Week in Rock — February 23, 2014 at 12:35 am

The Week in Rock: Feb. 16-22, 2014

Devo

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 news about the passing of Devo’s Bob Casale, plus The Afghan Whigs, The Sisters of Mercy, The Smiths, Belly and more — plus we celebrated our fifth birthday and began taking nominations for the Best EPs of the ’80s poll.

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014
3,332,838 music fans can’t be wrong: Slicing Up Eyeballs turns 5 today
The Smiths’ debut turns 30 today — celebrate with a full hour-long concert from 1984
Belly’s 1993 debut album ‘Star’ to receive first-ever U.S. vinyl pressing this year

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014
World Party returns to U.S. for 25-date, coast-to-coast tour this May, June
The Sisters of Mercy expand summer tour with new dates in U.K., Ireland
Video: Bruce Springsteen covers INXS’ classic 1982 single ‘Don’t Change’ in Sydney

TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014
Devo’s Bob Casale, 1952-2014
The Afghan Whigs debut new song ‘Algiers,’ announce initial ‘Do To The Beast’ tour dates

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014
Nominate your favorite EPs, mini-albums of the ’80s for Slicing Up Eyeballs’ next poll
Rhino’s ‘Just Can’t Get Enough: The ’80s’ Spotify playlist — presented by Slicing Up Eyeballs
New releases: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Suzanne Vega, The Verlaines, Shane MacGowan

SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014
Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/16/14)

 

 

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