The Week in Rock: Dec. 2-8, 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 on The Mission, The Breeders, Wire, My Bloody Valentine, Tom Tom Club, Kraftwerk, The House of Love, New Order, The Specials, Johnny Marr and more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012
The Breeders reunite for ‘Last Splash’ 20th anniversary concerts in U.S., Europe in 2013
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Mojo Nixon plays ‘Debbie Gibson is Pregnant…’ — March 1989

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012
Wire resurrects unrecorded material from 1979-80 for new album ‘Change Becomes Us’
Contest: Win tickets to see Concrete Blonde at New York’s Irving Plaza on Dec. 13
My Bloody Valentine expands 2013 touring plans with 3 new U.K. concerts next March

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012
Kraftwerk to bring 8-night 3-D ‘Retrospective’ to London’s Tate Modern in February
Video: Tom Tom Club, ‘Kissin’ Antonio’ — second clip from new ‘Downtown Rockers’ EP

TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 99, first aired 12/4/12
The House of Love announces completion of new studio album — first in 7 years
New Order’s ‘Lost Sirens’ set of 8 unreleased tracks finally due for release in January
The Specials announce U.K. concerts, hint at ‘two-part tour of the U.S.A.’ in 2013
Johnny Marr announces spring U.K. tour, debuts new song ‘The Right Thing Right’

MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce North American tour for ‘Push the Sky Away’
The Mission unveils first U.S. tour in 11 years, U.K. dates with Fields of the Nephilim
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (December 2012)
New releases: Mission of Burma, Pulp, The Damned, The Jam, ex-Throbbing Gristle

SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (12/2/12)
Stream: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ‘We No Who U R’ — plus Australian tour dates
Video: Dinosaur Jr plays with members of The Smiths, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Replacements

 

 

 
 
 

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