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Snowbird, Connections, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Falcon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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DALE EARNHARDT JR JR drops a video for "Run."

SNOWBIRD, featuring fmr Cocteau twin Simon Raymonde with cameos from members of Radiohead, is advance streaming Moon.

CONNECTIONS, Columbus lo-fi pop-rockers, are advance streaming Year One.

ELIZABETH & THE CATAPULT is advance streaming Like It Never Happened.

SHY BOY is advance streaming their self-titled debut.

SUSANNA HOFFS: "Feel Like Making Love" is back after a period of absence. You're welcome.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN talks about High Hopes and plugs a lot of other artistsin an interview for The Record.

PAVEMENT: An oral history of their fab LP, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.

GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR talks about their controversial reaction to winning the Polaris Prize.

GOOGLE's MUSIC TIMELINE still needs a little work.

KATY PERRY talks to GQ about aliens, her body, going geisha and more...

JUSTIN BIEBER blows 75K in a Miami strip joint.

KANYE WEST's 18-year-old battery victim wants a cash settlement.

LINDSAY LOHAN held a last-minute press conference at the Sundance Film Festival to announce her next film.

BARBARELLA may be headed to the small screen.

THE GRAMMYS add Lindsey Buckingham, Dave Grohl, NIN and QotSA to the lineup.

THE UNITED STATES: Top American and Russian officials discussed security cooperation during the Sochi Olympics. The Navy said air and naval assets, including two warships in the Black Sea, will be available during the Olympics in case they are needed for contingency operations resulting from a terrorist attack.

AFGHANISTAN: US military officials are urging the Obama administration to consider keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014 and drawing that number down to near zero by the end of Obama's term; they say fewer troops will be insufficient for security purposes and thus the only other option would be a full pullout at the end of this year.

SYRIA: Three Islamist fighting groups, including the large Islamic Front coalition as well as the Islamic Union of the Soldiers of al-Sham and the Army of the Mujahideen, issued a statement yesterday rejecting the Geneva II talks and vowing to fight on; they also thanked Turkey and Qatar for their support. In an effort to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have reportedly been funneling cash and weapons to rebel groups, including the Syrian Revolutionary Front and the Army of Islam.

A FALCON stole a hidden camera, films penguin documentary.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Yesterday was Squirrel Appreciation Day? Have we learned nothing?

A PORCUPINE fell on a woman's head, sticking her with hundreds of quills. Don't cross the Pirhana Bros. Ever.

CATS can now buy hand-made leather and nickel silver battle armor.

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Hospitality, Morgan Delt, Jake Bugg, Cats, Dogs, Stairs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & JESSE MALIN cover The Ramones' "Do You Remember Rock N' Roll Radio?"

HOSPITALITY is advance streaming Trouble

MORGAN DELT is advance streaming his remarkably trippy self-titled album.

JAKE BUGG plays a solo acoustic set at WNYC Soundcheck.

SONS OF FATHERS stopped by KUTX for a mini-set.

BECK drops a new song, "Blue Moon," ahead of Morning Phase.

THE SOFT MOON dropped "Feel" as a single. (Not the Big Star number.)

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS played "Retreat!" and " You'll Be Lonely" for Conan and Twofer Tuesday.

THE ORWELLS: Mario Cuomo talks to ClashMusic about creating their own scene, touring and more.

CHERRY GLAZERR, a teenage band on the rise, is profiled at LA Weekly.

JOHNNY RIVERS: The 'Secret Agent' of rock 'n' roll.

RADIO's ANSWER TO SPOTIFY? Less variety.

JUSTIN BIEBER had drugs and drug paraphernalia strewn all over his house when it was raided Tuesday ... but drugs were not on deputies' radar. Also, the Biebs sexted pics to Selena Gomez after their breakup. Not a wise choice.

BEN AFFLECK's equipment was a subject on the podium of the Producers' Guild Awards.

LENA DUNHAM responds to the controversy over her retouched Vogue photoshoot.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN complains about the paparazzi on her reality show. M'kay.

J.J. ABRAMS says the script for Star Wars Episode VII is complete, and confirms that he’s talked with Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons about a role.

THE UNITED STATES: Despite concerns about terrorism at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, heightened by the release of a threatening video by Islamist militants, the US is sending a relatively small security contingent to the games.

LIBYA: Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is said to be regrouping and moving freely between bases in Libya and neighboring countries.

IRAN: A global interim agreement to halt Iran's nuclear program, which went into force Monday, will not stop Tehran trying to develop a military atomic capability, Israel's prime minister said.

SYRIA: The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week's peace conference on the Syria crisis. Syria’s main political opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, threatened, via Twitter, to withdraw from the talks, while France and Saudi Arabia said Iran was not welcome. Iran wanted to attend without accepting the idea of a Syrian transitional government.

CATS & DOGS teach their offspring to take the stairs.

A TURTLE TRAFFICKER was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy.

BRITISH ZOO MONKEYS have been cut off bananas.

A MAN AND A BENGAL TIGER, best of friends... mass hysteria!

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MLK Jr Day, Dum Dum Girls, Autumn Defense, Bald Dog Dance   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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U2: "Pride" and "MLK." Crushingly obvious. Have a dream.

DUM DUM GIRLS are advance streaming Too True.

THE AUTUMN DEFENSE is advance streaming Fifth.

LAURA CANTRELL is advance streaming No Way There From Here.

QUILT is advance streaming Held In Splendor.

DION: A vintage performance of "Abraham, Martin & John."

SHARON JONES talks to NPR about putting aside music to battle cancer, and come back. 

SKATERS are profiled as part of DIY's Class of 2014. 

THE BBC will be plunged into a major crisis with the publication of a damning review, expected next month, that will reveal its staff turned a blind eye to the rape and sexual assault of up to 1000 girls and boys by Jimmy Savile in the corporation's changing rooms and studios.

THE 10 BEST SONGS FROM THE KILLERS, according to Stereogum.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Ride Along dominates the chart with a 41.2 million breakout performance from Kevin Hart (and Ice Cube and director Tim Story, who both have solid box office track records). Lone Survivor places with 23.2 million, on a not-bad 39 percent drop; at 74 million total so far, this one now tops director Peter Berg's domestic total for BattleshipThe Nut Job shows with 20.6 million, whichis an open on the path to profit against a 42 million budget. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has a disappointing debut of 17.2 million; it may do alright once overseas grosses are included, but seems unlikely toreboot the franchise. Frozen rounds out the Top 5 with 12 million, despite The Nut Job opening.Below the fold, awards buzz has propelled American Hustle ahead of The Wolf of Wall Street for now.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT probably deserved better than it got at the box office, as long as you're not a Tom Clancy purist and are willing to overlook some glaring plot holes of the sort typical to action pictures. Paramount seemed desperate enough to revive the Harrison Ford era for this franchise as to retain Steven Zaillian (who wrote Ford's dilaogue in Clear and Present danger after script doctoring Patriot Games) as screenwriter, which could not have been cheap.  Chris Pine stars as Jack Ryan, if Jack Ryan was a yong and vaguely smartass-y Chris Pine.  Keira Knightley, Kevin Kostner and Kenneth Branagh all turn in solid enough performances, as one might expect under Branagh's direction.  It was not the Bourne kncokoff I feared, and sufficiently suspenseful for a January release.

THE SAG AWARDS went to these folks. Relevant to the Oscars? Actors comprise 20 percent of the Oscars vote, and the SAG is usually a good indicator of the acting Oscars.

JOHNNY DEPP & AMBER HEARD engagement confirmed.

LAURA LINNEY and her husband welcomed a son.

GWEN STEFANI is having a third boy.

KANYE WEST: No witnesses have corroborated his claim that the 18-year-old he pummeled threaten to kill Kim Kardashian. Shocka.

MADONNA apologized for using the n-word on Instagram.

JUSTIN BIEBER is using drugs with alarming regularity, sources tell TMZ.

DENNIS RODMAN checked into an undisclosed alcohol rehabilitation center after bizarre behavior in North Korea.

DARREN SHARPER, a 5-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champ, has been arrested in L.A. on suspicion of rape.

BATMAN vs SUPERMAN has been pushed back 10 months, which could put it in direct competition with a Marvel film.

UKRAINE: What started out as largely another Sunday of peaceful protests in Kiev turned violent later in the day, as protesters clashed with riot police. An estimated 100K protesters swarmed the streets after sweeping new anti-potest laws were enacted by the parliament.

EGYPT: After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt's military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighboring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.

A BALD DOG DANCES: Let's go to the video.

A DOG was blamed by two allegedly intoxicated men for driving into a ditch near Tulsa, OK.

CATS tend to think of humans as big, lazy, overgrown fellow cats.

PRINCESS, New Jersey's pigskin-prognosticating camel, has died just weeks before the state is set to host its first Super Bowl.

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Minutemen, Sharon Jones, James Vincent McMorrow, Big Star, Cutout Bin, Husky   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...

... with THE MINUTEMEN! San Pedro, California's greatest musical export took apart rock, jazz and funk and put the pieces back together in a jagged collage. They are caught here in an acoustic session for a cable-access show from Hollywood, circa 1985. Your setlist includes "The Meter Man," "Corona," "Themselves," "The Red And The Black" (Blue Öyster Cult), "Badges, "I Felt Like Gringo," "Time" (Richard Hell), "Green River" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), "Lost" (Meat Puppets), "Ack Ack Ack," "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" "History Lesson Part II," "Tour Spiel" and "Little Man With A Gun In His Hand."

SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

JAMES VINCENT McMORROW stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a mini-set.

MIDLAKE plays the mdday show at KEXP.

BIG STAR, Live in Cambridge, Mass., March 31, 1974.

ELEPHANT drops "Elusive Youth" as a single ahead of their next LP.

TROGGS: "With a Girl Like You," live.

CYNTHIA WEIL & BARRY MANN, who wrote the most-aired song of the 20th Century, talk to WNYC Soundcheck about the Brill Building Era and share the backstory about some of the most popular -- and some of the least known -- songs from their huge songwriting catalog. 

ANGEL OLSEN talks to The Line Of Best Fit about putting a band together and her latest LP.Check out "Hi-Five."

LONE JUSTICE: A lost album from the "Where Are They Now?" file.

THE 40 (OR 100) MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES of 2014, according to Pitchfork and Stereogum.

CUTOUT BIN: From REM to The Contours, from Wilco to Scott Walker, from Warren Zevon to the Dum Dum Girls, plus the Flamingos, Yo La Tengo, Jagwar Ma, Robyn Hitchcock and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include: The Nut Job, which is currently scoring 14 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which is currently scoring 67 percent; Ride Along, currently scoring 21 percent; and Devil's Due, scoring 30 percent.

THE OSCARS NOMINATIONS went to these folks.  But not to these folks. Nominees talked to Deadline about the unsung heroes of their films.

THE CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS went to these folks.

JUSTIN BIEBER is worried about what cops are going to find on his cell phone.

RUSSELL JOHNSON, an actor who made a living by often playing villains in westerns until he was cast as the Professor on the hit sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died on Thursday at his home in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 89.

DAVE MADDEN, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, died in Florida on Thursday at age 82.

ZOE SALDANA & SAM  WORTHINGTON sign on for three Avatar sequels. Oy.

TRACE ADKINS checks into rehab.

STEVEN SPIELBERG tops the new Forbes list of Most Influential Celebrities.

TURKEY: Authorities referred 13 of 28 suspected al Qaeda members to court after their recent arrest; the remaining suspects are still being interrogated. Among those arrested are al Qaeda's alleged senior member in Turkey, Halis B., along with the terror group's second-in-command in the Middle East, İbrahim Şen.

LIBYA: The U.S. military cannot hunt down and kill people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as long as the terrorists are not officially deemed members or affiliates of al Qaeda, newly declassified transcripts from congressional hearings show. The evidence of involvement by al Qaeda-affiliated groups has become a hot potato in domestic US politics.

BLAZE THE HUSKY does not want to visit the kennel.

A SPIDER MONKEY is expected to be placed in quarantine after biting an employee at a Vermilion, OH, car dealership.

A BULL on the lam for more than six months in Germany was captured by a farmer who fed it grain spiked with vodka.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: If you see something, say something.

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Of Montreal, Tennis, The D-Plan, Sneaky Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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CASS McCOMBS gets "Brighter!" with help from the late Karen Black.

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

TENNIS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. 

THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

MUTUAL BENEFIT visits WNYC Soundcheck for a mini-set. 

LEONARD COHEN plays "So Long, Marianne," circa 1979.

THE VILLAGE VOICE PAZZ & JOP POLL 2013 is online.

WARPAINT: Theresa Wayman talks to the Irish Times about hour touring the debut LP informed the making of their sophomore album. (Thx, LHB.)

ROBBIE FULKS is interviewed by Steve Albini for the Chicago Reader.

15 SONGS ABOUT SWEATERS compiled by The A.V. Club

KRISTEN STEWART will star in a romantic version of 1984. Yes, really.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH and Elsa Pataky are expecting twins. By the hammer of Thor!

THE RAZZIES nominees are announced.

MILEY CYRUS is getting fashion inspiration from Moe Howard.

JENNIFER LOPEZ doesn't like being single, in case you hadn't noticed.

JOHNNY DEPP & AMBER HEARD: Engaged?

THOMAS KRETCHMAN (Van Helsing on NBCs Dracula) has signed on for a major villain role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

SYRIA: Radio silence reigns among Israel’s critics as Palestinians suffer brutality at the hands of pro-Assad forces in Syria.

LIBYA: Gunmen fired 20 rounds into the Congress chamber Tuesday. This week so far in Benghazi, a policeman and a special forces officer were assassinated in separate attacks, another special forces officer escaped an assassination attempt, and police station was targeted in a grenade attack.

 

IRAN: Key elements of a new nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers are contained in an informal, 30-page text not yet publicly acknowledged by Western officials.

IRAQ: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 52 people in a series of bombings and attacks in Baghdad and Baqubah.

SNEAKY STARTLED CAT: Let's go to the video.

WHY DID A CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? She was following the other 99.

THE TORTOISE & THE HARE take to a ski slope. With a surprise ending.

A PET OWL forces a woman to watch movies she hates.

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