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Faces, Vetiver, Surfer Blood, Frightened Rabbit, Cutout Bin, Cattle   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE FACES! Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones, and Ian McLagan, live on the Beeb circa 1972.  Your setlist includes: "Three Button Hand Me Down"; "Maybe I'm Amazed"; "Too Much Woman/Street Fighting Man"; "Miss Judy's Farm"; "Love In Vain"; "Stay With Me"; and "I'm Losing You."

VETIVER did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter.

SURFER BLOOD is advance streaming the Tarot Classics EP.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT is streaming A Frightened Rabbit EP.

GRINGO STAR is advance streaming Count Yer Lucky Stars.

TWERPS are streaming their self-titled debut.

ZOLA JESUS played NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge Wednesday night; you can stream the whole gig on demand.

MICHAEL WINSLOW of Police Academy fame performs Led Zep's "Whole Lotta Love" as only he can.

TOM WAITS met the Wall Street Journal at a Chisese restaurant to discuss songwriting. Audio embeds at the link.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART is profiled by Straight.com.

THE BOTTLE ROCKETS lead singer and guitarist Brian Henneman talks to the Riverfront Times about learning the banjo and the band's new acoustic LP.

FRIENDLY FIRES' lead singer Ed Macfarlane tells Spinner about their trumpeter's death, his breakdown, and more...

DEAN WAREHAM talks to Stuff about returning to his birthplace with the Galaxie 500 catalog.

THE CHICAGO READER TURNS 40: Highlights of its music criticism include bits on Nirvana and the Sex Pistols.

CUTOUT BIN: From the Bangles to the Supremes, from Bob Mould to the Ramsey Lewis Trio, from the Decemberists to Shirley Bassey, plus Billy Bragg, Roy Orbison, Dum Dum Girls, the Bobby Fuller Four and more  -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are now streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are The Three Musketeers, which is currently scoring 24 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Paranormal Activity 3, which is scoring 78 percent; Johnny English Reborn, scoring 38 percent; and The Mighty Macs, scoring 41 percent.

THE TOP 75 HORROR FILMS, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

LINDSAY LOHAN was turned away from the L.A. County Morgue, after showing up late.  Five mugshots...collect 'em all!

KIM KARDASHIAN & KRIS HUMPHRIES have been married just eight short weeks but their marriage is said to be crumbling.

JESSICA SIMPSON is pregnant, but she wouldn't confirm anything to anyone until she had a magazine deal - for a fee of up to a half-million dollars.

JENNIFER LOPEZ & BRADLEY COOPER: Following a hush-hush, super-luxe dinner date at NYC's Per Se in early September, Cooper hasn't stopped putting on the charm with newly single Lopez.

GIULIANA RANCIC is doing well after a double lumpectomy.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA will take flight with director Bryan Singer.

THE WACHOWSKIS return to sci-fi with Jupiter Ascending.

THE TEN MOST SPECTACULAR SCREWUPS in Television History.

YEMEN: Tribesmen said they would attack US citizens and kill French hostages in retaliation for the drone strike that killed Anwar al Awlaki, his son, and other al Qaeda leaders.

GADDAFI? Dead! Marmalard? Dead! Niedermeyer...Dead!

SYRIA: Government troops mounted a large crackdown around the capital of Damascus. Libya's interim government became the first to recognize the Syrian opposition as the legitimate authority in Syria.

IRAN: The United States believes Iran's shadowy Quds Force is becoming increasingly aggressive overseas and may be working on other international plots beyond the alleged plan to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, three US officials told Reuters.

AND THERE WERE COWS all over the freeway. Click-through for the raw video.

A SUITCASE OF SMUGGLED SPIDERS, seized by the Swiss!

HERPES MONKEY still on the lam in Ohio?

EATING GARDEN SLUGS? Don't.

PIG RUSTLER awaits extradition to Iowa.

FREE OPOSSUM PICKUP service restored in Corpus Christi.

HEY, NICE BEAVER! Why, thank you... I just had it stuffed.

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Ting Tings, Summer Camp, Ministry, Aretha, Bear Cub   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE TING TINGS get a bit heavier on "Hang It Up."

SUMMER CAMP did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, including a building cover of Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World."

INTO IT. OVER IT. did five free songs for Daytrotter.

ACTIVE CHILD stopped by the KEXP studios for a session.

MINISTRY: Live in Sacramento, Feb. 27, 1990.

ARETHA FRANKLIN tackles "Respect" at the Otis Redding tempo on French TV, circa 1970.

THE STONE ROSES: The Quietus reports on the reunion presser, while the Sabotage Times has reservations. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

JARVIS COCKER talks to The Guardian about youth, fame and the changing face of pop.

TORI AMOS talks about tracks spanning her career with The A.V. Club.

THE 20 MOST OVERRATED BASS GUITARISTS, according to Paste.

FIVE SUCCESSFUL SPRINGSTEEN COVERS, according to The A.V. Club.

LINDSAY LOHAN may be headed to jail yet again after a judge blasted her and revoked her probation for missing too many community service appointments.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON & JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT: Caught canoodling?

JESSICA SIMPSON: Still more preganancy rumors.

MARISKA HARGITAY adopts her second child in six months.

DANNY MASTERSON & BIJOU PHILLIPS got hitched.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI & JAY CUTLER (a/k/a Jerkface) are back together.

HEATHER MILLS is being sued for not paying for 5000-dollar harcuts. Allegedly.

THE REAL WORLD to Occupy Wall Street?

SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS has another trailer online.

PAKISTAN's army chief has warned the US that it will have to think "10 times" before taking any unilateral action in North Waziristan.

AFGHANISTAN: Pres. Obama's plan to withdraw some US troops from Afghanistan this year will take soldiers out of the country's restive east, where battles between foreign troops and militants suspected in high-profile attacks increasingly make it the war's focus.

A BEAR CUB stops off for produce in Ketchikan, Alaska.

EXOTIC ANIMAL ESCAPE: The last wild creature thought to be missing after a night of mayhem on an exotic-animal farm was accounted for late Wednesday - a monkey carrying a potentially deadly virus apparently was eaten by one of the 49 carnivores shot by sheriff's deputies.

GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER, well ahead of Christmas Eve.

A BABY DOLPHIN, with its umbilical cord still attached, was found beached in Uruguay. It is now being nurtured back to health in a series of insanely cute pics.

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Stone Roses, Girls, Richard Buckner, Drums, MBV, Dubstep Parrot   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE STONE ROSES are in fact reuniting for two shows in Manchester and a world tour in 2012, thus the obligatory clip of "I Wanna Be Adored."

GIRLS stopped by the KEXP studios for a mini-set.

RICHARD BUCKNER did three free songs for Daytrotter.

THE DRUMS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Live in Osaka, Nov. 25, 1991.

RYAN ADAMS & JASON ISBELL cover Alabama's "Love In The First Degree."

MAZZY STAR preview two new singles due on Halloween, prompting the obligatory "Fade Into You" video.

ST VINCENT: Annie Clark talks to the Arizona Republic about Strange Mercies and her career generally.

ROY HARPER, on the verge of becoming a British institution, tells The Guardian it's been downhill since 9500 B.C.

WILLIAM SHATNER talks to All Things Considered about his spacey new album.

ROCK'S 10 MOST OVERRATED LYRICISTS, according to Flavorwire.

LINDSAY LOHAN will be backed by the probation department in court today.

SHIA LeBEOUF, punched on video by a shirtless, overweight dude speaking for film fans everywhere.

DEMI MOORE is still wearing her wedding ring, but it may fall off if she drops any more weight.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON was too sexy for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. And her shirt.

SOULJA BOY got busted for posssession of a "substantial amount" of marijuana and 70K in cash.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES to occupy Wall Street?

TEN SPORTS FLICKS that transcended the game.

IRAN's nuclear program, which stumbled badly after a reported cyberattack last year, appears beset by poorly performing equipment, shortages of parts and other woes as global sanctions exert a mounting toll, Western diplomats and nuclear experts say.

PAKISTAN: Gen. Kayani said he is open to conducting peace talks with the Taliban. Prime Minister Gilani said the Taliban can keep their weapons but Interior Minister Malik said they must lay down their arms first.

AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban may be weakening in the south.

DUBSTEP PARROT: Let's go to the video.

EXOTIC ANIMALS ESCAPE: Ohio police said they have shot at least 25 of at least 48 escaped exotic animals on Tuesday night.

WILD PONIES in Dartmoor will be given a contraceptive injection to keep their population down.

HOUSE CAT stares down a mountain lion.

A "BEAR JAM" required continuous attention from the Montana Highway Patrol.

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New Releases, Wilco, Kathryn Calder, CMJ, Elvis Costello, Cuttlefish   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

FANFARLO drops a video for "Deconstruction."

NEW RELEASES from Gaslight Anthem, T-Bone Burnett, Body Language, Class Actress and more are streaming this week via Spinner.

WILCO played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

KATHRYN CALDER (New Pr0nographers) is advance streaming Bright and Vivid.

CMJ MUSIC MARATHON: KEXP has your streaming mix of artists from the big confab, including Dum Dum Girls, Frankie Rose & The Outs, Handsome Furs, Islands, J Mascis, Jonathan Richman, Portugal.The Man, Radiation City, Shonen Knife, Twin Shadow, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wild Flag, Zola Jesus and more.

TOM WAITS is issuing invites to an advance stream of Bad To Me.

ELVIS COSTELLO plays Sesame Street with "Monster Went and Ate My Red 2."  Add the original, live on TOTP, for a Twofer Tuesday brought to you by the number 2.

THE MEKONS: Jon Langford talks to Prefix about the band's new (concept) record and the price of being a constantly evolving musical outfit.

DEER TICK's John McCauley talks to DCist about Divine Providence, new bands, Diamond Rugs, and more.

THE KINKS: Dave Davies played down any chance of a reunion in the near future as his relationship with brother Ray is too dysfunctional.  He also talks about his solo work at the link.

JANE'S ADDICITON frontman Perry Farrell has fitness tips. Sort of.

ALICE COOPER teaches Bible classes on his day off.

LINDSAY LOHAN is scrambling to prove she is fulfilling all her probation requirements when she goes before Los Angeles Judge Stephanie Sautner tomorrow.

GIULIANA RANCIC said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.

GEORGE CLOONEY & STACY KIEBLER made their red carpet debut.

SUSAN SARANDON calls the Pope a Nazi. Apparently hasn't heard of Godwin's Law.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS' Family Reunion, Minus Royal.

ELAINE MAY interviews Woody Allen and Ethan Coen.

LIST-O-MANIA: Jonathan Rosenbaum revisits his his critique of the AFI's 100 Best American Movies.

SYRIA: In an emergency meeting in Cairo, the Arab League will consider suspending Syria from the organization. The British foreign office rebuked Syria's ambassador over the intimidation of dissidents in Britain.

PAKISTAN appears less willing than ever to challenge insurgent groups and is more inclined to make peace with them.

AFGHANISTAN: Lawmakers agreed Saturday to pay back Afghanistan's central bank for bailing out the country's largest private lender last year, a move that could clear the way for a new line of credit for the country from the International Monetary Fund, according to Afghan and Western officials.

THE CUTTLEFISH: Master of Camouflage.

ANDREA THE CAT, totally working the nine lives, survives the gas chamber.

CHAMPION GOAT flunks drug test in Colorado.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: The Cyclops Shark.

CROCODILES continue to steal jobs from humans in the drug trade.

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Bridge School Concerts, Americana Music Awards, Flying Burritos, Rambo the Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 17, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

BEIRUT played "East Harlem" at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

THE BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERTS: Listen to 25 years of tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Neil Young (natch) and more.

THE AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS -- featuring performances from Lucinda Williams, Jerry Douglas, Gregg Allman, Robert Plant, The Civil Wars, Justin Townes Earle, and more -- is streaming on demand.

THE LUMINEERS did the four free songs thing for Daytrotter.

THE FLYING BURRITO BROS, Live in Amsterdam, circa 1972.

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL is streaming another unreleased track, "You've Passed."

THE JAYHAWKS look back at their flight log with CMT, and get an interview plus tracks with All Things Considered. (Thx, LHB.) Pretty much the right season for "Blue."

THE STONE ROSES may announce a reunion tor Tuesday, but the original drummer won't be there.

PATTI SMITH talks to the New York Times about the difference between grief and remembrance, among other things.

PAUL SIMON got a profile from Variety for his 70th birthday.

VAN HUNT talks to the L.A. Times about North Hollywood and his first indie LP.

THURSTON MOORE & KIM GORDON have separated.

R.E.M.: The New York Times runs a piece about dancing like Michael Stipe. (Thx, TV's Andy Levy.)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Real Steel knocks out the remakes with 16.3 million, off 40 percent, which is not bad, but not exactly a rock-em, sock-em performance.  The unnecessary, but reportedly not awful Footloose remake places just behind with 16.1 million against a 24 million budget.  The Thing prequel showed with a weak 8.7 million against a 40 million budget, which may be scarier than the movie itself.  The Ides of March takes the fourth slot with 7.5 million, but on a leggy 28 percent drop, with a 22.2 million total against an 18 million budget.  Dolphin Tale rounds out the Top 5 with another 6.3 million and a 58.7 million total against a 37 million budget.  Below the fold, Moneyball and 50/50 look leggy in the sixth and sseventh slots, while The Big Year debuted at No. 9 with 3.3 million against a 40 million budget (ouch).

ASHTON KUTCHER & DEMI MOORE had a moving truck visit their Santa Monica home. Maybe he's moving in with Jon Cryer.

LINDSAY LOHAN has violated the judge's order in her probation case by not seeing a psychologist at least once a week, but she seems unconcerned that anything bad will happen at her probation hearing. She could spend nearly a year-and-a-half in jail.  Also, people are wondering about her dental health.

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. asked Hollywood to forgive Mel Gibson.

JENNIFER LOPEZ & BRADLEY COOPER were spotted together again, according to photogs.

NIKKI REED & PAUL McDONALD got hitched.

SHANNEN DOHERTY got hitched again over the weekend.

BRADGELINA are selling their 14-million Malibu mansion.

LARRY HAGMAN has been diagnosed with cancer, but doctors have told him it's a highly treatable form that might not impact his return as TV baddie J.R. Ewing on TNT's upcoming Dallas reboot.

ZACHARY QUINTO, promoting his upcoming film Margin Call, a ­financial-crisis thriller in which he co-stars alongside Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, and Jeremy Irons, talks to the media about being a gay man, nttawwt.

DAN WHELDON, two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnared in a fiery 15-car pileup, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.

YEMEN: An Egyptian named Ibrahim al Bana who served as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media chief, and Abdul Rahman al Awlaki were among seven AQAP operatives killed in five US airstrikes in Shabwa.

EGYPT's top reform leader criticized the country's military rulers Sunday as having too much power and no experience governing, expressing the frustration of many a week after more than 20 Christians were killed when the military broke up their protest in Cairo with force.

IRAN: On Sunday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned he could do away with the presidency, currently held by his rival, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Also, Iran failed in its attempt to send a live monkey into space last month. And Pres. Obama is pressing UN nuclear inspectors to release classified intelligence information showing that Iran is designing and experimenting with nuclear weapons technology.

AFGHANISTAN: Despite a sharp increase in assassinations and a continuing flood of civilian casualties, NATO officials said Saturday that they had reversed the momentum of the Taliban insurgency as enemy attacks were falling for the first time in years.

IRAQ: The United States is abandoning plans to keep troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, the Associated Press has learned.

THE LIFE OF A CAT, featuring Rambo the Cat.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: The NYPD unleashed the full force of its Emergency Service Unit to go after a militant squirrel took over a Harlem CVS for three days. Menawhile, another militant knocked out power to half of Greenwich, CT.

IT'S DRUNK PARROT season in Darwin. BONUS: It appears that more than 20 dead crows found in Beaufort County, SC, apparently broke the cardinal rule of don't drink and fly.

AN EEL clogged the pipe at a Manchester water treatment plant.

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