The Week in Rock: April 15-21, 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, The Cure, Ride, Public Image Ltd., Men at Work’s Greg Ham, Devo, Squeeze, Paul Weller, The English Beat, Ultravox, The Primitives, Translator and much more.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012
Video: The Cure, ‘Play Out’ — out-of-print ‘Wish’-era collection of live performances

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Stream: Public Image Ltd., ‘Lollipop Opera’ — off ‘This Is PiL’ album, ‘One Drop’ EP
Ride’s 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Going Blank Again’ to feature 1992 concert on DVD

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
Linkage: Men at Work’s Greg Ham found dead, plus The Fall, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr
Stream: Devo, ‘Monsterman’ — theme song to Syfy’s new series ‘Monster Man’
Video: Squeeze performs ‘Tempted,’ ‘Pulling Mussels From a Shell’ on ‘Ellen’

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
Vintage Video: Public Image Ltd., X, OMD, Simple Minds, INXS on ‘American Bandstand’
The Psychedelic Furs roll out new U.S. dates, including California shows with Go-Gos
Video: Paul Weller plays ‘The Attic,’ ‘Kling I Klang’ on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
The Jesus and Mary Chain returning to U.S. for new concerts in June, September
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 68, first aired 4/17/12
The English Beat to release new best-of, box set in U.S., expanded reissues in Europe
Stream: Billy Bragg, ‘Song of the Iceberg’ — new track about iceberg that sank Titanic
The Jesus and Mary Chain to play China Music Valley festival in Beijing next month
Stream: Ultravox, ‘Brilliant’ — first new track from reunited ’80s-era lineup in 28 years
Video: The Primitives, ‘Turn Off the Moon’ — first single off ‘Echoes and Rhymes’ LP

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
Tears For Fears to warm up for Asian tour with California, Las Vegas concerts
Translator releasing ‘Big Green Lawn,’ first new album in 26 years — stream 1st track
Video: Buzzcocks’ Coachella highlights (4/14/12)
New releases: Billy Bragg and Wilco, Talk Talk, Spandau Ballet, Grinderman

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/15/12
Video: James’ Coachella highlights (4/13/12)

 

 

 

 

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