David Roback, who helped create the neo-psychedelic Paisley Underground scene of the 1980s through his bands The Rain Parade and Opal before gaining his greatest acclaim alongside Hope Sandoval in Mazzy Star, died Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported. More details right here.
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After nearly 30 years, a full-blown reunion of the Paisley Underground will take place this December in California as four of the scene’s key acts — headliners The Bangles, plus the newly reunited The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate and Rain Parade — team up for at least two concerts in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Paisley Underground standard-bearers The Three O’Clock will prepare for their Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival reunion this April with a far more intimate warm-up gig in Pomona, Calif. — part of the mammoth music fest’s slate Los Angeles-area concerts taking place before and between the event’s twin weekends.
The Bangles — featuring original members Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson and Vicki Peterson — returned to record racks this week with ‘Sweetheart of the Sun,’ and Universal Music has provided us with three copies to award to lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
This week’s new releases include the U.K. edition of ‘Intriguer,’ Crowded House’s second post-reunion album; ‘Something for Everybody,’ Devo’s first new album in 20 years; ‘Close-Up Vol. 1: Love Songs,’ a disc of Suzanne Vega re-recordings; and the reissue of The Dream Syndicate’s ‘Medicine Show.’
The Dream Syndicate’s long-out-of-print sophomore album ‘Medicine Show’ will be reissued this spring in remastered and expanded form, and to mark the occasion, former frontman Steve Wynn will perform the record and its predecessor, ‘The Days of Wine and Roses,’ in their entirety at a pair of Atlanta concerts.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets. This week sees new releases from David Bowie, The Other Two, The Beat Farmers, Hurrah!, Big Country and Rain Parade.
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