Blog #347, The CULT

WARDEN TRACKS:  The last time I featured these guys (blog #206), I said they “used to be a favourite of mine,” but now that I look back (way back) I can definitively state that they are without a doubt, still one of my all-time fave Rock bands.  I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them in concert many times, and they seem to get better with age.  The nucleus of The CULT, singer Ian Astbury & guitarist Billy Duffy, has been constant throughout the British act’s timeline, and the other constant is a steady stream of seriously wicked albums that spans 30+ years.  Studio album #10 for the band was released two months ago and is another excellent addition to an already stellar discography from one of the most enduring units in the universe of Rock.  The title is “Hidden City,” it features all the retro & crunch & mysticism & swagger that makes The Cult so awesome.  The first release from the set was “HINTERLAND,” hopefully the band will be touring again soon too.
THIS WEEKEND’S LINKS:  EL CLASICO gets numbers that are regularly bigger than the Super Bowl’s (GQ.com)…  GUNS N’ ROSES rocked LA’s Troubadour in reunion tour opener (Diffuser.fm)…  JUNO AWARDS to be handed out Sunday night in Calgary, AB, Canada (JunoAwards.ca)…  MASTERS 2016 without Tiger Woods is still going to be a captivating event (Golf.com)…  PHILADELPHIA is home to the best & worst team(s) in basketball (NYtimes.com)…  STARBUCKS in Toronto to start serving liquor at select locations (TorontoSun.com)
BY THE NUMBERS:  9 Guys on opening day in defense of MLB’s AL East pennant (BlueJays.MLB.com)…  10 Of the most incredible pools in the world (TheLuxuryTravelExpert.com)…  12 Of the “best songs” of the week, according to music writers (Billboard.com)…  19:55 Gone in the second period and the coach challenges a call (NHL.com)…  344 Is the combined age of HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES minus Bruce Witkin, who might actually be a real vampire (NME.com)…  1451 MPH or LA to Sydney in six hours, on the world’s new fastest passenger jet (Maxim.com)
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FUN, FESTIVALS, FOOLERY:  Edmonton Motor Show, April 7-10 at Expo Centre…  Cottage Life & Cabin Show, April 22-24, at Expo Centre…  William HAWRELAK PARK in the beautiful #YEG River Valley (year round)…  World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall…  For an in-depth look at LIVE MUSIC throughout Alberta, go here, and for all sorts of stuff happening in the Edmonton area, go here or here!
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