THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
....wtih THE PRETENDERS! Circa 1981, via one of Pate's two fab drummers, Jon Hahn. Your setlist includes "The Wait," "The Adultress," "Message of Love/Louie Louie," "Talk of the Town," "English Roses," "Birds of Paradise," "Kid," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Day After Day," "Jealous Dogs, " Up the Neck," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Precious," and "Brass In Pocket/MysteryAchievement."
RICHARD THOMPSON, Live at The Loft at City Winery.
JEREMY IVEY plays World Cafe.
BROWNOUT plays a Tiny Desk Concert.
MARGO PRICE shares "Stone Me."
TROGGS: "With a Girl Like You," live.
DESTROYER: Dan Bejar on Weaving Nightmares at His Kitchen Table.
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: Robbie Robertson And The Band has a trailer online.
GREEN DAY announced that they will donate royalties from their latest track to sexual assault charities, after it sampled a Joan Jett track that was originally written by Gary Glitter.
STEREOGUM bought itself back, while SPIN is sold to a new owner.
STEVE MARTIN CARO, a founding member of the ’60s baroque pop band the Left Banke, has died from heart disease. He was 71 years old.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Bad Boys For Life, which is currently scoring 75 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Dolittle, which is scoring 16 percent; and Weathering With You, scoring 95 percent.
MEGXIT: Prince Harry may have made his last public appearance as a Royal.
GIGI HADID was officially dismissed Thursday as a prospective juror in disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sex abuse trial.
STAR WARS: Taika Waititi, the filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok, has been approached to develop a movie in the galaxy.
THE MANDALORIAN is often John Wayne’s grandson.
FRIENDS: The One Where Everyone Wants To Get Paid.
JOHN WICK spin-off series The Continental is still in the works, but won't air until after the fourth movies.
WATCHMEN won't have a second season on HBO, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn't interested in doing it.
ROCKY JOHNSON, — who paved the way for son Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — has passed away at the age of 75.
CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN, the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of "The Lord of the Rings," has died. A guardian of his father's legacy, Christopher Tolkien edited posthumous works like “The Silmarillion" and created the map of Middle-earth. He was 95.
WAKING A SLEEPING RABBIT by surrounding him with dill.
BAKOOKA, a 35-pound cat, begins an epic weight loss journey.
DOGS, making like an old-school musical.