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Hoodoo Gurus, Antlers, King Khan, Candi Staton, Cutout Bin, Wind-Up Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with the HOODOO GURUS! Live circa 2012, mostly perfoming their fab debut LP, Stoneage Romeos. Your setlist includes: "(Let's All) Turn On", "I Want You Back", "Arthur", "Death Ship", "Dig It Up", "My Girl", "Zanzibar", "Leilani", "Tojo", "In the Echo Chamber", "I Was a Kamikaze Pilot", plus "Be My Guru" "Bittersweet," "Crackin' Up', "1000 Miles Away," Television Addict," and "Like Wow, Wipeout!"

THE ANTLERS stpped by KEXP to perform tracks from their latest release, Familiars.

FIRST AID KIT stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

KING KHAN & THE SHRINES stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

CANDI STATON stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set.

JEFF TWEEDY drops "Fake Fur Coat" ahead of Sukierae.

ADAM & THE ANTS: "Dog Eat Dog." Gonna look real good (yeah, right).

DOLLY PARTON talks to The Guardian about people - amateur and professional - singing her classics, being the toast of Glastonbury and who should play her in the biopic she's planning.

MOGWAI talk to The Quietus about the highs and lows of their near two decades of operation.

JACK WHITE has the look of a Cubs fan.

UNDERRATED POP LPs of the last 20 years.

CUTOUT BIN: From Matthew Sweet to Rhythm Heritage, from Sam and Dave to the Psychedelic Furs, from Gary Numan to gerry rafferty, plus the Jam, Beck, the Black Crowes, the Bangles and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Hercules, currently scoring 72 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Lucy, currently scoring 61 percent; and And So It Goes, scoring 15 percent. Wish I Was Here expands to 625 screens, scoring 39 percent.

ZOE SALDANA isn't just pregnant—she's pregnant with twins.

ROBIN THICKE is telling people in his camp his marriage to Paula Patton has collapsed.

CHARLIZE THERON is wearing a ring on her left hand.

KELSEY GRAMMER's  wife, Kayte Grammer, has given birth to their second child, a baby boy named Gabriel.

SHIA LeBEOUF is working out a plea deal in his Broadway meltdown last month.

SHARKNADO 2: The cast shares survival tips. Because Tara Reid thinks a sharknado could really happen.

50 SHADES OF GREY drops a trailer.

UKRAINE: The United States said Thursday it has proof that Russia is firing artillery into Ukraine.

NORWAY: The security police warned of a "credible" threat of a terrorist attack within the next few days against targets in Norway by people connected with Islamic extremists in Syria. The attack was reportedly planned in Europe. Security measures have been stepped up, and both the City Hall and the Royal Palace in Oslo were closed to tourists as a precaution.

ISRAEL: US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a two-stage plan to halt the fighting in the Gaza Strip that would first impose a weeklong truce starting Sunday, an official involved in the negotiations said on Friday. <font id="Zoom"> UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday voiced "outrage" at the placement of rockets in a school administered by the world organization in the Gaza Strip, calling it "unacceptable." <font id="Zoom">According to reports, those rockets were handed over to Gaza authorities, i.e., Hamas. <font id="Zoom">On Tuesday, UNRWA issued a similar statement after employees found a hidden cache of rockets, for the second time within a week, in one of its Gaza schools.

IRAQ: Lawmakers questioned State and Defense department officials over the US' policy in Iraq; they were told there is no military solution to Iraq's conflict but asked why Iraqi requests for US strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham camps since August 2013 were dismissed. A top State official said the US is now flying 50 sorties daily over Iraq, up from one per month in the past.

DOG? Or wind-up toy?

PYTHON vs ANTELOPE: Who you got?

A PITBULL and a CHIHUAHUA, living together...

ASIAN SUPER ANTS discovered in London.

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Chrissie Hynde, Tune-Yards, John Grant, Squirrel Bait, King Cobras   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JENNY LEWIS recruited Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson to be "Just One of the Guys."

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

TUNE-YARDS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

JOHN GRANT played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from The Rentals, Zammuto, Perfume Genius and more highlight the latest edition.

SQUIRREL BAIT (a forerunner to Slint, tho we didn't know it when I was spinning their record in Ames) plays "Sun God" in 1985. It may be the only live footage of he band.

T-BONE BURNETT talks to The Guardian about setting "lost" Bob Dylan lyrics to music.

INTERPOL guitarist Daniel Kessler discusses the making of the band's new album, festivals, playing live and tenth anniversaries at Drowned In Sound.

THE BESTRECORDS  of 2014 (So Far), according to the A.V. Club.

DURAN DURAN is suing their fan club.

RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES: Was their pregnancy unplanned and discovered after they broke up?

ZOE SALDANA is pregnant and expecting her first child with husband Marco Perego.

ALAN RUCK & MEREILLE ENOS welcomed their second child together.

ROBIN THICKE & PAULA PATTON are selling their house, so maybe reconciliation is headed off the table.

PEACHES GELDOF died of a heroin overdose, as many suspected.

ANTHONY HOPKINS & EVAN RACHEL WOOD are headed to Westworld on HBO.

UKRAINE: Two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets were shot down in an area of heavy fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, near where a Malaysia Airlines jet was blown out of the sky last week, killing 298 people and drawing international dismay.

FRANCE's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars. On Sunday, locals reported chats of "Gas the Jews" and "Kill the Jews", as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as "little Jerusalem".

ISRAEL: Despite a whirlwind round of diplomacy on Wednesday by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the political leader of Hamas rejected a cease-fire.

LIBYA: ollowing the killing of at least 14 people after Ansar al Sharia attacked a Saiqa Special Forces camp in Benghazi, the Saiqa commander called for reinforcements, urging the government as well as all Libyans to stand up against the "terrorist groups."

IRAQ: The Islamic State have told shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins. The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic State’s offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi government’s insistence that it could handle the threat, two top U.S. architects of Iraq policy said Wednesday.

FOUR KING COBRAS, protecting a baby.

THE WORLD'S LARGEST FLYING AQUATIC INSECT, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.

THE SWARM: The mayor of a community just outside Montreal died of anaphylactic shock Sunday after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.

A GOLDEN RETRIEVER is recovering after being rescued from an alligator attack in Melbourne Beach.

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Jimmy Webb, Raveonettes, Natalie Merchant, Guilty Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JIMMY WEBB joined a 23-piece version of the CBS Orchestra foran epic version of his "MacArthur Park," though he stuck to the keys and let Will Lee sing it.

THE RAVEONETTES surprise released Pe'ahi: You can stream it on Spotify while Sune Rose Wagner talks to Drowned In Sound about it.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT played a full set at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival.

NATALIE MERCHANT stopped by WFUV Live for mini-set and chat about life, love and of course, music.

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

DAVID BOWIE plays "Young Americans" for Cavett, looking and sounding too much acquainted with the Thin White Duke.

WILL PLAYLISTS kill the album, or encourage it?

JESSE WARE talks to The 405 about Tough Love.

MERGE's TOP 25 RELEASES, according to PopMatters.

GEORGE HARRISON's memorial tree was killed by beetles.

LOW covers Springsteen's "I'm On Fire."

JUSTIN BIEBER's  trail of liquor and litter at his Beverly Hills condo has set his neighbors off; the police have raised the idea of a citizens' arrest.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN told his former accountant that he "did not want his children to be considered 'trust fund' kids," and therefore left the entirety of his reported 35 million dollar estate to his partner Mimi O'Donnell.

EMMA STONE & COLIN FIRTH, co-stars of Woody Allen's 44th feature, Magic in the Moonlight, discuss ghosts, skinny-dipping, and that time Stone live-texted Bridget Jones to Firth.

LUCY LAWLESS joins the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MANIMAL: The cult 1980s TV show is headed to the big screen.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES have a new teaser trailer online.

ISRAEL: American air carriers suspended flights from the United Stated to Israel "for a period of up to 24 hours" after the FAA issued a warning in response to a rocket strike near Tel Aviv's main airport, officials said. As the conflict entered its third week and the death toll on both sides climbed, the U.S. pressed Hamas to accept an Egyptian cease-fire proposal. But militants in the Palestinian territory showed no sign of letting up on rocket fire.

UKRAINE:  The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. Russia has shown no sign of backing off its shipments of arms to separatists in Ukraine despite these allegations.

TURKEY: The deputy of the opposition CHP party showed news media yesterday copies of official records confirming that Syria-bound trucks stopped in January by unwitting local authorities in Adana were carrying rockets that Turkish intelligence was supplying to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.

IRAQ: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is losing political support for his bid for a third term from core backers, including the country's Shiite religious establishment and ally Iran, say Iraqi officials. Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.  In Mosul, the Islamic State ordered Christians out, robbed them at checkpoints, and then reportedly set fire to a 1800-year-old church.

A GUILTY DOG atones for stealing a baby's toy.

A RED KING CRAB...but blue.

DEADLY GIANT HORNETS are rumored to have landed in the UK.

SNAKES in a Playground.

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Sharon Van Etten, Josh Ritter, Fresh & Onlys, Spoon, Yoga Pets   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

MARK LANEGAN's video for "Sad Lover" is pretty driving.

SHARON VAN ETTEN stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. 

JOSH RITTER played a full set at the Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival.

THE FRESH & ONLYS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

SUNO DEKO streams the Thrown Color EP.

SPOON drops "Inside Out" ahead of They Want My Soul.

WEEZER goes "Back to the Shack" ahead of Everything Will Be Alright In The End.

THE TUBES: "She's A Beauty" and "Talk To Ya Later" are your Twofer Tuesday.

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL: Did Jeff Mangum really talk to Phawker?

HALL & OATES talk to The Guardian about their long career.

DEV HYNES is profiled by Sasha Frere-Jones at The New Yorker.

OVERLOOKED ALBUMS of 2014 (So Far), according to Pitchfork.

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR tops the Forbes list of Top Earning Actors. Again.

JONAH HILL officiated at Adam Levine's wedding.

VAMPIRE CANOODLING? Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder and Twilight's Nikki Reed are officially dating.

JUSTIN BIEBER is testing his probation with loud parties.

KANYE WEST tells GQ he's a porcupine and a blowfish.

FARRAH FRANKLIN, a fmr Destiny's Child singer, was arrested for disorderly conduct after waking up on someone's front lawn.

JUSTIN THEROUX talks about The Leftovers at Elle.

RUSSIA presented a combination of conciliation and bluster on Monday over its handling of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet, with President Vladimir V. Putin seemingly probing for a way out of the crisis without appearing to compromise with the West.

ISRAEL:  The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary" - raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.

SYRIA: The Islamic State beheaded a man in Raqqah; blew up some houses in Deir Izzour; clashed with the Islamic Front and rebels in Damascus; battled regime special forces around the Sha'er gas field in Homs, where some 60 soldiers were killed; and fought against the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo, where the IS is massing reinforcements for attacks on Ayn al Arab.

IRAN has moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal reached with six world powers last year, according to a monthly update by the U.N. nuclear watchdog obtained by Reuters on Sunday.

IRAQ: The Islamic State now controls or threatens key facilities on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, generating fears that the Al-Qaeda splinter group could turn off the taps to the Shiite south of Iraq, sparking a massive humanitarian crisis.

PETS INTERRUPTING YOGA: Let's go to the video.

THE MAYFLY HATCH along the Mississippi River was big enough to be seen by Doppler radar.

A CANADIAN BEAR tries to eat a Danish...tourist.

A COW charged cyclists at a charity event.


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Tom Petty, Jenny Lewis, Wildest Dreams, Bear In Heaven, Beagle   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE POLYPHONIC SPREE returns with a video for "Hold Yourself Up."

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS advance stream Hypnotic Eye.

JENNY LEWIS advance streams The Voyager.

WILDEST DREAMS advance streams Wildest Dreams.

BEAR IN HEAVEN advance streams Time Is Over One Day Old.

EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

JENNY LEWIS tells All Things Cosidered how The Voyager got her through one of the most difficult periods of her life.

GAME THEORY is getting a reissue campaign this Autmn.

BLONDIE's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein have paid tribute to the late Tommy Ramone.

HUSKER DU: Zen Arcade turns 30; The Current pays tribute. Get Off My Lawn.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes repeats atop the chart with 36 million, crossing the 100 million mark (domestic) on a 50 percent drop that ain't bad for this soft cinema summer. The Purge: Anarchy places with 28.4 million; thats' less than the original did...but with better reviews and word-of-mouth than the original, this one still might make more by the end of its run.  Planes: Fire & Rescue shows with 18 million; this one also opened to less than its predecessor, but the budget was controlled enough that the kids' merch will more than compensate. Sex Tape took the fourt slot with 15 million dollars, underperforming already low expectations. Transformers: Age of Extinction rounds out the Top 5 with another 10 million, and 886 million worldwide.

JAMES GARNER, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files,” was found dead in his California home on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Police said. He was 86.

ADAM LEVINE married Behati Prinsloo in a tent at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico on Saturday.

DWAYNE WADE & GABRIELLE UNION have banned phones and photography from their upcoming wedding.

LINDSAY LOHAN gets a comeback award(?)


CASEY KASEM's remains have been moved from a Washington state funeral home, against the wishes of three of his adult children, a spokesman for the siblings said on Friday.

UKRAINE: The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal both report Washington now believes the SA-11 anti-aircraft missile used in the attack on MH17 was just one of the powerful weapons Moscow supplied pro-Russian militants in Ukraine with in recent weeks.

ISRAEL: The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.

SYRIA: The Islamic State clashed with regime forces near the Sha'er gas field in Homs; bombarded regime-held areas near Al Mab'oje in Hama; clashed with regime forces by Kweris airport, and killed five Islamic Front fighters in a suicide bombing in Aleppo; battled the Islamic Front outside Yilda in Reef Dimashq; stoned two women to death for alleged adultery in Raqqah; and clashed with regime forces in Deir Izzour, where the IS was joined by some Islamic Front fighters. The Islamic State is now said to control 35 percent of Syria's territory, including over 98 percent of oil-rich Deir Izzour.

IRAN: The US agreed with other world powers and Iran to a four-month extension of the deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but said it will continue to enforce remaining sanctions.

IRAQ: Twenty-seven people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. In one attack, a suicide bomber killed nine people at a checkpoint. The Islamic State reportedly overran Camp Speicher outside of Tikrit.

AN ACCIDENT reunited a lost beagle with his owner, eight weeks later.

SHARK WEEK: Big ratings, based on lies

A PET TURTLE was captured after three weeks on the lam.


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