THAO with the GET DOWN STAY DOWN covered the Lovin' Spoonful's "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" for Record Store Day. Thao Nguyen is profiled in the Washington Post.
THE CURE is streaming all 30 songs from their secret show at L.A.'s Troubadour.
PETER BJORN & JOHN stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming on demand via MPR.
THE WALKMEN stopped by WNEW for a chat and acoustic mini-set streaming on demand.
MICACHU and the SHAPES talk to Paste about the band's name and kitchen-sink pop, with embedded audio.
NEKO CASE plays "This Tornado Loves You" at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
MAC McCAUGHAN of Superchunk, Portastatic and Merge Records does a Q&A with MAGNET, including Portastatic's cover of GbV's "Echoes Myron.
THE DECEMBERISTS -- and Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy's wife and band artist -- are profiled in Paste. Drowning, nerds, hard rock, etc.
ANDREW BIRD is profiled at Filter: "I ended up completely changing the way I make music out there. And when you spend that much time alone, you definitely find out who or what your demons are."
M WARD is profiled by the Ft. Wayne Journal-Gazette: Ward says he assembles his songs from snippets, half-songs, bridges, choruses and hooks he has recorded over the course of two decades. Ward says he has 500 such recordings and no system for organizing them.
BOB SEGER and his bassist are getting sued over an automobile accident. Like a rock.
LINDSAY LOHAN is drowning her sorrows over her breakup with Samantha Ronson in a sea of men - and some friends are terrified she'll go down the road Britney Spears traveled two years ago.
BEYONCE KNOWLES's raw "board mix" is almost as bad as the late Linda McCartney's board mix.
ANGELINA JOLIE is signing onto a film franchise based on Patricia Cornwell's bestselling book series on medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE: No evidence suggests Rafiq Qureshi tried to sell his young daughter, Sumdog Millionaire actress Rubina Ali, police in Mumbai announced Wednesday.
TOM CRUISE is a one-man economic stimulus to the script doctoring business.
DENISE RICHARDS shows off her funbags.
MICHAEL PHELPS is dating Miss California?
HARRY POTTER: Daniel Radcliffe talks about the cliffhanger splitting of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
IRAN welcomes "constructive" talks with world powers on its nuclear program but insists the Islamic state will press ahead with its disputed work. Meanwhile, the state-run news agency ran a story on its website praising the unveiling of an Iranian-made drone, that according to the Israeli daily Maariv bears a striking resemblance to an earlier photo taken in Israel of an Israeli-made drone.
PAKISTAN: So, how's that peace deal working out? The Taliban have issued a direct challenge to the legitimacy of the Pakistani government, by declaring the country's entire legal system "un-Islamic." The Taliban have seized control of another district in the country's northwest just 70 miles from the capital after consolidating their hold on the Swat valley. The Daily Beast's Gerald Posner reports that Taliban forces are on the verge of seizing Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.
CAT vs. PIGEON: Who you got?
BUGGING BUGS: Tiny radio transmitters have been attached to ants to study their nest-hunting habits.
A BLACK BEAR is on the loose in Broward County, FL.
EAGLE mugs a 69-year-old woman in Austria.
THE BEAVER BAFFLE SYSTEM is being erected in Annapolis. Hey, nice beaver!