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Calexico, Joss Stone, Metz, Looming, Tater Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 08:00 AM
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MUMFORD & SONS, THE VACCINES, and BLINK 182's Mark Hoppus tackle the Eurhythmics' "Sweet Deams (Are Made of This)."

CALEXICO played the NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia

JOSS STONE stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set.

METZ played a mini-set on KEXP's Afternoon Show.

LOOMING streams their debut LP, Nailbiter.

TOMMY STINSON "Can't Be Bothered" for charity. Dare I call it Westerbergian?

RED RIDER: Younger folks may remember Tom Cochrane for telling us life is a highway, but "Lunatic Fringe" found his prior band featured on the Vision Quest soundtrack, delivering the pseudo-Floyd-goods.

WILCO: Jeff Tweedy talks to Rolling Stone about Star Wars, the other Star Wars, Dylan, Trump and more.

BETHANY COSENTINO (Best Coast) and MOLLY RINGWALD continue their correspondence about their shared obsession with ’80s film soundtracks, Molly’s work as a writer and advice columnist, and why Bethany herself could have made a great John Hughes character.

DESTROYER: Dan Bejar talks to Exclaim about the diverse sounds on Poison Season. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

BECK: Ten of the Best.

MEGAN FOX & BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN have separated after 11 years.

JARED FOGLE's wife has filed for divorce. Shocka.

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT and wife Tasha McCauley welcomed their first baby, a son, the weekend of Aug. 15.

SHANNON DOHERTY has breast cancer, and his suing her manager for it.

YVONNE CRAIG, TV's Batgirl, died this week after a long two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 78.

ALEC BALDWIN goes off on another woman. How is he not running for President?

THE MARTIAN dropped a second trailer online.

GREECE: After two hours of debate, the German parliament overwhelmingly approved a €86 billion (96MM dollar) bailout. German chancellor Angela Merkel ultimately triumphed despite a rebellion by conservative lawmakers from her own party, who were against extending more loans to Greece.

IRAN will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.

RALPH THE DOG hordes the tater tots.

CATSTATINOPLE, NOT ISTANBUL: In this ancient city once ruled by sultans and emperors, the real king is the humble alley cat.

A DOLPHIN was arrested as an Israeli spy by Hamas.

THE IOWA STATE FAIR: As a point of Pate privilege, I bring you the BBC trying to explain the timeless appeal of food-on-a-stick.

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Jon Pratt, Mac DeMarco, The Bird & the Bee, Kasey Musgraves, Goose   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 08:00 AM
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JON PRATT: Pate's frontman plays his "Rope Around the Moon" on a 1938 Vega archtop. BONUS: Jon also supplied the soundtrack and a cameo to this video from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which features LEGOs.

MAC DeMARCO stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set. 

THE BIRD & THE BEE played World Cafe via Capitol Studios in their hometown of Los Angeles. 

KACEY MUSGRAVE plays a Tiny Desk Concert

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: New tracks from Deerhunter, YACHT, Youth Lagoon and more highlight the latest edition. 

EVERCLEAR: "A.M. Radio." Because my brother's Pinto said so.

CHVRCHES gives SPIN advice on avoiding the sophomore slump. 

BEACH HOUSE talks to Exclaim about the making of Depression Cherry. 

LUCERO frontman Ben Nichols talks to Brooklyn Vegan about the new album, getting sampled, True Detective, and more. 

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Professor Will Brooker will spend months at a time experiencing David Bowie's life at different points through his 40-year career - from Ziggy Stardust to Let's Dance.  Does he live past the Thin White Duke?

BEN AFFLECK & JENNIFER GARNER took the kids to Disney World, but there was no public interaction between the estanged couple

JARED FOGLE, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pr0n.

ROSIE O'DONNELL's 17 year old daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell, was reported missing.  But she was found by police and taken into custody.

TERRENCE HOWARD secretly divorced his third wife, Mira Pak, on July 27. 

JULIANNE HOUGH is engaged to Washington Capitals star Brooks Laich. 

EMILE HIRSCH has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for attacking a female movie executive at Sundance. 

STEPHEN COLBERT is profiled by GQ as he prepares to take the reins of The Late Show

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN dropped a trailer online and it's roaming the countryside. 

GREECE agreed to sell to a German company the rights to operate 14 regional airports. The deal is the first in a wave of privatizations the government had until recently opposed but needs to make to qualify for bailout loans. 

UKRAINE: Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine has escalated sharply in recent days, with each side blaming the other for the violence. 

THAILAND: Suspicions focused on one man as investigators picked through the wreckage of the powerful bomb blast that brought death and destruction to a popular shrine in Bangkok. 

IRAQ's former prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, on Tuesday denounced as worthless a parliamentary report which blamed him and others for the fall of Mosul to Islamic State last year and called for them to be referred to the judiciary

A LOST GOOSE is led to water by a Good Samaritan

A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL can hypnotize animals with a wave of her hand. 

BLOODTHIRSTY SPIDERS could help fight malaria

ALLIGATORS ON HELIUM reveal the secret of gator communication

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Langhorne Slim, Giant Sand, Pleasure Leftists, Owl   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:00 AM
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TAME IMPALA  drops a video for "Let It Happen." 

LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW played new material on KEXP's Morning Show

GIANT SAND, 30 years and thriving, played new material on KEXP's Afternoon Show

PLEASURE LEFTISTS: The post-punkers advance stream their debut, The Woods Of Heaven.

RESTORATIONS played a Tiny Desk Concert

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD drops the trippy title track to Paper Mache Dream Balloon. 

GREASE is the word back on big screens Wednesday, with "Summer Nights" and "You're the One That I Want" marking Twofer Tuesday.

RICHARD THOMPSON gives a sorta career-spanning review to Mother Jones

YO LA TENGO talks to Kurt Andersen about why they still love playing covers. Also, stream “Awhileaway,” a new original song from Stuff Like That There.

ROBERT CHRISTGAU, the Dean of American rock criticism, now has a weekly column at Noisey

BOB JOHNSON, who produced legendary LPs including--but by no means limited to--Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison and Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, passed away Friday at a Nashville hospice. He was 83. 

MORGAN FREEMAN's step-granddaughter may have been stabbed to death by her boyfriend during an exorcism.

TRACY MORGAN will host Saturday Night Live in October. 

BEN AFFLECK's limelight-loving nanny Christine Ouzounian is searching for an agent and is hoping for a reality-TV career

BRITNEY SPEARS' reign in Las Vegas could be coming to an end.  

KYLIE JENNER is getting flooded with offers to do adult video

UKRAINE: At least nine people have died in heavy exchanges of artillery fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. 

TURKEY's nationalist opposition rejected a coalition with the ruling AK Party and refused to support a minority government on Monday, further complicating Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's efforts to break a debilitating political deadlock.

EGYPT adpoted a contoversial anti-terrorism law

IRAN will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, noting either country can still block the accord. 

AN OWL dicovers the pillow has an owl on it. 

FLORIDA PYTHONS are more active in the current heat wave

CARNIVOROUS CONCHS are blamed for the decline of oysters in Florida. 

YES, Rats Can Swim Up Your Toilet. And It Gets Worse Than That. 

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Built to Spill, Lower Dens, Landhorne Slim, Jamie xx, Koala   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 08:00 AM
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THE ARCS: The Black Lips' Dan Auerbach's side project drops an animated clip for “Put a Flower in Your Pocket."

BUILT TO SPILL plays KEXP's Midday Show.

LOWER DENS also plays KEXP's Midday Show.

LANGHORNE SLIM stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

JAMIE XX stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

THE TEMPTATIONS: "Psychedelic Shack." That's where it's at.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART: Kip Berman talks to Drowned in Sound about the band's progression, marriage and what the future holds.

FOALS: The Guardian went to Romania to find out whether they're pretentious or just passionate.

TONY WILSON: NME remembers the foreman of Factory Records on the 8th anniversary of his death.

MICHAEL STIPE's Ten Favorite Books.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Straight Outta Compton topped the chart with 56.1MM, higher than the 45-50MM tracking estimates.  Universal is having an outstanding string of successes this year, from Jurassic World and Minions on down. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation placed with 17MM, and looks to profit in cinemas.  The debut of The Man From UNCLE shows with an underperforming 13.5MM, losing the spy-movie shootout with Cruise & Co. Given a reported 75MM budget, The Man From UNCLE will need a lot of help overseas to make a profit, but the international plot and cast was engineered for thi, so it retains a fighting chance.  The flopping Fantastic Four, otoh, slides a whopping 69 percent to the fourth slot and is unlikely to profit in cinemas, even after worldwide receipts roll in. The Gift rounds out the Top Five with a disappointing 6.5M, but a 23.6MM domestic total against a 5MM budget seems like a fairly happy ending.

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E: After years in development Hell, the adaptation of the 60s super-spy TV vehicle (which came with input from Ian Fleming himself) finally arrives under the direction of Guy Ritcie, whose kinetic style is even better suited to this matrial than the Sherlock Holmes franchise. Ritchie also co-wrote the screenplay, and the period-perfect wit almost makes up for the simplistic plot and generally weak villains.  Indeed, the script to often condescends to explain the proceedings to the less observant members of the audience.  Fortunately, the chemistry of Henry Cavill, Arnie Hammer, and especially Alicia Vikander (already great as the robot in Ex Machina this year) has enough fizz to carry this confection over the finish line with panache.

MORGAN FREEMAN's step-granddaughter was stabbed to death on a Manhattan sidewalk early Sunday.

ELLEN DeGENERES talks about Finding Dory, the long-rumored sequel to Finding Nemo.

TOY STORY 4 was confirmed by John Lassater at Disney23.

MILEY CYRUS is profiled by Marie Claire.

SHARON STONE's not calling it a comeback at Harper's Bazaar.

UKRAINE: Lenin statues are toppling. Red stars are being chipped off the mosaics on the Kiev metro. Streets named after Soviet heroes are being rechristened. A nationwide push is underway to clean up communism ahead of Ukraine’s independence day on Aug. 24.

THE ISLAMIC STATE held American aid worker Kayla Mueller not only as a hostage, but as a sex slave.

A KOALA chases an ATV. The horror!

CAPE COD shut its beaches after a huge shark attacked a seal just 10 feet from shore.

OCTOPUSES may be aliens.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A second Yosemite National Park campground will be shut down for five days after a pair of dead squirrels were found to be infected with the plague, park and California public health officials said on Friday.

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Elvis, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ronnie Stone, Adavance Base, Giant Shark   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 08:00 AM
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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

with ELVIS PRESLEY! The King died on August 16, 1977, but remains a global pop phenomenon, so it's worth a recap of highlights from his legendary career.  For the 30th anniversary, Canada's Star-Phoenix, discussing ten important parts of Elvis history worth reliving, noted: "His was a sequined coat of many colours: '50s Greaser Elvis. Military Elvis. Hollywood Elvis. Aloha from Hawaii Elvis. Vegas Elvis. And, ultimately, Dead Fat Elvis."  The BBC had friend and aide Sonny West recall life with The King. 

ACTION NEWS 5 still has its local coverage from Aug. 16-17, 1977 (here, here, here and here) on the Tube, where you can also see funeral footage from the BBC Archive.  Here's read the obit that ran the next day in the Washington Post. Elvis Presley News recaps the international headlines from the event and links to the eulogy at his funeral. On a happier note, check out what is likely the first footage taken of Elvis, with backstage shots of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly in 1955; shades of Walk The Line!  Let's start with his performance of "Hound Dog" o­n The Milton Berle Show six months later, not o­nly because it's historic, but also because Paul Miller and I often reached for it when we would stumble into our KUSR shift at the last minute -- on the broadcast, Uncle Miltie vamped for awhile, which gave us time to pull records for the show.  He was also iconic in "Jailhouse Rock" that year.  Elvis sang a mashup of "Love Me Tender" and "Witchcraft" with Frank Sinatra when he got back from the Army.  All of his movies -- such as "Viva Las Vegas" --made money, but his musical career stalled in the 1960s until he electrified and charmed the public with his televised '68 Comeback Special (Part One, Part Two).  1970 finds him singing "In The Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds" in the jumpsuit, though pre-bloated.  I'm going to throw in "Little Sister" just 'cause I like it.  Sadly, in a few short years, bloated jumpuit Elvis would be delivering a wacked-out take on "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" -- though to be fair, this audio-only version from 1969 is even more demented and he knows it.  I would rather remember Jumpsuit Elvis for the signature horns that open "See See Rider."  a tribute to his enduring legacy as the fact that he could hit the charts decades after his death with a remix of "A Little Less Conversation," a video subtly recalling "Jailhouse Rock," and Paul Oakenfold's remix of "Rubberneckin'"The King may be gone, but the brand lives on, making millions and recruiting new fans under the watchful eyes of Elvis Presley Enterprises and CKX, Inc.

GREETINGS FROM GRACELAND:  It must be said, however, that Elvis Presley Enterprises did not have a good handle on the King's affairs in the years immediately following his death.  Chicago radio personalities Steve Dahl and Garry Meier won a local emmy for their 1981 comedic look at what was then a very seedy exploitation of Elvis in Memphis. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.)

MOJO NIXON & SKID ROPER: "Elvis Is Everywhere."

NATHANIEL RATELIFF advance streams Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

RONNIE STONE & THE LONELY RIDERS stream the ’80s synth-rock pastiche, Møtorcycle Yearbook.

ADVANCE BASE, f/k/a Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, advance streams Nephew In The Wild.

WAVVES drop "Heavy Metal Detox" ahead of V. Oh yeah.

SON LITTLE drops "Lay Down" ahead of his self-titled debut LP.

WOODSTOCK: On Aug. 15-17, 1969, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in a lovely natural amphitheater in Bethel (not Woodstock), NY for "three days of peace and music," including sets from Crosby, Stills and NashThe Who, Santana, Joe Cocker, Jefferson AirplaneArlo Guthrie, Canned HeatJimi Hendrix, and the proverbial many more.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Patterson Hood talks to WGN about the growth of the band, playing shows without a set list and an upcoming live record recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

PSYCHEDELIC TEXAS: When Janis Met Roky.

PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, ranked by Stereogum.

THE 95 BEST ALT-ROCK SONGS of 1995, according to SPIN.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are The Man From U.N.C.L.E., which is currently scoring 67 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Straight Outta Compton, scoring 85 percent.

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON: The former N.W.A legends go deep with Rolling Stone on their triumphs and controversies. 

BEN AFFLECK is not funding the new, lavish lifestyle of his former nanny, according to people very close to the situation. 

KRISTEN STEWART is profiled by NYLON. Of her sexuality, she notes: “Google me, I’m not hiding.”

KHLOE KARDASHIAN & LAMAR ODOM: Did he ambush her, or didn't he? 

TOM CRUISE is goiung to try to make Jack Reacher happen again. 

SESAME STREET, brought to you by the letters H, B, and O

STAR WARS: Kathleen Kennedy persuaded JJ Abrams to helm Star Wars: The Force Awakens by asking a simple question.

DEADWOOD: The HBO ciult fave may be headed to the big screen

THE ISLAMIC STATE militants likely used mustard agent in an attack earlier this week on Kurdish forces in Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Thursday, the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon

IRAQ: The systematic rape of women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority has become deeply enmeshed in the organization and the radical theology of the Islamic State in the year since the group announced it was reviving slavery as an institution.  

IRAN's nuke deal could lead the country to export an additional 600K barrels of oil per day by the end of next year, federal energy analysts predict. 

SYRIA: Three U.S. diplomats stepped up pressure against the Syrian government on Friday by accusing it of continuing to use chemical arms against its opponents in the country’s four-year civil war. 

DEEP BLUE: The Biggest Shark Ever Filmed? What say you, Police Chief Brody?

"ROYALS" brings all the cows to the yard.

THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER actually floats.

THEY'RE SPARING NO EXPENSE: Google, soon-to-be Alphabet,wants to start a project looking at GMO mosquitoes as a way to fight malaria and Dengue fever all around the world.  

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