Tag: The Clash

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (August 2011)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (August 2011)

This month’s tape features recent tracks from Paul Weller and Gang of Four, and classic cuts from The Clash, Camouflage and Simple Minds, plus British Sea Power covering The Cure, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs remaking Sonic Youth and The Shop Assistants doing The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Milestones: Mick Jones is 56 today; watch full ‘London Calling’-era concert by The Clash

Milestones: Mick Jones is 56 today; watch full ‘London Calling’-era concert by The Clash

Today we mark the 56th birthday of punk legend Mick Jones — leader of the newly reactivated Big Audio Dynamite — with a look back at that other band he was in, with a full 1980 concert by The Clash. Watch it here.

Milestones: Bob Marley died 30 years ago; hear Joe Strummer sing ‘Redemption Song’

Milestones: Bob Marley died 30 years ago; hear Joe Strummer sing ‘Redemption Song’

Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley succumbed to cancer at the age of 36. To honor this anniversary, here’s Joe Strummer’s performance of ‘Redemption Song.’ It’s a touching tribute from one musical revolutionary to another, both gone too soon.

Video: Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ covered by Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA

Video: Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ covered by Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA

The latest installment of the AV Club’s ‘Undercover’ series finds Rocky Votolato and the members of Matt Pond PA doing a stripped-down take on The Human League’s 1981 synthpop classic ‘Don’t You Want Me.’ Check out the video here.

Video: Big Audio Dynamite reunites original lineup in Liverpool for first gig in 22 years

Last night in Liverpool, Mick Jones brought his post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite out of retirement for the original lineup’s first concert in 22 years, the opening night of a nine-date U.K. tour that will be followed by a pair of U.S. gigs and a slot at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California next month.

Video: Mick Jones, Roger Daltrey play The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ at W Hotel launch

Video: Mick Jones, Roger Daltrey play The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ at W Hotel launch

While Mick Jones has yet to publicly debut the reunited Big Audio Dynamite, he took time last night to perform at the star-studded launch party for London’s new W Hotel — and enlisted The Who’s Roger Daltrey to help sing The Clash’s classic ‘London Calling.’

Big Audio Dynamite to play Los Angeles, New York around Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite to play Los Angeles, New York around Coachella appearance

After wrapping its upcoming U.K. tour, the reunited Big Audio Dynamite will bookend its appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival with a pair of pre- and post-fest gigs in Los Angeles and New York City.

Big Audio Dynamite sets 9-date U.K. reunion tour in advance of Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite sets 9-date U.K. reunion tour in advance of Coachella appearance

Big Audio Dynamite will reunite for the first time in 20 years for a nine-date U.K tour this spring as a lead-up to the band’s just-announced slot at the enormous Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert.

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

Coachella 2011: Duran Duran, Wire, Suede and reunited Big Audio Dynamite set for festival

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival tonight unveiled the official lineup for the April15-17 festival, which will include appearances by Duran Duran, Wire and — in one of the lineup’s biggest surprises — a reunion of Mick Jones’ post-Clash project Big Audio Dynamite.

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Milestones: Paul Simonon is 55 today; watch The Clash play ‘Guns of Brixton’ in 1980

Today we mark the birthday of Paul Simonon — he’s turning 55 — with this performance of The Clash bassist’s signature tune, ‘The Guns of Brixton,’ filmed April 25, 1980, for the band’s second-ever U.S. television appearance on ABC’s late-night comedy show ‘Fridays.’

The Clash’s ‘Sandinista!’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with bonus DVD

The Clash’s ‘Sandinista!’ to receive 30th anniversary reissue with bonus DVD

Details are scarce, but Sony Japan next month apparently is releasing a special expanded 30th anniversary edition of The Clash’s sprawling 1980 dub-infused triple LP ‘Sandinista!,’ packaged with a brand-new bonus DVD ‘featuring interviews, live performances and more.’

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Milestones: US Festival kicked off 28 years ago today; watch Ramones’ full set — and more

Twenty eight years ago today, the first of what would turn out to be two multi-day US Festivals — envisioned by their organizer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as ‘Woodstock West’ — opened in blistering 110-degree heat at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino County, Calif.

Q&A: Drummer Greg Roberts on ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, band’s legacy

Q&A: Drummer Greg Roberts on ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ reissue, band’s legacy

The seminal debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash outfit Big Audio Dynamite is set to be reissued tomorrow in an expanded 2CD package — and to mark the occasion, Slicing Up Eyeballs spoke to drummer Greg Roberts about B.A.D.’s origins, the recording of ‘This Is Big Audio Dynamite’ and his current group, Dreadzone.