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Weird Al, Dean Wareham, Puss n' Boots, Neil Finn, Wheelchair Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM
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THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS drop a video for "War on the East Coast" ahead of Brill Bruisers.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is streaming Mandatory Fun at Spotify.

DEAN WAREHAM stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.  

PUSS N' BOOTS: Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper played a set at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival, including covers of Wilco and Neil Young.

NEIL FINN performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS drop "Fault Lines" ahead of Hypnotic Eye.

LITERATURE drops "The English Softhearts" ahead of their sophomore album, Chorus.

EAGULLS cover the Stone Roses' "I Wanna Be Adored" for the A.V. Club Undercover.

BOB DYLAN's New Basement Tapes? Sort of, courtesy of T-Bone Burnett.

SHARON JONES talks to the Baltimore Sun about beating cancer and hitting the road. (Thx, LHB.)

THE DANDY WARHOLS'  Courtney Taylor-Taylor talks to Drowned In Sound about British audiences, home recording, and more...

JUDAS PRIEST, ranked by Stereogum.

RYAN GOSLING has taken on the job of personal chef for his pregnant girlfriend, Eva Mendes.

KIM KARDASHIAN stands to make around 85 million from the new video game iPhone app that boasts her namesake.

THE AVENGERS: Entertainment Weekly has some mild spoilers and  a look at the villain in The Age of Ultron.

ROSE McGOWAN does not like being compared to Michael Jackson.

BRITNEY SPEARS skipped out of The Cheesecake Factory without paying the bill.

DANICA McKELLAR is getting ready to head down the aisle with her boyfriend Scott Sveslosky.

MICHAEL VARTAN is headed for divorce court.

UKRAINE: Insurgents bade tearful farewells Wednesday as they loaded their families onto Russia-bound buses and began hunkering down for what could be the next phase in Ukraine's conflict: bloody urban warfare. Menawhile, the US and EU said they intended to increase sanctions on Russia.

SYRIA: Bashar al-Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as Syria's president for a new term, after an election his opponents dismiss as a sham but his supporters say proves that a rebellion to unseat him has failed after three years of war.

ISRAEL: The military said the Iron Dome defense system shot down 29 of 123 rockets fired into Israel today. The IDF agreed to a five-hour humanitarian truce starting tomorrow. Justice Minister Livni warned, however, that Israel will have no choice but to launch a ground incursion into Gaza if the rocket attacks do not stop. Over 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel since the start of Operation Protective Edge last week; one Israeli has been killed so far by the attacks.

JORDAN: Imprisoned radical cleric Abu Qatada issued a 21-page statement calling the Islamic State's "caliphate" void and accusing IS emir Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi of heresy.

DOGS IN WHEELCHAIRS Play Fetch.

CHIMPS were taken to the opening night of the new blockbuster, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes at their local cinema.

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WORMS Can't Get Drunk. Look out, tequila.

THERE'S A COCKROACH IN YOUR SALAD? Here, I'll eat it.

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Freeman, My Brightest Diamond, Liam Betson, PS I Love You, Baboons   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:00 AM
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WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is not usually my bag, but with so many Friends of Patebeing editors and educators, I can't pass up the Robin Thicke parody "Word Crimes."

FREEMAN, formerly Gene Ween, is streaming his self-titled solo debut.

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND streams the EP, None More Than You.

LIAM BETSON (fmr Titus Andronicus) streams his solo LP, The Cover of Hunter.

PS I LOVE YOU advance streams For Those Who Stay.

PERFUME GENIUS drops "Queen" ahead of Too Bright, and an explanation of sorts.

AEROSMITH: "Train Kept A-Rollin'" At least until Midnight.

BOB MOULD drove down Memory Lane at Noisey, an offshoot of his Made In Minneapolis appearance.

THE SUPREMES: How They Made "Baby Love."

INTERPOL talks to The Quietus about how they dealt with losing a band member and to talk about a record that fully encases both sides of their personality.

RICK JAMES: Highlights from the funky singer's posthumous autobiography, featuring Jim Morrison, Prince and Neil Young.And the making of "Super Freak," into which Pate would occasionally lapse.

ANNA KENDRICK is profiled by Glamour.

CAMERON DIAZ is profiled by Harper's Bazaar.

VANESSA MINNILLO & NICK LACHEY are expecting their second child.

JEFF GOLDBLUM proposed to an actress, aerialist, and contortionist 30 years his junior. He's always on the lookout for a future ex-Mrs. Goldblum.

KRISTEN WIIG talks to Elle about her dramatic aspirations.

RHIANNA immediately deleted a #FreePalestine tweet.

THOR, You'll Be a Woman Soon.

UKRAINE and Russia traded increasingly bitter accusations of cross-border hostilities on Tuesday.

ISRAEL resumed its airstrikes on Gaza, after Hamas dismissed a proposed cease-fire that would have ended eight days of fighting.

THE ARAB SPRING Proved Everyone Wrong.

AFGHANISTAN: Just days after Secretary of State John F. Kerry brokered an end to Afghanistan’s election crisis, the deal has run into trouble because of disagreements among the two rival presidential candidates. When President Obama announced his plan to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2016, U.S. intelligence said it could be done safely. Now, intelligence and military leaders are privately warning that the U.S. counterterrorism forces could be needed there for much longer.

2 BABOONS, 1 CAR HOOD: Let's go to the video.

GANGS OF MURDEROUS DOLPHINS attack porpoises off the coast of Wales.

TREATENING PIG remains on the lam in Maine.

A NEWLY-DISCOVERED SPECIES may be the largest airborne bird ever discovered.

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Mogwai, Bob Mould, Andrew Bird, Au Revoir Simone, Maru   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:00 AM
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NEW ORDER covered "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" in the city by the bay. I'll toss in the late Scott McKenzie for Twofer Tuesday.

MOGWAI is streaming bonus material from their seminal second album, Come On Die Young.

BOB MOULD stopped by WFUV's Studio A to play a mini-set and talk about his songwriting process and his methods of maintaining longevity in the music business.

ANDREW BIRD plays a mini-set at KUTX.

AU REVOIR SIMONE performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

FIELD REPORT spreads their "Wings" ahead of Marigolden.

WILLIS EARL BEAL drops "Until We Die" ahead of Experiments In Time.

TWOFER TUESDAY:  "The Dawn Of Correction" by The Spokesmen is an "answer song" to Barry McGuire's immortal "Eve Of Destruction."

THE SMITHS: Alt-rockers discuss their favorite songs from the quartet.

CONOR OBERST: Joanie Faircloth issued a public apology for making false rape accusations against the Bright Eyes singer.

OWEN PALLETT explains Mariah Carey and "Call Me Maybe" at The Guardian.

METALLICA: This is SportsCenter.

JESSICA SIMPSON monetizes her wedding video.

ERIN ANDREWS displaces Pam Oliver as Fox's top NFL sideline reporter.

CHERYL COLE secretly wed her French boyfriend after just three months.

ZOE SALDANA has blunt relationship advice.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN will play Captain Hook in NBC's live staging of Peter Pan.

SAM & CAT: Nickelodeon has canceled the popular show after offscreen drama.

UKRAINE's top defense official said Monday that Russia may have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, an action that would represent a dramatic new step in the months-long conflict that has engulfed eastern Ukraine.

ISRAEL: Both the Israeli government and leaders of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, said late Monday that they would consider a plan for a cease-fire put forward by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

LIBYA: At least seven people have been killed and 36 wounded, and homes were damaged by rockets, in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli; the airport has been closed. The only airport still operating is Labraq in Beida.

IRAQ: Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central government’s meager efforts at a counteroffensive have met with failure on virtually every front. A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who’ve seized control of half of Iraq in the past month.

MARU: The box cat is back.

AN ENORMOUS BOA CONSTRICTOR is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

SELFIE WITH THE BULLS:  A runner in Pamplona's famed event faces a 4100 fine.

JUMPING THE SHARK: A Quincy, MA, man is facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges after jumping into a tank containing a shark at the New England Aquarium.

 

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Mogwai, Bob Mould, Andrew Bird, Au Revoir Simone, Maru   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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NEW ORDER covered "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" in the city by the bay. I'll toss in the late Scott McKenzie for Twofer Tuesday.

MOGWAI is streaming bonus material from their seminal second album, Come On Die Young.

BOB MOULD stopped by WFUV's Studio A to play a mini-set and talk about his songwriting process and his methods of maintaining longevity in the music business.

ANDREW BIRD plays a mini-set at KUTX.

AU REVOIR SIMONE performed live on WNYC Soundcheck.

FIELD REPORT spreads their "Wings" ahead of Marigolden.

WILLIS EARL BEAL drops "Until We Die" ahead of Experiments In Time.

TWOFER TUESDAY:  "The Dawn Of Correction" by The Spokesmen is an "answer song" to Barry McGuire's immortal "Eve Of Destruction."

THE SMITHS: Alt-rockers discuss their favorite songs from the quartet.

CONOR OBERST: Joanie Faircloth issued a public apology for making false rape accusations against the Bright Eyes singer.

OWEN PALLETT explains Mariah Carey and "Call Me Maybe" at The Guardian.

METALLICA: This is SportsCenter.

JESSICA SIMPSON monetizes her wedding video.

ERIN ANDREWS displaces Pam Oliver as Fox's top NFL sideline reporter.

CHERYL COLE secretly wed her French boyfriend after just three months.

ZOE SALDANA has blunt relationship advice.

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN will play Captain Hook in NBC's live staging of Peter Pan.

SAM & CAT: Nickelodeon has canceled the popular show after offscreen drama.

UKRAINE's top defense official said Monday that Russia may have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, an action that would represent a dramatic new step in the months-long conflict that has engulfed eastern Ukraine.

ISRAEL: Both the Israeli government and leaders of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, said late Monday that they would consider a plan for a cease-fire put forward by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

LIBYA: At least seven people have been killed and 36 wounded, and homes were damaged by rockets, in clashes between rival militias in Tripoli; the airport has been closed. The only airport still operating is Labraq in Beida.

IRAQ: Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central government’s meager efforts at a counteroffensive have met with failure on virtually every front. A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who’ve seized control of half of Iraq in the past month.

MARU: The box cat is back.

AN ENORMOUS BOA CONSTRICTOR is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, NJ.

SELFIE WITH THE BULLS:  A runner in Pamplona's famed event faces a 4100 fine.

JUMPING THE SHARK: A Quincy, MA, man is facing trespassing and disorderly conduct charges after jumping into a tank containing a shark at the New England Aquarium.

 

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Three Dog Night, Richard Thompson, Eels, Jolie Holland, Cutout Bin, Apes, Horse   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THREE DOG NIGHT! Once again, I'm enjoying the guilty pleasure of enjoying "Eli's Coming" with fellow fans of the late, lamented SportsNight. That, along with memories of The Service's cover of "Shambala" led me to compile a few more, including "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Joy To The World," "One," "Liar," and "Celebrate."

RICHARD THOMPSON played a full set at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival.

EELS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. 

JOLIE HOLLAND plays a mini-set in the KEXP studio.

WUSSY plays a live set in the KEXP studio.

DEE-LITE finds that "Groove Is In the Heart," with a little help from Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip.

MADE IN MINNESOTA: Bob Mould, Tommy Stinson, Craig Finn, and Lori Barbero tour their Twin Cities for you.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is in the hospital.

RYUICHI SAKIMOTO was diagnosed with throat cancer.

THE 25 BEST LPs of 2014 (So Far), according to Paste.

CUTOUT BIN: From the Jesus & Mary Chain to Run-DMC, from Shoes to Sam and Dave, from Roxy Music to Titus Andronicus, plus the Three Degrees, Los Lobos, Bob Dylan, Elton John and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is currently scoring 93 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Begin Again, which expands to 939 screens scoring 79 percent.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES picks up a decade after the successful reboot of htis franchise in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The simian flu--a side effect of the experimental treatment that boosted the apes' intelligence--has swept Earth, but at least one pocket of humanity is trying to make a comeback. The movie plays out as the humans and the apes both have factions that are trying to avoid or encourage a war.  Comparing this sequel with the reboot is surprisingly like apples and oranges.  The humans are less compelling than those in Rise, though that's because the humans were more of the focus of that story and a large part of that film's success.  Here, the focus is more on the apes; fortunately, the decade of elapsed time has made them a rich and compelling culture, led by the performance of Andy Serkis as Caesar and Tony Kebbell as Koba.  Even with today's computer graphics, this is an audacious move, but it pays off handsomely--even moreso in the dramatic scenes than in the action set pieces. Rise was a surprising and clever take on ideas that could not have been done in full before the CGI era; Dawn is even more serious and humanistic  sci-fi that's just broad enough fort the audience to never feel nerdy about it.

EMMYS nominations went to these folks.

RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES: A forensic artist predicts what their baby may look like. (I'm guessing likke a baby.)

SELENA GOMEZ had some work done?

ROBIN THICKE: How bad are sales of his Paula LP? Really, really, really bad.

JIMMY KIMMEL and wife Molly McNearney welcome a daughter.

MARGOT ROBBIE (The Wolf of Wall Street, About Time) is profiled by Vanity Fair.

UKRAINIAN forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.

ISRAEL  claimed to have hit over 750 targets in Gaza so far on the third day of its offensive, including 320 Hamas targets such as underground tunnel networks and rocket launching sites. Of the 250 missiles and mortars launched from Gaza towards Israel in recent days, the Iron Dome interceptor has shot down 70 missiles, a near-90 percent success rate. As a result of the incoming fire, nine Israelis have been slightly injured and 59 treated for shock. Israeli officials, concerned about the long-range missiles being employed by Hamas, said they are not seeking a ceasefire but rather to dismantle Hamas' rocket infrastructure. A military official for the southern command said preparations are underway for expanding the operation; Israel's UN envoy stated that a ground offensive would be prevented if Hamas stopped firing rockets into Israel. Palestinian officials said Israeli strikes in Gaza that began on July 8 have killed at least 77 Palestinians so far. Militants in Gaza continued to launch missiles into Israel; both Islamic Jihad and Hamas' Al Qassem Brigades have claimed attacks. President Abbas has denounced the Israeli attacks, and has not criticized Hamas for launching missiles at Israel.

SYRIA: The American-supported Free Syrian Army was forced to withdraw from a key city on the Iraq-Syria border last week after its pleas for help went unanswered by the United States.

IRAQ: Kurdish members of parliament as well as cabinet ministers said that they would boycott the government. The military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah and Ramadi, 30 more in Rabiah, and an additional 25 Islamic State fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed four policemen near Tikrit.

A HORSE in a wading pool.

EASTERN HELLBENDERS, a/k/a/ snot otters, are big ol' salamanders who may be headed for the federal endangered species list.

IMPOTENT CHICKENS pump up poultry prices.

A 4-FT LONG VENOMOUS SNAKE in a toilet in Hueytown, AL.

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