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Scotty Moore RIP, Blood Orange, Ray LaMontaigne, Dog vs Duck   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM
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Karl

THE FRONT BOTTOMS revisit 80s movies in the video for "Ginger."

BLOOD ORANGE: Dev Hynes surprise released Freetown Sound on Spotify and Apple Music.

RAY LaMONTAIGNE played a full set at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.

C.W. STONEKING stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

SCOTTY MOORE, one of the foundational figures in rock and roll, a profoundly influential guitarist, and the man who helped Elvis Presley become the King, died Tuesday at 84.  In 1954, Moore accompanied Elvis on what would become the first Presley hit, the Sun Studios session cut of "That's All Right (Mama)", and continued on many of Presley's most famous recordings, including "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Milk Cow Blues Boogie", "Baby Let's Play House", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Mystery Train", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog", "Too Much", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hard Headed Woman." And here's Moore playing with Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Albert Lee, Ron Wood and more.

DAVID BOWIE: Rob Sheffield talked to USA Today about his book, On Bowie.

FRANK ZAPPA: A Beginner's Guide.

TINDERSTICKS are the latest of The Guardian's Cult Heroes.

THE BEST OF 2016 (So Far), according to Paste.

JOHNNY DEPP went from audience member to star of the evening while hanging out at Los Angeles comedy club The Comedy Store Saturday night.

CHRIS BROWN went ballistic on a publicist, referring to her as a do-nothing “b*tch,” and the publicist fired back that she spent all of her time cleaning up his “s***t.”

BRYAN CRANSTON talks Zordon and the Power Rangers.

LUDACRIS will play Gitmo on Independence Day. Seems like the guy for the gig.

MEL BROOKS turned 90 yesterday; recognize his comedic genius with this episode of American Masters.

VENEZUELANS are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle.

TURKISH Prime Minister Binali Yildirim issued a call for national unity early Wednesday as his country faced a rising death toll from a suicide attack that killed at least 39 people at Istanbul's Ataturk international airport.

DOG vs DUCK: Who You Got?

BOOZY CHIMPS discovered in Africa.

A 17-FT CROCODILE snaps at a diver in a plastic cage.

MALE FIDDLER CRAPS ensnare the ladies in their bachelor pads.

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Bernie Worrell RIP, Avett Bros, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Hot Hot Heat, Squirrel   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:00 AM
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Karl

BERNIE WORRELL, the keyboardist whose anarchic solos and Moog synthesizer bass lines with Parliament-Funkadelic indelibly changed the sound of funk and hip-hop, died on Friday at his home in Everson, Wash. He was 72. I never saw him with P-Funk (NPR has your tribute there), but did witness his immense talent with the Talking Heads on live versions of songs like "Life During Wartime," and "Burning Down the House," and again a few years later with the Golden Palominos, among a lineup including Syd Straw, Chris Stamey, and Jack Bruce.

THE AVETT BROTHERS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER stopped by World Cafe Live for a chat and mini-set.

HOT HOT HEAT's final album is one of those streaming via Spotify and Brooklyn Vegan. (The Lees of Memory LP is there also)

THE BLACK HOLLIES with the grainy, garagey "Tell Me What You Want"

KATHLEEN HANNA talks to SPIN about her darkest album yet and the unlikely punk influence of a late R & B diva.

ROBBIE FULKS talks to PopMatters about trusting his intuition not only in the studio but with songwriting.

FOALS frontman Yannis Philippakis talks touring, fighting - and DIY.

RALPH STANLEY, a bluegrass legend popularized by the Coen Bros' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, has died aged 89.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Finding Dory repeats atop the chart with 73.2MM on a leggy 46 percent drop, besting the debut of Independence Day: Resurgence, which placed with a must-be-disappointing 41.6MM.  The alien invasion sequel falls well short of the original and last year's mega-smash, nostalgia-tinged Jurassic World reboot, and may struggle to recoup its total cost on the big screen (unless the actual July 4th weekend gives it a boost in the US, despite bad reviews).  With a few major exceptions, this has not been a great year for sequels so far.  Central Intelligence shows with 18.4MM on a leggy 48 percent drop, performing better than Kevin Harts recent output, though it may yet take The Rock's appeal in overseas markets (where it has only grossed 14MM to date).  The Shallows debuts in the fourth slot with 16.7MM, double its tracking estimate and almost the movie's production budget; overseas markets could provide a huge return on investment.  The debut of Free State of Jones rounded out the Top Five with 7.8MM, which is not good against a 50MM production budget.  Below the fold, one other sequel that has done well is The Conjuring 2, which currently has a worldwide take of 243MM against a 40MM production budget.

TAYLOR SWIFT & TOM HIDDLESTON met each other's parents in trips to Nashville and the UK.

CHRIS EVANS & JENNY SLATE have taken their relationship public

KANYE WEST unveiled a NSFW  video for his single “Famous.” Because he's edgy, you know.

50 CENT was arrested for profanity in St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

JOHNNY MANZIEL's attorney expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean in a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. That's a firing.

AUDRINA PARTRIDGE delivered her first child, a girl, on Friday.

STAR TREK has issued rules for fan films.

THE GEORGE LUCAS MUSEUM has given up on Chicago in favor of California.

BREXIT: The UK has voted to leave the European Union; the BBC explains. Conservative Prime Minister Cameron, who backed remaining in the EU, resigned; the rival Labour Party has also been rocked.  Of course, given the long history of other nations ultimately ignoring their own EU-related referenda, I'll believe it when I see it.

NORTH KOREA is taunting its rivals after testing two mid-range missiles.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT. Some will actually find a squirrel removing a girl's tooth amusing.

RATTLESNAKES Lead 'Hungry, Horny, Gregarious' Lives.

A 16-FT PYTHON turned up in an Aussie bedroom.

SWEE PEA RAMBO, blind with an oozing sore, is crowned World's Ugliest Dog.

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Marshall Crenshaw, Bat For Lashes, Martha, Sara Watkins, Stray Kitten   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 08:00 AM
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Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

....with MARSHALL CRENSHAW!  Live at The Ritz, July 6, 1985.  Your setlist includes: "Blues Is King," "Whenever You're On My Mind," "Shake Rattle And Roll," "Our Town," "Maryann," "Right Now," "The Distance Between Me And You," "Someday Someway," "Little Wild One," " I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee)," "Yvonne," "There She Goes Again," "Cynical Girl," "Shake Up Their Minds," and "Soldier Of Love."

BAT FOR LASHES advance streams The Bride.

MARTHA advance streams Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart.

SARA WATKINS advance streams Young In All The Wrong Ways.

JJ DOLL streams a 5-song, self-titled 7".

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS share "Surrender Under Protest," the first single from its anticipated upcoming album, American Band.

THE ISLEY BROTHERS: "Shout." Shindig. Friday. A little bit louder now.

LED ZEPPELIN wins the "Stairway to Heaven" copyright case;the jury found Led Zeppelin members indeed heard Spirit's "Taurus," but that there was no substantial similarity in the extrinsic elements of the two songs.

STEVE EARLE talks to Paste about Guitar Town -- a record I got to spin as a DJ when it was released.

ERIC JOHNSON talks to Paste about returning to the Fruit Bats brand.

THE STROKES: Ten of Their Best.

THE TOP 10 BEATLES BOOKS, according to The Guardian, to which I would add Tell Me Why.

NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include Independence Day: Resurgence, which is currently scoring 52 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Free State of Jones, currently scoring 16 percent; The Shallows, scoring 88 percent; and The Neon Demon, scoring 52 percent.

LINDSAY LOHAN live-tweeted the Brexit referendum...or did she?

BEN AFFLECK offered a bizarre rant on Bill Simmons' Any Given Wednesday.

KATHERINE HEIGL & JOSH KELLEY are expecting their third child.

ANTON YELCHIN did not suffer much before his tragic death this past weekend, which is...good news, I guess?

DWAYNE JOHNSON is producing Son Of Shaolin, a feature pitch based on the soon to be published graphic novel created and written by scribe Jay Longino.

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE could be headed for a reunion.

A STRAY KITTEN crashes a newscast, heads for adoption.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: London doesn't get it.

A RATTLESNAKE could not disrupt this couple's wedding day.

HUNDREDS OF MEGA-SPIDERS were released into the wild in the UK.

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Felice Brothers, case/lang/veirs, All Songs, Goodman & Morgan, Big Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 08:00 AM
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Karl

WEAVES drop a video for “Tick.”

THE FELICE BROTHERS advance stream Life In The Dark.

CASE/LANG/VEIRS play their debut album live at OPB in Portland, Oregon.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from Cornelius, Keaton Henson, the Wild Reeds and more highlight the latest edition.

KATY GOODMAN & GRETA MORGAN cover The Replacements’ “Bast^rds Of Young" for their album of punk covers entitled Take It, It’s Yours.

CYMBALS EAT GUITARS shares "4th Of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)." Not Asbury Park.

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES play "Love on the Wrong Side of Town" for OGWT.

LED ZEPPELIN: The "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement case heads to the jury. But you'll want to chuckle at Robert Plant's testimony.

GUIDED BY VOICES: Robert Pollard writes Beatroute about his evolving approach to songwriting and the future of the band. (Thx, Frank Yang)

PRINCE protégée Judith Hill has revealed the story of his emergency plane landing.

DAVID CROSBY is paying 3MM to the man he hit with his car.

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE will include some Darth Vader.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is reportedly lighter and more fun than Batman v Superman, due largely to Ezra Miller, who was both funny and serious in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

VINYL won't get a second season on HBO after all.

JUSTIN BIEBER & NICOLA PELTZ have had sleepovers at his Beverly Hills home.

BRYAN CRANSTON joins the cast of the Power Rangers movie. IIRC, he did voice work on the TV series.

UMA THURMAN was injured after she was thrown from her horse.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK drops a trailer online.

BIG CATS love cardboard boxes just as much as house cats.

A JAGUAR that was brought out during an Olympic torch event earlier this week was shot and killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers.

2016's FIRST GREAT WHITE SHARK off cape Cod has been spotted. What say you, Police Chief Brody?

A SLOTH risks its life everytime it poops.

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Actually had to take a personal day...   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 08:00 AM
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KarlBUT it was a fairly slow news day, and I should be back Thursday with the usual.

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