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Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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Sunday, April 5, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #150: Sanctum

Sunday, March 29, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #149: Devastation

Sunday, March 22, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #148: Brace For Impact

Tim Burgess, leader of the legendary Manchester band The Charlatans is launching a listening party series on Twitter tomorrow, Monday, March 23rd.

Sunday, March 15, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #147: Surreality

The The fans have a LOT to look forward to this year!

Johnny Marr has announced dates for a North American tour.
Genesis P-Orridge has died at the age of 70.

Sunday, March 8, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #146: Ignite The Fear

Thursday, March 5, 2020


New Order's Peel Session from 1982 will be reissued on April 18th on 12" for Record Store Day.

Depeche Mode announced details behind Violator | The 12" Singles, the latest installment in their singles box set series.

The The will be releasing a brand new single on April 18th for Record Store Day.

Sunday, March 1, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #145: Pandemonium

Just days after David Roback's death comes news that two reissues from Opal are about to be released.

Thursday, February 27, 2020


This July marks the 50th anniversary of The Stooges' iconic record Fun House.

In celebration of the anniversary Rhino has announced the release of a 15 piece vinyl boxset.

The deluxe vinyl set includes a newly remastered version of the album (plays at 45 RPM), several 7" singles, the vinyl debut of The Complete Fun House Sessions, and the live concert Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano's, a recording captured in New York City in August 1970, just weeks after the release of Fun House.

The Fun House 50th anniversary deluxe vinyl boxset will be released exclusively through Rhino on July 17th and is limited to 1970 copies. Head here to pre-order.



The Stooges - Fun House 50th anniversary boxset contents

-- 45 RPM version of Fun House on 2LP with 4th side etching
-- The Complete Fun House Sessions
-- Have Some Fun: Live At Ungano's
-- 2 replica black 7” vinyl singles
-- “Down On The Street” / “I Feel Alright” (both mono single edits) [French picture sleeve]
-- “Down On The Street” (Single Mix)/ “I Feel Alright” (Single Mix)
-- 28 page book with rare photos and essay
-- Ephemera including posters, prints, slipmat, and 45 adapter

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Guitarist/songwriter David Roback has died.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Clan Of Xymox plan to release more new music this year, including a full length album.

Monday, February 24, 2020


Paul Weller returns with a new solo album in June.

Kraftwerk announced details behind a North American tour.

New Order and Pet Shop Boys are teaming up for a North American co-headline tour.

Sunday, February 23, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #144: The Violent Era

Buzzcocks have announced the release an 8 disc set collecting material from their post-reformation period.

David Bowie's Archive will issue a live album for Record Store Day.

I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) will be issued as a 2LP or 2CD on April 18th. The material was captured live at Michigan Palace in Detroit on October 20th, 1974 and includes the full set from the Detroit show with the exception of "Diamond Dogs"; the encore was captured November 30th, 1974 at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

View the tracklisting for I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) below and head here for more details.

As previously announced, Parlophone will also be issuing a compilation titled ChangesNowBowie for Record Store Day which features previously unreleased tracks Bowie recorded in 1996. Read more about that here.

David Bowie - I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74)

LP Side 1

1. Introduction - Memory Of A Free Festival
2. Rebel Rebel
3. John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)
4. Sorrow
5. Changes
6. 1984

LP Side 2

1. Moonage Daydream
2. Rock ’n’ Roll With Me
3. Love Me Do / The Jean Genie
4. Young Americans


LP Side 3

1. Can You Hear Me
2. It’s Gonna Be Me
3. Somebody Up There Likes Me
4. Suffragette City

LP Side 4

1. Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide
2. Panic In Detroit
3. Knock On Wood
4. Foot Stomping / I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Foot Stomping
5. Diamond Dogs / It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I like It) / Diamond Dogs


Clan Of Xymox have released a new single "She."

Mark Lanegan will release a new album and his memoir this spring.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds hit the road in North American for a tour in support of their critically acclaimed 2019 album Ghosteen.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Influential DJ/producer and visionary Andrew Weatherall has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 56 years old.

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #143: Doomsday!

This week's show features music from Sad Lovers And Giants, The Modern Lovers, Sex Pistols, Happy Mondays, The Velvet Underground, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, and more.

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



Friday, February 14, 2020


An EP featuring the final pieces of music Gang Of Four's Andy Gill was working on before his death will be released on February 26th.
The mighty industrial collective Pigface announced dates for a tour of the USA.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Robert Smith of The Cure was interviewed earlier this evening and updated fans on a new Cure record.

The legendary Front 242 announced details behind a fall tour of the U.S.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Details behind a new Classic Alternative Coachella-esque festival in Los Angeles were announced today.

Sunday, February 9, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #142: Slings & Arrows

Monday, February 3, 2020


Heaven 17 announced dates for a North American tour.

Bauhaus added two more dates to their North American reunion tour.

Sunday, February 2, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #141: Travail

Andy Gill, guitarist and founding member of Gang Of Four has died.

Friday, January 31, 2020


Last night Michael Stipe appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Morrissey has premiered another song from his new album.

After leaving fans in suspense for days, today The Psychedelic Furs announced the release of their first new album in almost 30 years!

Thursday, January 30, 2020


The Psychedelic Furs will be making a big announcement tomorrow, January 31st. 
Today 4AD announced two more albums from Cocteau Twins will be reissued on heavyweight vinyl in March.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


The mighty Michael Stipe will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow, January 30th.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Legendary duo Sparks announced details behind their 24th studio album. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #140: The Twelfth Of Never

This week's show features music from The Railway Children, The Afghan Whigs, The Stooges, Aztec Camera, The Jam, Acid Horse, Joy Division, and more.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


A five disc set from The Primitives will be released March 20th. The Primitives: Bloom! The Full Story 1985 - 1992 collects three studio albums, along with related singles/b-sides, cover versions, demos, BBC sessions, live recordings, and four previously unreleased mixes. The material was compiled by Cherry Red Records with the full support of The Primitives -- an interview with core members Tracy Tracy and Paul Court appears as part of the liner notes for the set.

View the tracklisting for The Primitives: Bloom! The Full Story 1985 - 1992 below and head here to pre-order.



Disc One - The Lazy Years

01. Crash (Demo)
02. Across My Shoulder (Demo)
03. Spacehead (Demo)
04. Really Stupid (Demo)
05. Nothing Left (Demo)
06. Thru The Flowers
07. Across My Shoulder
08. She Don't Need You
09. Lazy
10. Really Stupid
11. We Found A Way To The Sun
12. Where The Wind Blows
13. Stop Killing Me
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz
15. Laughing Up My Sleeve
16. Ocean Blue
17. Shadow (Guitar Version)
18. Thru The Flowers (New Version)
19. Everything Shining Bright
20. Nothing Left (Sounds Version)
21. I’ll Stick With You (1987 Version)
22. Dreamwalk Baby (1987 Version)
23. Buzz Buzz Buzz (1987 Version)
24. Nothing Left (1987 Version)
25. Out Of Reach (1987 Version)
26. Carry Me Home (1987 Version)
27. Don't Want Anything To Change(1987 VERSION)

Disc Two - Lovely (plus bonus tracks)

01. Crash
02. Spacehead
03. Carry Me Home
04. Shadow
05. Thru The Flowers
06. Dreamwalk Baby
07. I’ll Stick With You
08. Nothing Left
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Out Of Reach
11. Ocean Blue
12. Run Baby Run
13. Don't Want Anything To Change
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz
15. I’ll Stick With You (Single Version)
16. Things Get In Your Way
17. Crash (live in the studio)
18. Out Of Reach (Single Version)
19. Dreamwalk Baby (live)
20. Really Stupid (live)
21. Crash (live)
22. I Wanna Be Your Dog (live)

Disc Three - Pure (plus bonus tracks)

01. Outside
02. Summer Rain
03. Sick Of It
04. Shine
05. Dizzy Heights
06. All The Way Down
07. Secrets
08. Keep Me In Mind
09. Lonely Streets
10. Can't Bring Me Down
11. Way Behind Me
12. Never Tell
13. All The Way Down (Beat Version)
14. Way Behind Me (Acoustic Version)
15. Noose
16. I'll Be Your Mirror
17. As Tears Go By
18. I Almost Touched You
19. Secrets (demo)
20. Secrets (Zeus B Held Version 12" Mix)(previously unreleased)
21. Secrets (Zeus B Held 12" Dub)(previously unreleased)
22. You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)

Disc Four - Galore (plus bonus tracks)

01. You Are The Way
02. Lead Me Astray
03. Earth Thing
04. Give This World To You
05. Slip Away
06. Cold Enough To Kill
07. Hello Jesus
08. Empathise
09. See Thru The Dark
10. Kiss Mine
11. Smile
12. The Little Black Egg
13. In My Dream
14. Sunpulse
15. Flow (previously unreleased)
16. Stop Killing me (acoustic)
17. You Are The Way (September Mix)
18. You Are The Way (Re-Ravishing Mix)
19. You Are The Way (God's Own Garage Band Mix - Alt version)(previously unreleased)
20. Under My Spell
21. Haunted

Disc Five - BBC Sessions 1986-1987/Live At Bath Moles

BBC Sessions 1986 - 1987

01. Really Stupid
02. Nothing Left
03. Run Baby Run
04. I’ll Stick With You
05. Where The Wind Blows
06. Across My Shoulder
07. Spacehead
08. Crash
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Shadow
11. Buzz Buzz Buzz
12. As Tears Go By
13. Dreamwalk Baby
14. Ocean Blue
15. Everything's Shining Bright
16. She Don't Need You

Live At Bath Moles

17. All The Way Down (live)
18. Sick Of It (live)
19. Give This World To You (live)
20. Outside (live)
21. Slip Away (live)
22. You Are The Way (live)
23. Earth Thing (live)
24. See Thru The Dark (live)
25. Stop Killing Me (live)
26. Way Behind Me (live)

Last month Greg Dulli announced details behind his debut solo album Random Desire, and now he's premiered the official video for the album's first single "Pantomima." Dulli reveals "Pantomima" has a show tune vibe, thus it seemed appropriate to create a video he calls "a homage" to the film All That Jazz. The video was directed by long-time Afghan Whigs collaborator Philip Harder who also stars in the video.

Random Desire features ten tracks and arrives on February 21st. Head here to view the pre-order options.

Along with the video premiere Dulli announced dates for a North American tour, which includes a Detroit stop at St. Andrew's Hall on April 26th. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, January 24th.

View the video and tour itinerary below.



Greg Dulli - North American tour

Apr 24 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Apr 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Apr 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Apr 29 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
Apr 30 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
May 01 -- Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
May 03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 05 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 06 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 07 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 09 -- Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 10 -- Carrboro, NO @ Cat’s Cradle
May 12 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
May 15 -- New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 16 -- Austin, TX @ 3Ten @ ACL Live
May 17 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
May 19 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
May 22 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
May 26 -- San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
May 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theatre

Monday, January 20, 2020


Bad news for industrial fans that were looking forward to seeing Chris Connelly reunite with Al Jourgensen on this summer's Industrial Strength Tour.

Only days after announcing he was going to be part of the tour, Connelly announced via Twitter that he has dropped off the tour due to "unforseen circumstances" and deleted his previous tweet. Connelly didn't go into details, but it's possible he's withdrawn due to recent reports regarding Ministry's current guitarist Sin Quirin.

Whatever the reason, be advised Connelly has dropped off.

The Industrial Strength Tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste kicks off July 1st in Seattle and features performances from Ministry, KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.



The Industrial Strength Tour

Jul 01 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Jul 02 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul 03 -- Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Jul 05 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Jul 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 09 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jul 10 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jul 11 -- Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
Jul 12 -- Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
Jul 13 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
Jul 15 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
Jul l6 -- Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Jul 17 -- Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
Jul 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Jul 19 -- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul 21 -- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jul 22 -- Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
Jul 24 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Houston
Jul 25 -- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Jul 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Jul 28 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Jul 29 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Jul 30 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Jul 31 -- Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Aug 01 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Sunday, January 19, 2020


Classic Alternative - Episode #139: Demystify

This week's show features music from The House Of Love, The Icicle Works, Madness, Catherine Wheel, The Fall, Pixies, New Order, Wire, and more.

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



Johnny Marr has announced he's teaming up with Hans Zimmer for another project -- together the pair will score the next James Bond film No Time To Die. Marr and Zimmer previously collaborated on The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marr could not be more thrilled. He revealed to New Musical Express:

"Part of the legacy of the Bond films is iconic music, so I’m very happy to be bringing my guitar to No Time To Die."

No Time To Die arrives in theaters in April. Read more about the collaboration here.

Never Mind The Bollocks from Sex Pistols is being issued on pink vinyl. The iconic album from 1977 was the only proper album from the legendary band and is considered one of the most influential rock and roll records of all time.


The reissue arrives on January 24th and is available to pre-order here.