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.
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4AD and reissue imprint Beggars Archive this week announced a new special-edition 30th anniversary reissue of ‘Junk Yard,’ the second album from Nick Cave’s pre-Bad Seeds outfit The Birthday Party. The set will feature the album on 12-inch, the ‘Release the Bats’ single on 7-inch and a CD combining both.
Seattle’s KEXP has been uploading past in-studio sessions to YouTube of late, and the latest beneficiary of this is Dinosaur Jr. The trio stopped in on Dec. 17, 2011, to record live versions of a couple classics and its trademark cover of The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven,’ plus have a little chat with Henry Rollins.
Dinosaur Jr fans who missed the reunited trio’s limited run of shows featuring a full-album performance of 1988’s ‘Bug’ last year can now relive the experience vicariously through six fans who were selected to document the band’s June 25, 2011, show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., for a new DVD and Blu-ray out next month.
If you’ve haven’t seen director Tim Irwin’s 2005 documentary ‘We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen,’ now’s your chance — the full 90-minute film has made its way onto YouTube. The film features interviews with surviving members Mike Watt and George Hurley.
Dinosaur Jr will continue their celebration of all things ‘Bug’ by taking their ongoing tour commemorating the 1988 album — and on-stage interviewer Henry Rollins — to the West Coast for six December concerts in California, Oregon and Washington.
Twenty years ago today, the Perry Farrell-spawned Lollapalooza festival — which, in retrospect, joins Nevermind as perhaps the best historical encapsulation of ‘the year punk broke’ — made its debut in the sun-baked Arizona desert with performances by Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Jane’s Addiction.
Filmmaker Brad Katz is appealing to music fans to help fund his documentary ‘Just Gimme Indie Rock! The Story of an Underground Uprising,’ a film project he describes as ‘an epic trilogy that spans a generation’ — tracing the rise of the independent label scene in the early ’80s through the alternative explosion of the ’90s and into indie resurgence of the 2000s.
Dinosaur Jr will embark on a short East Coast tour this June to perform the band’s third album — 1988’s nine-track ‘Bug,’ featuring the trio’s break-out single ‘Freak Scene’ — in its entirety at five concerts.
Today’s collection of interesting stuff includes a stream of Sonic Youth’s new SYR release, a Q&A with punk talker Henry Rollins, a look at The Feelies’ comeback and an interview with Peter Koppes of The Church.
The four-track ‘Minuteflag’ EP was recorded 25 years ago this week as a one-off jam by the members of Black Flag and the Minutemen, but not released until a year later following the death of the latter band’s D. Boon.