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Wilco, SXSW, Can, Keeps, Jimmy Webb, Man's Best Friend   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FRIGHTENED RABBIT drops a video for "Get Out."

WILCO plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE AUSTIN 100: NPR's six-hour playlist or download of SXSW bands.

CAN: The Peel Sessions, 1973-75.

KEEPS advance streams Brief Spirit.

BETH ORTON drops "Moon" ahead of Kidsticks.

GIRL RAY drops “I’ll Make This Fun.”

JIMMY WEBB, one of America's master songwriters, plays "Elvis and Me" on Steve Dahl's 1991 NYE PPV event.

BOB DYLAN'S SECRET ARCHIVE has recently been acquired by a group of institutions in Oklahoma for an estimated 15-20MM, and is set to become a resource for academic study.

FOO FIGHTERS dnied break-up rumors, but a major announcement was coming. And then they goofed on the rumors in a 7-minute video.

LOU REED would have turned 74 yesterday; here are 20 essential tracks.

A MINNESOTA RECORD STORE OWNER discovered 100K virgin LPs in a basement.

ZOE SALDANA is under fire after being cast as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. The trailer is online.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM's romance continues to heat up

MADONNA & GUY RITCHIE were chewed out by the judge in their child custody fight.


MISCHA BARTON will be Dancing With The Stars.

THE TERROR is finally moving forward at AMC.

SYRIAN rebels said on Wednesday they were under fierce government attack near the Turkish border despite a cessation of hostilities agreement and a representative cast doubt on whether U.N.-backed peace talks would go ahead on March 9 as planned.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Are you gonna finish that?

AN ORPHANED WALLABY finds comfort in his teddy bear. (Thx, Zoey.)

A SUSPECTED CARPET PYTHON was brought to a family swimming area in Queensland by its owner for a little fun.

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES are exploding in Mexico...population-wise.

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LOOOONG Day!   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 02:22 PM
Posted by: Karl

KarlI'LL BE BACK Thursday! See you them!

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Romp, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Neko Case, Craig Finn, Deer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


I DON'T CARES drop a video for "Whole Lotta Nothin'." 

ROMP advance streams its Departure From Venus. Lift-off!

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN advance streams A Man Alive.

SOUND OF CERES advance streams Nostalgia for Infinity.

BABY BIRDS DON'T DRINK MILK advance stream Burritos.

NEKO CASE, k.d. LAING & LAURA VEIRS team up for an "Atomic Number."

CRAIG FINN drops “Screenwriters School” from an expanded version of the Newmyer’s Roof EP.

THE FEELIES: Let's revisit classics like "Away" and "Deep Fascination" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE REPLACEMENTS: Dangerous Minds excerpts the Houston riot story from Trouble Boys.

JIMMY PAGE describes the creation of "Stairway to Heaven" as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought byt he heirs of Spirit's guitarist, Randy Craig Wolfe (Randy California).

IGGY POP served as the nude model in a life drawing class; the results will be showcased in a Fall 2016 Brooklyn Museum exhibition.

CHRIS FORSYTH talks to Aquarium Drunkard about Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band’s new double album, The Rarity of Experience. Syd Barrett is referenced, and Richard Thompson’s “Calvary Cross” is covered.

GEORGE KENNEDY, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film Cool Hand Luke, and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the Airport franchise and Earthquake, died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

THE OSCARS took a tumble this year to hit an 8-year ratings low and the third lowest viewership ever.

JENNIFER GARNER talks frankly and refreshingly about her divorce from Ben Affleck with Vanity Fair. Both wound up at the mag's Oscars afterparty, but kept their distance.

THE VANITY FAIR OSCARS AFTERPARTY, btw, was the only place to be for the glitterati.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM were snapped holding hands in Hawaii.

LINDSAY LOHAN has seemingly turned her life around after finding love with a London estate agent.

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her open-door policy for migrants, rejecting any limit on the number of refugees allowed into her country despite divisions within her government.

IRAQ: The U.S. Army's elite Delta Force operations to target, capture or kill top ISIS operatives have begun in Iraq, after several weeks of covert preparation, an administration official with direct knowledge of the force's activities told CNN.

A DEER was rescued from the ice in Sascatchewan. After about 45 minutes of being covered in blankets to warm up, they removed the blankets and she jumped up and ran off.

WILD GORILLAS compose and sing songs while they eat; there's audio.

SUPER-LICE have hit a reported 25 states, causing concern and frustration among parents because the bugs can’t be killed with most over-the-counter treatments.

A PUPPY gets braces.

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Robert Pollard, La Sera, Loretta Lynn, TV Girls, Rob Crow, Unicorn   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


KERMIT THE FROG & JACK WHITE car karaoke on “Fell In Love With A Girl

ROBERT POLLARD is streaming Of Course You Are.

LA SERA streams Music For Listening To Music To.

LORETTA LYNN advance streams Full Circle.

TV GIRLS stream Who Really Cares.

JENNIFER O'CONNOR streams Surface Noise.

ROB CROW'S GLOOMY ADVICE streams You’re Doomed. Be Nice.

ROGER DALTREY covers Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door." You can also find the charity single on iTunes.

IGGY POP drops "Sunday" ahead of Post Pop Depression.

THE RAVEONETTES drop “Run Mascara Run” as part of their singles club.

DAVE GROHL covered The Beatles' "Blackbird" during the Oscars' In Memoriam segment, which snubbed Abe Vigoda.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Mike Cooley talked to Flagpole about the band's history and future.

COCTEAU TWINS: Ten of Their Best.

YOKO ONO was the subject of a health scare on Friday.

THE OSCARS went to these folks. Leo DiCaprio finally won and failed to thank the bear in his speech. Ingrate.

CHRIS ROCK opened the Oscars with a monologue on Hollywood and racism.

THE SPIRIT AWARDS went to these folks.

THE RAZZIES went to these poor folks.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Deadpool threepeats atop the chart with 31.5MM and is now the third biggest R-rated movie (behind Passion of the Christ and American SniperGods of Egypt placed with 14MM against a 140MM budget, so safe to say this was a nuclear bomb. It will probably not be Lionsgate's post-Hunger Games franchise, even though its exposure was a fraction of that budget (10MM plus marketing costs). Kung Fu Panda 3 shows with a leggy 9MM.  Risen takes the fourth slot with 7MM and has ercouped its production budget.  The faith-based historical drama has yet to test overseas markets.  Eddie the Eagle rounds out the Top Five with 6.3MM against a 23MM budget; I suspect UK receipts will ensure this ends up in the black.

GERMANY does not know the whereabouts of 130K asylum seekers.

UK SPECIAL FORCES have been sent to Libya in a dramatic bid to form a new army that will wipe out Islamic State insurgents in the region. 

A "UNICORN" on the lam escaped twice from a Cali birthday party.

SHY SHELTER DOGS are helped by kids with children's books.

FLORIDA's PYTHON CHALLENGE bags an amazing 106 of the reptiles.

A RARE GIRAFFE is teetering on the edge of extinction because its meat commands such a high price, according to conservationists.

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Pretenders, M Ward, Nada Surf, Polica, Dog + Possums   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



....wtih THE PRETENDERS! Circa 1981, via one of Pate's two fab drummers, Jon Hahn.  Your setlist includes "The Wait," "The Adultress," "Message of Love/Louie Louie," "Talk of the Town," "English Roses," "Birds of Paradise," "Kid," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Day After Day," "Jealous Dogs, " Up the Neck," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Precious," and "Brass In Pocket/MysteryAchievement."

M WARD advance streams More Rain.

NADA SURF advance streams You Know Who You Are.

POLICA advance streams United Crushers.

HERON OBLIVION advance streams their self-titled LP.

AIMEE MANN covers The Carpenters' "Yesterday Once More."

BAY CITY ROLLERS: The immortal genius of "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y... NIGHT!

NEKO CASE talks to Pitchfork about her career so far, including her songwriting and recording process, her work with the New Pornographers, her life on the road and on her farm in Vermont, and more.

JENNY LEWIS talks to Billboard about her new female-centric record label.

EVIE SANDS: Aquarium Drunkard looks back at Any Way That You Want Me, "one of the most sublime and strikingly gorgeous albums" of the late 60s and early 70s.

DJ JIMMY SAVILLE and broadcaster Stuart Hall, serial child abusers and sexual offenders, were allowed to operate within the BBC with impunity, a damning report has found.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases? Gods of Egypt, which is currently scoring 11 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Triple 9, currently scoring 58 percent;and Eddie the Eagle, scoring 71 percent.

BILL COSBY dismissed his lawsuit against Beverly Johnson, claiming he's too busy right now.

JOHNNY DEPP will bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to a planned gathering of atheists and other secularists at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

MADONNA tries to mediate her child custody dispute.

CHERYL TIEGS thinks putting a full-figured model on the cover of the SI Swimsuit issue promotes an unhealthy lifestyle.

IRON FIST: Game of Thrones actor Finn Jones has landed the coveted series lead for Marvel's Netflix adaptation of the 70s Kung-Fu inspitred superhero.

CAPTAIN NEMO: An origin story based on H.G. Wells' 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be directed by James Mangold.

NORTH KOREA: The U.S. and China agreed to a United Nations resolution that diplomats said would impose significant new sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

LIBYA: There are signs of a growing Western urgency to stop the  Islamic State, and Libyan commanders say Western weapons and air strikes will make a vital difference in the coming battle against their better-armed enemy.

IRAN executed the entire male population of a village...on drug charges. Sounds legit.

A MAMA DOG adopts a litter of opossums... mass hysteria!

AN ELEPHANT slaps a selfie-taker.

CAT PIC TIPS from a professional feline photographer.

MYSTERY OCEAN HUM: Migration signal...or fish flatulence?

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