The Cure – “Burn”

I’m old enough to remember seeing the original The Crow in theatres – a cool movie, but not a good movie – and also the ubiquity of the soundtrack, which opened with what I think is now regarded as one of The Cure’s greatest non-album tracks, “Burn”. It’s the 30th anniversary of the film – […]

The Cure, live at Primavera Sound, Buenos Aires – November 2023 and São Paolo – December 2023

Last year, The Cure managed the remarkable feat of staging a world tour in support of an album that hadn’t been and still hasn’t been released. It wrapped in South America with an itinerary that included headlining slots at four Primavera Sound festivals, including Buenos Aires, Argentina in late November and São Paolo, Brazil in […]

The Cure – “A Forest”

A little retroactive housekeeping today, the day I finally cross The Cure off my live bucket list. I’ve done a couple posts focusing on their Seventeen Seconds classic “A Forest”, but both have some notable content omissions I’m rectifying now. One of my earliest posts was a live clip from 1981 of the band playing […]

The Cure – “In Between Days”

Quite a rollercoaster week last week for North American Cure fans. First, there was the excitement around the announcement of their tour this Summer for their forthcoming Songs Of A Lost World. That gave way to confusion when the ticketing was announced to be following the TicketMaster “Verified Fans” model, and turned into anger when […]

Siouxsie / Finale

After well over a decade of well-earned retirement, Siouxsie Sioux has announced her return to the stage this year with a smattering of shows in Europe and the US, her first live appearances since participating in Yoko Ono’s Meltdown fest in 2013. Her last proper tour was in support of her first – and last, […]

The Cure / Play Out

I said last week that I was working on a Cure post to coincide with the 30th anniversary reissue of Wish… well this is not that. I haven’t had a chance to touch it – and probably won’t for a bit – so I will say thanks to the band for bailing me out by […]

The Cure – “High”

I had something I was working on to coincide with today’s release – finally! – of the deluxe reissue of The Cure’s Wish, but as long as they’ve taken to get it out apparently wasn’t quite long enough for me to finish. So, as a little stopgap while I get that done, here’s the video […]