I find myself being extremely picky with music festivals in my old age, but the ridiculous(ly awesome) lineup at Riot Fest Toronto left me no choice but to make plans to attend. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to finalize a schedule so I can make sure to catch every band I'm eager to see, but it took me only a few minutes upon starting on an actual list to say "Screw it, I'm just going to roam around, enjoy good music as I go, and have some delicious food and beer." That seems about as solid of a plan as it gets with my experience at festivals, except there are 5 bands at this year's Toronto Riot Fest that I will most definitely make sure to see -- rain or shine. Head to the...
Riot Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in Toronto (Sept. 6-7), Chicago (Sept. 12-14), and Denver (Sept. 19-21). The lineup has been announced and bands include The Cure, Weezer, Rise Against, The National, and more. Check out the full lineups so far for each date in the replies (with more announcements to come) and buy tickets here.
We really need to get celebrity's caps lock keys fixed. Maybe a Kickstarter is in order? Anyway, The Cure's frontman, Robert Smith, has responded to The Guardian critic Caroline Sullivan via Facebook -- twice.
HAVING EXPOSED THE LIE, WE FIGURED WE WOULD AT THE VERY LEAST GET SOME KIND OF A HANDS IN THE AIR “IT’S A FAIR COP GUV” FROM HER FOR ATTEMPTING SUCH A BANAL SELF SERVING DECEPTION… WE THOUGHT THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A FAINT CHANCE THAT SHE WOULD BE MOVED TO APOLOGISE TO HER READERS FOR MAKING STUFF UP!
We're in a weird predicament in that I've finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists. I'm not sure it happens that often. This band is trying to make an album with this lineup, and it's an album that I'm tempted to make, that's really different to anything else we've done. So trying to be convinced that I should release the second half of what is an effectively an album that came out in 2008, it's a bit of a sore point, really, to be honest, amongst this current lineup.
The Cure have announced some details about their fourteenth studio album, tentatively titled 4:14 Scream and set for release in the coming months. It was recorded at the same time as their last record, 2008's 4:13 Dream. In addition, they are planning to release a live DVD and play several full album shows around the world.
The line-up for Lollapalooza 2013 has been announced. The festival will feature The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order and more. Check out the full line-up in the replies.
The Cure will release a live album of their headline set at this year's Bestival. The two disc album, The Cure: Bestival Live 2011, is released on December 5. Check out the tracklisting in the replies.
The Cure will be performing their first 3 albums in their entirety in New York, London and Los Angeles this November, after the success of similar shows in Sydney earlier this year. All dates and details are on their website.
Last night The Cure played their only European show of the year at Bestival in the UK. The band played a 32 song set, were reunited with keyboardist, Roger O'Donnell, and played "The Caterpillar" for the first time in two decades. Head to the replies to check out the setlist
A John Martyn tribute album is released this week and features acts such as Beck, Robert Smith (The Cure) and Bombay Bicycle Club. All proceeds from Johnny Boy Would Love This go straight to Martyn's family. Head to the replies for the track listing.
David Bowie is set to release a new live album on April 26. Birthday Celebration - Live In NYC 1997 features duets with the likes of Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith (The Cure), Lou Reed and more. Head to the replies for the tracklisting and full list of guest appearances.
London, England based band Ideals have four tracks streaming here and if you're a fan of The Maccabees, The Cureor White Liesthen these guys are for you. The band will be releasing their next single, "Significant Other", on December 25th as a free download along with a mini-film followed by limited edition EPs throughout 2011.
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