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Lou Reed, Wavves, Eagles of Death Metal, Born Ruffians, Milkshake Squirrel   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with LOU REED! Live at the Capitol Theater, 30 years ago this very day. Your saucy setlist includes: Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting For My Man, Martial Law, Down At The Arcade, Legendary Hearts, There She Goes Again, Turn Out the Light, My Red Joystick, Average Guy, Street Hassle, Sally Can't Dance, Walk On The Wild Side, Satellite Of Love, New Sensation, A Gift, Doin' The Things That We Want To, Waves Of Fear, I Love You Suzanne, White Light / White Heat, Turn To Me, Kill Your Sons, Coney Island Baby, Maybe (The Chantels), He's Gone, People Who Died (with Jim Carroll), and Rock 'N' Roll.

WAVVES advance stream V.

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL advance stream Zipper Down.

BORN RUFFIANS advance stream Ruff.

CHILDBIRTH advance streams Women's Rights.

JEFF LYNNE's ELO returns with “When I Was A Boy” ahead of Alone In The Universe.

SUEDE reurns with "Outsiders" ahead of Night Thoughts.

DUMPTRUCK: "Back Where I Belong."

THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN is recording a new LP, Jim Reid tells TimeOut.

BOB DYLAN is releasing every note of his 1965-66 sessions along with mono singles, hotel-room recordings and a few frames of film snipped from a print of Don’t Look Back, the Dylan documentary filmed in 1965 by D.A. Pennebaker.

CHRISSIE HYNDE talked about the Pretenders, Punk, and the early days of MTV with Conan.

!!!'s Nick Offer talks to Drowned In Sound about the band's new music.

NICK CAVE turned 58 this week. NME ranked his albums and songs.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Hotel Transylvania 2, which is currently scoring 29 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Intern, currently scoring 51 percent; and The Green Inferno, scoring 50 percent.  Everest expands wide at 73 percent.

MORENA BACCARIN & BEN McKENZIE: The Gotham co-stars aren't just dating; she's pregnant.

GLENN CLOSE and her husband, biotech entrepreneur David Shaw, have divorced after nine years of marriage.

LEIGHTON MEESTER & ADAM BRODY are proud new parents.

BAR REFAELI married her fiancé, Adi Ezra, in Israel on Thursday.

IVANKA TRUMP and her husband, Kushner Companies CEO Jared Kushner, are expecting their third child.

ROSIE O'DONNELL saved the life of her estranged wife by keeping her on the phone while EMTs rushed to help her.

UKRAINE:  The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday that he was alarmed that United Nations agencies had been ordered out of eastern Ukraine's separatist-controlled Luhansk region by the "de facto authorities" there.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: There are now multiple investigations inside the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill into whether senior intelligence officers at U.S. Central Command altered intelligence assessments of the U.S. war against the Islamic State. The main whistleblower will meet with senior senators on the matter as early as next week.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Milkshake squirrel horns in on Pizza Rat's internet success.


A PIG CHASE was disrupted by a protester in Ephrata, PA.

A PIG & A DOG, wandering together... mass hysteria!

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Fidlar, Fiona Apple, Silversun Pickups, Peaches, Dog Train   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE WEATHER STATION plays Joy Division's "Transmission" with a hint of bluegrass for The A.V. Club Undercover.

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

FIONA APPLE joined THE WATKINS FAMILY HOUR for a Tiny Desk Concert.

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

PEACHES streams Rub, with cameos from Feist and Kim Gordon.

AU PAIR: The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and the Old Ceremony’s Django Haskins drop the GbV-esque "In Every Window".

WAVVES has a "Pony" ahead of V.

FRANKIE COSMOS drops "Sand" as a 49-second single ahead of the Fit Me In EP.

BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

CRAIG FINN's guide to the best ever sports music.

RICHARD HAWLEY tells Drowned In Sound his new album Hollow Meadows was born from some of his darkest days.

DON'T LET THEM BE MISUNDERSTOOD: Stereogum rates 21 covers of the classic tune originally recorded by Nina Simone.


BILL COSBY is seeking to hire a criminal defense lawyer as suburban prosecutors revisit a 2005 sexual-assault complaint against him.

AMY POEHLER & NICK KROLL have split after two years.

JEWEL dated SEAN PENN during his separation from Robin Wright.

JESSICA ALBA: How to Succeed in Business.

ROSIE O'DONNELL's estranged wife Michelle Rounds was rushed to a New York area hospital late Tuesday night after attempting suicide.

YOGI BERRA, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died on Tuesday. He was 90. Contra earlier reports, Yogi Bear lives on.

RUSSIAN forces appear to be expanding their military presence in Syria through the development of two additional bases that pose new challenges for the Obama administration as it struggles to avert a clash with Moscow in the Middle East.

EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists, on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders.

SYRIA: The Pentagon is denying claims that U.S.-trained Syrian rebels defected with their weapons to an al Qaeda affiliate.

IRAQ: Mosul's vigilante brigades risk their own lives to kill Islamic State gunmen -- as well as those who support them.

THE DOG TRAIN takes rescued puppies on little adventures.

A FISH gets the Most Boston Reaction Evah. (NSFW)

A MACAQUE MONKEY who snapped a well-known, grinning "selfie" should be declared the photo's owner and receive damages for copyright infringement after it was used in a wildlife book, animal rights activists argued in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

A BABY DONKEY, in a hammock.

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Laura Marling, Peter Wolf Crier, Sexwitch, Amy Bezunartea, Baby Elephant   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FOO FIGHTERS, STEVIE NICKS & HAIM cover "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" and "Gold Dust Woman." 

LAURA MARLING stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

PETER WOLF CRIER stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

SEXWITCH, a collaboration between Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan, producer Dan Carey and the members of psych-rock band Toy, stream their debut album

AMY BEZUNARTEA advance streams New Villain

MOUNT MORIAH drops “Calvander.”

THE BOOMTOWN RATS: "Rat Trap," live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1978.

KURT VILE, interviewed by KIM GORDON. 

KEITH RICHARDS, Lord of the Undead, sometimes just wants to visit an art gallery or water the garden

FOALS gets a cover profile at DIY

BAIO: Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio doesn't mind if his solo work is viewed as a side project, even if he doesn't.

FATHER JOHN MISTY took down his VU-style Taylor Swift covers after Lou Reed appeared to him in a dream.

SEAN PENN has filed a 10MM defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels, for comapring Penn to Terence Howard.

AZEALIA BANKS had a meltdown on a plane, complete with an anti-gay slur, all captured on camera. 

JENNIFER GARNER is not ready to date yet after separating from Ben Affleck. 

JANUARY JONES & WILL FORTE have ended their relationship after just five months of dating. Apparently neither is the last person on Earth.

TA-NEHISI COATES will be writing a Black Panther comic for Marvel. 

DIDDY tops the Forbes list of higherst-paid rap acts. 

THE BIG SHORT, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, has a trailer online.

IRAN's armed forces are the best defense against "terror" in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, urging regional countries not to rely on world powers. 

IRAQ: How three brave female fighters killed 10 ISIS jihadis a day on the frontline.

SYRIA: With the offensive to reclaim territory from the Islamic State largely stalled in Iraq, the Obama administration is laying plans for a more aggressive military campaign in Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have made surprising gains in recent months. 

A BABY ELEPHANT is rescued from a well

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: CBS News finally notices

ALONG CAME A SPIDER, resulting in a car wreck

BATS: Their spiny penises remain a mystery

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Kurt Vile, Menace Beach, No Devotion, The World is a Beautiful Place, Pizza Rat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FOO FIGHTERS and JON DAVISON (Yes) cover Rush's "Tom Sawyer." (NSFW language after the song)

KURT VILE advnace streams b'lieve I'm goin down...

MENACE BEACH advance streams the Super Transporterreum EP.

NO DEVOTION advance streams Permanence.

THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE... streams Harmlessness.

PROMISED LAND SOUND drops the Byrdsy "Push and Pull (All the Time)" ahead of For Use And Delight.

FATHER JOHN MISTY puckishly covers Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York" and "Blank Space" in the style of Lou Reed.

JULIANA HATFIELD: The autumnal "My Sister" and the Blake Babies' cover of "Temptation Eyes" for Twofer Tuesday. The former talks about the singer's first concerrt, speaking of which...

STING, DAVID BYRNE, MIKE D, QUEEN LATIFAH and dozens of celebs discuuss their first concert experiences.

CRAIG FINN talks to Stereoboard about having Faith in the Future. (Thx, LHB.)

FLAMING LIPS: Wayne Coyne answers 20 Questions for SPIN about the 20th anniversary of Clouds Taste Metallic.

DURAN DURAN's Nick Rhodes talks to The Guardian about Warhol, working in a toy shop and Sicilian food.

BEN McKENZIE & MORENA BACCARIN, Gotham co-star, are dating.

JON MAYER & KATY PERRY are not dating again.

ORLANDO BLOOM & KYLIE JENNER are secretly dating?

SUSAN SARANDON fears Pope Francis will be assassinated in NYC.

JACK LARSON, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in the television series Adventures of Superman, died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.

SAUDI ARABIA is preparing to behead and crucify a 17-year-old anti-government protester.

ISRAEL & RUSSIA agreed on Monday to coordinate military actions over Syria in order to avoid accidentally trading fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to Moscow.

IRAN: The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Iran had turned over samples from a suspected site of nuclear experimentation, but confirmed that they had been collected by Iranians under the watchful eye of surveillance devices, rather than by outside nuclear inspectors.

NYC's PIZZA RAT ruled social media yesterday, with much speculation on whether he was taking it to the turtles.

AN EMU that had been loose and wandering around New Hampshire for more than a week has been caught by a father-son team.

A HOMELESS HERMIT CRAB resorted to using a toothpaste cap to protect its body.

A CENTIPEDE is dragged from a woman's ear canal.

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Beirut, Silver Lake Chorus, Chvrches, Positive No, Ryan Adams, Otter   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FATHER JOHN MISTY hts on himself in "The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment." (NSFW language)

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

THE SILVER LAKE CHORUS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

CHVRCHES advance stream Every Open Eye.

POSITIVE NO streams its debut full-length, Glossa.

RYAN ADAMS has posted his cover of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."And the whole cover album is on Spotify.

U2: "One Tree Hill," in memory of the late Jake Brewer.

VIET CONG is changing its name.

CLIFF RICHARD: One of the three police investigations into allegations of sex abuse by the millionaire singer has been dropped, according to reports.

COCOROSIE: Bianca Casady talks to PopMatters about the new album and the band’s conflicted reputation.

VINYL: Don't call it a comeback...but a new pressing plant has opened in Oregon.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Scorch Trials tops the chart with 30MM, a bit less than itsMaze Runner predecessor, which is probably fine against even a 61MM budget because this is likely to do substantially better overseas.  Black Mass placed with 23.4MMm which is not great, butbetter than Johnny Depp's recent non-Pirate outings; overseas receipts should make this profitable as well.  The Visit shows with 11.4MM and a 42.4MM total against a 5MM budget.  The Perfect Guy takes the fourth slot with 9.6MM on a 63 percent drop, but 41.4MM total against a 12MM budget is looking good.  Everest rounds out the Top Five with7.6MM from 545 IMAX screens.

BLACK MASS: Johnny Depp returns to form here is a solid, though not great, ripped-from-the-headlines tale of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.  Spanning decades, this tale of Southie crime manages a grit you won't find in The Departed or The Town...which cuts both ways.  The movie plays well as a procedural, and while it is probably a good thing to have films that don't glamorize ruthless murder and selling drugs to kids, it does mean the film also lacks a certain flair common to the genre.  Indeed, there aren't any cops to root for in lieu of the robbers, as the focus on Depp diverts from the moral point about good intentions paving the road to Hell. It's all well-executed, but one wonders how studio execs failed to ask "Who do we like in this picture?"

THE SCORCH TRIALS: The sequel to The Maze Runner is not as good or original as the original, as taking the tale outside the Maze leaves you with action sequences you've mostly seen before.  Nevertheless,the cast remains appealing and Act 2 of the trilogy has at least one twist near the end that lifts the film a notch abve pure YA dystopian formula.

THE EMMYS went to these people. Congrats, Jon Hamm.

ALLISON WILLIAMS married College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen.

JUSTIN THEROUX said planning his wedding to Jennifer Aniston was not fun.

LINDSAY LOHAN's defamation suit against Fox News was tossed out of court.

DENNIS FRANZ talks to the New York Post about television and life off the grid.

JACKIE COLLINS, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died of breast cancer.

NEW YORK: A man was arrested on charges he tried to help the Islamic State group, using Twitter to espouse support for the terrorist organization while attempting multiple failed trips to join fighters in Syria and Yemen.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an airbase in neighboring Belarus, the latest move by Moscow to project its military power abroad.

IRAN: The U.N. nuclear watchdog, which is investigating whether Iran carried out work related to developing a nuclear bomb, said on Sunday its chief had visited a sensitive military site during a trip to the country.

AN OTTER learns to use an asthma inhaler.

A DOG  on Vashon Island stood guard for nearly a week—until her trapped friend was rescued from an old cistern.

HUNDREDS OF BUNNIES are running wild around Whidbey Island.

A CAPTIVE SNAKE gives a virgin birth.

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