Category: Linkage

Linkage: Smiths’ Andy Rourke on 1st Wave, plus New Order, Stone Roses, Peter Hook

Linkage: Smiths’ Andy Rourke on 1st Wave, plus New Order, Stone Roses, Peter Hook

Our latest link round-up is all Manchester: The Smiths’ Andy Rourke will appear on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave all weekend, plus New Order has announced a New Zealand concert next year, The Stone Roses have booked festival slots in Norway and Portugal, and Peter Hook will play Joy Division songs in the UK next May and June.

Linkage: Nick Cave ends Grinderman, plus Stone Roses, Peter Murphy, Talk Talk, Throbbing Gristle

Linkage: Nick Cave ends Grinderman, plus Stone Roses, Peter Murphy, Talk Talk, Throbbing Gristle

Nick Cave is pulling the plug on Grinderman and The Stone Roses have signed U.S. and U.K. record deals, plus a great photo essay chronicling a recent Peter Murphy gig in Philadelphia, word of a new book about Talk Talk and audio of an interview with Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti.

Linkage: Bob Mould tribute, plus The Cure, The Fall, Fugazi, Bush Tetras’ Laura Kennedy

Linkage: Bob Mould tribute, plus The Cure, The Fall, Fugazi, Bush Tetras’ Laura Kennedy

This week’s round-up includes videos from the recent Bob Mould tribute concert, photos of The Cure’s first ‘Reflections’ gig in New York, an interview with The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, a look at Fugazi’s 800-show online concert archive and news of the passing of the Bush Tetras’ Laura Kennedy.

Linkage: Mick Jones plays The Clash, plus Simple Minds, The Sisters of Mercy, JAMC, The Specials

Linkage: Mick Jones plays The Clash, plus Simple Minds, The Sisters of Mercy, JAMC, The Specials

This week’s round-up of click-worthy links includes news about Mick Jones playing Clash songs on a U.K. benefit tour, an interview with Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr via the Stuck in the ’80s podcast, interviews with The Sisters of Mercy and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and news that The Specials’ reunion will continue.

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

This week’s round-up of links includes an interview with Bryan Ferry in which he reveals plans to tour the U.S. again next March, plus an evaluation of The Smiths’ new remasters, a Q&A with B-52s’ Fred Schneider and a look at the pros and cons of The Stone Roses’ reunion.

Linkage: Stone Roses reportedly reuniting, plus R.E.M., Depeche Mode, college radio

Linkage: Stone Roses reportedly reuniting, plus R.E.M., Depeche Mode, college radio

This week’s round-up of fresh links includes reports that The Stone Roses next week will announce they’re reuniting, plus an appreciation of R.E.M.’s font-making prowess, a remembrance of Depeche Mode’s ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ era, and a look at the declining state of college radio.

Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

Linkage: John Peel and the Pixies; plus The Stone Roses, R.E.M., Gary Numan

This week’s link round-up includes a podcast featuring vintage tape of John Peel interviewing the Pixies’ Black Francis, news of The Stone Roses’ upcoming biography, an interview with director Peter Care about the making of R.E.M.’s iconic ‘Drive’ video and a Q&A with Gary Numan about his new album ‘Dead Son Rising.’

Linkage: Human League’s Philip Oakey, plus Billy Bragg, Kate Bush, Sonic Youth

Linkage: Human League’s Philip Oakey, plus Billy Bragg, Kate Bush, Sonic Youth

This week’s round-up of links includes an interview with The Human League’s Philip Oakey, an essay by Billy Bragg, a look at Kate Bush’s lack of success in the U.S. and recollections of the Sonic Youth’s and Nirvana’s infamous 1991 tour of Europe.

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Our latest link round-up includes interviews with Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Exene Cervenka of X and The Motels’s Martha Davis, plus a look at how the soundtrack to ‘Urgh! A Music War’ spotlighted early ’80s U.K. reggae.

Linkage: Thomas Dolby, The Smiths comic book, ‘120 Minutes,’ WHFS, ‘Retromania’

Linkage: Thomas Dolby, The Smiths comic book, ‘120 Minutes,’ WHFS, ‘Retromania’

Our latest link round-up includes a Q&A with Thomas Dolby, news of a comic-book series inspired by The Smiths, an essay on whether MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ is still necessary, news of the return of Washington, D.C.’s WHFS and a review and excerpt of Simon Reynolds’ new book ‘Retromania.’

Linkage: Morrissey inserts foot in mouth, plus Mission of Burma, ‘120 Minutes,’ Alan Wilder

Linkage: Morrissey inserts foot in mouth, plus Mission of Burma, ‘120 Minutes,’ Alan Wilder

Today’s round-up of share-worthy links includes a report about Morrissey’s latest offending statement (this time comparing the slaughter in Norway to meat being served in fast-food dives), plus interviews with Mission of Burma’s Clint Conley, ‘120 Minutes’ host Matt Pinfield and ex-Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder.

Linkage: The Cure covers Paul McCartney; plus Johnny Marr, The Untouchables, Wax Trax

Linkage: The Cure covers Paul McCartney; plus Johnny Marr, The Untouchables, Wax Trax

This round of tidbits includes stories about The Cure covering Paul McCartney for a new tribute, Johnny Marr quitting The Cribs, the history of The Untouchables’ 1985 album ‘Wild Child’ and rock critic Greg Kot’s 10 favorite Wax Trax! releases.

Linkage: Stream NME’s C86 cassette; plus The Church, The Cure, ‘Godfathers of Glam’

Linkage: Stream NME’s C86 cassette; plus The Church, The Cure, ‘Godfathers of Glam’

Our latest roundup of stuff includes a stream of the NME’s seminal C86 cassette, plus a swanky photo gallery featuring Dave Gahan, Nick Cave, Bryan Ferry and more; some live video by The Church; and a look back at The Cure circa 1991.

Linkage: My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ at 20, plus PiL’s ‘Album,’ Peter Hook and Pixies

Linkage: My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ at 20, plus PiL’s ‘Album,’ Peter Hook and Pixies

In this latest round-up stuff, we’ve got an assessment of My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ at 20, an audio documentary on Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Album,’ an interview with Joy Division’s Peter Hook and a studio multitrack of Black Francis’ vocals on the Pixies’ ‘Monkey Gone to Heaven.’