Tag: The B-52s

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

‘The US Generation’ documentary to mark 30th anniversary of US Festival this Labor Day

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is helping make a feature-length documentary about the so-called ‘Woodstock of the ’80s’ — the 1982 US Festival, which featured Talking Heads, Oingo Boingo, The B-52s, The Cars, Ramones, Gang of Four and more — to be released this Labor Day weekend on the event’s 30th anniversary.

New releases: Paul Weller, Wedding Present, Lee Ranaldo, Frank Black, Toy Dolls, B-52s

New releases: Paul Weller, Wedding Present, Lee Ranaldo, Frank Black, Toy Dolls, B-52s

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Paul Weller, The Wedding Present, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, John Foxx and the Maths and the Toy Dolls, plus a live album from Frank Black and the Catholics, a live DVD/Blu-ray from The B-52s, and best-ofs from Erasure and Stiff Little Fingers.

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

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.

Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live DVD

Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live DVD

Last fall, we gave away a handful of copies of The B-52s’ first-ever live album, and now that the companion concert film is nearly here, the fine folks at Universal Music Group have provided us with three copies of the ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ DVD to award to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 4-10, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

The B-52s’ tour with Squeeze starting to take shape with concerts set for June, July

The B-52s’ tour with Squeeze starting to take shape with concerts set for June, July

Although neither band has formally announced the tour yet, The B-52s and Squeeze will pair up this summer for a run of U.S. shows — and dates are beginning to emerge online, with at least six concerts announced in June and July at venues in California, Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, Virginia and New York.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 12-19, 2012

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.

Squeeze adds post-Coachella concerts with English Beat, eyes June tour with B-52s

Squeeze adds post-Coachella concerts with English Beat, eyes June tour with B-52s

Squeeze will take advantage of their booking at the newly expanded two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to book a short run of California dates around the fest this April, plus at least one East Coast concert later in the month with contemporaries Dave Wakeling and The English Beat.

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

Linkage: Bryan Ferry plots new U.S. tour, plus The Smiths, The B-52s, The Stone Roses

This week’s round-up of links includes an interview with Bryan Ferry in which he reveals plans to tour the U.S. again next March, plus an evaluation of The Smiths’ new remasters, a Q&A with B-52s’ Fred Schneider and a look at the pros and cons of The Stone Roses’ reunion.

New releases: Peter Murphy, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Black Francis, The B-52s

New releases: Peter Murphy, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Black Francis, The B-52s

This week’s new releases include new, live and reissued albums, singles and EPs from the likes of Peter Murphy, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, the Pixies’ Black Francis, The B-52s, Erasure and Talk Talk.

The Week in Rock: Oct. 2-8, 2011

The Week in Rock: Oct. 2-8, 2011

Our round-up of last week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about New Order, R.E.M., Wall of Voodoo, Pet Shop Boys, Peter Murphy, INXS, Kate Bush and more, plus a new Slicing Up Eyeballs mixtape and a contest to win the new B-52s live album.

Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live CD

Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live CD

The B-52s next week will release their first-ever live album — the 18-track With the ‘Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ — and the folks at Universal Music Group have provided us with three copies of the disc to award to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League sets ‘Credo’ U.S. release, tour with Men Without Hats, B-52s

The Human League has set a belated U.S. release date next month for its first album in a decade — ‘Credo,’ which arrived in the U.K. this past spring — and has announced a 17-date North American tour this September that will see the act pairing up with Men Without Hats and The B-52s.

New releases: Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Echo & The Bunnymen, INXS, The B-52’s

New releases: Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Echo & The Bunnymen, INXS, The B-52’s

This week’s new releases include a new single from Morrissey featuring two vintage unreleased B-sides, a Norwegian-released album from Robyn Hitchcock, audiophile vinyl pressings from Echo & The Bunnymen, INXS and The B-52s, and a 3CD reissue from The Icicle Works.