The Week in Rock: Dec. 11-17, 2011

Welcome to another installment of the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. And this week, that included posts Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, New Order, R.E.M., PiL, The Housemartins, Bob Mould, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel and the Minutemen, plus the third installment of our Rhino “Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s” Spotify playlist.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2011
Stream: R.E.M.’s final fan-club holiday single — ‘Perfect Circle,’ ‘Life and How to Live It’

FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2011
Spotify playlist: Rhino’s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s,’ by Slicing Up Eyeballs
New Order reportedly set to perform at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March
Public Image Ltd. to reissue back catalog, John Lydon solo CD in UK next month

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011
Ian McCulloch releasing new solo, live CDs — and playing U.S. concerts in March
Video: Bob Mould discusses, performs Sugar’s ‘Hoover Dam’ for The A.V. Club
Vintage Video: The Housemartins’ full ‘Hold Tight!’ TV special — first aired in 1986

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011
Linkage: Smiths’ Andy Rourke on 1st Wave, plus New Order, Stone Roses, Peter Hook
Peter Gabriel seeking fan input, re-editing ‘PoV’ concert film for ‘So’ reissue in 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 51, first aired 12/13/11
Stream: The Submarines cover New Order’s ‘Your Silent Face’ on new ‘Shoelaces’ EP
Video: ‘We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen’ — full 90-minute documentary

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011
Video: The Cure, ‘A Forest,’ ‘Close To Me,’ ‘Just Like Heaven’ — from ‘Bestival Live 2011’
Milestones: The Smiths played last concert 25 years ago today — watch the whole show
Sinead O’Connor announces ‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?’ — stream 2 tracks
New releases: The Smiths tribute, The Lucy Show, X, Gary Numan, The Lemonheads

SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2011
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/11/11
Linkage: Nick Cave ends Grinderman, plus Stone Roses, Peter Murphy, Talk Talk

 

 

 

 

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