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White Denim, Golden Daze, PWR BTTM, John Cale, Dolphin Surfer   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ANDREW BIRD drops a video for the funky-for-him "Capsized."

WHITE DENIM stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

PWR BTTOM played a Tiny Desk Concert.

GOLDEN DAZE played a mini-set for Aquarium Drunkard.

JOHN CALE performed songs from The Velvet Underground & Nico and White Light/White Heat, with Animal Collective, The Libertines, Mark Lanegan and more.

RONNIE SPECTOR drops "I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls" ahead of English Heart.

THEM: "Baby, Please Don't Go" and a fully live take on "Gloria" for Twofer Tuesday.

CAROL KAYE take GENE SIMMONS to bass school.

LUSH frontwomen Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi talk to Stereogum about the band’s great early days as well as their comeback.

BLACK SABBATH: Aquarium Drunkard looks at the expanded reissues of the band's early LPs.

FRANKIE COSMOS: Pop Miniaturist.

ERIK BAUERSFELD, who memorably voiced the Rebellion's Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has died. He was 93.

BEYONCE: Elle has a an excerpt of her cover story online.


KESHA's legal battle with Dr. Luke appears to be far from over.

AMBER RAYNE, an adult film actress who accused colleague James Deen of sexual assault, was found dead of what the coroner called "a possible accident, a possible overdose" over the weekend.

BELGIUM: At least 22 radical Islamists from Europe linked to the terror network behind the Brussels and Paris attacks are suspected to be still at large.

LIBYA could replace Syria and Iraq as the main Islamic State hub.

SYRIA's partial cease-fire is unraveling, as fierce clashes between government forces and opposition fighters, including members of al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front, erupted Saturday outside the city of Aleppo.

A DOLPHIN joins a surfer south of Austrailia.

A CHIHUAHUA hurtled across Northern California’s busy Bay Bridge early Sunday, scampering across lanes and weaving through brunch-goers as it tried to make its way to San Francisco on the bridge’s westbound side.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent attempting a home invasion was foiled by a glass door.

AN ALIEN FISH had a lot of people scratching their heads after it was caught in Mexico.

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Thunderclap Newman RIP, Iggy Pop, Tedeschi Trucks, Bowie Tribute, Dog+Duckling   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 04, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ANDY "THUNDERCLAP" NEWMAN has died at age 73. The Guardian has an obit and "Something In the Air."

IGGY POP stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

THE TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

HAYES CARLL atreams Lovers and Leavers.

DAVID BOWIE got tributes from (among others) Michael Stipe, Pixies, Debbie Harry, J Masics & Sean Lennon, and The Flaming Lips (with Wayne Coyne riding Chewbacca) at Carnegie Hall.

CHRISTOPER WALKEN turned 73 a few days ago, so of course one's mind goes to Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice."

GUNS N' ROSES warmed up for their reunion tour at the legendary Troubadour.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY talks to All Songs Considered about The Wilderness.

PJ HARVEY is profiled by The Guardian.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Batman v Superman repeated atop the chart with 52.4MM, but that's off a steep 72 percent from its opening. Word-of-mouth is apparently not as good as DC and WB hoped. Given the continuing pricey marketing campaign and similar drops overseas, the picture looks like it could be in some trouble.  Not in trouble is Zootopia, which placed with 20MM, which ranks among some of history's biggest grossers in remaining at 20MM+ for five weekends.  It still is unlikely to be as leggy as Frozen, but may come within the ballpark. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 showed with 11.1MM, off an expected 38 percent; next weekend will tell the full tale of whether it fades like a sequel. God's Not Dead 2 took the fourth slot with 8.1MM; it's trailing the original by about a million, but (like MBFGW2) it remains to be seen whether this one will have the original's legs.  Miracles From Heaven rounded out the Top Five with 7.6MM on a 22 percent drop, which is quite good consdiering the competition for God's Not Dead 2.  Below the fold, Eye in the Sky expanded wide, rose into ninth place, and took in 4MM; afaik, it's your last look at the great Alan Rickman.


AMANDA BYNES is turning 30 healthier than ever.

SEAN YOUNG talks to the Hollywood Reporter, and it's very Sean Young.

DOCTOR STRANGE was spotted on the streets of NYC, as was Baron Mordo.

BILL MURRAY & NEIL SETHI croon a bit of "The Bare Necessities" while promoting The Jungle Book on Kimmel.

BOKO HARAM seized hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria in late 2014 but initial calls to report the kidnapping were ignored with locals fearful of the government's response.

TURKEY is reportedly shooting refugees and illegally sending refugees back to Syria.

EGYPT's Efforts To Reject Sharia Could Spark Rebellion.

A RESCUE DOG & DUCKLINGS, living together... mass hysteria

EXTINCT CAVE LIONS are next new candidates for Jurassic Park scientists.

A RACCOON ON THE LAM was caught on camera in woodland near Garve in the Scottish Highlands.

DOES YOUR CAT need armor? You've come to the right place.

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YFFs, Ben Watt, Brass Bed, John Carpenter, Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 01, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with the YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS! Live at Cicero's in St. Louis, On November 23rd,1985, so this is Chuck Carroll-era YFFs.  Selections include: "Gus Theme," "White Bird," "If I Had A Hammer," "Power Mowers' Theme," "Where Is Groovy Town?", "Sharing Patrol," "Topsy Turvy," "Young Fresh Fellows Theme," "Hang On Sloopy," "All Messed Up," "Big House/ Love Boat Theme medley" "Mr. Salamander's Review," "Down By The Pharmacy," "Close to You/ Someone I Care About," "Aurora Bridge," "How Much About Last Night Do You Remember?" "This Little Mystery," "Searchin' USA," "Fair Exchange," and "My Friend Ringo."

BEN WATT (Everything But the Girl) is advance streaming his new solo album Fever Dream.

BRASS BED advance streams In the Yellow Leaf.

JOHN CARPENTER (yes, that one) advance streams Lost Themes II.

MOONFACE and SIINAI drop “Risto’s Riff" ahead of My Best Human Face.

THE SMALL FACES play "Itchycoo Park," their only US charter.

CHEAP TRICK's Rick Nielsen talks to Aquarium Drunkard about the band's new record, playing with John Lennon, and recording with the late George Martin.

THE BESNARD LAKES deny being witches and warlocks, as you would expect.

LAURIE ANDERSON talks to The Guardian about curating the Brighton festival, Lou Reed, her new film and what her pet terrier taught her about growing old.


NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks, neither of which was widely screened for critics. I Saw the Light expands near-wide, scoring 13 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.  Everybody Wants Some!! opens on 19 screens, scoring 98 percent.

BEN AFFLECK has written his own Batman script. And I might trrust him more than Zack Snyder now.

SUICIDE SQUAD is rumored to be undergoing reshoots to lighten it up so it's not as dark as BvS.

ROBIN WRIGHT  is in final negotiations to join Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in Alcon's Blade Runner sequel.

CHRIS HEMSWORTH talks women in film, from The Huntsman: Winter's War to the Ghostbusters reboot.

WILLIAM SHATNER is being sued for 170MM by a Florida-based radio host who claims that the Star Trek actor is his father.

NASCAR driver/owner Derek White turned himself into authorities Wednesday and faces seven charges in connection to the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history.

RONNIE CORBETT, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies, has died aged 85.  Corbett started his TV comedy career on David Frost's satirical comedy the Frost Report in 1960, which meant that his career tended to cross paths with the future members of Monty Python, who wrote (and in the case of John Cleese, performed) on the show.

COLD WAR REDUX? As tensions continue to escalate between Russia and the West, the Pentagon has announced plans to deploy U.S. troops, armed with modern equipment and heavy artillery, full time along NATO’s eastern borders.

HE'S GOT THIS... or does he?

A BABY FOX is being cared for by the Scottish SPCA animal charity after becoming separated from its mother.

AN ENDANGERED PANTHER visits a Florida porch.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT:  Exterminators were mistaken for gunmen, resulting in the locdown of a school, after a clever phone call from militant rodents in Arkansas.

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UMO, Frankie Cosmos, Smile, Mo Troper, Dandy Warhols, Gorilla   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MICHAEL STIPE covers David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" for Fallon.

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA plays unplugged at World Cafe.

FRANKIE COSMOS advance streams Next Thing.

SMILE advance streams Rhythm Method.

MO TROPER unleashes power-pop "After The Movies."

THE DANDY WARHOLS drop “Catcher in the Rye" ahead of Distortland.

BRIAN ENO dropped "The Ship," the 21-minute title track to his upcoming LP.

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: "I Think We're Alone Now," at the Village Square. No, really.

AXL ROSE joining...AC/DC?

WILCO's A.M. turned 20 this week.

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY talks to Stereogum about writing shorter songs for shorter attention spans, and how Friday Night Lights changed everything.

WOLF ALICE was profiled at length Under the Radar.

IGGY AZALEA thanked D'Angelo Russell for secretly recording L.A. Lakers teammate --and Azalea fiancee-- Nick Young talking about women other than her. The Lakers' locker room has a different opinion.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN wants LAMAR ODOM to head to rehab.

SELENA GOMEZ & CHARLIE PUTH are or are not an item.

MARGOT ROBBIE punched ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRDduring a love scene for Legend of Tarzan.

MARTIN SHEEN will executive produce Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent, a new true-crime docuseries that will attempt to show that Simpson is innocent.

IRAQ's state television called today the "final deadline" for Prime Minister Abadi, who said more than six weeks ago that he would replace ministers with technocrats unaffiliated with political parties.

A GORILLA attempts an attack at a zoo.

FERAL PIGS have been wandering around in a Florida neighborhood and residents are concerned for their yards and their safety.

KITTEN CUDDLERS Needed in Miami.

BEES headbutt each other to warn of danger, primarily the danger of head trauma.

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Teen Suicide, Anthony Hamilton, All Songs, Neko Case, Walrus   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS drops a video for "Ablaze."

TEEN SUICIDE advance streams It’s The Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir The Honeypot.

ANTHONY HAMILTON (and the Hamiltones) play a Tiny Desk Concert.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: New tracks from Wire, Parquet Courts, Explosions in the Sky, and more feature in the latest edition.

NEKO CASE, k.d. lang, and LAURA VEIRS reveal their “Best Kept Secret."

MARK KOZELEK, with Will Oldham and Mimi parker, covers  Waylon Jennings’ “Amanda" ahead of Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites.

SNIFF 'N THE TEARS: "Driver's Seat," from the Boogie Nights soundtrack and Craig O'Neill's vault

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN danced to "Ramrod" with hsi 90-year-old Mom at MSG. Aw.

BOB MOULD: An Essential Guide. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

THE SOUND makes The Guardian's list of Cult Heroes.

PUDDLE OF MUDD abandoned their frontman onstage.

PATTY DUKE, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and starred as two cousins on her own sitcom, died Tuesday. She was 69. BTW, she was also the bomb in Valley of the Dolls.

JAMES NOBLE, the actor best known for his role as the absent-minded governor on the hit 1980s sitcom Benson, died on Monday at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. He was 94.

ELTON JOHN denied claims that he sexually harassed his former bodyguard.

CHARLIZE THERON talks to WSJ Magazine about motherhood (for the second time), making peace with her past (relationship with Sean Penn and otherwise) and finding personal strength in fear and weakness.

DAISEY RIDLEY: Audition footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS returns as the Colt .45 spokesman.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP, director Whit Stillman's take on Jane Austen, has a trailer online.

ISIS might have pulled off a string of terrorist attacks across Europe in recent months, but on its home turf in Iraq and Syria it has suffered one setback after another.

A WALRUS learns to vocalize, including whistling. Goo goo goo joob.

A BABY GIRAFFE debuts at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

A GOAT hanging by its horns from a power line was rescued in Greece.

YELLOWSTONE BISON are not down with the selfies.

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