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Jenny Lewis, Glen Hansard, Patti Griffin, Titus Andronicus, Lusty Peacock   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

JENNY LEWIS, Live in the Clown Lounge.

GLEN HANSARD visits WFUV's Studio A.

PATTI GRIFFIN visits the World Cafe.

VIOLENT FEMMES share "Hotel Last Resort," ft Tom Verlaime (Television).

TITUS ANDRONICUS shares "Tumult Around The World."

MARK KOZELEK & PETRA HADEN share "The Power of Love."


THE NATIONAL shares a video for their new single "Hairpin Turns," directed by Academy Award nominee Mike Mills.

CRAIG FINN shares a map of the the places in his catalog.

WOODSTOCK 50 falls further apart.

THE GIANT'S HARP: Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter's mysterious novel set in the expanded "Terrapin Station" universe.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Jim Croce's eerie posthumous hit, "Time In A Bottle."


ANJELICA HUSTON: On growing up in Hollywood, the cost of beating Oprah at the Oscars, and why Jack Nicholson doesn't act anymore.

JUDE LAW married longtime girlfriend Phillipa Coan in a low-key ceremony in central London on Tuesday, April 30, after four years of dating.

RICKY SCHROEDER is in jail after an early morning bust for allegedly striking his girlfriend ... and it's the second time cops have hauled him in for alleged domestic violence.

GAME OF THRONES: The Night King breaks his silence.(Spoilers, obvsly)

HOW AVENGERS: ENDGAME affects Spider-Man: Far From Home (Spoilers, obvsly).

THE HANDMAID'S TALE has a Season 3 trailer online.

SAY ANYTHING turns 30 at Tribeca.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS director Jon M. Chu is codirecting a Netflix project on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand last year.


A LUSTY PEACOCK is on the prowl.

THE PERTH ZOO celebrated the birth of Mian, the first tree kangaroo born there in 36 years.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT, on recon in Boston.

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Son Volt, White Denim, Acid Mothers Temple, Baby Goat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


STEELY DAN turn in a spirited "Reelin' in the Years" on the Midnight Special. IIRC, Don Fagen hates this performance tho.

SON VOLT, Live at First Avenue.

WHITE DENIM visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, Live at the Market Hotel.


BLEACHED shares the video for "Hard To Kill."

PETE DOHERTY has been hospitalized with an infected stab wound from a hedgehog.

RONNIE WOOD shares an update on Mick Jagger’s health following heart surgery.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks to the 405 about the exciting freedom of relinquishing control to a producer he trusts, tabletop games, all female Soviet pilot squadrons, and much more.

BOB DYLAN's Rolling Thunder Revue is getting a Netflix documentary by Martin Scorsese and a 14-disc box set including five complete concerts plus tons of previously unreleased rehearsal recordings.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at country-soul crooner Charlie Rich's stately ballad "The Most Beautiful Girl."


SONIC THE HEDGHOG has a trailer online, marking the return of wacky Jim Carrey.

CELEB SALARIES REVEALED: Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and More.

AVENGERS SALARIES: Endgame Spoiler Warning.

LORI LAUGHLIN and her husband believe that mitigating evidence will exonerate them in the college admissions scandal.

PETE DAVIDSON left his scheduled show at a comedy club after the owner joked about Kate Beckinsale and Ariana Grande.

ELISABETH MOSS joins the boffo cast of Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch.


A BABY GOAT, rejected by its mother, is inseparable from its owner

STUCK SKUNK: A police officer in Indiana assisted a skunk after it got its head stuck in a cup and lay almost motionless on the street. 

WHY DOES A MOTHER BIRD risk her neck for her eggs?

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: They're prepping.

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Beach House, Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico, Toro Y Moi, Baby Seal   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ROY ORBISON provides vintage performances of "Running Scared" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" for Twofer Tuesday.

BEACH HOUSE, Live at King's Theater.

LOU REED, JOHN CALE & NICO, Live at Le Bataclan, Paris 1972.

TORO Y MOI plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST shares "Essentially."


ELVIS COSTELLO joins SPINAL TAP on an acoustic version of "Gimme Some Money" (a song also covered by early Pate), in celebrating the 35th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap.

LOCAL NATIVES taks Consequence of Sound on a tour of Violet Street.

WOODSTOCK 50's investors cancel, promoters claim it's still on.

NEW YORK DOLLS' Sylvain Sylvain has been diagnosed with cancer.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Carpenters' soft rock smash "Top Of The World."


JOHN SINGLETON, the pioneering writer-director of Boyz N the Hood, who traveled a short distance but sure came a long way as he blazed a trail from South Central to Hollywood, died Monday, his family announced. He was 51.

LORI LAUGHLIN and 16 other wealthy parents formally plead not guilty in the college admissions scam.

CHRIS PRATT shares an “illegal” Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes video.

HELENA CHRISTENSEN has broken her two decades of silence to speak out on her relationship with Michael Hutchence.

PEABO BRYSON, no best known for singing Disney songs like  “Beauty & the Beast” and “A Whole New World,” is hospitalized after suffering a “mild heart attack.”

LARRY KING suffered a heart attack last Thursday after going into cardiac arrest.

MATTHEW MODINE is running for president of SAG-AFTRA; Gabrielle Carteris  has not yet announced whether she will seek re-election.

DAVID PICKER, who as a top executive at three Hollywood film studios played a significant role in bringing the Beatles, James Bond and more to movie screens, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.


A SEAL accidentally scares a baby polar bear.

A PARALYZED STREET DOG learns to run again.

A BIOLOGIST who fought for seven years to protect the Balkan Lynx -- often at great personal risk -- is being honored.

A WHALE in a harness could be a Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts.

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Bilini Kill, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Anna Tivel, Springsteen, Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CONNELLS: " '74-'45. " Read more about this Raleigh, North Carolina quintet at Trouser Press

BIKINI KILL: Inside the reunion. And video from the show.

KAREN O and DANGER MOUSE play for and chat with Morning Becomes Eclectic.

ANNA TIVEL visits the World Cafe.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN shares “Hello Sunshine.” It is -- as advertised -- his take on the late 60s Jimmy Webb / Glen campbell style of orchestrated country pop.

THE NATIONAL's song for Game of Thrones, "Turn On Me," has the band's classic sound yet not out of place in the Seven Kingdoms.

SHARON VAN ETTEN covers Sinead O'Connor's "Black Boys on Mopeds."

CHARLES BRADLEY: Hear a posthumously-released ballad, "Lonely As You Are."


PAUL RUDD & JIMMY FALLON recreate the video for Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round.”

NEIL YOUNG has announced the release of a new archival live album, Tuscaloosa.

WEYES BLOOD: Natalie Mering spoke with NPR about writing Titanic Rising, relatable loneliness and life in an age mediated by screens.

THE BEN FOLDS FIVE's weird, sad, ambitious, underrated The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner turns 20.

THE NUMBER ONES ooks at Ringo Starr's slightly unlikely solo smash "Photograph."


AVENGERS: ENDGAME shattered just about every box office record one can imagine. The House of Mouse says 350MM, but industry estimates see it higher at 354.4MM, and the opening weekend worldwide is estimated at 1.2 Billion dollahs. How big is that? The previous record was set by Infinity War at a mere 258MM. How big is that? Big enough that it eclipses what all movies made the weekend Infinity War opened.You ask me how big is it? Captain Marvel, which places with 8MM, has grossed only 1.1 Billion worldwide since opening on March 8. The Curse of La Llorona shows with7.5MM on a 75 percent drop (with a 41MM total against a 9MM budget). Breakthrough slides 44 percent to the fourth slot with 6.3MM And Shazam! rounds out the Top Five with 5.5MM on a 66 percent drop, the biggest victim of Thanos.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME, tw (for those who did not partake this weekend, is a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to this phase of the MCU. As Sonny Bunch's spoiler-free review notes, this is largely due to choosing the path of fan service over the subversion of audience expectations.

IDRIS ELBA and Sabrina Dhowre are married.

MEGAN FOX  is finally making her reconciliation with Brian Austin Green official and filing to dismiss their divorce case almost four-years after she filed for the split.

JOHNNY DEPP's new girlfriend seems to be a Russian go-go dancer.

NICOLAS CAGE is still performing angry covers of "Purple Rain" at LA karaoke bars.


WHEN A BLACK CAT comes rapping at your door.

CAT vs SEAL: Who you got?

AN ALLIGATOR PEEPING TOM: "Not cool," said the Florida woman who spotted this guy at her door, and then standing up to peep in her window.

A MAN DIED On A Hike But His Loyal Dog Stayed With Him Until Searchers Found Them.

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The Felice Bros, Tacocat, Tank & the Bangas, Joy Williams, Cats & Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with GARAGE ROCK! It's the time of year when I bring out The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a baker's dozen of Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; Love - "My Little Red Book"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."

THE FELICE BROTHERS advance stream Undress.

TACOCAT advance streams This Mess is a  Place.

TANK AND THE BANGAS advance streams Green Balloon.

JOY WILLIAMS advance streams Front Porch.

RHIANNON GIDDENS advance streams There Is No Other.

THE BLACK KEYS return with "Eagle Birds."

JON PRATT offers a "Guitar Lament for a Mail Order Bride" for the Tiny Desk Contest.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is dropping a new single today, but we don't have a link for it yet.

PRINCE's estate has announced plans to release Originals, another album of previously unreleased tracks – many of which were hits for other artists – he recorded between 1981 and 1991.

MICK JAGGER has been seen in public folowing his heart valve surgery.

JASON ISBELL talks about the downside of having cool guitars, and shares a tip for playing "Whole Lotta Love."

THE NUMBER ONES ooks at Eddie Kendricks' "Keep On Truckin'," arguably the first disco song ever to hit No. 1.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME is this weekend's sole wide realeas, currently scoring 96 percent on the ol' Tomatometer. Thursday night tickets sold out at my theater within seconds, so I'll be seeing it today. I would feel worse about not having a review for you this morning but for the fact that reviewing this movie is like reviewing the sun. It's already cleared 200MM overseas and may well clear another 300MM domestically this weekend. Nothing I have to say is going to affect whether anyone sees it, so it can wait for Monday.

DEADWOOD: THE MOVIE has a trailer online. David Milch talks about the movie and battling Alzheiner's.

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL has a new trailer online.

BOND 25 casting, with Rami Malek as the baddie.

BRITNEY SPEARS checked out of the California wellness center where she had been seeking mental health treatment for the past month.

KATE BECKINSALE & PETER DAVIDSON are slowing things down.

SQUAD GOALS: Cats and dogs, living together...

AUSTRALIA's plan to kill 2 million feral cats includes dropping lethal poisoned sausages of cat food from planes.

A PUPPER gets a surprise.

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