Siouxsie Sioux’s Live Return at Ono-curated MeltdownFestival

June 18th, 2013 · Comments Off on Siouxsie Sioux’s Live Return at Ono-curated MeltdownFestival

Siouxsie Sioux returned from a five-year live hiatus with two nights at the Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown Festival in London this past weekend. She played her legendary former band’s album Kaleidoscope in its entirety with a few other fan favorites sprinkled in. Even though the Banshees’ classic “Spellbound” was on the set list to close the […]

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Savages Perform “Husbands” on Later with Jools Holland

March 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A friend of mine My friend Pat Wall just messaged me asking if I’d heard Savages yet. I had heard the single “Husbands” the other day on Sirius XMU and almost had to pull over. Savages is an all-female quartet from London, channeling Siouxsie, The Slits, some no wave, and the requisite amount of Joy […]

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RETRO: Siouxsie & Banshees Live in Germany in 1981

November 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on RETRO: Siouxsie & Banshees Live in Germany in 1981

Siouxsie & the Banshees’ entire set at Satory Saal, Cologne, Germany from June of 1981 is available on YouTube via German TV show “Rockpalast.” This performance took place merely weeks after the release of its fourth LP, Juju. I saw the band from the second row just under ten years later. It was, perhaps, the […]

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Amazing Clips from Old Punk & New Wave Documentary 1976-1978

September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

An old friend and fellow WUSC alum pointed me to this amazing documentary of early punk and new wave compiled from Tony Wilson’s “So It Goes” series that was originally shown on Granada TV on Channel 4 in the UK. It features (in order) Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, […]

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