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Breeders, Superorganism, Tyler Childers, Arthur Buck, Punk Turtle   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

THE BREEDERS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic.

SUPERORGANISM stopped by The Current.

TYLER CHILDERS plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

ARTHUR BUCK, new collaboration between Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck,shares "I Am the Moment."

 

OKKERVIL RIVER shares a video for "Don't Move Back To LA."

SHRUNKGROUPS: In the future, classic rock bands will melt into one another.

THE "MUSIC OMNIBUS" BILL moving through Congress has songwriters and streaming platforms sitting on the same side of the table.

HI-DEF VINYL LPs could hit stores as early as 2019.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" and the beginning of the Motown era.

 

KEVIN SPACEY: The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a sexual assault case against the actor.

KEVIN SMITH has offered to let Stan Lee live with him.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN is having early contractions and her family is jetting to Cleveland to be by her side and lend support in the wake of the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal.

MARIAH CAREY talks aboout her bipolar disorder.

JESICA BIEL talks about her marriage to Justin Timberlake.

MITZI SHORE, co-founder and ownder of the Comedy Store, died in L.A. Wednesday morning after battling an unknown neurological disorder for years.

 

A PUNK TURTLE that breathes through its genitals is also one of the most endangered.

THE SQUIRREL who Eastered too hard.

GOATS rescued from a bridge beam in over the Mahoning River.

HIGH-PITCHED "DOG SPEAK" to communicate with a dog improves its attention and may help humans socially bond with their pets.

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Anna Burch, Low Cut Connie, Rexmanningday, Neco Case, The Damned, Puppy   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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STEELY DAN turn in a spirited "Reelin' in the Years" on the Midnight Special. IIRC, Don Fagen hates this performance tho.

ANNA BURCH plays the World Cafe.

LOW CUT CONNIE stops by The Current for a chat and mini-set, incl. Prince's "Controversy."

REXMANNINGDAY streams their self-titled debut.

NEKO CASE shares her "Bad Luck."

THE DAMNED gets around to sharing their “Procrastination.”

 

CRAIG FINN joins THE WAR ON DRUGS for a cover of Warren Zevon's "Accidentally Like a Martyr."

YVONNE STAPLES -- best known as the baritone voice of The Staple Singers -- has died at her home in Chicago ... according to Chicago’s Leak & Sons Funeral Homes. 

LEMON JAIL: On the Road with the Replacements.

GUIDED BY VOICES, ranked by Magnet.

ASK AN INDIE VETERAN: What are the best cities to play, and why are hamsters better than rats?

THE NUMBER ONES looks at future sausage king Jimmy Dean's country classic "Big Bad John."

 

T.J. MILLER was arrested by FBI agents over an Amtrak bomb threat he reported back in March.

STAN LEE could use a superhero.

RACHEL McADAMS is a proud new mother of a baby boy, according to a report.

PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE are keeping politics out of their upcoming royal wedding.

AMAL CLOONEY is profiled by Vogue.

ANGELINA JOLIE: Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl.

THE MEG has a goofy trailer online.

 

A PUPPY in Texas was rescued on Friday after getting its tiny head stuck in the wheel of a car.

A MAN RAISED BY WOLVES in a cave for 12 years has admitted that he feels disappointed with human life.

A ROGUE CHINCILLA has the run of the Municipal Bldg in Almond, WI.

BOBCAT vs SNAKE: Who You Got?

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Monday was Helladay, but I have Things on what was slow "news" anyway   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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ROY ORBISON provides vintage performances of "Running Scared" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" for Twofer Tuesday.

JOHN PRINE advance streams The Tree of Forgiveness.

MARGARET GLASPY visited The Current for a chat and mini-set.

THE BETHS stream their Warm Blood EP.

 

TALKING HEADS get over two and one-half hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with WSJ exec editor Matt Murray.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM leaves Fleetwood Mac. Again.  Did you know he wrote a song called "Go Your Own Way?" Because he totally did.

EELS: Mark Oliver Everett talks to Fresh Air about falling apart, bouncing back, and fatherhood.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Dion's "Runaround Sue."

 

GAME OF THRONES just wrapped a 55-day shoot—for one enormous battle scene.

JOHN CUSACK doesn't have high hopes for a High Fidelity TV series.

BILL COSBY was accosted by a topless protester as he walked into court for his sex assault retrial.

WESTWORLD's showrunners talk Shogun World.

THE SIMPSONS responded to complaints about the Apu character, and people are still complaining.

 

WEINER DOG WALK in Manchester.

AN ARCTIC FOX charms a fisherman out of his catch.

A CAT that spent three days stranded in a tree was brought back to earth -- only to flee up another tree.

A SNEAKY SEAGULL was caught on camera swooping down on a shopper's cart in a grocery store parking lot and stealing a package of bacon.

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Decemberists, Sloan, Bettye LaVette, Matthew Sweet, Chimp Rescue   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 09, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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KURT VILE joins YO LA TENGO on a cover of The Cure's "It's Friday, I'm in Love."

THE DECEMBERISTS play the Palace (in St. Paul)!

SLOAN is streaming 12 at Bandcamp.

BETTYE LaVETTE plays a set of Dylan covers on the Mountain Stage.

MATTHEW SWEET shares "I Belong To You."

THE CONNELLS: " '74-'45. " Read more about this Raleigh, North Carolina quintet at Trouser Press.

BILLY BRAGG has been invited by the Bank of England to lecture City financiers about how to build a better society.

DEREK SMALLS (Spinal Tap) shares his hard-fought wisdom with The Guardian.

JOHNNY MARR: A track-by-track tour of Call The Comet.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Ray Charles' eternal "Hit The Road Jack."

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: A Quiet Place shocks its way to the top of the chart with a 50MM debut after recent tracking suggested an opning somewhere in the twenties.  It's powered by same-day sales, so word of mouth must be through the roof.It's already profitable against a 17MM budget.  Ready Player One places with 25MM, on asemi-leggy 40 percent drop, though it's the 294MM from foreign markets that are going to save it against a reported 175MM budget.  Blockers shows with 21.4MM, which probably counts as another upset debut.  Black Panther takes the fourth slot with another 8.4MM -- enough to move past Titanic to become the third-largest all-time domestic grosser (can it reach 700MM before Infinity War opens? Hmm.)  I Can Only Imagine rounds out the Top Five with 8.4MM on a leggy 20 percent drop, even more impressive for a faith-based flick post-Easter.

CHAPPAQUIDDICK, a dissection of the lethal scandal that sunk Sen.Ted Kenedy's ambiitons, is a remarkable indictment, mostly because the screenplay steers away from the more sensationalistic rumors that surrounded the event.  Jason Clarke deftly portrays as Teddy as a weak man who labors under his deserved reputation as the black shhep of the Kennedy clan. But Ed Helms and Jim Gaffigan -- chiefly known for comedic performances -- also shine here in dramatic roles as two of Ted's fixers.  Kata Mara does what she can with the role of the doomed Mary Jo Kopechne -- a smal role in terms of screen time, but one which required her to give a sense of the moral stakes.

ISLE OF DOGS is a Wes Anderson film, so if you like those, you'll like this -- an animated animal tale in the tradition of his adaptation of The Fantastic Mr. Fox.  The ending is a bit of a trainwreck, but the first two and a half acts earn enough goodwill to forgive that.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY has a new trailer online.

MOLLY RINGWALD reconsiders the John Hughes catalog in the MeToo era. It's complicated.

RUSSELL SIMMONS now has Luann de Lesseps (Real Housewives of New York) among his accusers.

JENNIE GARTH's husband David Abrams has filed for divorce after nearly three years of marriage.

BROOKE BURKE is divorcing former Baywatch star David Charvet after 7 years of marriage.

MIRANDA LAMBERT & ANDERSON EAST have called it quits after two years together.

KATE HUDSON and musician boyfriend Danny Fujikawa are expecting their first child together, a girl.

HELEN HUNT is up for a Mad About You reboot.

SUSAN ANSPACH, best known for roles in landmark 1970s films like Five Easy Pieces and Play It Again, Sam, has died in Los Angeles. She was 75.

AN ORPHANED BABY CHIMP makes a friend who changes everything.

A CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE rattled an eagle's nest.

SERVICE DOGS visit Disneyland.

A LARGE LOBSTER may be freed by Facebook.

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James Brown, Derek Smalls, Laura Veirs, Logan Richardson, Mt Goats, Elephants   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

with JAMES BROWN! After Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated on on April 4, 1968, there was widespread turmoil throughout our nation's cities. On the night of April 5th, James Brown brought the city of Boston together and kept the riots at bay.  This is The Night James Brown Saved Boston.

DEREK SMALLS advance streams Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing). HE WROTE THIS.

LAURA VEIRS advance streams The Lookout.

LOGAN RICHARDSON advance streams Blues People.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS tribute compilation, I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas, is streaming now.

THE LA's: "There She Goes." Again.

THE BREEDERS are profiled by Rolling Stone.

MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER:  Ms. Prochet talks to Pitchfork about coming back from a serious health scare.

CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry wonders when the effing dominos are gonna fall on the music business.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Bobby Vee's fascinating life story and at "Take Good Care Of My Baby," his sole chart-topper.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include A Quiet Place, which is currently scoring 97 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Blockers, which is scoring 82 percent; The Miracle Season, scoring 33 percent; and Chappaquiddick, scoring 79 percent. 

BLACK PANTHER will contribute to lifting a 35-year old ban of theatrical screenings in Saudi Arabia. Which is doubly interesting given the parallels bewteen the economies of the Kingdom and Wakanda.

HIGH FIDELITY is coming to TV with a female lead?

SIMON PEGG has responded to speculation that Quentin Tarantino could direct a Star Trek movie, saying that he doubts the project will materialize.

JENNA DEWAN denied various rumors surrounding her split with Channing Tatum.

BRAD PITT: Dating an MIT professor?

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA has shingles. Dude, take your shot.

EMILY BLUNT opens up about stuttering, which afflicted actors from Marilyn Monroe to Bruce Willis.

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Terry Gilliam took 20 years to share this trailer.

A HERD OF ELEPHANTS gathers to help out a newborn baby stuck in the mud...his mom was inexperienced, so his grandmother had to step in to guide the herd.

JENNIFER GARNER is mourning the death of her pet chicken Regina George.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent's life was saved, with an assist from The Office.

PIRANHAS are the new alligators in the sewers.

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