Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Curse plays Montebello, CA tonight

The Curse are playing at Club Radicals in Montebello, CA tonight.
Facebook event page

'Beautiful Noise' L.A. screenings

Eric Green's 'Beautiful Noise' documentary will have its Los Angeles premiere on July 10th at Cinefamily.

Update (07/07/14): Sold out! 2nd screening added for July 17th. Get tickets here.

Update (07/22/14): Final L.A. screening added on July 24th. Get tickets here.

Update (07/26/14): And here's a report from John - "I finally got to see Beautiful Noise last night. I've been hassling/encouraging Eric about this project ever since I read a little blurb online in 2005. If I'm not mistaken, I think I actually told you about it as soon as I found out. Well, it was worth the wait. It was a beautiful film about some beautiful music. Anyone who is a fan of Cocteau Twins, JAMC, MBV, Ride, Slowdive, even The Cure will thoroughly enjoy it. Robert Smith features prominently and his opinions on this era of music provides some of the most important sound bytes. I spoke with Eric after the movie. He said he had over three hours of footage of Robert and that he really talked in depth about this music and how The Cure identified with the movement. He also said Robert was very supportive of the film and he is proud to call him a friend now. It will play at festivals over the next couple months. Be sure to see if you can."

'Beautiful Noise' NYC screening on July 31st

Eric Green's 'Beautiful Noise' documentary will open the 2nd annual Sound & Vision series in NYC on July 31st at 7 PM.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Win a 'Friday I'm in Love' single from Secret 7"

From Secret 7" on Facebook: "Well I never! We have surpassed 10,000 likes on here! To say thanks for all your liking we are giving you the chance to own a record from our back catalogue from the past three years. The rules are simple - tell us in the comments to this post which track you'd like and why. We'll pick our favourite comment on Monday evening."
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Reeves plays Nashville Friday & Saturday

From Tim Carroll on Facebook: "Playing at The 5 Spot today, Friday 7/25/14, from 6pm to 8:30pm. With Bones Hillman, Steve Latanation, and Reeves Gabrels in the band. Tomorrow night we will be at The Family Wash at 9:15pm for more of the same!"

'Fantastic Guitars' out now

From Reeves on Facebook: "Fantastic Guitars' by Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson has been released. We loved making this album; hope you'll enjoy it too.
Available exclusively online via Bill's website. Limited edition CD, worldwide shipping, quick fulfillment.

"Front cover abstract image by Bill Nelson from a Martin Bostock photograph." All rights reserved; full image may be shared on social media to promote the album. Thank you."

Update (07/25/14): From Reeves on Facebook - "Today (Fri) from 5:30-6pm (US Central time) hear 'Fantastic Guitars' on Radio Free Nashville. Streams at -- Bill Nelson & I had fun making this record; please give it a listen."

Hire The Cure for your next event

According to Business Insider, if you have an extra $500-750,000 laying around, you can hire The Cure to play a show. And I would assume that would include getting to pick the setlist? Starting a Kickstarter right now! :) (Thanks @alex_meehan)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chicago Riot Fest daily lineup

The Cure will play on Sunday, Sept. 14th. Single and 2 day passes now available.

From Riot Fest on Facebook: "Doors at 2pm on Friday, Doors at 11am on Sat/Sun. We'll be done by 10ish each night."

I'm officially in for the Chicago & Denver Riots. So expect Robert to announce stand alone Cure shows any day now, sending our travel plans into total disarray. :)

Why am I going to both Chicago & Denver? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the US Prayer Tour. My Prayer Tour shows were Sept. 15th, 16th, 17th, 1989. My Riot Fest dates are Sept. 14th & 20th. Works out pretty well. So if The Cure want to be that 10th mystery band, and play Disintegration in full at the shows, I'm good with that. :)

Win tickets to the Riot Fest of your choice

Do312 & Riot Fest present: Pizzafy a Punk Album Contest

In honor of pizza, Do312 & Riot Fest present, the Pizzafy a Punk Album Contest.

Use your best photoshop skills to make a Pizza Punk Album and you could win two VIP tickets to the Riot Fest of your choice!

Step 1: Pizzafy a Punk Album. Be creative. Keep it PG-13. (Photoshop it, MS Paint it, draw it, sculpt it, just make sure YOU make it.)

Step 2: Upload your Pizza Punk album to Do312. (You may upload your pictures from July 15th until July 24th at 12:00pm CDT)

Step 3: Vote. Between July 24th at 12:00pm CDT and July 31st at 12:00pm, you can vote once per day for your favorite Pizza Punk album. VOTING ENDS July 31st at 12:00pm CDT.

Step 4: The entry with the most votes on July 31st at 12:00pm CDT will win two VIP tickets to the Riot Fest of their choice!

The staff of Riot Fest will also be picking their favorite entry to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Riot Fest of the winners choice.

Update: Voting is now open. If you uploaded one, let us know so we can vote for you.

Update (07/22/14): Consequence of Sound also has a contest to win tickets to the Riot Fest of your choice. And if you use this link ( to enter, you'll give me 5 extra entries. Thanks!

Win passes to Riot Fest Denver

Eat all the burritos, win VIP passes from Illegal Pete's:

"On Monday, August 18th, Illegal Pete’s will be hosting the 2nd Annual Riot Fest Burrito Eating Competition. The winner of the contest will receive 2 VIP Riot Fest weekend passes and 2 spots on the Illegal Pete’s RF Bus to and from Riot Fest. The contest will happen at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway, 270 South Broadway at 7pm on 8/18. Please follow the link below to fill in your full name and email address. You will receive an email the week before with all the details of the contest. Please understand that signing up does not guarantee you a spot, but we will explain next steps on that email the week before.
Riot Fest Burrito Eating Competition SIGN UP FORM"

Another way to win - from Hooked on Colfax on Facebook: "TastyColfax is Tuesday! We'll raffle off 4 SINGLE DAY Riot Fest tix, & Nikki is baking up mini cheddar scones, gluten-free berry scones, breakfast cookies, choc peanut butter bars and choc chip cookies! Get your tix, they always sell out."

Win passes to Riot Fest Chicago

From WZRD 88.3 FM on Facbook: "Wzrd will be giving away a pair of Riot Fest tickets Sunday the 27th from 5 to 8 pm! For a chance to have your name called live on the air, simply "like this page" and share this post! (If you have not liked it, we cannot see your name). Listen in to hear your name, and then call (773 442 4578) to receive a pair of three day passes! WZRD Chicago 88.3 FM Riot Fest

'Beautiful Noise' screening in Sweden Aug. 8th

There will be a screening of 'Beautiful Noise' in Sweden on Aug. 8th at the Way Out West Music & Film Festival.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Simon at Mountain Mayhem 24 hour race

More photos from Chris Davies of Simon at Mayhem:

Simon was a member of the Ride For Michael Team, a cause which he strongly supports.

New Lakeshore Gold model of the Spacehawk

BBC Radio 2 Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs

You can vote for 'Boys Don't Cry' in the BBC Radio 2 Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs vote, but only if you're in the UK, or using a proxy to make them think you are.
(Thanks @waswasere and @Stigmurder)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Denver Riot Fest moved to Mile High Stadium

From Riot Fest on Facebook: Riot Fest & Sideshow, some people didn't want YOU or US in their town. Since we were forced to move Riot Fest away from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, we are bringing Byers to you at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st.

Thank you Riot Fest fans and family for being patient this past week and thank you for standing alongside us. And even though Riot Fest will be at Mile High Stadium this year, we have officially filed an appeal with Arapahoe County as of this morning because we know we are right. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds for those who purchased camping spots will be forthcoming.

Official statement from Riot Mike:

FAQs regarding new venue:

Tickets and Lineup:

Articles about this: Denver Post / CBS 4 / Reverb / Westword / Brooklyn Vegan / KDVR / 9 News

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Cure...LEGO version

This is fantastic! (Thanks Guilluame)

Update (07/15/14): And here's the finished version. I repeat, this is fantastic!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cure in Sept. Record Collector

Record Collector will be running a Cure feature in next month's issue, which will be on sale June 19th. (Thanks Lars)

Update (06/18/14): From Record Collector on Facebook: "Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances - the upcoming CURE feature previously advertised will now run at a later date."

Update (07/14/14): "Just got the new July Record Collector (UK). There is an ad for the August edition, on sale Aug 14 in UK, and it says, “Next Month in Record Collector: The Cure (Honest!)”  (Thanks artwwweb)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Denver Riot Fest not cancelled!

From Riot Fest on Facebook: "Due to circumstances beyond our control and despite lots of support for Riot Fest & Sideshow in Byers, May Farms is no longer available to host Riot Fest. A nearby alternate location will be announced early next week. We know this sucks, we're as disappointed as you are, but if you could be a little patient with us, we'll have more information ASAP. All tickets will be honored at the new location. Riot Fest in Denver is NOT cancelled, the show will go on, and rock n roll never dies."

"We have a backup up plan, just need to take care of a few things. We are literally on the way to the airport to head to Denver right now."

"Dates will be the same." 

Update (07/12/14): The rumor going around, and it seems to be based solely on info posted by Bandsintown, has them moving to Boulder. This is NOT confirmed and you should not alter your plans at all until Riot Fest makes their official announcement.

As Riot Fest says, "You saw some info about Riot Fest on an app? An app that we have nothing to do with? Yeah, I would totally trust that." So, yeah, I don't think it's going to Boulder.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Denver Riot Fest permit denied

Okay, forget the festival. How about a solo show at Red Rocks? Or even invite some of the other bands to play a mini Curiosa Festival?

Riot Fest denied permit for 3-day music event in Byers in Arapahoe County by John Aguilar of The Denver Post

The curtain officially closed Friday on the Riot Fest show in Byers, with Arapahoe County announcing that it will not issue a temporary-use permit for the three-day music extravaganza.

Riot Fest, which features well known rock and punk acts such as Primus, The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan and Slayer, was scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at May Farms in Byers. It made its first appearance in the state last year, also at May Farms.

The festival was expected to attract 17,000 people a day to Byers, a town of just over 1,000 residents located about 40 miles east of Denver.

It's not clear how organizers of the festival will deal with the thousands of fans who have purchased tickets to Riot Fest or whether they will try to find an alternate location in the state.

Organizers had been awaiting word on a special use permit from Arapahoe County after a public hearing on July 1 where residents voiced concerns about the three-day music festival — primarily revolving around noise, traffic and drug use.

"The decision to deny is based upon traffic impacts and public safety concerns that would adversely impact surrounding property owners," stated a release posted on the county's website Friday.

Riot Fest organizer Max Wagner told The Denver Post in June that he was "confident that we're going to get to a place where the commissioners, the local community leaders are happy."

The county commissioners were considering two issues.

The first was the temporary-use permit. The commissioners also are mulling whether to grant a use by special review amendment, allowing May Farms to expand its agritainment operations to an additional 195 acres north of Interstate 70 to accommodate large events like Riot Fest.

Riot Fest has two other shows scheduled to take place — in Chicago and Toronto during the two weekends leading up to the Colorado dates. (Thanks @slicingeyeballs)

Other articles about this: Diffuser / Brooklyn Vegan / Aurora Sentinel / Consequence of Sound / Westword / Colorado Springs Independent / 9 News / KWGN / CBS 4 Denver / Denver Channel