Rock Music Artists
Jesus & Mary Chain Add Reunion Gigs, Consider Album (Pitchfork)
Jim Reid on new JAMC LP: "Maybe." While you were busy conceiving of the cleverest way to comprise your integrity on craigslist for a Coachella ticket, the Jesus and Mary Chain went and announced two more reunion shows . After melting the Björk-ready masses in Indio, California on April 27, the brothers Reid and their Chain-gang will ship off to Spain for two Summercase festival gigs.
Virgo Loves Cancer aims for the poetic (Daily Record)
Virgo Loves Cancer is part of a growing revival of shoegaze, a subgenre of alternative rock first popularized by bands such as Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain in the late 1980s in southern England. Shoegaze reached its height with the release of My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" in 1991.
Police, Fugees Plan Reunions (Emory Wheel)
Before the Police launched into their ceremony-opening performance of "Roxanne" at the Grammy Awards, lead singer Sting declared, "We are the Police, and we're back!"
Black Angels lack edginess (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
DALLAS -- There are bands that are immediately accessible and easy to appreciate in concert, even if you have never heard their music: You leave their show wanting to skip work the next day to find and delve into their recordings.
Are you ready to reunite? (Kansas City Star)
There weren?t a lot of these reunions left, but they keep coming. The Police, more than two decades after the band bowed out at the height of its fame, are back. The band is penciled in to play the Grammy Awards on Sunday, with an international tour announcement expected to follow.
Living in the '80s (Lancaster Online)
The April Skies' latest CD, "How It All Played Out," is their best work to date — but not the easiest to record."It seemed all these dramas played out the whole time we were recording last year around January," said singer/guitarist Jake Crawford. "There ...
Heard it first (The Phoenix)
Coachella no-names I decided to check out four bands on the bill whom I?d never heard.
STANDING APART (The Monterey County Herald)
Quick! Name a song by Her Twin Engine Aeroplane! OK, you can't do it. That's fine. You're just not an indie kid. After all, the only measure of being an indie kid is whether you have an enormous list of obscure bands you can begin discussing at length as soon as the word music is uttered in your presence. Right?
pop talk (The Oregonian)
Personally, I plan on spending Super Bowl Sunday in a movie theater catching up on my pre-Oscar viewing. But missing the game is no escape from the goofy hype surrounding the commercials.
The Reunion Epidemic: From Police To Rage, Why Are So Many Bands Re-Forming? ...
We take a look at why 2007 will be Throwback Summer in concert-land. For the last decade or so, a look at your local concert guide might have you wondering what year it is. Every summer, it feels like more and more reunion tours are hitting the boards.
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