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John Hughes, Iron & Wine + Calexico, Jose Gonzalez, Salvador Dolly   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, August 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with JOHN HUGHES! The sportos, motorheads, geeks, sluts, buds, wasteoids, dweebies and dickheads, they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude. The writer/director behind Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, National Lampoon's Vacation movies, Home Alone, Planes, Trains & Automobiles and many more died Aug 6, 2009.  Hughes masterfully married music to movies, so I pay video tribute to him today, starting (of course) with "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds from The Breakfast Club (the drumming o­n this song is impeccable), and Karla DeVito's "We Are Not Alone," along with the Ramones playing "Blitzkrieg Bop" (from National Lampoon's Vacation), David Bowie's "Young Americans" and The Vapors o­ne-hit wonder, "Turning Japanese" and Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" (all from Sixteen Candles, which opens to a clip of veteran WLS DJs Larry Lujack and Tommy Edwards), Van Halen's cover of "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and General Public's "Tenderness" (both from Weird Science), the Psychedelic Furs re-recorded title track from Pretty In Pink, which also featured Jon Cryer lip-synching to Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness" (that last clip is a blistering live take from the 1967 Stax tour -- and excellent, btw), The Smiths' "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" (a Hughes perennial; here, the Dream Academy cover from FBDO), and OMD's "If You Leave," plus two more from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, "Danke Schoen" and "Twist and Shout" (which was shot o­n Dearborn and Randolph Streets in Chicago, with International Polka Queen Vlasta atop the float, though Cameron and Sloane were in front of the Post Office down the street), plus Yello's unforgettable-no-matter-how-you-try "Oh, Yeah." Videos are scarce for Some Kind of Wonderful, but I found Flesh for Lulu's "I Go Crazy" and the March Violets' take on the Stones' "Miss Amanda Jones."

IRON & WINE + CALEXICO play a Tiny Desk Concert.


DAVID BYRNE shares a playlist of unexpected covers.

FOALS share "Black Bull."

JULIANA HATFIELD shares "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" from her Police tribute LP.

DAVE GROHL joined THE BIRD & THE BEE to cover Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love”on Corden.

CREAM syncs "I Feel Free" at the Beat Club.

BOWIE '69: After the failure of his debut album two years earlier, just how did Bowie become the Starman?

TY SEGALL Goes Into Battle Without Guitars.

NEIL YOUNG has postponed all but two of his scheduled 2019 shows in order to launch an ambitious archival film project.

BRUCE HORNSBY: The '80s hitmaker and shape-shifting pianist on Spike Lee, movie cameos, the Dead, and more.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Bee Gees' disco breakthrough, "Jive Talkin'."

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW is this weekend's sole wide release, currently scoring 71 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

LISA-MARIE PRESLEY is working on a tell-all book about her ex-husband, Michael Jackson.

TO CHEAT AND LIE IN L.A.: Inside the College-Admissions Scandal.

JULIANNE HOUGH may be married to a man, but that doesn’t mean she’s “straight.”

JEFFREY EPSTEIN hoped to seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women at his vast New Mexico ranch.

1917: The WWI drama from Sam Mendes has a trailer online.

ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino's Most Transgressive Film?

A HISTORY OF WOMEN in Quentin Tarantino movies.

A PUPPY that appears to have a mustache is trending online and will soon be available for adoption in New York City.

A FISH CATCH, with a twist ending.

GATORS have a taste for Florida Man.

A TORONTO SEWER RESCUE turns out to be the wrong python.

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Har Mar Superstar, Ex-Hex, Baroness, Signals Midwest, Anxious Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MONKEES: The TV version of "You Just May Be the One," which differs from the LP version and has more cowbell.

HAR MAR SUPERSTAR plays a Wendy's Baconcert, in an actual Wendy's. Really.

EX-HEX visits KEXP.

BARONESS:  John Dyer Baizley and Gina Gleason get unplugged for a session at WXPN.

SIGNALS MIDWEST streams their Pin EP.


MIKAL CRONIN shares a video for "Show Me."

BRYAN FERRY answers the Metro Times and its readers via email.

BAN FOLDS talks to Paste about his new autobiography, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, out Tuesday.

LABEL STORIES: Thirty Years of Merge Records.

WOODSTOCK 50 was finally called off on Wednesday.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Eagles' hyper-commercial rocker "One Of These Nights."


THE IRISHMAN:  Robert De Nero, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci reuite for Martin Scorsese's Netfilx joint, which has a trailer online.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO & ROBERT DE NIRO are set to reunite with Martin Scorsese for his forthcoming Killers of The Flower Moon.

BRAD PITT got a surprise kiss from Lena Dunham at the London premiere of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

LADY GAGA was spotted kissing her monitor engineer Daniel Horton during a brunch date.

PRINCE HARRY pledges he and Meghan will have only two children out of concern for the planet.

LORI LAUGHLIN's daughters got booted from their sorority.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the duo behind New Line's sleeper hit Game Night — are in talks to direct the long-gestating movie for Paramount. 

HAL PRINCE, the winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, has died at the age of 91.


AN ANXIOUS DOG didn't feel safe in his new house — so his dad built him his own bedroom.

MEET LILO, a 3-year-old corgi who’s been exploring the outdoors since she was a puppy.

A BIOLOGY STUDENT with a lifelong love of dinosaurs discovered a 65-million-year-old triceratops skull.

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Cate Le Bon, Girlpool, Woodstock, Angel Olsen, Bison   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BLONDIE: "Heart of Glass," filmed at Studio 54 in New York City.

CATE LE BON, Live at the the Pitchfork Music Fest.


ALL SONGS CONSIDERED shares unheard Woodstock recordings.

IGGY POP shares "James Bond."

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE shares "Kids In '99."


ANGEL OLSEN shares a video for "All Mirrors."

THE B-52's: Cindy Wilson marks 40 years in the biz at PopMatters.

THE KINKS are issuing an Arthur 50th anniversary box set, including “The Great Lost Dave Davies Album.”

WILCO: The Ringer reconsiders Summerteeth album on its 20th anniversary.

THE MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT, explained with puppets.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony's whistling disco chestnut "The Hustle."


STAR WARS: Mark Hammill comments on his resurfaced scteen test with Harrison Ford.

KATY PERRY was found liable for copyright infrngement of a Christian rap song.

ELIZABETH OLSEN got engaged to musician Robbie Arnett.

ONE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD: Bruce Lee's daughter is not happy.

THE NEVERS: Joss Whedon's HBO project casts 12 actors.

KELLY McGILLIS knows why she's not in Top Gun: Maverick.

THE WALKING DEAD spinoff has a trailer online.

THE BANANA SPLITS, rebooted as a horror movie.


A HERD OF 75 BISON are on the lam in New York.

A WHALE swallows a sea lion, on camera.

SEAGULLS are causing havoc in Dublin.

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Newport Folk Fest highlights, Quentin Tarantino's playlist, Rolling Stones,   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE TUBES: "She's A Beauty" and "Talk To Ya Later" are your Twofer Tuesday.

JUDY COLLINS joined ROBIN PECKNOLD JAMES MERCER, ERIC JOHNSON and more on (what else?) CSN's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." You'll also find “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, "Instant Karma," and more.

KERMIT THE FROG, supported by JIM JAMES & JANET WEISS, at the Newport Folk Festival.

DOLLY PARTON: There's more and better video from her cameos at Newport.

QUENTIN TARANTINO posted a massive Spotify playlist of material from his movies.


THE RACONTEURS play “Somedays (I Don’t Feel Like Trying)” and “Don’t Bother Me” for Kimmel and Twofer Tuesday.

THE ROLLING STONES' post-Brian Jones era gets almost three and a half-hourse of discussion and analysis on Political Beats, with guest Jeff Dufour, is the Editor-in-Chief of National Journal.

REDD KROSS: The eternal alt-rock underdogs on the dos and don'ts of surviving 40 years on rock 'n' roll's sidelines.

TALK TALK will pay tribute to late frontman Mark Hollis with their first show since 1986.

SEMISONIC is returning after 18 years, indirectly thanks to Liam Gallagher.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Paul McCartney & Wings' tootlefest, "Listen To What The Man Said."


JENNIFER ANISTON & JUSTIN THEROUX reunited... to say farewell to their dog. Aw.

ORLANDO BLOOM talks about maintaining a long-distance relationship with Katy Perry.

DAVID SPADE talks to Paste about his weekly late-night show Comedy Central show.

BLACK WIDOW: The prequel have more than one.

THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE shared the opening scene of Season 4.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 has a trailer online.

MODERN LOVE: Amazon's adaptation of the New York Times column has a trailer online with Tina Fey and John Slattery.


DANNY AINGE, doing ball-handling drills with his dog.


A FLORIDA SHARK VICTIM chooses a bar over the hospital.


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Jon Pratt, New Releases, Pere Ubu, Bat For Lashes, Dolphins   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's frontman covers Rockpile's "Heart" and a previously unreleased song from All The Fixins, "Treat You Right" for Twofer Monday.

NEW RELEASES: Paste hooks you up to new LPs from Florist, Violent Femmes, Dude York, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT hooks you up with LPs from Lloyd Cole, Fad Gadget, Moloko and more.

PERE UBU plays Mountain Stage.

BAT FOR LASHES shares the 80s-tinged "Feel For You."

THE HIGHWOMEN share "Crowded Table."

MY MORNING JACKET shares an outtake from their debut, "John Dyes Her Hair Red."


SHEER MAG shares a video for "Hardly to Blame."

THE ROLLING STONES' ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS has received a 4K restoration.

AC/DC's Highway to Hell Turns 40. Rolling Stone originally didn't like it.

DOLLY PARTON made cameo appearances at the Newport Folk Festival.

RANDY NEWMAN appears on Chance the Rapper's new album. So does Bon Iver.

WOODSTOCK 50 has found a location (Merriweather Post Pavillion), but needs to find a lineup within 3 weeks.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Lion King repeats atop the chart with 75.5MM on a 60 percent drop that suggests the film was a little front-loaded with fans of the original, but it's already close to a billion worldwide. Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood shows with 40MM, which is the best opening of the director's career, but the "B" CinemaScore suggests it may have delivered something unexpected to his hardest core fans. The reported 110MM in marketing costs will figure in how this does once it reaches international markets. Spider-Man: Far from Home shows with another 12.2MM and crosses the billion-dollar mark globally.  Toy Story 4 takes the fourth slot with 9.9MM on a 37 percent drop; it will cross 400MM domestic this week, and domestic markets likely will put this one over a billion by the end of summer.  Crawl rounds out the Top Five with 4MM on a 34 percent drop and 45.9MM worldwide against a 13.5MM budget, which likely means cash in the bank befor finding cult status in the home video market.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME: A deleted scene reveals Gamora's fate.

VENOM: Three directors are in talks to direct the upcoming sequel, including Andy Serkis.

SYLVESTER STALLONE revealed that a new Rocky movie and prequel series could be on the way.

THE CONTINENTAL: Starz's TV series spinoff of John Wick is unlikely to air until at least late 2021.

PATSY & LORETTA, The real-life friendship of country icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn is revealed in the first trailer for the upcoming Lifetime biopic.

RUSSI TAYLOR, the voice of Minnie Mouse for over 30 years, died this weekend in Glendale, Calif. She was 75.


A MEGAPOD OF DOLPHINS swam alongside a boat in California for nearly 30 minutes.

THIS GUY wakes up at 5 am every single day to feed hundreds of stray dogs.

FLORIDA OFFICIALS are backtracking after encouraging homeowners to "kill iguanas on their own property" as the population booms.

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