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Stones, Jenny & Johnny, Caribou, Dylan, Cutout Bin, Fat Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE ROLLING STONES!  Here's a selection of live, semi-live, and undead clips of less-obvious tracks from the band's heyday: "Mercy, Mercy"; "Heart of Stone," "The Last Time"; "Ruby Tuesday," "Paint It Black"; "Honky Tonk Women"; and "Dead Flowers."

JENNY & JOHNNY stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

HOT HOT HEAT also stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

CARIBOU did three free songs for Daytrotter.

SEU GEORGE played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

NIRVANA: BBC Sessions circa 1989-1991.

JUNIP ( ft. Jose Gonzalez) stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a chat and mini-set.

BOB DYLAN & THE HAWKS, Live at the Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, CA, December 4, 1965.

THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN: Because there's "Something In The Air." And you know that it's right.

SWANS: Michael Gira talks to The Scotsman about working hard, burning bridges, and coming back bigger.

HELMET: Page Hamilton talks to Prefix about "And Your Bird Can Sing," AC/DC and more...

LED ZEPPELIN, essayed by William S. Burroughs in 1975. (Thx, LHB.)

FIVE BRITISH INDIE ACTS to watch, according to TIME. Regular Pate visitors are already watching them.

ROCK RETRACTIONS: Trending on Twitter.

CUTOUT BIN: From the Soft Boys to King Coleman, from Tom Waits to the Ronettes, from Billy Bragg to Thin Lizzy, plus Elvis Costello, The Like, the Rolling Stones, REM, Guided by Voices and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This week's wide releases include Easy A, which is currently scoring 81 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Town, which is scoring 90 percent; Alpha and Omega, scoring 15 percent on few reviews; and Devil, which was not screened for critics.

TIGER WOODS squashed ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel's 300K payday to appear nude in a men's magazine.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Oksana Grigorieva will file a lawsuit against Gibson alleging - among other things - battery, emotional distress and defamation.  Also, Violet Kowal, the Polish pron star who had an affair with Gibson while Grigorieva was pregnant, has shocking new audio tapes and has emerged as a witness being courted by the two feuding camps, according to RadarOnline.

HEIDI MONTAG & SPENCER PRATT are supposedly divorcing but were... wait for it... caught canoodling at a zoo, which seems entirely apt.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Already pulling an all-nighter at a club in NYC. Shocka.

CASEY AFFLECK admits that the Joaquin Phoenix movie is a mockumentary.

ANNETTE BENNING: Don't ask about her marriage to Warren Beatty.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: Cheating on his longterm girlfriend, Jessica Biel with his current co-star, Mila Kunis?

SACHA BARON COHEN has closed a deal to play Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a film that's being scripted by Peter Morgan for a 2011 production start.

IRAN has agreed to donate 25 million dollars to Turkey's ruling party in a move that will increase fears that Prime Minister Erdogan is preparing to abandon the country's secular constitution.

AFGHANISTAN: The UN has sent away about a third of its international employees, amid fears of violence during this weeks parliamentary elections.  NATO dismissed suggestions that the conflict in Afghanistan could be resolved by partitioning the country and handing over the Pashtun south to the Taliban, saying this was a recipe for civil war.

FAT CAT and a POT: Let's go to the video.

A HEROIC PARROT foils a gang of burglars.

A RAM  smashed through the glass patio door of a Lancashire couple's home and ran wild, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

DEADLY COBRAS ended up in people's toilets, kitchens and roads in southwestern China, after more than 160 of them escaped from an illegal breeding laboratory in early September.

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Dr. Dog, Of Montreal, Sharon Von Etten, Kele, Cat-ch   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DR. DOG drops "Shadow People" on the 'Gum.

OF MONTREAL palyed the 9:30 Club; you can stream the gig on demand via NPR.

SHARON VON ETTEN is advance streaming Epic.

KELE (of Bloc Party) stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

JOHN VANDERSLICE has a new, free EP to download, Green Grow the Rushes.

THE CONTOURS: "Do You Love Me?"

ARCADE FIRE: Win Butler says, "I can't see myself doing this 10 years from now. We've been a band now as long as the Beatles, and pop music is a young man's game." Tell it to Mick and Keith. Plus, ping-pong with Pavement.

BLACK MOUNTAIN bassist Matt Camirand talks to the Vancouver Sun about stripping things down with an outside producer for their new LP. Meanwhile, Dose talks to Stephen McBean.

WEEZER launches a new YouTube stunt.

GOOGLE MUSIC details are leaking online.  The twist appears to involve streaming from your online music locker.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Master of Disguise.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Back with Samantha Ronson?

ASTON KUTCHER denies cheating rumors from the ever-reliable Star magazine.

CASEY AFFLECK settled sexual harassment cases filed against him by two women who worked on his documentary about actor Joaquin Phoenix.

THE BIG BANG THEORY stars are getting fat new paychecks just as the hit CBS comedy is getting ready for its big move to Thursdays next week.

RYAN REYNOLDS is profiled by GQ. His new movie, Buried, tells the story of a contractor buried alive in Iraq.

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN talks to Details about 90210, Desperate Housewives, and his wife - Megan Fox.


ISLAMISM in the USA: On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View.

IRAN: Former Pres. Rasfanjani criticized the government in unusually blunt terms, saying that it is not taking US-led sanctions seriously enough and that Iran could become a "dictatorship." That's what passes for blunt in Iran.

AFGHANISTAN: US forces launched a major operation in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday in the district that gave birth to the Taliban movement, in what could be one of the most important offensives of the war.

MOCHI CAN CAT-CH: Let's go to the video.

CAMEL stuck in a sinkhole in Oregon City, OR.

A VULTURE crashed into a medical helicopter near Nogalez, AZ, and hit the pilot in the chest.

YOGA BEAR: Calmer than the average bear.

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Superchunk, Girls, Tired Pony, Chihuahua Pool   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SUPERCHUNK drops a video for "Digging Into Something."  Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance talks to the WaPo about the band's comeback and their label, Merge.

GIRLS played the ATP Fest, you can stream the gig on demand.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY also played the ATP Fest, you can stream the gig on demand.

TIRED PONY: Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck stopped by the World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

MEGAFAUN is streaming Heretofore.

ABE VIGODA is streaming Crush.

KISS: "Black Diamond." They got you under their thumb. More Cowbell.

THE BESNARD LAKES: Jace Lasek talks to Canoe about the band's Polaris Music Prize nomination.

OWEN PALLETT also talks to Canoe about his Polaris Music Prize nomination.

WHY IS THE BEST INDIE MUSIC depressing, local and unpopular?

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD's surviving members have announced plans to reform after 42 years for two American charity concerts.

LINDSAY LOHAN thinks having a baby could straighten out her life?

JENNIFER LOPEZ: her 12 million dollar deal for American Idol covers just one year. Meanwhile, network execs think someone is trying to sabotage Idol by dragging Lopez through the mud.

PENELOPE CRUZ: More pregnancy rumors.

KRISTEN STEWART talks to The Telegraph about Twilight, her reputation for moodiness and her rumoured romance with R-Pattz.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL & RACHEL BILSON are reportedly a couple.

KALEY CUOCO broke a leg in a horse accident this weekend and won't be able to tape The Big Bang Theory this week.

JOSH BROLIN denies cheating on Diane Lane: "I mean, check her out, man."GEORGE MICHAEL was sentenced to two months in prison stemming from his July bust for driving while under the influence of marijuana.

HAROLD GOULD, a widely recognizable character actor in film and television, died Saturday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 86.

OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS: A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on Facebook.

IRAN: A third Iranian diplomat upset with Tehran's post-election crackdown on dissidents has defected in Europe - this time in Belgium, an opposition group said.

PAKISTAN: French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner bluntly says Mullah Omar is in Quetta or Karachi.

AFGHANISTAN: Although Taliban leaders have denounced Afghanistan's parliamentary election and threatened violence at the polls on Saturday, some are discreetly making overtures to candidates, apparently in hopes of building political clout in Kabul, according to the top United Nations envoy and some Afghan politicians.

CHIHUAHUA PLAYS POOL (sort of): Let's go to the video.

RICKY the PENGUIN releases his debut single.

RUNAWAY TORTOISE didn't get far.

A COCKER SPANIEL and a BABY SPARROW, making friends...

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New Releases, Girls, Billy Bragg, John Legend, Monkey + Pig   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


KINGS OF LEON are "Radioactive." Sounds great fellas, but it coulda used a little More Cowbell.

NEW RELEASES: Super Tuesday arrives. Albums from Superchunk, Of Montreal, The Drums, Weezer, The Walkmen, Black Mountain, Dungen, Cloud Cult, Grinderman and more are streaming this week via Spinner.

GIRLS played the ATP Fest; you can listen on demand via NPR.

BILLY BRAGG stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set, including the classic, "A Lover Sings."

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS are advance streaming Wake Up! -- 11 vintage songs which are at turns optimistic and frustrated about the times that birthed them.

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

OKKERVIL RIVER: Will Scheff talks to Drowned in Sound about working with and witnessing the legendary Roky Erikson.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to Clash about recording his new LP live in front of an audience.

THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN is reuniting for live dates, possibly more.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE: Andrew Whiteman talks to Dose about The Sea & Cake, working with John McEntire on their latest LP, etc.

MENOMENA drummer Danny Seim talks to Seattle Weekly about the downside of quitting your day job.


LINDSAY LOHAN did a pre-taped skit for the MTV VMAs, out of fear of live craziness. But she's reportedly in talks to host SNL.

LADY GAGA explains why she wore meat to the VMAs.

WILL.I.AM was criticized for performing in blackface at the VMAs.

HEIDI MONTAG & SPENCER PRATT: More media doubts about their supposed divorce.

JENNIFER LOPEZ is getting a 12 million dollar deal with Fox to judge American Idol, but got no film or TV side deals.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX is headed back to the Letterman show.

KEVIN McCARTHY, best known as the star of the 1956 science fiction movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," died Saturday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. He was 96.

TURKEY: The ruling Islamist party won a referendum on changing the nation's constitution. Terrific.

IRAN: The head of the UN atomic watchdog accused Iran on Monday of hampering its work in the country by barring experienced nuclear inspectors; Tehran flatly rejected the charge.

IRAQ: The 50K US soldiers remaining there say there has been little change in their mission since September 1, when the end of "combat" operations was announced.


IT'S A CAT: It says so right on her fur.

THE BIRDS launch an attack on a prairie dog.

BATS have regional accents and dialects.

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Sonic Youth, Sea of Bees, U2, Sea Lion Training   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DEERHUNTER eases us into the week with a "Helicopter." The song is prettier than he is.

SONIC YOUTH plays a set of their early material at ATP Fest.

SEA OF BEES stopped by OPB for a chat and mini-set in audio and video.

SARA BAREILLES stoppd by the World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

U2: Michael Reese performed the Bono/Edge-written "Boy Falls From the Sky" from the band's Spider-Man musical.

KNICKERBOCKERS: "Lies." Someday you're gonna be lonely.

BOB DYLAN: The Atlantic interviews history Prof. Sean Wilentz, whose new book essays Dylan's influence on American culture.

OF MONTREAL: Kevin Barnes talks to Pitchfork about the music that shaped his life.

EDWYN COLLINS: The fmr. Orange Juice star had to re-learn how to think, speak and walk before penning his new album.

JOANNA NEWSON talks to the Irish Times about staying up late, losing her voice and the three-CD, two-hour, 17-track story that needed to be told.

TELEKINESIS: Michael Benjamin Lerner talked to the WaPo about his silly job, his record collection and more...

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Resident Evil: Afterlife tops the chart with 27 million on the slowest box office weekend in two years. That doesn't seem great for a 60 million 3-D pic, but this franchise has always made its real money outside North America. Takers climbed a notch into the second slot with 6.1 million, a 44 percent drop -- but this one has made money despite bad reviews because this is such a dead time of year for cinema.  The American dropped a steeper 55 percent to make the third slot with 5.9 million, but this too will end up in the black on its low, 20 million budget.  Machete drops an even steeper 63 percent in the fourth slot, with 4.2 million, but also has a 20 million budget.  Going the Distance rounds out the Top Five with 3.8 million on a 44 percent drop.

BRITNEY SPEARS: One-time friend and self-proclaimed manager Sam Lufti, who was accused of harassing and threatening an entire family, is being investigated by the FBI.

SPENCER PRATT was busted in Costa Rica for felony possession of a firearm.

MAD MEL UPDATE: Oksana Grigorieva met with one of the most prominent family law attorneys in Los Angeles for two hours in her ongoing custody war with Mel Gibson.

JON HAMM, a/k/a Don Draper, a/k/a The Last Alpha Male, brings teh funneh in talkinga bout working with Ben Affleck on their upcoming movie, The Town.

ANGELINA JOLIE: "I Don't Have a Lot of Friends."

LADY GAGA and a fmr. producer withdraw duelling lawsuits.

ROGER EBERT is rebooting "At The Movies" on public television.

IRAN: The chief of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the Bushehr nuclear reactor would go online in the next month. An Iranian dissident group said on Thursday that it has identified a previously undisclosed nuclear facility under construction northwest of Tehran; experts said the allegation that construction at the site is nuclear-related could not be confirmed.

IRAQ: Wikileaks reportedly will release nearly 300K classified military documents relating to the Iraq War.

SEA LION in TRAINING: Let's go to the video.

FEMALE MARINE SNAILS living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads after exposure to the chemical TBT, according to local researchers. I think there's a term for this.

CAT BURGLAR: A 20-year-old Logan, UT man was jailed after reportedly breaking into his roommate's room to steal a kitten.


DUKE the DOG will find the mold in your house.

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