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Breeders, Field Music, Durand Jones, Pixies, Puppy   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK: "Incense and Peppermints" plus "Tomorrow" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE BREEDERS play a Tiny Desk Concert.

FIELD MUSIC plays the World Cafe.

DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS stop by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

GANG OF FOUR shares "Ivanka (Things You Can't Have)."


MEDIA JEWELER have an on-point video for "Hula Hoop."

THE PIXIES get over two hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with USA Today's Christian Schneider.

THE TOP 30 DREAM POP ALBUMS, according to Pitchfork, with an introduction by Dean Wareham.

JESUS JONES: How we made "Right Here, Right Now."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Gene Chandler's doo-wop classic "Duke Of Earl."


HARRY ANDERSON, of Cheers, Night Court, and Dave's World, died Monday morning in Asheville, N.C.. He was 65.

KENDRICK LAMAR won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, the first time in the prize's history that it has been given to an artist outside of the classical or jazz community.

DANNY BOYLE & RICHARD CURTIS are planning a film set in a world where The Beatles never existed.

TRUE THOMPSON: That's Khloe Kardashian's kid.

JOHN CENA and Nikki Bella have called it quits after six years -- and just weeks before they were set to tie the knot.

THE WEEKND & BELLA HADID: Together again?

JOHN STAMOS is a dad.


AN ORPHAN PUPPY rescues a depresed Mama Dog.

FISHERMEN reel in a 10-foot shortfin mako shark.

MICE bogart 1200 lbs of weed from the cops. Oh sure.

A SNAKE attempts to eat eight chicken eggs. Attempts.

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Courtney Marie Andrews, Kyle Craft, Laura Veirs, Gorilla   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CHRISSIE HYNDE joined ARCADE FIRE for the Pretenders' "Don't Get Me Wrong" in London.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS plays the World Cafe.

KYLE CRAFT plays the World Cafe.

LAURA VEIRS plays the World Cafe.

"DON'T FEAR THE REAPER," as a surf instrumental.


TOM PETTY talks Evlis Presley for a new HBO documentary.

HUEY LEWIS and The News is canceling all its future performances because Lewis has suffered serious damage to his hearing.

SISTER ROSETTA THORPE joins the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

MARK KNOPFLER skips Dire Straits' Hall of Fame induction.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Rampage tops the chart with 34.5MM...but that's kinda weak against a 120MM budget (even though overseas grosses are doing well).  The real story may be that A Quiet Place places with 32.6MM on a leggy (esp for this genre) 35 percent drop; for part of the weekend, it seemed as though it might beat The Rock (one wonders if Rampage is getting some creative accounting in its estmates).  John Krasinski's third film closes in on 100MM after 2 weekends against a 17MM budget.  Truth or Dare shows with 19MM against a 3.5MM budget -- and in its own way, this showing makes A Quiet Place's hold all the more impressive. Ready Player One drops to the fourth slot with 11.2MM on a 55 percent drop; Spielberg can be thankful that foreign markets are soaking in nostalgia for a 1980s many of these countries never experienced in the first place.  Blockers rounds out the Top Five with 10.3MM on a 50 percent drop and will likely make a tdy profit befoe becoming a candidate for cult status (if there is such a thing in the internet era).

MILOS FORMAN, a filmmaker who challenged Hollywood with his subversive touch, and won the Oscar for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, died on Friday. He was 86. "He was the Czech new wave émigré who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood and made its sly comic strategies and humanist passion flower in dozens of different ways."

R. LEE ERMEY, a Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has died at 74.

SAG-AFTRA a union that represents actors, is calling for an end to auditions in private hotel rooms and residences after a series of sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood figures.

THE INCREDIBLES 2 has another new trailer online.

WILL FARRELL was taken to the hospital Thursday night following a crash in Aliso Viejo, Calif., according to the California Highway Patrol. The actor was not seriously hurt.

OLIVIA MUNN is dating Spanish actor Álex González.

GEORGE CLOONEY is reducing his role in Hulu's forthcoming Catch-22 miniseries.

MARTIN SCORSESE will direct a doc about the great SCTV for Netfilx.

ART BELL, whose nationally syndicated paranormal, supernatural and conspiracy themed show Coast to Coast AM kept many awake at night – for good reasons and bad – died at his Pahrump, Nevada home on Friday the 13th. Bell was 72.

THE OLDEST LIVING GORILLA enjoys a birthday cake as he turns 61 years old at the Berlin Zoo, where he was raised from a two-year-old baby.

DOG RESCUERS are buying animals from the breeders they scorn.

THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE raced through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday to save an estimated 500 hundred hypothermic sea turtles.

TARANTULAS as a burger topping.

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Nuggets, Exitmusic, Ashley Monroe, Joshua Hedley, HIRS Collective, Rhino   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with GARAGE ROCK! It's the time of year when I bring out The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a dozen Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."

EXITMUSIC advance streams The Recognitions.

ASHLEY MONROE advance streams Sparrow.

JOSHUA HEDLEY advance streams Mr. Jukebox.

THE HIRS COLLECTIVE advance streams Friends. Lovers. Favorites.

MEN WITHOUT HATS: You can dance if you want to.

DEAN WEEN talks to Aquarium Drunkard about chords, album sequencing, and more...

PRINCE delivered about 50 handwritten manuscript pages for his biography before his death... and we're likely to see them.

MANIC STEET PREACHERS Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield share their thoughts on nostalgia, Francis Bacon and why they considered splitting up.

COACHELLA is streaming live starting today.

NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include Rampage, which is currently scoring 49 percent on the ol'Tomatometer; Truth Or Dare, which is scoring 24 percent; and Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, scoring 86 percent.  Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs finally expands wide, scoring 91 percent.

MARK HAMILL talks about how Carrie Fisher's death has tarnished his ability to enjoy more Star Wars.

JOHN KRASINSKI has found his follow-up to A Quiet Place, the surprise hit he directed and stars in with his wife, Emily Blunt.

BRAD PITT: These pieces in People and US Weekly suggest he's much more interested in Angelina Jolie in generating good pub for himself.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN has given birth to her first kid.

REBEL WILSON is expected to have most of her legal costs reimbursed by Bauer Media after being awarded a record-breaking amount of money in damages in a defamation case against the media giant last year.

MAD ABOUT YOU: Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt have signed contracts to reprise their roles, according to Entertainment Weekly.

NETFLIX won't be going to Cannes this year; the festival sent a clear message with a new rule that bans any films without theatrical distribution in France from playing in competition.

A BABY RHINO too little to join the others befriends a goat.

A TIGER RUNNING AMOK IN MANHATTAN is really a raccoon, and who hasn't made that mistake before?

MORE THAN 100 DEAD GEESE plunge from the sky.

LIVE TURKEYS may no longer be dropped over Little Rock. Pour one out for Les Nessman.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: 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


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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