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The Replacements, and Friday, as promised by the Gods.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE REPLACEMENTS! The original quartet, opening for X in Mpls in October '83.  Your setlist includes: "I'm In Trouble," "Kids Don't Follow," a lounge version of "F*** School," "Color Me Impressed," and "Sixteen Blue."  BONUS: The A.V. Club's primer to Paul Westerberg and the Replacements.


SOMETHING TO DO advance streams Give Me Attention.

STEVE EARLE covers his late son Justin Townes Earle's "Harlem River Blues."


LANA DEL REY covers George Gershwin's "Summertime."

MIKE CAMPBELL, the legendary Heartbreakers guitarist, talks to Stereogum about working with everyone from Bob Dylan to Stevie Nicks to Don Henley, his memories of Tom Petty, and his new band the Dirty Knobs.

THE POGUES' "Fairytale of New York" is being censored by the BBC, but the band seems okay with it.

THE TOP 15 NEW ORDER SONGS, according to PopMatters.

ELEKTRA RECORDS in the alternative era: an oral history.


BOBBY BROWN JR dies at 28 after experiencing flu-like symptoms.

JENNIFER GREY will retain her Dirty Dancing earnings in her divorce from Clark Gregg.

MICHAEL J. FOX recalls a nightmare meeting with Princess Diana.

VANESSA KIRBY is profiled by Harper's Bazaar.

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING will air on PBS in addition to AppleTV.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY reacts to famous McConaughey impressions.

DAZED AND CONFUSED was a hotbed of horny future stars.


A VET convinces an abused dog to eat.

THE WORLD'S ONLY KNOWN WHITE GIRAFFE gets a tracking device.

FELIS NEGRIPES, an adorable serial killer.

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Thursday, for which the Gods did not give me much prep time.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



BILLY PAUL: "Me and Mrs. Jones." Got a thing going on.

ADRIENNE LENKER played a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

OWEN PALLETT  played a Tiny Desk Concert from Home.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED has Lavender Diamond, A Jay Som-Chastity Belt Collaboration, and More.


ANDY SCHAUF shares "You Slipped Away."

AC/DC on... Morning Edition? OK.

THE TOP 10 BON IVER SONGS, according to Stereogum.

20 UNSUNG MUSIC VIDEOS of the 1980s.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Dionne Warwick-led all-star charity single "That's What Friends Are For."


WONDER WOMAN 1984 is coming to theaters and HBOMax on the same day: Christmas.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: The Snyder Cut will be perhaps 60 percent unseen footage.

MATTHEW McCONNAUGHEY says he'd consider running for governor of Texas.

JENNIFER LOPEZ: Inside a Pop Culture Empire.

ANGELINA JOLIE lost her bid to remove Judge John W. Ouderkirk from overseeing her divorce from estranged husband Brad Pitt.

LORI LAUGHLIN: Weepy on her first day in prison.

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION: David Fincher on His Three-Decade Quest to Bring ‘Mank' to Life.

KURT RUSSELL & GOLDIE HAWN, profiled by the New York Times.


BABY GOATS, waiting to be hugged.

A SMALL OWL, found inside this year's Rockefeller Christmas tree.

SCIENTISTS Used Human Genes to Make Monkey Brains Bigger. Whatcould possibly go wrong?

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Wednesday, about which the Gods were indifferent.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MARTI JONES & TIM LEE (The Windbreakers) cover The dB's classic, "Neverland." With Beatle Bob cameo.

DEHD plays for World Cafe.

JOSH RITTER visited The Current.

PETER, BJORN AND JOHN share a "Season of Defiance."

SPANDAU BALLET covered Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer"?


ELVIS COSTELLO talks to American Songwriter.

EELS' Mark Oliver Everett on Fatherhood, the Multiverse and Earth to Dora.

MOJO's Top 75 Albums of 2020.

DOLLY PARTON partly funded Moderna's Covid vaccine research.

THE NUMBER ONES Bonus Tracks looks at the Kingsmen's beautifully sloppy 1963 garage-rock standard "Louie Louie," a #No.  hit with a long and twisty history.


HARVEY WEINSTEIN probably has coivd.

RUSSELL SIMMONS has been awarded a victory in a lawsuit brought against him by a Jane Doe, who alleged that the rap mogul sexually assaulted her in 1988.  The suit ran afoul of the statute of limitations.

SPIKE LEE's s next project will be a movie musical about the origin story of Viagra, Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug.

MICHAEL B. JORDAN is PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive 2020.

GEORGE CLOONEY, on gifting 14 of his closest friends a million dollars.

QUENTIN TARANTINO has signed a two book deal with HarperCollins, one fiction, one not.

CONAN O'BRIEN is ending his run as a late-night talk show host after nearly three decades. But he'll have something on HBOMax.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: The Snyder Cut has another trailer.

THE GODFATHER, PART III, re-edited as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, has a trailer online.


GLENN was no ordinary cat.

WHEN YOU SEE YOUR EX and try to play it cool.

A BEAVER struggles to place a stick in the foyer, eventually prevails.

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Tuesday, which the Gods totally did not see coming.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SMITHEREENS: Pat DiNizio sings "In a Lonely Place" with Suzanne Vega and "Blue Period" with Belinda Carlisle. A duo of duets for Twofer Tuesday.

MICHAEL KIWANUKA plays a Tiny Desk Concert from home.

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS play the Indie Rock Hit Parade.

BLEACHERS return with two new songs, "chinatown (ft. Bruce Springsteen)" and "45."

BILL CALLHAN & WILL OLDHAM (and Bill McKay) cover Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues."


MORRISSEY has been dropped by his label BMG Records, reportedly for political reasons.

EDDIE VAN HALEN had stage IV lung cancer and a brain tumor. He had been considering touring with all the VH vocalists.

TOWER RECORDS returns... online.

THE TOP 40 NEW BANDS of 2020, according to Stereogum.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Lionel Richie's final chart-topper, the sentimentally surreal Oscar-winning ballad "Say You, Say Me."


TAYLOR SWIFT's masters were sold by Scooter Braun to a private equity company.

SINBAD is recovering from a stroke.

LENA DUNHAM  opened up about her struggle to have biological kids.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO forced chhanges in the script for Killers of the Flower Moon, which may be why Paramount sold Scorsese's project to AppleTV.

BAD BOYS, but starring Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey.  Sh*t just got unreal.

RYAN REYNOLDS & ROB McELHENNEY are indeed buying a soccer club, in an innovative way.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN is cool with people watching his movies on their phones?


THE SEAL hops back aboard when an Orca turns up, as one does.

THE DOG needs fluffy pillows. Get on it.

A SACRED WHITE SPIRIT MOOSE was shot by poachers in Canada.

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Monday, as the Gods foretold.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


IKE & TINA TURNER: "River Deep, Mountain High," live and de-Spectorized.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Lambchop, Marika Hackman, The Bats, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Chilly Gonzalez (ft Feist and Jarvis Cocker), Le Volume Courbe, Whitney K, and more.

THE AVETT BROS play for World Cafe.


DJANGO DJANGO returns with "Glowing in the Dark."

JOAN JETT: I blame Robert Plant for my (only) arrest.

WIN BUTLER talks to Stereogum about Bowie, SNL, Spike Jonze, and more.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mr. Mister's supremely mid-'80s synth-rock howl "Broken Wings."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE?  Freaky debuts atop the chart with 3.7MM, about par for pandemic releases.  Let Him Go places with 1.8MM on a 55 percent drop.  War With Grandpa shows with 1.3MM on a 12 percent drop.


OLIVIA WILDE & JASON SUDEIKIS have split, ending their engagement after seven yearsand two children.

RICK MORANIS: Police on Saturday arrested a homeless, violent ex-con and charged him with randomly slugging the actor last month on the Upper West Side.

VINCE VAUGHN and his choices are profiled by the Los Angeles Times.

DAVID FINCHER critiques Joker, cancel culture, and more.

HERMAN MANCKIEWICZ, PAULINE KAEL, and the Battle Over "Citizen Kane."


A GOOD BOY was rescued from a wall amid the massive floods in Mexico.

CENTRAL PARK has a new celebrity owl.

A SHELTER DOG with a 3-pound tumor gets new life after surgery.

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