British rag Q magazine is celebrating its quarter century in style. To commemorate the joyous occasion, the publication will be releasing a tribute to U2’s massive album celebrating a 20 year anniversary, “Achtung Baby,” that will include the Fray rubbing elbows with Nine Inch Nails and the Killers, to name a few. It makes sense because the Fray opened up for U2 most recently on their last tour (check out Reverb’s coverage of the biggest show of 2011 here) and the two sparked a kinship of sorts. You can score a copy on Halloween over here. I wholeheartedly regret not catching U2 on the Zooropa tour with Public Enemy and the Sugar Cubes in tow making phone calls to George H. W. Bush in front of a massive audience.
01. Nine Inch Nails – “Zoo Station”
02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – “Even Better Than The Real Thing”
03. Damien Rice – “One”
04. Patti Smith – “Until The End Of The World”
05. Garbage – “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
06. Depeche Mode – “So Cruel”
07. Snow Patrol – “Mysterious Ways”
08. The Fray – “Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World”
09. Gavin Friday – “The Fly”
10. The Killers – “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)”
11. Glasvegas – “Acrobat”
12. Jack White – “Love Is Blindness”
For fans looking for new original material, you’re in luck. You can listen to the Fray’s new single, “Heartbeat,” from the band’s forthcoming album, “Scars & Stories,” to be released February 2012.
Wheelchair Sports Camp gets a Kickstart to CMJ
Things were looking a little grim for Wheelchair Sports Camp as CMJ approaches next week. It was quite possible that the excursion out East wasn’t going to happen, but WSC did what any other band trying to raise some funds in a pinch does; they started a Kickstarter page. Congrats on hitting your goal and have fun in NYC, WSC!. If you still want to contribute to the cause, you can do so by going over here. Speaking of CMJ and NYC, if you happen to find yourselves in NYC, say, around October 22, join us at the Reverb CMJ 2011 Party at Fontana’s in NYC’s Lower East Side. RSVP for the party via Facebook.
Watch Accordion Crimes cover Shellac + new album deets
Accordion Crimes recently played the Brass Tree Session a couple of weeks ago, but most notably, covered Shellac’s pulverizing track, “Song of the Minerals.” Be on the lookout for their forthcoming release, “Songs to Drive Wives Away,” to be released in November according to their website. Photo via Julio Enriquez.
KGNU kicks off pledge drive at City, O’ City with Nathaniel Rateliff
Now you guys have another reason to hit up City, O’ City, besides the quality food. KGNU will debut “City, O’ Series,” a new three month broadcast series from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. to support the KGNU Fall Fund Drive. The first episode will have Nathaniel Rateliff playing a small set on the first night of the series. If you missed Nathaniel’s Mile Marker with Reverb, check out some pictures here and listen to the session below.
#OccupyDenver gets a hand from Lupe Fiasco
The first taste of fall came barreling through Colorado this past weekend and much aid was needed down at #OccupyDenver. Twitter helped facilitate a seamless gesture by none other than Mr. Lupe Fiasco in the form of supplies and a tent, according to @StandUpDenver ‘s Twitter account. If you missed Reverb’s coverage of Lupe’s show at the Ogden this past weekend, you can check it here.
Listen to the Lumineers’ Daytrotter session
Reverb told you about the Lumineers stopping by Daytrotter to record a session a couple of weeks ago. Look as though the sesh has been released and you can listen/download the magic over here. The unfortunate theft of their instruments from their tour van in Los Angeles on their last tour cost them some heavy coin, however, due to the generosity of their adoring fans, it appears that they’ve hit 99% of their goal according to the group’s website.
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.