Saturday, July 26, 2014

'Beautiful Noise' L.A. screenings

Eric Green's 'Beautiful Noise' documentary will have its Los Angeles premiere on July 10th at Cinefamily.

Update (07/07/14): Sold out! 2nd screening added for July 17th. Get tickets here.

Update (07/22/14): Final L.A. screening added on July 24th. Get tickets here.

Update (07/26/14): And here's a report from John - "I finally got to see Beautiful Noise last night. I've been hassling/encouraging Eric about this project ever since I read a little blurb online in 2005. If I'm not mistaken, I think I actually told you about it as soon as I found out. Well, it was worth the wait. It was a beautiful film about some beautiful music. Anyone who is a fan of Cocteau Twins, JAMC, MBV, Ride, Slowdive, even The Cure will thoroughly enjoy it. Robert Smith features prominently and his opinions on this era of music provides some of the most important sound bytes. I spoke with Eric after the movie. He said he had over three hours of footage of Robert and that he really talked in depth about this music and how The Cure identified with the movement. He also said Robert was very supportive of the film and he is proud to call him a friend now. It will play at festivals over the next couple months. Be sure to see if you can."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Win a 'Friday I'm in Love' single from Secret 7"

From Secret 7" on Facebook: "Well I never! We have surpassed 10,000 likes on here! To say thanks for all your liking we are giving you the chance to own a record from our back catalogue from the past three years. The rules are simple - tell us in the comments to this post which track you'd like and why. We'll pick our favourite comment on Monday evening."
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Reeves plays Nashville Friday & Saturday

From Tim Carroll on Facebook: "Playing at The 5 Spot today, Friday 7/25/14, from 6pm to 8:30pm. With Bones Hillman, Steve Latanation, and Reeves Gabrels in the band. Tomorrow night we will be at The Family Wash at 9:15pm for more of the same!"

Hire The Cure for your next event

According to Business Insider, if you have an extra $500-750,000 laying around, you can hire The Cure to play a show. And I would assume that would include getting to pick the setlist? Starting a Kickstarter right now! :) (Thanks @alex_meehan)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chicago Riot Fest daily lineup

The Cure will play on Sunday, Sept. 14th. Single and 2 day passes now available.

From Riot Fest on Facebook: "Doors at 2pm on Friday, Doors at 11am on Sat/Sun. We'll be done by 10ish each night."

I'm officially in for the Chicago & Denver Riots. So expect Robert to announce stand alone Cure shows any day now, sending our travel plans into total disarray. :)

Why am I going to both Chicago & Denver? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the US Prayer Tour. My Prayer Tour shows were Sept. 15th, 16th, 17th, 1989. My Riot Fest dates are Sept. 14th & 20th. Works out pretty well. So if The Cure want to be that 10th mystery band, and play Disintegration in full at the shows, I'm good with that. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Simon at Mountain Mayhem 24 hour race

More photos from Chris Davies of Simon at Mayhem:

Simon was a member of the Ride For Michael Team, a cause which he strongly supports.

New Lakeshore Gold model of the Spacehawk

BBC Radio 2 Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs

You can vote for 'Boys Don't Cry' in the BBC Radio 2 Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs vote, but only if you're in the UK, or using a proxy to make them think you are.
(Thanks @waswasere and @Stigmurder)