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The Beatles, The XX, Yo La Tengo, Cutout Bin, Kangaroos   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE BEATLES!  Here's the Fab Four's first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, just past the anniversary, remastered by, er, George Martin. Your set list includes "All My Loving," "'Til There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "I Want To Hold Your Hand."  Anyone who has seen That Thing You Do knows Tom Hanks total copped the introductions from this bit of history.

THE XX played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

YO LA TENGO stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE plays acoustic at WNYC Soundcheck

TORO Y MOI stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON has an interview plus tracks with Weekend Edition

FRIGHTENED RABBIT played "The Woodpile" and "Late March, Death March" live at The Lamb for DIY.

JOHNNY MARR tells NME the story behind the Smiths’ classic, “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” playing the song for the first time in 25 years, with the guitar on which it was written (a gift from Seymour Stein).

TEGAN & SARA talk producers and songwriting with PopMatters.

THE 10 GOLDEN RULES of being in a DIY indie band.

THE REPLACEMENTS' Songs For Slim auction went almost shockingly well, raising over 106K for guitarist Slim Dunlap and his family.

THE WHO, ranked by Stereogum.

CUTOUT BIN: We're 80s/90s heavy-- with Big Audio Dynamite, Television, The Jam, REM, The Buggles, and Devo, plus some newer tracks that blend right in -- his Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

KATE UPTON brushes off body criticism, because let's face it - those people are craaazy. 

NOW SHOWING ran yesterday, icymi.

BRADGELINA are putting their name to the wine previously known as Pink Floyd.

OSCAR PISTORIUS, the Olympian without legs who who became famous in the 2012, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend.

ASHTON KUTCHER & MILA KUNIS: Trouble in paradise? Only if you believe what Kutcher's last fling is speculating about in the ever-reliable Star.

BRITNEY SPEARS: The pop tart's rep is calling BS on Eve's insinuation that Britney didn't sing on her new release, "Scream & Shout."

AMANDA BYNES: The odd behavior continues.

SYRIA: Rebels shot down two military jets over Idlib province.

MALI: A document found in bombed Islamist headquarters in Timbuktu shows a plan by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to muscle in on efforts of other Islamist groups in Mali.

TUNISIA: Prime Minister Jebali said he will resign if a new cabinet he proposes on Feb. 16 is rejected. Factions from the Islamist Ennahda party vowed to protest changes in the cabinet.

IRAN: A general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards was assassinated while traveling in Syria. Iran attempted to acquire 100K specialized magnets used in uranium enrichment machines, indicating it planned to accelerate its nuclear program. Iran denied having supplied arms to Islamist militants in Somalia.

EGYPT: A four-person Israeli security delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials.

KANGAROOS invade a golf tournament.

A PIT BULL TERRIER  is being hailed a hero after she saved a family from their burning home.

FISH may become greedy, risk-taking loners,due to traces of anti-depressants in the water supply.

A NEW OWL SPECIES believed to exist nowhere else in the world has been identified by accident on an Indonesian island when researchers in search of another bird noticed its distinct song.

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Bryan Ferry, Beach Fossils, Mark Kozelek, Sallie Ford, Maru   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

PAUL WESTERBERG: "Valentine," solo circa 1996

BRYAN FERRY is your Valentine's Day DJ on All Things Considered

BEACH FOSSILS are advance streaming Clash The Truth.

MARK KOZELEK (Red House Painters) is streaming the wildly eclectic covers collection, Like Rats. How eclectic? From Maxine Nightingale to the Descendents to Yes.

SALLIE FORD & THE OUTSIDE SOUND are advance streaming Untamed Beast.

JAMIE LIDELL is advance streaming his self-titled album, but you have to sign up for New MySpace. Sigh.

THE STROKES drop "All The Time" ahead of the Comedown Machine.

COCOROSIE drops "Gravedigress" ahead of Tales of a Grass Widow.

ERIC CARMEN: "All By Myself," in the interest of equal time.

14 MUSICIANS (incl. members of Camper Van Beethoven) discuss love songs.

THE 10 WORST LOVE SONGS, according to Spinner.

VERONICA FALLS singer and guitarist Roxanne Clifford talks to ClashMusic about the band's sophomore LP, Waiting For Something To Happen.(Thx, Chromewaves.)

LES SAVY FAV, ranked by Stereogum.

NOW SHOWING: The St. Valentine's Day weekend's wide releases include: A Good Day to Die Hard, which is currently scoring 06 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Safe Haven, which is currently scoring 13 percent; and Beautiful Creatures, scoring 46 percent, all on early reviews so click the links for updates.  On Friday, Escape From Planet Earth opens wide, but there's no score for it yet.

STEVE MARTIN became a first-time Dad at 67.

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST are at the center of a TSA investigation following a major security violation at JFK yesterday, butthe couple is not the target of the probe.

LINDSAY LOHAN: One of her lawwers is admitting she can't get in touch with her, can't make her sit down for a deposition in a pending lawsuit.

CONNIE BRITTON is profiled by the New York Times.

HUGH JACKMAN talks to THR about his surprising H'wood pals and his mother's abandonment.

JAMES FRANCO gets a lengthy profile in Details, in which Oz discusses an unusual talent.

SYRIA: In a major engagement, government forces bombarded rebels in southeastern Damascus in an attempt to drive them out of the capital. The death toll has reached 70,000 in the two-year conflict.

EGYPT: A bipartisan group of US senators called for the restructuring of US aid to Egypt to focus more heavily on counterterrorism efforts, particularly in the Sinai.

IRAN: The head of Iran's atomic agency said Iran began installing a new generation of uranium enrichment machines last month. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iran was nearing the red line he had drawn at the UN. A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency is seeking a deal that will enable it to visit the Parchin military site.

IRAQ: "Gunmen" killed the head of Diyala province's reconciliation council in an attack in Baqubah. Police captured three "terrorists" in Baghdad; the three men were dressed as women and were attempting to get through a checkpoint when captured.

 

MARU: The box cat returns to the genre that made him viral.

A SEA SLUG that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists.

A PUZZLED BEAR on a fishing trip.

10 LOVED-UP ANIMAL PICS for Valentine's Day.

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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

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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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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