The Week in Rock: Jan. 22-28, 2012

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. This edition includes news about Ministry, They Might Be Giants, The Chameleons, The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kate Bush, Social Distortion, Black Francis, Violent Femmes, Morrissey, Pulp and Dinosaur Jr — plus our Q&A with Howard Jones.

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012
ChameleonsVox announce spring U.K. tour, playing Belgium fest with Clan of Xymox
Video: They Might Be Giants perform ‘When Will You Die,’ ‘Ana Ng’ on ‘Conan’

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012
Stream: Ministry live at Misfits in Chicago, March 1982 — earliest live recordings
Stream: VCMG, ‘Single Blip’ — 2nd track from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Vince Clarke

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012
Stream: The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Way We Were: 1980-85’ mix 
Video: Jane’s Addiction, ‘Underground’ — third clip from ‘The Great Escape Artist’
Video: Kate Bush, ‘Eider Falls at Lake Tahoe’ — new ‘50 Words for Snow’ animation
Social Distortion takes ‘Hard Times’ back out for 33-date North American tour
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 58, first aired 1/24/12

TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2012
Morrissey unveils full South American tour: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Colombia
Dinosaur Jr to release ‘Bug Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of Fans’ on DVD, Blu-ray
Pixies’ Black Francis to release 2nd Grand Duchy album, Catholics live record, box set
Video: Ingrid Michaelson covers R.E.M.’s ‘Nightswimming’ on Sirius XM

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012
Q&A: Howard Jones on revisiting ‘Human’s Lib,’ ‘Dream Into Action’ — and future plans
Pulp to play New York and San Francisco during Coachella visit, reissue first 3 albums
Video: Dresden Dolls, Mick Harvey, Brian Ritchie perform Violent Femmes’ debut
New releases: Ramones live in 1979 on CD, Public Image Ltd. live in 1983 on DVD

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 1/22/12
Stream: The Cure, ‘Apart’ (Renholdër Remix) — from ‘Underworld Awakening’ soundtrack

 

 

 

 

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