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The Shacks, Okkervil River, Low, All Songs, MPR Raccoon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."  Because it's summer. Plus, cowbell.

THE SHACKS play a full set of retro-rock at WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio.

OKKERVIL RIVER stops by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

LOW drops three new videos ahead of Double Negative.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features new tracks from M Ward, Sorry, Culture Abuse and more.

EELS cover Prince's "Raspberry Beret."


THE ESSEX GREEN shares a video for "Don’t Leave It In Our Hands."

WILLIE NELSON stops for a chat at World Cafe.

WEEZER's cover of Toto's "Africa" is their biggest hit in a decade.

THE 20 BEST LPs of 2018 (So Far), according to Paste.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at "She Loves You," the second Beatles song to blitz the American charts.


ROSE MacGOWAN was indicted for felony cocaine possession.

ALEC BALDWIN says he could "1000 percent" beat Pres. Trump. in 2020.

MARK HAMILL & STAN LEE join the voice cast of the forthcoming Marvel TV series Avengers: Black Panther's Quest.

INFINITY WAR becomes the fourth film ever to cross 2 Billion at the box office.

INCREDIBLES 2: How director Brad Bird and producers Nicole Grindle and John Walker steered through complete chaos.

BODIE MILLER's 19-month-old daughter died Monday after a tragic drowning accident.


THE MPR RACCOON is scaling the UBS Tower in St. Paul.

A GATOR halts a plane on an Orlando runway.

REVEALED: The sexiest cow in Britain.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT hits the Magic Kingdom.

WANDERING CATERPILLARS make for a slippery road.

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Father John Misty, Beck, Jorja Smith, Flasher, St. Bernard   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CARS relesaed "Candy-O" this week in 1979. Add "The Dangerous Type" for Twofer Tuesday.

FATHER JOHN MISTY, Live at Northside 2018.

BECK, Live at Northside 2018.

JORJA SMITH plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

FLASHER streams Constant Image.


SPIRITUALIZED shares a video for their new song, "I'm Your Man."

DAVID BOWIE: Signature examines the literary influences on Space Oddity. (Thx, LHB.)

JOHNNY MARR, on his new album, avoiding political pronouncements, and his long marriage to Angie.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and the beginning of the Beatles era.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN, on NYC's music scene in 1977.


BACK TO THE FUTURE 4 definitely isn’t happening.


PAUL McCARTNEY treated James Corden to the ultimate Magical Mystery Tour of Liverpool on Saturday.

JADA PINKETT SMITH talks candidly about sex.

INFINITY WAR: Directors Joe and Anthony Russo respond to the most common complaint.

NETFLIX: Inside the Binge Factory.

THE 50 GREATEST COMEDIES of the 21st Century, according to Rolling Stone.


DON'T JUMP! A 180-pound St. Bernard is rescued from Spring Lake Park rooftop.

IT'S ME OR THE DOGS! The wife chose the dogs.

GATORLAND: Just the spot for a marriage proposal.

POLICE RESCUED A PIG near a New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts and then nicknamed him "Pork Roll."

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M Ward, Pllush, Wonder Years, Robert Finley, Microdisney, Deer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LaBELLE: "Lady Marmalade." I coulda used a little more cowbell.

M WARD surprise releases What a Wonderful Industry.

PLLUSH streams Stranger To The Pain.

THE WONDER YEARS plays a Key Studio Session.

ROBERT FINLEY plays the World Cafe.

MICRODISNEY reunites in Dublin after 30 years.


NEKO CASE brings her "Bad Luck" to Conan.

LED ZEPPELIN REUNITES... for a book on their 50th anniversary.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN was a music lover, especially Punk.

FLEET FOXES frontman Robin Pecknold has opened up about struggles with suicidal thoughts and his mental health.

FLEETWOOD MAC's Danny Kirwan, who played on five albums, has died at 68.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Ocean's 8 tops the chart with 41.5MM, which is the highest debut of the franchise (before adjusting for inflation,anyway).  Solo places with 15.2MM on a 48 percent drop; there's a good chance this will top out with about as much as people recently thought it would make in its opening weekend. Deadpool 2 shows with 13.7MM on a 41 percent drop; that's lagging the original enough that a third installment can take a little time getting to the cineplex.  Hereditary debuts in the fourth slot with 13M... but despite near universal acclaim on Rotten Tomatoes, it has a D+ CinemaScore, which suggests this craters next weekend. Avengers: Infinity War rounds out the Top Five with another 6.8MM and will probably leave the big screen as the fourth-biggest grosser of all time.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN, whose darkly funny memoir about life in New York City restaurant kitchens made him a celebrity chef and touched off his second career as a journalist, food expert and social activist, was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France. He was 61. Asia Argento released a statement regarding Bourdain on Twitter.

VINCE VAUGHN was busted for DWI and resisting arrest.

JOHN LASSETER, Pixar co-founder, will exit as Disney Animation chief following (ahem) 'missteps.'

GEORGE TAKEI's accuser has changed his story.

FIRST MAN, starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, has a trailer online.

SERENITY (not the Firefly related movie),reuniting McConnaughey and Hathaway, has a trailer online.

AL PACINO & JAMES MARSDEN join Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.


A BABY DEER is rescued from a groundhog hole.

SASHA SAVES THE DAY:  A Stockton woman credits her pit bull with saving her and her baby’s lives after the dog woke them up when the house caught fire.

AVOCADO SQUIRREL is the new Pizza Rat.

AN ORANGUTAN tries to fight off an excavator.

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The Knack, Arthur Buck, Welles, Marisa Anderson, Prince, Interpol, Gator   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 08, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE KNACK!  That's alright, I won't tell anyone they're a guilty pleasure of yours. Live at Carnegie Hall in 1979, your setlist includes: "The Hard Way," "She's So Selfish," "Rave Up," "Oh Tara," "Your Number Or Your Name," "Not Fade Away," "My Sharona," "Let me Out," "It's You," "Hold On Tight," "Heartbeat," "A Hard Day's Night," "Good Girls Don't," "Frustrated," "End Of The Game," and "C'Mon Everybody."

ARTHUR BUCK: Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck stream a self-titled debut.

WELLES advance streams Red Trees And White Trashes.

MARISA ANDERSON advance streams Cloud Corner.

PRINCE's estate shares "Mary Don't You Weep" ahead of Piano & A Microphone, 1983.

INTERPOL shares "The Rover."

DEE-LITE finds that "Groove Is In the Heart," with a little help from Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip.

THE CURE: Robert Smith talks about the upcoming LP, his past rivalry with Duran Duran and Morrissey, and more.

SPOON talks about possibly making an earthier new LP for darker times.

COURTNEY BARNETT talks about getting a little more earnest on her new LP.  (Thx, LHB.)

EDDY CLEARWATER,  a Mississippi-born Chicago bluesman who billed himself as “The Chief” and often performed in a feathered headdress, died on Friday at his home in Skokie, Ill. He was 83.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Ocean's 8, which is currently scoring 75 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Hotel Artemis, which is scoring 70 percent; and Hereditary, scoring 95 percent.

OPERATION FINALE, a Nazi hunt starring Oscar Issac and Ben Kingsley, has a trailer online.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II & MEGHAN MARKLE are taking a train trip.

JOHNNY DEPP is doing just fine despite fans’ concerns over his recent weight loss.

ROSS & RACHEL are not on a break.

AN ALLIGATOR knocks out a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officer after being captured.

AN ANGRY PET OWNER chases after a dog thief until he flips his van before fighting him with a machete.

A TEXAS MAN decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.

A WHALE WHISPERER has been accused of defrauding investors with technology he claimed would affect the physics of oil using soundwaves.

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Courtney Barnett, Franz Ferdinand, Trouble Funk, Jason Isbell, Gator   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DOBIE GRAY is in with "The In Crowd."

COURTNEY BARNETT stops by World Cafe for a chat and some live music.

FRANZ FERDINAND stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic.

TROUBLE FUNK squeezed a dozen members in for a Tiny Desk Concert.

JASON ISBELL shares two previously unreleased tracks from 2007.

STARS shares "One Day Left."

LATE BLOOMER shares "Listen."


THE CARS debuted 40 years ago this week; Stereogum has your covers.

NEKO CASE talks to Rolling Stone about her house fire, MeToo, and more.

GARBAGE: Shirley Manson discusses her favorite albums at The Quietus.

THE BEST LPs OF 2018 (So Far), according to Stereogum.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Dale & Grace's "I'm Leaving It Up To You," the song that was No. 1 when John F. Kennedy was killed.


A STAR IS BORN drops a trailer with Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and David Chappelle.

KATE SPADE's husband addressed his late wife's depression and treatment, the status of their marriage, and their lives as long-time collaborators.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is dating art gallery director Cooke Maroney.

BRENDAN FRASER says the HFPA denied his sex harassment claim.

KRISTEN STEWART & ROBERT PATTINSON crossed paths at a recent party.

QUENTIN TARANTINO's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Adds Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, and more.

MAVERICK: Val Kilmer reuniting with Tom Cruise for Top Gun 2.

WILLY WONKA: The WB has begun putting together a shortlist of stars for the titular role, and Collider hears it's led by Ryan Gosling, Donald Glover and Ezra Miller.


SERENITY: A 15th anniversary tribute video from Zoic, the show's vfx studio.

JERRY MAREN, who danced into pop culture in 1939 as the tartan-costumed, candy-toting Munchkin leader of the Lollipop Guild in <span class="css-1g7m0tk">The Wizard of Oz,</span> a role that overshadowed a lifetime of quiet offscreen work to bring dignity to dwarfs, died on May 24 in San Diego. He was 98.


AN ALLIGATOR with an eye for exterior decorating?

A RELAXED BEAR sits at a backyard picnic table like a human as he watches the world go by.

A LEECH is pulled out from a man's nostril.

THEY RAISED A BUTTERFLY.  Their dog had other thoughts.

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