Week in Rock — March 18, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and The Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s DVD giveaway.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Video: The Jesus and Mary Chain play first shows in 4 years during brief tour of Texas
Kate Bush to release limited-edition 10-inch picture disc for Record Store Day

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck recording solo album — and it could be a vinyl-only release
J Mascis releasing album of ‘psychedelic instrumental blues jams’ as Heavy Blanket
Video: Erasure, ‘Fill Us With Fire’ — new clip filmed during 2011 tour rehearsals

Video: Hüsker Dü’s Greg Norton jams with tribute band Hüsker Düdes in Chicago
Free MP3: Howard Jones, ‘Like To Get To Know You Well’ — off ‘Live at Indigo2’ DVD

Madness books California, Las Vegas concerts between Coachella appearances
Stream: Paul Weller, ‘Sonik Kicks’
Video: The Cranberries cover The Cure’s ‘Inbetween Days’ on French TV
Stream: Lee Ranaldo, ‘Between the Times and the Tides’

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
The Cure headlining Reading, Leeds festivals
Video: Close Lobsters at Madrid Popfest — first show with original lineup since 1989
Mike Watt to publish ‘On and Off Bass,’ play with J Mascis at NYC book launch
Contest: Win The B-52s’ ‘With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, Ga.’ live DVD
Video: Paul Weller plays ‘That Dangerous Age,’ ‘The Attic’ on Jonathan Ross
New releases: VCMG’s ‘Ssss,’ David Byrne, Fields of the Nephilim, Erasure, Paul Weller

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/11/12




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