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Local Natives, Secret Sisters, Joseph, 3 Cats and a Bird   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


TWIN PEAKS dropped a video for "Holding Roses."

LOCAL NATIVES stopped by WFUV's Studio A to talk about and play us some of their new songs.

THE SECRET SISTERS play a Tiny Desk Concert.

JOSEPH stopped by World Cafe for a chat and a mini-set.

BIG JESUS shares “Oneirica" ahead of Oneiric.

BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

ALL 314 SPRINGSTEEN SONGS, ranked by Vulture.

BILLY BRAGG and JOE HENRY list their favorite traveling songs.

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS singer Joe D’Agostino and bassist Matt Whipple talk to Brooklyn Vegan to discuss Pretty Years.

THE LONG RYDERS become the latest of The Guardian's Cult Heroes.

ALEC & HILARIA BALDWIN welcomed their third child, and second son.

RICKY SCHROEDER is getting divorced by his wife.

RON HOWARD talks about his documentary, Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.

THE TOXIC AVENGER is headed for a remake.

HEAT: Michael Mann, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro participated in a panel on the classic crime epic.

ALAN MOORE, the author of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and The Killing Joke plans to retire from comics and focus on film and literary work.

A BIRD, THREE CATS, and a Guest.

A BABY ORANGUTAN was born at the National Zoo.

A BABY GORILLA is named Harambe McHarambeface.

PARROT FEVER! Don't catch it.

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Human People, Low Culture, Vanity, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Snake   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


TY SEGALL & MIKAL CRONIN cover Neil Young's "Down By the River."

HUMAN PEOPLE steams their  second EP, Veronica.

LOW CULTURE streams their sophomore album Places to Hide.

VANITY streams Don’t Be Shy.

JASON ISBELL & AMANDA SHIRES share “The Color of a Cloudy Day.”

KIM GORDON drops "Murdered Out," the first track she's released under her own name.

JULIANA HATFIELD: The autumnal "My Sister" and the Blake Babies' cover of "Temptation Eyes" for Twofer Tuesday.

NICK CAVE: All Songs Considered talks to Andrew Dominik about One More Time With Feeling, a documentary of the making of Skeleton Tree.

THE MONKEES AT 50: The Prefab Four debuted on TV 50 years ago yesterday.  Entertainment Weekly talks to Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork about their greatest hits and and their new album.

THE RAMONES AT 40: The Kids Are Losing Their Minds.

THE 11 BEST DECEMBERISTS SONGS, according to Paste.

AMANDA SEYFRIED is engaged to her boyfriend and co-star, Thomas Sadoski.

ALEXIS ARQUETTE, the transgender actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Patricia and Richmond, died from complications related to AIDS.

RYAN LOCHTE was on the verge of being attacked Monday night during the live season premiere of Dancing with the Stars.

KATE HUDSON is profiled by Marie Claire.

MILEY CYRUS is profiled at Elle.

CLINT EASTWOOD: The evolution of a hero, from The Man With No Name to Sully.

SYRIA: There's a ceasefire, which no one knows whether anyone whill observe.

A SANKE CRAWLS out of the engine and onto the windshield of a moving car. (NSFW language)

VORACIOUS TEGUS are on the move in South Florida.

A CHIHUAHUA was looking pretty spaced after eating an entire cannabis cookie.

A K-9 OFFICER gets a Puppuccino at Starbucks.

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Beach Slang, Local Natives, The Heart & the Head, Whitney, Whale   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BEACH SLANG shares a video for "Atom Bomb."

LOCAL NATIVES stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART performs onstage at World Cafe Live and discusses its surprising role in the Cameron Crowe-produced Showtime series Roadies.

WHITNEY perform in The Current studio.

NIRVANA: Their first TV performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which just turned 25. Get off my lawn. It's really not their best work, but iconic to the young in the way Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" was to a prior youth cohort.

BILLY CORGAN has said he wants to make a Smashing Pumpkins album in the vein of Gish and Siamese Dream and suggested it could be made with "people who used to be in the band".

TONI BASIL hasn't lost a step at age 72.

R.E.M.: New Adventures In Hi-Fi, 20 years later.

THE 50 BEST NEW WAVE ALBUMS, according to Paste.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Sully sticks the box office landing with 35.5MM, the best Tom Hanks opening since Angels & Demons, and director Clint Eastwood's second-biggest debut after American SniperWhen The Bough Breaks places with 15MM against a 10MM budget, which means it likely profits, if a little behind projections, despite universally bad reviews.  Don't Breathe shows with 8.2MM; the 48 percent drop isn't bad after a 3-day weekend and the quality hoor flick has grossed 66.8MM domestic against a 9.9MM budget already.  Suicide Squad drops to the fourth slot with 5.6MM, and crosses 700MM worldwide.  The debut of The Wild Life rounded out the Top Five with 3.4MM, but that suggests a short shelf life.

ANNA CAMP & SKYLAR ASTIN of Pitch Perfect are married.

SHANNEN DOHERTY is almost done with chemo.

LACY CHABERT made her first child happen.

THE FLASH movie finds Barry Allen's father.

FRANCE: Two families on a cycle ride in Toulon came under violent attack after assailants hurled insults at two female partners for wearing shorts, according to prosecutors. The attack, carried out by a group of youths from a housing estate in the Mediterranean port town, has sparked claims that parts of France are prey to an Islamist “morality police”.

IRAN began building a second nuclear plant with Russian help on Saturday, in a 10 billion dollar project which follows Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers last year, state media reported.

RUSSIA has staged one its largest ever military drills in the annexed Crimea peninsula, deploying missiles and rocket launchers in an explosive and spectacular display of might.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: The flow of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State has been cut to a trickle this year as the group’s territory has shrunk and its ambitions have withered.

THIS WHALE was camera-shy.

IN THE BONOBO WORLD, Female Camaraderie Prevails.

A CATFISH fell from the sky and struck a woman in the face.

A PUPPY and a CHEETAH CUB, raised together... mass hysteria!

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B-52s, Dawes, The Tyde, Against Me!, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Ghost Snake   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 09, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE B-52s!  The quirky combo from Athens, GA, has had a long and storied career, but we'll stick to the early stuff this weekend.  So, from the self-titled debut, classics "Planet Claire," "Rock Lobster,"  "Lava," and "Dance This Mess Around." And from the sophomore LP, Wild Planet, "Party Out of Bounds," "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho" and "Dirty Back Road."  BONUS: "Song For A Future Generation," because it's the first song I heard them play live. DOUBLE BONUS: "Deadbeat Club," because get off my lawn.

DAWES advance streams We're All Gonna Die.

THE TYDE advance streams Darren 4.

AGAINST ME! advance streams Shape Shift With Me.

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS advance streams Pretty Years.

OF MONTREAL backed actor Paul Rudd and actor-director David Wain on Boston's classic "More Than A Feeling."

KIM GORDON talks about Sonic Youth's first acoustic set, Iggy Pop, PiL and a peptalk given to her by Neil Young's son.

OKKERVIL RIVER Had to Die in Order to Be Reborn. (Thx, Frank Yang)

THE 12 BEST ELLIOTT SMITH SONGS, according to Paste.

JERRY HELLER, a manager who rose and fell in rock before playing a key role in the gangsta rap movement, has died at 75.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Sully, which is currently scoring 81 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; When the Bough Breaks, which has not been screened for critics, The Wild Life, scoring 24 percent; and The Disappointments Room, uncreened for critics.

NATALIE PORTMAN is expecting her second child with her husband, Benjamin Millepied.

IMAN talks about David Bowie during Fashion Week.

RYAN LOCHTE has been banned by the USOC for 10 months, through next June, and excluded from next July's world championships, after his gas-station incident and “over-exaggeration” in recounting the event at the Rio Olympics.

BATMAN will face comic book villain Deathstroke, played by True Blood star Joe Manganiello, in Ben Affleck's first solo movie playing the Dark Knight.

MEL GIBSON: Still crazy after all these years?

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS has a trailer featuring Kate Beckinsale in a leather catsuit, per usual.

9/11: The first five minutes of CNN coverage. I came out of the shower, saw the second plane hit on NBC, and knew had had to contact my boss, whose daughter lived in NYC. There is still a lot of crazy stuff going on around the country and the world as a result, so consider taking a moment to watch and remember.

A RUSSIAN FIGHTER JET made an "unsafe close-range intercept" of a US aircraft over the Black Sea Wednesday, coming within 10 feet of the American plane.

 THE "GHOST" SNAKE is a new snake recently discovered in Madagascar.

A GIANT SNAKE was discovered on top of an Arkansas woman's truck after she returned to a parking lot.

A CAT uses a crosswalk.

AN OCTOPUS somehow slithered its way onto a New Orleans sidewalk.

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Oh, it's a short one today kids.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LIFE INTERVENED. But I do note the following light entertainment:

MADONNA & GUY RITCHIE resolved the custody dispute over their teenage son, Rocco.

JEREMY RENNER settled his child support dispute.

HALLE BERRY & OLIVIER MARTINEZ may not get a divorce after all.

JOHNNY DEPP  is attached to play the Los Angeles police detective who investigated the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, in Labyrinth.

JAMES FRANCO will play the pick-up artist known as Mystery in a movie adaptation of The Game.

BRAD PITT is profiled by the New York Times Magazine.

TWO PYTHONS were caught fighting while hanging from a roof in Queensland.

SEE YOU on Friday.

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