THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with POWER POP! A few of these may be known generally, like Cheap Trick's "Way of the World" and Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind"... and some well-known to fans of the genre, like Dwight Twilley's "I'm On Fire," Shoes "Too Late," The Records' "Starry Eyes," the Flamin' Groovies' "Shake Some Action" and the Plimsouls' "A Million Miles Away" (seen here in a rare live slot). Others are well-known to longtime Pate fans, like the Three O'Clock's "Her Head's Revolving" or Let's Active's "Waters Part." BONUS: Bram Tchaikovsky playing "Girl Of My Dreams" and "Lady From the USA", live.
PARQUET COURTS plays KEXP.
THE NINETIES: NPR compiles a... 30-song playlist? That's a big dropoff from its prior playlists. Just saying.
ANGEL OLSEN shares "Through The Fires."
FOUR TET shares "Looking At Your Pager."
GANG OF YOUTHS play "Forbearance" on Kimmel.
THE HOODOO GURUS: Somehow I missed David Fulkner talking to Magnet.
VANGELIS, the electronic-music pioneer who won an Oscar for “Chariots of Fire” and composed such other landmark film scores as “Blade Runner,” died Tuesday, the Athens News Agency reported. He was 79. Greek media reports say he died in a French hospital while being treated for COVID-19.
RHIANNA and A$AP Rocky are officially parents ... welcoming a baby boy to the world.
SOUTH PARK: THE STREAMING WARS has a trailer online.
JOHNNY DEPP was “drunk a lot of the time,” Ellen Barkin told a Virginia courtroom today of her Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas co-star.
DAREDEVIL is getting a new series at D+. Rumors have Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio returning.
THE WONDER TWINS have been deactivated.
MARGOT ROBBIE is going to try to refresh the Ocean’s Eleven franchise.
ARMIE HAMMER's alleged sexual assault scandals, alongside other controversies in his family history, are set to be detailed in a new true-crime special.
THE ALGORITHM Is A Lie.
WHAT HAPPENED to Comedy in Hollywood?
JOHN AYLWARD, an actor best known for his portrayals of Dr. Donald Anspaugh on ER and former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on The West Wing, died this week at his home in Seattle. He was 75.
DOGGO nails the long shot.
A CAPYBARA, riding a tortoise.
ROUND AND ROUND, what goes around comes around...