Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

Peter Murphy Postpones Residency Due to Vocal Cords Issue

Peter Murphy‘s residency at The Chapel in San Francisco has been postponed due to “a serious issue to his vocal cords,” according to a statement. Originally scheduled for June and July, the rescheduled run will take place next year in January and February.

Doctors discovered nodules on Murphy’s vocal cords, according to a statement. The former Bauhaus frontman will undergo treatment and recovery time before he can use his voice again. In a video posted to YouTube, Murphy turned pages to avoid speaking to convey his current situation.

“As you can see, I am not allowed to sing or speak for a while. Doctors orders,” Murphy wrote on pages he flipped in the video. “I must rest my vocal cords.” He then wrote “See you soon” above the already-written words “when this over.”

During the residency, Murphy will perform a retrospective of his solo albums in their entirety, including his 1986 solo debut Should the World Fail to Fall Apart, 1988’s Love Hysteria, 1989’s Deep, 1992’s Holy Smoke, 1995’s Cascade, 2002’s Dust and 2011’s Ninth. A “Stripped” date will be similar to his recent world tour.

Additional dates have been added to the residency. Two “Mr. Moonlight” shows, which will feature Bauhaus classics will take place on February 14th and 15th. Tickets go on sale on Friday via the Chapel website.

Peter Murphy Rescheduled Chapel Residency Dates

January 23 – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
January 24 – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
January 26 – Love Hysteria
January 27 ­– Love Hysteria
January 28 – Love Hysteria
January 31 – Deep
February 2 – Deep
February 3 – Deep
February 4 – Holy Smoke
February 7 – Cascade
February 9 – Dust
February 10 – Ninth
February 11 – “Stripped”
February 14 – “Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)”
February 15 – “Mr. Moonlight (Bauhaus Classics)”

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Bruce Springsteen on Jonathan Demme: 'He Was an Inspiration for Me'

Bruce Springsteen has penned a touching tribute to filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who died on Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer.

“Over here on E Street, we’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jonathan Demme,” Springsteen wrote on his official website. “He was an inspiration for me, a beautiful filmmaker and a great spirit. Always smiling, always involved with the world and always pushing you to go for your best. He’ll be deeply missed.”

Springsteen won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Streets of Philadelphia,” which was featured in the Demme-directed film Philadelphia that stars Tom Hanks. Demme also directed the music video for the song.

Fellow E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt also honored the director. “Oh no. Jonathan Demme. One of our great filmmakers, one of the most beautiful souls on the planet,” he tweeted. “Another magical irreplaceable friend gone.”

In 1987, Demme was nominated for a Best Music Video, Long Form Grammy for his work on “Sun City: Artists Against Apartheid.” Van Zandt co-founded the Artists United Against Apartheid with Arthur Baker and they produced the anti-apartheid song “Sun City” and the album of the same name.

“His contribution to ‘Sun City’ was pivotal in getting Nelson Mandela released and ending the South African apartheid,” Van Zandt added. “He was a saint.”

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See Replacements Fan Tim Kaine Jam With Tommy Stinson

Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton’s former VP running mate Tim Kaine jammed with a co-founding member of one of his favorite bands over the weekend, as Consequence of Sound notes, via Pitchfork. The Replacements‘ original bassist Tommy Stinson and Senator Kaine’s private gathering took place in Richmond, VA, where they performed bluegrass staple “My Dear Old Southern Home.”

“The first album of theirs I heard was [1983’s] Hootenanny, and I got every album after that,” Kaine told Rolling Stone while discussing the Replacements, one of his Top 5 favorite artists. “I love the combination of really good songwriting and their endearing, amateurish quality to the way they did stuff.”

A longtime harmonica player, Kaine played the instrument during his acoustic session with Stinson, which included musicians Chip Roberts and Cary Street Ramblers’ Tripp and Jenny Johnson.

In addition to Kaine sharing his love of music on the presidential campaign trail, he also teamed with Pusha T for a conversation about education and police reform.

Stinson recently reassembled his post-Replacements band Bash & Pop and unveiled “Never Wanted to Know” from their new album, Anything Could Happen. The LP, which was released in January, is Bash & Pop’s first since their 1993 debut, Friday Night is Killing Me.

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Sabrina Carpenter Announces The De-Tour; 30+ City Summer 2017 Tour Kicks Off July 6 In Vancouver Featuring Special Guests Alex Aiono & New Hope Club

http://rockbands.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/3/files/2017/04/Live_Nation___Sabrina_Carpenter.jpg?p=captionLOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Following her sold out, first ever headline tour last fall, singer/songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is set to bring a summer of fun and music across the continent with The De-Tour, a 30+ date summer headline tour. The De-Tour will begin…


P!nk Announces Only East Coast Performance This Summer!

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UNC School of the Arts announces four inaugural Choreographic Development residents for summer institute

Susan Jaffe, Dean of Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the ArtsWINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Four emerging choreographers, including two alumni, are the inaugural participants in the Choreographic Development Residency at UNC School of the Arts this summer, Dean Susan Jaffe has announced.
The alumni residents are…


Haim, Katy Perry Plot 'SNL' Musical Performances

Haim and Katy Perry will serve as musical guests on Saturday Night Live‘s ongoing 42nd season. The Haim sisters will perform on the May 13th episode hosted by Melissa McCarthy, and Perry will follow on the May 20th episode with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Saturday Night Live announced the bookings Wednesday with a Twitter photo featuring the show’s line-up on a cork board. The image also confirms the May 6th episode, featuring LCD Soundsystem (in their SNL debut) alongside host Chris Pine.

Though they’ve yet to confirm a release date, Haim have cryptically promoted a follow-up to their 2013 debut LP, Days Are Gone, throughout April. Earlier this week, the indie-pop trio teased the album with the second of two trailer clips – including a snippet of Danielle Haim playing unaccompanied drums; pictures of the band were recently featured on billboards throughout London, Berlin, L.A. and Sydney, Pitchfork reports.

Haim recorded their new album at Days Are Gone producer Ariel Rechtshaid’s Silver Lake studio, where they continued to “[combine] organic and non-organic sounds.”

“On the first record, we were really obsessed with mixing the two in a way where you couldn’t tell if a snare was real or a sample,” Danielle told Rolling Stone. “We still love that, but this time we came at it from a more organic, rock standpoint. Because when we play live, we realize that ultimately, we’re a rock band.” 

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Snoop Dogg, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake Headline Hard Summer Music Fest

Snoop Dogg will perform his iconic debut LP, 1993’s Doggystyle, at the 2017 Hard Summer Music Festival. The event’s 10-year anniversary edition – scheduled for Saturday August 5th and Sunday, August 6th – will also feature Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake, Justice, Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, Skepta and Charli XCX.

Hit producer Mike Will Made It will make his debut festival appearance at the EDM/hip-hop event, which takes place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Other performers include Mobb Deep, JME, Yehme2, Doctor P, Anna Lunoe, Kayzo, Brodinski, Jaiwolf and Snakehips. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28th via the Hard Summer website.

Since its inaugural New Years Eve event in 2007, Hard Summer has hosted a diverse group of artists, including Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, Die Antwoord, the Chemical Brothers, 2 Live Crew, Steve Aoki, Ice Cube, the Weeknd and A$AP Mob. 

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Watch Afghan Whigs' Disturbing, NSFW 'Oriole' Video

The Afghan Whigs invite fans into a nightmarish, sexually charged witch coven with their “Oriole” video. Director Amy Hood stars in the clip, arriving at a massive house filled with hallucinogenic scenes.

Upon entering, the protagonist is swarmed by women dressed in white and hypnotized by the kiss of their leader, wearing black. Hood weaves in nude fire dances, human sacrifice and haunted flashbacks, presented like a vintage horror B-movie, as Whigs singer Greg Dulli matches the eerie mood with occult-like imagery (“Light the candle, lock the door too/ Draw the circle”).

In a statement about the video, Hood said Dulli reached out about the project after discovering her work – including 2016 book Cult Classic – and realizing she could grasp the song’s dark themes. “It was the perfect collaborative opportunity to expand exploration within the cult realm, and to give a sexy narrative to the song,” she told The Fader.

“Oriole” appears on the Afghan Whigs’ upcoming “spooky” eighth LP, In Spades out May 5th. The indie-rock band released a surreal clip for lead single “Demon in Profile” last month.

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