Saturday, November 22, 2008

Roger plays London on Dec. 2nd

Dec. 2nd, 2008 at 7 Day Xmas Itch at The Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, London, London and South East NW5. 8pm.

"Part of an interesting art exhibition and series of shows. My set will feature Erin Lang."

More 4:13 Reviews

US - Daily Princetonian (2/5), Paste (69/100), Slant (4/5), Halo 17 (4.5/10) .
UK - Uncut (4 stars), The Word 1 / 2 (positive), MusicOHM (3/5).

(Thanks Kate, JC, and Swifty)

Looking back at In Orange

The Dec. 08 issue of Uncut has an article that takes a look back at In Orange. (Thanks JC)

Is Robert the coolest artist ever?

If you think so, vote for him at NME (that click gives him an automatic 10). (Thanks Aaron)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cure play KROQ Almost Acoustic X-mas!

Night 2 (Dec. 14th) - The Cure, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Paramore, Franz Ferdinand, Scott Weiland, Snow Patrol, Vampire Weekend.

Night 1 (Dec. 13th) - Offspring, Rise Against, AFI, Staind, 3 Days Grace, Slightly Stupid, Hollywood Undead, Stone Temple Pilots.

Tickets - Kevin and Bean will start giving away tickets on tomorrow's show (in the 7am hour, call in when you hear them play Plush by STP). And KROQ says they will be giving away tickets, nearly every day. When prompted, be caller 20 to 800-520-1067. You can also win by signing up for the KROQ Street Team.

You can see the ad for the show on the KROQ website. Perfect for those Nightmare Before Cure-mas shirts.

The show will be broadcast live on KROQ, and yes, Virginia, there will be a webcast. : )

4:13 charts update

3rd week positions
France - drops to #26.
Czech Republic - drops to #47.
Mexico - drops to #44.
Austria - drops off the chart.
Billboard Top 200 - drops to #109.
Billboard Comprehensive - drops to #130.
Billboard Modern Rock/Alternative - drops to #19.
Billboard Tastemakers - drops to #14.
Billboard European Top 100 - drops to #33.
Billboard Top Rock Albums - drops off the chart.
Canada - drops off the chart.
World chart - drops off the chart.
Sweden - drops off the chart.
Switzerland - drops to #46.
Spain - drops to #43.
UK - drops off the chart.
Ireland - drops off the chart.
Poland - drops to #15.
Italy - drops to #30.
Netherlands - drops to #53.
Belgium / Wallonie - drops to #16.
Belgium / Flanders - drops to #30.

2nd week positions
Argentina - drops off the chart.

1st week positions
Greece - enters at #11.

(Thanks David, Andrea, Pietro, Carole, and Thomas)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

KROQ news tomorrow?

Kevin and Bean say they will announce "details" about Almost Acoustic X-mas, on Thursday morning's show. The show starts at 5am pacific, but you can probably expect the announcement to be made later in the show. (Thanks Debi)

Update: The announcement will be made at 7am pacific.

New articles

"The Cure are on the cover of D-Side's issue of Nov-Dec. There's also an article in Elegy." (Thanks David)

Update: Posted the scans from Elegy and D-Side. (Thanks Rod x)

Jimmy Kimmel update

"My cousin in law Joe DeMaio is the director for the Jimmy Kimmel show and has told me that the taping will be the 15th of December and not the 16th. Just wanted to share the info."
(Thanks Sara/bluecloudrain)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Few more 4:13 reviews

US - 411Mania (8/10), Oklahoma Daily (3/5).
France - Elle (positive), Paris Match (mixed), Magic (4/6).
(Thanks Kate, JC, and Francois)


"Thought it was kind of funny that in the new Ricky Gervais HBO special he mentions The Cure while having a laugh about what people blog about on websites. The line was something like: "Hi, I have a cat. I like The Cure." Just a tad ironic, since I'm emailing this off to a guy to post on a website. ;) " (Thanks Andrew)

"After famous French authors Virginie Depentes and Olivier Adam mentioned The Cure in some of their books, a new novel called 'New Wave' writen by Gaël Morel and Ariel König tells the story of a young man whose life is rythemed by Cure music."
(Thanks David)

"Pig & Dan - Cured." (Thanks Andrew D.)

"In France, in my city, there is a pub very famous where they play electro and gothic, and in the main room there is one only huge poster of Robert Smith. It’s the only pub I know where i can see so big picture of him." (Thanks Olivier C.)

French Pornography magazine

Settle down, it's not what you think. : )

"This is a link to a french special artistic magazine about "Pornography". A tribute cd is offered with it. The price is 13 euros. The website is in french and in english too."
(Thanks Nathanael)

Problems with the 4:13 vinyl?

"I am very disappointed with the Vinyl copy of 4:13 Dream - its running like an egg - in german we use the verb "eiern" for it - which would be "to wobble" in english. Also the vinyl is quite thin. The record shop in Vienna was very kind and exchanged it. But it isn't much difference with the new one....Did you hear any other complaints ?" (Thanks Thomas)

Anyone else having problems?

NME's Coolest Artists of All Time?

NME has a photo set of the "Coolest Artists of All Time?", and The Cure are included. (Thanks Aaron)

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Cure artwork

Some more artwork added - Lou's Robert, Ryanne's Cure shoes and James' Robert portrait. (Thanks Lou, Ryanne and James)

4:13 French promo cd

Photo of the rare (only 50 made?) French promo cd for 4:13 Dream. (Thanks Chrisx59)

Classic Cure concert on BBC 6 Music

"BBC 6 Music plays an archive BBC concert each week, 2-3am Sunday UK time. 16 November will be The Cure. No more details yet, but by next week it should say which concert is to be broadcast."(Thanks artwwweb)

Update: This will be one of the Shepherd's Bush Empire shows from 1997. Here's what they aired last year.

Update: Listen to it here or here. Setlist was the same as the link above. (Thanks AndrewV127)

Saga of The Cure on RTL

"You can listen to the Saga of The Cure on the french radio RTL. It's a good and a long saga with many details, but in french......" (Thanks Wrongnumber)

4:13 makes The Measure

"4:13 Dream came in second on The Guardian magazine's 'what's hot and what's not' list, The Measure, yesterday - praise indeed!" (Thanks Jo/A Nightingale Like This)