THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...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.
HAND HABITS advance streams Placeholder.
TEEN advance streams Good Fruit.
DELLA MAE advance streams The Butcher Shoppe.
RYUCHI SAKAMOTO advance streams the 20th anniversary edition of BTTB.
MARISSA NADLER shares “Poison” (ft John Cale) and ”If We Make It Through The Summer”.
SPIRAL STAIRS shares "The Fool."
PETER TORK, a blues and folk musician who became a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. He sang on their novelty number, "Your Auntie Grizelda," but was more a bit more serious sharing the lead with Davy Jones on "Shades of Gray," A versatile musician, he also contributed the harpsichord on "The Girl That I Knew Somewhere" and the jaunty piano on "Daydream Believer." And got a bit more psychedelic on tracks from Head, writing "Can You Dig it?" (sung by Micky Dolenz) and "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?" And in the movie of Head, Tork is featured in the segment using Gerry Goffin and Carole King's "As We Go Along." But my fave of his may his co-written "For Pete's Sake," which became the TV show's end theme. BONUS: The Monkees episode of the Political Beats podcast (which is not a politcal podcast at all) is still geat listening.
ALEX CHILTON: Aquarium Drunkard essays his Great American Songbook period and his N'awlins blues period.
KEITH RICHARDS, Lord of the Undead, says kicking heroin is easier than quitting smoking.
CHASING RAINBOWS: Inside the battle between Radiohead and EMI's Guy Hands.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at the dusty and countrified "Heart Of Gold," Neil Young's only massive chart hit.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's new releases include How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which is currently scoring 92 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Fighting With My Family expands wide scoring 93 percent; and Run The Race expands to ~850 screens but unscreened for critics.
THE OSCARS' backstage drama may be better than the telecast.
JUSSIE SMOLLETT may get suspended from Empire after being charged with filing a false police report.
MICHAEL JACKSON's estate is suing HBO over its upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland, claiming the company violated a nondisparagement agreement made when it aired a Jackson concert in 1992.
MILEY CYRUS is profiled by Vanity Fair.
ROCKETMAN: The Elton John biopic has a new trailer online.
THE TWILIGHT ZONE reboot has a trailer online.
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, ft Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as disgraced cops, has a trailer online.
THE 50 BEST MOVIE SCORES, according to Pitchfork.
A BOY AND HIS DOG play Tee-ball.
THIS TORTOISE was thought to be extinct for 100 years— until now.
A HAPPY GATOR gets a scrubdown.
EARL THE LLAMA needed killin'. That's how the ballad will begin.