Tag: David J

Government shutdown blamed for delay in start of Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency

Government shutdown blamed for delay in start of Peter Murphy’s San Francisco residency

The three-day U.S. government shutdown is apparently holding up Peter Murphy’s 16-night San Francisco residency, as a delay in processing his visa has forced the rescheduling of the first two shows, during which he is to perform his debut solo album Should the World Fail to Fall Apart.

Kevin Haskins shares visual history of Bauhaus in new coffee table book ‘Undead’

Kevin Haskins shares visual history of Bauhaus in new coffee table book ‘Undead’

First announced last year, Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins’ visual history of the pioneering goth-rock act — a 315-page coffee table book stuffed with recollections and flyers, ticket stubs, personal photographs and more — will be published in early 2018 by Cleopatra Records. See images from the book here.

Peter Murphy enlists David J to play Bauhaus classics during San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy enlists David J to play Bauhaus classics during San Francisco residency

Peter Murphy has enlisted former bandmate David J to play bass in his band during the final three, Bauhaus-focused nights of his expanded 16-night residency in San Francisco next year, a run of shows that had been postponed due to the singer’s vocal problems. See full details here.

Watch: David J marks ‘The Day that David Bowie Died’ in KEXP live session

Watch: David J marks ‘The Day that David Bowie Died’ in KEXP live session

David J, the erstwhile bassist and Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, has been on the road for much of the year, playing full-band shows and incredibly intimate house concerts. Back in April, he stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio for a 40-minute performance and interview session. See it here.

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announces first tour dates

Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announces first tour dates

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins have confirmed the first tour dates for their highly anticipated new project Poptone, which will perform the music of the bandmates’ prior acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets at nine concerts in five states in the western U.S. Tickets to the new shows go on sale Friday.

Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins reunite as Poptone, will resurrect old bands’ music on U.S. tour

Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins reunite as Poptone, will resurrect old bands’ music on U.S. tour

Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — are reuniting to form a new band called Poptone with Haskins’ daughter Diva that will perform the music of those three classic acts this summer.

David J of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets to guest-host Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ tonight

David J of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets to guest-host Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ tonight

We interrupt our regular programming for a special announcement: Tonight’s edition of “Dark Wave” — the Sunday night celebration of the “darker side of classic alternative” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — will be guest-hosted by none other than David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets.

Love and Rockets debut ‘Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven’ to be reissued on vinyl

Love and Rockets debut ‘Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven’ to be reissued on vinyl

The debut album from Love and Rockets — 1985’s Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven — will receive a vinyl reissue later this month via the Drastic Plastic label, which will press the seven-song album on both opaque blue vinyl and 200-gram black vinyl.

David J pens ‘Who Killed Mister Moonlight?’ memoir — read excerpt on Ian Curtis

David J pens ‘Who Killed Mister Moonlight?’ memoir — read excerpt on Ian Curtis

David J will tell the stories behind seminal goth-rock act Bauhaus and its successor Love and Rockets — as well as tales from his own solo career and his exploration of the occult — in a new memoir entitled “Who Killed Mister Moonlight?: Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction” that’s due to be published this fall.

Bauhaus’ David J covers Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ in Sasha Grey-starring NSFW video

Bauhaus’ David J covers Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ in Sasha Grey-starring NSFW video

David J, the former bassist of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, this week released his new Kickstarter-funded solo album An Eclipse of Ships via Bandcamp — and fans who buy the record via that page get a downloadable bonus track: David J doing a “super sleazy” cover of Britney Spears’ 2003 smash single “Toxic.”

Stream: David J premieres ‘You Suit a Rainy Day’ — first single off ‘An Eclipse of Ships’

Stream: David J premieres ‘You Suit a Rainy Day’ — first single off ‘An Eclipse of Ships’

David J, of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, this week released the first single off his upcoming solo album, a gentle, acoustic number called “You Suit a Rainy Day” that precedes next month’s arrival of An Eclipse of Ships, an album he’s described as “a journal of the heart and a paean to Woman as muse.”

Stream: Bauhaus’ David J joins Stellarum, records cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’

Stream: Bauhaus’ David J joins Stellarum, records cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’

It’s been a busy few months for David J: The bassist recorded a new version of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” and is putting together a new album called An Eclipse of Ships. Add to that a new role as bassist for the band Stellarum, with which he’s just recorded a slow-burning cover of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.”

Bauhaus’ David J turns to Kickstarter to fund new solo album ‘An Eclipse of Ships’

Bauhaus’ David J turns to Kickstarter to fund new solo album ‘An Eclipse of Ships’

David J, the former bassist of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, has launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking to raise $30,000 from fans to fund the completion of his next solo album — An Eclipse of Ships, described as “a journal of the heart and a paean to Woman as muse.”

New releases: Black Flag, Nick Cave, David J, US Festival, Rozz Williams, TMBG, Lou Reed

New releases: Black Flag, Nick Cave, David J, US Festival, Rozz Williams, TMBG, Lou Reed

This week’s new releases include the first new album from Black Flag since 1985, plus a Nick Cave live album, reissues from David J, Lemonheads, Ghost Dance and They Might Be Giants, a posthumous collection from Rozz Williams, a new Lou Reed compilation and a long-awaited US Festival DVD.