Week in Rock — July 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

The Week in Rock: July 14-20, 2013

The Mission circa 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This week featured posts about The Mission, Morrissey, OMD, Pixies, The Psychedelic Furs, The Dream Syndicate, Big Country, Simple Minds, Adam Ant, David Bowie, Johnny Marr and more — plus a brand-new Auto Reverse mixtape.

Morrissey cancels remainder of South American tour… and threatens retirement?
OMD cancels rest of 2013 concerts after Malcolm Holmes suffers medical emergency

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
Pixies join The Replacements at Riot Fest in Chicago — new lineup’s first U.S. date
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Psychedelic Furs submit to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

The Dream Syndicate to play Chicago this November — band’s second U.S. reunion date
Big Country debuts ‘In a Broken Promise Land’ video, extends North American tour

The Mission teases fans with ‘The Brightest Light’ album sampler — stream now
Banshees’ Steven Severin scoring new animated haunted house doc ‘Borley Rectory’
The Monochrome Set’s ‘Volume, Contrast, Brilliance’ compilation reissued on vinyl
Johnny Marr debuts ‘New Town Velocity’ video — plus stream B-side ‘The It-Switch’
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 127, aired 7/16/13

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
Jim Kerr to Simple Minds’ U.S. fans: Come see us this fall if you ever want us to come back
Chris Connelly, Paul Barker reunite as Bells Into Machines — hear 3 brand-new tracks
Video: Adam Ant performs ‘Vince Taylor,’ ‘Goody Two Shoes’ on Jimmy Fallon
Video: David Bowie, ‘Valentine’s Day’ — fourth single off ‘The Next Day’
Dresden Dolls’ Brian Vigilone replaces Victor DeLorenzo in reunited Violent Femmes

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
Simple Minds announce rare, 7-date North American tour — first in 11 years
Contest: Win Jane’s Addiction’s new ‘Live in NYC’ on double vinyl or Blu-ray
Cassette Store Day to feature exclusives from Flaming Lips, Birthday Party and more
Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (July 2013)
The Mission to release ‘The Brightest Light’ following U.S. tour this September
New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/14/13)



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