Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Cure at Toronto Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest & Expo
September 6th, 2014
Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9:00 - 11:00 PM on the Riot Stage

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Fascination Street, alt.end, Play For Today, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, Hot Hot Hot, Wrong Number, The Walk, Lovesong, Mint Car, Push, Inbetween Days, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Bananafishbones, Want, Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

Encore: Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

A million thanks to Olivier at it's a perfect day and Max for all of the updates, photos, and videos tonight. We all appreciate it so much!

Reviews: Examiner / National Post / Property of Zack / Exclaim! / Live In Limbo (with photos) / Thirty Four Flavours / Now Toronto / Huffington Post Canada

Photos: it's a perfect day / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 (Bianca with Roger) - 10 (Robert & Reeves with fans)

Photos from Max: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 (stage setlist)

Videos: Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Pictures of You / Lullaby / Hot Hot Hot / The Walk / Lovesong / Inbetween Days / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 / Doing the Unstuck / Bananafishbones 1 - 2 / Want / One Hundred Years 1 - 2 / Give Me It 1 - 2 / Close To Me - Why Can't I Be You - Boys Don't Cry 

Photo from Olivier. Thanks for confirming no change to the Doctor Who sticker. :)

Photo from Olivier.

Cure Riot Fest merchandise

From Olivier at it's a perfect day. There's also a hat, a bag, and another t-shirt (same design, different colors).

And here's the hat, bag and other shirt. (Thanks @akajoeyjones)

Cure in PSLN magazine

The August issue of PLSN (Projection, Lights, Stage News) magazine has a list of equipment that The Cure are using at their festival shows, and a link to bonus photos at Pro Lighting Space. (Thanks Heron)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Chicago & Denver Riot Fest set times

Chicago set times are out. The Cure get 2 hours & 15 minutes, playing from 7:45 - 10 PM.

Riot Stage
1:45 - 2:15 - Kurt Vile & the Violators
2:55 - 3:35 - Superchunk
4:30 - 5:15 - Tegan and Sara
6:00 - 6:45 - Patti Smith
7:45 - 10:00 - The Cure

Denver set times are out. The Cure get 2 hours & 30 minutes, playing from 9:30 - midnight.

May Farms stage
1:50 - 2:20 - The Bots
3:05 - 3:45 - Dum Dum Girls
4:30 - 5:15 - Lucero
6:00 - 6:45 - Hot Snakes
7:45 - 8:30 - City & Colour
9:30 - midnight - The Cure

Airborne Toxic Event love The Cure

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Help from Toronto?

If you're going to Toronto Riot Fest and wouldn't mind helping me with the live setlist reports, please let me know. Can be done via email, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, text, or whatever works best for you.

This is the only one of the three Riots that I'll have to bother you with this, as I'll be able to do the updates from Chicago & Denver myself. :)

Denver Riot Fest shuttles

From Riot Fest on Facebook: "Need a ride to or from Sports Authority Field at Mile High for Riot Fest? Our friends at Illegal Pete’s have got just the thing for you! Illegal Pete’s is offering shuttle rides to and from the festival each day from 2 of their locations: Denver $10 & Boulder $25 with beer and burrito"

Not really sure why anyone would need this in the city, as Denver has an excellent Light Rail system, with a stop right at Mile High. Still, it's good to have options.

'Fantastic Guitars' out now

From Reeves on Facebook: "Fantastic Guitars' by Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson has been released. We loved making this album; hope you'll enjoy it too.
Available exclusively online via Bill's website. Limited edition CD, worldwide shipping, quick fulfillment.

"Front cover abstract image by Bill Nelson from a Martin Bostock photograph." All rights reserved; full image may be shared on social media to promote the album. Thank you."

Update (07/25/14): From Reeves on Facebook - "Today (Fri) from 5:30-6pm (US Central time) hear 'Fantastic Guitars' on Radio Free Nashville. Streams at -- Bill Nelson & I had fun making this record; please give it a listen."

Update (08/15/14): From Reeves on Facebook - "if you're lucky enough to be near Troy, New York, my friends at Collar City Guitars have a handful in stock."

Update (09/04/14): From Reeves on Facebook - "Released today for digital download: 'Fantastic Guitars' by Reeves Gabrels & Bill Nelson. It's instrumental and we recorded it on real guitars, sitting together in a small room. (No wave forms were chopped in the making of this album.)
I think of it as a series of guitar conversations between friends; Bill calls it "six-string cinema."
Available exclusively via:
Limited edition CDs are also available at the same link."

Toronto Riot Fest map & set times

The set times are out, and The Cure will get 1 hour & 45 minutes. Playing 9 - 10:45 PM on the Riot Stage.

Though listed for only 105 minutes, I wouldn't be surprised if they play for a full 120. Curfew is 11 PM, so you know Robert will use every extra minute he can.

Also, some bad news for those of you hoping to see Thurston Moore in Toronto or Chicago - "Unfortunately, Thurston Moore, will be unable to perform in Toronto or Chicago due to unforeseen visa issues."

Update (09/04/14): As expected, the schedule has been adjusted. The Cure get 10 more minutes. You'll get your full 2 hour set. (Thanks

Win passes to Chicago Riot Fest

Final day to enter this one - Win airfare, hotel accommodations, 3 day VIP passes, and aftershow tickets from Rabbl.

And help me out with this. If you enter my referral code, RF28048, you will double your entry and give me 5 bonus entries. Thanks! Then when you get your code, get your friends and family to enter and use your code.

Thank you so much, Erin, John, Marni, Whitney, Ghn, Crystal, Neil, Grant, Cheryl, Abigayle, Sam, Martina, Nadie, Emma, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Frederick, Tanqueray, Jeff, Aiyana, Bethany, Jesse, Michael, Casey, Fernando, Red, Kelly, Thomas, William, Yuji, Chris, Simon, Andy, Anji, and Summer, for using my code!  You guys are awesome! 

Update (09/03/14): More chances to win from 101 WKQK and AbsolutePunk.

Deal on Toronto Riot Fest passes

TravelZoo currently has 1 day passes for $59, 2 day passes for $99, 1 day VIP for $105, and 2 day VIP for $199.  An additional fee of $13-$24 per ticket will apply. (Thanks Brad).

Direct links if you don't want to sign up with TravelZoo - Saturday passes, Sunday passes, 2 day passes.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Reeves on Players Din Episode 1

"Jeff Brown invites his side musician friends over to his basement to record improvised jam sessions. Episode 1 features Reeves Gabrels on guitar, Travis Vance on bass, Tyson Rogers on keyboard and Jeff Brown on drums."

The Cure on World Cafe 2008

Yesterday's Vintage Cafe on NPR featured The Cure on World Cafe from 2008. Interview and live tracks from the 4Tour show in Philadelphia. Listen here.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Cure in Orange 35mm tonight in Austin

The great Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, TX are showing a 35mm print of 'The Cure in Orange' again at 9:30 tonight.