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Very Busy Weekend, but with Monday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Black Panther again tops the chart with another 41.1MM, on a leggy 48 percent drop, which means it will likely crack the all-time Top Five domestically in a couple of weekends and will likely rest at Number Three by the time it's done in theaters.  The debut of A Wrinkle In Time places with 33.3MM, which is likely disappointing against a reported 100MM+ budget.  That said, the top two films this weekend are by black directors with black stars as the House of Mouse brings social progress to the cineplex.  The Strangers: Prey at Night showed with 10.4MM and this seemingly pointless sequel only had a 5MM budget; hence, horror films as the perennial genre.  Red Sparrow slides into fourth with 8.1MM on a 52 percent drop, a performance suggesting that J-Law is not the draw some thought she was outside pre-sold franchises.  Game Night rounds out the Top Five with 7.9MM on a leggy 24 percent drop as the only comedy in town.  Both The Hurricane Heist and Gringo debuted below the fold, at eighth and eleventh, respectively.

KATY PERRY's legal battle to buy a convent loses a nun.

AMBER HEARD and... SEAN PENN? Dude gets around.

COLIN FIRTH's wife admitted having an affair with an Italian man she has accused of stalking her.

HUGH GRANT welcomes his fifth child, oddly announced by Liz Hurley.

BLUE'S CLUES is returning, possible with a female host.

BLACKISH: The network shelved a "political" episode.

LORNA LUFT, the daughter of Judy Garland, was undergoing tests in a London hospital following an initial diagnosis of a brain tumor after she collapsed backstage at a concert in London.

...I should be back full strength for Tuesday.

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Rockpile, Mt Eerie, Hot Snakes, Meshell Ndgeceocello, Comfort Corgi   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 09, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ROCKPILE, a band that featured old pals Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds cranking out the rootsy pub rock. Let's start with "Teacher, Teacher" and "I Knew the Bride," along with this clip of "Heart," featuring Billy Bremner, which is odd at the start.  And here's the band rolling through Lowe's "So It Goes," and "Heart of the City," plus a cover of Elvis Costello's and "Girls Talk," which many associate more with Edmunds.

MOUNT EERIE advance streams Now Only.

HOT SNAKES advance streams Jericho Sirens.

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO advance streams Ventriloquism.

LA LUZ shares "California Finally."

THE WONDER YEARS shares "Pyramids of Salt."

CANDIE PAYNE brings her updated Northern Soul sound on "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More."

YO LA TENGO shares the soundtrack of their lives.

NICK CAVE is doing a Q & A tour with htis fans.

THE 10 GREATEST DETROIT TRACKS, ranked by The Guardian. Sooo trolling.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Drifters' pop masterpiece "Save The Last Dance For Me."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include A Wrinkle in Time, which is currently scoring 44 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Strangers: Prey at Night, currently scoring 30 percent; Gringo, scoring 31 percent; and The Hurricane Heist, which was not screened for critics.Thoroughbreds opens on ~550 screens, scoring 84 percent.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: New York City’s top detective said police have gathered considerable evidence in the rape investigation of Harvey Weinstein but it’s up to the district attorney to decide whether the disgraced media mogul gets indicted.

TOMMY and BRANDON LEE escalate their battle, while Pam Anderson issued a statement.

ED WESTWICK is at the center of a lawsuit — though not named as a defendant — by a woman claiming he held her hostage as a sex slave for 48 hours.

JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ appear to be on a break, again.

CHARLIZE THERON's mom supplies the weed.

SHARON TATE's sister backs Kate Bosworth in a project competing with Quentin Tarantino's next film.

THE SOPRANOS is getting a movie prequel

THE GRINCH animated reboot with Benedict Cumberbatch shares a trailer online.

JON FAVREAU has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series.  Mos Eisley, baby!

CORA THE CORGI, a therapy dog, left her owner to comfort a grieving stranger in the airport.

URBAN LEOPARDS Can Save Lives By Eating Feral Dogs.

SHELTER DOGS get to enjoy some comfy chairs.

MY GOD... it's full of starfish.

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Yo La Tengo, Dungen + Woods, Alex Clare, Sea Lions   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DEAN & BRITTA: Today just seemed good for "Words You Used to Say."

YO LA TENGO played an intimate show at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust.

DUNGEN & WOODS stream their collaborative visual album.

ALEX CLARE plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE NELS CLINE 4 shares "Imperfect 10."


JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD shares a video for "Offa My Hands," filmed at the Salton Sea.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Kevin Shields talks Loveless with All Songs Considered.

THE COCTEAU TWINS: The Quietus takes a look at ten moments in Cocteau Twins' remarkable history, from their gothic origins to award winning filmmakers at the cusp of a breakup.

NME is ending its print edition after 66 years.

NPR's TINY DESK is actually not tiny at all.


JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP & MEG RYAN: Finally getting hittched?

HEATHER LOCKLEAR's home was searched for weapons while she's in treatment.

FAMILY FEUD: Brandon and Tommy Lee got in a physical fight over a social media post involving Pam Anderson.

BRITNEY SPEARS is not thrilled about Kevin federline's request for more child support.

KATIE HOLMES has been seriously working out.

COURTNEY STODDARD made the move to officially end her marriage with actor Doug Hutchison after more than 6 years together.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET's producer agreed to pay 60 million dollars to settle claims it financed the movie with money siphoned from a Malaysian state investment fund.


TWO SEA LIONS have an underwater conversation at a German zoo.

THE MYSTERY of the dead pufferfish in a tree.

A WILD CHICKEN was spotted trying to visit an Olive Garden.

DID A CAT save a fish?

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BRMC, Darlingside, Anna Meredith, Neko Case, Everest   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 08:00 AM
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THE KINKS muscle through an abbreviated "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" live. An early Pate cover, btw.

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

DARLINGSIDE visits World Cafe.

ANNA MEREDITH plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

NEKO CASE shres the title track to Hell-On.


SUPERCHUNK shares a video for "Cloud Of Hate."

DAVID BYRNE apoligized for not collaborating with women on his new LP.

MICK JAGGER brushed off any suggestion it’s time for the Stones to finally stop rolling.

THE BEST MADONNA COVERS, according to Stereogum, with no love for Ciccone Youth or Lords of the New Church.

CHICAGO'S WLUP, a pioneer in personality-driven rock radio, was sold to a Christian broadcaster, marking the end of an era.


MICHAEL SHANNON watched the Oscars in an Old Town dive bar. As one does.

JENNIFER GARNER had fun being a viral Oscars meme.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN shares a teaser trailer online.

LOST IN SPACE is coming as a Netflix series.

USHER and his wife, Grace Miguel, have called it quits after two years of marriage and nearly 10 years together.

THE BACHELOR: As the kids would say, I can't even.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS' change of premiere has had a ripple effect.


RESCUERS found an adorable “gentle giant” homeless on the streets.

RAVENS mated another species into oblivion.

SKUNK CRISIS in New Mexico.

PYTHON vs DEER: Who You Got?

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The Breeders, Vundabar, Phoebe Bridgers, The Hold Steady, Baby Chimp   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE FEELIES: The Jonathan Demme-directed "Away" and a live take on "Deep Fascination" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE BREEDERS played Pitchfork Live.

VUNDABAR played a Stereogum Session.

PHOEBE BRIDGERS played a mini-set on CBS This Morning.

THE HOLD STEADY shares "Eureka" and "Esther" in time for twofer Tuesday.

PERFUME GEINUS shares "Lulla" and "Jory" in time for twofer Tuesday.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS shares "I've Hurt Worse."


IRON & WINE: Sam Beam covers Innocence Mission's "Tomorrow on the Runway," from the new film Irreplaceable You.

TALK TALK gets over two hours of discussion on the latest Political Beats with guest Ezekiel Kweku, politics editor at New York magazine.

THE WEDDING PRESENT: David Gedge talks to Aquarium Drunkard about the absurdities that come with living a creative life.

THE NUMBER ONES akes on Chubby Checker's immortal dance-craze anthem "The Twist."

RUSS SOLOMON, the founder of Tower Records, died at 92 while drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.


THE OSCARS: Viewership hit an all-time low.

FRANCES McDORMAND's Oscar was temporarily stolen.

ADAM WEST, DELLA REESE and GLEN CAMPBELL were among those snubbed by the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment.

JOHN BOYEGA: Come for the New York Times profile, stay for the Harrison Ford quotes.

JOHN WILLIAMS is stepping away from soundtracking Star Wars after Episode IX.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS shares a teaser trailer online.

JIM BELUSHI's wife filed for divorce on the anniversary of his brother's death.


A BABY CHIMP, rescued from poachers in the Congo and flown to safety.

CATS are going camping.

TAKING YOUR CATFISH on a walk through the park.

GANGSTER TURKEYS overrun a community college in Eugene, OR.

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