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Sweet Apple, Feist, The Shins, Gregg Allman, Monster Croc   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



SWEET APPLE brings MARK LANEGAN & ROBERT POLLARD alongside for "“World I’m Gonna Leave You.”

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

THE SHINS' James Mercer played a Tiny Desk Concert.

JONI MITCHELL: Aquarium Drunkard shares a post-Mingus mixtape.

GREGG ALLMAN: Hear the psothumous track "My Only True Friend."

CINDY WILSON of the B-52s shares "Mystic."



DANIEL JOHNSON announces a final tour, with some big names backing him.

ELISABETH FRASER & JOHN GRANT talk about the Cocteau Twins' 1988 classic Blue Bell Knoll.

U2's Adam Clayton and his wife welcomed a baby girl.

FINN'S MOTEL picks his five favorite Cheap Trick concerts (5, 4, 3, 2, 1).


ANGELINA JOLIE talks to Vanity Fair about her divorce from Brad Pitt and her Bell's Palsy diagnosis.

KIM KARDASHIAN's surrogate is three months pregnant.

KATE HUDSON shaved her head for her latest film.

TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 will star Moonlight's Mahershala Ali.

HENRY CAVILL brushed together a somewhat tongue-in-cheek message after a controversy over his ‘stache left some fans bristling.

ROBERT PATTINSON revealed that he was nearly fired from the Twilight movies.

DEADWOOD: HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys told reporters Wednesday that he was impressed by the script delivered a few months ago by series creator David Milch.

CONFEDERATE: HBO programming president Casey Bloys also used his time in front of the press Wednesday to defend the premium cable network's decision to move forward with its controversial slave drama.

BATMAN movies, ranked by Vulture.

JUNE FORAY, the voice of The Bullwinkle Show’s Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame (and a zillion other voices), died Thursday. She was 99.


A MONSTER CROC swims downriver with a cow in its jaws.

THE TOP 25 CUTEST DOGS on Capitol Hill.

DEADLY KING COBRAS in potato chip cans.

WILD RABBITS surf on sheep to escape flooding in NZ.

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Waxahatchee, James Elkington, All Songs, Pere Ubu, 100 Rescue Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



SYLVAN ESSO shares a video version of "Die Young" featuring members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun.

WAXAHATCHEE, Live at Warsaw BK, July 15, 2017.

JAMES ELKINGTON covers three mid-to-late-60s Kinks songs for Aquarium Drunkard.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED previews the Newport Folk Festival.

PRISM TATS shares "Used To Be Cool."

ALVVAYS shares "Dreams Tonite."

PERE UBU shares "Monkey Bizness."



ARIEL PINK talks to Stereogum about Trump, Madonna and his new lo-fi LP.

ODE TO BILLIE JOE: Bobbie Gentry’s classic turns fifty years old.

THE 10 MOST UNDERRATED COMEBACK LPs of the Century (So far), according to Prefix.



DANIEL CRAIG will play James Bond in at least one more film, which will be released in November 2019, according to the NYT.

JUSTIN BIEBER pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he “rededicated his life to Christ.”

ROBERT PATTINSON & FKA TWIGS have been kind of engaged for two tears.

ANNE HATHAWAY may replace Amy Schumer in the Barbie movie.

T.J. MILLER knows you think he's crazy for leaving HBO's Silicon Valley, and he cares not in the least.

DAVID LEITCH talks about Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2.

WONDER WOMAN 2 is set for release on Dec. 13, 2019.


MORE THAN 100 DOGGOS, rescued from a fake sanctuary.

DEMON GOAT terriifes San Luis province in central Argentina. (It's more sad, really.)

A 920-LB MAKO SHARK: The largest ever caught in NJ.

THIS CANNIBALISTIC INVASIVE SPECIES could be headed to your dinner plate.

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Unbelievably Slow "News" Day. BUT...   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl




STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS cover Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows."

TURNING THE TABLES: NPR's list of The 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women (at least in part).

GARY WRIGHT will always be known as the "Dreamweaver," but add "Love is Alive" (with More Cowbell) and you have Twofer Tuesday.


JUSTICE LEAGUE is undergoing extensive reshoots, and the fact that its cast includes several of the most in-demand actors working in Hollywood today, is creating scheduling headaches that have prolonged the shooting. Not to mention the toll they have taken on Henry Cavill's facial hair.

BROOKLYN DECKER & ANDY RODDICK are expecting their second child.


THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent has attacked five people in NYC's Prospect Park — and the city Health Department is urging others who may have been bitten to head to the hospital.


...I hope there's more "news" tomorrow!

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Bon Iver & the Revolution, Foreigner, (Sandy) Alex G, Albin Lee Muldau, Tub Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BON IVER joined THE REVOLUTION on "Erotic City" at Rock The Garden.

FOREIGNER's classic lineup reunited for “Long, Long Way From Home,” “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Hot Blooded.”

(SANDY) ALEX G plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg for Pitchfork Live.

ALBIN LEE MULDAU plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE POLICE: "Next To You," an early Pate staple.

SCOTT WALKER talks to Jarvis Cocker about David Bowie, diving out of a car that flew off a cliff, etc. 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE's Avey Tare talks to PopMatters aboutspace and mystery in music.

PRIESTS talksed to Stereogum about playing festivals, politics, etc.

TOP OF THE POPS? What should music TV look like on the BBC in 2017?

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dunkirk tops the chart with 50.5MM, much better than last week's 35-40MMe stimates, which must have the WB breathing a sigh of relief.  It's likely to be as successfula s Nolan's Interstellar, especially in overseas markets, which means the Summer release gamble paid off.  Girls Trip placed with 30.4MM, which is great againsta 19MM budget, unusually good for a comedy this year.  Spider-Man: Homecoming shows with 22MM on a 50 percent dropand looks on track to profit worldwide. Its performance was bad news for War for the Planet of the Apes, which took the fourth slot with 20.44MM on a 64 percent slide.  And even worse for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the most expensive indie fim ever (209MM) that rounds out the Top Five with 17MM.  Ouch.  Granted, rights deals covered a lot of this risk, but Ouch.

BEN AFFLECK: Being phased out as Batman?  Affleck denies it. Jeffrey Dean Morgan could be a different Batman.

READY PLAYER ONE dropped a Comic-Con trailer.

THOR: RAGNAROK has a new Comic-Con trailer.

JUSTICE LEAGUE has a new Comic-Con trailer.

WESTWORLD dropped a Season 2 trailer at Comic-Con.

STRANGER THINGS dropped a Season 2 Trailer.

THE GIFTED, an X-Men Universe series, drops a trailer.

MICHELLE PFEIFFER joins Ant-Man and The Wasp.

O.J. SIMPSON has been moved to a special housing area in Lovelock Correctional Center to protect him from inmates possibly looking to harm him in order to make a name for themselves.

JOHNNY DEPP's expenses are further exposed in the amended lawsuit filed by former managers.

EDGAR WRIGHT discusses the music of Baby Driver.

SALVADOR DALI's mustache still survives, an exhumation revealed.

JOHN HEARD, best known as Peter McAllister in the Home Alone movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 71 in Palo Alto, Calif.

A RESCUE DOG enjoys a hot tub.

STUBBS THE CAT, the honorary feline mayor of the Alaska town of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20.

HONEY BEES saved by capitalism.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MINKS that cannot survive in the wild were "liberated" by people who supposedly care about animals.

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Lovin' Spoonful, Seratones, My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Cheetah Cubs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL! The obligatory "Summer in the City" because of course.  But let's do the other big hits: "Daydream," "Do You Believe in Magic," and "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice."  Also, the band gets some orchestral backing on "Darlin' Be Home Soon," which is lesser-known today, but which reached No. 15 on the Billboard charts in 1967.

ELVIS PRESLEY: Stream selected tracks from the three-disc A Boy From Tupelo.

SERATONES play the Mountain Stage. A little bit Nirvana, a little bit Big Brother & the Holding Company.

MY MORNING JACKET plays a full set at the Forest Hills Stadium.

RADIOHEAD played Tel Aviv.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features tracks from Josh Ritter, Ian Chang, Moses Sumney and more.

MICHAEL McDONALD shares "Find It In Your Heart."

WILD CHERRY: "Play That Funky Music." It's what they do.

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington has died by suicide, according to TMZ; he was 41.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK talks to Aquarium Drunkard about his career, living in Nashville, and his new self-titled album.

BILLY BRAGG talks skiffle on Fresh Air.

MITSKI does a Q & A with Stereogum.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Dunkirk, which is currently scoring 95 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is scoring 59 percent; and Girls Trip, scoring 86 percent.

DUNKIRK: Christopher Nolan's recreation of the historic and somehat miraculous evacuation of the Brititsh Expeditionary Force from France is a remarkably tense, "you are here" dramatic experience.  It is perhaps not as harrowing as the Normandy invasion sequence of Saving Private Ryan, but it's in the ballpark for the length of an entire film.  And given this, it may be that the riskiest thing about this movie -- aside from the decision to release a WWII movie in mid-Summer -- is that there is not terribly much in the way of character development.  There is, however, a fair amount of character revealing in the crucible of the event.  Nolan also manipulates time -- as he is wont to do -- ultimately bringing three different, seemingly simple timelines on different time scales together to portray its complexity. It's an impressive, austere film that is probably going to be more appreciated than enjoyed.

O.J. SIMPSON was granted parole and he'll be released from prison as early as October. 

STEVIE WONDER reportedly tied the knot over the weekend with fiancée Tomeeka Robyn Bracy.

CHARLIZE THERON is dating again.

DOCTOR DOOM may be getting his own movie.

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE has a red-band trailer online.

THE SNOWMAN has a trailer online.

THE SHAPE OF WAYER has a trailer online.

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING has a teaser online.

FIVE ADORABLE CHEETAH CUBS went public at the Monarto Zoo.

AN ALABAMA MAN shot an 820-lb wild hog in his front yard.

A PARROT as a witness for the murder prosecution.

A NINE-YEAR-OLD discovers a million-year-old fossil.

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