The Week in Rock: May 27-June 2, 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 The Pogues, Jah Wobble and Keith Levene, The Cure, The Smithereens, World Party, Bronski Beat and Communards, The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and much, much more.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
Video: Watch BBC’s ‘Punk Britannia: Part 1, Pre-Punk 1972-1976’ — full episode

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
Video: The Cure at Primavera Sound — full webcast, plus rarities
Video: Jah Wobble and Keith Levene revisit PiL with ‘Metal Box in Dub’ in London
The Pogues to record 30th anniversary shows in Paris this September for live CD, DVD

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
The Smithereens touring U.S. this summer
Video: World Party’s Karl Wallinger plays Record Store Day in-store at Fingerprints

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Jimmy Somerville’s Bronski Beat, Communards catalog reissued as 2CD sets

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs on Strangeways Radio; Episode 72, first aired 5/29/12
Trailer: BBC to air ‘Punk Britannia,’ 3-part series marking 35th anniversary of punk
Mike Scott to publish ‘musical memoir’ called ‘Adventures of a Waterboy’ this summer

MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
New releases: Public Image Ltd., Ultravox, Sugar, Colourbox, The Charlatans

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/27/12

 

 

 

 

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