The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 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 Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
The Jesus and Mary Chain reschedule 35 Denton festival set, New Orleans concert
Milestones: U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ is 25 today; watch full 1987 ‘Save the Yuppies’ concert
Free MP3: Dexys, ‘Nowhere is Home’ — off new album ‘One Day I’m Going to Soar’
Ian McCulloch announces trio of U.K. solo shows to mark release of ‘Pro Patria Mori’

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Vintage Video: Full Cocteau Twins concert from 1990’s ‘Heaven or Las Vegas’ tour
Stream: World Party, ‘Words’ — one of 70 unreleased tracks on ‘Arkeology’ box set
Fields of the Nephilim document 2008 London concerts with ‘Ceremonies’ CD/DVD
Lee Ranaldo on Sonic Youth: ‘Somehow I can’t imagine it’s really the end of it’

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
The Smiths’ 2011 remasters to be released individually on CD in the U.K. this month
Talk Talk’s ‘The Colour of Spring,’ ‘Spirit of Eden’ to be reissued on CD, vinyl, DVD
The B-52s’ tour with Squeeze starting to take shape with concerts set for June, July
SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 63, first aired 3/6/12
Paul Weller debuts NSFW ‘Dragonfly’ video — off forthcoming ‘Sonik Kicks’ album
fIREHOSE collects major label output on ‘lowFLOWs: Columbia Anthology (’91-’93)’
Dead Can Dance’s North American tour set for August — first show in Virginia
Jane’s Addiction extends ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ tour through May
‘Tribute to Repo Man’: Black Francis, Mike Watt, Matthew Sweet contribute to new CD

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
Milestones: Mark E. Smith is 55 today; watch complete BBC documentary on The Fall
Morrissey confirms Hawaii, Philippines dates
Stream: VCMG, ‘Ssss’ — featuring Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Vince Clarke
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (March 2012)
New releases: The Stranglers’ new CD, plus The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bangles on vinyl

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/4/12

 

 

 

 

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