Tag: Concrete Blonde

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Concrete Blonde strips down Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Concrete Blonde strips down Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this clip from the Oct. 10, 1993, episode featuring Concrete Blonde offering a stripped-down performance of the group’s cover of the Leonard Cohen favorite “Everybody Knows” — famous, of course, for its appearance in the pirate-radio film “Pump Up the Volume.”

Contest: Win tickets to see Concrete Blonde at New York’s Irving Plaza on Dec. 13

Contest: Win tickets to see Concrete Blonde at New York’s Irving Plaza on Dec. 13

Hey, New Yorkers (or those of who you will be in the vicinity of the Big Apple late next week): The good folks at Live Nation have hooked us up with five pairs of tickets to see Concrete Blonde at Irving Plaza on Dec. 13, and we’re going to give them away to five lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers next week.

Concrete Blonde announces December tour of U.S., may play New Year’s Eve in L.A.

Concrete Blonde announces December tour of U.S., may play New Year’s Eve in L.A.

Concrete Blonde — featuring the longtime core of singer/bassist Johnette Napolitano and guitarist James Mankey — will embark on a nine-date, pre-Christmas U.S. tour next month, and may stage a New Year’s Eve concert in Los Angeles, according to its publicist.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/12/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/12/10

Tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured a number of welcome detours, lesser-played tracks from the program’s regular crop of artists, including The Church’s ‘Tantalized,’ Depeche Mode’s ‘Nothing’ and Concrete Blonde’s ‘Darkening of the Light.’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ 12-hour Halloween ‘goth-a-thon,’ 10/31/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ 12-hour Halloween ‘goth-a-thon,’ 10/31/10

As promised, Sirius XM’s classic-alternative hub 1st Wave celebrated Halloween on Sunday by devoting half the day to a hugely expanded 12-hour version of its weekly ‘Dark Wave’ show.

Milestones: Johnette Napolitano is 53 today; watch Concrete Blonde play ‘Mexican Moon’

Milestones: Johnette Napolitano is 53 today; watch Concrete Blonde play ‘Mexican Moon’

Today we celebrate Concrete Blonde frontwoman Johnette Napolitano’s 53rd birthday by forgoing some of the more obvious cuts from the late ’80s or the band’s breakthrough album ‘Bloodletting,’ and instead digging up this early 1994 performance of ‘Mexican Moon’ on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman.’

New CDs: R.E.M., Concrete Blonde, Teardrop Explodes reissues, plus new Crowded House

New CDs: R.E.M., Concrete Blonde, Teardrop Explodes reissues, plus new Crowded House

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues from R.E.M. (‘Fables of the Reconstruction’), Concrete Blonde (‘Bloodletting’), The Teardrop Explodes (‘Kilimanjaro’) and That Petrol Emotion (‘Babble’), plus a new compilation from My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (‘Sinister Whisperz’) and the belated U.S. release of Crowded House’s new album ‘Intriguer.’

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’).

Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’ to receive expanded 20th anniversary reissue in July

Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’ to receive expanded 20th anniversary reissue in July

In addition to performing 1990’s ‘Bloodletting’ in its entirety this summer, the reunited Concrete Blonde today announced it will reissue the album with six bonus tracks to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

Concrete Blonde unveils U.S. dates for ‘Bloodletting’ 20th anniversary tour

Concrete Blonde unveils U.S. dates for ‘Bloodletting’ 20th anniversary tour

Last week we reported that Concrete Blonde is reuniting this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Bloodletting’ by performing the album in its entirety — and today the band posted nine U.S. dates in June.

Concrete Blonde reuniting for ‘Bloodletting’ 20th anniversary tour this summer

Concrete Blonde reuniting for ‘Bloodletting’ 20th anniversary tour this summer

Details are scant, but it appears Concrete Blonde is reuniting this summer after a five-year split to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Bloodletting’ by performing the 1990 album — with its crossover hit “Joey” and fan fave “Tomorrow, Wendy” — live in its entirety.