Tag: Morrissey

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 8-14, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 8-14, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode covers news about the Morrissey-headlined Cruel World festival, Front 242, Erasure, Bryan Ferry, Clan of Xymox and more. Plus, the episode is shot from the Hard Cafe Vault, where Velvet Rebel shows off memorabilia from Devo, Debbie Harry, The Cure and Morrissey.

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo top lineup of Cruel World festival in Los Angeles

Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo top lineup of Cruel World festival in Los Angeles

Coachella promoter Goldenvoice today announced a massive one-day festival in Los Angeles called Cruel World that will be headlined by Morrissey and feature performances by such contemporaries as the reunited Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo and Echo & The Bunnymen. Full lineup and ticket info right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 6-12, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 6-12, 2020

We’re very, very excited to roll out a brand-new feature: Our friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and Strangeways throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Check it out right here.

Morrissey announces new album ‘I Am Not a Dog on a Chain’ — hear the first single

Morrissey announces new album ‘I Am Not a Dog on a Chain’ — hear the first single

Morrissey this spring will follow up last year’s California Son covers record with his 13th studio album, an 11-song collection titled I Am Not a Dog on a Chain that is preceded by lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think You Know,” which features vocal contributions from R&B singer Thelma Houston.

The Smiths’ historic first recording — a ’60s girl group cover — has surfaced online

The Smiths’ historic first recording — a ’60s girl group cover — has surfaced online

The complete take of The Smiths’ first known recording — a bedroom tape featuring Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey performing The Cookies’ “I Want A Boy For My Birthday” in August 1982 — appeared online Sunday, courtesy of an early associate of the band. Hear the full song right here.

Johnny Marr’s response to latest rumor of a Smiths reunion? ‘Nigel Farage on guitar’

Johnny Marr’s response to latest rumor of a Smiths reunion? ‘Nigel Farage on guitar’

Johnny Marr has seemingly shot down the latest rumor of a reunion by The Smiths, replying on Twitter to a fan’s question about the report of a 2020 tour by the long-defunct band –“Is this crap, mate?” — by simply saying, “Nigel Farage on guitar.” Full details of the alleged reunion rumor right here.

‘Hit Parade’ podcast charts 1989 U.S. breakthrough by British alternative titans

‘Hit Parade’ podcast charts 1989 U.S. breakthrough by British alternative titans

Here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, we’ve been fans of Chris Molanphy’s deeply nerdy chart-history podcast “Hit Parade” since its debut in 2017. But the latest episode — the “Lost and Lonely Edition,” which charts the slow rise to U.S. hit-making status by The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order — was practically made for us.

Morrissey ejects sign-waving protester from Portland concert, cancels Seattle show

Morrissey ejects sign-waving protester from Portland concert, cancels Seattle show

Declaring “Go! Go! Go!” from the stage, Morrissey ejected a sign-waving protester from the audience of his concert in Portland, Ore., on Monday night, then canceled tonight’s scheduled performance in Seattle — though it’s not clear if the two events are connected in any way. Check out video of the incident right here.

Morrissey postpones tonight’s Houston concert due to ‘extreme flood conditions’

Morrissey postpones tonight’s Houston concert due to ‘extreme flood conditions’

Morrissey has postponed his planned tour stop in Houston tonight with opener Interpol, citing the “extreme flood conditions” in the area in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda that could prevent fans from being able to get to the concert. The concert was rescheduled for Oct. 28. Full details right here.

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey

This is 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 releases include titles by Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting and Morrissey.

Morrissey debuts first-ever performance of The Smiths’ ‘I Won’t Share You’ on Broadway

Morrissey debuts first-ever performance of The Smiths’ ‘I Won’t Share You’ on Broadway

Morrissey closed out his seven-night residency on Broadway on Saturday with something old-but-new: He treated the New York City crowd to his first-ever performance of the ballad “I Won’t Share You,” off The Smiths’ 1987 swan song Strangeways, Here We Come. Watch the performance right here.

Morrissey suffers ‘medical emergency’ in European accident, postpones Canadian concerts

Morrissey suffers ‘medical emergency’ in European accident, postpones Canadian concerts

Morrissey’s Canadian tour that was to have started Sunday night in Vancouver is on the rocks after at least the first two concerts — if not most of the trek — have been rescheduled for October “due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe.” Full details here.

Morrissey enlists Interpol for 14-date U.S. tour in support of covers album ‘California Son’

Morrissey enlists Interpol for 14-date U.S. tour in support of covers album ‘California Son’

Morrissey will follow up his May residency on Broadway with a 14-date U.S. tour this September and October in support of his forthcoming covers album California Son, a trek that will be supported by modern-day post-punk act Interpol. Check out those full dates and hear Moz’s new single right here.

Morrissey to ‘branch out into new territory’ with 7-night Broadway residency in May

Morrissey to ‘branch out into new territory’ with 7-night Broadway residency in May

Morrissey today announced he’ll mount a seven-night residency on New York City’s famed Broadway this May, with his handlers promising fans will get a “rare opportunity to see the star branch out into new territory and take the stage like never before.” Full details right here.