Tag: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees play 1st concert 35 years ago today (audio)

Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees play 1st concert 35 years ago today (audio)

Thirty-five years ago today, a nascent Siouxsie and the Banshees — with co-founders Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin joined by Sid Vicious on drums — played their first concert at the famed 100 Club Punk Special, opening for The Clash and the Sex Pistols. Hear it here.

The Cure’s Robert Smith vows to complete second half of ‘4.13 Dream’ album

The Cure’s Robert Smith vows to complete second half of ‘4.13 Dream’ album

Although he’s become an in-demand guest vocalist, Robert Smith says in a new interview that he’s refocusing on The Cure and vows he won’t do another collaboration until he completes the long-promised second half of 2008′s ‘4.13 Dream’ — the so-called ‘Dark Album’ that he once suggested could land in spring 2009.

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

‘Put the Needle on the Record’: Celebrating the artwork of 7-, 12-inch singles of 1980s

Much has been made about the loss of album art in the download age, but pop-culture maven Matthew Chojnacki argues that even more endangered are the 7- and 12-inch single sleeves of the 1980s — ephemeral splashes of music history that he’s compiled in the new book ‘Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute.’

Milestones: Lollapalooza debuted 20 years ago today; watch MTV ‘120 Minutes’ coverage

Milestones: Lollapalooza debuted 20 years ago today; watch MTV ‘120 Minutes’ coverage

Twenty years ago today, the Perry Farrell-spawned Lollapalooza festival — which, in retrospect, joins Nevermind as perhaps the best historical encapsulation of ‘the year punk broke’ — made its debut in the sun-baked Arizona desert with performances by Nine Inch Nails, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Jane’s Addiction.

Playlist: Peter Murphy of Bauhaus guest hosts Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/12/11

Playlist: Peter Murphy of Bauhaus guest hosts Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/12/11

The fairly predictable playlist for Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ received a much-appreciated shakeup tonight thanks to guest host Peter Murphy, who managed to slip a barrage of unlikely artists ranging from Antony and the Johnsons to Sxip Shirey into the mix.

Milestones: Siouxsie Sioux is 54 today; watch the Banshees’ 1983 ‘Nocturne’ concert

Milestones: Siouxsie Sioux is 54 today; watch the Banshees’ 1983 ‘Nocturne’ concert

Today we mark another milestone as goth high priestess Siouxsie Sioux turns 54; to celebrate her birthday, we present the 12-song concert portion from the DVD release of The Banshees’ classic ‘Nocturne’ home video, filmed in 1983.

Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Tinderbox’ released 25 years ago today

Milestones: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Tinderbox’ released 25 years ago today

Twenty-five years ago today, Siouxsie and the Banshees released their seventh studio album, ‘Tinderbox,’ which spawned the band’s first 12-inch single in the U.S. — and its first significant club hit — with the classic ‘Cities in Dust.’

The Mission recording new album ‘Jokerman’ to coincide with 25th anniversary concert?

The Mission recording new album ‘Jokerman’ to coincide with 25th anniversary concert?

Not only is The Mission reuniting for a 25th anniversary concert this fall, but Wayne Hussey and two of the band’s other original members — plus ex-Siouxsie and the Banshees drummer Budgie — are currently in a British studio recording a brand-new album.

Steven Severin: Robert Smith says ‘it’s just a matter of time’ until  2nd Glove album

Steven Severin: Robert Smith says ‘it’s just a matter of time’ until 2nd Glove album

Former Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin says he and Robert Smith have discussed recording a second album as The Glove — the duo’s short-lived early-’80s side project — and that The Cure’s frontman tells him, ‘It’s just a matter of time.’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ 12-hour Halloween ‘goth-a-thon,’ 10/31/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ 12-hour Halloween ‘goth-a-thon,’ 10/31/10

As promised, Sirius XM’s classic-alternative hub 1st Wave celebrated Halloween on Sunday by devoting half the day to a hugely expanded 12-hour version of its weekly ‘Dark Wave’ show.

Sirius XM’s 12-hour Halloween ‘Dark Wave’

Sirius XM’s 12-hour Halloween ‘Dark Wave’

In honor of Halloween, Sirius XM’s 1st Wave will expand this Sunday’s ‘Dark Wave’ to 12 full hours, a veritable ‘goth-a-thon’ promising ‘darker classic alternative music from artists like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees and more.’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/03/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 10/03/10

Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ — the weekly Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave — managed a nice selection of lesser-played album cuts from a host of big-name players, including Depeche Mode (‘Sacred’), Siouxsie and the Banshees (‘Night Shift’), Morrissey (‘Disappointed’), The Jesus and Mary Chain (‘Teenage Lust’) and The Cure (‘Disintegration’).

Milestones: Siouxsie Sioux is 53 today; watch a complete Banshees concert from 1981

Milestones: Siouxsie Sioux is 53 today; watch a complete Banshees concert from 1981

Today we observe another dark-hued milestone, as goth queen Siouxsie Sioux — aka Susan Janet Ballion, erstwhile leader of The Banshees and The Creatures — turns 53.