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Beirut, Silver Lake Chorus, Chvrches, Positive No, Ryan Adams, Otter   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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FATHER JOHN MISTY hts on himself in "The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment." (NSFW language)

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

THE SILVER LAKE CHORUS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

CHVRCHES advance stream Every Open Eye.

POSITIVE NO streams its debut full-length, Glossa.

RYAN ADAMS has posted his cover of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."And the whole cover album is on Spotify.

U2: "One Tree Hill," in memory of the late Jake Brewer.

VIET CONG is changing its name.

CLIFF RICHARD: One of the three police investigations into allegations of sex abuse by the millionaire singer has been dropped, according to reports.

COCOROSIE: Bianca Casady talks to PopMatters about the new album and the band’s conflicted reputation.

VINYL: Don't call it a comeback...but a new pressing plant has opened in Oregon.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Scorch Trials tops the chart with 30MM, a bit less than itsMaze Runner predecessor, which is probably fine against even a 61MM budget because this is likely to do substantially better overseas.  Black Mass placed with 23.4MMm which is not great, butbetter than Johnny Depp's recent non-Pirate outings; overseas receipts should make this profitable as well.  The Visit shows with 11.4MM and a 42.4MM total against a 5MM budget.  The Perfect Guy takes the fourth slot with 9.6MM on a 63 percent drop, but 41.4MM total against a 12MM budget is looking good.  Everest rounds out the Top Five with7.6MM from 545 IMAX screens.

BLACK MASS: Johnny Depp returns to form here is a solid, though not great, ripped-from-the-headlines tale of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.  Spanning decades, this tale of Southie crime manages a grit you won't find in The Departed or The Town...which cuts both ways.  The movie plays well as a procedural, and while it is probably a good thing to have films that don't glamorize ruthless murder and selling drugs to kids, it does mean the film also lacks a certain flair common to the genre.  Indeed, there aren't any cops to root for in lieu of the robbers, as the focus on Depp diverts from the moral point about good intentions paving the road to Hell. It's all well-executed, but one wonders how studio execs failed to ask "Who do we like in this picture?"

THE SCORCH TRIALS: The sequel to The Maze Runner is not as good or original as the original, as taking the tale outside the Maze leaves you with action sequences you've mostly seen before.  Nevertheless,the cast remains appealing and Act 2 of the trilogy has at least one twist near the end that lifts the film a notch abve pure YA dystopian formula.

THE EMMYS went to these people. Congrats, Jon Hamm.

ALLISON WILLIAMS married College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen.

JUSTIN THEROUX said planning his wedding to Jennifer Aniston was not fun.

LINDSAY LOHAN's defamation suit against Fox News was tossed out of court.

DENNIS FRANZ talks to the New York Post about television and life off the grid.

JACKIE COLLINS, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died of breast cancer.

NEW YORK: A man was arrested on charges he tried to help the Islamic State group, using Twitter to espouse support for the terrorist organization while attempting multiple failed trips to join fighters in Syria and Yemen.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an airbase in neighboring Belarus, the latest move by Moscow to project its military power abroad.

IRAN: The U.N. nuclear watchdog, which is investigating whether Iran carried out work related to developing a nuclear bomb, said on Sunday its chief had visited a sensitive military site during a trip to the country.

AN OTTER learns to use an asthma inhaler.

A DOG  on Vashon Island stood guard for nearly a week—until her trapped friend was rescued from an old cistern.

HUNDREDS OF BUNNIES are running wild around Whidbey Island.

A CAPTIVE SNAKE gives a virgin birth.

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T Rex, Los Lobos, Dungen, Wand, Don Henley, Dog & Piglet   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with T.REX! Marc Bolan died on September 17, 1977, so here's a few items off the beaten path, like this working version of "Get It On (Bang A Gong)," which is a little nsfw toward the end.  French TV is the source for live clips of "Hot Love," "Cadillac," "Telegram Sam" and "Jeepster" circa 1972, as well as "Ride A White Swan" from 1970. The band's "Baby Strange" later found its way into Big Star's setlists.  Still, "20th Century Boy" may be my favorite track from the band. Wanna go deeper? Check out the documentary, The Story Of Marc Bolan & T.Rex.

LOS LOBOS advance streams Gates of Gold.

DUNGEN advance streams the oh-so-trippy Allas Sak.

JULIA HOLTER advance streams Have You In My Wilderness.

WAND advance streams to oh-so-trippy 1000 Days.

YOUTH LAGOON advance streams Savage Hills Ballroom.

DON HENLEY advance streams the countrified Cass County.

ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS: The Real Estate freak-folk project drops a couple of tracks from Country Agenda

ALMOST FAMOUS turns 15, prompting a terrific Pitchfork essay about the gifting of music, as well as a Mental Floss listicle of factoids about the film. Plus the obligatory "Tiny Dancer."

THE REPLACEMENTS, in 60 Rebellious,Romantic Minutes

BATTLES: John Stanier shares an eclectic list of his favorite LPs for The Quietus

DARLENE LOVE talks to the L.A. Times about "introducing" herself at age 74. 

BLONDIE: Ten of Their Best

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, which is currently scoring 44 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Black Mass, which is currently scoring 75 percent.  Captive opens near-wide at 40 percent.  Everest opens on 546 IMAX screens, scoring 71 percent.

DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, are expecting their first child together. 

KRIS JENNER was not a fan of daughter Kylie Jenner's lip injections. 

CHRIS BROWN is at the center of an assault investigation after a woman claimed she was forcibly thrown off his tour bus in Colorado. 

MICHAEL FASSBENDER & ALICIA VIKANDER have split after less than a year of dating. 

RUSSIA: Amid increasing unease and uncertainty over Russia’s intentions, the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for direct talks on its military buildup in Syria that U.S. officials believe is aimed at propping up Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

IRAN urged its Gulf Arab neighbors to reconcile themselves to the international rapprochement that led to its July nuclear agreement with world powers.  Good luck with that. 

A DOG and a PIGLET, playing together... mass hysteria!

LIVE NUDE DOGS!  Free lap dances

THE HORSE is the designataed driver

ODD JOB? Bear Trainer

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Tommy Stinson, Luna, Spooner Oldham, Grubs, Terrier   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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RYAN ADAMS languidly covered "Cinnamon Girl" at NeilFest.

TOMMY STINSON stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set. 

LUNA, Live at The Garage, July 31, 2015

SPOONER OLDHAN covers Percy Sledge, The Shirelles, and Ben Atkins at Aquarium Drunkard

GRUBS streams It Must Be Grubs. More twee than you'd think.

NEW ORDER drops "Plastic" ahead of Music Complete.

LANDLADY covers Talking Heads' "Mind."

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS are "Standing Next to Me."

CHRISSIE HYNDE clarified her comments on rape.

DO WE NEED OLD SOUL? Emily Lordi, an assistant professor in the English department of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, talks retro soul and neo-soul at NPR

BATTLES: John Stanier talks to PopMatters about the latest mutation of the band's sound.

ALVVAYS: Molly Rankin and Alec O'Hanley talk to Drowned In Sound about touring, recording, influences and more.

REESE WITHERSPOON climbed a skyscraper, but didn't have the Best Time Ever. 

MATT DAMON sort of apologized for his comments regarding diversity in Hollywood.

ELIZABETH BANKS has been courted to direct a Charlie's Angels reboot

CAITYN JENNER is not interested in dating right now.

HART TO HART may get a gay reboot for the small screen. 

GAMBIT now loses its director, Rupert Wyatt.

PACIFIC RIM 2 has been halted indefinitely and will be pushed back (if it gets made at all). That's just one tidbit in a larger story about King Kong and Godzilla.

IRAN has released five senior al Qaeda operatives from detention and will soon allow them to leave the country, prompting fears they will join other terrorists in Syria planning attacks on the West.

SAUDI ARABIA makes a nuclear energy push, undoubtedly like Iran's push for peaceful nuclear energy.

THE UNITED STATES ic confounded by Chinese and Iranian cyber-threats. 

JUDY THE TERRIER rats out her friend

LARGE SNAKES invade toilets in the search for water in North Queensland. 

A NOSY DOG checks on the neighbors

KAYAKERS survive a humpback whale landing on them. 

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Dave & Phil Alvin, Baio, Bikini Kill, All Songs, Crocodile   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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DEERHUNTER drops a video for “Breaker” ahead of Fading Frontier.

DAVE & PHIL ALVIN (The Blasters) are streaming their latest covers LP, Lost Time.

BAIO (Chris from Vampire Weekend) advance streams The Names.

BIKINI KILL streams the Revolution Girl Style Now reissue.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED previews the 16th annual AmericanaFest.

SHARON VAN ETTEN covers Donovan's "Teen Angel."

BLACK LIPS drop the jangly "Freedom Fries" as part of a split single.

TRACKS drops their debut single, "Moonlight."

THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN: Because there's "Something In The Air." It's all happening.

SHARON JONES announced her cancer has returned. Our best wishes and prayers for her.

DEVO: Jerry Casale has apologized after pictures of him celebrating his recent wedding with a September 11-themed party emerged online.

A-HA: How they made "Take On Me."

SONGS OF THE SUMMER: A short history from Pitchfork.

THE JUNGLE BOOK: Disney's live action remake has a trailer online.

JESSICA ALBA was shoved by Kylie Jenner's bodyguards at NY's Fashion Week.

BEN AFFLECK is still spending time with his estranged family.

JOHNNY DEPP paid tribute to Wes Craven at the Toronto International Film Festival.

WOODY HARRELSON  has nabbed one of the leading human roles in the latest Planet of the Apes installment.

PHILADELPHIA: The FBI quietly arrested a 15-year-old boy outside of Philadelphia last month for allegedly threatening to launch an ISIS-inspired assault on Pope Francis while the world leader tours the United States next week, ABC News has learned.

NORTH KOREA said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the "quality and quantity" of weapons which it could use against the United States at "any time."

IRAN: How one enterprising Iranian expat family and its allies successfully pushed for U.S.-Iran rapprochement-and now stands to make a fortune from sanctions relief.

CROCODILES have incredibly strong tails.

D.C.'s FIRST CAT CAFE adds cat yoga.

SEA TURTLES endangered by selfie-seeking tourists.

FUNNY RIVER: An ironic spot for a bear attack.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A vampire squirrel slays a deer.

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Gary Richrath RIP, Jason Isbell, Roger Lion, Ought, Giant Crabs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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GARY RICHRATH, the REO Speedwagon guitarist who wrote some of the band's biggest hits, including "Take It on the Run" and "In Your Letter," died Sunday, according to a Facebook post by REO lead singer Kevin Cronin. They were a big band in Illinois years before they hit nationally and one of the frst big rock shows I attended as a wee lad, so I will always have a certain sympathy for Richrath's textbook 70s guitar leads.  Let's celebrate his career with this sizeable chunk from the Midnight Special. (h/t John Davey)

JASON ISBELL played a mini-set for Spotify.

ROGER LION: Joe Pernice and Budo advance stream their self-titled debut.

OUGHT advance streams Sun Coming Down.

FIRE TALK advance streams their debut, R/T Hawaii.

THE DECEMBERISTS drop "Why Would I Now?" ahead of the Florasongs EP.

GIVERS drop "Bermuda" ahead of New Kingdom.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS drops “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)" ahead of Better Nature.

THE SUPREMES perform "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Somewhere" from West Side Story in October 1966 for Twofer Tuesday.

JACK WHITE and PATRICK CARNEY (Black Keys) almost got into a bar fight.

MOGWAI's Stuart Braithwaite talks to Exclaim about Minor Victories, his side band with Slowdive's Rachel Goswell and Editors' Justin Lockey, along with his brother James Lockey. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

DAVE GAHAN talks to Pitchfork about Soulsavers and the future of Depeche Mode.

HOW CAN PARENTS Make Time For Music.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER has been named the new host of The Celebrity Apprentice, replacing the dumped Trump.

MATT DAMON explains diversity to a black filmmaker.

ELLEN PAGE walked the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet with her girlfriend Samantha Thomas.

TAYLOR SWIFT is reprotedly getting serious about new boyfriend Calvin Harris.

RACHEL McADAMS is officially in the cast of Marvel's Doctor Strange. I would guess she will play the doc's guide/assistant Clea.

ELISABETH OLSEN: The Scarlet Witch talks to Refinery29 about playing Hank Williams' first wife opposite Loki, and criticism of women in the Marvel universe.

MARY POPPINS looks to be returning to the big screen in a new adventure.

SPECTRE: There's fresh footage in the latest TV spot.

RUSSIA is using an air corridor over Iraq and Iran to fly military equipment and personnel to a new air hub in Syria, openly defying American efforts to block the shipments and significantly increasing tensions with Washington.

IRAN  has discovered an unexpectedly high reserve of uranium and will soon begin extracting the radioactive element at a new mine, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Saturday.

GIANT LAND CRABS invade central Florida.

A MONKEY ON THE LAM from four Kentucky agencies on a 2-day chase has finally been taken in.

A TORTOISE ON THE LAM is hunted by a police dog.

AND THERE WERE PIGLETS all over the motorway.

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