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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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METALLICA busts out "Enter Sandman" for Craig Ferguson.

SHE & HIM are advance streaming Classics.

DELTA SPIRIT stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

SAINTSENECA plays live in the KEXP Studio.

THE BARR BROTHERS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

SMASHING PUMPKINS drop  “Drum + Fife" ahead of Monuments To An Elegy.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND releases a live "Sweet Jane" and an all-new mix of "One of These Days" ahead of the deluxe reissue of their third LP.

U2: "Sunday, Bloody Sunday." Yesterday was the 94th anniversary of one such Sunday.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK talks to The Current about the backstory behind his new song, "San Francisco Patrol," as well as how he chose the cover tunes to put on his new record, The Man Upstairs.

JARVIS COCKER talsk to Pitchfork about the new Pulp documentary Life, Death and Supermarkets, why nobody wants to be a common person anymore, and the importance of creation in a culture obsessed with consuming everything.

SKY FERREIRA talks to Billboard about working with Primal Scream and taking control of her career.

INTERPOL talks about being trapped in their tour bus during the Buffalo blizzard.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 dominated the chart, as expected, with 123 million dollars. It also made 152 million overseas, from which it is likely that the third installment of the series will profit nicely while in theaters.  That said, this film opened smaller than Catching Fire, which made 158 million on release the weekend before Thanksgiving last year.  Perhaps worse reviews kept people away? Or the fact that this is s "Part 1" people think they will be able to see on video before "Part 2" opens?  Is this similar to the vaguely lackluster performace of the overly spread-out Hobbit films?  The overall Mockingjay budget was 250 million for both parts, which means each part cost about what Catching Fire did, meaning there was no economy of scale to make the studio care less about a smaller opening.  Nevertheless, a very solid opening.  Big Hero 6 is a distant second with 20 million on a 42 percent drop suggesting it was already hurt by Mockingjay ahead of the Penguins of Madagascar this week. However, Big Hero 6 doesn't open in many foreign markets until December and January. Interstellar got off to a rocky start on Friday, but managed to show with 15.1 million on a 46 percent drop, again suggesting pressure from Mockingjay. Even so, the studio is probably hoping for 500 million and already has about 450 million in worldwider receipts.  Dumb and Dumber To tumbles 62 percent to the fourth slotwith 13.8 million, but its totalis alright against a 35 million production budget.  Gone Girl's leggy run keeps it in the Top 5 with another 2.8 million.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1 is a solid, if particularly grim, entry in the franchise, and suffers from being an obvious "Part 1", with the finale being set up in a bit of a hurry near the end.  The action here takes a bit of a back seat to the political story (and to some degree the personal being the political for heroine Katniss). I preferred Catching Fire to the original for moving from the sociial satire to political intrigue, but I may have to eat that idea after the final installment. Mockingjay Part 1 seems to be setting up a cautionary tale in the mode of Pete Townshend or Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, but I suspect the moral will be weakened by the sheer brutality of the The Capitol depicted in this film.  Nevertheless, it's good to see some of the last of Philip Seymour Hoffman (to whom the film is dedicates), who maximizes his time onscreen, even moreso than Elizabeth banks, (who gets at least one choice scene to chew on) and Julianne Moore, who joins the saga as the President of the rebellion. The film is so Katniss-centric, however, that there is little room for any other serious character development.  Of course, if you have Jennifer Lawrence to carry your film, you can get away with that.

BILL COSBY: The allegations from various women keep piling up and up and up and up. Add allegations from a male former NBC staffer.

LINDSAY LOHAN is reportedly sober and planning a comeback.

ANGELINA JOLIE confirmed she is retiring from acting to concentrate on writing and directing.

GWYNETH PALTROW may have taken a return shot at Martha Stewart.

COURTENEY COX is hosting Thanksgiving dinner for 30.

THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS went to these folks.The, um, performances are collected at Stereogum.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: Metropolitan police commissioner Hogan-Howe said the police have stopped "four or five" terror attacks already this year, in comparison to one per year in recent years. He estimated that 500 people have left the UK to fight for extremist groups in Iraq and Syria. Khalid Mahmood, a Muslim MP from Birmingham, said 2,000 is a better estimate, and that the growing number of British jihadists is "a huge, huge problem."

EGYPT: Three unexploded bombs were discovered on railway tracks from Cairo to Aswan after a fourth bomb exploded near a southern train station, leaving behind a charred body presumed to be the bomber.

SAUDI ARABIA'S Minister of National Guard told reporters that fighting the Islamic State requires the deployment of ground forces.

TURKISH soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against ISIS, a senior Turkish official said Saturday.

AFGHANISTAN: In recent weeks, President Obama quietly broadened the US mission in Afghanistan in 2015, authorizing US forces to conduct missions against the Taliban and other groups that threaten Afghanistan, the US, or Coalition forces and to support Afghan troops in combat missions. US troop levels in Afghanistan, to be reduced to about 4,900 by the end of 2015, reportedly will not be affected by the new guidelines. The US has already committed roughly 10,000 troops to the Coalition's 2015 "Resolute Support" training mission in Afghanistan.

A MARMOSET gets a massage from a toothbrush.

WHALE CARCASS REMOVAL is expensive.

A TAPEWORM lived in a man's brain for four years.

THOUSANDS OF COYOTES live in Chicago. Though the article reports they are strictly nocturnal, some have been seen observing traffic signals.

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The Animals, Raveonettes, Kooks, JEFF the Brotherhood, Cutout Bin, Panda   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with THE ANIMALS! I may have been quite remiss in not featuring them so let's dive in with their signature cover of "House of the Rising Sun" and "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" from Top Gear, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" from Shindig, a creepy clip for  "It's My Life" from Hullabaloo, and "Don't Bring Me Down" on the Ed Sullivan Show.

THE RAVEONETTES stopped by WFUV's Studio A> for a chat and mini-set

THE KOOKS stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a mini-set.

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD performs live in the KEXP Studio for your listening pleasure. 

TEMPLES treats KEXP VIP Donors to a neo-psych concert at The Triple Door

THE FLAMING LIPS & YOKO ONO perform "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". 

SOUNDGARDEN drops the previously unreleased “Kristi” from the mid-90s. 

EASYBEATS: The fish, the barrel, the smoking gun!

DWIGHT TWILLEY talks to Aquarium Drunkard about his history and making records in 2014. 

BILLY BRAGG apologizes to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'.

JIMMY PAGE finds a whole lotta love on his book tour

FLAVORWIRE lists music's most misogynistic and misandrist songs. 

CUTOUT BIN: I'm streaming a little more nostalgia via the Pate page at the ol' HM.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1 is this weekend's sole wide release, currently scoring 68 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

MIKE NICHOLS, innovative comic and one of America’s most celebrated directors (“The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, “Catch-22”, "Working Girl", "Charlie Wilson's War'), died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 83.

BILL COSBY and his attorney are working to scuttle coverage of rape allegations against him. 

IGGY AZALEA & JENNIFER LOPEZ are stressing ABC censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music Awards.

KHLOE KARDASIAN & LAMAR ODOM's divorce is lingering

ASHLEE SIMPSON and Evan Ross are already trying to get pregnant.   

AN ISLAMIC STATE leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said. 

EGYPT arrested a Muslim Brotherhood leader who had conducted negotiations with the government.

LIBYA: The UN has added Ansar al Sharia to its list of terrorist organizations and imposed sanctions on the Islamist group. US officials said they are "concerned" about the Islamic State's expansion to Derna.

A GIANT PANDA enjoys the snow in Toronto.

A RAMPAGING WOODCHUCK is terrorizing a New Hampshire neighborhood.

A PIT BULL PARADE is planned for Providence to celebrate after a superior court judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the breed in a Rhode Island city. 

SCARED MONKEY FOREST: It's all cute until someone dies

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The Animals, Raveonettes, Kooks, JEFF the Brotherhood, Cutout Bin, Panda   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with THE ANIMALS! I may have been quite remiss in not featuring them so let's dive in with their signature cover of "House of the Rising Sun" and "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" from Top Gear, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" from Shindig, a creepy clip for  "It's My Life" from Hullabaloo, and "Don't Bring Me Down" on the Ed Sullivan Show.

THE RAVEONETTES stopped by WFUV's Studio A> for a chat and mini-set

THE KOOKS stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a mini-set.

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD performs live in the KEXP Studio for your listening pleasure. 

TEMPLES treats KEXP VIP Donors to a neo-psych concert at The Triple Door

THE FLAMING LIPS & YOKO ONO perform "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)". 

SOUNDGARDEN drops the previously unreleased “Kristi” from the mid-90s. 

EASYBEATS: The fish, the barrel, the smoking gun!

DWIGHT TWILLEY talks to Aquarium Drunkard about his history and making records in 2014. 

BILLY BRAGG apologizes to Taylor Swift for saying she 'sold her soul to Google'.

JIMMY PAGE finds a whole lotta love on his book tour

FLAVORWIRE lists music's most misogynistic and misandrist songs. 

CUTOUT BIN: I'm streaming a little more nostalgia via the Pate page at the ol' HM.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1 is this weekend's sole wide release, currently scoring 68 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

MIKE NICHOLS, innovative comic and one of America’s most celebrated directors (“The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, “Catch-22”, "Working Girl", "Charlie Wilson's War'), died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 83.

BILL COSBY and his attorney are working to scuttle coverage of rape allegations against him. 

IGGY AZALEA & JENNIFER LOPEZ are stressing ABC censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music Awards.

KHLOE KARDASIAN & LAMAR ODOM's divorce is lingering

ASHLEE SIMPSON and Evan Ross are already trying to get pregnant.   

AN ISLAMIC STATE leader has been killed in an air strike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, residents and a local medical source said. 

EGYPT arrested a Muslim Brotherhood leader who had conducted negotiations with the government.

LIBYA: The UN has added Ansar al Sharia to its list of terrorist organizations and imposed sanctions on the Islamist group. US officials said they are "concerned" about the Islamic State's expansion to Derna.

A GIANT PANDA enjoys the snow in Toronto.

A RAMPAGING WOODCHUCK is terrorizing a New Hampshire neighborhood.

A PIT BULL PARADE is planned for Providence to celebrate after a superior court judge threw out a 10-year-old ban on the breed in a Rhode Island city. 

SCARED MONKEY FOREST: It's all cute until someone dies

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Jimmy Ruffin RIP, Hiss Golden Messenger, Field Report, Annie Lennox, Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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JIMMY RUFFIN, who had hits with "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On (To My Love)," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

FIELD REPORT stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

ANNIE LENNOX stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

SEPTEMBER GIRLS advance stream their Veneer EP. It does not sound like Big Star.

FAITH NO MORE's first new track since 1997 has a family-unfriendly title.

SUSAN drops “Pancake,” from their new Just Call It 7″.

PLIMSOULS: "A Million Miles Away." Classic power-pop.

BILLY BRAGG takes on Taylor Swift, explains his presence on Spotify.

CHERRY GLAZERR: The fast-rising rock trio fronted by two 17-year-old students gets profiled by the L.A. Times.

DIRTY BEACHES: Alex Zhang Hungtai talks to Pitchfork about the soundtrack to his life.

JASON ISBELL was asked to audition for The Voice. Really.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH is People magazine's “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2014.

RYAN GOSLING has repeatedly turned down People magazine's annual “Sexiest Man Alive” issue.

BILL COSBY: NBC and Netflix shelve projects with the comedian after rape allegations resurfaced. His concerts continue.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE was compared to Joan of Arc or Jesus Christ by Donald Sutherland.

TAMRYN MANNING was arrested for making criminal threats against a former close friend, but the DA has already declined to prosecute.

THR's ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE talks about everything from Jennifer Lawrence's hacked photos to the recent attention on Renee Zellweger's face.

X-MEN APOCALYPSE searches for young Jean Grey and Cyclops.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: CENTCOM said that between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, US and partner nations carried out 24 airstrikes in Iraq against the Islamic State and six airstrikes against the group in Syria; the US also conducted one airstrike near Haram in northwest Syria against al Qaeda's "Khorasan Group." US military records show that the US Air Force has carried out about two-thirds of the 956 airstrikes against the Islamic State between Aug. 8 and Nov. 16. The Islamic State killed five people in a suicide attack in Irbil and 10 more Iraqis in three separate bombings in Baghdad. The Iraqi military claimed it killed the Islamic State's war minister and three aides in Mosul, 13 Islamic State fighters in northern Babil, and 10 more in Tikrit.

AFGHANISTAN: John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, called the US' 3-billion dollar nation-building effort in Afghanistan "an abysmal failure."

CATS: Can they be trusted?

A GREAT DANE gave bith to 19 puppies. That's a lot of litter.

A GAY BULL was saved from the slaughterhouse by charity donations, including from Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons.

PETA stole a family dog and killed it. The fruit basket will make it all better.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

JIMMY FALLON & THE ROOTS filled in for U2 with "Desire" after Bono was injured in a cyclling accident.

ARIEL PINK advance streams the polarizing pom pom via Spotify. 

HANNAH LOU CLARK advance streams her Silent Type EP. 

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS performs a mini-set at KEXP

STARS performs in the WNYC Soundcheck studio.

LIZ PHAIR drops the seasonal "Ho Ho Ho"  from the upcoming Amazon comp All Is Bright.

GRUFF RHYS drops “Set Fire To The Stars”, also the title of a Dylan Thomas biopic. 

UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS drop the poppy "Whose Girl Are You" ahead of their debut LP. 

NITE FIELDS drop “You I Never Knew” aheead of Depersonalisation. 

HUSKER DU: "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" and "I Apologize," live at First Ave, circa 1985.

TV ON THE RADIO is profiled by SPIN

BEDHEAD: The best 90s band you never heard

THE SHAZAM EFFECT: Data science has been good for the industry...but is it good for music? 

THE HUNDRED BEST TRACKS OF THE DECADE (So Far), according to FACT

KIM KARDASHIAN's nude photoshoot made her feel confident in herself...and renewed interest in her sex tape

CHARLES MANSON plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him. 

DWIGHT HOWARD is under criminal investigation for child abuse.

MILEY CYRUS & PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER are falling in love

TRACY MORGAN was in a coma for days with a traumatic brain injury after a highway crash in which his van was struck from behind by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. truck five months ago, according to his lawyer.

BILL COSBY: What we do and don't know about the rape allegations against him.

CHANNING TATUM is profiled in the December Esquire

GLOBAL TERROR ATTACK DEATHS rose sharply in 2013

LIBYA: The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings in the city of Derna, population of about 100,000, not far from the Egyptian border.

SYRIA: A regime airstrike killed at least 13 people and wounded 20 in Aleppo, according to SOHR. Kurdish forces captured six buildings used by the Islamic State and significant weapons and ammunition near Kobane; the US-led coalition conducted seven airstrikes overnight near the embattled city. Jihadists and US-backed rebels have reportedly aligned in the battle for Aleppo; meanwhile "a ranking Turkish source" claims that the Free Syrian Army has abandoned its bid for Aleppo.

A UNITED NATIONS PANEL has urged the Security Council to order all countries to seize oil trucks coming in and out of territory controlled by jihadists in Iraq and Syria and to impose a global moratorium on the sale of antiquities from the two countries. 

QUESO THE PIT BULL is afraid of going through doorways

EROTICALLY-ENTWINED EAGLES crash-landed in a Seattle park

DRUNKEN BIRDS are nursed to sobriety in the Yukon

AVIAN FLU been confirmed at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire .

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