The Meat Puppets recently were inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame, and, to mark the honor bestowed by their home state, original drummer Derrick Bostrom joined brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood on stage for the first time in nearly 22 years. See video of their reunion here.
Last night, The Jesus and Mary Chain played the EDP Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal, a bill that included The Mission and Primal Scream — presenting an ideal opportunity for the Reid brothers to reunite with their original drummer, Primals frontman Bobby Gillepsie. Watch that onstage reunion here.
The Jesus and Mary Chain, who mounted a 9-date North American tour this past May, this week announced plans to return to the U.S. for 12 more concerts this October and November in support of the band’s first new album in 18 years, Damage and Joy. See the full dates here.
There was much speculation that the reunion of Glen Danzig and Jerry Only for a pair of Misfits performances ended with those appearances at RiotFest in Chicago and Denver. But that’s not the case, as the so-called Original Misfits have announced a Dec. 30 date in Los Angeles.
Hard-rocking shoegazers Swervedriver are returning to the studio to record their second post-reunion album, a follow-up to 2015 comeback I Wasn’t Born To Lose You that can now be pre-ordered — along with various fan-friendly enticements — via a PledgeMusic campaign. Full details, and tour dates, here.
The reunited Dream Syndicate have debuted the second new track off their upcoming album How Did I Find Myself Here? — the band’s first new record in nearly 30 years — and announced a 12-date U.S. tour in support of that release this December. Stream the new song here, and check out tour dates.
Tanya Donelly has announced plans to go into the studio with her reunited ’90s act Belly to record that band’s 22-years-in-the-making third album, and she’s re-teaming with her former Throwing Muses bandmate (and step-sister) Kristin Hersh for a concert this fall in Boston.
The Breeders, who’ve been in the studio recording a follow-up to 2008’s Mountain Battles, will head out on the road this fall, playing nine dates in Europe in October followed by 10 more dates in the U.S., including a slot opening for the Arcade Fire in St. Paul, Minn. See full dates here.
The reunited Dream Syndicate today announced its first new album in 29 years, an eight-song collection titled How Did I Find Myself Here? that’s due out in September and is preceded by the release of its title track, an 11-minute psychedelic journey that you can stream in full right here.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Poptone yet, here’s a great live video of the group performing the Tones on Tail classic “Go!” The clip was put together by Eli Kampero using footage shot at three Los Angeles-area shows in April and May. Plus, see a 20-minute interview with the whole group.
Original bassist Mike Mesaros is back in The Smithereens fold after a dozen years away, and, in addition to playing sporadic shows with the college-rock graduates, he’ll be on the new album the band is recording and which will be the group’s first in six years. Plus, watch a recent 3-hour set.
Luna — Dean Wareham’s reunited post-Galaxie 500 dreampop act — will put out its first new music since 2004 in September with the simultaneous release of a 10-song covers album called A Sentimental Education and a 6-song instrumental EP titled A Place of Greater Safety.
Reunited indie-pop outfit The Primitives have released a new four-song EP titled New Thrills, and will help promote it later this month with a pair of U.K. shows in London and Manchester followed, in early June, by a trio or rare U.S. dates. Stream the new EP, and check out tour dates, here.