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Busy work and slow "news," but a few Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME has a trailer online.

CAROL CHANNING, whose incandescent performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! made her a Broadway legend, died early Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 97.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman.

RHIANNA filed a lawsuit claiming her dad is exploiting her name to try and get rich.

JUSTIN BIEBER & HAILEY BALDWIN will wed in February.

ADAM DRIVER discusses BlacKkKlansman, why he doesn’t want to direct, and the “one piece of information” he’s had all along about where Star Wars is going.

BOB COSTAS and NBC have quietly broken up.

BILL MURRAY & SOFIA COPPOLA are reuiniting for a movie.

NBCU's long-gestating plan to launch a streaming service is starting to take shape.

NETFLIX is hiking its monthly fee.

More tomorrow, probably.

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Broken Social Scene, Christine & the Queers, Steve Gunn, Cats and a Coyote   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GUIDED BY VOICES: Technically, the clip for "Auditorium" and "Motor Away" is Twofer Tuesday, but since it runs just about 3 minutes, I'll toss in "My Valuable Hunting Knife" as a bonus.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE debuts two songs in a mini-set on The Strombo Show. Also a Feist cameo.

CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS visit KEXP for a mini-set.

STEVE GUNN covers the Misfits and Michael Chapman for a Langiappe Session.

H.C. McENTIRE covers Led Zeppelin's "Houses Of The Holy."


THE KILLERS share a video for "Land of the Free," directed by Spike Lee.

NICK CAVE playlists 10 songs "that stand apart from the rest of the music."

DEERHUNTER: Bradford Cox ranks the band's catalog at Noisey.

SHARON VAN ETTEN's 10 Best, according to Paste.

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL will continue as a website and radio show, but not as a magazine.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Neil Diamond's cheesed-out drinking song "Cracklin' Rosie."



MEGHAN MARKLE revealed the royal due date.

JOHN LASSETER was grilled for over an hour and a half on Monday by concerned Skydance Animation staffers who wanted to know more details about the allegations of sexual harassment that cost him his job at Disney.

LADY GAGA bolted the Critics’ Choice awards to rush to her dying horse.

AWARDS SHOW WARS: SAG-AFTRA claims the Academy is pressuring its members to be exclusive presenters.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE will shoot the next two installments of the franchise back-to-back with Christopher McQuarrie writing and directing.

WEST SIDE STORY: Steven Spielberg asssembles his young cast.

STAR TREK: Michelle Yeoh may star in a standalone spinoff series.

CONAN O' BRIEN talks about what to expect from his retooled show.


A CAT, lost in the supermarket.

A COYOTE was found inside a bathroom at Music City Center in Nashville.

THREE RARE LYNXES, hanging out on a Colorado deck.

BIOLOGISTS are tracking mountain lions to learn how long the babies depend on their mothers—and how hunting laws can be adapted to protect them.

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J Mascis, Pedro the Lion, Long Ryders, Meat Puppets, Ryan Adams, Doggo   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LIZ PHAIR: "Jealousy." It sneers like she does.

J MASCIS stops by the World Cafe.

PEDRO THE LION plays a Microshow at 7th St Entry.

THE LONG RYDERS share their first new song in 30 years, "Greenville."

THE MEAT PUPPETS share "Nine Pins."

RYAN ADAMS shares "“Doylestown Girl" and "Manchester."

RADIOHEAD share the rarity "Ill WInd."


BEIRUT shares a video for "Landslide."

THE WHO, or "The Who," are planning another album and tour.

WOODSTOCK is "coming back" this summer.

JULIEN BAKER has an essay paying tribute to Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, who died by suicide earlier in 2018.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Diana Ross' chiffon take on "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Upside tops the chart with 19.6MM in the first upset of 2019. Purchesd from the wreckage of the Weinstein Co, STX looks to break even at a minimum against a 38MM budget. The King of Atlantis is dethroned as Aquaman places with 17.3MM on a 44 percent drop; it crosses the Billion Dollar mark, the first DCEU flick to manage it. A Dog's Way Home shows with 11.3M, which is fine against an 18MM budget. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse crawls up into the fourth slot with another 9MM on a mere 31 percent drop, raising the odds of a sequel. Escape Room rounds out the Top Five with 8.9MM and a 32MM domestic total against a 9MM budget, which is all good.

GAME OF THROVES: Season 8 Teaser Trailer.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME may get previewed by a dying fan.

JANEANE GAROFOLO wants people to "leave Louis C.K. alone."

BRIE LARSON and her fiancé, actor and musician Alex Greenwald, have broken off their engagement.

EDDIE MURPHY will star in Coming to America 2.

DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON denied an apparently fabricated interview.

TOM HARDY and his wife named their baby Forrest. Run!

MEGYN KELLY split from NBC with her full contract payout.

JO ANDRES, Steve Buscemi's wife, passed away at 65.


"MUST... PROTECT... HOOMAN... from the bright hot light!"

TUNA sells for a record 3MM in auction at Tokyo's new fish market.

THE CINCINNATI ZOO named its adorable new penguin chicks Pierogi and Toast.

GEOrGE THE SNAIL, Believed to Be the Last of His Species, Dies at 14 in Hawaii.

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REM, Pedro the Lion, Liz Brasher, Toro y Moi, Surf Dolphins   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


... with R.E.M.!  Live in Germany circa 1985, more complete than what has previously turned up on the Tube. Songs include "Feeling Gravity's Pull," "Harbourcoat," "Sitting Still," "Maps & Legends," "Fall On Me," "Green Grow The Rushes," "Driver 8," "Hyena," "So. Central Rain," CCR's "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," "Can't Get There From Here," Roger Miller's "King Of The Road," "Seven Chinese Bros.," "Auctioneer," "Old Man Kinsey," "Little America," "Pretty Persuasion, " "Theme From Two Steps Onward," Aerosmith's "Toys In The Attic," and Television's "See No Evil." Plus, previously unlinked here: "Second Guessing," "Ghost Riders In The Sky," "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville," "We Walk/ Behind Closed Doors" and "Paint It Black."

PEDRO THE LION advance streams Phoenix.

LIZ BRASHER advance streams Painted Image.

TORO Y MOI advance streams Outer Peace

MERCURY REV & NORAH JONES cover Bobbie Gentry's "Okolona River Bottom Band."

NATALIE PRASS covers Prefab Sprout's "Wild Horses."

BAY CITY ROLLERS: The immortal genius of "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y... NIGHT!

ACE OF CUPS shared the same San Francisco stages as Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, but never made an album – until now.

SHARON VAN ETTEN: "The more I let go, the more I progress as a human being."

HOWELL BEGLE, a Washington lawyer who found a second career crusading on behalf of underpaid black R & B stars of the 1950s and ’60s, leading to industrywide royalty reform and the creation of the charitable Rhythm & Blues Foundation, died on Dec. 30 at a hospital in Lebanon, N.H. He was 74.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Edwin Starr's raw political funk anthem "War."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include A Dog’s Way Home, which is currently scoring 71 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Upside, which is currently scoring 31 percent; and Replicas, which was not advance screened. Expanding wide are If Beale Street Could Talk, scoring 95 percent; and On the Basis of Sex, scoring 71 percent.

JEFF BEZOS reportedly used Lin-Manuel Miranda to spend time with Lauren Sanchez. He had no prenup.

MARVEL president Kevin Feige says “hundreds” of superheroes could enter the MCU following the Disney-Fox merger.


MARTIN SCORSESE & BOB DYLAN are reuiniting for a film about the Rolling Thunder tour.

REESE WITHERSPOON is profiled by Vogue.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON: Hollywood's Most Bankable Star.

GREEN BOOK director Peter Farrelly used to flash people as a joke. He did co-direct There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, and Kingpin, so this is my shocked face.

DRONE FOOTAGE of a pod of dolphins swimming alongside a surfer off the Southern California coast.

AN EGRET, surfing on a gator.

MORE THAN 100 PRAYING MANTISES sneak in via Christmas tree.

HEY, IS THAT A BUNCH OF KITTENS in your pants, or... oh.

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Kurt Vile, The Suffers, Hiffamoose, Lana Del Rey, Ex Hex, Doggo   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES: "Tears of a Clown." Originally released in 1967, but it didn't become a hit until 1970. Sometimes, a hit takes time.

KURT VILE plays and chats up FUV Live.

THE SUFFERS stopped by WFUV's Studio A.

HUFFAMOOSE stops by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

LANA DEL REY shares “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it.

EX HEX shares "Cosmic Cave."

DEERHUNTER shares "Plains."


LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS shares a video for "It Rains Love."

STEVE EARLE talks to All Songs Considered about one of his heroes, Guy Clark.

BOB MOULD is quizzed on his past by NME.

RYAN ADAMS is planning another 3-LP year, starting with Big Colors and Wednesday.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Bread's soft-rock sex song "Make It With You."


JOHN LASSETER, who left Disney under a MeToo cloud, has been hired to run Skydance Animation. Time's Up is unhappy.

R. KELLY is being investigated again in Chicago.

THE OSCARS plans to go without a host.

JEFF BEZOS: Amazon's CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, are getting a divorce after 25 years of marriage, after getting caught cheating with TV host Lauren Sanchez.

KATE MARA & JAMIE BELL are expecting a child.

JENNIFER LOPEZ is profiled by Harper's Bazaar.

STAN LEE is getting a a public appreciation of his life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre, courtesy of Kevin Smith.

STAR TREK 4 has been shelved, news buried in a story about the Game of Thrones prequel.

DUNE: Stellan Skarsgard is to play Baron Harkonnenin the remake.


IM NOT ANGRY WITH YOU SUSAN, I'm just disappointed.

A DOG shoots an ex-LSU lineman on a hunting trip.

A MOOSE wanders into a hospital for a snack.

DELTA's CEO says travelers’ reliance on emotional support animals is “out of control” — but that he doesn’t blame millennials for the boom in in-flight pets.

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