Category: Radio

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a rare selection from Die Warzu (‘Never Again’), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (‘Hallucination Generation’). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (‘Burn’), Love and Rockets (‘Sweet F.A.’) and Bauhaus (‘Black Stone Heart’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/28/10

We check in once again on ‘Dark Wave,’ the Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave that this week featured cuts by Nitzer Ebb, Morrissey, Tones On Tail, The Chameleons, Ministry and more.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include The Swans’ cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ a dash of German synthpop from Cetu Javu, The March Violets’ classic ‘Snake Dance’ and a nice Bauhaus/David J/Love and Rockets run toward the end of the show.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/7/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/7/10

While this week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM featured a host of all-too-usual suspects (The Cure’s ‘Other Voices,’ Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection’), there were, as always, some pleasant surprises, including ‘Bird Mad Girl’ from the aforementioned Cure, a dash of the always-welcome Chameleons and even a Chris Connelly track.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/28/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/28/10

This week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured the usual staples (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxise and the Banshees), plus a few nice surprises, such as Peter Murphy’s ‘Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem’ and Tubeway Army’s ‘Are Friends Electric?’

Playlist: ‘Dark Wave,’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave classic-alternative station; Feb. 21, 2010

Playlist: ‘Dark Wave,’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave classic-alternative station; Feb. 21, 2010

To show our support for 1st Wave’s Sunday night ‘Dark Wave’ show — and the idea that Sirius XM should dig deeper all the time, not just once a week — tonight we begin posting each week’s playlist.

Pixies’ Black Francis to dissect ‘Doolittle’ on ‘Sound Opinions’ radio show this week

Pixies’ Black Francis to dissect ‘Doolittle’ on ‘Sound Opinions’ radio show this week

Tweet Pixies frontman Black Francis will delve into the recording of1989’s Doolittle during a “classic album dissection” on this week’s “Sound Opinions” radio show, aka […]

Radio alert: Dave Kendall to spin ‘Really Stupid’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave on Friday

Radio alert: Dave Kendall to spin ‘Really Stupid’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave on Friday

Got an e-mail this morning from “120 Minutes” creator/host Dave Kendall revealing that the Whitman Samplers’ parody song “Really Stupid” will “make its glorious debut” […]

Searching for: MTV’s ‘120 Minutes: Left of the Dial’ radio show promo CDs

Searching for: MTV’s ‘120 Minutes: Left of the Dial’ radio show promo CDs

Loyal Slicing Up Eyeballs reader Chris Cummins — the guest blogger who wrote last month’s excellent “Remembering MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’” post for USA Today’s Pop […]

Dave Kendall of ‘120 Minutes’ tracks down the Whitman Samplers’ ‘Really Stupid’

Dave Kendall of ‘120 Minutes’ tracks down the Whitman Samplers’ ‘Really Stupid’

Kudos to “120 Minutes” creator/host Dave Kendall for tracking down and posting a copy of the long-forgotten early-’90s parody song “Really Stupid,” which poked fun […]

WBCN ‘The Rock of Boston,’ station that helped break U2 in U.S., going off-air

WBCN ‘The Rock of Boston,’ station that helped break U2 in U.S., going off-air

Boston modern-rock radio station WBCN (104.1 FM), aka “The Rock of Boston,” will be pulled off the air next month and survive as a Web-only […]

Sonic Youth to host satellite radio show on Sirius XMU each night next week

Sonic Youth to host satellite radio show on Sirius XMU each night next week

The members of Sonic Youth will play DJ each night next week when the band hosts a show on Sirius XMU, the indie-rock station on […]

Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’ tops WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 countdown

Pixies’ ‘Where Is My Mind?’ tops WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 countdown

Online radio outlet WOXY’s 20th annual Modern Rock 500 wrapped up this week by crowning a new champion: the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?,” which […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith counts down Top 30 songs of the ’80s on Sirius XM

The Cure’s Robert Smith counts down Top 30 songs of the ’80s on Sirius XM

Last weekend’s “4 for The Cure Memorial Weekend” special on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave featured an unannounced and unexpected bonus: Robert Smith counting […]