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Devendra Banhart, Wild Belle, Junip, Ducklings   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 06, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FATHER JOHN MISTY is having "Funtimes In Babylon" and releasing a woman’s fragrance called “Innocence, by Misty.”

DEVENDRA BANHART stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. 

WILD BELLE brought their reggae-psych-pop to Sound Opinions.

JUNIP stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

ELLIOTT SMITH, Live in Stockholm, June 2, 1998

SUPERCHUNK shares "FOH" ahead of I Hate Music.

THE MAIN INGREDIENT: "Everybody Plays the Fool." Sometimes.

NICK CAVE lectures on songwriting for the Vienna Poetry Festiva, circa 1999.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Josh Homme talks to Drowned in Sound about ...Like Clockwork.

INTERPOL drummer Sam Fogarino talks to PopMatters about his EmptyMansions project. 

THE NATIONAL: Carl Wilson explains why he hates the band. 

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT is not only pregnant with her first child but also engaged to marry boyfriend Brian Hallisay.

PARIS JACKSON tried to commit suicide and is currently in a Los Angeles hospital. Jackson left a suicide note and then cut her arm with a meat cleaver.

AMANDA BYNES crushes on Liam Hemsworth.

KANYE WEST will not be in the delivery room when Kim Kardashian gives birth to their baby girl in July.

JOHN TRAVOLTA, Wedding Crasher.

GIRLS GONE WILD honcho Joe Francis is the star of a brand new hardcore sex tape -- but he's trying to stop it. Ironic.

YEMEN: Government forces launched an offensive against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the town of Ghayl Bawazir, near Mukallah in Hawdramout province.

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Hamas denied reports that its military wing seeks to maintain a relationship with Hezbollah and Iran despite opposition from members of the group's Politburo.

LIBYA: Protesters from the Cyrenaica separatist movement took over local council offices in Beida, and put up posters in Benghazi calling for rallies against federalism. Cyrenaica National Council chief Ahmed Zubair al-Senussi declared the autonomy of the oil-rich eastern region on June 1, saying that it would start to run its own affairs as "a federal territory within the framework of the Libyan state."

IRAN: The Revolutionary Guards, a military force over 100000 strong which also controls swathes of Iran's economy, is widely assumed to have fixed the presidential vote last time around, silenced those who protested and to be preparing to anoint a favored candidate this year, having already narrowed down the field.

DUCKLINGS are rescued from a sewer after Mama Duck summons help.

A COW needed rescue after her head got stuck in a tree

FOUR LLAMAS are being evaluated at a southwest Florida veterinary hospital after being involved in a crash on Interstate 75.

PETS may be able to speak to us within a decade or so.

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Sonny & the Sunsets, John Vanderslice, Radiation City, Penguin Dashikis   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE ROLLING STONES brought TAYLOR SWIFT on for "As Tears Go By" in Chicago.

SONNY & THE SUNSETS advance stream Antenna to the Afterworld.

JOHN VANDERSLICE advance streams Dagger Beach.

RADIATION CITY brought their indie-bossa-soul sound to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from Superchunk, Future Bible Heroes, John Vanderslice, and more.

BECK gets "Defriended" ahead of not one, but two new LPs.

CHEAP TRICK: "I Can't Take It." An overlooked gem.

MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks internet addiction, metal, and the Lifetime network at the Washington City Paper. (Thx, LHB.)

RICHARD HELL talks to BuzzFeed about the Met show, running away, and his new memoir.

SMITH WESTERNS frontman Cullen Omari talks to Stereogum abous songwriting, Soft Will, and more...

MAGICAL CLOUDZ shares a few of his favorite things with Pitchfork.

AMANDA BYNES has been offered a radio show.


JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT, knocked up by actor Brian Hallisay. It's her first.

KATE WINSLET, knocked up by husband Ned Rocknroll. It's her third.

CHANNING TATUM says he'll never medicate his child for learning disabilities.

SEAM PARKER faces 2.5 million in environmental fines after his wedding.

JUSTIN THEROUX has been cast in Damon Lindelof's HBO post-Rapture pilot “The Leftovers.”

THE UNITED STATES: Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, representing himself in court, told the judge that he gunned down US soldiers because they posed an immediate danger to Mullah Omar and other Taliban leadership.

SYRIA: Rebel forces in Qusayr have been bolstered by reinforcements, including Aleppo's Tawhid Brigade and the commander of the Aleppo Military Council. East Reef Aleppo rebels stormed the rebel Sharia Court's prison in al-Sfeira city and freed eight colleagues. Rockets launched from the rebel-held al-Adawi area of Damascus landed near the Russian Embassy. France claimed that the Syrian government had used sarin gas, while the US said it is still gathering evidence.

EGYPT: A court sentenced 43 people, including 19 Americans, to jail terms ranging from one to five years for working at "unregistered" NGOs. Secretary of State Kerry condemned the sentences and said it was a "politically-motivated trial." A youth activist was sentenced to six months in jail for insulting President Morsi.

IRAN: Several countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program have picked up information that the country's only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more of several recent earthquakes, with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure, two diplomats said Tuesday.

PENGUINS IN DASHIKIS: Let's go to the video.

PYTHON ON THE LAM: Last seen at the Grand Rapids KFC.

A FERRET surprised the kids by popping out of the toilet.

PRAIRIE DOGS are talking smack about us.




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Black Sabbath, Titus Andronicus, OK GO, Off Broadway, Rescuing Bethany   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


VAMPIRE WEEKEND drops a cameo-laden video for "Diane Young." Look for Santigold, Sky Ferreira, Chromeo, Dirty Projector Dave Longstreth, Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, and more.

BLACK SABBATH is streaming 13 via iTunes.


BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW recently dropped by KEXP for a dark, swirling set.

OK GO played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR, as only they could.

OFF BROADWAY: "Stay In Time" and "Full Moon Turn My Head Around," for Twofer Tuesday. More power pop for the summer.

JASON ISBELL: He had only three days to finish “Southeastern,” his new album. He had four days until his wedding.

SLY STONE's myriad legal (and personal) woes, in detail.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND have settled a legal dispute with the Andy Warhol Foundation over the rights to use the famous banana cover Warhol designed for the band's 1967 album, The Velvet Underground and Nico.

SHARON JONES has postponed her tour and upcoming album after being diagnosed with Stage 1 bile duct cancer, the singer announced Monday.

AMANDA BYNES has reportedly been evicted from her New York City apartment following her May 23 arrest, according to In Touch magazine. And she's looking to get a second nose job.

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST are expecting a girl.

JUSTIN BIEBER's neighbors are fed up with him and are banding together to force the homeowners association in their gated community to do something about the singer's reckless behavior.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Clarifying his prior remarks about his cancer. Guessing he heard from his ex-wife or her lawyer.

AMY ADAMS opens up on falling out of the limelight after the success of Catch Me If You Can.

PIA ZADORA was arrested in Vegas over the weekend after she allegedly tried to choke out her so.

ISTANBUL (NOT CONSTANTINOPLE): An unexpected eruption of often-violent civil unrest swept across Turkey over the weekend, the culmination of a simmering clash over social policy between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a broadening coalition of Turks that threatens the political stability of a key U.S. ally.

LEBANON: Hezbollah fighters killed at least 12 Syrian rebels in an ambush outside Baalbek, in the first clash between the two groups on Lebanese soil.

SYRIA: A Hezbollah commander claimed that about 2000 of the group's fighters have entered the area around Aleppo in preparation for an attack; the Free Syrian Army estimated that 4000 Hezbollah fighters were in the area.

RESCUING BETHANY: A sick, homless dog's remarkable transformation.

A TRIO OF GOATS have been arrested by Indian cops after they trashed their car.

A CURIOUS YOUNG BULL MOOSE appears to have fallen for a statue installed in a yard in Grand Lake, CO.

A KANGAROO led Florida police on a 10-hour chase.

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Rogue Wave, Surfer Blood, Gold Panda, Giraffe Love   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 03, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CAYUCAS breaks out the summer whites on "East Coast Girl."

ROGUE WAVE is advance streaming Nightingale Floors.

SURFER BLOOD advance streams Pythons.

GOLD PANDA advance streams Half Of Where You Live.

BOY stopped by World Cafe Live for a mini-set.

THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE: Johnny Maestro belts out Jimmy Webb's stunted yet brill "The Worst That Could Happen."

LOU REED is recuperating after a liver transplant that saved his life, said the New York rocker's wife, Laurie Anderson.

THE NATIONAL: Matt Berninger talks to Stereogum about Trouble Will Find Me, that six-hour MoMA performance, and going back on the road.

BAT FOR LASHES: Natasha Khan roots through her record collection to pick out her 13 top LPs for The Quietus.

GLENN DANZIG talks to The Quietus about his upcoming UK tour, a new covers album and Dolly Parton.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Fast And Furious 6 repeats at the checkered flag with 34.5 million, off an expected but still steep 65 percent from its massive debut.  FF's domestic total is now 170 million, which recoups its 160 production budget in just 10 days, with its reportedly large marketing budget still to recoup.  The real story this weekend, however, is Now You See Me placing with 28 million to beat out After Earth, which opened with just 27 million -- at least 10 million short of the low estimates.  This is a Battleship levelflop for the Smiths and M. Night Shamalamadingdong. Ouch.  Adding insult to injuty, Now You See Me had a 75 million budget (with roughly two-thirds recouped by Lionsgate in foreign sales), while After Earth had a 130 million production budget.  Star Trek: Into Darkness and Epic are essentially tied for the fourth and fifth slots this weekend at an estimated 16.4 million.

JUSTIN BIEBER's  security people have told cops they have video showing that Tyler, the Creator was behind the wheel at the time the car was allegedly reckless driving.

AMANDA BYNES: Her neighbor's claim it's like living with Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

MILEY CYRUS & LIAM HEMSWORTH are reportedly still living together but have no wedding plans.

KRISTEN STEWART & ROBERT PATTINSON: Did his Mum fuel their breakup?

MICHAEL FASSBENDER is romancing British Olympian Louise Hazel.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS thinks he knows how he got cancer. Is he right?

JUSTINE BATEMAN has gone to college to become a computer programmer. She's on Tumblr.

JEAN STAPLETON, known to millions of viewers as the lovable Edith Bunker on the classic CBS sitcom All in the Family, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in New York, her family announced. She was 90.

THE UNITED STATES State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran's resurgent role in worldwide terrorism.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: The second main suspect in the Woolwich murder case, Michael Adebolajo, was charged with the murder of a British soldier, attempted murder of two police officers, and a weapons violation.

IRAQ: The Defense Ministry said that it arrested five members of a cell that was manufacturing sarin, mustard gas, and nerve gases. Iraqi troops arrested al Qaeda's leader for Fallujah.

GIRAFFE LOVE does not always run true.

SLOTHIFIED: At least that’s what MOnique Pool calls the sudden arrival of nearly 200 sloths at her home in Paramaribo, Suriname.

PETAL the KITTEN has no bones in her forepaws, walks and sits on her hind legs.

IS THERE A RAT ON MARS? David Bowie unavailable for comment.

LOLA THE PERFORMING DONKEY must move her act off a hotel balcony in Brussels.

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The Knack, Ben Folds 5, Telekinesis, Cutout Bin, Ostrich   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE KNACK!  That's alright, I won't tell anyone they're a guilty pleasure of yours. Live at Carnegie Hall in 1979, your setlist includes: "The Hard Way," "She's So Selfish," "Rave Up," "Oh Tara," "Your Number Or Your Name," "Not Fade Away," "My Sharona," "Let me Out," "It's You," "Hold On Tight," "Heartbeat," "A Hard Day's Night," "Good Girls Don't," "Frustrated," "End Of The Game," and "C'Mon Everybody."

THE BEN FOLDS FIVE advance streams Live.

THESE NEW PURITANS advance stream Field of Reeds.

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB stopped by KEXP for a set featuring tracks from their 6th full-length "Specter At The Feast."

TELEKINESIS stopped by Studio 1a to play live on KUTX.

AUSTRA drops "Painful Like" ahead of Olympia.

MARVIN GAYE: "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)."

JOHN FOGERTY talks to The Guardian about Creedence, his new fashion line, crawling out of a ditch of pain and despair... the usual.

SUEDE: Brett Anderson explains to Drowned In Sound why more bands should split up.

DAWES: Taylor Goldsmith talks to Reverb about indie success, opening gigs and the coolest thing that’s ever happened to him. (Thx. LHB.)

THE 40 BEST SONGS of 2013 (So Far), according to SPIN

CUTOUT BIN: From Bob Dylan to Kajagoogoo, from Novelle Vague to Otis Redding, from the Clash to Night Ranger, plus Tom Waits, the Supremes, Stiff Little Fingers, the Creation and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING:This week's wide releases are After Earth, which is currently scoring 13 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Now You See Me, which is scoring 35 percent.

AMANDA BYNES is just fine, according to her lawyer. Just don't ask why she's in Buffalo.

GRUMPY CAT lands a movie deal.

JESSICA SIMPSON plans to marry after her second child.

DINA & MICHAEL LOHAN buried the hatchet Wednesday night over burgers ... for the sake of their daughter.

MARK HAMILL searches through an ashtray for used cigarette butts.

PATRICK STEWART discusses his pizza history.

SYRIA: The Assad regime claimed to have received a first shipment of S-300 Russian missiles. Russia's Foreign Ministry said officials from Russia, the US, and the UN would meet on June 5 to try to pave the way for a Syrian peace conference.

IRAQ: Insurgents killed 33 Iraqis in a series of attacks in Baghdad, Mosul and Tal Afar. Three attacks were executed by suicide bombers; the governor of Anbar escaped one of those attacks. The tribes in Anbar said al Qaeda is "a malicious attempt to undermine national unity between Sunni and Shia Iraqis.

OSTRICH ON THE LAM in China is hit by multiple cars, keeps going.

GIANT FLUORESCENT PINK SLUGS, high in the mists that shroud Mount Kaputar.

THAT GIANT TIGER HAIRBALL will soon be on display at a Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction.

TWIN GIRAFFES are born in a refuge in Texas.

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