Tag: The Motels

The Psychedelic Furs announce U.K. tour this summer between spring, fall U.S. runs

The Psychedelic Furs announce U.K. tour this summer between spring, fall U.S. runs

Between The Psychedelic Furs’ late-spring and early-fall runs of shows in the northeastern and southwestern portions of the U.S., the band will return to its native U.K. for a seven-date tour this summer that includes the band’s previously announced slot at the Hop Farm Festival.

The Psychedelic Furs roll out new U.S. dates, including California shows with The Go-Gos

The Psychedelic Furs roll out new U.S. dates, including California shows with The Go-Gos

Having just wrapped up a run of spring U.S. dates across the northeast and midwest, The Psychedelic Furs have announced a new batch of American concerts in late spring and early fall, including two dates supporting The Go-Gos in California in late September.

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Linkage: Big Audio Dynamite, ‘Urgh! A Music War,’ Exene Cervenka, Martha Davis

Our latest link round-up includes interviews with Big Audio Dynamite’s Mick Jones, Exene Cervenka of X and The Motels’s Martha Davis, plus a look at how the soundtrack to ‘Urgh! A Music War’ spotlighted early ’80s U.K. reggae.

New releases: The Motels’ ‘lost’ album, plus Nick Heyward, Meat Puppets, Depeche Mode tribute

New releases: The Motels’ ‘lost’ album, plus Nick Heyward, Meat Puppets, Depeche Mode tribute

This week’s new releases include ‘Apocalypso,’ the “lost” third album from Martha Davis’ The Motels, plus a reissue of Haircut One Hundred leader Nick Heyward’s ‘Tangled,’ a new vinyl pressing of Meat Puppets’ ‘Up on the Sun’ and Alpha Matrix’s second Depeche Mode tribute.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Jam, INXS, Brian Eno, UB40, The Motels, The Fall

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Jam, INXS, Brian Eno, UB40, The Motels, The Fall

This week’s new releases include a brand-new best-of from the Pet Shop Boys, a 2CD reissue of The Jam’s ‘Sound Affects,’ a live DVD from INXS, new studio albums from Brian Eno and Elvis Costello, and reissues from The Fall, UB40 and The Motels.

Video: Animotion covers Depeche Mode’s ‘Enjoy the Silence’ at ‘Lost ’80s Live’

New Wave/synthpop combo Animotion — which reunited in 2008 and have toured sporadically since — played a gig in Atlantic City, N.J., last weekend, and mixed in with its ’80s favorites (‘Obsession,’ ‘Let Him Go,’ ‘I Engineer’) came this surprise cover of Depeche Mode’s monster hit ‘Enjoy the Silence.’