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Joe Jackson, Beach Slang, Sports, Trey Anastasio, Love, Ratcopter   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


...with JOE JACKSON! Live in Tokyo on1986, for the Big World tour. Your set list: One More Time, Wild West, Right & Wrong, You Can't Get What You Want (Til You Know What You Want), (It's a) Big World, Hometown, On Your Radio, Shanghai Sky, Fifty Dollar Love Affair, Cancer/Be My Number Two/Breaking Us in Two, Steppin' Out, Survival, Soul Kiss, It's Different for Girls, The Jet Set, Monday Papers, Tonight and Forever, Jumpin' Jive Medley: Jack You're Dead/What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)/Jumpin' Jive, I'm the Man, and Man in the Street.

BEACH SLANG advance streams The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us.

SPORTS advance streams All Of Something, a 20-minute album.

TREY ANASTASIO advance streams Paper Wheels.

GUN OUTFIT streams Dream All Over: "Like if the Meat Puppets were channeling On the Beach more than Crazy Horse."

WOLF EYES advance streams I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces.

MODERN BASEBALL streams their new six-song EP, MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast featuring Modern Baseball.

GRUPO FANTASMAS advance streams Problemas.

HALLOWEEN MIXTAPES, courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard and AltLatino.

LOVE: The Halloween pastiche "Graveyard Hop" surfaces ahead of the reissue of Reel to Real.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART covers James' "Laid" ahead of their Hell EP.

SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE (ft Stephen Malkmus) drops “Campus Swagger" ahead of Early Risers.

CLOUD CULT drops "No Hell" ahead of The Seeker.

ARCTIC MONKEYS' explosive debut single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor," which turns 10, revolutionized the way music was sold in the UK forever. I remember hearing it and thinking that someone finally built on The Jam and Buzzcocks properly.

RICHARD HAWLEY talks to The Guardian about hitting the big time, reindeer taking magic mushrooms and eating soup in a sloped shed.

MERCURY REV's Jonathan Donahue listed his favorite albums at The Quietus, including Hugo Largo's drum, which I think I still own on vinyl.

JOANNA NEWSOM received an in-depth profile from the dying Grantland.

THE 50 BEST NEW BANDS of 2015, according to Stereogum.

NOW SHOWING: Steve Jobs expands wide, scoring 85 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.  This weekend's wide releases include: The Last Witch Hunter, currently scoring 17 percent on the Tomatometer; Jem and the Holograms,currently scoring 19 percent; Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, scoring 20 percent; and Rock the Kasbah, scoring 8 percent.

LAMAR ODOM won KHLOE KARDASIAN back by convincing her he would never do drugs again after hitting rock bottom. Odom reportefly was snorting cocaine and popping mystery pills at Love Ranch before he fell into unconsciousness.

BILL MURRAY & JENNY LEWIS are reportedly not dating.

SIMON COWELL replaces HOWARD STERN on America's Got Talent.

BRALEY COOPER talks Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer. "All that stuff of her getting called and me saying no, no, no – that really happened."

TOM HARDY and his wife, Charlotte Riley, have welcomed their first child together.

QUENTIN TARANTINO, JOHNNY CASH, and the White Fantasy of the Black Outlaw

SYRIA: A Russian Defence Ministry official, Igor Konashenkov, on Thursday denied U.S. allegations that the Russian military had used cluster bombs in populated areas in Syria.

IRAN: The United States, Britain, France and Germany called for the UN Security Council's Iran sanctions committee to take action over a missile test by Tehran that they said violated a U.N. ban. The shocka, followed by the strongly worded note.

IRAQ: An American soldier was fatally wounded on Thursday as American and Kurdish commandos raided an Islamic State prison in northern Iraq after learning that the prisoners faced imminent mass execution, the Pentagon said. The commando became the first American soldier killed in action in Iraq since the withdrawal in 2011.


BEAVERS may save the world from industrial farming by changing the chemistry of the water.

A HUMPBACK WHALE visited the Jesrey Shore.

AN ENGLISH BULLDOG's first rain.

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Joanna Newsom, Petal, The Great Tyrant, Bob Dylan, RT, Kitten Rescue   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DAWES: "All Your Favorite Bands."

JOANNA NEWSOM is advance streaming Divers until Friday morning.

PETAL advance streams Shame.

THE GREAT TYRANT streams their "lost" sophomore LP, The Trouble With Being Born.

BOB DYLAN drops versions of “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and “Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence" ahead of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12.

SHEARWATER drops "Quiet Americans" ahead of Jet Plane and Oxbow.

YOUTH LAGOON covers The Sundays' "Here's Where the Story Ends."

RICHARD THOMPSON played “All Buttoned Up” and “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” for Conan.

TITUS ANDRONICUS: Patrick Stickles discusses The Most Lamentable Tragedy with Magnet.

MOGWAI's Stuart Braithwaite ranks the band's LPs at Noisey.

IRIS DeMENT talks to Fresh Air about the role of music in her life, particularly church music.

CORY WELLS, of the three lead singers of the enormously popular ’70s classic rock group Three Dog Night, has died. Wells passed away unexpectedly last night in Dunkirk, New York. He was 74.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN & LAMAR ODOM have jointly gone to court to dismiss their divorce case, because they want to stay husband and wife. My friend Rebecca remarked: "And who says hookers and blow can't save a marriage?"

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD talked about the Back to the Future films' legacy and about one thing the movies didn't predict—reboot culture and who'd play him if Back to the Future ever gets remade. The cast reunited for BTTF Day.

BILL MURRAY and... Jenny Lewis?

ZOOEY DESCHANEL named her daughter. I can't even.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS star Daisy Ridley freaked out in bed watching that trailer.

CRUEL INTENTIONS may be headed to NBC.

GILMORE GIRLS is returning...to Netflix.

IRAN's supreme leader has endorsed a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, but has warned the government to be vigilant, saying the United States “cannot be trusted,” in a letter published on his website.

SYRIA: Almost 80 percent of Russia's declared targets have been in areas not held by Islamic State, a Reuters analysis of Russian Defence Ministry data shows, undermining Moscow's assertions that its aim is to defeat the group.

A KITTEN, rescued in traffic by a female motorcyclist.

A COBRA has been cleared of killing Cleopatra.

AN ASSOCIATED PRESS Twitter account with more than 55K followers, inadvertently linked to a video of a cat in a pirate costume in lieu of a story about CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email account.

TWO MOOSE were shot in the Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Center in northern Norway.

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Taking a personal day...   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl...I should be back Thursday with the usual.

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Yo La Tengo, Blitzen Trapper, Albert Hammond Jr, Oh Pep!, Hamster   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BEST COAST drops a video for "In My Eyes" from atop Capitol Records.

YO LA TENGO, Live at King's Theater in Flatbush, October 10, 2015. Featuring originals and covers ranging from the Lovin' Spoonful to Devo to Antietam to Nick Lowe to the Left Banke (with Nick Lowe!) to Cat Stevens to the Minutemen to Gene Clark.

BLITZEN TRAPPER stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

ALBERT HAMMOND JR stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

OH PEP! palyed a Tiny Desk Concert.

RANK AND FILE: The seminal country-punk band formed by brothers Chip and Tony Kinman -- and including Alejandro Escovedo -- checks in with "Amanda Ruth" and their title song for Twofer Tuesday.

JOHN LYDON, a/k/a Johnny Rotten talks to The Guardian about childhood food memories, squatting with Sid vicious, and boating in California.

ELVIS COSTELLO talks to The Guardian about his autobiography: "The only reason to write about a life in showbusiness is to point out the absurdity of it all, because very little is consequential."

BLUR: damon Albarn talks to Fader about how the band's first US tour affected them.

JOANNA NEWSOM: Not a fan of Spotify, to put it mildly.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has its trailer online, after premiering on Monday Night Football.

EDDIE MURPHY, accepting the  Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, did his first onstage comedy in 28 years. And Bill Cosby was the subject.

LAMAR ODOM has had a large improvement in his prognosis, but likely faces months of physical and speech therapy.

JENNI "JWOWW" FARLEY's marriage seems to have coincided with her second pregnancy.

BEN AFFLECK's mom is helping him get thru his divorce from Jennifer Garner.

BLAKE SHELTON is suing In Touch magazine over a cover insinuating he checked into rehab after his split from Miranda Lambert.

TAYLOR SWIFT is on pace to make more than Jay Z, Diddy, and Drake combined this year.

SYRIA: Rebels battling the Syrian army and its allies near Aleppo said on Monday they had received new supplies of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from states opposed to President Bashar al-Assad since the start of a major government offensive last week.

AFGHANISTAN: U.S. military personnel rammed into the gate of a medical aid group's hospital last week to enter the grounds of the building hit in a U.S. air strike earlier this month, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

A HAMSTER enjoys a donut.

A VULTURE's head got lodged in a pig's behind.

A TROUBLED COCKATOO is on the lam in Brookline, Mass. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

A MAASIVE SNAKE in a....gas pump?

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Deerhunter, Beach House, Long Beard, Ryley Walker, Bear   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE NATIONAL unveiled a new song, "Roman Candle," at the Troubadour.

DEERHUNTER is streaming Fading Frontier via Spotify.

BEACH HOUSE is streaming Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second album of 2015.

LONG BEARD is advance streaming Sleepwalker

RYLEY WALKER, Live at Rough Trade NYC, Oct. 9, 2014, for Tompkins Square Records' tenth-anniversary celebration.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN drops "Meet Me in the City" ahead of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a massive four-CD/three-DVD box set. I like it, though the Boss was smart to go with "Out in the Street" instead.

ADELE drops a snippet from her upcoming LP.

LENARD COHEN: "Suzanne" is perhaps his best, and it was posted online by...Jan Hammer?

THE MERCURY PRIZE nominees are announced. Congrats.

JOANNA NEWSOM talks to The Guardian about her inscrutable lyrics, ‘straight-up' sexism, the joy of French furniture ... and her weakness for Downton Abbey.

LAURIE ANDERSON talks to the New York Times about her late husband Lou Reed, Heart of a Dog, and Habeas Corpus.

PHIL LESH of the Grateful Dead has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Goosebumps tops the chart with 23.5MM, leveraging the Halloween season to give Jack Black his best live-action debut since Tropic Thunder. The Martian cedes the top spot and places with 21.5MM; this should finish between 400MM and half a billion worldwide.  Bridge of Spies shows with a slightly surprising 15.4MM against a thrifty 40MM budget.  The debut of Crimson Peak takes the fourth slot with 12.9MM against a 55MM budget and may have difficulty profiting on the big screen absent healthier overseas receipts.  Hotel Transylvania 2 rounds out the Top 5 with 12.3MM, which isn't bad considering the arrival of Goosebumps.

CRIMSON PEAK: "It is not a ghost story; it is a story with a ghost in it."  This is what the asiping author played by Mia Wasikowska tells one character in a description almost equally applicable to the latest film from Guillerrmo del Toro.  As such, it walks the line between horror and gothic thriller --which may be the root of its financial problems, tbh--but suited me alright.  There is the ssort of tortured romance one finds in a gothic tale when Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain, playing siblings, arrive from England to disturb Wasikowskain upstate New York.  Hiddleston is best known for plaing Loki in the Marvel franchises, but he got that gig in part because he has the acting chops to match Chastain and Wasikowska (who is no stranger to gothis, having starred in the recent Jane Eyre, though you may know her as Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland). Though the big scares are few, del Toro remains a powerful visual stylist (see everything from Pan's Labyrinth to Pacific Rim), and he constantly gives the audience interesting and occasionally stunning images in this film. The acting and the visuals carried Crimson Peak for me; just don't expect to be on the edge of your seat.

LAMAR ODOM's condition has been improving, but he still remains in ICU after waking up from his four-day coma on Friday.

BRIDGET MOYNIHAN quietly married businessman Andrew Frankel on Saturday.

JENNI "JWOWW" FARLEY and Roger Mathews married on Sunday.

ANGELINA JOLIE is looking forward to 50, mostly because she has this portrait in her attic.

RANDY QUAID and his wife feel “vindicated” after a Vermont judge dismissed fugitive-from-justice charges against the couple Thursday and released them from police custody.

ROSIE O'DONNELL & TATUM O'NEAL are no longer dating.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has poster art and teaser clips online.

EGYPT: Many Egyptian voters shunned the first phase of a parliamentary election on Sunday that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has hailed as a milestone on the road to democracy but his critics have branded as a sham.

POLAND's defense minister says he expects that heavy U.S. army equipment will be placed in the Central European nation before July, when Poland is to host a NATO summit.

A RUSSIAN BEAR was shot dead near a kindergarten after a shopping mall standoff.

KOKO THE GORILLA is now a mother after "adopting" two adorable kittens.

AN INCREDIBLY VENOMOUS SNAKE was spotted in California for the first time in decades.

A KANGAROO went on the lam in Staten Island.

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