Wednesday, August 7, 2013

TIB is 1 of Tom Robinson's favorite albums

"The great joy of The Cure is that Robert Smith manages to combine razor-sharp musicianship, first-rate song writing and that wonderful sense of the absurd and the anarchic and the fun."
Read more of Tom's thoughts on The Cure and 'Three Imaginary Boys' at The Quietus. (Thanks Moggieboy)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Robert, Roger, Dita, Jessicka at Lollapalooza

@DitaVonTeese with Robert at Lollapalooza 2013. (Thanks Aaron)

Robert, @DitaVonTeese and @Jessicka at Lollapalooza 2013.
Originally posted on Jessicka's Instagram.

Roger, @DitaVonTeese and @Jessicka at Lollapalooza 2013.
Originally posted on Jessicka's Twitter.

Eric Szmanda?, @Jessicka, Robert, and @DitaVonTeese at Lollapalooza 2013. Originally posted on Jessicka's Instagram.

From Reeves on Twitter

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Cure Lollapalooza webcast

Full HD 1080p version. (Thanks Heldersmith)

Webcast broken up into the individual songs.  (Thanks Diego)

The Cure play Monterrey, Mexico on Oct. 8th!

We all suspected there could be some "Inbetween Shows" during ACL week, and here's the first of them. Not confirmed by Robert at the official site yet, but it should be soon.

Update (07/30/13):  Here's the unofficial "official" announcement. The Cure plays Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Mexico on Oct. 8th. Santander presale starts Aug. 1st at 10 AM and will run until Aug. 3rd.

Also now confirmed on the Monterrey Arena Facebook: "Confirmed! The Cure returns to the Arena Monterrey on October 8. Pre-sales #Santander from 1 to 3 August. Range of tickets: from $325 to $1,370 pesos."

Update (07/31/13): Here's a press release about the show, and the new corrected video ad. (Thanks @TheCureMexico & @jogelu)

And here's the seating chart with the various price points. Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets.

Update (08/01/13): Presale tickets are on sale now. If that link doesn't work, just get the link from here. Note that this is a presale for Santander customers only. General public sales start on Aug. 4th.

Update (08/05/13): General public tickets on sale now. Still not a single word about this show and ticket sales on any official Cure site.

See you at another Cure show, brother

From Hawaii Five-0 Undercover: Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) and Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond) from 'Lost' at The Cure show in Honolulu on July 30th, 2013. (Thanks Autumn)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Cure at Lollapalooza (08/04/13)

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Fascination Street, The Hungry Ghost,Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

Encore: The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Chicagomag / / Huffington Post / WGN / Cleveland Scene / Rolling Stone / Fender / Spin / Billboard / Consequence of Sound / ContactMusic / The Guardian / Rock Candy / Chicago Tribune 1 - 2

Photos: Sound of Violence / Peter Hutchins / Scott Legato / Debi Del Grande / A. Kozlowski / Swimfinfan / CBS Seattle 1986 / Pitchfork / LollapaloozaFest / Whopperjaw / A.V. Club / csimko75 / It's A Perfect Day / Official setlist (note that they DID have to cut Hot Hot Hot) - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 -
Video clips: 1 - 2

Video: Webcast (full HD 1080p) / Webcast on DIME (Thanks @Mrs_Lament) / Plainsong / The End of the World / Lovesong / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / The Walk / Friday I'm In Love / Trust 1 - 2 / Fascination Street / The Lovecats 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry   

Audio: MP3s Part 1 - 2 - 3 (Thanks Andreas) / Webcast split into 3 RARS (Thanks AndytheCurefan)

Articles: Timeout Chicago (pretty idiotic) / Dawn / USA Today / ContactMusic / Perry Farrell cries for The Cure

12:30 PM Eden Gallup on Facebook/Instagram - Lollapalooza Soundcheck Chicago.

Blame Canada!

From Reeves on Facebook: "great show in osheaga. no thanks to canadian customs inspectors who managed to destroy my main guitar by seemingly leaving it outdoors in a heavy rain storm with the case open during inspection."

Update from Reeves on Facebook: "this reverend jetstream hb guitar came thru at lollapalooza last night with flying gold sparkly colors as a last minute substitute for my main reverend rg2 guitar that canadian customs destroyed. boundless thanks to ken haas at reverend and matt k at chicago guitar exchange."

Simon Gallup is a Doctor Who fan!

Simon now has a "The angels have the phone box" sticker on his bass. He previously had one that said "Saving the world has never been so ginger". Both are Doctor Who references. As a lifelong Who fan, this thrills me to no end. :)
(Photo from Rocksubculture)

Update: He's also had a "Come Along Pond" sticker on his white bass, and also wrote that on his arm.
(Thanks Charlotte Sometimes)

Update (10/21/13): Yet another Doctor Who reference from Simon, and further proof of his awesomeness. See those sets of marks on his arm? He must have run into The Silence quite a few times in Austin! ;) Thanks to Rev. Heron for sending the photo, and to Fuji for taking it at Austin City Limits on Oct. 5th.

Update (03/31/14): And his latest Who sticker, A Good Man Goes To War, was displayed at the Royal Albert Hall shows on March 28th & 29th, 2014.  Thanks to Perfect.Murder for spotting it, and to Olivier at It's A Perfect Day for the photo.

Update (5/30/14): No change at the BottleRock show. Still has A Good Man Goes To War sticker.

This is really fun! Have there been any other DW stickers or markings that I've missed?