Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Cure play Sweden in August

Massive Attack covers '10:15 Saturday Night'

Massive Attack are covering '10:15 Saturday Night' on their tour. Here's video from the Manchester show on Jan. 29th, 2019.

And this one from Amsterdam on Feb. 1st, 2019.

Valentine's Day Tribute to The Cure

Valentine's Day Tribute to The Cure
w/ DJ Jordan + DJ Fembpm
No Cover / All Ages
Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 8:00 PM –
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 1:00 AM EST
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sad Prom on Feb. 15th

Come celebrate your sadness the day after Valentine's Day!
Live Bands:
Disorder, A tribute to the sounds of Joy Division
All Cats Are Grey A tribute to The Cure
The Scream, A tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees
DJ Ceremony
Provides the Sad Prom soundtrack between bands
Sad Prom theme encouraged but not required
Cover $10 at the door
Doors 8pm
First band 8:20pm

Thursday, January 31, 2019

R & R HoF Induction tickets

Update (Jan. 31st, 2019): Just a reminder that general sales start tomorrow morning (Feb. 1st) at 10 am eastern. There were lots of good, reasonably priced tickets available during the Citi presale, and hopefully some will be left for everyone trying for them tomorrow.

A couple of things to note, The Cure have not confirmed they will attend and play. Its assumed they will, as they haven't said they wont. The only band who have declined so far is Radiohead. All others are expected to play, even Roxy Music who are talking about getting back together just for this.

However, Lol Tolhurst is the only Cure to state publicly that he's going to be there. I hoped the band would make an announcement about this, one way or another, before ticket sales, but that looks unlikely. So if you buy tickets, just know that there's a possibility that The Cure wont be there. I bought mine and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Also, even if they do play, don't expect a full set. Each band typically gets 3-5 songs.

That's it. Good luck and see you, and hopefully The Cure, in Brooklyn!

Tickets for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays center in Brooklyn will go on sale Feb. 1st at 10 am eastern. Pre-sales for Citi Cards and Official Platinum started this morning.

Info from the Rock Hall email:

"It's going to be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration for our newest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees at the 34th annual Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The ceremony will be held on March 29th, 2019 and tickets to the general public will go on sale on February 1, 2019 at 10am EST.

Tickets will be sold online only at For ticket questions during the sale, please call Ticketmaster directly at 1-800-745-3000 with any questions.

Induction Ticket FAQ

Base ticket prices are $506, $256, $131, $86, and $56 (plus applicable Ticketmaster fees).

Public on sale has a limit of four [4] tickets per transaction.

To be eligible for the Member Pre-Sale, you needed to join or renew your membership by December 31, 2018

A seating chart for the venue layout is available at

VIP packages sold on are fulfilled by Ticketmaster and are subject to details provided by Ticketmaster"

New album out in 4th quarter of 2019?

Obviously just a rumor at this point, but we can still be hopeful that this is true. 4th quarter would be Oct/Nov/Dec. Thanks, Eric.

Kaelan Mikla: Meet Icelandic Trio Turning Dark Folklore Into Cure-Approved Post-Punk

From Revolver:

When the Cure frontman curated 2018's Meltdown Festival in London, he personally invited Kælan Mikla to perform. "He was telling us it was nice, thank you for coming," says Matthildur of meeting Smith face-to-face for the first time after their performance. "We were thanking him, and he says, 'I have to run, but I will see you again.' Then he winked at us and walked away. It felt like a wink anyway." She laughs. "I liked it. It was nice and promising."

Doctor Who to Top of the Pops: Trawl through the BBC Archives reveal buried treasure

From iNews:

Six months ago O’Shea-Phillips was sent a trove of 6,000 unseen pictures taken during rehearsals for Top of the Pops. They show bands such as Siouxsie and the Banshees (including Robert Smith of The Cure guesting on guitar) forced to perform on make-shift stages to an empty studio floor, save for a few bored looking cameramen and technical crew.

Italian translation of 'Cured' coming soon

Ticket warning for South Africa shows


DrowningBoy is a new band featuring Darcie Thompson (Pearl and Janet's son). They made their live debut on Jan. 30th, 2019 at Prince Albert in Brighton. You can follow them at the following sites:

Website / Bandcamp / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube

Monday, January 28, 2019

Twilight Sad, Ride, Just Mustard added to sold out Dublin show

And if you haven't bought a copy of The Twilight Sad's new album, It Wont Be Like This All The Time, do so asap. It's excellent! Get it here or your local indie record shop.