Many of you know Velvet Rebel as the host of our This Week In Music show on our YouTube channel. What you might not know is that he is a hard core Duran Duran fan and a regular contributor to the Daily Duranie blog. To help entertain people during the COVID-19 quarantines, he has signed up to host a 3 hour live stream of nothing but Duran Duran songs.
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
80’s icons Missing Persons have released a new album called Dreaming that contains mostly cover songs with a few new originals. The covers include versions of songs from Rolling Stones, The The, Joy Division, The Cars and The The.
Gary Numan has released an in-home performance of Everyday I Die. This is worth watching for many reasons. For starters, he was very reluctant to do this. He has stated that people have enough to worry about and that it would be presumptuous to think that listening to him would be helpful
The Week In Review – 2020 Week 12 featuring The Psychedelic Furs, The Pretenders and the Depeche Mode album poll
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from The Pretenders, The Psychedelic Furs and Morrissey. Plus, special COVID-19 messages and performances from Michael Stipe, Ben Gibbard and Bono.
Host Brenna Cavanaugh brings you her weekly review where she goes over the latest new music in the genres of Shoegaze, dreampop and related genres.
On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us.
It’s been an active day on the Cold Cave front as bands are finding ways to stay busy and creative in these times of COVID. Yesterday, Cold Cave released a cover of Absolute Body Control’s track Waving Hands on Bandcamp.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom
Watch a message from REM’s Michael Stipe about dealing with the Corona virus. He compliments his message with a few versus of It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, which has re-entered the charts due to it’s newfound relevance.
Death Cab For Cutie and Postal Service frontman, Ben Gibbard, has announced a series of shows that he will live stream daily on YouTube at 7pm EST. During his first broadcast he played The Postal Service’s “We Will Become Silhouettes”, Death Cab For Cuties “Crooked Teeth” and a cover of Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”. The series aim to provide entertainment to you all while you are at home practicing safe social distancing.
On this St Patrick’s Day, U2 frontman Bono has performed a song via Livestream .The song is believed to be called Let Your Love Be Known. We hope this starts a trend of artists contributing personal and intimate performances during this time of social distancing.