Category: Concerts

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser resurfaces for rare live performance in London

Elizabeth Fraser, the heavenly voice of the Cocteau Twins who only has played live a handful of times in the last two decades, performed a short set Monday evening in London at an invite-only event witnessed by about 40 people, according to social media accounts of the gig.

The House of Love to mark 30th anniversary of debut with live performance of ‘The House of Love’

The House of Love to mark 30th anniversary of debut with live performance of ‘The House of Love’

The House of Love will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled debut album — 1988’s The House of Love, not to be confused with 1987 compilation The House of Love or 1990 sophomore set The House of Love — by performing the classic album in full this November in London. Tickets are on sale now.

Soft Cell reuniting for final ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ concert in London this year

Soft Cell reuniting for final ‘Say Hello, Wave Goodbye’ concert in London this year

Marc Almond today announced he’s reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell’s 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” — at London’s O2 Arena on Sept. 30. Tickets go on sale later this week.

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain team up for UK gig with Peter Hook

Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus and Mary Chain team up for UK gig with Peter Hook

Echo & The Bunnymen and The Jesus and Mary Chain are teaming up for a post-punk dream bill for what appears to be a one-off outdoor concert in the U.K. this summer — with Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, handling opening duties with his band The Light.

Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs to rep Twin Cities at pre-Super Bowl concert

Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, Jayhawks, Suburbs to rep Twin Cities at pre-Super Bowl concert

The musical festivities in Minneapolis leading up to this year’s Super Bowl will include an outdoor concert featuring some of the Twin Cities’ indie-rock luminaries of the ’80s and ’90s, a lineup that includes Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks and The Suburbs. The bands will play for free on Feb. 3.

Fan raising money to bring The Vapors to New York City for first U.S. gigs since early ’80s

Fan raising money to bring The Vapors to New York City for first U.S. gigs since early ’80s

A fan of the ’80s New Wave act The Vapors — known in the annals of one-hit-wonderdom for their purported masturbation ode “Turning Japanese” — has launched a crowdfuding effort to raise money to bring the reunited band to New York City to perform rare stateside concerts.