The Week in Rock: May 13-19, 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 Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
Video: The Cult performs ‘For the Animals,’ ‘Wildflower’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Fatboy Slim: ‘The Housemartins will only get back together if The Smiths reform’
Video: Paul Weller plays ‘That Dangerous Age,’ ‘That’s Entertainment’ on Fallon
Stream: Public Image Ltd., ‘Deeper Water’ — new track from upcoming ‘This Is PiL’

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
My Bloody Valentine set to play three concerts in Japan in February
Free MP3s: Robyn Hitchcock teases ‘File Under Pop’ LP, releases KT Tunstall team-up
The Psychedelic Furs announce U.K. tour this summer between spring, fall U.S. runs

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day
Video: Dexys perform ‘Free,’ ‘Come On Eileen’ on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’
Video: The Primitives, ‘I’m Not Sayin’ — Nico cover off ‘Echoes and Rhymes’
Free MP3s: Dead Can Dance, ‘Live Happenings — Part V’ 5-track EP

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 70, first aired 5/15/12
Video: Depeche Mode’s 26-minute ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ promo reel from 1993
Ultravox announces 13-date U.K. tour this fall in support of ‘Brilliant’ reunion album
Meat Puppets’ story to be told in authorized biography ‘Too High To Die’ by Greg Prato
The Jesus and Mary Chain to join The Stooges, Elvis Costello at Chicago’s Riot Fest

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
Stream: Soulsavers featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, ‘The Light the Dead See’
Brendan Perry reveals title of first Dead Can Dance album in 16 years: ‘Anastasis’
Milestones: David Byrne is 60 today — watch full Talking Heads concert filmed in 1980
Video: Public Image Ltd., ‘One Drop’ — lead single off upcoming ‘This Is PiL’
Members of Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire, Grandaddy contribute to ‘Spirit of Talk Talk’
New releases: a-ha’s Morten Harket, The Tubes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erasure

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/13/12

 

 

 

 

 

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