The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

Welcome to 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 The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap and Tommy Stinson, New Order, The Specials, Squeeze, Visage, Ian McCulloch and Public Image Ltd. — plus Slicing Up Eyeballs’ third birthday.

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012
Steve Strange preps Detroit Starzz debut, working on first Visage album in 28 years
Squeeze adds post-Coachella concerts with English Beat, eyes June tour with B-52s

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
The Primitives releasing ‘Echoes & Rhymes’ — a ‘concept covers album’ — in April
Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch cancels U.S. tour, could reset shows for May

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012
Slim Dunlap, guitarist for The Replacements, recovering from stroke
Stream 4 tracks from Erasure’s ‘Tomorrow’s World: Live at the Roundhouse’ 2CD set

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 61, first aired 2/21/12
Public Image Ltd. sets May 28 release for ‘This is PiL,’ unveils EP tracklisting
Uncle Green finishes lost 1997 album ‘Rycopa,’ will play CD-release show in Atlanta
Video: Paul Weller, ‘That Dangerous Age’ — first single off forthcoming ‘Sonik Kicks’ LP
Blur, The Specials and New Order to play Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012
Slicing Up Eyeballs turns 3 today
Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Top 10 most-clicked posts of all time (well, since 2009)
Tommy Stinson books South By Southwest gigs, followed by short East Coast tour
New releases: Simple Minds, Dinosaur Jr, Sinead O’Connor, The Church’s Steve Kilbey

SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/19/12

 

 


 

 

 

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