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XTC, Justin Townes Earle, Heliocentrics, Rev. Sekou, Cende, Raccoon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with XTC! Live on Rockpalast, February 10, 1982. Your setlist includes: "Respectable Street" (still one of my faves), "Towers of London," "Runaways," "Jason and the Argonauts," "Burning With Optimism's Flames," "Snowman," "Ball And Chain," "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)," "No Thugs In Our House" (another fave), "Senses Working Overtime" (ditto), "Making Plans For Nigel," "Living Through Another Cuba," "Generals and Majors," "Real By Reel," and "Life Begins At The Hop."

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE advance streams Kids In The Street.

HELIOCENTRICS advance stream A World of Masks.


CENDE advance streams #1 Hit Single.

JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT shares "If We Were Vampires."

THE BEATLES: Just as 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' turns 50, hear the first take of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle choreographs Ace of Base's "The Sign." (Language warning) A perennial fave. And here he is talking to Aquarium Drunkard about his ethos, vocal jazz, and growing as a writer.

CHRIS CORNELL: The office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner on Thursday determined the cause of his death to be suicide by hanging, noting that a full autopsy has yet to be completed.  Cornell had one of modern rock's great voices, and one of its adventurous minds. Here's Pitchfork rounding up the Twitter tributes from Jimmy Page, Chuck D, Brian Wilson, St Vincent, Elton John and more.  Here's Stereogum with 20 great Cornell moments, and with his final song at Wednesday night's Soundgarden show.

CAMERON CROWE talks to Rolling Stone about the Singles soundtrack, including Chris Cornell.

PWR BTTM has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against band member Ben Hopkins in a new statement.

TALKING HEADS are digging Selena Gomez's "interpolation" of "Psycho Killer."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Alien: Covenant, which is currently scoring 76 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, which is scoring 23 percent; and Everything, Everything, scoring 47 percent.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and his girlfriend, model Nina Agdal, have called it quits.

ROGER AILES, who mastered the art of selling political candidates like Hollywood celebrities and was the architect of conservative-oriented TV news, died Thursday at 77. He was the longtime chairman and chief executive of the Fox News Channel, building it over two decades into a politically influential juggernaut until his abrupt ouster last year amid sexual harassment allegations.

OZZY & SHARON OSBOURNE renewed their wedding vows a year after Ozzy's alleged affair.

DARK CRYSTAL: A sequel to the strange Muppet movie is headed to Netflix

MARVEL SCIENCE: Meet The Physicist Called In To Consult On Superhero Movies.

CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN: For 21 years, the king of the Netherlands has flown twice a month as co-pilot while his passengers were in the dark, he has told a Dutch newspaper.

TURKISH Pres. Erdogan watched his bodyguareds beat protesters in Washington DC.

A RACCOON caused chaos this week after it bowled into a couple's home, rifled through their drawers and terrorized their cat. 

A CRAZED OTTER bit and chased a man into his car in Scotland.

THE WORLD'S SADDEST SNAIL? Sex-starved Jeremy the lonely 'lefty' is in a tragic love triangle after his two mates leave him to procreate with each other.

KISSING A RATTLESNAKE is a bad idea. The More You Know. Swoosh.

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Thingsday, including Chris Cornell RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



CHRIS CORNELL, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.  This is a breaking news story; I''ll very likely have more tomorrow.


ANDY SCHAUF drops a freaky video for "Early To The Party."

THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS perform largely unpluggedy on WNYC Soundcheck.

CHUCK PROPHET and the Mission Express stopped by WFUV for a chat and mini-set.

DUNGEN performs instrumentals from their recent score to the silent film The Adventures of Prince Achmed, and other tunes, for NYC Soundcheck.

BEACH FOSSILS share "Tangerine," ft Slowdive's Rachel Goswell as a guest vocalist.


CHUCK BERRY: His first-ever video for “Big Boys” sadly does not feature the man himself, but it's an undeniably Berry danceoff.

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills talk about beard care, David Bowie, disbanding, and more.

LAND OF TALK: Liz Powell is done with pretending.

MAGNETIC FIELDS: Stephin Merritt talks to American Songwriter about you-know-what.

PAUL WELLER: The Modfather is profiled by Paste.


THE ALIENIST has a trailer online.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES drops its final trailer.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, cutting loose like a low-rent gogo dancer. She comments on Facebook.

STAR WARS: A Japanese leaflet promoting Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released a few days ago, and the promotion featured description suggesting that the movie is going to have a major surprise.

JIMMY FALLON talks about drinking, interviewing Donald Trump, and more.  Interesting quotes from Jay Leno also.

YOUNG SHELDON: The Big Bang Theory meets The Wonder Years?

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is returning to Netflix.

VENEZUELA: Legions of national guardsmen and military helicopters began descending on a western Venezuela state Wednesday where an outbreak of looting and political violence left at least three people dead in as many days, raising the nationwide death toll in a wave of unrest to at least 43.


IT'S DOG EAT DOG, sort of.

A WILD BOAR chased Britain's ambassador to Austria.

RANDY SPANISH SUPERSLUGS measuring six inches in length are hitting Britain's gardens - and pellets won't kill them.

HEY, IS THAT A BEARDED DRAGON in your bra, Ms. Drunk Driver?

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Hump Day Things, including Girlpool, Maggie Rogers, All Songs, and a Vulture   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



THE REGRETTES cover The Sweet's "Fox on the Run."

GIRLPOOL stopped by Paste for a mini-set.

MAGGIE ROGERS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features new tracks from Fleet Foxes, The National, Harry Styles and more.

COURTNEY BARNETT shares “How To Boil An Egg.”


SAINTSENECA shares "Book Of The Dead On Sale."


STYX: "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)"

U2: The Joshua Tree, then and now, examined by the New York Times and The Guardian.

BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY talks to The Guardian about why he turned to country's Merle Haggard for his new album.

OTIS REDDING: Author Jonathan Gould, who's written a new biography called Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life, joined NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the singer's relatively short, yet profoundly affecting career.

70s SOFT ROCK: From punchline to cultural touchstone.


WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES has a new teaser with a familiar voice.

TAYLOR SWIFT has been been secretly dating actor Joe Alwyn for months.

AMY SCHUMER and Ben Hanisch have called it quits after two years or so.

JORDAN PEELE's next project is a terrifying Lovecraftian story about race in 1950s America.

CONAN O'BRIEN must head to court to face allegations of joke theft.

ROSARIO DAWSON's cousin died after the actress found her unconscious last week.

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: Fox would like to revive it.

THE EMOJI MOVE has a trailer online, as if you needed a reminder that civilization is dead.


A VULTURE has been filmed putting on make-up for the first time.


SCORPIONS ON A PLANE rock United like a hurricane. You thought I was gonna go Samuel L. Jackson again, didn't you?

A FAT CAT will diet at a shelter.

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Tuesday Things, including the Mountain Goats. BSS, and more.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



THE MOUNTAIN GOATS advance stream Goths.

MAC McCAUGHAN streams the Paint It Black soundtrack.

POKEY LaFARGE advance streams Manic Revelations.

YUNG streams a self-titled LP.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE shares "Hug of Thunder," with lead vocals by Feist.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART shares "Anymore" ahead of The Echo Of Pleasure.

HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE shares the power-popping “Lonely Times.”


MANFRED MANN covers Bob Dylan's "The Mighty Quinn" and "Just Like a Woman" for Twofer Tuesday.

BLONDIE: Debbie Harry talks to Vice about stalkers, drugs, and more....

THE AFGHAN WHIGS: Drowned In Sound talks to Greg Dulli about the new album, his love of the occult, and what Prince means to him.

WHITNEY talks to Aquarium Drunkard about their continuing inspiration and partnership, what to expect next from the band, and how they’ve maintained their love of the music in spite of playing it non-stop for over two years.

MAZZY STAR drummer Keith Mitchell has died.


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES has been pilfered by ransom hackers seeking payment the the studio.

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY star Dina Manzo and her boyfriend were the victims of a weekend home invasion that left the pair bound and beaten, according to a report.

ANTONIO SABATO, JR's calling it quits with his wife and the divorce is getting nasty ... with her making allegations of drug abuse as he launches a run for Congress.

BLAKE LIVELY is getting in the cage for the mixed martial arts film Bruised.

DAVID HASSELHOFF's daughter, Hayley, was arrested for DUI in L.A. over the weekend after cops say she passed out behind the wheel of her Mercedes while driving on the freeway.

THE GIFTED, another X-Men-related TV series (following the excellent Legion) has a teaser trailer.

THE BEST MOVIES of 2017 (So Far), according to Paste.


HUCKLEBERRY likes the command post he's established on his roof.

TV FOR DOGS is like an iPhone for your canary.

HOW TO SURVIVE A COYOTE ENCOUNTER around your urban home.

STOLEN BEES were recovered in a sting operation. Ouch.

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U2, Strand of Oaks, Elf Power, Girlpool, Axl Rose & Billy Joel, Ducklings   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FLEET FOXES share a video for "Fool's Errand."

U2 played classics, rare ones and a new one to kick off the Joshua Tree anniversary tour in Vancouver.

STRAND OF OAKS play a mini-set on CBS This Morning.

ELF POWER streams Twitching In Time.

GIRLPOOL streams Powerplant.

AXL ROSE joined BILLY JOEL to cover AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and duet on Joel’s own “Big Shot.”

MOGWAI shares "Coolverine."

PRINCE: Hear the unreleased mid-80s track "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden."

THE KINKS are "The Village Green Preservation Society." God bless 'em.

PWR BTTM After Ben Hopkins was accused of sexual abuse and anti-Semitism, the band lost its two labels, management, touring members, opening acts, and now its tour.

SON VOLT: How Jay Farrar retuned his guitar and relearned how to play.

THE OFFSPRING's Dexter Holland has finally finished the Ph.D program in molecular biology he put on hold years ago to focus on rock & roll.

100 SONGS from 100 great debut albums.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 repeats atop the chart with 63MM on a 57 percent drop, but almost exactly what the original made in its second weekend. The worldwide total so far is 630MM, so it's likely in the black. Snatched places with 17.5M, likely a good start against a 42MM budget, but much less than Amy Schumer's prior Trainwrecked, and another in a series of female-led counter-programming moves at the start of the Summer season that didn't quite work.  But the real story this weekend is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which shows with 14.7MM against a 17MM budget. With only another 29MM in foreign sales, this is an atomic bomb. The Fate of the Furious was fourth, adding another 5.3MM to a global total of almost 1.2 Billion.  The Boss Baby rounds out the Top Five with another 4.6MM.

JIM PARSONS married Todd Spiewak on Saturday night at the Rainbow Room in New York.

KATY PERRY is negotiating a deal to become the anchor judge on American Idol.

KATIE HOLMES & JAMIE FOXX took a romantic trip to Paris, where Tom Cruise is filming M:I6.

DRAKE escorted his little cousin and her date into prom.

TIMELESS got cancelled and uncancelled.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT: Uproxx takes a 20th anniversary view.

WILL FERRELL sings during a commencement address.

POWERS BOOTHE, a character actor who appeared in films like Sin City and TV shows including Deadwood and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., died Sunday morning in his sleep of natural causes. He was 68.

A WORLDWIDE MALWARE ATTACK was stopped by a 22-year-old who lives with his parents by registering a domain for about 11 bucks.

NORTH KOREA fired a missile that reached an altitude of more than 2000 kilometers and could be a new type of a missile, Japan's Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said.

VENEZUELA is ounding up some protestors and sending them not to ordinary courts, but to military ones.

DUCKLINGS' First Jump.

THE ONLY WHITE WOLF in Yellowstone had to be euthanized after being shot. The park is treating her death as a crime.

KILLER WHALES are hunting great white sharks and eating their livers.

HUMPING THE SHARK: The culprit was an ex-NYPD cop.

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