The Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas last month announced that Madness will headline its 2020 installment along with the reunited Circle Jerks and Oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer. Now the 2 Tone-era ska heroes have announced three more rare U.S. concerts around that festival next May.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new titles include Morrissey’s latest solo album, ‘Low in High School’ and a new Madness best-of.
This week’s new releases include brand new studio albums from Prefab Sprout, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo with his new band The Dust, and Steve Nieve of Elvis Costello & The Attractions, plus reissues and best-of sets from The Stranglers, Madness, Pop Will Eat Itself and Propaganda.
Today we count down our readers votes’ for the Top 10 songs of the year from ’80s alternative artists, and the countdown for 2012 includes tracks released this past year by Depeche Mode, Paul Westerberg, Public Image Ltd., Dead Can Dance, Dinosaur Jr, Bob Mould, Adam Ant and more.
This week’s new releases include Soundgarden’s first new album in 16 years, plus brand-new studio albums from Brian Eno, PiL’s Jah Wobble and Keith Levene and Madness, plus a Sonic Youth live album recorded in 1985 and a live Mudhoney DVD filmed in 1988 in Berlin.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from ska-pop outfit Madness (‘Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da’) and electronic group Delerium (‘Music Box Opera’), plus the fifth in a series of archival live albums from The Wedding Present, this one recorded at shows in Sweden and the U.K. in 1991.
British ska-pop Madness recently announced they’ll release their 10th studio album — the cheekily titled ‘Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da’ — late next month, and, as Marco on the Bass points out, there’s now a seven-minute, full-album sampler on YouTube to whet fans’ appetites.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.
Ska-pop survivors Madness celebrated their appearance in Sunday’s mammoth, music-filled closing ceremony of the London Olympics — where they performed “Our House,” much like they did for the Queen earlier this summer — by releasing a free track off their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled 10th studio album.
This week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines include news about The Cure, The Stone Roses, Pixies, The Cult, The Mission, Killing Joke, Bob Mould, Meat Puppets, Budgie, Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, Madness, Sonic Youth, Peter Gabriel and PiL — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape for your downloading pleasure.
A who’s who of pop royalty — including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Tom Jones — feted Queen Elizabeth on Sunday night at the massive Diamond Jubilee Concert, but long-running pop-ska band Madness had perhaps the best perch, performing two of its best-known hits from the roof of Buckingham Palace.
It’s an absolute crime that 1981’s ‘Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!’ isn’t available on DVD or Blu-ray, but at least we can share the full 85-minute concert film — featuring classic performances from 2 Tone-era acts The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and more — via the modern miracle of YouTube
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.
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.