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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

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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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Pansy Division, Ice Choir, R.E.M., Gator   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS release "Jesus Alone."

PANSY DIVISION advance streams Quite Contrary.

ICE CHOIR advance streams the 80s-tinged Designs In Rhythm.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from R.E.M., Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso and more highlight the latest episode.

DRUGDEALER and ARIEL PINK collaboarted on “Easy To Forget.”

SPLIT SINGLE shares  “Leave My Mind” ahead of Metal Frames.

KISS: "Black Diamond." They got you under their thumb. More Cowbell

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN talks to Vanity Fair about “Born to Run” (the song), Born to Run (the book), depression, his next LP and more...

THE CURE: A Complete Guide, from ClashMusic.

GANG OF FOUR:Andy Gill talks to Brooklyn Vegan about a new live album, Frank Ocean sampling "Love Like Anthrax," Viet Cong's name change and more.

CAPITOL RECORDS' vinyl master Ron McMaster is busier than ever.

TAYLOR SWIFT & TOM HIDDLESTON have called it quits after three months of dating.

BILL COSBY plays the race card as his trial is set for June 2017.

AMBER HEARD dropped her defamation lawsuit against comic -- and Johnny Depp defender -- Doug Stanhope.

MEL GIBSON: Not a fan of Batman v Superman.

CHEVY CHASE checks back into rehab.

BRIE LARSON apologized on Friday after posting a 2004 photo of herself petting the belly of a dolphin to Instagram.

FOX NEWS paid Gretchen Carlson 20MM to settle the suit claiming she was harrassed by fmr FNC honcho Roger Ailes.

SYRIA: US forces hit Islamic State targets near Turkey's border with Syria using a newly deployed mobile rocket system, a senior diplomat said on Saturday.

A GATOR swims in front of a car in Bradenton, FL.

MAN vs BEAR, Karate-style, as one does.

A GERMAN VILLAGE is enjoying its peace after an unruly guest took off: Ronny the stork, who spent the summer pecking at windows and cars as he attacked his own reflection.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A 'mutant' pig born in China.appears to have a human face and a 'penis' on its forehead.

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Case/Lang/Veirs, Amos Lee, Noel Gallager & Paul Weller, Bruno   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

EARTH WIND & FIRE: The fish, the barrel, the smoking gun.

CASE/LANG/VEIRS plays a full set at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival.

AMOS LEE has a chat and mini-set at World Cafe.

PEARL CHARLES covers The Sir Douglas Quintet and The Carpenters for Aquarium Drunkard.

OPETH shares the jangly-yet-proggy “Will O The Wisp.”

NOEL GALLAGHER & PAUL WELLER cover The Jam's "Pretty Green" and "Town Called Malice" in time for Twofer Tuesday.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks to Christianity Today about Amy Grant, Rich Mullins, and the Book of Jonah.

JENNY HVAL talks to SPIN about the meaning of defeat.

RYAN ADAMS tals to Entertainment Weekly about how Bruce Hornsby, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and AC/DC inspired his upcoming LP.

'WE BUILT THIS CITY": An oral history of the notorious hit.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Don't Breathe tops the holiday weekend chart with 19.6MM, the best performance for a Labor Day champ since 2010. It has grossed 55MM to date against a 9.9MM budget.  Suicide Squad places with 12.8MM, riding the late-summer doldrums to break the 300MM mark domestically; its 675MM worldwide likely makes it profitable in teaters, if a bit of a disappointment for WB/DC.  Pete's Dragon shows with 8.6MMand hasrecouped its 65MM production budget domestically...but weak overseas performance puts this one in danger of exiting in the red.  Kubo and the Two Strings takes the fourth slot with a similar 8.6MM, which is fairly leggy, but its weak opening keeps it in danger unless it does better in larger overseas markets to come. Sausage Party rounds out the Top Five with 6.5MM and an impressive 89.6MM domestic total against a 19MM budget.  The weekend's wide releases, The Light Between Oceans and Morgan, open in eighth and eighteenth, respectively.

DANIEL CRAIG: Returning as James Bond for 150MM?

JON POLITO, a character actor who often played law enforcement figures and gangsters and had memorable turns in many films by Joel and Ethan Coen, died from complications of multiple myeloma on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 65.

MASCOTS: The latest from Chhristoper Guest & Co. has a trailer online.

STAR TREK celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the L.A. Times is on it.

THE PRISONER celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and the BBC is on it.

OLIVER TWIST as a “sexy, contemporary” tale? Ohhhhh Kaaaayy...

VENEZUELAN President Nicolás Maduro was chased at a routine political event by a crowd of angry protesters banging on pots and yelling that they were hungry, just days after thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets to call for his ouster, local news media reported on Saturday.

CHINA is jerking Pres Obama around, protocol-wise, on his trip to Beijing.

A BROAD, COVERT RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE EFFORT in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions is under investigation.

BRUNO walks four miles into town daily, just to say hello.

AN ANACONDA was discovered in Maine.

GEESE: The worst animal on the planet?

TRANTULA MATING SEASON is upon us, Southwesterners.

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Cheap Trick, Okkervil River, Teenage Fanclub, St Paul & the Broken Bones,Ostrich   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 02, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with CHEAP TRICK, live at ChicagoFest '81! Can you honestly tell me you forgot? Forgot the magnetism of Robin Zander, or the charisma of Rick Nielsen? Your set list includes: "Stop This Game," Hello There," "I Want You to Want Me," "On Top of the World," "Reach Out," "Baby Loves to Rock," "Gonna Raise Hell," "Dream Police," "Ain't That a Shame," "Surrender," "Just Got Back," "Day Tripper" and "Goodnight." You can access the individual songs from the link, or let the whole thing roll.

OKKERVIL RIVER advance streams Away.

TEENAGE FANCLUB advance streams Here.

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES advance streams Sea of Noise.

ADAM TORRES advance streams Pearls to Swine.

IAN SWEET advance streams Shapeshifter.

JACK WHITE shares an unplugged version of The Raconteurs' "Carolina Drama."

FIRST CLASS: "Beach Baby" may fall into that category of summer song Oliver Wang once described "tinged with fragility and marked by melancholy."  It's even more true of the long version, with those French Horns and choral vocals in the c-section...

THE MONKEES' legacy is explored at Salon.

APOLLONIA's farewell letter to Prince.

LYDIA LOVELESS talks to PopMatters about identity, the vision for Real,  and her disdain for a neighboring state.

THE 96 BEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK SONGS of 1996, according to SPIN.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Morgan, which is currently scoring 42 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and The Light Between Oceans, scoring 61 percent.

CHRIS BROWN: The woman who accused Chris Brown of pointing a gun at her allegedly wrote a text message shortly after the incident saying she was going to frame Chris with the gun allegation out of revenge ... but she denies sending any such message.

RHIANNA just sealed the deal by getting a tattoo for Drake.

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ & BROOKLYN BECKHAM have called it quits.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO's charity has been urged to repay donations linked to a Malaysian fund that backed his film The Wolf of Wall Street. The foundation is being investigated by the Justice Dept over alleged ties to a 3.5 billion dollar embezzlement scandal whose "misappropriated" funds were used to bankroll the 2013 film, according to reports.

PAMELA ANDERSON co-bylines a Wall Street Journal piece on the dangers of pornography.

BLACK LIGHTNING seems headed to your television.

WHY DEADWOOD Is a Top-10 TV Show of All Time.

WHY MOVIES STILL MATTER: What goes wrong when the dominant way of discussing art is political.

IRAN: The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report published on Thursday.

RIDING AN OSTRICH through the streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan.

THE BABY GORILLA at the Philadelphia Zoo is having a naming contest, but Harambe and Apey McApeface are right out.

MILLIONS OF HONEY BEES have been wiped out by anti-Zika efforts.

A WOOD ANT COLONY thrives in a nuclear bunker.

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Go-Gos, Funkadelic, Lisa Hannigan, Caveman, Sting, Bowie, Angry Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE GO-GOS said farewell at the Greek Theatre. The main set ended with "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got The Beat" because of course, but they encored with a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball," plus “Get Up And Go” and “Head Over Heels.”  

FUNKADELIC (ft George Clinton and Parliament) visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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

CAVEMAN also stopped by World Cafe for a mini-set.

STING dropped his first pop single in years, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You." It's not bad.

DAVID BOWIE: Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976 )will include a a new mix of “TVC 15.”

BONNIE RAITT covered INXS's "Need You Tonight" on Kimmel.

M WARD talks to Drowned in Sound about More Rain, Brian Wilson, and more...

JENNY LEWIS talks to the Chicago Tribune about revisiting her debut album, her relationship with her late father and working with the legendary Lucille Ball.

BJORK talks to The Guardian about her 360-degree VR show.

DE LA SOUL: Ten of Their Best.

GENE WILDER: Mel Brooks and Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde) add their tributes to the late, beloved actor.

CHRIS BROWN: The woman claiming Chris Brown pulled a gun on her is wanted in NYC for questioning in connection with criminal theft.

DRAKE & RHIANNA: Not hiding it anymore.

DANIEL RADCLIFFE: Harry Potter again?

JIM BROADBENT is joining Game of Thrones.

PAGET BREWSTER is returning to Criminal Minds after Thomas Gibson got the boot.

JAMES BOND is targeting Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Charlie Hunnam, and Aidan Turner.

STRANGER THINGS: The buzzy Netflix series gets a second season.

SAUDI ARABIA: A court sentenced a man to ten years in prison and 2000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter.

THE ISLAMIC STATE has buried thousands in mass graves.

ANGRY CAT versus Postman. (Thx, Zoey!)

A BABY GORILLA debuted at the Philadelphia Zoo.

AFRICAN ELEPHANTS are disappearing faster than we thought.

LOCAL BEAGLE runs for President.

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