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Matthew Sweet, Cults, Gillian Welch, The Who, Smart Ape   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 08:00 AM
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Karl

MATTHEW SWEET does a session at Laundro-Matinee and talks to Spinner about the 20th anniversary of "Girlfriend." Get off my lawn.

CULTS play World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for this turn-of-year encore link. 

MAYER HAWTHORNE plays a mini-set at World Cafe in this turn-of-year encore link.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART play a mini-set at The Current in this turn-of-year encore link.

GILLIAN WELCH & DAVE RAWLINGS play a mini-set at World Cafe in this turn-of-year encore link.

THE WHO: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" (with some great Moon moments) and Pate fave "The Kids Are Alright" are your first Twofer 2012.

CEE-LO GREEN altered a lyric to "Imagine" on New Years Eve. Lennon fans were outrageously outraged.

THE PITCHFORK GUIDE to Winter 2012.

CLOUD CULT: Craig Minowa talks to Glide about touring, classical influences and environmentalism.

MORRISSEY turns up on Google Earth.

KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRAND were infatuated with each other when they tied the knot, but the honeymoon ended very quickly.  Both Perry and Brand have been seen around since their split.

LeBRON JAMES got engaged at a New Year's Eve dinner and party at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach.

ARETHA FRANKLIN and William "Willie" Wilkerson are engaged.

RICKY MARTIN plans to marry his boyfriend this month.

ELTON JOHN would like Justin Timberlake to play him in his biopic. JT has played John previously.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Police were called to her Venice Beach pad -- by her for a change.

MARTIN SCORSESE is considering 3-D for his next two projects.

THE OSCAR BALLOT is confusing voters.

ROBERT ANDERSON, movie sword master from Errol Flynn through Darth Vader, has died at 89.

IRAN's currency value has fallen more than 10 percent in less than a week to record lows, after a US move to tighten financial sanctions against the Islamic theocracy.

PAKISTAN: By year's end, it became clear that 2011 was a year in which Pakistan transformed from being an key ally in the war on terror, to being the front line in the war on terror.

AFGHANISTAN: More than 380 insurgents, including 19 commanders, reconciled with the government in Badghis province.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: A bonobo ape is cooking in Des Moines.

THE BIRDS: Snow geese numbers are increasing exponentially.

WAR HORSES: Winston Churchill intervened to secure the safe return of tens of thousands of them stranded in Europe after the First World War.

KILLER WHALE vs SHARKS: Who you got?

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Ryan Adams, Yuck, Destroyer, Lion Cub   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 02, 2012 - 08:00 AM
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ZOOEY DESCHANEL & JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT: Better late than never, I bring you the stars of (500) Days of Summer covering Nancy Wilson's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?", posted by Zooey with her comments on the Tube.

RYAN ADAMS has an interview plus tracks with Weekend Edition, including a cover of Ratt's "Round And Round."

THE LITTLE WILLIES advance stream For The Good Times.

YUCK, live at Stubbs BBQ in this turn-of-year encore link.

GIRLS play a mini-set at The Current in this turn-of-year encore link.

DESTROYER covers New Order's "Leave Me Alone"... and plays KEXP for what may or may not be a turn-of-year encore link.

SEAN BONNIWELL, singer for the Music Machine on garage-rock nuggets like "Talk Talk," has died after battling lung cancer. He was 71.

OF MONTREAL: Kevin Barnes talks to DIY about the more challenging and personal Paralytic Stalks album. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS co-founders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley talk to the Washingtonian about touring, their relationship, and future plans. (Thx, LHB.)

LOOKING AHEAD in 2012, from The Guardian, 130 BPM, and World Cafe.

TEENAGE FANCLUB: The Quietus celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bandwagonesque. Get off my lawn.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol repeats atop the chart with 31.3 million and 134 million total, matching MI3's entire domestic run. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows places with 22 million, a healthy showing, but running about 20 percent behind its predecessor.  Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked shows with 18.3 million on a 45 percent boost over last weekend; its 94.6 million total still lags the Squeakquel, which took in 165.4 million over the same number of days.  War Horse, which sagged during the after its Christmas opening, regained momentum on the weekend, surging 125 percent and making another 16.9 million.  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo rounds out the Top 5 with 16.3 million on a 28 percent boost that confirms the silliness of trying to open this picture at Christmas.  Below the fold, We Bought a Zoo and The Adventures of Tintin showed some post-Christmas legs.

THE ARTIST: This black-and-white silent movie is not on many screens, but will likely be the focus of much Oscar buzz -- and deservedly so.  It may be a conceptual piece about the transition from silent movies to talkies (making nods to predecessors like A Star Is Born and Singin' In The Rain), but it's by turns funny, sad and charming -- and a delight to experience with a crowd in a theater.  A joint production involving French television and the Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo lead, with support from James Cromwell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, and a dog named Uggie (who is surely destined for megastardom).  Here's the trailer.

KATY PERRY wanted RUSSELL BRAND to file the court papers in their divorce because she didn't want to upset her religious parents. Brand is set to make up to £20million for 14 months of marriage, as the couple did not have a prenup.

RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES rang in the new year together.

MINKA KELLY & DEREK JETER secretly reconciling in Paris?

REBECCA GAYHEART & ERIC DANE have welcomed their second child, a girl.

WILL & JADA PINKETT SMITH: More trouble in paradise, according to the ever-reliable Enquirer.

MOVIE TICKET SALES in the US were estimated to come in at under 1.3 billion, which would be the smallest figure since 1995.  Revenue aso dropped, despite higher ticket prices, 3-D and IMAX.

IRAN: The commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps backed away from recent threats to close Strait of Hormuz. Iran postponed long-range missile tests and signaled it was ready to reopen talks on its nuclear program. The US imposed further sanctions on financial institutions that deal with Iran. Iranian scientists have produced the nation's first nuclear fuel rod, a feat of engineering the West has doubted Tehran capable of, the country's nuclear agency said Sunday.

IRAQIS are again segregating themselves along sectarian lines, prompted by a political crisis pulling at the explosive Sunni-Shiite divide just weeks after the American withdrawal left Iraq to chart its own future.

AFGHANISTAN: For the first time in years, US military deaths there declined in 2011.

A LION CUB works on his roar.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD narrowly cheated death after his mother discovered him being squeezed by a large scrub python in the family's back garden.

"INTELLIGENT" SLIME able to navigate its way out of a maze. Beware.

A GRASSHOPPER SHORTAGE has folks hopping in Uganda.

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New Year's Rockin' Whatever   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE BEAT FARMERS!  Making a tradition of this more sober than usual, professionally-shot, early BF gig recorded at Universal Studios, including "There She Goes Again" (VU); "Road to Ruin," "Bigger Fool," "Reason to Believe" (Springsteen), "Powderfinger" (N. Young), "Happy Boy," "Big Ugly Wheels," "Bigger Stones," "Gun Sale at the Church," "Dallas Blues," "I Wanna Be Free," "Lakeside Trailer Park," "Death Train," and "Seven Year Itch."  If you're new to the band, my picks would be "Bigger Stones," "Happy Boy" and the cover of your choice.  BONUS:  Now how much would you pay?  But wait... there's more!  If you really want to see someone put the "bar" in "bar band," watch these NSFW clips from Houston, TX of the late Country Dick Montana leading the band through "Lucille" (K. Rogers) -- complete with his favorite beer bottle stunts -- followed by "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Wino," "Are You Drinkin' With Me, Jesus?" and "Mondo."  SUPER-SPECIAL BONUS: Country Dick rolls out "California Kid" and "Anarchy in the UK" (Language warning).

WILCO, Live at Chicago's Civic Opera House, Dec 12, 2011.

FLEET FOXES plays Morning Becomes Eclectic in this end-of-year encore link.

THE DECEMBERISTS play Oregon Public Broadcasting in this end-of-year encore link.

THE NATIONAL plays Morning Becomes Eclectic in this end-of-year encore link.

RAPHAEL SAADIQ plays The Current at SXSW in this end-of-year encore link.

BEIRUT plays a full gig at DC's 9:30 Club in this end-of-year encore link.

U2: Crushingly obvious, I know.

NICK CAVE & SHANE MacGOWAN: "What a Wonderful World."

ABBA wishes you a "Happy New Year,"  but it doesn't sound anywhere as celebratory as "Take A Chance On Me." 

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS perform "This Year" at the M-Shop in Ames, IA.

OTIS & CARLA have a "New Year's Resolution."

CLAUDE PATE: Don't forget you can stream a live version of "New Year" at PateSpace.  How did a fan-made video of the studio version turn up in a video embed at NME? I have no idea, although the original Tube page has comments from a member of The Eclectics and Friend of Pate Ken King.

JOE JACKSON: Pate frequently attempted "One More Time" to hilarious effect, so today I stick with Joe's early material, including "Sunday Papers" live on the OGWT, "Kinda Kute" on the Kenny Everett Video Show, a Beat Crazy-era run of "On Your Radio" the official clip for "It's Different For Girls" and a bracing live take on "I'm The Man." That last one is taken from the Rock Goes To College show, which also boasts this pulsing version of his signature "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED's 2012 Winter Music Preview, including Sleigh Bells, Shearwater, Craig Finn and Sharon Van Etten.

THE BEST LIVE VIDEOS of 2011 performed at The Guardian.

PSYCH ROCK REDFINED: The Reissues of 2011.

THE ALABAMA SHAKES are profiled at Express Night Out. (Thx, LHB.)

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL: The Enduring Mystery of Jeff Mangum.

CUTOUT BIN: From Little Richard to Billy Bragg, from Led Zeppelin to Aretha Franklin, from U2 to the Silver Jews, plus Marvin Gaye, the Ramones, Centro-Matic,  Nancy Sinatra, the Beatles and more -- this year's final fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

THE ZOMBIES: "This Will Be Our Year."

NOW SHOWING: There are no wide releases this weekend, just Oscar bait premiering on a few screens to meet eligibility requirements.

BRADLEY COOPER & ZOE SALDANA are dating.

KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRAND: The wedding rings are off.

MICHAEL JORDAN is engaged.

WYNONNA JUDD is engaged to musician boyfriend Cactus Moser after he popped the question on Christmas Eve.

KINGS OF LEON's Caleb Followill and wife Lily Aldridge (Victoria's Secret) are expecting.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Anne Hathaway talks about Catwoman. (Spoiler Alert.)

KRISTEN STEWART shelled out 12 grand to purchase two vintage guitars for her beau, Robert Pattinson.

MEOWSTEP: All hail the dubstep kitteh!

THE BIRDS: Crows stare unamazed as the invade Iowa City, dirtying downtown city streets and causing concern with local business owners.

DOGS love the ganja, says non-local vet Jennifer Schoedler. Hence, Scooby Snacks.

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Lykke Li, Thurston Moore, Dawes, Jayhawks, Guitar Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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CAVEMAN: "Easy Water." (Director's Cut) 

LYKKE LI: The Lost Sessions, Vol 1.

THE 10 MOST NSFW VIDEOS of 2011, according to Stereogum.

SLINT, Live in France, March 3, 2005.

THURSTON MOORE plays Morning Becomes Eclectic in this end-of-year encore link.

DAWES plays World Cafe in this end-of-year encore link.

RICHARD THOMPSON plays Morning Becomes Eclectic in this end-of-year encore link.

TELEKINESIS plays The Current in this end-of-year encore link.

THE JAYHAWKS play a full gig at World Cafe Live in this end-of-year encore link.

THE BONGOS: "Numbers With Wings" was nominated for Best Direction at the first MTV Video Awards.

THE MEKONS talk to The Quietus about Ancient & Modern, which takes as its theme the period in England before the First World War.

SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones has called the band's former bassist Glen Matlock a "middle-class mommy's boy."

THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF 2011, according to NPR Staff.

JIM "MOTORHEAD" SHERWOOD, a member of Frank Zappa's original Mothers of Invention, has died at 69.

LINDSAY LOHAN, contra prior reports, is hosting a New Year's boat party in Dubai.

ASHTON KUTCHER is flaunting a new woman - and sources say he hooked up with her prior to splitting from wife Demi Moore last month. Demi Moore looked like she was back in action during a mother-daughter Christmas vacation in Turks and Caicos.

STEVEN TYLER's big engagement news did not go over so well with several members of his family, who are telling friends they simply don't like his new fiancee.

LADY GAGA will help drop the ball in Times Square on NYE. Way to drop the ball, Mayor Bloomberg.

JIM CARREY has a new galpal.

ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO is expecting her second child with fiancé Jamie Mazur.

RACHEL UCHITEL, former Tiger Woods mistress numero uno, is also knocked up.

TERROR in SWEDEN: A court ordered the release of three men suspected of plotting to murder cartoonist Lars Viks in Gothenburg, suggesting the judge may acquit them.

NORTH KOREA bids farewell to Kim Jong Il.

YEMEN: Labor strikes spread as workers demanded reforms and dismissal of managers over alleged corruption linked to the country's outgoing president.

IRAN's navy chief threatened again that his country can easily close the Strait of Hormuz. The US warned Iran that it will not tolerate any disruption of maritime traffic through the Strait.

GOLDEN grooves to the guitar.

ELVIS the CROCODILE steals a lawnmower.

PYTHON in the POOL: If you guessed Florida...

FLYING DEER kills a woman. Came close to this myself once.

ELLY & FRANKY: A blind pug and her guide pug.

A BRITISH ANGLER told how he snared a predator fish that kills men by biting off their testicles.

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Flaming Lips, Centro-Matic, Nilsson, Orphan Polar Cub   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 08:00 AM
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THE FLAMING LIPS cover "I Am the Walrus." Goo goo goo joob.

CENTRO-MATIC plays a mini-set at Paste.

HARRY NILSSON: 67 glorious outtakes, demos and hidden rarities... all the bonus tracks from Nilsson's officially released CDs.

IRON & WINE plays The Current in this end-of-year encore link.

WILD FLAG plays Oregon Public Broadcasting in this end-of-year encore link.

WYE OAK plays Oregon Public Broadcasting in this end-of-year encore link.

ST. VINCENT plays a full gig at DC's 9:30 Club in this end-of-year encore link.

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD play a medley of "For What It's Worth" and "Mr. Soul."

CARRIE BROWNSTEIN and Fred Armisen are profiled at The New Yorker.

CASS McCOMBS explains why he's talking only to female interviewers for a while.

PETER FRAMPTON & THE KNACK sue their labels for gross underpayments of royalties.

THE 10 WORST MUSIC TRENDS of 2011, according to Crossfade. (Thx, LHB.)

LINDSAY LOHAN reportedly turned down NYE gigs to stay on the straight and narrow.

TAYLOR LAUTNER: The "Gay" People magazine cover floating around online is a fake.

STEVEN TYLER engaged?

JOHN LEGEND and his girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, got engaged over the holidays while vacationing in the Maldives.

KATY PERRY & RUSSELL BRAND celebrated Christmas 7000 miles apart.

SINEAD O'CONNOR explains her 18-day marriage.

JARED LETO: The worst-dressed man in the world?

LEBANON will not send observers to Syria as part of an Arab League mission, in order to avoid "negative repercussions" in Lebanon from the Syrian crisis.

AFGHANISTAN: The US Congress urged Twitter to shut down the official Taliban Twitter accounts. Also, was Mullah Omar ever on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list?

IRAQ: Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for the wave of attacks across Baghdad last week that killed 69 people. An al Qaeda group based in the Kurdistan region has threatened attacks against the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in revenge for the killing of its fighters in a US drone attack in the Pakistani tribal region.

SIKU the ORPHAN POLAR CUB: Let's go to the video.

A GOAT fled a Nativity scene in Minnesota.

ONIONY PIG FARTS LEGAL, court rules.

CHEETAH the CHIMP, who acted in classic Tarzan movies in the early 1930s, died of kidney failure Saturday at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, a sanctuary spokeswoman said. Anyone else find 80 years old hard to believe?

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