Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Simon Gallup to be on Naked Lunch

During today's interview with Tim Pope on her Soho Radio show Naked Lunch, Simone said Simon Gallup will be a guest on an upcoming show! No date given, but I'll update as soon as I know. Tim mentioned she should "get him on to Doctor Who. He loves Doctor Who". Yes, please! :)

And in case you've missed all of Simon's tributes & shoutouts to DW, I've been keeping track of them here.

Tim Pope on Radio Soho today

Photo of Tim posted by @sohoradio on Instagram. And another from @simonemarie4.

Interview is up. Just click on Naked Lunch Episode 2

Tim assures us that he has it on the HIGHEST authority, that the LatAm film will be put together. It will actually happen. "It will be put together, so please stop asking me about it". :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Teenage Cancer Trust auction

Cure items just listed on the Teenage Cancer Trust ebay page:

Autographed RAH 2006 t-shirts
Autographed RAH 2014 t-shirts
RAH 2014 programs autographed by The Cure and others
One of Roger's autographed tambourines
An autographed Disintegration vinyl
A 2006 RAH ticket & program, both autographed by Robert, along with a pass

Auction starts today (April 13th) and runs for 7days.
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Cure Record Store Day 2014 release

The unconfirmed (as of yet) Record Store Day 2014 list of releases posted at Wax Poetic has a Cure & Dinosaur Jr. 'Just Like Heaven' split 7" listed. It would be part of Warner Bros. Side by Side series, with The Cure's original version of JLH, backed with the excellent Dinosaur Jr cover. RSD is April 19th this year.
(Thanks Shawn)

Update (03/20/14): Now officially confirmed.

The Cure/Dinosaur Jr.
Side By Side Series
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Rhino
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

The Side By Side series, which features an original song and a cover of the same song on one 7", continues for RSD 2014! This release is on white 45 RPM vinyl.

Update (04/13/14): Bull Moose has it listed for $6.97. (Thanks willy0)

Win BottleRock single day passes

You really might want to try this. A bunch of fans have already won. Get Instagram and follow @botlerocknapa on there and on Twitter. When they post that day's lyric quiz, and there's no set time for when they'll post it, be the 1st to name the artist & song title on Instagram, along with the #BRNV14 tag, and you win a pair of 1 day passes. Good luck!

BottleRock single day passes

Applauze pre-sale for single day tickets is now live.
Tip from @nil_by_mouth: "There's no booking fee when using the app. $139 even. $8 fee via ticketfly."

BottleRock pre-sale is now live. Use promo code DAYOFF to save $10 until Tuesday, when the general on sale starts.

Also, the lineups for each day have been posted.

Update (04/03/14): Promo code DAYOFF is working again and now drops single day passes by $20 to $129. (Thanks Olivier) 

Update (04/09/14): Well, I hope you didn't buy your passes early, because prices continue to fall. Promo code DAYOFF now drops single day passes by $40 to $109. And the ROCKNAPA code will also get you $40 off the 3 day passes. So, buy now or wait and see if they fall even lower?  (Thanks Olivier) 

Update (04/10/14): And even lower prices today. Living Social has 1 day passes for $99, 3 day passes for $199, and VIP for $549. (Thanks John)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tim posts Video Killed the Radio Star special

And Tim has now removed it.

New dates for Liqueur

Cure Tribute band Liqueur have  added 2 more dates for this year. September 13th , the '9:13 Dream' show at The Square Harlow and Nov. 22nd at O2 Academy Islington (2).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cure Radio 1 sessions on 6 Music Live Hour

"3 songs ("One Hundred Years', 'Let's Go To Bed', 'Just One Kiss') from The Cure's 1982 BBC Radio 1 session playing at 6 Music Live Hour. Available for 7 days." (Thanks @ian_c_reid)

HispaCure interview with Andy Anderson

"I'm Miriam from HispaCure, The Official Cure fans in Spain. I will have an interview by email with Andy Anderson, if the people have any questions for Andy, send them to miriams74(at)yahoo(dot)es. Questions in English please."
(Thanks Miriam)

HispaCure party in Madrid on May 17th

HispaCure 10th Anniversary
May 17th, 2014
Independence Club
Madrid, Spain

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Update on Roger's 'Love & Other Tragedies'

From Roger on Facebook: "So I have some interesting updates on this project which I wrote originally for Julia Kent. Both Julia and I have been very busy over the last couple of years and we thought we would be unable to complete it together. I went in the studio with two amazing musicians before Christmas Francesca Ter-Berg and Jo Quail to try and complete the album but in my heart I knew that it had to be Julia. So we decided to wait and now it is nearing completion. Julia sent me a song last night that she had finished and it is so beautiful it took my breath away.

I think we will probably release it in July to coincide with a very special performance in London in collaboration with another a very very special person. I can't talk about that yet but... It will be a double vinyl release and digital iTunes only."

Cure covers album to benefit animal shelter

Birthday Songs - A Collection of The Cure cover songs
This is a free/pay-what-you-want cover album.
All money donated will go to Farplace, a NO KILL animal shelter.
(Thanks Andrew, Roberta, Filip)

'Wish' performed in its entirety for charity

Off The Record IV
Friday, May 2, 2014
123 Pleasant St, Morgantown, WV

The Cure's "Wish" performed by: Brian Spragg, Clint Sutton, Dave Klug, Geordie Smith, Michael Iafrate, Patrick Spragg & Sarah Rudy

X's "Under The Big Black Sun" performed by: Billy Sheeder, Haley Slagle, Mark Poole & William Matheny

Pegboy's "Strong Reaction" performed by: Yellowdog Union

All proceeds to benefit Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club and Another Place, Another Time.

Advance Tickets $5 (available at 123pleasantstreet.com)
Day Of Show $7

(Thanks AndyTheCureFan via madgekin on Instagram) 

Cure party in NYC on April 21st

"It's that time again - Robert's birthday, and as always, we're celebrating here in the city. The 18th Annual Cure Party will be held at Destination Bar (211 Avenue A) on Monday April 21, 2014 from 8PM-12AM." (Thanks Licky Oats)

Cure party in Argentina

The Cure anniversary party
friday 25 april 00 hs
liverpool bar
arevalo 1376 , palermo hollywood
buenos aires, argentina

20 Artists Missing From the R & R Hall of Fame

From Yahoo:
18) The Cure: It's really annoying how many great British bands have been left out of the Hall. Sure, most of the 1960s bands all got in, but after that, no Brits need apply. The Cure were so incredibly versatile. I also vote for Bauhaus and the Sisters of Mercy. Just think — a Goth wing! No windows and you could save a bundle on lighting! (Thanks @kafdancer)

From Rolling Stone:
The Cure
Eligible since: 2003
Argument for induction: Whether or not you hold dear the Cure's contribution to Eighties goth trends, don't conflate that with their tremendous string of quirky pop albums over that decade and the next. Their maturation from late-Seventies art punks to kings of atmospheric moroseness mirrored a generation of misfits' own coming of angst. Robert Smith and co. still release relevant records today, but even if they ceased, say, 15 years in, we'd all still be dancing to "Just Like Heaven" and "Friday I'm in Love." (Thanks AndytheCurefan)

8 Songs That Are Genuinely Terrifying...

From Music Times:

8. The Cure - "Lullaby" (1989)
Most of the Cure's magnum opus Disintegration is more crushingly beautiful and romantic than anything else the band has released, but this brief detour into childhood nightmares is one of their best-loved songs, becoming their most successful single. It's probably the best-selling song about being eaten by a spider in history. (Thanks David)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Roger at Adam Donen's album launch tonight

A few photos from Perfect.Murder.

Roger on Elegant Workflow podcast

I don't think I posted this last year, so here's an interview Roger did for the Elegant Workflow podcast back in July of 2013. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)