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Psychedelic Furs, Frightened Rabbit, Kurt Vile, Cutout Bin, Shetland Pony   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 08, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS! Live in Berlin, circa 1981.Your setlist includes: "Into You Like A Train," "President Gas," "Mr Jones," " Fire Engine," "Dumb Waiters," "Pretty In Pink," "It Goes On," "Imitation Of Christ," " Forever Now," "So Run Down," "India, "Fall," and "We Love You."

FRIGHTENED RABBIT stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

SEAN ROWE stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

JAKE BUGG stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

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

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from the Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Surfer Blood and more highlight the latest edition.

SHE & HIM drop "Never Wanted Your Love" ahead of Volume 3. Yum!

WIRE drops "Love Bends" ahead of Change Becomes Us, a collection of songs dating from 1979-80 that the band never recorded.

WANG CHUNG: Jack Hues talks to Spinner about "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" and the duo's reunion. 

THE FLAMING LIPS: Wayne Coyne talks to NME about he mysteries of free will, reinventing the band and the importance of getting effed up now and again.

MTV AFTER DARK: 15 R-rated (or at least PG-13) music videos of the '80s.

MODEST MOUSE, ranked by Stereogum.


CUTOUT BIN: From Dick Dale to Gary Numan, from Smokey Robinson to Teenage Fanclub, from Elvis Presley to the New York Dolls, plus Dead Kennedys, the Staple Singers, Guided by Voices, Etta James, Killing Joke and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases ar: Oz the Great and Powerful, currently scoring 56 percent on the ol' Tomatometer (but much lower among "top critics'); and Dead Man Down, scoring 33 percent.

KIM KARDASHIAN was rushed to a doctor in Los Angeles on Tuesday night when she feared she was having a miscarriage after returning from Paris fashion week.

DEMI MOORE wants spousal support, although she's worth much more than Ashton Kutcher.

CHRIS BROWN explodes at a valet over a ten dollar service charge.  There's video.

MILEY CYRUS went out in public without her engagement ring ... in the wake of rumors fiance Liam Hemsworth cheated on her.

KELLY OSBOURNE was rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering a seizure while taping her show “Fashion Police.” That must've been some bad plaid.

HOW DISNEY BOUGHT LUCASFILM -- and its plans for Star Wars.

THE UNITED STATES: Shortly after being released by Turkey, bin Laden spokesman Abu Ghaith was captured by the CIA as he passed from Jordan to Kuwait, and has been extradited to the US.

NORTH KOREA: The UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea over its recent nuclear tests. North Korea threatened a preemptive nuclear attack on the US.

IRANIAN leader Ayatollah Khamenei criticized Western powers for not offering concessions in last week's talks over Iran's nuclear program.

SYRIA: UN and Arab League officials began negotiating with Syrian rebels over their seizure of 21 UN peacekeeper in the Golan Heights.

THE SHETLAND PONY dance video, icymi.

A JACK RUSSELL TERRIER saves her owner, another dog, a Siamese cat and a budgie.

A STOWAWAY CAT survives a 3500 mile journey from Egypt in her owner's luggage.

MOTHER'S DAY for the animal kingdom.

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Alvin Lee RIP, SXSW Mix, Cody ChesnuTT, Swimming Bunny   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 07, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MELODY'S ECHO CHAMBER has a video out for "Crystallized."

SXSW: Stream and download 100 acts to discover at the big fest via NPR.

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN bring their playful and quirky pop to the KEXP studio.

CODY CHESNUTT plays a session for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

GOLDEN GRRRLS are advance streaming their self-titled LP.

FREE ENERGY drops "Get Ready" from the compilation, Songs For Crap Kingdom.

ALVIN LEE, the British blues-rock guitar hero who led the late-’60s band Ten Years After, died after complications from a routine surgery. He was 68. The obligatory clip of "I'm Going Home."

VAN DYKE PARKS talks to MTV Hive about his first new LP in 24 years, Joanna Newsom, and more.

THE HOLD STEADY will play Game Of Thrones.

OLAFUR ARNOLDS gives Drowned In Sound a studio tour.

THE FIVE BEST PUNK ROCK GUITARISTS, and the complaints that followed.

DEMI MOORE is finally filing divorce papers, 16 months after splitting up with Ashton Kutcher.

TINA FEY responds to Taylor Swift.

MILEY CYRUS & LIAM HEMSWORTH are still engaged for the moment.

VALERIE HARPER is facing a devastating diagnosis: terminal brain cancer.

ALI LANDRY is pregnant with her third child.

HOAWRD STERN to follow Jimmy Fallon?


CARRIE FISHER is up to reprise her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars Ep. VIII. I have a bad feeling about this...

IRON MAN 3 has a second official trailer online.

28 TV SHOWS Canceled After One Episode.

MALI: French and Chadian forces killed about 15 Islamist militants in the Ametetai valley area.

IRAN: US General Mattis said sanctions over Iran's nuclear program were not working. US Secretary of State Kerry said Iran was getting closer to building a nuclear bomb. The US delegate to the UN's nuclear agency accused Iran of "deception, defiance and delay". In a joint statement, the EU said Iran was stonewalling the UN agency.

SYRIA: General Mattis said the US and regional allies are planning for potential stability operations in Syria in case the Assad regime collapsed.

EGYPT: An administrative court ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections that were scheduled to begin in late April. President Morsi's office said Morsi did not plan to appeal the court's decision.

HEIDI THE BUNNY does hydrotherapy for her arthritis.

WHEN LIONS ATTACK: Coitus interruptus.

THE SWARM: Two Tampa park employees were swarmed by as many as 100000 Africanized honeybees, after they accidentally disturbed a hive.


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Biffy Clyro, William Tyler, Ruby Suns, The Stooges, Bizarre Lizard   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


PATE REUNION UPDATE:  Jon, Mike & Jon (and we hope Ron) will be retaking a stage somewhere near Iowa State University on July 5th, 2013, just one short decade after their last reunion gig.  Clear your calendar for something transcendent, a train wreck, or both!  If you're on the Facebook, check in with the event page.

FATHER JOHN MISTY played "I'm Writing A Novel" on Leno.

BIFFY CLYRO is advance streaming Opposites.

WILLIAM TYLER (Lambchop) is advance streaming Impossible Truth.

THE RUBY SUNS stop by the KEXP studio with this set of propulsive and layered indie-pop. Ryan McPhun spins tunes and talks to Stereogum about Michael Jackson, his synth solos, and how New Zealand is like the Lord Of The Flies of music. 

IGGY & THE STOOGES "Burn" before getting Ready To Die.

SMITH WESTERNS drop "Varsity" ahead of Soft Will.

SURFER BLOOD drops "Demon Dance" ahead of Pythons.

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER will "Stare At The Sun" ahead of Personal Record.

THE REPLACEMENTS: Songs For Slim is now available for download via Amazon and iTunes.

DEAN & BRITTA: Today just seemed good for "Words You Used to Say."

MARNIE STERN talks to Stereogum about the Upper East Side, eBay, her new LP and more...

AIMEE MANN and TED LEO have formed a new band, #BOTH.

RICHARD HELL, and the DIY book he kept for 40 years.

IAN MacKAYE: Worth 25 million?


TAYLOR SWIFT thinks there's a special place in Hell for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Amy Poehler responds.

TERRENCE HOWARD gives a super-klassy description of his love scene with Oprah in Dead Man Down.

JON STEWART will take a 12-week hiatus from hosting Comedy Central's The Daily Show to make his feature directing debut this summer.

HOLLY MADISON and her boyfriend, Pasquale Rotella, welcomed a healthy baby girl into the world.

BRET MICHAELS had a meltdown over his shocking elimination from the All-Stars Celebrity Apprentice. Every Trump has its thorn.

JAY BARUCHEL & ALISON PILL called off their engagement.

ROM-COMS: Dead, or just resting?

THE UNITED STATES: Hafiz Khan, a Florida imam and US citizen, was found guilty of providing some 50000 to the Pakistani Taliban.

VENEZUELA: Hugo Chavez died of cancer; an election to replace him will be held in 30 days.

NORTH KOREA: China and the US proposed new UN sanctions aimed at halting North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. North Korea responded by threatening to cancel the ceasefire agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953.

TURKEY: The main opposition party urged the government to clarify its position on al Qaeda after the Turkish envoy to Chad tweeted last month that "al Qaeda is very different from terror." The party's deputy chairman also asked why former al Qaeda spokesman Abu Ghaith is still in Turkey after the US reportedly sought his extradition earlier this year.

SYRIA: Rebels battled to consolidate their hold in the provincial capital of Raqqa, and captured the provincial governor.

IRAQ: Al Qaeda in Iraq gunned down an Awakening leader and gravely wounded his sister in an attack at their home south of Mosul.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A lizard squirting 5-ft streams of blood from its eyeballs.

THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF MOSQUITOS is likely to be abundant in Florida this summer.

LIONS rampage through a Chinese Zoo after a cleaner forgets to lock the gate to their enclosure. Oops.

LUSTY TORTOISES consumed by the fire of love.

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New Releases, Phosphorescent, Marnie Stern, Shark   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BUKE & GASE drop a video for "General Dome."

NEW RELEASES from They Might Be Giants, Son Volt, How to Destroy Angels, Jamaican Queens, Hey Marsailles and more are streaming this week via Spinner.

PHOSPHORESCENT is advance streaming Muchacho.

MARNIE STERN is advance streaming The Chronicles of Marnia.

WILD BELLE is advance streaming Isles.

MUDHONEY drops "I Like It Small" ahead of Vanishing Point.

JACKIE DeSHANNON: "What the World Needs Now" and "When You Walk In the Room" for Twofer Tuesday.

BRYAN FERRY talks about the soundtrack to his life at Pitchfork.

THAO NGUYEN talks to Magnet about making We The Common.

SWIM DEEP: A spry update on early-Nineties US alternative rock and psychedelic British indie is profiled at The Telegraph.

10 SUPERGROUPS that were less than super, according to Flavorwire.

LINDSAY LOHAN is rejecting Charlie Sheen's offer to mentor her, grousing that she wishes he'd just shut up.

JADEN SMITH and KYLIE JENNER are reportedly an item.

HARRISON FORD will play a legendary newscaster in Anchorman 2.

LaTOYA JACKSON seizes the careers of Michael's kids.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: Vanity Fair apparently pulled a critical column about the actress during the Oscars chase.

JAMES McAVOY says shooting sex scenes isn't his forte because he finds sex in real life a ‘nightmare'.

DON PARDO missed SNL due to a broken hip.

BANGLADESH: Protesters from Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir vandalized a patriotic monument in Rangpur, continuing their violent campaign across the country; over 50 people have been killed since Feb. 28.

ISRAEL's attempt to reopen the Kerem Shalom crossing, closed last week after rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, was prevented by Hamas.

SYRIA: After weeks of battle, fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Al Nusrah Front and others took control of the provincial capital of Reqqa in northern Syria, the first time an entire city has fallen.

IRAQ: Forty-two Syrian soldiers and seven Iraqi troops were killed in an ambush in Anbar province. Iraq's national security advisor said that Qatar and other Arab countries, along with nongovernmental groups, are financing Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian jihadi group, with the acquiescence of Turkey.

IRAN announced it planned to build 3000 advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges while it phased out 12000 older generation centrifuges.

OCEARCH tags a great white shark off the coast of Jacksonville, FL. What say you, Police Chief Brody?

A POLICE DOG searching for a handgun hidden in a downtown Lawrence, MA, snowbank early Saturday morning managed to fire the weapon with his paw.

CAT-SIZED RATS are hunted by snipers in Tehran.

ROSIE THE LABRADOR had a lucky escape after being impaled on a 30cm stick poking out of the ground.

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Dave Grohl, Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock, Bobby Rogers RIP, Bulldog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 04, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


OVER 16 MILLION SERVED. Thanks for stopping by, stooppers-by!

PATE REUNION UPDATE:  Jon, Mike & Jon (and we hope Ron) will be retaking a stage somewhere near Iowa State University on July 5th, 2013, just one short decade after their last reunion gig.  Clear your calendar for something transcendent, a train wreck, or both!  If you're on the Facebook, check in with the event page.

PRINCE hit Fallon with his new single "Screwdriver" as well as a classic, "Bambi."

DAVE GROHL & FRIENDS advance stream Sound City: Real to Reel.

DEVENDRA BANHART is advance streaming Mala.

HOLLIS BROWN is advance streaming their debut LP Ride on the Train.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK - who just turned 60 - talks about and plays songs off Love From London at WNYC Soundcheck.

BOBBY ROGERS, a founding member of Motown group the Miracles and a collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died. He was 73. He shared songwriting credits with Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go." Rogers' voice can also be heard among the speaking voices in the introduction to Marvin Gaye's hit "What's Going On," saying "It's just a groovy party, man, I can dig it."

THE SMITHS: PopCandy excerpts Songs That Saved Your Life: The Art of the Smiths 1982-87.

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER talks about her upcoming solo LP at Pitchfork.

CARRIE BROWNSTEIN talks Sleater-Kinney and the "female band" label with PBS via Spinner

10 GREAT MUSIC-INSPIRED POSTERS, rounded up at Paste.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Jack The Giant Slayer tops the chart with 28 million against a 195 million budget. Jack will need giant box office in forign markets to make money, especially with Oz landing next Friday.  Identity Thief holds to place with 9.7 million and cracks the 100 million mark against a 35 million budget.  21 And Over shows with 9 million against a 13 million budget.  The Last Exorcism Part II debuts with 8 million against a 5 million budget, which is money-making, but less than the original made on its opening day.  Snitch rounds out the Top Five with 7.7 million.

CHARLIE SHEEN wants to mentor Lindsay Lohan.

ANNE HATHAWAY's Oscar rehearsal meltdown.

JUSTIN BIEBER's Worst Birthday Evah.

RHIANNA wants to start a family, presumably with Chris Brown. Oy.

JAY LENO on his way out of the Tonight Show? The show is in trouble on a network recently beaten by Univision.

BONNIE FRANKLIN, best known for a playing single mom to two teenage daughters on the long-running CBS sitcom One Day At A Time, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69. Valerie Bertinelli paid tribute.

LIBYA: Extremists attacked a Coptic church in Benghazi on Feb. 28 and assaulted the priest and his assistant.

ISRAEL: Prime Minister Netanyahu said Iran is using talks with world powers only to stall for time in its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

IRAQ: Al Qaeda in Iraq killed an Awakening leader and three of his sons in Samarra.

EGYPT: US Secretary of State Kerry met with President Morsi and announced that the US will provide Egypt with 190 million to aid the Egyptian government's budget. The Salafi Nour Party met with Jama'a al-Islamiya to discuss the formation of an alliance for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

A ROLLING BULLDOG gathers no moss.

THE THAMES CROCODILE turns out to be a prop used in the James Bond film Live and Let Die.

BUNNIES are implicated in the death of the Neanderthal. But I think scientists need to take a harder look at squirrels.

MILLIONS OF LOCUSTS plague Egypt. NOW will you let the people go?

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