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Robert Pollard, La Sera, Loretta Lynn, TV Girls, Rob Crow, Unicorn   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


KERMIT THE FROG & JACK WHITE car karaoke on “Fell In Love With A Girl

ROBERT POLLARD is streaming Of Course You Are.

LA SERA streams Music For Listening To Music To.

LORETTA LYNN advance streams Full Circle.

TV GIRLS stream Who Really Cares.

JENNIFER O'CONNOR streams Surface Noise.

ROB CROW'S GLOOMY ADVICE streams You’re Doomed. Be Nice.

ROGER DALTREY covers Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door." You can also find the charity single on iTunes.

IGGY POP drops "Sunday" ahead of Post Pop Depression.

THE RAVEONETTES drop “Run Mascara Run” as part of their singles club.

DAVE GROHL covered The Beatles' "Blackbird" during the Oscars' In Memoriam segment, which snubbed Abe Vigoda.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Mike Cooley talked to Flagpole about the band's history and future.

COCTEAU TWINS: Ten of Their Best.

YOKO ONO was the subject of a health scare on Friday.

THE OSCARS went to these folks. Leo DiCaprio finally won and failed to thank the bear in his speech. Ingrate.

CHRIS ROCK opened the Oscars with a monologue on Hollywood and racism.

THE SPIRIT AWARDS went to these folks.

THE RAZZIES went to these poor folks.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Deadpool threepeats atop the chart with 31.5MM and is now the third biggest R-rated movie (behind Passion of the Christ and American SniperGods of Egypt placed with 14MM against a 140MM budget, so safe to say this was a nuclear bomb. It will probably not be Lionsgate's post-Hunger Games franchise, even though its exposure was a fraction of that budget (10MM plus marketing costs). Kung Fu Panda 3 shows with a leggy 9MM.  Risen takes the fourth slot with 7MM and has ercouped its production budget.  The faith-based historical drama has yet to test overseas markets.  Eddie the Eagle rounds out the Top Five with 6.3MM against a 23MM budget; I suspect UK receipts will ensure this ends up in the black.

GERMANY does not know the whereabouts of 130K asylum seekers.

UK SPECIAL FORCES have been sent to Libya in a dramatic bid to form a new army that will wipe out Islamic State insurgents in the region. 

A "UNICORN" on the lam escaped twice from a Cali birthday party.

SHY SHELTER DOGS are helped by kids with children's books.

FLORIDA's PYTHON CHALLENGE bags an amazing 106 of the reptiles.

A RARE GIRAFFE is teetering on the edge of extinction because its meat commands such a high price, according to conservationists.

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Pretenders, M Ward, Nada Surf, Polica, Dog + Possums   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



....wtih THE PRETENDERS! Circa 1981, via one of Pate's two fab drummers, Jon Hahn.  Your setlist includes "The Wait," "The Adultress," "Message of Love/Louie Louie," "Talk of the Town," "English Roses," "Birds of Paradise," "Kid," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Day After Day," "Jealous Dogs, " Up the Neck," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Precious," and "Brass In Pocket/MysteryAchievement."

M WARD advance streams More Rain.

NADA SURF advance streams You Know Who You Are.

POLICA advance streams United Crushers.

HERON OBLIVION advance streams their self-titled LP.

AIMEE MANN covers The Carpenters' "Yesterday Once More."

BAY CITY ROLLERS: The immortal genius of "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y... NIGHT!

NEKO CASE talks to Pitchfork about her career so far, including her songwriting and recording process, her work with the New Pornographers, her life on the road and on her farm in Vermont, and more.

JENNY LEWIS talks to Billboard about her new female-centric record label.

EVIE SANDS: Aquarium Drunkard looks back at Any Way That You Want Me, "one of the most sublime and strikingly gorgeous albums" of the late 60s and early 70s.

DJ JIMMY SAVILLE and broadcaster Stuart Hall, serial child abusers and sexual offenders, were allowed to operate within the BBC with impunity, a damning report has found.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases? Gods of Egypt, which is currently scoring 11 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Triple 9, currently scoring 58 percent;and Eddie the Eagle, scoring 71 percent.

BILL COSBY dismissed his lawsuit against Beverly Johnson, claiming he's too busy right now.

JOHNNY DEPP will bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to a planned gathering of atheists and other secularists at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

MADONNA tries to mediate her child custody dispute.

CHERYL TIEGS thinks putting a full-figured model on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue promotes an unhealthy lifestyle.

IRON FIST: Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones has landed the coveted series lead for Marvel's Netflix adaptation of the 70s Kung-Fu inspitred superhero.

CAPTAIN NEMO: An origin story based on H.G. Wells' 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be directed by James Mangold.

NORTH KOREA: The U.S. and China agreed to a United Nations resolution that diplomats said would impose significant new sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

LIBYA: There are signs of a growing Western urgency to stop the  Islamic State, and Libyan commanders say Western weapons and air strikes will make a vital difference in the coming battle against their better-armed enemy.

IRAN executed the entire male population of a village...on drug charges. Sounds legit.

A MAMA DOG adopts a litter of opossums... mass hysteria!

AN ELEPHANT slaps a selfie-taker.

CAT PIC TIPS from a professional feline photographer.

MYSTERY OCEAN HUM: Migration signal...or fish flatulence?

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Jon Pratt, Save Ends, Lucy Dacus, All Songs, Blind Penguin   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's frontman plays a murder ballad, "Lock and Dam 13", on a Tele.

SAVE ENDS streams their Hug Your Friends EP.

LUCY DACUS streams her debut album, No Burden.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features tracks from Car Seat Headrest, BigThief, Coathangers and more.

MARISSA NADLER drops “Janie in Love” ahead of Strangers.

CHARLES BRADLEY drops a video for "Change for the World".

THE BRIT AWARDS went to these folks, including yanks like Tame Impala. They also did a Bowie tribute with Lorde that imho was better than Lady Gaga at the Grammys.

SHEARWATER's Jonathan Meiburg talks to Paste about Bowie, protests, and Jet Plane and Oxbow.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS talks to The A.V. Club about some of her most famous songs.

THE CRANBERRIES frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has managed to escape jail time after pleading guilty to assaulting an air hostess and police officers whilst on a flight in November 2014.

DOES LEONARDO DiCAPRIO deserve an Oscar?

KIM KARADSIAN unamused at KANYE WEST's latest antics.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is this year's Highest-Paid Oscar Nominee, according to Forbes.

BATMAN v SUPERMAN already has an R-rated Directors' Cut.

THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR is to be remade a third time.

TOPHER GRACE edited all the Seinfeld scenes from Curb Your Enthusiasm season 7 into one episode.

BLINDY THE PENGUIN learns to swim.

A MEERKAT specialist caught in a zoo-centric love triangle has been cleared of an assault charge, based on the accusation that she smashed a wine glass against a monkey handler's face.

A 7-FT PYTHON was found abandoned in a street in North Lanarkshire.


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Jawbreaker Reunion, Disappears, Wire, R Pollard, C Finn & Titus Andronicus, Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CAR SEAT HEADREST drops an edit of "Vincent" ahead of Teens of Denial.

JAWBREAKER REUNION streams their sophomore record, haha and then what ;) .

DISAPPEARS, Live at Baby's All Right, on Feb. 20. Includes a performance of David Bowie's Low LP.

WIRE: The legendary UK postpunk band drops “Nocturnal Koreans,” which appears to be the title track of their next LP.

ROBERT POLLARD posts “I Can Illustrate" ahead of Of Course You Are.

CRAIG FINN & TITUS ANDRONICUS offer a free split-single. One track name-ckecks Perkin's, a fave Patepost-gig spot.

WOODS share "Can't See at All," the second single from their new album City Sun Eater In The River Of Light.

KIM GORDON's new band, Glitterbust, shares "The Highline" ahead of a s/t debut.

JODY STEPHENS (Big Star) has a new band, Those Pretty Wrongs, which shares "Ordinary" ahead of a s/t debut.

EVIS PRESLEY: "Viva Las Vegas." With your neon flashin' / And your one arm bandits crashin' / All those hopes down the drain.

DAN HICKS is remembered by World Cafe.

GREG DULLI (Afghan Whigs) talks Bowie, life, death, and the reunion LP.

DON McLEAN has been further accused of domestic violence charges.

SONNY JAMES, who recorded romantic ballads including "Young Love" and turned pop songs into country hits, has died. He was 87.

PHIL COLLINS is set to remarry his third ex-wife, Orianne Cevey, following a 46MM divorce.

JEREMY PIVEN sending creepy texts to his ex-galpal? He denies it.

ROONEY MARA talks to The Telegraph about Hollywood's whitewashing issue.

JIMMY KIMMEL may host this year's Emmys.

A WRINKLE IN TIME is set to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma).

CRUEL INTENTIONS: The TV spinoff now has a cast.

PACIFIC RIM 2 appears to be moving forward without Guillermo del Toro.

BOLIVIA: Voters rejected by a slim margin a constitutional amendment that would have let President Evo Morales run for a fourth consecutive term in 2019, electoral officials announced Tuesday night.

RUSSIA asked on Monday to fly surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras over the United States.

DOGGEH Wipeout.

SHABANI is the official spokes-ape for Nagoya, Japan.

A LOYAL DOG waited patiently for weeks for his owner to come home after he was killed while working at a convenience store.

A BABY ELEPHANT cuddles a tourist.

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So, I had a nasty sinus headache today, BUT   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


AN ABBREVIATED ENTRY may tide you over what was a fairly slow news day.

JOHN DOE, co-founder of the legnendary Punks-turned-rootsy-band X, is releasing a solo LP; "Board That Train" is a promising first video.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR includes Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office (UK)) in its cast and Empire knows who he's playing.

JUSTICE LEAGUE--PART 1 reportedly starts shooting April 11th, a date some journalists thought might slip in light of studio nervousness about test screenings of Batman v Superman (indeed, such stories like prompted WB/DC to reaffirm its plans).

SYRIA: The US and Russia have announced that a planned cessation of hostilities will come into effect at midnight on Feb. 27. The truce did not include Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

HERE's A DUDE pulling a shark out of the water for pictures.

I should be back tomorrow with a full serving of the usual stuff, assuming celebs continue to behave as they do.

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