The Psychedelic Furs today announced another lengthy round of North American tour dates this summer with L.A. punk legends X.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the whole thing right here.
Punk icons X celebrated today’s 40th anniversary of their landmark debut Los Angeles by surprise-releasing Alphabetland, the band’s first album in 27 years and the first recorded by its original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake — in 35 years. Hear the album right here.
After two consecutive summers of touring with Echo & The Bunnymen, the Violent Femmes will mix it up this year and head out on the road in May for a short co-headlining tour with X. The trek opens May 5 in San Diego and runs through May 17 in St. Louis, Mo., with a few Violent Femmes-only shows on either side.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. Since we missed last week’s round-up, a few that just came out last Friday, too. Includes new/reissued releases from X, U2, Wire Train and more.
For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1989 clip of host Dave Kendall interviewing Exene Cervenka at the CMJ Festival in New York City about her then-new solo debut, Old Wives’ Tales, the single “Leave Heaven Alone” and the status of her band X, which, at the time, was on something of a hiatus.
The Psychedelic Furs continue to expand their summer touring plans, having just announced six more U.S. shows in late July and August, including two at which the band will share the bill with X, and another that also will feature contemporaries The Fixx. See the band’s full tour itinerary right here.
As The Psychedelic Furs prepare to open a spring run of largely California dates this week, the band has expanded its 2018 plans, announcing they’ll follow a brief foray into Spain and the U.K. with more West Coast dates this summer at which they’ll be joined by L.A. punk legends X. See full details right here.
Chicago’s Riot Fest this morning unveiled the lineup for its three-day September festival, which will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a reunited Jawbreaker. Also on the bill: New Order, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, X, Bad Brains, Buzzcocks, GBH, Fishbone and Alice Bag.
Los Angeles punk legends X will celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band with an impressive 32-date U.S. tour this spring and summer that will bring the group’s original lineup — Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoon — to cities coast to coast.
This week’s new releases include the 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of The The’s ‘Soul Mining,’ a second brand-new album from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, a reissue of X’s ‘More Fun in the New World,’ a collection from Steve Wynn called ‘Sketches in Spain,’ a Blow Monkeys reissue and a Cabaret Voltaire best-of.
This week’s new releases include the brand-new studio album from the Pixies (‘Indie Cindy’), plus a four-disc box set from The Sound, a reissue of X’s ‘Under the Big Black Sun,’ the documentary “The Rise and Fall of The Clash,” the U.S. release of Prefab Sprout’s latest album and an Inspiral Carpets reissue.
Blondie is gearing up to hit the road this fall with special guest X in tow, and, in announcing that tour, Debbie Harry and Co. revealed their 10th studio album is due out by the end of the year. Well, now comes the first music from that forthcoming record: “A Rose By Any Name,” featuring The Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto.