THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with TRAFFIC! Live in Santa Monica, circa 1972, flagged by my online pal Jay. Your setlist includes: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys; Light Up or Leave Me Alone; John Barley corn; Rainmaker; Glad; Freedom Rider; Forty Thousand Headmen; and Dear Mr. Fantasy.
JASON ISBELL plays KEXP, including a cover of R.E.M.'s "Driver 8."
QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, Live in Ukraine circa 2008.
SKYWAY MAN covers The Faces and more for a Lagniappe Session.
KURT VILE shares "Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)."
SNAIL MAIL covers Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight."
DESTROYER: A Timeless Rock Icon?
WOLF ALICE's Ellie Rowsell on the Band's Origins, Feeling Romantic and Being on Tour.
OF MONTREAL's early years, essayed at Bandcamp.
BRUTALLY HONEST OSCAR BALLOT Number Two.
VARIETY's final Oscars predictions.
THE OSCARS should move to Netflix.
NETFLIX's Marilyn Monroe biopic officially has an NC-17 rating.
MEN has a trailer online.
KEANU REEVES' movies have reportedly been scrubbed from China streaming platforms following the actor’s public support for Tibet earlier this year. (Thx, Jay.)
RENEE ZELLEWEGER lets down her guard, sort of.
THE BATMAN dropped a deleted scene featuring you-know-who.
ANNA TAYLOR-JOY, on Romance, Raving & Rebellion.
THE REAL MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Saying "No" to Tom Cruise.
THE AGE OF CAGE: How Hollywood's most singular actor stepped into the role of blockbuster hero in the 90s. He's also getting the best reviews of his career playing himself.
GOATS don't believe in gravity.
A BOY, HIS DOG, and a puddle.
HOW TO PET a Porcupine.