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Tom Petty, Phoebe Bridgers, Marty Balin & Otis Rush RIP, Fetch Cow   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 01, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE JAGS: "Back of My Hand," from TOTP and the "Where Are They Now?" file. Happy Rocktober!

TOM PETTY: Steam the An American Treasure box set.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS plays the Newport Folk Fest.

LALA LALA streams The Lamb.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE shares "Old Dead Young," previously available only as a vinyl bonus track.

U2, because obviously.


LIZ PHAIR joine EDDIE VEDDER on "Better Man."

MARTY BALIN,a songrwrire and lead singer for the Jeffereson Airplane, has died aged 76. I love "Today."

LED ZEPPELIN: An appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying Spirit's "Taurus" for the intro to their classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven. "

THE BEATLES: McCartney says Lennon complimented his songwriting... once.

OTIS RUSH, a powerful blues singer and innovative guitarist who had a profound influence not just on his fellow bluesmen but also on rock guitarists like Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, died on Saturday. He was 83.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at The Beach Boys' dizzying masterpiece, "Good Vibrations."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Night School tops the chart with 28MM, just shy of its 29MM production cost. Smallfoot places with 23MM when the stuio may have hoped for 30MM; that said, it's not too bad against a reported 80MM budget. The House With A Clock In Its Walls shows with 12.5MM on a 53 percent drop from its debut; that's the competition from Smallfoot, but at least this one has recouped its production budget already. A Simple Favor lands in fourth with 6.6MM on a fairly leggy 36 percent drop. The Nun rounds out the Top Five with another 5.4MM, notable mostly for beating the debut of Hell Fest, which landed in sixth with 5MM.

GWYNETH PALTROW married producer Brad Falchuk on Saturday.

BRADLEY COOPER Is Not Really Into This Profile.

DEREK & HANNA DAVIS JETER are expecting their second child together.

LINDSAY LOHAN accuses parents of trafficking her children and then gets punched in the face.

KANYE WEST both wore a MAGA hat after SNL and said he'd run for president in 2020.

KEVIN SPACEY faces another sexual battery suit.

STAR WARS chief Kathleen Kennedy's Lucasfilm deal was extended for three years.

MACAULAY CULKIN sent his CV to J.K. Rowling for a part in the Fantastic Beasts series.

JOHN CARPENTER would love to direct another film, but sounds like he's fine with retirement.

ROMAN POLANSKI's new film J’accuse is about a miscarriage of justice. Hoo boy.

JOE MASTEROFF, he Tony Award-winning story writer of the brilliant, edgy musical Cabaret, has died at 98.



TWO RESCUED HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL PUPS recover at a Big Island facility.

JAKE TAPPER tweets about the wildlife of Australia.

300 SEA TURTLES ere found dead off the coast of Mexico, trapped by an illegal fishing net.

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Go-Gos, Eric Church, Exploded View, Tunde Olaniran, German Shepherd   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE GO-GOs!  They made history as the first all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. Kind of a hard band to place seasonally. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, which yielded hits like "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat," as well as great album cuts like "This Town," "Lust to Love," "Tonite" and "How Much More," came out in late Summer 1981, iirc, and "Lips" was climbing the charts that Fall, so I mentally place the band in this time of year. And it's still warm enough that the title track to the too-quick sophomore album, "Vacation," -- or their cover of the Capitols' "Cool Jerk" -- doesn't sound too out of place. "Get Up and Go" was also a single from that LP, but it didn't make the Top 40.  The band would chart twice more -- in 1984, with "Head Over Heels" and "Turn to You" -- before splitting and the near-inevitable reunion tours.

ERIC CHURCH advance streams Desperate Man.

EXPLODED VIEW streams Obey.

TUNDE OLANIRAN advance streams Stranger.

ANNA ST LOUIS covers  Spacemen 3, Townes Van Zandt, and Johnny Cash in a Lagniappe Session.

R.E.M. shares an unreleased version of 'E-Bow The Letter' featuring Thom Yorke.

BECK & JENNY LEWIS cover Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" under a harvest moon at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

THE PSYCHEDLIC FURS broke through with this video for "Love My Way" on the MTV.

TEENAGE FANCLUB: Norman Blake talks to Drowned In Sound about the past, present and future of the band.

MARISSA NADLER, profiled by the Rolling Stone.

THE BEST DEBUT LPs of 2018 (So Far), according to NME.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the New Vaudeville Band's music-hall throwback "Winchester Cathedral."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Night School, which is currently scoring 26 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Smallfoot, which is currently scoring 73 percent; and Hell Fest, which has not been screened for critics.

ROSE McGOWAN retracts her statement about the Asia Argento sexual assault accusations.

RACHEL WEISZ & DANIEL CRAIG welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.

SOPHIE TURNER says the Game of Thrones finale will divide fans.

CREED 2 has a new trailer online.

TERMINATOR: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are reunited in a photo from the set of the reboot.

BRUCE DERN will replace Burt Reynolds in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM made their red carpet debut as a couple.

JOHN MULLANEY, on the comedy albums that earned a Mount Rushmore spot in his brain.

PEEPING German Shepherd.

A HOME ALONE DOGGO, cuddling with her owner's shoe.

A BLIND CAT keeps his beloved human company during her hospital stay.

MOSQUITOES forced a booze bandit to surrender to cops outside a cornfield.

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The Joy Formidable, Death Cab, Wye Oak, Seal + Octopus   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DUMPTRUCK: "Back Where I Belong."

THE JOY FORMIDABLE is advance streaming Aaarth.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE perform a Microshow in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio.


LEE RANALDO shares "Trouble and Desire."


FOXING shares a video for "Heartbeats."

BLUR guitarist Graham Coxon reflects on the state of pop music, swearing, and why he's glad he doesn't have to wear makeup any more.

JOHNNY MARR reflects on his new solo album, why the Smiths won't reunite, and the time he almost fell in a volcano.

HOW FLORENCE WELCH got back to 'the love of making music.'

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," arguably the first-ever disco  No.1.


WILL SMITH marked his 50th birthday by bungee jumping out of a helicopter.

DARK PHOENIX has a trailer online.

RASHIDA JONES and EZRA KOENIG have a new baby son.

EDDIE VEDDER warned BRADLEY COOPER against making A Star Is Born.

JEREMY PIVEN stunned domestic violence and human trafficking survivors by going on foul-mouthed rant after his vulgar and sexual jokes fall flat while hosting charity event.

BOB ODENKIRK is set for the Little Women remake which is being written and directed by Greta Gerwig.


A SEAL slaps a man in the face with an octopus.

DOGGOS, locked together.

CHARGES were dropped against woman who took in Hurricane Florence pets.

A LARGE BLACK COW was tazed by an Arizona cop.

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Jon Pratt, Richard Thompson, Metric, Natalie Prass, Cats & Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JON PRATT: Pate's frontman weaves "A Moon Spell" on a 1938 Vega C-66.

RICHARD THOMPSON plays The Loft at City Winery.

METRIC stops by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

NATALIE PRASS also  stops by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

BAD MOVES shares the power-poppy "Crushed Out."


WEEZER made a video for their cover of Toto's "Africa," featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a journey into the internet's heart of beigeness.

JOHN LYDON looks back on 40 years of PiL.

THE BEATLES announced a 50th anniversary "White Album" reissue with previously unreleased tracks.

GARY NUMAN is 'utterly devastated' after his tour bus killed an elderly pedestrian in Ohio.

THE NUMBER ONES looks back on Johnny Rivers' relentlessly schmaltzy "Poor Side Of Town."



GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 probably will use James Gunn's script.

BILL COSBY was given a three- to 10-year prison sentence on Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, Andrea Constand, at his home outside Philadelphia 14 years ago.

PADMA LAKSHMI reveals she was raped at 16.

BEN AFFLECK is continuing his rehab past 30 days.

ALMOST FAMOUS is being turned into a musical.

SHIA LaBEOUF is romancing British singer FKA Twigs.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY: A Unified Theory.


"DAVE, leave it, he ain't worth it bro."

BENNY THE LABRADOR shows off his amazing ice-skating skills after being taught by figure skater who saved him from death.

GENE EDITING could let us wipe out mosquitoes - and save millions from malaria.

R.I.P. BUSTER, the dog that completed five tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq. He saved thousands of lives by sniffing out bombs in these war zones.

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Jayhawks, William Fitzsimmons, The The, Jeff Tweedy, Cat Awakes   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE FLIRTATIONS deliver slices of Northern Soul with "Nothing But A Heartache" and "What's Good About Goodbye My Love" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE JAYHAWKS play a session for Paste.

WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS also plays for Paste.

THE THE stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

KEVIN DEVINE covers Tom Petty's "Into The Great Wide Open."

THE CLASH: Hear Joe Strummer's previously unreleased demo for "This Is England."


JEFF TWEEDY shares a video for "Some Birds."

HOW BEN FOLDS beat the internet in 2008.

WAS 1988 the greatest year in music? (No., but it was pretty good.)

RYLEY WALKER talks to Stereogum about his unlikely cover of the DMB's The Lillywhite Sessions.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at The Monkees' straight-up classic debut single "Last Train To Clarksville." BONUS: The Monkees announce a Christmas album with Rivers Cuomo, Peter Buck, Andy Partridge, and more.


JOAQUIN PHOENIX, in full Joker gear.

DAZED AND CONFUSED gets a 25th anniversary retro from Esquire, while The Ringer surveys 33 great musical moments from the film. Alrightalrightalright.

ZOE KRAVITZ will take on the role played by John Cusack in High Fidelity, the TV series for Disney's forthcoming streaming service.

MEL GIBSON  is coming on to write and direct a remake of the classic Sam Peckinpah western The Wild Bunch.

BRITNEY SPEARS and Kevin Federline have finally worked out a new child support plan.

SIRIUS XM is buying Pandora.

AL MATTHEWS, the cigar-chomping Sgt. Apone in Aliens, has died at 75.

STAR WARS producer Gary Kurtz died of cancer on Sunday, his family said in a statement. He was 78.


AS GREGOR SAMSA awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a adorable cat.

DOGGO vs INFANT: Who you got?

A RARE DISCOVERY was made in northern Virginia this month when a two-headed baby copperhead slithered in the yard of a resident.

A GOOD SAMARITAN was arrested after helping animals survive Hurricane Florence.

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