• Sirius XM’s 12-hour Halloween ‘Dark Wave’

    Sirius XM’s 12-hour Halloween ‘Dark Wave’

    In honor of Halloween, Sirius XM’s 1st Wave will expand this Sunday’s ‘Dark Wave’ to 12 full hours, a veritable ‘goth-a-thon’ promising ‘darker classic alternative music from artists like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees and more.’

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/24/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/24/10

    High points of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’), a rare album cut off Morrissey’s solo debut ‘Viva Hate’ (‘Dial-A-Cliché’) and the opening cut from The Jesus and Mary Chain’s third album, ‘Automatic’ (‘Here Comes Alice’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/17/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/17/10

    Notable spins on tonight’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ include not one but two cuts off The Teardrop Explodes just-reissued 1980 debut ‘Kilimanjaro,’ a track from Bauhaus’ 2008 reunion album ‘Go Away White’ and a lesser-played Yazoo album cut.

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

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

    Tonight’s installment of “Dark Wave” featured a few nice surprises, including a live version of Depeche Mode non-album cut ‘Death’s Door,’ rare appearances by Fad Gadget (‘Collapsing New People’) and Misfits (‘London Dungeon’), and, as requested last week, a House of Love track that’s not ‘Christine’ (that would be, this week anyway, ‘Destroy the Heart’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/03/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/03/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ — the weekly Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave — managed a nice selection of lesser-played album cuts from a host of big-name players, including Depeche Mode (‘Sacred’), Siouxsie and the Banshees (‘Night Shift’), Morrissey (‘Disappointed’), The Jesus and Mary Chain (‘Teenage Lust’) and The Cure (‘Disintegration’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/26/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/26/10

    Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ — the weekly Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave — manged a few nice surprises, including not one but two of long-forgotten U.K. synthpop duo Vicious Pink’s 1985 singles (‘Fetish,’ ‘Cccan’t You See’), and a dash of avant-garde electronic artist Anne Clarke (‘Our Darkness’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/19/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/19/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave included a rarely-heard Depeche Mode B-side (‘Breathing in Fumes’), a pair of songs from The Cure’s ‘The Top’ (‘Shake Dog Shake,’ ‘Birdmad Girl’) and Joe Strummer’s great contribution to the ‘Sid and Nancy’ soundtrack (‘Love Kills’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/12/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/12/10

    This week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features some nice highlights, including a deep album cut from Depeche Mode (‘Stories of Old’), some classic Wire (‘Ahead’) and a dash of Kraftwerk (‘The Telephone Call’).

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

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

    The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include some unusual selections from big names like The Cure (‘Just One Kiss,’ the B-side of ‘The Walk’) and Depeche Mode (‘Black Celebration’ album cut ‘Here is the House’), plus the return of ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/29/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/29/10

    Bookended by a pair of great Depeche Mode tracks, tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave was a strong one, featuring some very early Cure (‘Another Day’), a rare appearance by Oingo Boingo (‘Pain’) and a blast of Skinny Puppy (‘Smothered Hope’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/23/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/23/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative outlet 1st Wave include Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Waiting For the Night,’ a rare airing of The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Driven Like the Snow’ plus Yaz’s ‘Ode to Boy.’

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