Monday Music News Jun24

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THE STONE ROSES are the subject of Shane Meadows’ new documentary Made of Stone, a very behind-the-scenes film that showcases archive and current footage of the Brit indie rockers, and that tracks their story all the way from the Manchester indie scene in the late ’80s to their 2011 return to the world stage. Ian Brown and The Stone Roses, of course, are cited by many Brit bands, most notably Oasis/Noel Gallagher/Beady Eye, as one of the most influential Brit bands of all time. The film is available for viewing now across the UK and Ireland, with international release dates expected soon.

RADIOHEAD are now set to regroup at the end of this summer, after a working-musical vacation of sorts in which the bandmates are jaunting about doing other side projects, most notably singer Thom Yorke with his “other” band, Atoms for Peace, which also features uber-producer Nigel Godrich and drummer Joey Waronker.

LONDON’S OLYMPIC PARK will welcome Marcus Mumford and his band, Mumford and Sons, for what will be the band’s biggest headlining show to date on July 6. The first big concert event to take place on the revamped Olympics site will also features sets from Bear’s Den, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Vampire Weekend, and Ben Howard.

PYXIS POINTS | Keep your ears open for a collaborative single, called “Tiff,” that features Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon collaborating with Polica, in which Vernon trades vocals with Polica’s Channy Leaneagh | Rogue Wave are on tour in North America this month and next in support of their latest album, Nightingale Floors, with stops booked in Chicago (6.27), Vancouver (7.16), Seattle (7.17), and Los Angeles (7.20), among other stops. Cavemen and Hey, Marseilles will support | And Aussie singer-songwriter Paul Kelly (best known for his work with The Messengers) is dropping a new “song cycle” album called Spring and Fall that follows a romantic relationship from beginning to end.  – Kristi Kates