THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...
... with THE MINUTEMEN! San Pedro, California's greatest musical export took apart rock, jazz and funk and put the pieces back together in a jagged collage. They are caught here in an acoustic session for a cable-access show from Hollywood, circa 1985. Your setlist includes "The Meter Man," "Corona," "Themselves," "The Red And The Black" (Blue Öyster Cult), "Badges, "I Felt Like Gringo," "Time" (Richard Hell), "Green River" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), "Lost" (Meat Puppets), "Ack Ack Ack," "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" "History Lesson Part II," "Tour Spiel" and "Little Man With A Gun In His Hand."
RYLEY WALKER & STEVE GUNN, Live at Union Pool.
WILLIAM TYLER, Live at Le Poisson Rouge.
CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN, Live at Sony Hall.
CHAI advance streams PUNK.
THE COMET IS COMING advance streams Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery.
SON VOLT shares "The Reason." (There's also a 1995 concert at the link)
THE BLACK KEYS return with "Lo/Hi."
LAMBCHOP shares “Crosswords, or What This Says About You.”
CANDIE PAYNE brings her updated Northern Soul sound on "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More."
DAP-TONE: Eight great tracks from the retro-soul label, just because.
ANTLERS: Peter Silberman looks back at Hospice for its 10th anniversary at The A. V. Club.
VINYL: Should we call it a comeback?
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Three Dog Night's "Black & White," an upbeat and optimistic version of an old lefty folk song.
CAPTAIN MARVEL is this weekend's sole wide releas, currently standing at 82 percent on the ol' Tomatometer. It is a perfectly competent mid-range MCU movie, which is to say it's fine. The Captain's character arc is such that Brie Larsen doesn't have a great deal to work with in the first half. A nifty 90s-centric soundtrack tries hard to make up for this, and it's good, but not as effective as hearing it the first time with the 70'-centric Guardians of the Galaxy. The psothumous Stan Lee cameo here may be his best, at least for Stan Lee aficionados. There are mid-credits and post-credits bonus scenes.
IDRIS ELBA will become Deadshot (instead of Will Smith) in the Suicide Squad sequel.
ALEX TREBEK, diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer this week, says there's one important date in his life that he'd change.
ANDREW GARFIELD and RITA ORA have split; he may be seeing comedian Aisling Bea.
R. KELLY: A new underage victim claims he gave her herpes when she was 17 years old.
THE LITTLE DOG has my spot. For now.
A HUGE SPIDER breaks into an Aussie automobile.
URBAN TURKEYS will not be relocated to South Dakota.
IT COMES AND GOES, but not a karma chameleon.