OMG OMG OMG.
+ Slayer performing Reign in Blood, Mogwai, Dirty Three, Melvins, Sleep, CODEINE, Mudhoney
ZOMG ZOMG ZOMG I HAVE TO GO TO ALL OF THESE.
Frontman Wayne Hussey has tapped goth-rock contemporaries Fields of the Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezebel to open The Mission’s upcoming 25th anniversary concert in London — and recently announced plans to add a second U.K. performance and “some mainland European shows” in October. Details of the additional concerts are forthcoming, and, so far, the reunited band — Hussey and original members Simon Hinkler (guitar) and Craig Adams (bass), but not drummer Mick Brown, who opted to sit out the reunion — are only slated to play Oct. 22 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The London concert will be the first by The Mission since the band’s string of album-spanning farewell gigs in London in February and March 2008.
ZOMG I was JUST on Wikipedia the other day looking up whether Fields of the Nephilim were an active band and whether i would ever see a reunion of theirs. This is hella tempting.
Venerable 4AD group Dead Can Dance will reunite for the second time since disbanding in the late 1990s to record its first new album in 16 years and set out next year on an “extensive two-month world tour including dates in Asia, Australasia and South America,” the band announced this week. More details here.
On man this is exciting. Maybe I’ll go to Australia or something.
I still feel slightly skeptical of this, but after Peter Hook’s blistering performance of Unknown Pleasures in New York last year, I really, really want to go to this.
V. excited about Who Made Who @ SXSW again.
There’s a theoretical peak limit to how many festivals one can hit in a year, but a second festival with Jeff Mangum (also, and Olivia Tremor Control cough cough) makes it hard to not add another one. As does a free ticket from my ATP membership. Seriously tempted.
I am going to this and you can’t stop me.
Swoon. I recently finished Dean Wareham’s autobiography. Not bad, but not enough Galaxie 500. He’s been playing a good number of Galaxie 500 songs of late, but this sounds extra exciting.
Unknown Pleasures @ FAC251 - The Factory in Manchester
Anyone wanna go to this?