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Rolling Stones, White Demin, Telekinesis, Cutout Bin, Ninja Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 18, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE ROLLING STONES! The film that must not be named is online, in glorious Super 8. You may have to hit the pause/play button more than once to jog it into action. Content warning, of course. BONUS: Keith Richards, Lord of the Undead, talks to Spinner about the band's future, jamming with Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, his memories of recording 'Some Girls,' his well-publicized heroin addiction, his 1977 arrest in Toronto for drug trafficking, the inspiration for 'Beast of Burden' and his award-winning memoir.

WHITE DENIM performed live at WXPN in Philadelphia; you can stream the gig on demand.

FRUIT BATS stopped by Oregon Public Broadcasting for a chat and mini-set.

BLACK BOX REVELATION dropped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

TELEKINESIS did an Epitonic saki Session.

SMASHING PUMPKINS: Hear demo versions of songs appearing as bonus tracks on the upcoming reissues of Gish and Siamese Dream.

JOAN JETT joins FOO FIGHTERS on her "Bad Reputation."

THE REPLACEMENTS: Gorman Bechard talks to the Village Voice about his documentary, Color Me Obsessed.  Tommy Stinson talks to Punknews about his new album, his charitable endeavors, and, of course, The 'Mats and G N'R.

R.E.M. Stipe and Mills talk to All Things Considered about the breakup.  Stipe plays Password with the Muppets on Fallon.

JOHN WESLEY HARDING talks to PopMatters about a variety of topics, including his collaboration with the Decemberists, his recording process, rock journalism, and his beloved Arsenal.

BRADFORD COX: The outspoken Deerhunter frontman and reluctant indie idol talks to Pitchfork about radical honesty, his thorny relationship with chillwave, self-loathing, and his excellent new Atlas Sound album, Parallax.

NEIL YOUNG's Top 10 Greatest Guitar Tracks, according to Gibson.

33.3.2: An exhibition reimagining album cover art art.

SLEEVAGE: A blog devoted to album and sleeve art.

CUTOUT BIN: From Mason Williams to the Go-Gos, from Ray Charles to guided by Voices, from the Byrds to That Petrol Emotion, plus Robert Palmer, Small Faces, the Decemberists, the Who -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW PLAYING: This weekend's wide releases are: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Pt. 1), opening on a massive 4000+ screens and scoring 29 percent on the ol' Tomatometer (as if it matters); and Happy Feet Two, which is scoring 37 percent.

SPARKLY VAMPIRES on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

DEMI MOORE is divorcing ASHTON KUTCHER, she tells the AP.

JUSTIN BIEBER's alleged baby mama sent a text Wednesday to a friend, begging him to erase an incriminating text in which her mom says someone other than Justin Bieber is the baby daddy, and then promising to give him a cut of the action when she scores a payday.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI denies having an affair with Scott Disick, who has been in a committed relationship with Kourtney Kardashian since 2007. And she's mad at Disick and the Kardashians for not issuing a denial.

OLIVIA WILDE defends Kim Kardashian.

BETTY WHITE will get a 90th birthday party on NBC.

NATALIE WOOD: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reopens the investigation of her death.

WOODY WOODPECKER may be headed to the big screen.

THE MUNSTERS may be headed back to TV.

TERROR in SCOTLAND: Prosecutors said Nasserdine Menni was telephoned by Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab the day of the bombing. Menni is accused of helping finance the 2010 attack.

OUR FRIENDS, THE SAUDIS may require women to cover... their eyes.

YEMEN: Pres. Saleh claims he will step down in 90 days.

IRAN: Major powers closed ranks on Thursday to increase pressure on Iran to address fears about its atomic ambitions, and the UN nuclear chief said it was his duty to "alert the world" about suspected Iranian efforts to develop atom bombs.

IRAQ executed a Tunisian al Qaeda operative who was involved in the 2006 bombing of the Golden mosques in Samarra; one Egyptian and nine Iraqis were also executed for terrorism charges. Muqtada al Sadr said he supports Syrian President Bashir al Assad.

NINJA CAT PARKOUR: Let's go to the video. Because Lalo Schifrin makes it all better.

GAVIN, the world's most sarcastic gorilla.

MAGNETIC COW Finding Causes Research Row.

PET GOAT stolen and served as dinner in Lakeway, TX.

THOUSANDS OF FLESH-EATING PIRANHAS have infested a river beach popular with tourists in western Brazil and have bitten at least 15 unwary swimmers.

AN ELECTRIC BLUE LOBSTER was snapped up by fishmonger Rex Goldsmith at a London market and handed to the Natural History Museum.

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Sonic Youth, Mike Doughty, David Vandervelde, Clothesline Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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SONIC YOUTH: This could be the band's final concert.

MIKE DOUGHTY (ex-Soul Coughing) stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

DAVID VANDERVELDE and his band deliver psych-pop live from the KEXP studios.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from the Black Keys, Real Estate, The Antlers and more in the latest edition of the long-running series.

RICHARD BUCKNER, Live at the Kirkland Cafe, Somerville, MA, May 31, 1996.

SHE & HIM drop "Christmas Day" from A Very She & Him Christmas.

DAMIEN JURADO drops  "Nothing Is The News" from the forthcoming Richard Swift-produced Maraqopa.

GLEN CAMPBELL, essayed and interviewed by Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan. (Thx, LHB.)  Among the may great parts of the article, Ira praises "Guess I'm Dumb" (co-written by Brian Wilson and Russ Titelman), which appeared on my Summer Mix this year.

CRAIG FINN (Hold Steady) talks to Slate about his upcoming solo LP, religion, and Friday Night Lights.

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS: Benjamin Curtis opens up to Stereogum about the band's forthcoming spring release, Ghostory.

R.E.M.: Mike Mills talks to Spinner about the band's first rehearsal, what he'll miss after the breakup, Big Star tributes, and Michael Stipe's penis picture.

JOANNA NEWSOM recently shot a fashion spread and video interview for Bullett.

THE TEN HEAVIEST ALBUMS EVER, according to the editors at Kerranng!

KIM KARDASHIAN & KRIS HUMPHRIES: His side of the breakup story. Allegedly.

ASHTON KUTCHER & DEMI MOORE worked on their marriage at Bruce Willis' vacation home in Turks and Caicos. Reportedly.

JUSTIN BEIBER: Contra some reports, the 20-year-old California woman who claims Bieber is the father of her baby is moving forward with her action against the pop star.

MAD MEL UPDATE: The kid is not Gibson's son.

BRADLEY COOPER is People's Sexiest Man Alive.

DIANE KEATON talks to Morning Edition about the memoir she wrote for herself and her mother. BONUS: A list of top Diane Keaton movie moments.

CONNIE BRITTON (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) adopted a baby boy.

CAMERON DIAZ & P-DIDDY spotted lunching together.

MICHAEL JACKSON: The late pop icon's estate is in discussions with producer Ivan Reitman to nudge a biopic forward.

RICKY GERVAIS will host the Golden Globes again in January, which was far from a sure thing.

YEMEN: Troops killed seven AQAP fighters, including an Iranian, a Pakistani, and two Somali nationals, during fighting in Zinjibar. AQAP remains in control of the provincial capital.

SYRIA: Iranian officials have held talks with Syrian opposition leaders, in a dramatic sign of the growing isolation of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

IRAN: A massive explosion that killed 17 troops -- including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran's missile defenses -- took place last week during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic's military chief said on Wednesday.

AFGHANISTAN: Pres. Karzai told a national assembly America must stop night raids and house searches and close its military prisons in return for keeping troops in the country after 2014.

CAT ON A CLOTHESLINE: Let's go to the video.

A BLIND PUPPY rescued from a manhole has been reuinted with a happy young girl.

MONKEY MOMS help their sons find the right mate.

GIRAFFE gives paparazzo a tongue-lashing.

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Chris Cornell, Active Set, Purple Rain, Attack Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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RAVEONETTES drop a clip for "Let Me On Out," the third single from Raven in the Grave.

CHRIS CORNELL is advance streaming his Songbook 2 EP.

THE ACTIVE SET, profiled by the L.A. Times, is streaming 11.

THEE OH SEES are streaming Carrion Crawler/The Dream.

PURPLE RAIN: The full album in covers.

JONSI drops "Gathering Stories" from the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo. More on the project from HitFix. (Thx, TV's Andy levy!)

BRIAN WILSON plays "Sail On Sailor" at the Ed Sullivan Theater, with Matthew Sweet and Darius Rucker.

R.E.M. talks about their breakup at USA Today. Mike Mills talked even more at The Current.

FEIST talks intertia and momentum - but not in those terms - with the Seattle Times.  And she talks to the Irish Times about authors, art, fashion and more.

EARWORMS: Why You Can't Get It Out of Your Head. (Thx, LHB.)

RADIO is still the biggest source for music discovery.

CHEAP TRICK announced Wednesday that it will "curate" a museum and music venue in a former Buick dealership in Chicago's emerging Record Row-Motor Row district.

LAURA KENNEDY, the original bassist and co-founder of seminal no wave band Bush Tetras who has spent the past 12 years living in Minneapolis, passed away on Monday afternoon

KIM KARDASHIAN's marriage was absolutely, positively the real deal ... according to her divorce lawyer.

PAMELA ANDERSON will play the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms on Canadian TV this Christmas.

JUSTIN BIEBER flipped off the paparazzi in London after being photographed with a young blonde who's definitely not Selena Gomez.

KRISTEN STEWART & ROBERT PATTINSON at the Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere, for you sparkly vampire fans.

ANGELINA JOLIE hired a talent agent to help her find roles in smaller, independently financed films, not studio tentpoles or franchises.

BRITNEY SPEARS could be engaged by the end of the year.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR & JACK WAGNER have called off their plans to wed.

OLIVIA MUNN... and hockey player Brad Richards of the New York Rangers.

CHANNING TATUM: The Man From U.N.C.L.E?

STAR TREK: Don't expect the next movie before 2013.

TERROR in the UK: Four men in Birmingham were arrested on suspicion of traveling to terror camps in Pakistan and fundraising for terror operations. The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation.

TERROR in NORWAY: Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, David Jakobsen, and Mikael Davud pled not guilty to charges of trying to blow up the Jyllands-Posten newspaper and assassinate cartoonist Lars Viks, though Bujak said in court he wished for Viks to die.

AFGHANISTAN: Support for the Taliban among Afghans has steadily decreased in recent years and people strongly back a government peace initiative, according to a survey conducted by Asia Foundation.

CAT in Attack Mode. Freaky.

FERAL RACCOONS like it when you duct tape decomposing food to yourself.

MONKEYS at a Brazilian zoo have attacked and injured a man who swam into their enclosure, saying he wanted to play with them.

A HIPPO named Humphrey has mauled to death a South African man who kept him for a pet, Beeld newspaper has reported.

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New Releases, Makreta Irglova, Tune-Yards, Surfing Goat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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LOS CAMPESINOS! drop a clip for the title track of Hello Sadness.

NEW RELEASES from AM and Shawn Lee and the John Lennon 30th anniversary tribute are streaming this week at Spinner.

THE SWELL SEASON's Marketa Irglova played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

TUNE-YARDS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

DAVID LYNCH talks to the L.A. Times and Morning Becomes Eclectic about jamming, electric music, working with Karen O, drinking beer and the origin of Crazy Clown Time.

J MASCIS drops "I've Been Thinking," the B-side to his latest single.

THE BIG PINK drops "Hit The Ground (Superman)," which samples Laurie Anderson's "O Superman."

GARY WRIGHT: "Love Is Alive" and the inevitable "Dreamweaver" are your Twofer Tuesday.

DUM DUM GIRLS: Dee Dee talks to Spinner about the new LP, moving to NYC, playing and running in high heels, etc.

LANA DEL REY: A textbook case of internet feeding frenzy?

JIMI HENDRIX writes his Dad, circa October 1966.

THE 25 GREATEST LOVE SONGS of the 1970s, according to Nerve.

BRAD PITT says he'll retire from acting in three years, is open to "having" more kids with Angelina Jolie.

CHARLIZE THERON talks to Vogue about her new movie and new, rowdy, single life.

KAT VON D says Jesse James cheated on her with at least 19 women.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE hosts a message about his night at the Marine Corps ball.

KELLY BROOK knows how to verify a Twitter account.

DOCTOR WHO is coming to the big screen, under the direction of "Harry Potter" helmer David Yates.

THE 22 GREATEST MOVIE EXPLOSIONS, according to TotalFilm.

BAHRAIN: Five members of a terror cell have links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the public prosecutor's office claimed.

EGYPT: Police arrested the head of al Qaeda's branch in the Sinai, believed to have been behind six bombings of a pipeline to Israel and Jordan.

IRAN: Britain does not exclude military action against Iran in the long-term failing progress on its controversial nuclear programme, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday. Iran admitted on Sunday that it had been on the receiving end of a new cyber attack by the Duqu computer virus that allegedly targeted computers of firms in the Islamic Republic.

PAKISTAN: The Taliban campaign against music in northwest Pakistan and the tribal areas is still in full swing.

SURFING GOAT: Everybody's heard about the goat.

BUDDY & PEDRO will be reunited in the spring, Toronto Zoo officials said.

HOO-DUNIT: A great horned owl named Dakota was stolen over the weekend from an Oconomowoc wildlife rehabilitation center.

MALE NURSERY WEB SPIDERS sometimes "pay" for mating using worthless gifts, with a new study finding the gals are not impressed with the empty offerings.

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Kate Bush, Zombies, My Brightest Diamond, Dreaming Hedgehog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE HORRORS cover David Bowie's "Suffragette City," now with less wham bam.

KATE BUSH is advance streaming 50 Words for Snow.

THE ZOMBIES:  Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent visited World Cafe to perform two new songs off Breathe Out, Breathe In, plus the classic "She's Not There."`

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND gave two demo tracks to Drowned In Sound. Shara Worden also gave an interview and tracks to All Things Considered.

DARREN HAYMAN is advance streaming Christmas in Haworth.

CRYSTAL STILTS is advance streaming Radiant Door.

IMPERIAL TEEN dropped "Runaway" in advance of Feel The Sound.

MICHAEL STIPE and BRIAN ENO join STEPHEN COLBERT for an a capella version of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me."

BLACK SABBATH have announced they are reuniting, more than three decades after the release of their last studio album.

THE FEELIES: Glenn Mercer talks to the Albany Times-Union about the music biz and doin' it again. (Thx, LHB.)

THE ROLLING STONES: Jagger, Richards, Wood and Watts talk to The Observer about sex, drugs and survival - and the chance of a celebration tour.

TEN of the BEST LIST SONGS, according to the readers of The Guardian. Very meta.

IS THE COMPACT DISC an endangered species?

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Immortals top the chart with 32 million (much better than the tracking prediction of 25 million) against a 75 million budget. It's particularly good considering that Friday laso saw the releases of the final Harry Potter video and the latest Call of Duty videogame.  Jack & Jill, despite awful reviews, brought out the standard Adam Sandler fan club with their usual 26 million.  Puss In Boots continued to show legs with 25.5 million, a mere 23 percent drop after last weekend's tiny 3 percent drop; the animated cat now has made 108.8 million domestic against a 130 million budget.  The cat may even beat Sandler when the final receipts are tallied.  Tower Heist took the fourth slot with 13.2 million, with a 45 percent drop that's awfully steep for a comedy.  J. Edgar rounds out the Top Five with 11.5 (though it's really 11.7 when you count the early, limited release.  I wonder whether a Hoover biopic will do as well internationally as Eastwood's prior pics.

KIM KARDASHIAN's former publicist blasted the reality star for staging much about her life in recent years. Kris Humphries has lawyered up for his divorce.

PIPPA MIDDLETON is said to have split from her long term boyfriend ex-cricketer Alex Loudon after blazing rows.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, a man of his word, attended the Marine Corps ball in Richmond, VA with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis as promised.

ZOE SALDANA and her fiance Keith Britton "have amicably separated after 11 years."

HOLLY MARIE COMBS is divorcing David Donoho after seven years of marriage; the two met on the set of Charmed.

SASHA GREY is reading to first-graders, and won't stop under pressure from parents.

JAY-Z is catching some heat and backlash for his Occupy Wall Street-inspired t-shirt. He's got 99problems, but profit isn't one of them.

JESSICA BIEL & KATE WINSLET both say they would do nude scenes again. I can't be the only one to spot the opportunity here.

SACHA BARON COHEN is in final negotiations to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

YEMEN: More than 1000 al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters are reported to have arrived in Shaqra.

SYRIA has been told it will be suspended from the Arab League - and faces the threat of sanctions in the Arab world - if it does not agree to end its bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters.

LIBYA: Rival militias clashed on the outskirts of Tripoli for a fourth day Sunday, the most sustained violence since the capture and killing of Gadhafi last month.

AFGHANISTAN: As NATO insists that violence is declining while many Afghans say daily life has grown more perilous, tension has grown over so-called metrics that can be used to chart progress or deterioration.

DREAMING HEDGEHOG: Let's go to the video.

GOAT ON THE HIGHWAY in Gwinnett County, GA.

LIU FEI forces poisonous snakes up his nose and then out his mouth.

A ST. BERNARD foils burglars hours after being adopted.

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