Tag: Yoko Ono

Video: Siouxsie closes 2nd Meltdown gig with Banshees classic ‘Spellbound’

Video: Siouxsie closes 2nd Meltdown gig with Banshees classic ‘Spellbound’

While we’ve already posted copious video from Siouxsie’s first concert in five years this past Saturday, it is worth sharing one key piece of footage from tonight’s reprise at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival, namely the one song on Saturday night’s setlist that got dropped from that show: “Spellbound.”

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie plays ‘Kaleidoscope’ in full at first concert in 5 years (SETLIST, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Siouxsie returned to the concert stage for the first time in five years tonight in London, performing the first of two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival with a 20-song set that included a full reading of 1980’s Kaleidoscope plus Banshees favorites like “Cities in Dust” and “Israel” as well as tracks off MantaRay.

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Siouxsie to play 2nd concert at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown festival due to ‘incredible demand’

Due to “incredible demand,” former Banshees frontman Siouxsie has added a second performance at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

Siouxsie to play first concert in 5 years this summer as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

Siouxsie to play first concert in 5 years this summer as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

Siouxsie will return to the concert stage this summer after a five-year absence to perform at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre, an event that also will feature sets by Patti Smith, Iggy & The Stooges, Boy George, and both Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore.

New releases: R.E.M., Sex Pistols, INXS, Joe Strummer, Robert Smith, John Foxx and more

New releases: R.E.M., Sex Pistols, INXS, Joe Strummer, Robert Smith, John Foxx and more

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of albums from R.E.M. (‘Document’), Sex Pistols (‘Never Mind the Bollocks’), INXS (‘Kick’) and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, plus new music from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, with Yoko Ono, and Mark Eitzel, John Foxx and The Cure’s Robert Smith.

Free MP3: Thurston Moore debuts first track from new band Chelsea Light Moving

Free MP3: Thurston Moore debuts first track from new band Chelsea Light Moving

News this week of Thurston Moore’s new collaboration with (former?) wife Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono didn’t help answer questions about the future of Sonic Youth, nor does Matador Records’ announcement this morning — complete with debut MP3 — that Moore has started a new band called Chelsea Light Moving.

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore blogs about new solo album/book, Yoko Ono collaboration

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore blogs about new solo album/book, Yoko Ono collaboration

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore today took to his new blog — Flowers & Cream, which he quietly launched earlier this month — to announce a pair of intriguing musical projects: a new solo album and book, plus a “trio” record with wife/bandmate Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono.