Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Cure at Austin City Limits (10/05/13)

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Fascination Street, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

Encore: The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Note: First time Inbetween Days hasn't been played at a regular show (excluding Reflections and TV shows) since Feb. 23rd, 2008 in Vienna, Austria.

Thanks so much to Olivier (), , and Scott for the setlist reports tonight!

Reviews: Rolling Stone / Crave Online / Examiner / Austin Chronicle / Houston Press / Noise 11 / Austin 360

Photos: Karen / Spin / Reverb / It's A Perfect Day / Brooklyn Vegan / BV Austin / B-Sides On-Air/Online / N / Simon Gallup / Robert Smith / Robert & Reeves / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 -

Video clips: Roger playing a bit of Trust / Pictures of You - High - End of the World - Lovesong

Videos: Plainsong 1 - 2 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 / Lullaby / High / End of the World / Lovesong / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea 1 - 2 / Fascination Street / The Walk / Mint Car / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 / Doing the Unstuck 1 - 2 / Trust 1 - 2 / Want / The Hungry Ghost / Wrong Number / One Hundred Years / Disintegration / The Lovecats 1 - 2 / Hot Hot Hot / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2

Friday, October 4, 2013

Brit Face Off: Depeche Mode vs. the Cure

The Austin Chronicle matches up Depeche Mode and The Cure in an epic ACL Festival battle. Silly, yet fun article, but one huge mistake....
"Song they (The Cure) shouldn't play: "Give Me It"."
The writer completely misspelled Wrong Number. ;)
(Thanks Dana and @kafdancer)

Austin Rehearsals

Posted by Eden Gallup on Instagram. Follow him @edvendetta for more behind the scenes photos from the shows.

Help from ACL & Mexico?

If you're going to the shows in Austin and/or Monterrey, and wouldn't mind helping me with the live setlist & reports (via Twitter, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.), please let me know. Thanks! 

Nice article in El Paso Times

From the El Paso Times:

Iconic band The Cure makes its El Paso debut after all these years
By Doug Pullen / El Paso Times

It would seem El Paso has found The Cure.
Or maybe that's the other way around.

It's been 37 years since Robert Smith -- he of the teased raven's hair, smudged red lipstick and black eye makeup -- formed the gloomy, doomy British band; 34 since their first album came out; and 30 since the dancey "The Walk" accelerated a string of hit singles ("Just Like Heaven," "Lovesong," "Boys Don't Cry") and albums ("Pornography," "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me") that made them the darlings of goth rock.

But the iconic British band has never played in El Paso before.

Fans from as far away as southern Mexico no doubt will be in love Thursday when the venerable group brings its "Group Circle Tour" to UTEP's Don Haskins Center at 8 p.m.

More than 4,000 of the 7,000 ticket for the show were sold out within a couple of days of going on sale Aug. 30, a rarity for the El Paso area.

By Sept 9, promoters had begun selling restricted-view seating. More tickets could be released by the time the band hits the stage, according to Jorge Vazquez, director of UTEP's Special Events office.

"I think The Cure is one of those what you'd now call classic acts that everybody wants to see," Vazquez said.

"There are certain names ... that trigger that, 'Oh my God, this is going to be huge' kind of thing. This is definitely one of those."

‘Purple Haze’ - Terrible Classic Rock Covers

Ultimate Classic Rock lists The Cure's cover of 'Purple Haze' as one of their Terrible Classic Rock Covers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Cure play Voodoo Experience 2013!

Ticketmaster says The Cure are playing Voodoo Experience 2013, and I believe them. :) After 13 long years, The Cure finally returns to New Orleans! Welcome back! Thank you so much!
And just a reminder that this is New Orleans...on Halloween weekend (though I dispute this), so a dark set? Please? I mean if The Cure are playing Voodoo they HAVE to play 'Siamese Twins', right? "Voodoo smile, Siamese Twins". Come on, Robert! :)

Update: CoS has contacted Voodoo and they have confirmed it! And yes, it is now official!

Update (Sept. 5th, 2013): The daily schedules are out, and The Cure are playing on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from 7 - 9PM. Kid Rock right before them. And as expected, the general 3 day passes have jumped up to the $200 level now.

Update (Oct. 1st, 2013): "A limited number" of single day tickets are now on sale. $87 + TM fees. Also, as most of you know, How To Destroy Angels have unfortunately had to cancel their appearance at Voodoo and Mountain Oasis.

Articles: Filter / Paste / AntiMusic / Washington Post / Offbeat / Spin / Rolling Stone / Pollstar / My Spilt Milk / NOLA Defender / BWM Music World / Crave Online / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Gambit / 1 - 2 / Consequence of Sound

Monday, September 30, 2013

Vote for 'Kiss Me' in Best of 87 poll

Slicing Up Eyeballs' ongoing Best of the 80s project continues with their Best Album of 1987 poll, and 'Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me' is one of the options.

Update (09/30/13): And to no one's surprise, 'Kiss Me' is #1! And again, one hell of a Top 5!