Tag Archives: Blondie

Mike Ness, Glen Matlock & more played ‘L.A.M.F.’ tributes in NYC (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers‘ classic (and only) LP, 1977’s L.A.M.F. and to celebrate Heartbreakers member Walter Lure and Clem Burke of Blondie are playing some tribute shows

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Torres, Lenny Kaye, Kevin Devine & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 8

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As in years past, 25 hand-picked musicians will gather early that Saturday morning, put their names in a hat which will then be drawn to form “bands” who then must write songs, rehearse and perform them that night.

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‘L.A.M.F’ tribute happening with members of Blondie, Social Distortion & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like last year, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers’ ‘L.A.M.F.’ is getting high-profile tribute shows, this time in NYC and LA.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Blondie and Garbage at The Mann, Hurry at Everybody Hits, Amanda X at Ortlieb’s

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Blondie and Garbage at The Mann, Hurry at Everybody Hits, Amanda X at Ortlieb’s

Blondie | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

It’s a double header of still-vital rock and roll pioneers at The Mann Center tonight with Blondie and Garbage. In the 70s and early 80s, Debbie Harry and her bandmates bridged downtown New York punk rock with the dance-driven international New Wave scene, and wrote a massive amount of hits in the process; in the 90s, Shirley Manson brought a bold dose of glam and pop sensibilities to the dreary grunge landscape. Thing is, neither band is resting on its laurels or going through the nostalgia motions. Blondie and ...

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Shirley Manson: “The Role of the Artist is More Important Than Ever.”

Source: Jump Philly

Garbage, the 90s hit-making group, will take the stage tonight at The Mann Center with Blondie, the legendary rock/punk/new wave band. So, we caught up with Garbage’s lead singer, Shirley Manson, and talked about the role of the artist in the bizarre world we live in today, and why Garbage won’t make shiny, happy music. […]Shirley Manson: “The Role of the Artist is More Important Than Ever.”

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Win tickets to Blondie and Garbage at the Mann Center!

Source: Rock On Philly

Legends Blondie and Garbage have teamed up for The Rage and Rapture Tour that is rockin’ Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts this Wednesday, August 2.

Want to go? We’ve got tickets to give away to a few lucky fans.

You can enter in two ways:

  1. Comment below with your favorite Blondie or Garbage Song.
  2. Tag a friend you want to bring in our Instagram post for the giveaway here.

This contest is open from now until Monday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Good luck!

In the meantime check out Blondie’s new song “Gravity.”

 

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NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list).

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The Flesh Eaters reuniting for 2018 tour; John Doe playing 3 NYC-area shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

John Doe is currently on the road with his X partner in crime, Exene Cervenka, opening a few dates on the Blondie/Garbage tour but will play three solo shows in the NYC area in August…

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Blondie, Garbage and Sky Ferreira played the Hollywood Bowl (review, pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A stacked triple bill bridging three generations of great performers lit up Sunday night in Los Angeles. Blondie and Garbage brought the early leg of their Rage and Rapture tour to the Hollywood Bowl, where they were joined by pop singer (and burgeoning actor) Sky Ferreira.

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Marvel paying tribute to Nirvana, The Clash & more in Rock Variants comic series

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Marvel Comics has been paying tribute to classic rap albums for the last couple years with their Hip Hop Variants covers series, that mashed up Dr. Strange with Dr Dre, Spider-Man with 2 Pac, RZA with Nick Fury, and more. They’re doing again but this time with a few classic rock albums…

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pics from the 2017 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade started off with some rain, but still brought 3000 revelers ready to let their freak flag fly. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie presided over this year’s festivities as Queen Mermaid and King Neptune.

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Live Nation reportedly offering refunds to UK concerts in aftermath of Manchester attack

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Following the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester outside an Ariana Grande concert, the idea of going to big arena shows has become a scary thought for some…

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Shirley Manson, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan & more feature on ‘American Gods’ soundtrack (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Shirley Manson of Garbage, Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Mark Lanegan all feature on the official soundtrack of American Gods, Bryan Fuller’s ambitious, phantasmagoric television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel…

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NonCOMM Recap: Blondie reinvent cool pop again with Pollinator

Source: The Key (WXPN)

NonCOMM Recap: Blondie reinvent cool pop again with Pollinator

Blondie | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

You would think the highlight of a Blondie set would be the flawless performances of classic hits like “One Way or Another,” “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” “Dreaming,” and the rap-filled “Rapture,” all of which we heard during tonight’s NonCOMM set and all of which were real treats. But to be honest, the band’s new album Pollinator, released May 5th, is so good that it’s those songs, bridging disco, pop and darker rock, that had the crowd in the palm of Blondie’s hand.

The first Pollinator song Harry and ...

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New Music Releases: Imagine Dragons, LCD Soundsystem, Blondie, POND, and More Release New Tunes

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Ruby Mora

¡Feliz de Cinco de Mayo! The 5th of May is a joyous celebration of Mexican-American identity and the battle of Pueblo. Not only that, it has landed on a Friday, which should really be a holiday of a day to be honest. Go forth and listen to our picks for new tunes!

New Singles to Jam To 

Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”

If there was a song that totally fit the bill of “jam to” I would definitely have to go with Imagine Dragon’s latest track released earlier this week. It’s catchy and bumpy with a ...

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Listen to Blondie’s new B-side, “The Breaks”

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Listen to Blondie’s new B-side, “The Breaks”

Blondie | courtesy of the artist | photo by Alexander Thompson

New wave icons Blondie have been releasing a slew of new tracks in preparation of their upcoming album, Pollinator. Set for a May 5th release date, the upbeat tracks “Long Time” and “Fun” had us dreaming of summer and dancing without a care.

The band also just released a new track titled, “The Breaks,” which takes on a more slowed-down, melancholy persona than the previous releases. Absent from the Pollinator tracklist, “The Breaks” serves as the B-side to an exclusive “Long Time” 7.”

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Wowzers! Check out the 2017 NON-COMMvention performance lineup

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Wowzers! Check out the 2017 NON-COMMvention performance lineup

Photo by John Vettese

WXPN’s NON-COMMvention, the station’s annual music-industry centered conference, announced their nightly performance roster for their 17th iteration. Apart from becoming a hub for the industries’ best, the conference always brings some damn good performers. Brace yourselves: This three-day event is jam-packed with performances from The Pixies, Blondie, Real Estate, PWR BTTM, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Districts, and a whole lot more.

Check out the full day-by-day lineup below. Tickets to these performances are only open to XPN Members, so head over to the pledge page to become ...

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Listen to Blondie’s newest 80s summer anthem “Long Time”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Listen to Blondie’s newest 80s summer anthem “Long Time”

Blondie | courtesy of the artist | photo by Alexander Thompson

80’s trailblazers Blondie are still churning out those saccharine pop hits, this time with the callback “Long Time,” the third track released off the band’s upcoming record Pollinator.

While the tune knowingly picks and pulls from the band’s 1979 anthem “Heart of Glass,” the band manages to push out a sound just as crisp as any modern pop hit, swirling with the necessary Beverly Hills Cop-esque synths and prancing percussion. Debbie Harry’s iconic vocal style keeps the tracks lyrical content from getting too real, creating a top-down jam to ...

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

1961 – The Temptations (then known as the Elgins) audition for Motown Records.

 

1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds, complaining that the band is becoming too commercial.

 

1966 – Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to work as a solo artist.

 

1976 – The Jackson 5 move from Motown to Epic Records and change their name to the Jacksons.

 

1977 – Iggy Pop begins a North American tour with David Bowie on keyboards and backing vocals, and Blondie as the opening act.

 

1988 – Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” hits #1 in the US. ...

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Just Announced: Blondie and Garbage team up at The Mann this summer

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Just Announced: Blondie and Garbage team up at The Mann this summer

Blondie | photo via Facebook

Here’s a doubleheader blast from the past! Legendary outfits Blondie and Garbage are joining forces for a summer fling dubbed The Rage and Rapture Tour, and today they’ve announced an August 2nd date at The Mann. Debbie and Shirley will be touring behind new records with their respective bands, the former with the also-just-announced Pollinator (out May 5th) and the latter with last year’s triumphant Strange Little Birds return.

Tickets for The Rage and Rapture Tour go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. and will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar ...

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