• Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/16/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/16/10

    Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a pair of album cuts (‘More Than a Party,’ ‘And Then…’) from Depeche Mode’s ‘Construction Time Again,’ a Giorgio Moroder tune from the ‘Cat People’ soundtrack (‘Leopard Tree Dream’) and one of The Smiths’ finest moments (‘Death of a Disco Dancer’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/9/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/9/10

    The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a couple album cuts off The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ a Tones on Tail song that’s not ‘Go!,’ Shriekback’s excellent ‘My Spine Is the Bassline’ and Wax Trax! industrial act Braindead Soundmachine’s cover of Patsy Cline’s ‘Walkin’ After Midnight.’

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/2/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/2/10

    Among the highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM: ‘Kinetic,’ the one hit from synthpop one-hit-wonder Hilary; ‘Carpe Diem,’ a mid-period single from German EBM act Bigod 20; and ‘Stigmata,’ from Ministry (rather than the usual pop-era stuff they play).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/25/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/25/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured rare airings from Concrete Blonde (‘Darkening of the Light’), The Smiths (‘Unloveable’) and David J (‘Girl On Fire’), not to mention true shockers from Theatre of Hate (‘Original Sin’) and Stewart Copeland and Stan Ridgeway (‘Don’t Box Me In’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ mixed in some rare(ish) appearances by My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult with lesser-aired tracks from big names like Love and Rockets, The Cure, Kate Bush and Depeche Mode.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/11/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/11/10

    Could it be? Could tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave feature a playlist completely devoid of the four songs — Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection,’ Siouxise and the Banshees’ ‘Slowdive’ and The Mission UK’s ‘Wasteland’ — that have been played on each episode since we started tracking playlists in mid-February?

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

    Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a rare selection from Die Warzu (‘Never Again’), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (‘Hallucination Generation’). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (‘Burn’), Love and Rockets (‘Sweet F.A.’) and Bauhaus (‘Black Stone Heart’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

    We check in once again on ‘Dark Wave,’ the Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave that this week featured cuts by Nitzer Ebb, Morrissey, Tones On Tail, The Chameleons, Ministry and more.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

    The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include The Swans’ cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ a dash of German synthpop from Cetu Javu, The March Violets’ classic ‘Snake Dance’ and a nice Bauhaus/David J/Love and Rockets run toward the end of the show.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/7/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/7/10

    While this week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM featured a host of all-too-usual suspects (The Cure’s ‘Other Voices,’ Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection’), there were, as always, some pleasant surprises, including ‘Bird Mad Girl’ from the aforementioned Cure, a dash of the always-welcome Chameleons and even a Chris Connelly track.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/28/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/28/10

    This week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured the usual staples (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxise and the Banshees), plus a few nice surprises, such as Peter Murphy’s ‘Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem’ and Tubeway Army’s ‘Are Friends Electric?’

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