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Tom Petty, Jenny Lewis, Wildest Dreams, Bear In Heaven, Beagle   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE POLYPHONIC SPREE returns with a video for "Hold Yourself Up."

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS advance stream Hypnotic Eye.

JENNY LEWIS advance streams The Voyager.

WILDEST DREAMS advance streams Wildest Dreams.

BEAR IN HEAVEN advance streams Time Is Over One Day Old.

EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

JENNY LEWIS tells All Things Cosidered how The Voyager got her through one of the most difficult periods of her life.

GAME THEORY is getting a reissue campaign this Autmn.

BLONDIE's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have paid tribute to the late Tommy Ramone.

HUSKER DU: Zen Arcade turns 30; The Current pays tribute. Get Off My Lawn.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes repeats atop the chart with 36 million, crossing the 100 million mark (domestic) on a 50 percent drop that ain't bad for this soft cinema summer. The Purge: Anarchy places with 28.4 million; thats' less than the original did...but with better reviews and word-of-mouth than the original, this one still might make more by the end of its run.  Planes: Fire & Rescue shows with 18 million; this one also opened to less than its predecessor, but the budget was controlled enough that the kids' merch will more than compensate. Sex Tape took the fourt slot with 15 million dollars, underperforming already low expectations. Transformers: Age of Extinction rounds out the Top 5 with another 10 million, and 886 million worldwide.

JAMES GARNER, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files,” was found dead in his California home on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Police said. He was 86.

ADAM LEVINE married Behati Prinsloo in a tent at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday.

DWAYNE WADE & GABRIELLE UNION have banned phones and photography from their upcoming wedding.

LINDSAY LOHAN gets a comeback award(?)

THE TELEVISON CRITICS ASSCOIATION AWARDS went to these folks.

CASEY KASEM's remains have been moved from a Washington state funeral home, against the wishes of three of his adult children, a spokesman for the siblings said on Friday.

UKRAINE: The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal both report Washington now believes the SA-11 anti-aircraft missile used in the attack on MH17 was just one of the powerful weapons Moscow supplied pro-Russian militants in Ukraine with in recent weeks.

ISRAEL: The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

SYRIA: The Islamic State clashed with regime forces near the Sha'er gas field in Homs; bombarded regime-held areas near Al Mab'oje in Hama; clashed with regime forces by Kweris airport, and killed five Islamic Front fighters in a suicide bombing in Aleppo; battled the Islamic Front outside Yilda in Reef Dimashq; stoned two women to death for alleged adultery in Raqqah; and clashed with regime forces in Deir Izzour, where the IS was joined by some Islamic Front fighters. The Islamic State is now said to control 35 percent of Syria's territory, including over 98 percent of oil-rich Deir Izzour.

IRAN: The US agreed with other world powers and Iran to a four-month extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but said it will continue to enforce remaining sanctions.

IRAQ: Twenty-seven people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. In one attack, a suicide bomber killed nine people at a checkpoint. The Islamic State reportedly overran Camp Speicher outside of Tikrit.

AN ACCIDENT reunited a lost beagle with his owner, eight weeks later.

SHARK WEEK: Big ratings, based on lies

A PET TURTLE was captured after three weeks on the lam.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A raptor with four wings.

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CCR, St Vincent, Elbow, Phox, Johnny Winter RIP, Cutout Bin, Pup   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVIAL! Live at the Royal Albert Hall, circa 1970.  Your setlist includes; "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Tombstone shadow," "Travelin' Band," "Fortunate Son," "Commotion," "Midnight Special," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Night Time is the Right Time," "Good Golly Miss Molly," and "Keep On Chooglin'."

ST VINCENT: A full set, Live On Letterman.

ELBOW stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set.

PHOX stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set.

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

THE MUFFS drop "Weird Boy Next Door" ahead of Whoop Dee Doo.

ABSOLUTELY FREE drops "Beneath The Air" ahead of their self-titled LP.

VASTI BUNYAN drops "Across the Water" ahead of Heartleap.

JOHNNY WINTER, the Texas blues guitarist who added his own unique current of electricity to songs like "Highway 61 Revisited," "Johnny B. Goode" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in the late Sixties and throughout the Seventies, died Wednesday in his hotel room in Zurich, according to his publicist. He had been on tour in Europe and most recently had played in Wiesen, Austria. Winter was 70. His appearance on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert opens with his best known hit, "Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo."

THE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL will be streaming starting at 3:30p.m. Central today.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Ocean Rain turned 30 this year; The Quietus reconsiders.

THE HOLD STEADY: Craig Finn talks to the Omaha World-Journal about the new album, the band's new guitarist, playing with The Replacements and "American sadness." (Thx, LHB.)

A HARD DAY'S NIGHT: And Flavorwire has 25 facts about the film.

CUTOUT BIN:  and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are: Planes: Fire & Rescue, which is currently scoring 49 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Sex Tape, currently scoring 16 percent; andThe Purge: Anarchy, which was not screened for critics.

KANYE WEST gets high marks for his community service and anger management.

KELLY RIPA loves Botox. So many punchlines.

THE MTV VMA nominations.

ELLEN DeGENERES and PORTAI de ROSSI in couples therapy?

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII casts newcomer Christina Chong.

ELAINE STRITCH,  the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer, is dead at 89.

UKRAINE: A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft. The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane. The Obama administration does not think Ukraine has air defenses in the area of the incident, and did not have the capability, let alone the motivation, to shoot down the plane. Over the last couple of months, pro-Russian separatists have been downing Ukrainian military planes. The Ukrainian government also said on Thursday that a Russian military plane had shot down a Ukrainian fighter jet in Ukrainian airspace the previous evening.

SYRIA: Islamic State fighters surrounded and attacked the Shaar gas field in Homs, killing at least 23 guards and capturing others before taking it over.

LIBYA:  The Foreign Ministry asked the UN Security Council for help in protecting strategic sites such as oil facilities and airports.

ISRAEL launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air and sea failed to stop militants' rocket attacks. Israel signaled the invasion would be limited in scope - targeting tunnels dug by gunmen - and said it was not intended to topple Hamas, the Gaza Strip's dominant Islamist group.

A PUPPY comforts an older friend with a nightmare.

520-MILLION-YEAR-OLD SEA MONSTER has been unearthed in China, remarkably well-preserved.

150000 BURMESE PYTHONS have made a home in the Everglades.

A GREAT WHITE SHARK choked on a sea lion.

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Weird Al, Dean Wareham, Puss n' Boots, Neil Finn, Wheelchair Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS drop a video for "War on the East Coast" ahead of Brill Bruisers.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is streaming Mandatory Fun at Spotify.

DEAN WAREHAM stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.  

PUSS N' BOOTS: Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper played a set at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival, including covers of Wilco and Neil Young.

NEIL FINN performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS drop "Fault Lines" ahead of Hypnotic Eye.

LITERATURE drops "The English Softhearts" ahead of their sophomore album, Chorus.

EAGULLS cover the Stone Roses' "I Wanna Be Adored" for the A.V. Club Undercover.

BOB DYLAN's New Basement Tapes? Sort of, courtesy of T-Bone Burnett.

SHARON JONES talks to the Baltimore Sun about beating cancer and hitting the road. (Thx, LHB.)

THE DANDY WARHOLS'  Courtney Taylor-Taylor talks to Drowned In Sound about British audiences, home recording, and more...

JUDAS PRIEST, ranked by Stereogum.

RYAN GOSLING has taken on the job of personal chef for his pregnant girlfriend, Eva Mendes.

KIM KARDASHIAN stands to make around 85 million from the new video game iPhone app that boasts her namesake.

THE AVENGERS: Entertainment Weekly has some mild spoilers and  a look at the villain in The Age of Ultron.

ROSE McGOWAN does not like being compared to Michael Jackson.

BRITNEY SPEARS skipped out of The Cheesecake Factory without paying the bill.

DANICA McKELLAR is getting ready to head down the aisle with her boyfriend Scott Sveslosky.

MICHAEL VARTAN is headed for divorce court.

UKRAINE: Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare. Menawhile, the US and EU said they intended to increase sanctions on Russia.

SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as Syria's president for a new term, after an election his opponents dismiss as a sham but his supporters say proves that a rebellion to unseat him has failed after three years of war.

ISRAEL: The military said the Iron Dome defense system shot down 29 of 123 rockets fired into Israel today. The IDF agreed to a five-hour humanitarian truce starting tomorrow. Justice Minister Livni warned, however, that Israel will have no choice but to launch a ground incursion into Gaza if the rocket attacks do not stop. Over 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel since the start of Operation Protective Edge last week; one Israeli has been killed so far by the attacks.

JORDAN: Imprisoned radical cleric Abu Qatada issued a 21-page statement calling the Islamic State's "caliphate" void and accusing IS emir Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi of heresy.

DOGS IN WHEELCHAIRS Play Fetch.

CHIMPS were taken to the opening night of the new blockbuster, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes at their local cinema.

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WORMS Can't Get Drunk. Look out, tequila.

THERE'S A COCKROACH IN YOUR SALAD? Here, I'll eat it.

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Freeman, My Brightest Diamond, Liam Betson, PS I Love You, Baboons   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is not usually my bag, but with so many Friends of Patebeing editors and educators, I can't pass up the Robin Thicke parody "Word Crimes."

FREEMAN, formerly Gene Ween, is streaming his self-titled solo debut.

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND streams the EP, None More Than You.

LIAM BETSON (fmr Titus Andronicus) streams his solo LP, The Cover of Hunter.

PS I LOVE YOU advance streams For Those Who Stay.

PERFUME GENIUS drops "Queen" ahead of Too Bright, and an explanation of sorts.

AEROSMITH: "Train Kept A-Rollin'" At least until Midnight.

BOB MOULD drove down Memory Lane at Noisey, an offshoot of his Made In Minneapolis appearance.

THE SUPREMES: How They Made "Baby Love."

INTERPOL talks to The Quietus about how they dealt with losing a band member and to talk about a record that fully encases both sides of their personality.

RICK JAMES: Highlights from the funky singer's posthumous autobiography, featuring Jim Morrison, Prince and Neil Young.And the making of "Super Freak," into which Pate would occasionally lapse.

ANNA KENDRICK is profiled by Glamour.

CAMERON DIAZ is profiled by Harper's Bazaar.

VANESSA MINNILLO & NICK LACHEY are expecting their second child.

JEFF GOLDBLUM proposed to an actress, aerialist, and contortionist 30 years his junior. He's always on the lookout for a future ex-Mrs. Goldblum.

KRISTEN WIIG talks to Elle about her dramatic aspirations.

RHIANNA immediately deleted a #FreePalestine tweet.

THOR, You'll Be a Woman Soon.

UKRAINE and Russia traded increasingly bitter accusations of cross-border hostilities on Tuesday.

ISRAEL resumed its airstrikes on Gaza, after Hamas dismissed a proposed cease-fire that would have ended eight days of fighting.

THE ARAB SPRING Proved Everyone Wrong.

AFGHANISTAN: Just days after Secretary of State John F. Kerry brokered an end to Afghanistan’s election crisis, the deal has run into trouble because of disagreements among the two rival presidential candidates. When President Obama announced his plan to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, U.S. intelligence said it could be done safely. Now, intelligence and military leaders are privately warning that the U.S. counterterrorism forces could be needed there for much longer.

2 BABOONS, 1 CAR HOOD: Let's go to the video.

GANGS OF MURDEROUS DOLPHINS attack porpoises off the coast of Wales.

TREATENING PIG remains on the lam in Maine.

A NEWLY-DISCOVERED SPECIES may be the largest airborne bird ever discovered.

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Mogwai, Bob Mould, Andrew Bird, Au Revoir Simone, Maru   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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NEW ORDER covered "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" in the city by the bay. I'll toss in the late Scott McKenzie for Twofer Tuesday.

MOGWAI is streaming bonus material from their seminal second album, Come On Die Young.

BOB MOULD stopped by WFUV's Studio A to play a mini-set and talk about his songwriting process and his methods of maintaining longevity in the music business.

ANDREW BIRD plays a mini-set at KUTX.

AU REVOIR SIMONE performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

FIELD REPORT spreads their "Wings" ahead of Marigolden.

WILLIS EARL BEAL drops "Until We Die" ahead of Experiments In Time.

TWOFER TUESDAY:  "The Dawn Of Correction" by The Spokesmen is an "answer song" to Barry McGuire's immortal "Eve Of Destruction."

THE SMITHS: Alt-rockers discuss their favorite songs from the quartet.

CONOR OBERST: Joanie Faircloth issued a public apology for making false rape accusations against the Bright Eyes singer.

OWEN PALLETT explains Mariah Carey and "Call Me Maybe" at The Guardian.

METALLICA: This is SportsCenter.

JESSICA SIMPSON monetizes her wedding video.

ERIN ANDREWS displaces Pam Oliver as Fox's top NFL sideline reporter.

CHERYL COLE secretly wed her French boyfriend after just three months.

ZOE SALDANA has blunt relationship advice.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN will play Captain Hook in NBC's live staging of Peter Pan.

SAM & CAT: Nickelodeon has canceled the popular show after offscreen drama.

UKRAINE's top defense official said Monday that Russia may have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, an action that would represent a dramatic new step in the months-long conflict that has engulfed eastern Ukraine.

ISRAEL: Both the Israeli government and leaders of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, said late Monday that they would consider a plan for a cease-fire put forward by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

LIBYA: At least seven people have been killed and 36 wounded, and homes were damaged by rockets, in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli; the airport has been closed. The only airport still operating is Labraq in Beida.

IRAQ: Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central government’s meager efforts at a counteroffensive have met with failure on virtually every front. A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who’ve seized control of half of Iraq in the past month.

MARU: The box cat is back.

AN ENORMOUS BOA CONSTRICTOR is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

SELFIE WITH THE BULLS:  A runner in Pamplona's famed event faces a 4100 fine.

JUMPING THE SHARK: A Quincy, MA, man is facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges after jumping into a tank containing a shark at the New England Aquarium.

 

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