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New Releases, Indie Basement, Nada Surf, Things   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE KNACK: "Frustrated."

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Best Coast, King Krule, and more; Pitchfork adds Greg Dulli.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT points to Julian Cope, Spinning Coin, Capricorn One, and more.

NADA SURF plays World Cafe.


JAMES HETFIELD of Metallica is out of rehab and playing Eddie Money.

SUPERGRASS has always been about manic energy.

WOLF PARADE discusses their influences.


THE NUMBER ONES looks at Michael Jackson's dance music masterpiece "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Sonic the Hedgehog repeats atop the chart with 26.3MM on a 55 percent drop that's not too steep considering last weekend had a holiday.  It's made almost as much overseas as domestic, which ain't bad considering China is disrupted by the coronavirus.  Call of the Wild places with 24.8MM against a reported 125-150MM budget. Ouch. Andboth of these will likely get steamrolled by Pixar in two weeks. Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey shows with 7MM on another precipitous skid of 60 percent.  Brahms: The Boy II takes the fourth slot with a 5.9MM debut, which is okay but is going to be nowhere near the return on investment of the original.  Bad Boys for Life rounds out the Top Five with another 5.86MM as it closes in on 200MM domestic.

MEGXIT: The Duke and Duchess are fuming... but won't be using the Sussex Royal brand.

KIRK DOUGLAS leaves most of his 61MM frtune to charity.

FRIENDS: The unscripted reunion is on.

QUENTIN TARANTINO and  his wife, Daniella Pick, welcome a son.

WILL ARNETT and his girlfriend, Alessandra Brawn, are expecting their first child together.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX is serving as an executive producer on Gunda, a new documentary focusing on pig sentience.

HARRISON FORD shares the secret to his happy marriage.

JON PETERS is back with the ex-fiancée he left for 12-day-marriage to Pam Anderson.

CLINT EASTWOOD dumps Trump for Bloomberg.


A BEAR, roaming from home to home in Monrovia.

THE SWARM: A group of firefighters and police that were responding to a bee sting were attacked by a swarm of nearly 40000 Africanized bees.

A CANDIAN CORGI's version of fetch.

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Otis Redding, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ginger Baker Tribute, Hogzilla   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


...with OTIS REDDING!  Otis and the Bar-Kays crank up the energy to 11 for a Ready Steady Go special, crashing through "Satisfaction,"  "My Girl" and "Respect," then "Shake" morphing into "Land of a Thousand Dances" performed by Otis, Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe.  BONUS: from the same special, Eric Burdon covers "Hold On, I'm Coming," while Chris Farlowe covers "It's a Man's World."




ARCHERS OF LOAF returnes with "Raleigh Days."

MAN MAN returns with "Cloud Nein."


ERIC CLAPTON pays tribute to Ginger Baker with Nile Rodgers,Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones,  Paul Carrack and Steve Winwood.

PERCY SLEDGE: Beyond "When A Man Loves A Woman."

CARIBOU: Dan Snaith talks to Stereogum about the inimitable emotion of wordless vocal samples, blending the familiar with the unfamiliar, making 900 demos for Suddenly, and finding joy in listeners misconstruing his work.

DAVID BOWIE:  I'm Only Dancing (The Soul Tour 74) is coming as a Record Store Day rarity.

STURGILL SIMPSON is done with Elektra Records.


NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include The Call of the Wild, which is currently scoring 65 percent on the l' Tomatometer; and Brahms: The Boy II, which was not screened for critics.

WESTWORLD: Season 3 has a trailer online.

MARTIN SCORSESE wrote a heartfelt letter to Bong Joon-ho after ‘Parasite"s Oscars success.

FRIENDS: Sales of digital and DVD soar after the show leaves Netflix.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE is starring in Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix asteroid disaster comedy, “Don’t Look Up.”

MOVIE DOGS: A Taxonomy.


361 GOLDEN RETRIVERS, hanging out together.

THIS DOG does parkour around her yard to stalk squirrels.

488-POUND FERAL HOG killed in Texas.

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Elbow, Laura Stevenson, Heart Bones, Tropical Storm Rescue   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


HUSKER DU covers The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," circa 1985.

ELBOW visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

LAURA STEVENSON plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

HEART BONES visits The Current.

MARK LANEGAN shares "Skeleton Key."


STEPHEN MALKMUS shares "Brainwashed."

BAT FOR LASHES  Natasha Khan discusses her new concept album on All Things Considered.

BRENDAN BENSON talks about his upcoming album with American Songwriter.

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER's "Karn Evil 9" is being adapted into a movie.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Robert John's mostly-forgotten falsetto-laden soft rock ballad "Sad Eyes."


MEGXIT: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal duties will officially end on March 31.

STEVEN SPIELBERG's daughter has launched a new career as an adult entertainer?

ELIJAH WOOD and Mette-Marie Kongsved quietly welcomed their first child together.

CHRIS NOTH is a dad again at 65, recently welcoming his second son with wife Tara Wilson.

NICOLAS CAGE will re-enact his old roles in his new move.



THIS GUY Rushes To Save His Animals From Tropical Storm.

DOG OWNERS take more photos of their pet than spouse, family.

SCIENTISTS switch monkey brains on or off using electricity in experiment.

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Calexico + Iron & Wine, Madison Cunningham, Wuhan's Cat Rescuer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN breaks out a 12-string to cover Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk in the Room," which was also a hit for The Searchers.

CALEXICO + IRON & WINE, Live at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul.

MADISON CUNNINGHAM, Live at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul.

THE LONE BELLOW, Live at Rockwood Music Hall.

PEARL JAM shares "Superblood Wolfmoon."


WAXAHATCHEE returns with "Lilacs."

HARRY NILSSON: The Point gets a 50th anniversary digital and Blu-Ray release.

CHRISSIE HYNDE asks President Trump to set Julian Assange free.

GREG DULLI (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers) talks about his solo LP with Brooklyn Vegan.

HUEY LEWIS talks about his hearing problems and what may be his final album.


HARRY STYLES was mugged at knifepoint.

MEGXIT: The Queen reportedly banned Harry and Meghan from using the lucrative ‘Sussex Royal’ brand that they hoped to use to build new lives.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE's boyfriend's been hauled off to jail again for allegedly putting hands on her again.

BEN AFFLECK speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo.

ANA de ARMAS (Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049) is profiled in Vanity Fair.

JA'NET DuBOIS, known for her turn as Willona Woods on "Good Times," was found dead in her Glendale, Calif. home on Tuesday. She was believed to be 74.

ESTHER SCOTT, veteran character actress (Boyz n the Hood, Dreamgirls, Pursuit of Happyness and Transformers) has died at 66.


TERRIFYING FOOTAGE of kittens hunting down a man on wide green.

WUHAN'S CAT RESCUER: The man saving pets abandoned during China's coronavirus outbreak.

SNAKE ORGY forces Florida officials to close section of park.

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Very slow "news" holiday. But Things!   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


REDD KROSS play "Annie's Gone" and cover The Carpenters' "Yesterday Once More" for Twofer Tuesday.

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork points you to Tame Impala,The Men, Soakie, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT points you to Elephant Stone, Cindy Lee, Bambara, and more.


THE BUZZCOCKS, sans Pete Shelley, have issued a new single.


THE STROKES return, "At The Door."

JAMES TAYLOR: "I was a bad influence on the Beatles."

ANDREW WEATHERALL, the DJ and producer who helped Primal Scream reimagine themselves for their landmark album Screamadelica, has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 56.

RICK JAMES's estate is being sued by an alleged rape victim.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Knack's "My Sharona," the giddily horny, morally indefensible banger that helped break new wave in America.


DREW CAREY's ex-fiancee, Dr. Amie Harwick, has been murdered after cops say an ex-boyfriend attacked her and caused her to fall from a third-story balcony.

STRANGER THINGS 4 has a trailer online.

MEGXIT: Margot Robbie hosts the fugitive Royals.

KEVIN SMITH'S MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE has announced its voice cast.

KELLYE NAKAHARA, who played Lieutenant Nurse Kellye on “M*A*S*H,” has died at 72.

MOVIEFONE IS BANKRUPT: Everyone Made The Same ‘Seinfeld' Joke About Its Last Remaining Employee.


A 19-YEAR-OLD DOGGO finds a forever home.

MISSING DOG's ghostly barking heard underground. He was in a car buried in Virginia.

ROCKY helps his brother Ryman.

AN ORPHANED ALBINO ELEPHANT recovers from poacher’s snare.

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