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McCartney, Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, Elvis Costello, Red Heifer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


REDBONE: "Come and Get Your Love."

PAUL McCARTNEY plays the Grand Central Teminal in NYC, and surprises elevator riders in 30 Rock.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS surprised-released a new EP, Hex of Infinite Binding.

WAXAHATCHEE streams the Great Thunder EP.

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS share "Suspect My Tears."

OKKERVIL RIVER shares "New Blood" and "Skiptracer."


CHARLES BRADLEY: Watch the posthumous video for "I Feel A Change."

WARREN ZEVON has been gone for 15 years: He was as gifted, haunted, and destructive as any musician from his generation.

R.E.M. will release a vast collection of “rare and unreleased” recordings from BBC sessions.

THE BETA BAND: Self-destructive pop saboteurs who did it all wrong in all the right ways.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Rolling Stones' dark, heavy masterpiece "Paint It Black."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Nun easily topped the chart with 53MM, a bit over projections, a sign of the strength of The Conjuring "universe," and -- after last years It -- a sign that horror can score big in September. Crazy Rich Asians places with 13.6MM on a 38 percent drop that is not bad but ends whispers of a 200MM run; even so, a dang fine performance during a fallow period at the cineplex. Peppermint shows with 13.3MM, slightly underwhelming, but probably acceptable against a 25MM budget.  The Meg takes a 6MM bite out of the fourth slot as it approaches 500MM worldwide. Searching rounds out the Top Five with 4.5MM, on track to profitability.

LES MOONVES' tenure at CBS Corp. is expected to end today as new allegations of sexual assault and harassment surface in an investigative report by Ronan Farrow.

OLIVIA MUNN's castmates in The Predator bailed on doing press when she started talking about the sex-offender actor in the movie. So she’s doing interviews without them.

TERRY CREWS settles a lawsuit with the agent he claims groped him at party.

DYLAN McDERMOTT will not face sexual assault charges, due to the statute of limitations.

CARDI B and NICKI MINAJ got into a fight at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party that left Cardi bruised.

DENISE RICHARDS is a married woman.

MAC MILLER, American rapper and music producer, has died aged only 26, of a reported drug overdose. He had just done a lengthy interview with Vulture.

BILL DAILY, the funnyman known for his supporting work on the sitcoms I Dream of Jeannie and The Bob Newhart Show, has died. He was 91.


A RED HEIFER signals the End of Days.

PET LEASING may be banned in New York.

SNAKE in a Desk.

THE SQUIRREL APOCALYPSE: It's a Squirrelmageddon out there.

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B-52s, Richard Thompson, Low, Shannen Moser, Burt Reynolds RIP, Snake   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE B-52s!  The quirky combo from Athens, GA, has had a long and storied career, but we'll stick to the early stuff this weekend.  So, from the self-titled debut, classics "Planet Claire," "Rock Lobster,"  "Lava," and "Dance This Mess Around." And from the sophomore LP, Wild Planet, "Party Out of Bounds," "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho" and "Dirty Back Road."  BONUS: "Song For A Future Generation," because it's the first song I heard them play live. DOUBLE BONUS: "Deadbeat Club," because get off my lawn.

RICHARD THOMPSON advance streams 13 Rivers.

LOW advance streams Double Negative.

SHANNEN MOSER streams I’ll Sing.

HELEN SUNG advance streams Sung With Words.

PRINCE: Hear his piano demo for "17 Days."

TY SEGALL covers the Spencer Davis Group's "I'm A Man."

PETAL covers Tom Petty's "You Got Lucky."

OF MONTREAL backed actor Paul Rudd and actor-director David Wain on Boston's classic "More Than A Feeling."

GUNS N' ROSES gets two hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with National Review Online's Robert VerBruggen. Frankly worth it for the discussion of Buckethead alone.

THE CRANBERRIES' Dolores O'Riordan died in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, according to a UK court inquest.

MITSKI is profiled for NPR's Turning The Tables series.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Percy Sledge's sacred soul text "When A Man Loves A Woman."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include The Nun, which is currently scoring 33 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Peppermint, currently scoring 19 percent; and God Bless The Broken Road, scoring 17 percent.

BURT REYNOLDS, the wryly appealing Hollywood heartthrob who carried on a long love affair with moviegoers even though his performances were often more memorable than the films that contained them, died on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

THE ACADEMY AWARDS will not present the new Oscars category at this year's awards show.

LES MOONVES may get a 100MM golden parachute from CBS.

THE PREDATOR had a scene cut when Olivia Munn discovered she was acting opposite a registered sex offender.

DENISE RICHARDS got engaged to Aaron Phypers.

JULIE BOWEN is one step closer to finalizing her divorce.


A STINGRAY leaves a man in agony, iykwimaittyd.

COWS ON THE LAM fled to a McDonald's drive-thru.

A LION hops into an open-air safari vehicle with tourists.

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Snail Mail, Say Hi, The Hold Steady, Metric, Marissa Nadler, Leopard vs Warthog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ISSAC HAYES croons "Walk On By".

SNAIL MAIL visits KEXP for a session.

SAY HI streams Caterpillar Centipede.

THE HOLD STEADY shares "Confusion In The Marketplace" and "T-Shirt Tux."

METRIC shares “Now or Never Now.

SHARON VAN ETTEN joins MARISSA NADLER for "I Can't Listen To Gene Clark Anymore."


THE LEMON TWIGS play “Small Victories” and “The Fire” for Kimmel.

PAUL SIMON talks to All Songs Considered about his farewell LP.

STEVE PERRY Walked Away From Journey. A Promise Finally Ended His Silence.

HOLE: An oral history of Celebrity Skin.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Mamas And The Papas' incandescent folk-rock jam "Monday, Monday."


VANILLA ICE was on that quarantined Emirates Air flight yesterday, which is kinda like The Strain, iirc.

ASIA ARGENTO's accuser will file a sexual assault claim against her and cooperate with the investigation.

BEN AFFLECK gets to leave rehab to work out.

CAPTAIN MARVEL: Brie Larsen covers Entertainment Weekly (with a mild spoiler).

DOOM PATROL: Timothy Dalton will take on his first series regular part since the end of Showtime's Penny Dreadful two years ago.

TYLER PERRY offered GEOFFREY OWENS a part after the former Cosby Show actor was spotted bagging groceries at Trader Joe's. Owens has agreed to take the job.



A FLORIDA GATOR turns up for school.

A BEAGLE thwarted an attempted kidnapping.

TRASH PANDAS was voted the nickname for Madison's new baseball team.

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Pretenders, XPNFest, Ava Luna, Father John Misty, Semisonic, Bobcat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE GODFATHERS: "Birth, School, Work, Death."  Post-Labor Day, school starting... we got the middle covered.

THE PRETENDERS blow the doors off the the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in September '81.

XPNFEST: Watch Margo Price, Lukas Nelson, Josh Ritter, Blind Boys of Alabama, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more.

AVA LUNA  advance streams Moon 2.

FATHER JOHN MISTY & HAXAN CLOAK cover Link Wray's “Fallin’ Rain.”

SEMISONIC shares the demo for "Closing Time."

THOM YORKE shares  “Suspirium” from the upcoming Suspiria reboot soundtrack.


THE MOUNTAIN GOATS play “The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton” with an actual death metal star, Erik Rutan.

ARETHA FRANKLIN's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful.

JOHN LYDON (a/k/a Johnny Rotten) goes off on UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

MIDNIGHT OIL: 1984 captures the band riding high with their first number one album - but Peter Garrett was on the verge of leaving for politics.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Young Rascal's deathlessly, goofily perfect "Good Lovin'."


ASIA ARGENTO now claims she was sexually assaulted by then-17-year-old Jimmy Bennett.

THE WIZARD OF OZ's stolen ruby slippers were recovered by the FBI.

DEMI LOVATO's dealer will not be arrested or even investigated by the LAPD.

KRISTEN STEWART is perfectly fine keeping things vague when it comes to sexuality.

NATALIE PORTMAN worked with her husband, high-profile ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, to prepare for the dancing in Vox Lux.

SWAMP THING: Len Wiseman (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow) has joined the live-action drama, which is set to debut in 2019 on the forthcoming DC Universe SVOD platform.

HENRY CAVILL will play the lead role in Netflix's upcoming Witcher TV series.


A BABY BOBCAT RESCUE is complicated (First in a series).


ELEPHANT POACHERS are the worst, or close to it.

MORE THAN 100 DOGS Rescued from Puppy Mills Across the Midwest Get a Second Chance in Colorado.

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Ben Folds, Shonen Knife, Meg Meyers, Pups and Cubs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


EARTH WIND & FIRE: The fish, the barrel, the smoking gun.

BEN FOLDS plays New York's Forest Hills Stadium.

SHONEN KNIFE visits Paste.

MEG MYERS stops by World Cafe.


NOEL GALLAGHER & PAUL WELLER play "A Town Called Mallice" and "All You Neeed Is Love" in time for Twofer Tuesday.

PAUL McCARTNEY “saw God” after taking the hallucinogenic drug DMTin the 60s.

U2 onfirmed that Bono has received a clean bill of health from doctors after the band were forced to cut short a show when he lost his voice.

LANA DEL REY pulls out of an Israeli festival after a backlash.

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Conway Savage has died of a brain tumor; he was 58.

THE VILLAGE VOICE will no longer be posting any new stories.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Crazy Rich Asians threepeats atop the holiday chart with 28.3MM as it breaks 100MM domestic. That's a 14 percent increase (and only an 11 percrnt dop over the regular weekend).The Meg places again with another 13.4MM on a rougly 5 percent increase for the holdiay. It's still not a great performer here, but is well over 400MM in total worldwide receipts. Mission: Impossible - Fallout shows with another 9MM as it closes in on Ghost Protocol as second-highest in the series (it will likely beat M:I2's 215MM to become the biggest). Operation Finale debuts in the fourth slot with 7.8MM and seeems like a bad choice to dump it on the Labor Day weekend. Searching rounds out the Top Five with 7.7M, an obviously massive percentage increase as it expanded wide from its showing last weekend as 22nd on the chart.

ARIANA GRANDE gets an apology from the Bishop who groped her at Aretha's funeral.

RONAN FARROW's ex-producer has accused NBC of putting a stop to the Weinstein reporting, saying the order came from “the very highest levels."

DANIEL CRAIG & RACHEL WEISZ welcomed their first child.

McCLANE: The next Die Hard is both prequel and sequel.


LION and TIGER and HYENA and Pups... oh my!

A MAN previously mauled by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake, now attacked by a shark.

A GHOST LOBSTER turned up off the Maine coast.

ANCIENT PARASITIC WASPS ate their hosts from the inside out.

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