REUNION: Babes in Toyland Announce First Show in 18 Years

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on REUNION: Babes in Toyland Announce First Show in 18 Years

In other bizarre, unexpected reunion news, Minneapolis’ Babes in Toyland have announced its first shows in 18 years. I first saw BIT when I was in high school at a tiny club in Nashville, and it scared the ever-living shit out of me. Ket Bjelland’s manic stage presence is not for the faint of heart. […]

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REUNION: Ride

November 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on REUNION: Ride

I’m always completely torn when a band I worship – or have worshiped – decides to reunite. Of course, there’s the selfish desire to relive the nostalgic emotions a certain record may have evoked during the formative teenage years. But then there’s the cynical desire to understand the invariably disappointing motivation, which always points to […]

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The Cure Set to Perform First Three Albums at Vivid Live 2011

May 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Cure Set to Perform First Three Albums at Vivid Live 2011

The Cure is planning to reform with founding member Laurence Tolhurst for a special series of shows at the Sydney Opera House in Australia as a part of Vivid Live 2011. The band plans to perform its first three albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith) in their entirety on May 31st and June 1st, […]

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Death From Above 1979 Say YES to Full Blown Reunion

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Death From Above 1979 Say YES to Full Blown Reunion

I suppose only death can stop a reunion these days, and even that’s a maybe depending on who’s dead. So, it’s safer to assume that your favorite broken-up band will reunite than it won’t. Since the Coachella line-up announcement, everyone knew DFA1979 was reuniting, but now drummer/vocalist Sebastian Granger has posted the following confirmation on […]

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The Dismemberment Plan live on Fallon!

January 21st, 2011 · Comments Off on The Dismemberment Plan live on Fallon!

Barsuk records has recently issued The Dismemberment Plan’s tour de force 1999 album, Emergency & I, on vinyl for the very first time. To celebrate its release (and certainly help with its promotion), the band has reunited for a few shows, including a stop by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The band tore […]

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Pulp Reunites, Of Course

November 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments

As with any reunion news that surfaces these days, Pulp’s reformation is no great surprise. The only band that would genuinely shock me with a reunion is The Smiths, and that’s only because I know what a grudge-holding drama queen Morrissey is. Short of The Smiths, though, anyone seems fair game. As a fan, I’m […]

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eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

Former Idolator honcho Maura Johnston interviews one of my heroes, Mark Robinson (of Teenbeat, Unrest, and Cotton Candy fame), in a cool, informative, and laid back Q&A session over at eMusic. In it Robinson discusses the nostalgic personal touch of home-dubbing cassettes, Unrest’s reunion tour, his proclivity for patterns in numbering, and his favorite designers. […]

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