Saturday, June 9, 2012

Some news stories... Morrissey, Punk Britannia, Bob Mould

Morrissey-Wordsmith - A recent MSN interview with Morrissey where Morrissey fueled speculation that he might retire in 2 years and in classic Morrissey fashion does it so melodramatically.

You once said that you don’t foresee yourself performing past 55. Is that still true?
Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things [laughs].
Here is some classic Morrissey songs:
Irish Blood English Heart:
 Nobody Loves Us:
Interesting Drug:

Watch Part 1 and 2 of BBC's Punk Britannia: This is part of a 3 part series, which explores of history of British punk rock. I will also include part 3, which details the post-punk scene when it becomes available. This documentary is looking to be very interesting.

Part 1:
Part 2: 1 of 4
Part 2: 2 of 4

Part 2: 3 of 4
Part 2: 4 of 4

There is also a great documentary on the history of British synthpop including bands like The Normal, Depeche Mode, OMD and more called synth Brittania, you could watch it here:

Bob Mould will be releasing his new album in September called Silver Age, which promises to be sparkling pop/rock in the vein of the Sugar catalog, meanwhile, he will be touring and playing 
the classic album Copper View from his former band, Sugar on various US tourdates which you can see here:
June 9: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (Blowoff DJ set)
June 13: Blow Pop Happy Hour, San Francisco, CA (Blowoff DJ set)
June 22: Highline Ballroom, New York, NY (Blowoff DJ set)
July 3: Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI (‘Copper Blue’ set)
July 10: Boatslip, Provincetown, MA (Blowoff DJ set)
Aug. 4: Liss Ard Festival , Cork, Ireland (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Aug. 6: Tavastia, – Helsinki, Finland (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Aug. 8: Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Aug. 9-10: Way Out West 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug. 11: Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Aug. 13: Villa Mainin, Codroipo, Italy (‘Copper Blue’ set; supporting Foo Fighters)
Aug. 15: 02 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (‘Copper Blue’ set; supporting Foo Fighters)
Aug. 16: Frequency Festival, St. Polten, Austria (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Aug. 18: Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium (‘Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 7: Webster Hall, New York, NY (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 8: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 10: Paradise, Boston, MA (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 11: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 13: Metro, Chicago, IL (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 15: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 18: Showbox, Seattle, WA (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 19: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 21: Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (‘Silver Age’/'Copper Blue’ set)
Sept. 22-23: DeLuna Fest, Pensacola Beach, FL (‘Copper Blue’ set)
 I'm very sad there are no Los Angeles tourdates but if they become available, I will post about them. here is some classic Bob Mould and Sugar songs:
If I Can't Change Your Mind:
Black Sheets of Rain:
Gee Angel:
 See A Little Light:

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