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The National, Eleanor Friedberger, Yellowbirds, Ostrich   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE ROLLING STONES bring WIM BUTLER of Arcade Fire out for "The Last Time."

THE NATIONAL played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER and her band perform songs from her second solo album, Personal Record, live in the WNYC Soundcheck studio.

YELLOWBIRDS brought their psych-pop to WNYC Soundcheck.

EMPIRE OF THE SUN is streaming Ice On The Dune.

THE JULIE RUIN, which reunites Bikini Kill's Katleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox, drops "Oh, Come On."

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS sync through "Too Much Talk" and "Him Or Me" for Jack Benny (and in honor of the Mark Lindsay reference on Sunday's Mad Men).

CAMERA OBSCURA: Tracyanne Campbell talks to Consequence of Sound about Desire Lines, working with producer Tucker Martine, and what was behind changing their routine.

BEADY EYE talks to The Quietus about their new album BE, designing gnomes for the Chelsea Flower Show and why the Gallaghers' mum prefers lemon meringue to the Noel/Liam kerfuffle.

JULIA HOLTER talks to Pitchfork about her sweeping third album, Loud City Song, as well as the trappings of celebrity culture and the alluring invisibility of Los Angeles.

10 PROG ROCK EPICS you may have missed.

ELLEN PAGE & ALEXANDER SKARSGARD: Dating for the past year, or just friends?

JANE LYNCH and her wife, Dr. Lara Embry, are getting a divorce.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS denied dropping an N-bomb at the Tonys.

JUSTIN BIEBER is being sued by a photog who claims Bieber directed his bodyguards to attack him and steal his memory card.

PARIS JACKSON: Will Debbie Rowe be her new guardian?

ROBERT PATTINSON & KATY PERRY went to see Bjork together... but left separately.

GERMANY: The annual report of Germany's domestic intelligence agency noted that the number of Islamists surged last year.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: A judge sentenced six Islamists from Birmingham to jail terms of nearly 20 years each for plotting a terrorist attack on an English Defence League meeting.

YEMEN: Security forces captured Omar Ashour, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's commander in the in Ghail Bawazir district, and his son Abdullah, in the Shahir district in Hadramout province. The two were captured at a checkpoint and are thought to have been preparing to leave the country.

LIBYA: Following clashes in Benghazi over the weekend between militias and government forces in which 31 people were killed and over 100 wounded, the head of the Libyan army, General Yussef al-Mangoush, resigned. Congress is demanding a plan for the integration of all militias into the armed forces.

AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban beheads children in Kandahar province.

A BABY OSTRICH falls asleep.

THE MOONWALKING SHETLAND PONY is embroiled in a paternity battle.

MEGA MOSQUITOES have been spotted in Seminole County, FL.

A GREAT WHITE SHARK closes Nauset Beach on Cape Cod. What say you, Police Chief Brody?

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Primal Scream, Austra, Sebadoh, Corgi   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (w/ FEIST) played "Almost Crimes" and "7/4 Shoreline" for Fallon.

PRIMAL SCREAM is advance streaming More Light.

AUSTRA is advance streaming Olympia.

SEBADOH is streaming The Secret EP.

ROBERT CRAY stopped by KUTX for a mini-set.

ADRIAN BELEW will not be playing with Nine Inch Nails.So make due with his cover of "I'm Down."

BROKEN SOCAL SCENE talks to Rolling Stone about their one-off reunion.

JOSH RITTER is profiled by PopMatters

BLACK SABBATH talks to The Guardian about drugs, the occult and God.

MAXWELL'S: The legendary Hoboken club is closing, and the New York Times is on it, complete with a quote from Glenn Morrow.

ARTURO VEGA, friend of the Ramones and designer of their logo, passed away on Saturday at age 65.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Purge tops the chart with 36.4 million, well above expectations against a 3 million production budget (and maybe 20 million in marketing).  Fast and Furious 6 placed with 19.8 million that crosses the 200 million mark domestically (and almost double that worldwide).  Now You See Me shows with a strong 19.5 million and 61.4 million domestic against a 75 million budget.  The Internship debuts at No. 4 with 18.1 million a disappointing reunion of the Wedding Crashers -- roughly half of that movie's opening (and half of The Purge's take this weekend against amuch higher budget).  Epic rounds out the Top 5 with 12.1 million and 84.2 million total against a 100 million budget. Below the fold After Earth plummets to the seventh slot and 46.6 million total against a 130 million budget.

JOHN MALKOVICH saved a man's life in Toronto.

KATY PERRY & JOHN MAYER were spotted out Friday night - along with their approximately 15-person-strong entourage - at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont.

PARIS JACKSON and her borthers were nearly unsupervised, according to child welfare investigators.

JAY CUTLER & KRISTIN CAVALLARI got hitched before their official nuptuals.

ELIN NORDEGREN hates Lindsey Vonn and is angry at ex Tiger Woods.

AMY POEHLER & NICK KROLL go public as a couple.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO bags another victoria's Secret model.

THE UNITED STATES: The State Department said it is concerned about Iran's longstanding support for the Taliban, and again called Iran the number one state sponsor of terrorism.

LIBYA: Armed protesters attacked the headquarters of the "Shield of Libya" militia coalition in Benghazi in an attempt to dislodge the group from its barracks.

EGYPT: The United States recently agreed to continue providing Egypt with 1.3 billion in military aid despite concerns of rights issues. President Morsi said calls for new elections by the opposition "absurd."

A CORGI really thinks you should take that call.

A CALF got a toilet bowl stuck on on his head.

WHY DID THE CHICKEN lose its penis? No joke.

A HEROIC DOG saved the life of a newborn girl who had been slung into a rubbish dump.

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James Hunter 6, Foals, Patti Smith, Bambi + Bobcat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 07, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE REPLACEMENTS!  From a Twin/Tone label showcase on Sept 5, 1981 at 7th St. Entry, Mpls, your set list includes "Customer" and "Rattlesnake," "I Hate Music" and "Stuck in the Middle," "Takin' a Ride," "Staples In Her Stomach" and "Careless," "Godd*mn Job" and "Junior's Got a Gun," "Kids Don't Follow," "Dope Smokin' Moron" and "Skip It," "Slow Down" (Larry Williams/Beatles), "D.E.A.D." (unreleased), "Love You Til Friday," "Raised In The City," and "Shut Up," "Something to Du," "Maybelline" (Chuck Berry), "Otto," "Hey, Good Lookin'" (Hank Williams), "Johnny's Gonna Die," "Kick Your Door Down," "I'm in Trouble" and "Don't Ask Why."

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX hits WNYC Soundcheck for a mini-set.

FOALS play a stripped-down mini-set at KEXP.

PATTI SMITH played Studio 1a at KUTX before a live audience.

GENERATIONALS played Studio 1A at KUTX.

NINE INCH NAILS "Came Back Haunted."

JOEY COVINGTON, drummer for the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, died in a deadly car accident.  Don't you want "Somebody To Love"?

TEGAN & SARA talk to The Scotsman about starting from scratch and defying fan expectations.

JOHN LYDON (a/k/a) Johnny Rotten continues is Part 2 of an interview with Drowned In Sound.

TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY: From the "Where Are They Now?" file.

THE 10 BEST ARCADE FIRE SONGS, according to Stereogum.

CUTOUT BIN: From Rockwell to the Minutemen, from Alan Parsons to the Ramones, from XTC to GbV to PiL to !!!, plus Eddie Floyd, Tom Jones, Joan Jett, The Beatles

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are The Internship, which is currently scoring 32 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and The Purge, which is scoring 44 percent. 

PARIS JACKSON didn't really want to commit suicide, police say.

JUSTIN BIEBER continues his war against paparazzi.

AMANDA BYNES should have her own reality show.... says Snooki. Ouch.

BEYONCE & JAY-Z emphatically deny pregnancy rumors.


CAREY MULLIGAN is the current front-runner for a planned Hillary Clinton biopic.

THE UNITED STATES: The parents of captive US soldier Bowie Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since mid- 2009, say they recently received a letter from him, and again requested that he be released.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: At the sentencing of six Birmingham men convicted of plotting to bomb an English Defence League rally and possibly assassinate its leader, the prosecutor said the men intended to exact vengeance on the EDL for alleged blasphemy and to incur a retaliatory response from the EDL. One of the men, Jewel Uddin, was also linked to another Islamist terror group that was plotting attacks of its own.

THE YEMENI MILITARY killed two local al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders and detained a fighter in Marib; the two AQAP leaders were identified as Anwar al Sanaani and Moamer al Nasheri.

LIBYA: The government ordered Libya's National Oil Corporation, Libyan Airlines, the Libya Company for Insurance, and the Internal Investment Company to move to Benghazi.

INDONESIA: Organizers of the "Miss World" contest in Jakarta announced yesterday that contestants would no longer be wearing bikinis and would dress more conservatively. Hardline Islamist groups such as Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia and the Islam Reformist Movement (Garis), which is linked with the Islamic Defenders Front, were not placated, and today warned they may organize protests against the September event.

BAMBI and THE BOBCAT: Let's go to the video.

FERAL CATS AS BIG AS GOATS are rampaging through Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

"FRANKENFISH" may be the biggest ever caught in Virginia.

A GIANT MINKE WHALE swims beneath a kayaker. What say you, Police Chief Brody?

AN ORPHANED PONY cuddles a giant teddy bear.

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Devendra Banhart, Wild Belle, Junip, Ducklings   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FATHER JOHN MISTY is having "Funtimes In Babylon" and releasing a woman’s fragrance called “Innocence, by Misty.”

DEVENDRA BANHART stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. 

WILD BELLE brought their reggae-psych-pop to Sound Opinions.

JUNIP stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

ELLIOTT SMITH, Live in Stockholm, June 2, 1998

SUPERCHUNK shares "FOH" ahead of I Hate Music.

THE MAIN INGREDIENT: "Everybody Plays the Fool." Sometimes.

NICK CAVE lectures on songwriting for the Vienna Poetry Festiva, circa 1999.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Josh Homme talks to Drowned in Sound about ...Like Clockwork.

INTERPOL drummer Sam Fogarino talks to PopMatters about his EmptyMansions project. 

THE NATIONAL: Carl Wilson explains why he hates the band. 

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is not only pregnant with her first child but also engaged to marry boyfriend Brian Hallisay.

PARIS JACKSON tried to commit suicide and is currently in a Los Angeles hospital. Jackson left a suicide note and then cut her arm with a meat cleaver.

AMANDA BYNES crushes on Liam Hemsworth.

KANYE WEST will not be in the delivery room when Kim Kardashian gives birth to their baby girl in July.

JOHN TRAVOLTA, Wedding Crasher.

GIRLS GONE WILD honcho Joe Francis is the star of a brand new hardcore sex tape -- but he's trying to stop it. Ironic.

YEMEN: Government forces launched an offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the town of Ghayl Bawazir, near Mukallah in Hawdramout province.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Hamas denied reports that its military wing seeks to maintain a relationship with Hezbollah and Iran despite opposition from members of the group's Politburo.

LIBYA: Protesters from the Cyrenaica separatist movement took over local council offices in Beida, and put up posters in Benghazi calling for rallies against federalism. Cyrenaica National Council chief Ahmed Zubair al-Senussi declared the autonomy of the oil-rich eastern region on June 1, saying that it would start to run its own affairs as "a federal territory within the framework of the Libyan state."

IRAN: The Revolutionary Guards, a military force over 100000 strong which also controls swathes of Iran's economy, is widely assumed to have fixed the presidential vote last time around, silenced those who protested and to be preparing to anoint a favored candidate this year, having already narrowed down the field.

DUCKLINGS are rescued from a sewer after Mama Duck summons help.

A COW needed rescue after her head got stuck in a tree

FOUR LLAMAS are being evaluated at a southwest Florida veterinary hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 75.

PETS may be able to speak to us within a decade or so.

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Sonny & the Sunsets, John Vanderslice, Radiation City, Penguin Dashikis   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE ROLLING STONES brought TAYLOR SWIFT on for "As Tears Go By" in Chicago.

SONNY & THE SUNSETS advance stream Antenna to the Afterworld.

JOHN VANDERSLICE advance streams Dagger Beach.

RADIATION CITY brought their indie-bossa-soul sound to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from Superchunk, Future Bible Heroes, John Vanderslice, and more.

BECK gets "Defriended" ahead of not one, but two new LPs.

CHEAP TRICK: "I Can't Take It." An overlooked gem.

MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks internet addiction, metal, and the Lifetime network at the Washington City Paper. (Thx, LHB.)

RICHARD HELL talks to BuzzFeed about the Met show, running away, and his new memoir.

SMITH WESTERNS frontman Cullen Omari talks to Stereogum abous songwriting, Soft Will, and more...

MAGICAL CLOUDZ shares a few of his favorite things with Pitchfork.

AMANDA BYNES has been offered a radio show.


JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, knocked up by actor Brian Hallisay. It's her first.

KATE WINSLET, knocked up by husband Ned Rocknroll. It's her third.

CHANNING TATUM says he'll never medicate his child for learning disabilities.

SEAM PARKER faces 2.5 million in environmental fines after his wedding.

JUSTIN THEROUX has been cast in Damon Lindelof's HBO post-Rapture pilot “The Leftovers.”

THE UNITED STATES: Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, representing himself in court, told the judge that he gunned down US soldiers because they posed an immediate danger to Mullah Omar and other Taliban leadership.

SYRIA: Rebel forces in Qusayr have been bolstered by reinforcements, including Aleppo's Tawhid Brigade and the commander of the Aleppo Military Council. East Reef Aleppo rebels stormed the rebel Sharia Court's prison in al-Sfeira city and freed eight colleagues. Rockets launched from the rebel-held al-Adawi area of Damascus landed near the Russian Embassy. France claimed that the Syrian government had used sarin gas, while the US said it is still gathering evidence.

EGYPT: A court sentenced 43 people, including 19 Americans, to jail terms ranging from one to five years for working at "unregistered" NGOs. Secretary of State Kerry condemned the sentences and said it was a "politically-motivated trial." A youth activist was sentenced to six months in jail for insulting President Morsi.

IRAN: Several countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program have picked up information that the country's only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more of several recent earthquakes, with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure, two diplomats said Tuesday.

PENGUINS IN DASHIKIS: Let's go to the video.

PYTHON ON THE LAM: Last seen at the Grand Rapids KFC.

A FERRET surprised the kids by popping out of the toilet.

PRAIRIE DOGS are talking smack about us.




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