The Week in Rock: April 1-7, 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 Cult, Billy Bragg, Ultravox, The Wedding Present, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, John Doe and Exene Cervenka, and Fad Gadget — plus a new Auto Reverse mixtape.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
Video: The Wedding Present at SXSW — full KEXP set at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Billy Bragg to celebrate Woody Guthrie with ‘Mermaid Avenue’ sets on U.S. summer tour
Video: Ultravox offers behind-the-scenes look at recording of ‘Brilliant’ reunion album
The Cult announces 20-date North American tour with Against Me!, The Icarus Line

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
Video: Trailer for Duran Duran’s ‘A Diamond in the Mind’ — live DVD, CD due this summer
Stream: Peter Gabriel, ‘Solsbury Hill’ — from forthcoming 2CD ‘Live Blood’ concert album

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 66, first aired 4/3/12
Morrissey adds concerts in California, Arizona — plus first European summer dates
John Doe, Exene Cervenka releasing acoustic album, X announces West Coast tour
Video: ‘Fad Gadget / Frank Tovey 1956-2002’ — tribute on 10th anniversary of death

MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (April 2012)
Stream: Xiu Xiu covers Erasure’s ‘Always’ for split 7-inch due out on Record Store Day
New releases: Killing Joke’s ‘MMXII,’ plus The Smiths, Morrissey, fIREHOSE

 

 

 

 

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