Entries tagged with: The Cure
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.
Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.
Full day-by-day lineup below...
Osheaga Festival is returning to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 2-4. This year's lineup includes The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Alt-J, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Big Boi, Baauer, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Frightened Rabbit, Angel Haze, Jessie Ware, DIIV, Guards, and many more.
3-Day passes go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon. There are still over 20 artists TBA, but you can browse the complete initial lineup below...
by Tim Griffin
The Cure & fans @ day 1 @ Rock Werchter - 6/28/2012
Flanders is a Festival! That was a new phrase to me prior to last week, and I've learned a lot since then underscoring the truth of it. For the uninitiated - Flanders (which includes Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels and Leuven) is rife with more than 280 music festivals per year. Belgium's Rock Werchter is one of the biggest, with three stages spanning four full days of music. It's been around and growing since 1974, and as it has grown, its line-up has grown with it -- this year's included The Cure, Garbage, Justice, Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and more, and that was just on day one.
I ventured to Belgium to cover Rock Werchter this year, and though exhaustion slightly delayed this report you're reading now, it was a great time, visits to Leuven and Brussels included (beautiful places to hang your hat for a visit). More pictures from the first day of the music festival along with some general shots from around Belgium, and video & the setlist from The Cure's set, below...
We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.
Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are
on sale now sold out.
The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.
DTV (Direct to Video) packaging for the novel and the disc
Soundtracks were all the rage in the 90s. Many of them left much to be desired, but a select few left an indelible mark on my young mind... namely records like the Judgement Night soundtrack ("Just Another Victim!"), Singles, and The Crow. So when I heard that bulldozing Motorhead-as-black-metal quartet Wolvhammer had taken on "Burn" by The Cure from The Crow soundtrack, I was more than intrigued. Stream "Burn" below; it's definitely an unexpected melodic turn from such a piledriving metallic workhorse.
"Burn" is going from one soundtrack to another. Wolvhammer's version is for the forthcoming soundtrack to he Andrew Bonazelli novel DTV (Direct to Video) which surfaces via Handshake Inc next week (3/30):
The book is a super-cool fusion of literary prowess and action-movie bravado, and though fully aware of the inherent, unintentional comedy found in the genre, Bonazelli has avoided the tongue-in-cheek route, instead crafting a story that celebrates the machismo, animal magnetism and culture of American action movies from the '80s and '90s. The novel itself is a brilliantly fun and poignant read, and could do for action movies what the nouvelle vague did for Hitchcock and Orson Welles.Wolvhammer joins names like Total Fucking Destruction, The Atlas Moth, Cretin, Liberteer's Matthew Widener, The Austerity Program, members of Zombi, Early Graves and more to contribute everything from new tracks to "covers of music from such films as Robocop, Double Impact, The Running Man and Out for Justice". Sounds about as amazing as the packaging, which looks like a VHS tape (above).
Speaking of bad film and fun bands, Graf Orlock (who are also on DTV) ALSO have a new release in Los Angeles which comes with three different covers inspired by the film Heat.
There are 600 copies of this bastard, broken down into three different covers. The covers will have actual me-shot bullets holes in them, so technically, each is a 1/1 because even though i have ridiculously accurate and tight firing patterns, no two are the same. For you wieners trolling discogs, they are all black vinyl.Order your "exclusive copy" at Vitriol.
DTV contributors Wolvhammer and The Atlas Moth will be in LA on March 31st to play a Scion label showcase along with Yob, Loss and Pallbearer. Entry is FREE with RSVP. Yob will be in NYC in May, as will Loss/Pallbearer.
Listen to both versions of "Burn" below...
Dum Dum Girls (more by Tim Griffin)
Dum Dum Girls (#40 on Rough Trade's favorite albums of 2011) may have their New Year's planned in Australia, but not before the band hits a very-recently-announced show at Brooklyn Bowl on December 1st with DIVE and Xray Eyeballs. The band will also play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that night (actually technically earlier that day). Tickets are still available OR you can roll the dice and try to win a MEGA prize pack featuring "EIGHT free tickets and two hours of free bowling & shoes for up to 8 people!". Details on how you can enter to win are below.
Maybe Dee Dee is sticking around town too, because the Dum Dum Girl is also scheduled to bless Brooklyn Bowl with a DJ set on 12/17 as part of a reunion show for Stylofone (mems Amazing Baby, MGMT and Standing Nudes). Tickets are still available. She is also playing solo acoustic at Glasslands that same night along with an acoustic Crocodiles set. Tickets are on sale.
In related "news" a video below shows Dee Dee gushing about The Cure's great Disintegration. The Cure did NOT play that LP at Beacon Theater as part of their three night stay over the weekend. They instead focused on earlier material. The setlist from their third Beacon Theater show and all DDG tour dates and some videos and the contest below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
SET 1 (approx 40 minutes)The United States only got these special Cure shows in NYC (these shows at Beacon Theater) and in LA (at Pantages Theatre last week). You can look at the setlists from both cities, multiple encores included, along with more pictures and some videos from the first NYC show, below...
'THREE IMAGINARY BOYS' (1979)
The Cure Trio - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums
SET 2 (approx 40 minutes)
'SEVENTEEN SECONDS' (1980)
The Cure Quartet - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O'DONNELL: Keys
SET 3 (approx 40 minutes)
The Cure Quintet - ROBERT SMITH: Voice & Guitar / SIMON GALLUP: Bass / JASON COOPER: Drums / ROGER O'DONNELL: Keys & Percussion / LAURENCE TOLHURST: Keys & Percussion
SET 4 (approx 30 minutes)
'ENCORES' of the period...
The Cure at Coachella 2009 (more by Darren Kim)
Back in May, The Cure performed their "Reflections" show at Vivid Live in Sydney, Australia. The show included a performance of their first 3 albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, and Faith) in their entirety. The Cure are now planning to bring their "Reflections" show to other cities including, New York, London, and Los Angeles. Each album will be performed by different lineups of the band, as they were done at Vivid Live. Those lineups are listed at The Cure's website. NYC will get their shows at Beacon Theatre on November 25, 26, and 27. Tickets are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.
The Cure were also nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2012 induction. Other nominees include Eric B. & Rakim, The Small Faces/The Faces, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Guns 'N Roses, Donovan, War, Laura Nyro. The induction ceremony will be held at the Rock Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012.
All dates, some videos of The Cure at Vivid Live, and a full list of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees below...
Southern Comfort will host a series of free shows beginning this August. The tour's two main headliners will be Ghostland Observatory and the Polyphonic Spree. DJ Lord of Public Enemy is set to open. The tour will bring the Polyphonic Spree to NYC's Webster Hall on October 1st.
What's the catch? You'll have to sign up for Soco's text messaging list to receive a ticket code.
SoCo is also involved in a new video series on Playboy.com called "Uncovered." That features musicians performing acoustic covers of their favorite artists -- the first edition, up now, is Dinosaur Jr. playing The Cure's "Just Like Heaven." Upcoming acts include Black Lips, A Camp, The Dears, Patterson Hood and Phosphorescent (who just announced a Brooklyn show). A partial list of who's playing what, with the SoCo tour's schedule and all upcoming Ghostland Observatory dates, below...
photos by Darren Kim
It's impossible to see everything at Coachella. Here's more of what one photographer saw (on Sunday, April 19, 2009)...
Headliners Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure are among the 130-plus acts set for the tenth COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (APRIL 17, 18 AND 19) at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the same grounds where the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL debuted in 1999. Other artists confirmed for America's most critically acclaimed music festival include Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (the complete line-up is listed below).Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 30 at 9:00 AM (PT) at all Ticketmaster locations.
This marks the first ever U.S. festival appearance for McCartney who is currently supporting his latest release ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS.
"I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world. I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" McCartney says.
Throbbing Gristle and the rest of the full (real) line-up (as of 1/30) is below:
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Kevin Barnes @ Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Boss Hog @ Maxwell's (more by Tim Griffin)
today in NYC
* Anticon @ Knitting Factory
* CSS @ Webster Hall
* The Weight @ Union Pool
* Leona Naess @ Pianos
* Variety Shac @ Knitting Factory
* Jay Reatard @ Wired Store
* The Say Sos @ the Living Room
* Power Plant & Talibam! @ Zebulon
* Peasant @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Boss Hog, Those Darlins @ Bowery Ballroom
* Suckers & Twi The Humble Feather @ Glasslands
* Vetiver, Crystal Stilts & Silver Summit @ (le) poisson rouge
* Oasis & Ryan Adams & The Cardinals @ Madison Square Garden
* The Night Marchers, Obits & Two Tears @ Santos Party House
* DJ List Christee (Kevin Barnes) & karaoke @ the Bell House
Mike Mills was born today in 1958.
There will be no Gene Ween Band show tonight.
There will be no Aimee Mann holiday show tonight at Nokia, but there will be one tomorrow.
The Say Sos play their first-ever show at the Living Room tonight. The Say Sos are ex-BV writer, ex-Undisputed Heavyweights' Wes's new band.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs put a new Christmas song on their MySpace.
The Cure performed "Freakshow" on Kimmel last night. Video below...
...featuring Pete 'The Pete' Steinkop and Michael McDermot of Bouncing Souls, DJ Values of Let It Burn, Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, Andrew Everding of Thursday and Matt Scara of Pitch Black Blonde. Theyre playing Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight (June 27) with Bee Gees tribute band Tragedy and God Saves The Queen ("New York's Ultimate Sex Pistols Tribute")
On a related note, Mr. Brownstone are playing Bowery Ballroom on the fourth of July.
On a related related note, Paramore are playing... JUST KIDDING!
The Cure's Robert Smith @ RCMH, NYC - June 22, 2008 (katdlr)
At Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night the band methodically laid out each part of its musical patterns: drumbeats from Jason Cooper, bass lines from Simon Gallup, overlapping guitar hooks from Porl Thompson and Mr. Smith. The band relies on the orderliness shared by Minimalism and dance music, letting Mr. Smith's voice smudge and puncture the musical grids. In its current four-man lineup, the Cure can pound and drive like a punky new wave band, particularly in the songs it has been releasing as previews of its 13th album, due in September. More often it lets the guitars reverberate, with the music swelling to match the yearning in Mr. Smith's lyrics. [NY Times]The Cure played MSG one night earlier - the same night My Morning Jacket was playing Radio City. The Cure Radio City setlist below....
The Cure (Robert Smith) @ MSG, NYC - June 20, 2008 (oddangles)
The setlist from last night's show at Madison Square Garden is below....
The Cure @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
It's all about MSG lately. Love them or hate them, there is/was....Iron Maiden, Tom Petty, R.E.M. (last night), The Cure (TONIGHT), Coldplay (Monday), and Pearl Jam (Tuesday and Wednesday) - all right after one another. And all that coincided with the announcement that My Morning Jacket are playing that venue too which coincided with My Morning Jacket's Radio City show tonight. Radio City is also where where the Cure are playing tomorrow (note: Radio City & MSG are owned by the same company).
The big difference between Coldplay and all those other shows is that Coldplay tickets were free...to those who were able to "win" them. If you weren't able to win them, I've got one more chance for you. One person who emails BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Coldplay) will be selected and awarded a pair of free tickets to the free show.
ALSO, The Police are playing MSG.
ALSO, Coldplay rescheduled a bunch of dates, so their latest ones are below...
photos by Chris Graham
May 25th, 2008 - George, Wa. (Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge)Currently in California, it is almost a month before The Cure reach NYC to end their tour by playing shows at MSG and Radio City Music Hall. More Sasquatch pictures and info on new releases below...
Setlist: Underneath The Stars, Prayers For Rain, A Night Like This, The End of the World, Lovesong, To Wish Impossible Things, Pictures Of You, Lullaby, Fascination Street, The Perfect Boy, Hot Hot Hot, alt.end, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, A Letter To Elise, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Only One, The Walk, Shake Dog Shake, Never Enough, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Baby Rag Dog Book
1st encore: A Forest
2nd encore: Boys Don't Cry, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Grinding Halt, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab
Total = 31 songs.
The Cure arrived at 7:56.
Cure started at 10:10 / show ended at 12:43.
Ben from Death Cab For Cutie dedicated their song "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" to The Cure. Also said he's wearing all black because he's so damn excited to see The Cure.
[CHAIN OF FLOWERS]
The Cure tour kicks off in Washington DC this weekend and keeps going until June 21st when they end things right at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. The tour opener is Sheffield's 65daysofstatic and that band will be playing some extra shows along the way. Those include May 11th @ Maxwell's and June 19th at Mercury Lounge (which is one day before the show at MSG). All dates below....
The Cure, with special guests 65daysofstatic, will be performing at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, June 21st at 8pm. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, January 26th at 10am through ticketmaster.com, phone charge 212-307-7171, and ticketmaster outlets. If tickets remain, they will also be available at the Radio City box office on Monday, January 28th.Tickets go on Ticketmaster presale Friday (thx Craig!). The Radio City date is one day after their previously announced Madison Square Garden show, which is also at the end of their tour.
The Cure @ Download Festival 2007 - Oct 6, 2007
Metric @ Download 2007, Mountain View, CA - Oct 6, 2007
* The Hives are at Webster Hall
* "Blind Melon" still exist, playing Canal Room
* Loudon Wainwright III & Leon Redbone are @ Symphony Space
* High on Fire, Mono & Panthers are @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Qui (Jesus Lizard) & Dragons of Zynth are @ Mercury Lounge
* Sunset Rubdown play Bowery Ballroom
* Greg Jamie from O'Death is playing Cake Shop - free
* The Cave Singers are playing Sound Fix - free
* free show at Luna Lounge - with RSVP
* L Magazine nightlife awards - free with RSVP
* Jeremy Enigk & Kevin Devine are @ Highline Ballroom
* Pinback & MC Chris are at Nokia Theatre
* Kid Rock is at Irving Plaza (Fillmore)
* Download Festival: The Cure saves the day
* The Cure - rescheduled 2008 Tour Dates (Sasqhatch Fest)
somebody get the Cure a new look please
With all apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment it may cause, we have made a decision to move the September/October 2007 North American Cure shows to April/May 2008.Contiuned below....
The schedule as it stands only gives us a couple of weeks to finish our new double album before we hit the road again, and we know this just isn’t enough time to complete the project to our total satisfaction.
One of them is being performed in McCarren Park next weekend....