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Minutemen, Jeff Buckley, Mind Spiders, Lucius, Jason Isbell, Lion, Tiger, Bear   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 04, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...

... with THE MINUTEMEN! San Pedro, California's greatest musical export took apart rock, jazz and funk and put the pieces back together in a jagged collage. They are caught here in an acoustic session for a cable-access show from Hollywood, circa 1985. Your setlist includes "The Meter Man," "Corona," "Themselves," "The Red And The Black" (Blue Öyster Cult), "Badges, "I Felt Like Gringo," "Time" (Richard Hell), "Green River" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), "Lost" (Meat Puppets), "Ack Ack Ack," "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" "History Lesson Part II," "Tour Spiel" and "Little Man With A Gun In His Hand."

JEFF BUCKLEY's You And I is posthumously streaming at NPR.

MIND SPIDERS advance stream Prosthesis

LUCIUS advance streams Good Grief.

JASON ISBELL stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

THE DANDY WARHOLS drop “STYGGO" ahead of Distortland.

TROGGS: "With a Girl Like You," live.

PRIX: Big Star fans will want to read this Aquarium Drunkard interview with Jon Tive, who recorded a soon-to-be-reissued record with Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, and Jim Dickinson.

ROB CROW (Pinback)  talks to PopMatters about ditching destructive things and returning to music.

FIELD MUSIC is profiled by Drowned In Sound.

THE 40 GREATEST EMO ALBUMS, according to Rolling Stone.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Zootopia, currently scoring 100 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; London Has Fallen, which is scoring 22 percent; and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, scoring 60 percent.

KALEY CUOCO discusses her views on love, marriage, and independence with Cosmo.

CAITLYN JENNER hopes to become “trans ambassador” for Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz.

AMANDA SEYFRIED has started dating her Last Word co-star, Thomas Sadoski.

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN's autopsy will be made public.

MORGAN FREEMAN is skeptical of Batman v Superman.

SYRIA: The US set up a hotline for Syrians to report cease-fire violations, but employed operators not fluent in Arabic.

LION and TIGER and BEAR... Oh My!

RARE DRAGONS may be born in Slovenia.

DUCK THROWING FESTIVAL Banned In Spain.

A THIRSTY KOALA approached a cyclist for water.

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Wilco, SXSW, Can, Keeps, Jimmy Webb, Man's Best Friend   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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FRIGHTENED RABBIT drops a video for "Get Out."

WILCO plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE AUSTIN 100: NPR's six-hour playlist or download of SXSW bands.

CAN: The Peel Sessions, 1973-75.

KEEPS advance streams Brief Spirit.

BETH ORTON drops "Moon" ahead of Kidsticks.

GIRL RAY drops “I’ll Make This Fun.”

JIMMY WEBB, one of America's master songwriters, plays "Elvis and Me" on Steve Dahl's 1991 NYE PPV event.

BOB DYLAN'S SECRET ARCHIVE has recently been acquired by a group of institutions in Oklahoma for an estimated 15-20MM, and is set to become a resource for academic study.

FOO FIGHTERS dnied break-up rumors, but a major announcement was coming. And then they goofed on the rumors in a 7-minute video.

LOU REED would have turned 74 yesterday; here are 20 essential tracks.

A MINNESOTA RECORD STORE OWNER discovered 100K virgin LPs in a basement.

ZOE SALDANA is under fire after being cast as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. The trailer is online.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM's romance continues to heat up

MADONNA & GUY RITCHIE were chewed out by the judge in their child custody fight.

PRES. BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA will keynote at SXSW.

MISCHA BARTON will be Dancing With The Stars.

THE TERROR is finally moving forward at AMC.

SYRIAN rebels said on Wednesday they were under fierce government attack near the Turkish border despite a cessation of hostilities agreement and a representative cast doubt on whether U.N.-backed peace talks would go ahead on March 9 as planned.

MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Are you gonna finish that?

AN ORPHANED WALLABY finds comfort in his teddy bear. (Thx, Zoey.)

A SUSPECTED CARPET PYTHON was brought to a family swimming area in Queensland by its owner for a little fun.

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES are exploding in Mexico...population-wise.

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LOOOONG Day!   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 02:22 PM
Posted by: Karl

KarlI'LL BE BACK Thursday! See you them!

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Romp, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Neko Case, Craig Finn, Deer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

I DON'T CARES drop a video for "Whole Lotta Nothin'." 

ROMP advance streams its Departure From Venus. Lift-off!

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN advance streams A Man Alive.

SOUND OF CERES advance streams Nostalgia for Infinity.

BABY BIRDS DON'T DRINK MILK advance stream Burritos.

NEKO CASE, k.d. LAING & LAURA VEIRS team up for an "Atomic Number."

CRAIG FINN drops “Screenwriters School” from an expanded version of the Newmyer’s Roof EP.

THE FEELIES: Let's revisit classics like "Away" and "Deep Fascination" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE REPLACEMENTS: Dangerous Minds excerpts the Houston riot story from Trouble Boys.

JIMMY PAGE describes the creation of "Stairway to Heaven" as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit brought byt he heirs of Spirit's guitarist, Randy Craig Wolfe (Randy California).

IGGY POP served as the nude model in a life drawing class; the results will be showcased in a Fall 2016 Brooklyn Museum exhibition.

CHRIS FORSYTH talks to Aquarium Drunkard about Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band’s new double album, The Rarity of Experience. Syd Barrett is referenced, and Richard Thompson’s “Calvary Cross” is covered.

GEORGE KENNEDY, who won a supporting actor Oscar for his role alongside Paul Newman in the beloved film Cool Hand Luke, and was also a fixture of 1970s disaster movies including the Airport franchise and Earthquake, died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91. His grandson Cory Schenkel reported the death on his Facebook page.

THE OSCARS took a tumble this year to hit an 8-year ratings low and the third lowest viewership ever.

JENNIFER GARNER talks frankly and refreshingly about her divorce from Ben Affleck with Vanity Fair. Both wound up at the mag's Oscars afterparty, but kept their distance.

THE VANITY FAIR OSCARS AFTERPARTY, btw, was the only place to be for the glitterati.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM were snapped holding hands in Hawaii.

LINDSAY LOHAN has seemingly turned her life around after finding love with a London estate agent.

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her open-door policy for migrants, rejecting any limit on the number of refugees allowed into her country despite divisions within her government.

IRAQ: The U.S. Army's elite Delta Force operations to target, capture or kill top ISIS operatives have begun in Iraq, after several weeks of covert preparation, an administration official with direct knowledge of the force's activities told CNN.

A DEER was rescued from the ice in Sascatchewan. After about 45 minutes of being covered in blankets to warm up, they removed the blankets and she jumped up and ran off.

WILD GORILLAS compose and sing songs while they eat; there's audio.

SUPER-LICE have hit a reported 25 states, causing concern and frustration among parents because the bugs can’t be killed with most over-the-counter treatments.

A PUPPY gets braces.

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Robert Pollard, La Sera, Loretta Lynn, TV Girls, Rob Crow, Unicorn   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

KERMIT THE FROG & JACK WHITE car karaoke on “Fell In Love With A Girl

ROBERT POLLARD is streaming Of Course You Are.

LA SERA streams Music For Listening To Music To.

LORETTA LYNN advance streams Full Circle.

TV GIRLS stream Who Really Cares.

JENNIFER O'CONNOR streams Surface Noise.

ROB CROW'S GLOOMY ADVICE streams You’re Doomed. Be Nice.

ROGER DALTREY covers Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door." You can also find the charity single on iTunes.

IGGY POP drops "Sunday" ahead of Post Pop Depression.

THE RAVEONETTES drop “Run Mascara Run” as part of their singles club.

DAVE GROHL covered The Beatles' "Blackbird" during the Oscars' In Memoriam segment, which snubbed Abe Vigoda.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Mike Cooley talked to Flagpole about the band's history and future.

COCTEAU TWINS: Ten of Their Best.

YOKO ONO was the subject of a health scare on Friday.

THE OSCARS went to these folks. Leo DiCaprio finally won and failed to thank the bear in his speech. Ingrate.

CHRIS ROCK opened the Oscars with a monologue on Hollywood and racism.

THE SPIRIT AWARDS went to these folks.

THE RAZZIES went to these poor folks.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Deadpool threepeats atop the chart with 31.5MM and is now the third biggest R-rated movie (behind Passion of the Christ and American SniperGods of Egypt placed with 14MM against a 140MM budget, so safe to say this was a nuclear bomb. It will probably not be Lionsgate's post-Hunger Games franchise, even though its exposure was a fraction of that budget (10MM plus marketing costs). Kung Fu Panda 3 shows with a leggy 9MM.  Risen takes the fourth slot with 7MM and has ercouped its production budget.  The faith-based historical drama has yet to test overseas markets.  Eddie the Eagle rounds out the Top Five with 6.3MM against a 23MM budget; I suspect UK receipts will ensure this ends up in the black.

GERMANY does not know the whereabouts of 130K asylum seekers.

UK SPECIAL FORCES have been sent to Libya in a dramatic bid to form a new army that will wipe out Islamic State insurgents in the region. 

A "UNICORN" on the lam escaped twice from a Cali birthday party.

SHY SHELTER DOGS are helped by kids with children's books.

FLORIDA's PYTHON CHALLENGE bags an amazing 106 of the reptiles.

A RARE GIRAFFE is teetering on the edge of extinction because its meat commands such a high price, according to conservationists.

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