The Week in Rock: Sept. 9-15, 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 items about Sonic Youth, The Jam, Morrissey, Midnight Oil, Simple Minds, Peter Hook, MTV’s “The Cutting Edge,” Sex Pistols, The Mission, Mudhoney, Mission of Burma, The Swimming Pool Q’s and more.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Downtown Julie Brown spotlights The Lucy Show — Jan. 25, 1987
The Jam’s ‘The Gift’ reissue box set to feature full 1982 Wembley concert, demos
Morrissey rolls out full dates for December tour of Australia, New Zealand

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012
Midnight Oil preps career-spanning 2CD ‘Essential Oils’ compilation for fall release
Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr reflects on 30th anniversary of ‘New Gold Dream’
Video: The Mission previews upcoming ‘Silver’ 25th anniversary CD/DVD set
Video: Mission of Burma, ‘Semi-Pseudo-Sort-of Plan’ — track off ‘Unsound’ album

Video: Peter Hook schools interviewer on how to play ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ on bass
‘Best of Cutting Edge’ DVD to feature R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Squeeze, X, The Smithereens
Swimming Pool Q’s appeal to fans to fund reissue of out-of-print mid-’80s albums

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012
Stream 458 episodes of John Peel’s radio show — 846 hours spanning 1967 to 2004
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 87, first aired 9/11/12
Stream: Sex Pistols, ‘Belsen Was a Gas’ with Johnny Rotten vocals — unreleased demo
Free MP3: Dead Can Dance, ‘Opium’ — off ‘Anastasis,’ 1st new album in 16 years
Video: Peter Gabriel previews contents of ‘So’ 25th anniversary deluxe box set
Video: David Byrne and St. Vincent play ‘Who,’ ‘The Forest Awakes’ on Jimmy Fallon

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012
Sonic Youth to release ‘Smart Bar – Chicago 1985’ archival live album in November
Mudhoney to release ‘Live in Berlin 1988′ DVD documenting ‘first grunge gig in Europe’
Peter Murphy to play ‘Stan Lee’s in Parties’ Comikaze kick-off show in L.A. on Friday
New releases: Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne, Tom Tom Club, Aztec Camera, English Beat

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/9/12
Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I Bet On Sky’ — hear full album more than week before release





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