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Richard Thompson, Jim James, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Attack Goat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 08:00 AM
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ICEAGE drops a video for "Ecstacy," the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, You’re Nothing.

RICHARD THOMPSON is advance strreaming Electric.

JIM JAMES is advance streaming Regions of Light and Sound of God.

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN advance stream We The Common.

AMOR de DIAS is advance streaming The House at Sea.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE unveils a new song live and says a new LP could be due in 2 or 3 days.

THE FLAMING LIPS drop "Sun Blows Up Today," which will be featured on a Superbowl commercial for Hyundai.

EELS drops “I’m Your Brave Little Soldier" ahead of Wonderful, Glorious.

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

NEW ORDER: Bernard Sumner gives Spinner his version of Peter Hook's acrimonious departure.  Hooky gives The New York Times a glimpse of Joy Division, while the L.A. Times reviews his memoir. Stereogum ranks their 10 best songs.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT: Scott Hutchison talks to The Guardian about playing to a crowd of two, their label not knowing them, and more...

TINA TURNER will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday.

GET OFF MY LAWN: Coachella edition.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: For the traditionally awful post-MLK weekend, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters tops the chart with 19 million. It was expected to clear 25 million, esp. given the 3-D premium -- but with a 50 million budget, the studio won't lose much.  Mama places with 12.9 million, but with a 48.6 million total against a 15 million budget.  Silver Linings Playbook holds the third slot with a leggy 10 million; it has made 69 million to date against a 15 million budget and could make 100 million if it takes home some Oscars.  Zero Dark Thirty slips past SLP to fourth place with 9.8 million; ZD30 has made just a bit more than SLP against a higher 40 million budget.  The debut of Parker rounds out the Top 5 with 7 million.  Below the fold, Django Unchained becomes the Weinstein Company's biggest film evah, with close to 200 million worldwide, while Movie 43 opened in seventh place with 5 million against a 6 million budget.

THE SAG AWARDS went to these folks, with the big win going (somewhat surprisingly) to Argo. Congrats.

KIM KARDASHIAN & KRIS HUMPHRIES: Did he turn down a 10 million dollar divorce settlement?  Or is she refusing to pay him a dime and demanding legal fees?

LIBERTY ROSS has filed for divorce from Rupert Sanders, after he got caught with Kristen Stewart.

MANTI TE'O Hoax mastermind Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's pretty young cousin played the part of “Lennay Kekua,” the fake girlfriend.

HEIDI KLUM table danced for Jay Leno.

TIGER WOODS... and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn?

BURT REYNOLDS is leaving the ICU after battling a scary case of the flu this week.

AMANDA SEYFRIED talks to Indiewire about Lovelace and why Mean Girls is still her best work.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Who will be left out of DC's answer to The Avengers?

THE COEN BROTHERS have released the first trailer for their upcoming folk-rock film Inside Llewyn Davis.

THE UNITED STATES Defense Department warned that threatened budget cuts would adversely affect the war in Afghanistan.

EGYPT: Pres. Morsi declared on Sunday a 30-day state of emergency and night curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a wave of violence that has left more than 50 dead in three days.

MALI: French and Malian troops are securing Timbuktu; the Islamist fighters who have held it for months appear to have fled. Residents say the fleeing fighters dress as civilians and head for the Mauritanian border.

IRAN:  A senior official said Iran would consider any attack on Syria as an attack on itself.

SYRIA: As fighting continued over the strategically important city of Homs, the government brought in pro-regime militia to target civilians. Government troops attacked rebels in Damascus.

LIBYA: The Foreign Minister warned that extremists networking in the Sahel have an Afghan connection and recommended strict control of the Algeria-Mali border.

A GOAT takes on the media.

RABBITS Wreaking Havoc On Cars At DIA.

MELLOW MICE chewed into and nested in three bags of marijuana in the Wichita Police Department’s evidence and property building.

DUNG BEETLES can navigate using the starry sky and the glow from the Milky Way, new research shows.

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Echo & the Bunnymen, Mountain Goats, Tegan & Sara, Cutout Bin, Slo-mo Kitty   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN! Live in Berlin, circa 1983.  Your setlist includes: "Going Up," "With A Hip," "Gods Will Be Gods," "Show Of Strength," "Zimbo (All My Colours)," "The Cutter," "Rescue," "My White Devil," "Porcupine," "Crocodiles," "All That Jazz," "Back Of Love," "Heads Will Roll," "Heaven Up Here," "Over The Wall," "Do It Clean," "Villiers Terrace," "No Dark Things," and "A Promise."

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS stopped by the KEXP studio with a charged set of songs from their newest album.

TEGAN & SARA are advance streaming Heartthrob.

THE RUBY SUNS are advance streaming Christopher.

DUCKTAILS (a Real Estate side project) is advance streaming The Flower Lane.

AKRON/FAMILY drops "No-Run," seven minutes of raga rock ahead of Sub Verses.

THE MAMAS & PAPAS lip-synced "California Dreaming" really well o­n Hullaballoo, but not showing you the go-go dancers, who are worth the wait.

JEFF MANGUM: The Neutral Milk Hotel frontman's return is essayed by the Charleston City Paper. (Thx, LHB.)

THE WALKMEN: Hamilton Leithauser talks to Songwriters On Process.

YO LA TENGO: Ira Kaplan talks to Consequence of Sound about the band's biography, recording Fade, and eating in Chicago.

RILO KILEY: Jenny Lewis talks to BuzzFeed about those reunion rumors and what it was like scoring the film Very Good Girls, premiering at Sundance.

CUTOUT BIN:  From Pulp to Fats Domino, from Petra Haden to Dr. John, from Robyn Hitchcock to Otis Redding, plus Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Warren Zevon, The blasters and more -- this year's final fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters; Parker; and Movie 43 The first two were screened for critics just last night; Movie 43 was not screened at all. Caveat Emptor.

MANTI TE'O tells Katie Couric he lied after discovering the dead girlfriend hoax. And he lied befrehand. But other than that, totally solid. He also released some voicemails supposedly from the fake girlfriend.

MILA KUNIS says she would love to star in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey.

LINDSAY LOHAN's latest movie has been rejected by Sundance and SXSW.  Her new lawyer has never met her.

CHRISTIAN BALE talked Batman with an 8-year-old leukemia patient.

BEYONCE KNOWLES did sing to a backing track at the inaguration, a source confims to US Weekly.

MICHAEL BUBLE and Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato are expecting a child.

JJ ABRAMS will be helming the next Star Wars movie, according to Deadline."HAAAAAANNNNN!"

LIBYA: Western embassies warned their citizens to leave Benghazi over a "specific and imminent threat" in the city.

MALI: A group calling itself the Islamic Movement of Azawad (MIA) has split from Ansar Dine and offered to negotiate. Islamists hold Gao, Timbuktu, and Kidal as more African forces join the French military intervention. Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UAE are providing air transport for African and French soldiers in the country.

ALGERIA: An Algiers court postponed the trial of former al Qaeda emir Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who claimed the recent assault on the Id Amenas gas field.

IRAQ: An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed 42 Iraqis in an attack at a funeral in a mosque in Tuz Khurmatu. "Gunmen" killed an Awakening leader at his home in Samarra.

NIKITA THE KITTEN, in slow-motion.

ELEVEN LIVE OTTERS turned up in scanned baggage that someone had abandoned at the oversized luggage area of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

NYC's TOP DOGS: Small, unlicensed, and sometimes named Jeter... but more likely Max.

MORE THAN 15000 CROCS escaped from a reptile farm in South Africa.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE JOY FORMIDABLE drops "This Ladder Is Ours" on Fallon, and it rocks.

BLEEDING RAINBOW is advance streaming Yeah Right.

EX COPS are advance streaming True Hallucinations.

BLACK PRAIRIE, featuring three members of The Decemberists, plays a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. 

ERIN McKEOWN talks digital rights, sports, and plays live at WNYC Soundcheck

JAKE BUGG: The charismatic 18-year-old singer-songwriter and his acoustic guitar hits America.

R.E.M.: "Losing My Religion," processed into a major key. (Thx, Sylvia.)

BIG STAR: Jody Stephens, Ardent Studios manager and drummer for Big Star, talks to World Cafe about recording with his now-deceased bandmates Alex Chilton, Chris Bell and Andy Hummel.

FIVE BANDS Who Pioneered Indie Rock. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

CONOR OBERST talks to Drowned In Sound about the the Desaparecidos' reunion and his forthcoming solo dates among a bunch of other things.

TRACEY THORN talks to The Observer about her new memooir, Bedsit Disco Queen.

LINDSAY LOHAN got dumped by her lawyer. And reportedly turned down the DWTS gig because her people fear putting her on live TV.

SHAKIRA and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué welcome a baby boy.

KELLY OSBOURNE: Secretly engaged?

ARETHA FRANKLIN LOLed at the Beyonce lip-sync story.BTW, Mike Doughty makes the case that Beyonce sang live.

JESSICA SIMPSON's parents fight over 300 million bucks. Because 100 million was not enough for creepy ol' Joe.

GOOD GRIEF: The guy who voiced Charlie Brown in multiple Peanuts specials has been arrested in San Diego after authorities say he stalked someone.

BILL HADER reportedly will star in Paramount’s film reboot of “Baywatch,” the 1990s TV show starring David Hasselhoff as the leader of a team of lifeguards.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Could Marvel actually be seeking Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for this?

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS -- A non-spoilery "What to expect."

NORTH KOREA's top military body warned Thursday that the regime is poised to conduct a nuclear test in response to UN punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.

TUNISIA is "turning into a corridor for the passage of Libyan weapons to northern Mali," according to Pres. Marzouki.

FRANCE: A senior counterterrorism judge said the terrorist who masterminded the siege of the Id Amenas gas field "tried to recruit many French citizens in the past to make bomb attacks in France." The government has asked the US to provide refueling tankers as backup to support French warplanes in the Malian intervention. The foreign minister warned the Malian military to avoid human rights abuses.

DOG vs HORSE: Who you got?

SNAKE MASSAGES: No, with an actual snake. Get your mind out of the gutter.

HUNDREDS OF CHIMPS may be laid off by the National Insitutes of Health. Things are tough all over.

A DOLPHIN tangled in fishing line sought help from a diver in the waters of Hawaii.

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Bleeding Rainbow, Black Prairie, Erin McKeown, Dog vs Horse   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE JOY FORMIDABLE drops "This Ladder Is Ours" on Fallon, and it rocks.

BLEEDING RAINBOW is advance streaming Yeah Right.

EX COPS are advance streaming True Hallucinations.

BLACK PRAIRIE, featuring three members of The Decemberists, plays a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR. 

ERIN McKEOWN talks digital rights, sports, and plays live at WNYC Soundcheck

JAKE BUGG: The charismatic 18-year-old singer-songwriter and his acoustic guitar hits America.

R.E.M.: "Losing My Religion," processed into a major key. (Thx, Sylvia.)

BIG STAR: Jody Stephens, Ardent Studios manager and drummer for Big Star, talks to World Cafe about recording with his now-deceased bandmates Alex Chilton, Chris Bell and Andy Hummel.

FIVE BANDS Who Pioneered Indie Rock. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

CONOR OBERST talks to Drowned In Sound about the the Desaparecidos' reunion and his forthcoming solo dates among a bunch of other things.

TRACEY THORN talks to The Observer about her new memooir, Bedsit Disco Queen.

LINDSAY LOHAN got dumped by her lawyer. And reportedly turned down the DWTS gig because her people fear putting her on live TV.

SHAKIRA and Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué welcome a baby boy.

KELLY OSBOURNE: Secretly engaged?

ARETHA FRANKLIN LOLed at the Beyonce lip-sync story.BTW, Mike Doughty makes the case that Beyonce sang live.

JESSICA SIMPSON's parents fight over 300 million bucks. Because 100 million was not enough for creepy ol' Joe.

GOOD GRIEF: The guy who voiced Charlie Brown in multiple Peanuts specials has been arrested in San Diego after authorities say he stalked someone.

BILL HADER reportedly will star in Paramount’s film reboot of “Baywatch,” the 1990s TV show starring David Hasselhoff as the leader of a team of lifeguards.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Could Marvel actually be seeking Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler for this?

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS -- A non-spoilery "What to expect."

NORTH KOREA's top military body warned Thursday that the regime is poised to conduct a nuclear test in response to UN punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States.

TUNISIA is "turning into a corridor for the passage of Libyan weapons to northern Mali," according to Pres. Marzouki.

FRANCE: A senior counterterrorism judge said the terrorist who masterminded the siege of the Id Amenas gas field "tried to recruit many French citizens in the past to make bomb attacks in France." The government has asked the US to provide refueling tankers as backup to support French warplanes in the Malian intervention. The foreign minister warned the Malian military to avoid human rights abuses.

DOG vs HORSE: Who you got?

SNAKE MASSAGES: No, with an actual snake. Get your mind out of the gutter.

HUNDREDS OF CHIMPS may be laid off by the National Insitutes of Health. Things are tough all over.

A DOLPHIN tangled in fishing line sought help from a diver in the waters of Hawaii.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 08:00 AM
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MY MORNING JACKET covered Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" on New Year’s Eve on Boston; it surfaces here with a soundboard audio track.

CALEXICO stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

LOCAL NATIVES stopped by Apogee Berkeley St. Studios in front of a live audience for a Morning Becomes Eclectic session.

ADAM & BINKI are streaming their self-titled debut album (he's from Moldy Peaches, she's from Little Joy), which The Current likens to the classic Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra pairing.

GOLD PANDA is advance streaming the Trust EP.

PRINCE introduces a new band and a rocking sound on "Screwdriver."

DAVENDRA BANHART drops "Never Seen Such Good Things" ahead of Mala.

HUSKER DU streams the rare, less-hardcore single version of "Statues" ahead of a Record Store Day pressing.

THE DEL LORDS extend "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" Circa 1990.

YO LA TENGO: Ira Kaplan talks to Interview about recording in Chicago, Hurricane Sandy, and what he's listenting to these days.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Folk Radio UK about his upcoming album and tour, humor, his kids, and more.... (Thx, Jon Hahn.)

DAVID BOWIE: Decade to Decade.

THE 15 ZZ TOP ALBUMS, Ranked in Order of the Band's Total Facial Hair. (Thx, Jon Hahn.)

LINDSAY LOHAN rejected a big payday on “Dancing with the Stars”, because she doesn't want to do reality TV.  However, she has no problem publishing an intimate photo of herself with Max George on the internet.

BEYONCE KNOWLES lip-synced the Star-Spangled Banner at Pres. Obama's inauguration. Le scandale, although they've been doing it for the Super Bowl since Whitney Houston at least. Kelly Clarkson gloats.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is now going to the media in yet another attempt to save his marriage.

CHRIS BROWN was SWATted. Brown may be scuzzy, but one of these "pranks" is going to kill someone.

SHERYL CROW knew about Lance Armstrong's doping cover-up?

DANIEL RADCLIFFE talks to Esquire about his post-Potter project, which involves murder, history, gay sex, and literary royality.

DOMINIC MONAGHAN: The fmr  Lost star (and Hobbit) talks sleeping in brothels and facing down vipers.

ALGERIA: The American Interest has some interesting backstory to the hostage incident there.

MALI: The US began airlifting French troops to Bamako.

EGYPT: A coalition of opposition groups is forging a common electoral platform as it seeks to capitalize on setbacks for Islamists who have dominated the country's politics since an Arab Spring uprising.

PAKISTAN: MIT-educated Pakistani nuclear scientist Pervez Hoodbhoy writes that Pakistani army insiders in collusion with an external Islamic group could be plotting to appropriate nuclear assets, unknown to authorities entrusted with protecting these.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES enjoy a snow day.

LEMURS ON THE LOOSE, causing havoc in North Miami Beach.

GETAWAY DONKEY ruins a robbery.

AN ANCIENT SEA ANIMAL that looked like a flower had its anus right next to its mouth, a new fossil study finds.

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