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The Faces, Chrissie Hynde, Twilight Sad, Panda Bear, Cutout Bin, Pancake Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with THE FACES! Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones, and Ian McLagan, live on the Beeb circa 1972.  Your setlist includes: "Three Button Hand Me Down"; "Maybe I'm Amazed"; "Too Much Woman/Street Fighting Man"; "Miss Judy's Farm"; "Love In Vain"; "Stay With Me"; and "I'm Losing You."

CHRISSIE HYNDE stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

THE TWILIGHT SAD advance streams Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave.

PANDA BEAR drops the Mr Noah EP on iTunes and Spotify.

OUGHT advance streams the Once More With Feeling... EP.

BOB DYLAN & THE BAND drop "Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread", "Tupelo," "“Ain’t No More Cane," and "900 Miles From My Home" ahead of The Basement Tapes Complete.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN has been back in the news this week, so why not end the week with The Beatnix?

RADIOHEAD'S PhilipSelway talks to Stereogum about Weatherhouse, his Tonight Show appearance with the Dap-Kings, and how one of his songs shares a name with one of this year’s biggest hits.

GLEN CAMPBELL is the subject of a new documentary.

EAGULLS and HOOKWORMS interview each other at Drowned in Sound.

MORE SAX: Raphael Ravenscroft's death inspires the L.A. Times to survey 16 other great saxophone moments in pop history.

CUTOUT BIN: I'm streaming a little more nostalgia via the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Ouija, which is currently scoring 10 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; John Wick, currently scoring 93 percent; and 23 Blast, scoring 42 percent.

ORLANDO BLOOM says his relationship with Selena Gomez is charitable.

MELISSA RIVERS will sue the medical center where Joan died and the doctors as well because it's the only way she can find out what really happened to her mom.

ANNE HATHAWAY's embarrassing visit to Matthew McConaughey's home.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE buys a seven million dollare bachelorette pad.

CHRISTIAN BALE didn't have to audition for the role of Steve Jobs in the coming biopic.

DINA LOHAN is looking for another man.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY reshoots raise a caution flag

SYRIA: The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory, rather than to seize it back from the Islamic State, according to senior U.S. and allied officials, some of whom are concerned that the approach is flawed.

AFGHANISTAN's opium economy is booming despite 7.6 billion in U.S. counternarcotics efforts since 2002, federal auditors said in a report released Tuesday.

IRAQ: Islamic State terrorists allegedly used chlorine gas in an attack north of Baghdad.

A DOG helps with breakfast.

A PET CAT doused with antifreeze by yobs has been saved from death after being given half a liter of vodka.

MALE ANACONDAS have to fight for their ladies while staying small.

WHEN BEARS ATTACK, Throw A Computer

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Ultimate Painting, Afghan Whigs, Kooks, Paolo Nutini, Zeppelin, Shih Tzu   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

HONEYBLOOD drops a noir video for "Choker."

ULTIMATE PAINTING advance streams the Velvety Ultimate Painting.

THE AFGHAN WHIGS stop by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

THE KOOKS stop by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

PAOLO NUTINI stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

AUGUSTINES perform in the WNYC Soundcheck studio.

LED ZEPPELIN drops the the Sunset Sound mix of  "Stairway to Heaven" ahead of the deluxe reissue of the fourth LP.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE covers Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

TIKASHI MIYAKI covers Prince's "The Beautiful Ones."

THE OHIO PLAYERS are on "Fire." Over nine minutes, and just gets wackier.

R.E.M. dropped a triler for the forthcoming R.E.M. By MTV.

ICEAGE talks to Stereogum about on snakes In the Music Business, violence at shows, and Plowing Into The Field Of Love.

ANNIE LENNOX walks back citicism of Beyonce.

SXSW releases its first round of performers.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer leaked online.To their credit, Marvel took it well publicly.

JENNIFER LOPEZ is in the final stages of making a deal to perform in Vegas, reportedly bigger than the Britney Spears deal.

RENEE ZELLWEGER responded to Internet chatter about her appearance.

BRYAN SINGER is going to be a dad, and plans to raise his baby with the woman who is carrying it.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS was not the first choice to host the next Oscars.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & JESSICA BIEL won an apology from the British magazine Heat for reporting that Timberlake was flirting with other women while partying in Paris in August during the European leg of his tour.

JENNIFER GARNER delivered a fiery speech about sexism in Hollywood in which she noted how she and husband Ben Affleck are treated differently by the media.

ELIZABETH PENA died from complications from alcohol abuse.

FRANK SIVERO is suing The Simpsons for 250 million dollars.

CANADA's capital was jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building on Wednesday, with gunshots fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.  Police are investigating a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings. U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam.

NIGERIA: Days after Nigeria's military raised hopes with the announcement that Islamic extremists had agreed to a cease-fire, Boko Haram is still fighting and there is no word on the fate of the 219 schoolgirls held hostage for six months.

LIBYAN government forces allied with rebel milita forces under General Khalifa Hifter are mounting an offensive to retake Tripoli from Islamist forces that captured the capital in August.

TURKEY: The Islamic State commissioned a kidnaping of a Syrian rebel commander.

IRAQI military officials claimed an Afghan was among 135 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraqi airstrike in Baiji. The US launched 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Mosul Dam.

A SHIH TZU works his tongue.

DID MAMMALS sleep through the cosmic impact that wiped out the dinosaurs?

WAITER, I have a rat head in my chili.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: At least one beaver and two ravens are to blame for power outages that swept from Willow to Talkeetna in Alaska on Monday morning. But I think we know who masterminded the attack.

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Tweedy, Sondre Lerche, Tusuf, French For Rabbits, Weather Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THURSTON MOORE drops a video for "Speak to the Wild."

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

SONDRE LERCHE stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

YUSUF (formerly Cat Stevens) advance streams Tell 'Em I'm Gone.

FRENCH FOR RABBITS advance streams Spirits.

WE FIVE were on my mind when I woke up this morning, introduced by no less than Fred Astaire.

RAPHAEL RAVENSCROFT, the musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos – on Gerry Rafferty’s hit "Baker Street" – has died aged 60.  His passing inspired The Guardian to list other little-known musuicians with well-known moments.

TWIN PEAKS talks to Aquarium Drunkard about making Wild Onion.

ARIEL PINK is trolling the world.

CHRIS DIFFORD of Squeeze will be teaching songwriting.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY is profiled by GQ, where he reveals he's a Washington Redskins fan.

COBIE SMULDERS and her husband, actor Taran Killam, are expecting their second child.

STEPHEN COLLINS will not face a civil action after confessing to child molestation.

KESAH has accused Dr. Lukeof sexual assault, but said something different under oath.

RENEE ZELLWEGER's face has become a topic of converstaion.

OSCAR PISTORUS has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

OSCAR de la RENTA passed away, and was remembered by Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker, among others.

KRISTEN STEWART is overly happy and taking a break from movies.

DANIELE WATTS (Django Unchained) has been charged with getting it on in a car.

GREAT SCOTT! The Back to the Future hoverboard has arrived.

ISLAMIC STATE militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory. And they may have their hands on weapons the US airdropped.

SYRIA: Washington has directed little effort toward helping Sunni Arabs who want to fight the militants but lack the resources to do so, fueling resentment.

IRAN: The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.

RIPPLE is not sitting. That's for sure.

JURASSIC PARK: The National Zoo tried...

SCOTTISH SQUARE DANCING FISH: Australian scientists have traced the origin of sex back the first intercourse to a pair of tiny fish in a chilly Scottish lake. Many miles away.

A SHEEP crosses London Bridge for Dylan Thomas.

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His Name is Alive, PBTT, Foo Fighters, Medicine, Bunny   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

TWIN PEAKS are "Making Breakfast" in their new video.

HIS NAME IS ALIVE advance streams the pschedelic concept LP Tecuciztecatl.

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH advance stream Keep You.

FOO FIGHTERS, Live at the Cubby Bear, with Rick Nielsen and Jeff Pezzati.

MEDICINE advance streams Home Everywhere

CHVRCHES drop "Get Away" from an alternate Drive soundtrack?

SAINTSENECA covers Lucinda Williams' "Passionate Kisses."

ARIEL PINK drops "Black Ballerina" ahead of pom pom.

SMASHING PUMPKINS drop "Being Beige" (ft Tommy Lee on the throne) ahead of Monuments To An Elegy.

WORLD PARTY: Karl Wallinger "Put the Message in the Box" and gets "Way Down Now" for Twofer Tuesday.

JESSIE WARE explains to Details how she's about to infiltrate the radio, why she didn't want to be pigeonholed by dance music, and that first time she felt, kinda-sorta famous. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

ROYAL BLOOD gives Drowned In Sound a track-by-track tour of their debut LP.

JULIAN CASABLANCAS clarifies a few things on Twitter.

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME Gripes Evaluated.

THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.

STANLEY TUCCI & FELICTY BLUNT are expecting their first child together.

RYAN REYNOLDS trolls the world regarding the name of his expected child with Blake Lively.

BRAD PITT talks about meeting the Queen of England.

KIM KARDASHIAN's endorsement deals are off the hook.

NICKY MINAJ is profiled by GQ

ROB LOWE adds Bloody Surfing Rob Lowe to his repertoire.

MONICA LEWINSKY has broken a decade-long silence to announce her campaign to end cyberbullying and today’s toxic culture of internet shaming. She also joined Twitter and immediately got another round of internet shaming.

NIGERIA: Boko Haram militants are suspected to have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages after a government-announced cease-fire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said Saturday.

TURKEY will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as pesh merga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the group called the Islamic State who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobani for more than a month, the Turkish foreign minister announced Monday.

IRAQ's parliament voted Saturday to put an affiliate of an Iranian-backed paramilitary group in charge of a key security ministry, a move that could strike a serious blow to efforts to unite Sunnis and Shiites to wrest back their country from Islamist extremists.

SMALL BUNNY, Big Cage.

A PUPPY-SIZED SPIDER surprises a scientst in the rainforest.

THE SWARM: Thousands of bees attracted to a honey spill on a busy road ended up getting crushed by vehicles.

A 130-LB TORTOISE has been abducted in LaVerne, CA.

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Flaming Lips, Restorations, Lily & Madeleine, Daniel Lanois, Buck & Bulldog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE FOO FIGHTERS, with Rick Nielsen, cover Cheap Trick's "Stiff Competition" on Letterman.  Rick also turned up at their Cubby Bear gig for "Surrender."

THE FLAMING LIPS  advance stream the cameo-laden With A Little Help From My Fwends.

RESTORATIONS advance streams LP3.

LILY & MADELEINE advance stream Fumes.

DANIEL LANOIS advance streams Flesh And Machine.

SLEATER-KINNEY drops “Bury Our Friends," a surprise, perhaps ahead of No Cities To Love.

DEAN & BRITTA: "Words You Used to Say."

LUCINDA WILLIAMS talks to PopMatters about flout all manner of conventions with her latest release, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.

ARIEL PINK is inteviewed by BrooklynVegan about the new LP, being a "cult" artist, etc.

U2: Bono claims he always wears sunglasses because he's had glaucoma for decades.

GLEN CAMPBELL and the country stars staring death in the face.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Fury tops the chart with 23.5 million; not bad against a 68 million budget, given that Brad Pitt travels well overseas.  Gone Girl places with 17.8 million on a leggy 33 percent drop, and breaks the 100 million mark domestically (it will do the same this week in overseas markets).  The debut of The Book of Life shows with 17 million, suggesting it will recoup its 50 million production budget and need overseas receipts to profit.  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a leggy fourth with 12 million in competition with The Book of Life for the family demo.  The debut of The Best of Me rounds out the Top 5 with 10.2 million against a 26 million budget, probably subpar for a Nicholas Sparks weeper.  Below the fold, Dracula Untold skids 58 percent, suggesting this reboot may not get much of a boost from halloween...which falls on a Friday this year, which usually is lethal for box office.

FURY is more or less an old school war movie, albeit with post-Saving Private Ryan levels of realism and character development.  Brad Pitt, along with Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), and even real-life nut Shia LaBeouf, deliver strong performances as a fatalistic band of brothers who crew the tank which gives the film its name.  We (and Lerman, who is particularly good here) join the crew very late in WWII, when everyone but Hitler knows the outcome.  However, as Pitt's character puts it, "It will end, soon. But before it does, a lot more people have to die."  Over the course of roughly two hours, we see the toll the war has taken on the crew and the layers of masks they wear to endure the daily, deadly grind.  A number of war movie tropes insert themselves here, and the third act spends a fair amount of the credibility earned in the first two acts, but manages not to overdraw on it. ALSO: Director David Ayer gives good interview.

STEPHEN COLLINS will likely not be prosecuted for either molesting or exposing himself to three victims.

BRUCE JENNER is dating Kris Jenner's best friend (soon to be ex-best friend).

MISTY UPHAM's fall into a ravine may have been accidental.

CHARLIE SHEEN broke off his engagement to adult film actress Bret Rossi. Shocka!

JAMES FRANCO took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood.

BATMAN v SUPERMAN: Is Jena Malone plaing Carrie Kelley (Robin)?

DOCTOR STRANGE: Casting is now focused on Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell, and Keanu Reeves.

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER?  Ships and helicopters of the Swedish Navy searched intensively over the weekend in coastal waters after detecting what the military said were signs of “foreign underwater activity” near the capital, Stockholm.

NIGERIA's military says it has agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram - and that the schoolgirls the group has abducted will be released.

IRAN:  The Ayatolla tweets that ISIS was created by the British government, on the off chance you thought the regime was rational.

IRAQ: The Islamic State killed 47 people in a series of attacks that included a suicide bomber, roadside bombs, and mortars, in Baghdad and areas south of the capital.

A FRENCH BULLDOG and a BUCK, playing together...

SHEEP got stoned after crooks dumped thousands of pounds worth of marijuana on their farm.

BEAVERS with parachutes in Idaho?

A POLAR BEAR ruins Halloween.

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