This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, Ride, Public Image Ltd., Men at Work’s Greg Ham, Devo, Squeeze, Paul Weller, The English Beat, Ultravox, The Primitives, Translator and much more.
James drew one of the daytime slots on Friday’s opening day of the newly expanded, two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and made the best of the daytime performance, even bringing a crowd of fans onstage for a joyous take on penultimate song ‘Laid.’
Like fellow Brits Squeeze, Pulp and James, ska-pop mainstays Madness will use their trip to California for next month’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to book some more U.S. shows — the band’s first in this country in five years — including dates in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
Our round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds, Colourbox, Morrissey, Lloyd Cole and Paul Weller — plus the first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years.
James have booked eight concerts across the western U.S. and Canada this April around the band’s dates at the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and announced the long-delayed ‘The Gathering Sound box’ set finally will arrive this spring.
The newly expanded two-weekend Coachella festival announced its 2012 lineup this afternoon, with headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg joined by Pulp, Buzzcocks, Squeeze, Madness and a reunion of fIREHOSE, the Mike Watt’s and George Hurley’s post-Minutemen act.
The career-spanning box set from James — ‘The Gathering Sound,’ featuring three CDs, a DVD, a 12-inch record and 8GB of digital music — finally is set for release this fall, and will come with all of the band’s albums plus 32 previously unreleased recordings, 12 of which are completely unreleased songs.
This week’s new CD releases include new albums from Lloyd Cole (‘Broken Record,’ his first full-band effort in a decade), The Vaselines (‘Sex With an X,’ their first album in 21 years), Nick Cave’s Grinderman side project (‘Grinderman 2’) and James (the 2CD ‘The Morning After the Night Before’).
This week’s new releases include ‘Who We Touch,’ the 11th album from The Charlatans; ‘The Morning After,’ a new mini-album from James; a David Bowie tribute album featuring Duran Duran and Mick Karn; and reissues from Madness and Flesh for Lulu’s Nick Marsh.
This week’s new releases include ‘Your Future Our Clutter,’ the 28th album from The Fall, plus the 2CD ‘This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition,’ a new EP from James, a KMFDM remix disc, a best-of from The Triffids and a Robs Records compilation.