I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands play my favorite of their albums from start to finish on it’s 30th anniversary; Starfish – by the Church. The Church, a mystical indie band from down under; known well for the imagery layered under lush guitars and stand out riffs, absolutely met the expectation of a one of a kind, dreamlike experience.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of Garbage. It includes 40 songs including singles, album tracks and b-sides.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed as the opening act at a Patti Smith concert that took place at the newly reopened Webster Hall. In his brief 15 minute set, he performed two new songs – Your Capricious Soul and Drive To The Ocean.
On this 30th anniversary of the release of Disintegraton, The Cure has announced that they will be live streaming their final concert from their stint in Australia at the Sydney Opera House.
In a tweet earlier today, The Cure have announced that they will be playing this years Austin City Limits Music Festival in October. This is the first North American tour date that they have announced so far.
Parlaphone Records will be releasing a box set featuring previously unreleased David Bowie albums. The box set titled The Mercury Demos will be released on June 28.
New Order will be hitting the road in Europe this August. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday April 26th at 10am CET. Below are the announced cities that they will be playing. Hopefully, they will be visiting a city near you.
A Certain Ratio finished Talking Heads cover, 40 years in the making. Anniversary box set and tour dates to follow
40 years ago, the English post-punk band A Certain Ratio began recording a cover of a Talking Heads song “Houses In Motion”. At the time, the recording was intended to be a collaboration with Grace Jones. Grace Jones never finished her part and the song got abandoned. Now, the band have finally finished recording the song.
We are bringing back a popular feature to Strangeways called Alternative Timelines. Each post identifies iconic images and formats them perfectly to fit on your Facebook Timeline Header. There will be a different theme each week and for the first installment, I decided to go with a simple Alternative Classics theme that focuses on three of the most iconic covers of all time.