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A New Jesus and Mary Chain Album Is Coming Next Year

The Jesus and Mary Chain, the influential Scottish band founded by brothers Jim and William Reid in 1983, are releasing a new album in 2017. Creation Records,…
Andy Cush / November 16, 2016

‘We’re the Junkie F**king Band!’: Bobby Gillespie on Ten Weird Primal Scream Songs

Over their 30-plus-year career, Scottish rock'n'roll wild bunch Primal Scream have covered more ground than entire scenes' worth of bands. They've dipped into hippie, acid-house utopianism…
Andrew Unterberger / March 17, 2016

The Jesus and Mary Chain Play ‘Psychocandy’ Classics on ‘Carson Daly’

Last Call With Carson Daly took a brief detour last night to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, where the Jesus and Mary Chain recently stopped…
Andrew Unterberger / September 9, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain Celebrate ‘Psychocandy’ Anniversary With ‘Live at Barrowlands’ LP

The Jesus and Mary Chain have been playing some live dates this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic record Psychocandy (one of SPIN's…
Colin Joyce / June 3, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain Say They ‘Will Get It Together’ and Make New Album

The Jesus and Mary Chain appear to be making nice again. A recap: The band broke up in 1999 when brothers Jim and William Reid couldn't…
James Grebey / February 10, 2015

The Jesus and Mary Chain Celebrate ‘Psychocandy’ 30th Anniversary With North American Tour

The Jesus and Mary Chain have announced that they'll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their heralded Psychocandy with a series of concerts. The Scottish band already announced their…
James Grebey / January 26, 2015

Shoepergaze! Jesus and Mary Chain Get an Onstage Assist from a Bloody Valentine

Barcleona's Primavera Sound Festival wrapped up over the weekend, and we've rounded up the 10 Best Things We Saw at the annual showcase, but here's one highlight…
Kyle McGovern / May 28, 2013

Sled Island Festival 2013: Jesus and Mary Chain, Thermals, Swans, Superchunk, and More

The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Thermals, Swans, Explosions in the Sky, OFF!, Thee Oh Sees, and Superchunk are just some of the 250-plus acts…
Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2013

Jesus and Mary Chain Splatter Record Store Day With ‘Psychocandy’ Vinyl Reissue

The Jesus and Mary Chain's essential 1985 debut, Psychocandy, will be reissued in a "paint splatter" vinyl edition for this year's Record Store Day (April…
Kyle McGovern / February 28, 2013

FestWatch: Green Day Top Voodoo Bill, Plus Riot Fest and iTunes Lineups

The spring/summer 2012 festival season is in full swing, and autumn fests are already starting to reveal their lineups. Yesterday, the late-blooming Voodoo Music Experience…
Devon Maloney / May 15, 2012

Jesus and Mary Chain, Roots Will Headline Hopscotch Fest

Raleigh, North Carolina's alt weekly The Independent Weekly has announced the lineup for their third-ever Hopscotch Music Festival, led this year by the Roots and…
Devon Maloney / April 18, 2012

Wall of Sound

Classical composers piled scores of instruments atop each other for centuries, and jazz bandleader Stan Kenton kept the "Wall of Sound" concept alive through the…
Chuck Eddy / April 1, 2011

Gang of Four Cap Off Splendid Saturday at Download 2008

For about 10 hours last Saturday (July 19), more than 20 bands and a handful of stand-up comics performed for several thousand Bay Area music…
Gary Moskowitz / July 21, 2008