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 on My Bloody Valentine, Morrissey, The Smiths, Camper Van Beethoven, Concrete Blonde, The House of Love, Dinosaur Jr and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape and two new contests.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012
Morrissey’s new U.S. tour dates surfacing — including L.A. show with The Stooges
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: ‘The Alternative Year in Rock’ with Dave Kendall — Nov. 24, 1992
Contest: Win a copy of ‘A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths’
Stream: Camper Van Beethoven, ‘Northern California Girls’ — off ‘La Costa Perdida’ LP
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012
Paul Weller to release new 6-track ‘Dragonfly’ EP digitally, on limited-edition vinyl
Concrete Blonde announces December tour of U.S., may play New Year’s Eve in L.A.
KMFDM unveils ‘Kunst’ with NSFW cover art inspired by Pussy Riot
TUESDAY, NO. 6, 2012
Watch 12 vintage MTV ‘Rock the Vote’ promos with R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers
Stream: The House of Love, ‘Shine On’ (Guy Chadwick Demo)
Video: They Might Be Giants, ‘Vote Or Don’t’ — plus download free MP3 of election song
MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012
Contest: Win Dinosaur Jr’s ‘Chocomel Daze’ LP plus 3 CD reissues from Merge Records
The Psychedelic Furs announce 5-date New Year’s run in California, Las Vegas
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (November 2012)
World Party announces 8-date, post-Thanksgiving tour of western U.S.
New releases: Midnight Oil, Claudia Brücken, Fear, Sisters of Mercy, Frankie