Week in Rock — August 11, 2013 at 12:01 am

The Week in Rock: Aug. 4-10, 2013

OMD, circa 2010

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 OMD, Cocteau Twins, Blondie, Hunters & Collectors, Killing Joke, The Church, Morrissey, The Mission, XTC, The Cure, Sonic Youth and more — plus we opened voting in the Best of 1986 poll.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie in first U.S. TV interview — 1994

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013
Vintage Video: Love Tractor plays UCLA on Feb. 12, 1987 — watch full 90-minute set
Hunters & Collectors tribute to feature Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, The Avalanches and more
Killing Joke to begin recording new album in October, ‘KJ in Dub’ to be released ‘shortly’
Blondie, Adam Ant, The Psychedelic Furs, The Fixx set for ‘Flashback’ concert in L.A.

Vince Clarke asks fans to film themselves making synth sounds with their mouths
Stream: The Mission, ‘Drag’ — first track released off ‘The Brightest Light’
The Church plays ‘Starfish,’ ‘Priest=Aura,’ ‘Untitled #23’ on new live triple DVD set

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013
Playlist: Slicing Up Eyeballs Music Hour on Strangeways Radio; Episode 130, aired 8/6/13
Video: Morrissey, ‘Everyday is Like Sunday’ — from ‘Morrissey 25: Live’ concert film
Sonic Youth’s members releasing new music, touring the U.S. this fall — separately
XTC launches new reissue series with expanded audiophile edition of ‘Nonsuch’

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013
Video: The Cure at Lollapalooza 2013 — watch full webcast of band’s 2-hour headlining set
Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s, Part 7: Vote for your top albums of 1986
Premiere: OMD, ‘Night Café’ (Vile Electrodes ‘B-Side the C-Side’ Remix)
New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2013
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (8/4/13)



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