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Richard Thompson, Edward Sharpe, Blood Red Shoes, Chameleon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

LOCAL NATIVES: The video for "Heavy Feet" features blind model airplane pilots.

RICHARD THOMPSON stopped by WNYC Soundcheck to play and talk bird-watching and hockey.

EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS & TUNE-YARDS play Austin City Limits.

PSYCHIC ILLS are advance streaming One Track Mind.

BLOOD RED SHOES are advance streaming their Water EP.

BARBARA EDEN covers "Spinning Wheel." You're welcome. (Thx, Steve Craven)

ADAM GREEN &  BINKI SHAPIRO talk to The Guardian about film-making on ketamine, van songs and "romantic dysfunction."

FOALS guitarist Jimmy Smith talks to Consequence of Sound about what makes the band bigger than the sum of its parts. Singer/guitarist Yannis Philippakistalks talks to Filter about the recording of Holy Fire.

THE INDIEPOCALYPSE: Do the chart-topping Macklemore and Ryan Lewis mark "a global shift in how culture is made," or are they Lisa Loeb redux?

SLEATER-KINNEY, ranked by Stereogum

LINDSAY LOHAN: Opening a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca?

VIVIENNE JOLIE-PITT got paid 3K for her debut film role in Maleficent. I smell nepotism.

CHRIS BROWN: The police chief who signed off on the singer's alleged community service has resigned.

JAMIE-LYNN SIEGLER and Cutter Dykstra just got engaged, and here's the pregnancy announcement.

JENNIFER LOPEZ slapped down a Grammys crasher who tried to interrupt Adele's winning moment.

BRUCE WILLIS is profiled by GQ while shoooting his seventy-third movie.

THE UNITED STATES' National Intelligence Estimate stated that the US is being targeted by sustained cyber-espionage efforts that are undermining US economic competitiveness.

TUNISIA: The leader of the Islamist party Ennahda, Rached Ghannouchi, rejected Prime Minister Jebali's proposal for a cabinet of technocrats and said the new coalition government must include politicians as well. Ghannouchi said he expected that Jebali, also an Ennahda party leader, would remain prime minister of the new coalition.

IRAN and HEZBOLLAH, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, according to US and Middle Eastern officials.

EGYPT: The United States expressed concern on Tuesday about growing political polarization in its major ally Egypt and a "climate of impunity" over abuses by police and security forces in the most populous Arab nation.

 

A CHAMELEON and a toddler.

DOGS helping CHEETAHS calm down and get it on... Mass hysteria!

CATS nab a Peeping Tom, allegedly.

A SEA TURTLE hat lost her front legs to a shark attack donned the latest in artificial flipper technology in Japan.

BEST IN SHOW: That would be Banana Joe, the affenpinscher who won at the Westminster Kennel Club.

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New Releases, Iceage, Matmos, Drive-By Truckers, Dog In Boots   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS have a NSFW video for "Jubilee Street."

NEW RELEASES from Foals, Lisa Germano, P^ssed Jeans, Cuff The Duke, the Stone Foxes and more are streaming this week via Spinner.

ICEAGE is advance streaming You're Nothing.

MATMOS is advance streaming The Marriage of True Minds.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Southern Rock Opera, Live.

THE POSTAL SERVICE unwinds “A Tattered Line Of String."

YOUTH LAGOON goes "Mute" ahead of Wondrous Bughouse.

THE THERMALS are "Born To Kill" ahead of Desperate Ground.

PAUL COLLINS & PETER CASE, formerly of The Nerves, play "Hanging On The Telephone" in-store.

WHAT LEONARD COHEN means to Millenials.

SLIPPED DISCS of 2012, according to PopMatters, Part One and Part Two. At least four were on my Faves List, but I somehow neglected the Young Fresh Fellows.

FAVE LIVE ALBUMS from The Quietus staff.

18 SONGS about one-night stands.

LINDSAY LOHAN's latest fling is Brooklyn-born DJ Julian Cavin.

JUSTIN BIEBER got a post-Grammy diss from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.

RHIANNA & CHRIS BROWN were spotted sparking up after the Grammys, which is no surprise to anyone who saw them at the Grammys.

KIM HARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST have their sights set on buying three more multi-million dollar mansions across the globe.

MARK WAHLBERG challenged MICHAEL FASSBENDER to a measurement of manhood on television.  alcohol hmay have been involved.

JENNIFER ANISTON: "Wasn't It Just My Birthday?"

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Happy 204th birthday to the 16th President of the United States. Even if you saw the Spielberg biopic, here are two things you may not have known about Honest Abe: (1) he was an early adopter of the telegraph; and (2) he once sported a punky haircut.

NORTH KOREA appeared to have conducted its third underground nuclear bomb test Tuesday, as the US Geological Survey reported a seismic disturbance centered near the site of the secretive regime's two previous nuclear tests.  Are they also testiting for Iran?

ISRAEL: Defense Minister Barak left for the United States in a "surprise visit."

SYRIA: Islamist rebels captured the country's largest hydroelectric dam. The government moved tanks to reenforce hard-pressed units in the eastern Jobar district of Damascus. The government said it was ready to meet with the leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition.

EGYPT: Angry protests broke out on the second anniversary of former President Mubarak's ouster. Clerics from Egypt's leading religious institution chose the country's Grand Mufti, a position previously appointed by the president.

IRAQ: Twelve Iraqis were killed in a suicide attack and shooting in Mosul, and three more were killed in an IED attack in Anbar. Counterterrorism forces captured two insurgent commanders and three fighters in Diyala.

DOG IN BOOTS: But he doesn't seem keen on them.

PYTHON CHALLENGE UPDATE: Reports as of Friday were that 50 Burmese pythons had been captured in the Everglades during the month-long chase that ended at midnight Sunday, but scientists and outdoors experts say the data collected will be invaluable.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has been blasted for ignoring gay animals.

ADOPTED SIBERIAN TIGER CUBS have to leave the house for a new enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park.

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New Releases, Iceage, Matmos, Drive-By Truckers, Dog In Boots   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS have a NSFW video for "Jubilee Street."

NEW RELEASES from Foals, Lisa Germano, P^ssed Jeans, Cuff The Duke, the Stone Foxes and more are streaming this week via Spinner.

ICEAGE is advance streaming You're Nothing.

MATMOS is advance streaming The Marriage of True Minds.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Southern Rock Opera, Live.

THE POSTAL SERVICE unwinds “A Tattered Line Of String."

YOUTH LAGOON goes "Mute" ahead of Wondrous Bughouse.

THE THERMALS are "Born To Kill" ahead of Desperate Ground.

PAUL COLLINS & PETER CASE, formerly of The Nerves, play "Hanging On The Telephone" in-store.

WHAT LEONARD COHEN means to Millenials.

SLIPPED DISCS of 2012, according to PopMatters, Part One and Part Two. At least four were on my Faves List, but I somehow neglected the Young Fresh Fellows.

FAVE LIVE ALBUMS from The Quietus staff.

18 SONGS about one-night stands.

LINDSAY LOHAN's latest fling is Brooklyn-born DJ Julian Cavin.

JUSTIN BIEBER got a post-Grammy diss from Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney.

RHIANNA & CHRIS BROWN were spotted sparking up after the Grammys, which is no surprise to anyone who saw them at the Grammys.

KIM HARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST have their sights set on buying three more multi-million dollar mansions across the globe.

MARK WAHLBERG challenged MICHAEL FASSBENDER to a measurement of manhood on television.  alcohol hmay have been involved.

JENNIFER ANISTON: "Wasn't It Just My Birthday?"

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Happy 204th birthday to the 16th President of the United States. Even if you saw the Spielberg biopic, here are two things you may not have known about Honest Abe: (1) he was an early adopter of the telegraph; and (2) he once sported a punky haircut.

NORTH KOREA appeared to have conducted its third underground nuclear bomb test Tuesday, as the US Geological Survey reported a seismic disturbance centered near the site of the secretive regime's two previous nuclear tests.  Are they also testiting for Iran?

ISRAEL: Defense Minister Barak left for the United States in a "surprise visit."

SYRIA: Islamist rebels captured the country's largest hydroelectric dam. The government moved tanks to reenforce hard-pressed units in the eastern Jobar district of Damascus. The government said it was ready to meet with the leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition.

EGYPT: Angry protests broke out on the second anniversary of former President Mubarak's ouster. Clerics from Egypt's leading religious institution chose the country's Grand Mufti, a position previously appointed by the president.

IRAQ: Twelve Iraqis were killed in a suicide attack and shooting in Mosul, and three more were killed in an IED attack in Anbar. Counterterrorism forces captured two insurgent commanders and three fighters in Diyala.

DOG IN BOOTS: But he doesn't seem keen on them.

PYTHON CHALLENGE UPDATE: Reports as of Friday were that 50 Burmese pythons had been captured in the Everglades during the month-long chase that ended at midnight Sunday, but scientists and outdoors experts say the data collected will be invaluable.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has been blasted for ignoring gay animals.

ADOPTED SIBERIAN TIGER CUBS have to leave the house for a new enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park.

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Nick Cave, Ivan & Alyosha, Pirate Songs, Puppies vs Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

TITUS ANDRONICUS: Patrick Stickles "Tried to Quit Smoking" for Le Bogotheque.

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS advance stream Push the Sky Away.

IVAN & ALYOSHA advance stream All The Times We Had.

SON OF ROGUES GALLERY: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys are advance streaming.

LISA GERMANO advance streams No Elephants.

IRON & WINE debuted “Caught In The Briars” and “The Waves Of Galveston" on Austin's KUTX.

DEVENDRA BANHART drops the Spanish-language "Mi Negrita."

THE JAGS have your number written on the "Back of My Hand." From TOTP and the "Where Are They Now?" file.

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS' Benjamin Curtis is battling cancer.

JIM JAMES is profiled by Leo Weekly. (Thx, LHB.)

THE 10 GREATEST TV POP PERFORMANCES of the 60's, according to Paste.

PAUL TANNER, who created the electrotheremin heard on "Good Vibrations" and "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times," has died.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Identity Thief tops the chart with 36.6 million against a 35 million budget.  That's bigger than Bridesmaids, though this McCarthy outing is likely less leggy.  Warm Bodies places with 11.5 million on a decent 43 percent drop; it has a 36 million total against a 30 million budget. Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects shows with 10 million, about in line with projections.  Silver Linings Playbook continues to ride the pre-Oscars wave with another 6.9 million.  Hansel & Gretel rounds out the Top 5 with 5.8 million and 43.8 million total against a 50 million budget.

THE GRAMMYS went to these folks.

CHRIS BROWN was involved in a car crash and totaled his vehicle, but escaped uninjured.  He blames paparazzi, who are having none of it.

LINDSAY & DINA LOHAN face foreclosure on their Long Island manse, but (contra other reports) is holed up in a NYC penthouse.

CHARLIE SHEEN has asked accused cop-killer Christopher Dorner to call him to talk things out.

KATE UPTON repeats as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl. Full coverage (or uncoverage) should be posted at SI today. Happy Gratuitous Monday.

PALESTINIAN factions meeting in Cairo for unity talks have failed to reach a breakthrough in their discussions. One official involved in the discussions said the meetings "did not achieve anything." Hamas has already begun blaming Palestinian Authority President Abbas for the failure of the talks.

ALGERIAN  troops intercepted two al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb suicide bombers in Tinzouatine near the Malian border.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: Ofcom, the UK's independent communications watchdog, disclosed a number of instances in which Muslim TV channels have broadcast "inflammatory" programs in violation of rules that prohibit the one-sided airing of extremist views. Instances include advocacy of: death for apostasy, torture for homosexuals, and the "elimination" of anyone who insults the Prophet Mohammed.

RUSSIA: Authorities detained 271 people, including migrants from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, and Afghanistan, at Muslim prayer rooms in St. Petersburg. Security officials are seeking to dismantle a terrorist group said to be operating in the city and planning attacks.

IRAN appears to have resumed converting small amounts of its higher-grade enriched uranium into reactor fuel, diplomats say, a process which if expanded could buy time for negotiations between Washington and Tehran on its disputed nuclear program.

 

PUPPIES vs CAT: Who You Got?

A LIVE CONDOR is brought to a Bakersfield Condors hockey game. What could possibly go wrong?

IT'S RAINING SPIDERS in Brazil.

THE OCEANIC SQUID can fly more than 100 feet through the air at speeds faster than Usain Bolt if it wants to escape predators.

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Schoolhouse Rock, Yo La Tengo, Ra Ra Riot, Cutout Bin, Pygmy Goat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 08, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with  SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK!  The seminal series of animated shorts premiered 40 years a go last month, so if you are certain age, they are seared in your memory.  If not, you're in for a treat. They covered any number of subjects, but most memorably multiplication in nuggets like "My Hero Zero", "Three Is a Magic Number" and "Lucky Seven Sampson".  The best-known short may be "Conjunction Junction", part of a grammar series including "Nouns" and "Verb - That's What's Happening".  The bicentennial brought forth a series of "America Rock" cartoons like "No More Kings" ,"The Preamble" to the Constitution, and the other best-known candidate, "I'm Just a Bill".

YO LA TENGO dropped by The Current studios to chat with Mary Lucia and play a few songs. Ira Kaplan talks to Fresh Air about the new LP.

RA RA RIOT stopped by WNYC Soundcheck or a preview of their synthier new album, Beta Love.

ICEAGE: the Danish post-punkers play a quick and dirty set at KEXP.

RON SEXSMITH has an interview plus tracks up at All Things Considered. His new album streams in full this week at Spinner.

SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: "Tears of a Clown." Originally released in 1967, but it didn't become a hit until 1970. Sometimes, a hit takes time.

TITUS ANDRONICUS frontman Patrick Stickles talks to PopMatters about keeping overheads low on tour while being on a major label, the relationship between punk rock and masculinity, and what he’d be up to if the band ceased to exist.

EELS: Mark ‘E.’ Everett talks to The Line Of Best Fit about the making of Wonderful, Glorious... and about further topics with Drowned In Sound.

SLEATER-KINNEY, ranked by Stereogum.

30 EXCELLENT SONGS (With Parentheses in Their Titles).

CUTOUT BIN: From X to Harry Belafonte, from Fountains of Wayne to UFO, from the Rolling Stones to the Specials, plus Pete Townshend, Chris Stamey, Suede, The Crystals and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Identity Thief, which is currently scoring 28 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Side Effects, currently scoring 82 percent.

MARILYN MANSON passed out on stage in Canada after coming down with the flu.

LINDSAY LOHAN is spending her days and most nights back in her teenage bedroom on Long Island?

KRISTIN CAVALLARI says JAY CUTLER (a/k/a Jerkface) proposed by text message and sent her ring in the mail.

KIM KARDASHIAN wants her legal battle with Kris Humphries to be over by the time she gives birth to her and Kanye West's child in July. So old-fashioned.

STAR WARS spinoffs reportedly include a young Han Solo saga, and a bounty hunter adventure with Boba Fett.

THE UNITED STATES is urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah a terrorist entity.

TUNISIA: Hundreds of protesters in Tunis and Gafsa called for regime change and clashed with police, continuing protests that began yesterday when opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot dead by two unknown assassins.

ALGERIAN warplanes and attack helicopters repelled a three-hour coordinated assault on an army barracks by some 50 militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades.

IRAN's leader Khamenei rejected an offer from the US for direct talks over its nuclear program. The US and Western nations imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Iran.

SYRIA: Inching closer to the center of Damascus, rebels overran government positions on a key road. Government forces responded with air and artillery attacks. The Pentagon's top leaders said that they favored supplying weapons to rebels locked in a grinding civil war with the Syrian government, a position that put them directly at odds with the White House.

EGYPT: Several hardline Muslim clerics issued a fatwa calling for the killing of prominent opposition leaders. The government condemned the action and increased security around the opposition leaders' homes.

PYGMY GOAT, Happy Feet.

A DISABLED GOLDFISH gets an underwater wheelchair.

DOGS are now forced to be microchipped in England.

A HEN makes pancakes with the help of a new gadget.

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