sound and described Pod as having eerie sound. Kim Deal's commented on Pod:

"I think the mood on Pod had a lot to do with Steve Albini and the decisions he made. Brit's drums had an earthy, soily type of sound and there was a lot of space for the tones to resonate. I think it's very atmospheric."

The TV show Kim Deal would like to appear on:

"Albini knows someone who produces a lot of the ID channel re-enactment shows. A lot are shot in Tennessee and they told us we could plays cops or the corpse if we wanted to. I think it was Murder By Numbers. That's what we're trying to do next. I definitely want to be the cop--I could have been a cop.

"Sir, can you please calm down. Sir. (As I unsnap my gun belt)"

In response to a question about touring with Nirvana, Jim Macpherson told a story:

"Actually, there's one from our first show with nirvana in Dublin in '92. We met them after soundcheck and I asked Dave Grohl what he put in those big speakers by his drum set and he laughed and said the band. And couldn't stop laughing. I was so green... When we were playing I looked over to my left where Kurt was watching us play from the sidestage without his lamanent on. Security thought he was a punter and beat him up! So Kurt said he wasn't going to play the show unless they fired the security team and brought in a new one. Which they did."

Each band member named (or tried to name) their favorite album of all time:

Kelley: That's too hard!
Kim: Bo-Diddley's Beach Party 1963
Josephine: Joy Division Unknown Pleasures; The Cure Faith; Gang of 4 Entertainment; Radiohead Hail to the Thief; Massive Attack Mezzanine
Jim: Rush Permanent Wave; The Cure Standing on the Beach compilation

Each member revealed the most "annoying" or "needy" band member while on tour:

Kelley: Kim
Jo: Kim
Jim: Kim
Kim: Kelley

Scroll through the archive of the AMA with The Breeders here.

Don't miss The Breeders on tour in North America in support of All Nerve.

The Breeders - North American tour

Apr 05 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 06 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Theatre at Ace Hotel
Apr 07 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Apr 08 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
Apr 10 -- Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Apr 11 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Apr 13 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Apr 15 -- Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Apr 16 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand at The Complex
Apr 18 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Apr 19 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Apr 21 -- Austin, TX @ Emo's
Apr 22 -- Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Apr 23 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Apr 25 -- Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Apr 26 -- Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Apr 30 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
May 01 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
May 02 -- Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
May 04 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 05 -- Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
May 06 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 08 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
May 09 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 11 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
May 13 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Published March 8th, 2018

Trashcan Sinatras announced they'll hit the road in North America for a new tour One Night, Two Albums. Drawing on the success of last year's 30th anniversary tour, the acoustic trio of Frank Reader, Paul Livingston and John Douglas are poised to return to the road to perform songs from their exceptional and timeless first two albums. Each night the band will perform two sets - Cake and I've Seen Everything in full, along with a career-spanning selection of other songs.

The 30 date tour includes a Detroit area stop June 5th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Tickets for the show are on sale now here.

Read what Trashcan Sinatras had to say about One Night, Two Albums and view the full tour itinerary below:

Frank Reader: "We resisted playing many of our older songs on tour as they were from a different time in our lives...but as we prepared for the ‘All Night’ tour and really got into it, we realized the songs are like long lost friends or family. In many cases, you can welcome them back into your life.”

Paul Livingston: "In making the unique decision to play both records in their entirety, Livingston adds that it simply “made sense to play both. For many of our fans, Cake was the record that lured them into our world, but for just as many others, I’ve Seen Everything is the beloved one."

John Douglas: "We all have our favorites but after touring last year, we’ve really come to embrace many of our older songs. Our fans often ask for more of the classic songs and we’re excited to finally bring these albums to them."

Trashcan Sinatras - One Night, Two Albums

May 16 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 17 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
May 19 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
May 20 - Austin, TX @ 3Ten ACL Live
May 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
May 25 - Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
May 26 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
May 27 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
May 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 30 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
May 31 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
Jun 01 - Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
Jun 03 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Jun 04 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Jun 05 - Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Jun 06 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Jun 08 - Dayton, OH @ Encore Studios
Jun 10 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Jun 12 - St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Jun 13 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Jun 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Gospel Lounge
Jun 16 - Denver, CO @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Jun 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Jun 19 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Jun 20 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
Jun 21 - Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre
Jun 22 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Jun 24 - Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Jun 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
Jun 28 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s

Published March 8th, 2018