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Foo Fighters, Old Crow Medicine Show, OOIOO, Wolf Pup   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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FOO FIGHTERS cover The Rolling Stones, Queen, Van Halen, and Alice Cooper at the Firefly fest.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW advance streams Remedy.

OOIOO advance streams Gamel.

JIM LAUDERDALE advance streams I'm a Song.

CORB LUND advance streams Counterfeit Blues, recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis.

MICK JAGGER & DAVID BOWIE, "Dancing In The Street," without music.

HOW TO DRESS WELL: Tom Krell gets a meaty profile as the new Pitchfork cover story.

LANA DEL REY: A paradox explored on The Record.

JESSIE WARE gets a non-serious interview from Nosiey.

GUIDED BY VOICES:The genius Bee Thousand turns 20, and gets its own lager, Beer Thousand. Get off my lawn.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Think Like a Man Too tops the chart with 30 million; that number is good against a 24 million budget, but about what the original did, not sequel type numbers. 22 Jump Street showed with 29 million, on a steep 49 percent drop.  Then again, 21 Jump Street dropped 45 percent in its second weekend and turned out leggy, so who knows.As it stands the sequal is at 111 million domestic against a 50 million budget, and hasn't opened in a lot of other territories.  How To Train Your Dragon 2 shows with 25.3 million, on another sequelly drop of 49 percent. This will have to do Kung-Fu Panda 2-style biz overseas to make the 400 million it likely needs to profit. Jersey Boys debuted in the fourth slot with a soft 13 million, but with a 40 million budget and no real competition for the older demo, Clint could recoup his production budget. Maleficent rounds out the Top 5 with 13 million; Jolie is showing some legs, and she'll need them to make the approximately 80 million more worldwide it needs to profit.She'll likely find it in China.

JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ, caught canoodling in studio.

KATIE COURIC married financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York on Saturday.

JENNIFER LOPEZ  and Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy met up for a “very flirty” night on the town, weeks after they shot down dating rumors.

HOPE SOLO was arrested overnight for allegedly striking her sister and her nephew at the Kirkland home she shares with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, according to police.

STAR WARS: Rian Johnson will write scripts for Episodes VIII and IX, but only direct VIII.

ROSARIO DAWSON is joining the Daredevil series on Netflix.

UKRAINE: The new cease-fire implemented in embattled eastern Ukraine by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday was clearly under threat by Saturday, if not sooner.

EGYPT: A court upheld death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and some 182 followers. Many of those sentenced were tried in absentia, and their sentences are invalidated if they surrender to authorities or are arrested, in which case retrial is ordered.

SYRIA: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed three Free Syrian Army officers (the vice-leader of the military council in Deir Ezzor province and two commanders in the Al Haq group) in Deir Izzour. ISIS yesterday took over Mo Hasan and other strategic towns in eastern Deir Izzour, including the headquarters of the rebel battalions' military council.

IRAQ: Militant fighters tightened their grip Sunday on western Iraq as security forces withdrew from a handful of towns in Anbar province, moving closer to Baghdad. President Obama said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham poses a "medium and longterm threat" to the US, but that other terrorist groups may present more immediate threats, and said "ISIS is just one of a number of organizations that we have to stay focused on," mentioning al Qaeda in Yemen and Boko Haram.

A WOLF PUP hiccups.

THE ASSASSIN BUG impales its prey and sucks it dry, then attaches the entire corpse to its back.

A RACCOON takes a Winne-the-Pooh enactment to a whole new level.

A BABY RHINO was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Saturday.

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Gerry Goffin, RIP, Jack White, Shearwater, Cutout Bin, Blind Dog Sees   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with GERRY GOFFIN, R.I.P.: Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations and became classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “The Loco-Motion,” died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75. The Goffin-King had a remarkable run of Top 40 hits: The Animals had a hit with “Don’t Bring Me Down.” The Monkees recorded “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” among several. Aretha Franklin reached the Top 10 with “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. They also had one infamous miss, 1962's "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)".

JACK WHITE at Bonnaroo: downloadable as audio or video.

SHEARWATER is streaming its odds and sods collection, Missing Islands.

DONOVAN BLANC streams a self-titled debut

HOW TO DRESS WELL is streaming What Is This Heart?

CREAM sync into "I Feel Free" on the Beat Club in 1967.

BOB MOULD discusses his favorite LPs at length with The Quietus. Great choices and interesting commentary. Because Bob Mould, silly.

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH: Alec Ounsworth updates Magnet on the state of the band.

JON PRATT, Pate's frontman, turns up on his Mr Sciencey day job in this Radolab podcast about the difficulty of maintaining the official  weight of a kilogram.

IGGY POP declares Justin Bieber the "future of rock and roll." The explanation is obvious.

CUTOUT BIN: From Wilco to the Waitresses, from the Crystals to the Violent Femmes, from Jefferson Airplane to the Boomtown Rats, plus Dusty Springfield, Pink Floyd, the Stone Roses, the Smiths 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: Jersey Boys, currently scoring 58 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Think Like A Man Too, scoring 26 percent.

KIM KARDASHIAN talks about her marriage to Kanye West with MailOnline.

LADY GAGA scrapped a video since her co-star was once on trial for kiddie porn and her director is in a swirl of controversy over allegedly sexually assaulting or harassing his models.

LINDSAY LOHAN is preparing to make her theatrical debut in a West End production of Speed-the-Plow.

LUPITA NYONG'O is the cover story for the new Vogue.

THE ROCK talks to The Hollywood Reporter about rebooting his career into eight figures.

SAVED BY THE BELL gets an unauthorized biopic which will almost certainly be less racy than Dustin Diamond's book.

UKRAINE: The leaders of Ukraine and Russia talked peace on Thursday amid the longstanding tensions between the countries over the grinding unrest in eastern Ukraine.

IRAQ: Refinery workers, witnesses and an Iraqi Army officer reported the seizure of Iraq’s biggest oil refinery by Sunni extremists on Wednesday after army helicopter gunships failed to repel their attack. But other Iraqi officials, including the commander of the garrison defending the refinery in Baiji, asserted that fighting was still going on inside the extensive facility, shut down by the violence.  US officials are indicating that Prime Minister Maliki must step down to resolve the crisis. The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tons of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin.

A BLIND DOG regains his sight.

SPIDERS kill and eat fish.

WHEN BEAVERS ATTACK, don't be in the kayak.

A MOOSE smashed through the windscreen of a packed coach as it travelled along a highway, stopping the mileage clock at the number of the beast - 666.6. 

 

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Tune-Yards, Stiff Little Fingers, Eccentric Soul, The Ducks   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

LA SERA drops a video for "Fall In Place."

TUNE-YARDS play a full set at DC's 9:30 Club.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS is streaming their recent No Going Back, in support of a tour.

ECCENTRIC SOUL: CAPITAL CITY SOUL is advance streaming at Pitchfork.

ECCENTRIC SOUL: WAY OUT LABEL is advance streaming at Pitchfork.

RED RIDER: Younger folks may remember Tom Cochrane for telling us life is a highway, but "Lunatic Fringe" found his prior band featured on the Vision Quest soundtrack, delivering the pseudo-Floyd-goods.

THE ANTLERS: Peter Silberman talked to Morning Edition about conjuring monsters, demons and alter-egos on the new album Familiars — as well as what happened when fans of 2009's Hospice began coming to Silberman with their own stories of death and loss.

BJORK: Beginning in March, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will hold a full-scale retrospective of the Icelandic musician's works.

CHAD VanGAALEN tells PopMatters Shrink Dust is his country album.

TORI AMOS: Her 10 best songs, according to Stereogum.

SELENA GOMEZ threw a party that drew the police, coincidentally right after reuniting with Justin Bieber.

JENNIFER LOPEZ & MARC ANTHONY are officially single, and have an anti-paparazzi clause.

ROBERT PATTINSON & KATY PERRY caught canoodling?

TAYLOR SWIFT's palace was attacked with beer bottles.

TIM McGRAW talks about sobering up.

DESTINY'S CHILD reunites for one song.

UKRAINE: After Ukraine’s new president, Petro O. Poroshenko, told reporters in Kiev on Wednesday that he might soon order a temporary, unilateral cease-fire as part of a broader 14-point peace plan, it took all of several seconds for pro-Russian militants to rule it out.

VENEZUELA: American Airlines Group, the U.S. carrier with the most flights to Latin America, will reduce weekly trips to Venezuela to 10 from 48 because of an unresolved dispute over cash trapped there.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: Prime Minister Cameron warned that the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham threatens not only the Middle East but is also planning attacks on the UK. The ISIS is estimated to have up to 500 fighters from the UK.

SYRIA: The United States suggested on Tuesday that the global organization responsible for overseeing the ban on chemical weapons would have to take more assertive action than a simple condemnation concerning Syria, which will miss a June 30 deadline for the destruction of its chemical munitions and has been accused of using chlorine-gas bombs in its civil war.

IRAQ formally called on the United States to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have seized several key cities. Pres Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaeda-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday. Obama's decision-making on airstrikes has been complicated by intelligence gaps that resulted from the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq in late 2011, which left the country largely off-limits to American operatives. In Baghdad, Sunnis are being forced from their neighborhoods, with Shiite militias painting X's on their homes.

THE DUCKS: Worthy of Hitchcock.

A RAVEN caused a power outage in Yellowknife and a forest fire outside the community Monday night in a series of unfortunate events, says the NWT Power Corporation.

BROWN BEARS love to stay at the WMCA.

CHIMPS gave early humans Herpes, in a trial run for Planet of the Apes.

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Lana Del Rey, Black Bananas, Austra, Aphex Twin, Game of Goats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

BISHOP ALLEN drops a video for "Start Again."

LANA DEL REY is streaming Ultraviolence on Spotify.

BLACK BANANAS, a/k/a Royal Trux's Jennifer Herrema, is advance streaming Electric Brick Wall.

AUSTRA is advance streaming Habitat.

APHEX TWIN's lost 1994 album, Caustic Window, has surfaced online. Not really my thing, but the crowdfunded backstory is fun.

THE VASELINES drop “One Lost Year” ahead of V For Vaselines.

JULIA HOLTER covers the The Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Don’t Make Me Over” as a single.

THE MOLES drop “Beauty Queen Of Watts,” the first new music under that brand in 21 years. Click for the GbV connection.

HEAVEN'S JAIL drop "Mother Mary Madonna" ahead of Ace Called Zero.

EVERCLEAR: "A.M. Radio." Because my brother's Pinto said so.

HOW DAVID BOWIE SPENT 1974: The Record examines his first big reinvention.

SLOWDIVE: Neil halstead talks to Brooklyn Vegan about putting the band back together.

PAUL SIMON & EDIE BRICKELL will not be prosecuted for disorderly conduct.

THE BEST of 2014 (So Far), according to Stereogum. With Spotify playlists and streams galore.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: "Baby Got Back." It's his best work yet.

KANYE WEST says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically ruined his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian by not taking their wedding photo, which then took days to retouch. Boo. Hoo.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN threw Scott Disick out of their Hamptons summer rental.

JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ: Together again.

TRACY MORGAN: Upgraded to "fair" condition following his multi-vehicle collision.

EMMA STONE & ANDREW GARFIELD use the paparazzi... to promote charities.

MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO was arrested after a physical altercation at the Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, New Jersey. Shocka.

SCOOBY-DOO is the latest film reboot. Ruh-roh.

UKRAINE: A major natural gas pipeline exploded in central Ukraine on Tuesday, a day after the Russian energy behemoth Gazprom said that it was cutting off supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over pricing, and officials immediately labeled it a possible act of sabotage. A Russian state TV journalist has been killed in a mortar attack near a village outside the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

LIBYA: U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend. Mind you, journalists haven’t had trouble locating him since shortly after the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

TURKEY: The Kurds of Iraq have the right to decide the future of their land, said Huseyin Celik, a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Friday.

IRAQ: ISIS moves on Baquba, the capital of Diyala province. Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broadcast a joint appeal for national unity on Tuesday with bitter Sunni critics of his Shi'ite-led government - a move that may help him win U.S. help against rampant Islamists threatening Baghdad. U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday forces allied with ISIL in northern Iraq had almost certainly committed war crimes by executing hundreds of non-combatant men over the past five days.

GAME OF GOATS: It's not TV, it's not HBO.

A DRUNKEN MOOSE had to be rescued from a pond after a drunken rampage through a Russian city.

A COW, stuck on a roof in Bern, Switzerland.

FRENCH RABBIT HEADS: They're what's for dinner in China.

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Lana Del Rey, Black Bananas, Austra, Aphex Twin, Game of Goats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

BISHOP ALLEN drops a video for "Start Again."

LANA DEL REY is streaming Ultraviolence on Spotify.

BLACK BANANAS, a/k/a Royal Trux's Jennifer Herrema, is advance streaming Electric Brick Wall.

AUSTRA is advance streaming Habitat.

APHEX TWIN's lost 1994 album, Caustic Window, has surfaced online. Not really my thing, but the crowdfunded backstory is fun.

THE VASELINES drop “One Lost Year” ahead of V For Vaselines.

JULIA HOLTER covers the The Burt Bacharach/Hal David tune “Don’t Make Me Over” as a single.

THE MOLES drop “Beauty Queen Of Watts,” the first new music under that brand in 21 years. Click for the GbV connection.

HEAVEN'S JAIL drop "Mother Mary Madonna" ahead of Ace Called Zero.

EVERCLEAR: "A.M. Radio." Because my brother's Pinto said so.

HOW DAVID BOWIE SPENT 1974: The Record examines his first big reinvention.

SLOWDIVE: Neil halstead talks to Brooklyn Vegan about putting the band back together.

PAUL SIMON & EDIE BRICKELL will not be prosecuted for disorderly conduct.

THE BEST of 2014 (So Far), according to Stereogum. With Spotify playlists and streams galore.

BRIAN WILLIAMS: "Baby Got Back." It's his best work yet.

KANYE WEST says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically ruined his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian by not taking their wedding photo, which then took days to retouch. Boo. Hoo.

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN threw Scott Disick out of their Hamptons summer rental.

JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ: Together again.

TRACY MORGAN: Upgraded to "fair" condition following his multi-vehicle collision.

EMMA STONE & ANDREW GARFIELD use the paparazzi... to promote charities.

MIKE "THE SITUATION" SORRENTINO was arrested after a physical altercation at the Boca Tanning Salon in Middletown, New Jersey. Shocka.

SCOOBY-DOO is the latest film reboot. Ruh-roh.

UKRAINE: A major natural gas pipeline exploded in central Ukraine on Tuesday, a day after the Russian energy behemoth Gazprom said that it was cutting off supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over pricing, and officials immediately labeled it a possible act of sabotage. A Russian state TV journalist has been killed in a mortar attack near a village outside the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk.

LIBYA: U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend. Mind you, journalists haven’t had trouble locating him since shortly after the attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

TURKEY: The Kurds of Iraq have the right to decide the future of their land, said Huseyin Celik, a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Friday.

IRAQ: ISIS moves on Baquba, the capital of Diyala province. Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broadcast a joint appeal for national unity on Tuesday with bitter Sunni critics of his Shi'ite-led government - a move that may help him win U.S. help against rampant Islamists threatening Baghdad. U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday forces allied with ISIL in northern Iraq had almost certainly committed war crimes by executing hundreds of non-combatant men over the past five days.

GAME OF GOATS: It's not TV, it's not HBO.

A DRUNKEN MOOSE had to be rescued from a pond after a drunken rampage through a Russian city.

A COW, stuck on a roof in Bern, Switzerland.

FRENCH RABBIT HEADS: They're what's for dinner in China.

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