LOCAL NATIVES drop a video for "Breakers" ahead of their sophomore LP.
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION stopped by World Cafe to play two songs from their new record and discuss their two decades as one of rock's rowdiest bands.
JEREMY MESSERSMITH played the most recent Caravan du Nord.
CAROLINE SMITH & THE GOOD NIGHT SLEEPS also played the Caravan du Nord.
MARTHA WAINWRIGHT played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.
FRANZ NICOLAY drops "'Did Your Broken Heart Make You Who You Are?"
CAT POWER: "New York, New York."
GRAHAM PARKER tours his musical career with The A.V. Club.
SHANE MacGOWAN is in a sick bed from "overdoing it," but still talks to The Quietus.
TEN ROCKSTARS' Last Words.
THE 50 BEST ALBUMS OF 2012, according to Paste.
JESSICA SIMPSON is reportedly knocked up again already.
CHARLIE SHEEN isn't done blasting "Two and a Half Men" and showrunner Chuck Lorre over the Angus T. Jones brouhaha.
GABRIEL AUBRY will probably not face criminal prosecution for the violent Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's home.
DEMI MOORE Demi Moore is back in the arms of another much younger man after splitting with husband Ashton Kutcher, according to Page Six.
JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ were... wait for it... caught canoodling at Dream Hotel's Marble Lane.
WHITNEY HOUSTON's daughter Bobbi Kristina miraculously emerged unscathed after wrecking her Chevy Camaro in a frightening car crash. She and Nick Gordon recently called off their plans to wed.
PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON: Trying for a baby... or already pregnant?
STAR WARS: Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg indeed have been hired to work on the Star Wars franchise, but they will likely not be writing episodes 8 and 9.
IRAN: The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said Iran would continue to enrich uranium for its nuclear program. Talks between Iran and six world powers are expected to resume later this year or in January.
SYRIA: Two car bombs exploded in Damascus, killing at least 34 people. Rebels shot down a government jet, the second aircraft shot down in two days. The new opposition coalition held its first meeting to discuss forming a transitional government.
EGYPT: Protests against President Morsi continued. Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties called for a "million man" rally to support Morsi for Saturday. The committee writing the new constitution said it could complete a draft soon. A court sentenced seven Egyptian Copts to death in absentia for participating in an anti-Islamic video.
A BABY RED PANDA is surprised.
A RUNAWAY ZEBRA AND PONY were on the lam on Staten Island. Video at the link.
AN ESCAPED EMU was detained by police after it was spotted walking through a town during rush-hour on Wednesday.
KILLING A SPIDER with brass knuckles is not a good idea. Video at the link.