Friday, July 4, 2014

Reeves & Bill Nelson's album launch on July 7th

Photo credit: Martin Bostock

Bill Nelson & Reeves Gabrels launch their new album 'Fantastic Guitars' and discuss their artistic collaboration in conversation with Tom Wilcox in London.

Launch and Talk: Curzon Soho, Screen 1, London W1
Monday 7th July 2014, 4pm-6pm

Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, and Bill Nelson, the musical innovator and legendary force behind Be Bop Deluxe present the results of their joint musical genius in an album which draws a complex picture of layers and sonics. The musicians will be discussing their prolific careers, the events which led them to join forces, and the creative processes behind the collaboration.

Tickets £15. Available from WeGotTickets at:

The launch and conversation will be held at the Curzon Soho cinema, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5DY
Tube: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus
Overground: Charing Cross

‘Fantastic Guitars’ by Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson is released on the Sonoluxe label on 7th July 2014.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Trouble for Riot Fest Denver?

From The Denver Post:

Riot Fest permit decision expected within 10 days for event in Byers

By John Aguilar

With Riot Fest scheduled in Byers less than three months away, it's not known what might happen to the three-day punk and rock festival — and the thousands of fans who plan to attend — should Arapahoe County deny a permit for the show.

County commissioners on Tuesday night listened to several hours of comments from residents of Byers, an agricultural community 40 miles east of Denver, many of whom said traffic problems, drug use and noise levels arising from last year's Riot Fest made it an unwelcome event this year.

The county must decide whether to issue festival organizers a temporary use permit, without which the Sept. 19-21 show at May Farms can't go on.

An Arapahoe County spokeswoman said Wednesday that a decision probably will be made by the zoning division within 10 days.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Uncut's Ultimate Music Guide out May 15th

Coming May 15th, the Uncut Ultimate Music Guide focusing on The Cure. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Update (05/13/14): Uncut has posted a bit of a preview. If you can't find it in stores, you can order a copy at or download digitally at
(Thanks @aequatomnecinis and Hugh)

Update (05/16/14): Posted some photos from it here. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Update (07/01/14): From Uncut on Twitter - "American readers... The Cure: Ultimate Music Guide goes on sale in east coast book stores today!"

Mogwai's 'CODY' influenced by '17 Seconds'

Stuart Braithwaite tells Uncut that Mogwai's 'Come On Die Young' was influenced by 'Seventeen Seconds'.

Uncut: At the time, Mogwai had developed a reputation as a loud band. But CODY is largely a thing of quiet restraint. Was this a matter of conscious intent – to go against what was expected of you?

Stuart: I think we wanted to show that there was more to our music than radical dynamic shifts, and definitely had that in mind. A lot of very minimal records like Seventeen Seconds by The Cure and Spiderland by Slint were influencing us at the time too. I think it's aged reasonably well. We tend to avoid doing anything gimmicky on our records, which hopefully helps them from sounding too time-specific. As far as our catalogue I think it has its own place. I still like all the songs and I'm pretty proud that such a bleak record made it into the charts – especially as records actually still sold back then. (Thanks Benj)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Chicago Riot Fest ticket update

3 day VIP passes are sold out. GA 3 day passes are still available, but are said to be close to selling out, and are now $190. Single day passes are still expected to go on sale towards the end of July, when the daily schedule is announced.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Support The Cold & Lovely

From Roger on Facebook: "Ok you like great music right? You want to hear new bands and support up and coming artists. You don't believe in stealing music do you? So BUY SOME! They need $500 to meet their goal which is basically nothing. Please support one of my favourite bands..."

They've met their goal now, but you can still support them. 

Also, they've recently covered 'Lullaby' for Studio Delux, after playing it with Roger & Reeves back in January.