Peter Murphy reschedules 15 night San Francisco residency citing “vocal problems”

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Citing vocal chord problems (demonstrated in the video above)  Peter Murphy has made a statement that he must postpone and reschedule his 15-night residency at The Chapel in San Francisco until January of 2018. Not unlike an Amanda Palmer crowd funding video, Peter Murphy has released a video where the flips through a handwritten statement explaining that he can’t even speak, …

Jonathan Demme director of The Silence of the Lambs has passed away

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Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and director of 1984’s Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense(above), “died Wednesday morning from complications due to heart disease and esophageal cancer.“ as reported by Rolling Stone. He was 73. The Silence Of the Lambs, in addition to being one of the most iconic films of all time, also had …

KMFDM are touring with ohGr of Skinny Puppy and set to release new EP

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After the Cold Waves Festival in Chicago, KMFDM and ohGr of Skinny Puppy (fresh off the Down the Sociopath Tour) are set to embark on KMFDM’s HELL YEAH 2017 tour.   The tour will be in support of KMFDM’s upcoming release of a five-track EP titled “Yeah!” which is out on June 23 via earMUSIC—with a new full-length LP promised in August. Check …

New Smiths single has “Trump Will Kill America” engraving

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Smiths fans have been reporting a surprise in their copies of the new 7-inch of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side from The Smiths—the thorn being a political message inscribed in the 45’s run-out groove: “Trump will kill America.” Political statements are nothing new for the likes of Morrissey and Marr, with Moz during his solo career directly calling out Margaret Thatcher …

Poptone debut with a performance of Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets, and Bauhaus material

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Poptone debuted Thursday evening with a a performance of Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets, and Bauhaus material. This was the first of two gigs Daniel Ash,  Kevin Haskins, and Diva Dompe are set to perform at Swing House studios in Los Angeles. The setlist was Tones on Tail heavy, featuring nine songs from the Bauhaus side project—but also featuring five Love and Rockets tracks, …

Post-Punk street-art has been appearing in Manchester featuring song lyrics from The Smiths, Joy Division, and The Stone Roses

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“I’m not bloody Banksy, am I? He’s making a mint, I’m making nothing.” About 2 weeks ago a street artist going by only his instagram user name alshepmcr was interviewed by the UK’s Press Association via the Bury Times newspaper about why through the use of his stencil kit he has owned for 20 years, he is placing song lyrics from legendary Manchester bands …

Listen to The The’s ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’, their first single in 10 years—featuring Johnny Marr

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The The’s Matt Johnson debuted his first new single under his band’s moniker in a decade. You can listen to it on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show. Johnson phoned in to the program introducing the song “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” which was a loving tribute to his late brother Andrew Johnson who passed away in January of 2016. The record will be released as …

Punk legends X announce 40th Anniversary tour

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LA’s own punk legends X will embark on a 32 date US tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary—commencing May 1st Albuquerque New Mexico, and ending in Philadelphia on September 22nd The tour will see original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoom rocking coast to coast, with the addition of musician Craig Packham contributing to drums and rhythm guitar. …

Clan of Xymox premiere their video for ‘Loneliness’ off of their new album ‘Days Of Black’

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Dutch 4AD Goth veterans Clan of Xymox have just released their latest album Days Of Black—the follow-up to the 2014’s Matters of Mind, Body & Soul, and their 12th LP in total. The record is a bleak blend of synths and Gothic Rock, closer in spirit to some of their earlier work. Watch the video for the track somber track Loneliness above, and …

Front 242 have announced a 12 date North American tour this fall

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Front 242 have announced a 12 date North American tour this fall. In addition to the headlining Chicago’s Cold Waves festival—The Belgian forefathers of EBM will play a total of 12 North American dates this September and October. Jean-Luc De Meyer and Co’s  Circling Overland Tour 2017, opens Sept. 29 at Irving Plaza in New York City. In the meantime, watch the Belpop …