Tag: The Raincoats

Trailer: BBC to air ‘Punk Britannia,’ 3-part series marking 35th anniversary of punk

Trailer: BBC to air ‘Punk Britannia,’ 3-part series marking 35th anniversary of punk

BBC Four next month will follow up its excellent documentary ‘Synth Britannia’ with the new three-part ‘Punk Britannia,’ a look at the ‘historic cosmology, meteoric impact and smouldering aftermath of the most genuinely transformative force in British popular music history.’ The three parts air Friday, June 8 and June 15.

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.

The Raincoats to follow All Tomorrow’s Parties appearance with 5-date U.S. tour

The Raincoats to follow All Tomorrow’s Parties appearance with 5-date U.S. tour

The Raincoats — who, like The Vaselines, enjoyed a ’90s career renaissance thanks to Kurt Cobain’s fandom — will follow up their appearance at the Jeff Mangum-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the U.K. with an appearance at the 35 Denton festival in Texas and a short run of West Coast dates.

New releases: Gary Numan, ‘1991: Year Punk Broke,’ Art of Noise, Blondie, Human League

New releases: Gary Numan, ‘1991: Year Punk Broke,’ Art of Noise, Blondie, Human League

This week’s new releases include new albums from Gary Numan (‘Dead Son Rising’) and Blondie (‘Panic of Girls’), plus reissue from the Art of Noise (‘Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise’) and The Raincoats (‘Odyshape’), plus the first-ever DVD release of Sonic Youth’s ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke.’

The Slits’ Ari Up, 1962-2010

The Slits’ Ari Up, 1962-2010

German-born punk pioneer Ari Up — the frontwoman of The Slits who learned guitar from Joe Strummer and was John Lydon’s stepdaughter — died today at age 48 following ‘a serious illness,’ Lydon and her mother, Nora Foster, announced via Public Image Ltd.’s website.

New releases: Pixies’ ‘Minotaur’ box, Robyn Hitchcock live CD, Wall of Voodoo reissue

New releases: Pixies’ ‘Minotaur’ box, Robyn Hitchcock live CD, Wall of Voodoo reissue

Tweet Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. ARTIST: Pixies RELEASE: Minotaur BACKSTORY: Featuring newly created artwork, this, er, […]