Friday, March 20, 2015

Interview & live clips from the Dream Tour

Interview with Robert, and performances of 'Fascination Street' & 'Want', from the Dream Tour stop at Livid Festival in Brisbane on Oct. 21st, 2000.

"It's become pretty common knowledge, really, that this is the last big tour we'll ever do."

Hahahahahahaha! Yeah, we had heard that one a few times before, Robert. :)

(Thanks to Marina from TheCure Comunidad Argentina)

Pearl's art exhibit extended 4 more days

Pearl's exhibit has been extended. Will now close on March 23rd, not the 19th.

Update (03/20/15):
From MrMusichead Gallery on Facebook - "So many people have asked us if we're having a closing reception for the Pearl Thompson exhibit "Through the Eyes of Birds". We had to! ANNOUNCING Closing Reception this Saturday, March 21st from 12-2 pm with treats from @donutfriend inspired by the exhibit of ‪#‎original‬ ‪#‎paintings‬. Don't miss your chance to see this beautiful show in person!"

Note: Pearl will not be at the closing reception.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cure Tribute in The Netherlands March 20th

Jason in the April issue of Rhythm magazine

"The Cure's Jason Cooper talks about his 20 years with one of alternative rock's most influential bands."

You can pick up a copy in UK stores or order worldwide here. (Thanks Aaron)

In the interview, Jason says his favorite Cure songs to play live are 'Faith' and 'Same Deep Water As You'. I knew there was a reason I liked him. :) Now if Robert would just let him play them more often. Can't post the whole thing, but here are a few excerpts:

(Thanks Andrea B.)

'Friday I'm in Love' shirt from Gianni Bini

"I saw this in Dillard's at Lakeside the other day. Surely Robert wouldn't approve of the copyright infringement! Ugh. Unless that label bought the rights." (Thanks Karen)

That's here in the New Orleans area, but if you like the shirt, might be worth a check of your local Dillard's. Also online.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Isaac Brock says The Cure have lost something

Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse talking to WSJ Speakeasy:

You guys have been a major label band for longer than you were an indie band at this point.

Look, I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand. There’s nothing quite there but it’s sort of still there. Which is why I’m willing to wait eight years before I put out a record. I just won’t do that to people who like my band. I like Modest Mouse. I’m our biggest fan. And enemy. I won’t waste people’s time by putting out a Modest Mouse record just because. That’s fair, right? Did you get to hear the new record?
(Thanks Sofia)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

'Play Out' on Vimeo

As far as I know, you can't buy the 'Play Out' video anywhere, and I haven't heard anything about it being released again, so I guess it's okay to post this. Correct me if I'm wrong, and I'll remove it. (Thanks Ema and Sonic More Music)

Well that didn't last long. Here's hoping it's a sign that this will be getting released on DVD/Blu soon.

Jason on the new Marina & the Diamonds album

From The Line of Best Fit:

"Jason Cooper who drums in The Cure, he did all the percussion on the record. It's definitely got their influence in there."

The album, 'Froot', won't be released until April 6th, 2015, but the first video from it was released today. (Thanks @Ligia_Berg)

Update (03/15/15): 

Jason Cooper from The Cure recording drums on my demo of Savages…

A video posted by Marina and The Diamonds (@marinagrams) on