R.E.M.

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This week featured news about R.E.M., The Replacements, Spiritualized, Wire, Bryan Ferry, Pixies, Peter Hook, PiL’s Keith Levene, XTC and more.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
The Replacements go home: ’Mats to play Twin Cities in first headlining gig in 23 years
Contest: Win a copy of Peter Hook’s ‘The Haçienda: How Not To Run a Club’

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014
Watch footballer John Barnes reprise his rap from New Order’s ‘World in Motion’ 24 years later
The Replacements confirmed to play Boston Calling festival this September
Spiritualized’s ‘Fucked Up Inside’ live album to be reissued on 180-gram vinyl
Video: Wire performs at KEXP’s studios — watch full 20-minute set

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 153, aired 4/22/14
The Replacements’ festival-only reunion continues with Austin City Limits in October
Bryan Ferry announces 8-city North American tour this September, October

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
R.E.M.’s 50-track ‘Complete Rarities: I.R.S. 1982-1987’ due out digitally next month
Contest: Win ticket to see Black Francis at Brooklyn book launch for ‘The Good Inn’
Keith Levene to finish PiL’s ‘Commercial Zone,’ release album ‘the right way’
Stream Pixies’ ‘Indie Cindy’ — first album in 23 years — a week ahead of its release
New releases: XTC’s new ‘Skylarking’ on CD, plus Johnny Marr, The Fixx, The Godfathers

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/20/14)