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Ting Tings, Sonic Youth, Peter Case, English Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE THERMALS: "Now We Can See."

THE TING TINGS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set you can stream via MPR.

DAN DEACON has an interview plus tracks streaming via NPR's All Things Considered.

SONIC YOUTH: Thurston Moore tlaks to Stereogum about his duet with a cellist, The Eternal album, Sonic Youth's upcoming No Fun festival appearance, and their Twitter.

NEBRASKA: Springsteen's 1982 album is reassessed at PopMatters in light of current economic conditions.

PETER CASE underwent emergency open-heart surgery in January and is getting benefit concert to help pay the bills. Which is as good a reason as any to remind folks of solo songs like "Dream About You" and "Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?", not to mention a Nerves gem like "Hangin' on the Telephone" and the Plimsouls classic "A Million Miles Away."

JENNY LEWIS talks to Metromix about her Disney and 'Big Lebowski' connections and more...

BAT FOR LASHES: Natasha Khan talks to The Quietus about her fashion dictact, what gentlemen should be sporting this season, and how divine intervention can help a shopping trip.

FRANK YANG talks to the National Post about his fab blog Chromewaves, the SxSW Hot Freaks showcase, and more...

AMERICAN IDOL, in my world, would have a Lou Reed Week.

LINDSAY LOHAN "was as orange as a carrot and her pupils were as big as quarters" as she sought out a party at the Chateau Marmont after her bust-up with Samantha Ronson.  Meanwhile, Ronson's family are looking into getting a restraining order against Li-Lo.  Lohan says she's in "absolute Hell," and was reportedly chugging vodka and crying about her breakup at h.wood club in Los Angeles Monday night.

MADONNA: The long-missing father of 3the -year-old Madge wants to adopt has turned up.

HEATHER MILLS says a reporter set up a fake charity to trick her into dishing dirt on her marriage to Paul McCartney and their infamous divorce.


CHARLIE SHEEN and Brooke Mueller's twin son Max was released from the hospital -- where he has been since his March 14 birth -- and returned home a few days ago.

MICKEY ROURKE knocks out Chris Jericho in a less than Oscar-worthy WWE performance. 

LEONARD NIMOY introduced a surprise premiere of the Star Trek reboot in Austin, TX. Videos at the link. The early reviews are pretty good, though I think that's to be expected from the audience that was at the event.

CHRISTINA RICCI will co-star in a movie Adam Sandler co-wrote about a man who discovers his parents were famous '70s porn stars.

AFGHANISTAN: A controversial law condoning marital rape and reintroducing Taliban-era rules for Afghan women has been shelved after an outcry in the West. A would-be suicide bomber aged 11 has been arrested alongside Taliban fighters.

IRAQ: An Iraqi tribal leader was assassinated near Mosul. Pres. Obama visited Baghdad for talks with Prime Minister al-Maliki.


MILITARY PORK: Researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.

DEERNAPING FOILED: Passers-by called the police after the deer stood on the car horn.

DAY OF THE DOLPHIN: Dolphins' secret underwater language has intrigued generations of scientists, but no one has come close to cracking the code to understanding their mysterious sounds - until now.

SAM I AM: A Croatian poultry farmer is doing a cracking Easter trade in naturally-laid green-colored eggs.  BONUS: The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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New Releases, Arcade Fire, Dent May, Bud Shank, Wok Hamster   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SMASHING PUMPKINS + CHRIS ISSAK + "Nowhere Man" = Pop goodness.

NEW RELEASES: Bob Mould, the Hold Steady, Richard Swift, Doves, Bat for Lashes, and more are streaming in full this week at Spinner.

ARCADE FIRE's Mirror Noir documentary is streaming via PitchforkTV.

DENT MAY & HIS MAGNIFICENT UKELELE does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, one unreleased.  Think Jens Lekman, but even geekier.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: A new Dylan track, plus Sam Phillips, Grizzly Bear and more are featured in the latest edition of the long-running NPR series.

BUD SHANK, an alto saxophonist who was a key figure in the West Coast jazz scene of the 1950s, has died of pulmonary failure at 82. Shank also played flute and -- during a productive period of studio work -- had pivotal solos on the classic 1960s pop tunes "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas and "Windy" by the Association.

U2 talks to the Irish Independent about the new album, Bono's original plan for Pres. Obama's inauguration, etc.

RYAN ADAMS: One of the last interviews he gave in support of 'final' Cardinals record, Cardinology, is posted at Drowned In Sound.  Now he's doing stuff like interviewing Marianne Faithfull for BlackBook.

M WARD talks to CNN about the long march of success, mixing times, sounds and genres, etc.

THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME induction ceremonies are surveyed at USA Today.

TOM BRADY & GISELE BUNDCHEN's armed bodyguards opened fire on paparazzi at the couple's nuptials in Costa Rica, blasting out the windows of a pho tographer's SUV, and just missing the shaken lensmen, fotogs said. Police will investigate.

LINDSAY LOHAN has denied she has been thrown out of the house she shares with girlfriend Samantha Ronson. No, wait, she's "taking a brief break" to focus on herself.  No, wait, she was dumped, like we heard all along.

JOHN TRAVOLTA & TOM CRUISE remaking Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Cue Vader!

BILLY CORGAN... and Tila Tequila! Vader, or LOL?

VIGGO MORTENSEN quitting the movies? Perhaps more credible than the Joaquin Phoenix saga...


WOLVERINE: News Corp. fired "Fox 411" freelance columnist Roger Friedman for "promoting piracy," including a review from watching the purloined print of Wolverine -- which is a property of... News Corp. So it's really a case of "fired for stupidity."

FARRAH FAWCETT is denying rumors that the former Charlie's Angels is near death. Some of her friends are less optimistic.

REDMOND O'NEAL, the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, was arrested this morning on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a county jail, adding to his long history of drug arrests.

NORTH KOREA: Though the North's launch apparently failed in its crucial third stage, it is an improvement on its last effort, US officials note, saying it would bolster its reputation among states pursuing the technology.

PAKISTAN will devise a concrete strategy to stem worsening security, the prime minister said on Monday. Some experts think the country could collapse in 6-12 months.

HAMSTER in a WOK: Let's go to the video.

CROC vs. WILD HOG: Who you got?

TOM THUMB: The tiny puppy set to be the world's smallest dog. Awww...some pics at the link.

DOG OVERBOARD has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said.

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Mates of State, Marianne Faithfull, Metric, Mooching Mutt   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 06, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


TINY MASTERS OF TODAY drop a video for "Skeletons" in advance of their album due in June.

MATES OF STATE played the 9:30 Club in DC on Saturday; you can stream the gig on demand via NPR. Jason Hammel talks to the Boston Globe about touring with the kids.

MARIANNE FAITHFULL and THE FELICE BROS. played the World Cafe on Friday; you can stream either gig or both via NPR.

METRIC is advance streaming their upcoming album, while Emily Haines answers 13 questions for AskMen.com.

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

BETTIE SERVEERT: "Tom Boy." Because someone reminded me of its 90s wonderfulness Friday night.

BOOKER T & THE DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Southern Shelter is streaming their April Fool's Day gig at the Variety Playhouse.

RYAN ADAMS, who swore off the 'net not so long ago, has a new website and Twitter account.

BISHOP ALLEN: Justin Rice talks to the NYDN about their small sound, and past creative day jobs.

MARK OLSON talks to Good Times Santa Cruz about his reunion with fellow Jayhawk Gary Louris. (Thx, LHB.)

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Fast & Furious had a massive 72.5 million opening, biggest debut for an April weekend ever. Monsters vs. Aliens placed, but grossed only 33.5 million and fell a large-for-animation 44 percent. The Haunting in Connecticut shows with 9.6 million, dropping 59 percent, but still likely doing better than Lionsgate expected.  Knowing droped another 45 percent, taking in 8.1 million.  I Love You, Man rounds out the Top Five with 7.8 million -- a good hold, putting the flick ahead of where Forgetting Sarah Marshall was after three weekends.  Below the fold, Adventureland debuted in sixth with six million, with a decent per-screen average that gives hope for legs.  Sunshine Cleaning makes the Top Ten, despite being on only 479 screens.

MADONNA failed in her bid to adopt a second child from the country, due to residency rules.  Madge has already filed her appeal. Ex-hubby Guy Richie offered his public support.

FARRAH FAWCETT has been hospitalized in Los Angeles since Thursday, the latest setback in her long battle with cancer.

DEMI MOORE used her Twitter account to save the life of a suicidal woman.

RIHANNA is embracing single life by toasting her split from Chris Brown in NYC, according to new reports. Brown is going to plead not guilty to two felony charges today, according to RadarOnline.com.

LINDSAY LOHAN was barred from a Ronson family party by five bouncers.  She is reportedly locked out of Samantha Ronson's house, too. Lohan returned to the Chateau Marmont looking like she had a rough night.

JESSICA SIMPSON is thinking about "Dancing With the Stars," though there's no indication the show is thinking about her.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC in an Antwerp train station.  An ad and a rip-off of Improv Everywhere, but a good one.

GWYNETH PALTROW has been branded ‘loopy' by scientists after warning that products such as shampoo could be linked to cancer.

JOSH HARTNETT has been released from L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

ROBERT DeNIRO is being sued by an ex-nanny.

HILARY DUFF was reportedly a screaming drunk in NYC Thursday night.

NORTH KOREA appeared to launch a rocket on Sunday, the Japanese government said, defying calls from world leaders to scrap a plan that has caused international alarm. UPDATE: The launch was a failure, though it still is an indicator of NoKo's intent.

IRAQ: Iraqi forces arrested two Sunni Arab neighborhood guards, a security spokesman said on Saturday, after a string of other arrests in Baghdad that raised tensions. Former Saddam loyalists are working to re-establish themselves in northern Iraq, planning for a time when US troops depart and will no longer play a direct role in Iraq's power struggles.

DOG steals blanket from cat.

HOPE the GERMAN SHEPHERD runs the lawnmower as part of The Ultimate Pet Show.

THE BIONIC CROC has passed away, after hanging on for two weeks.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: A piglet with three eyes and two mouths.

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Beatles, Neil Young, Vandaveer, Cutout Bin, Orangutans   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 03, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with THE BEATLES! Live in Munich, on June 24, 1966. Your setlist includes "Rock and Roll Music," "Baby's In Black," "I Feel Fine," "Yesterday," "Nowhere Man," and "I'm Down."

NEIL YOUNG is advance streaming the Fork in the Road album.

VANDAVEER does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, all unreleased, including a Magnetic Fields cover.

UPCOMING RELEASES: Chromewaves is streaming advance tracks from 1990s, Superchunk, King Khan & the Shrines, John Vanderslice and more...

TOMMY KEENE: "Please Don't Come Around" makes NPR's Song of the Day.


THE 111 BEST INDIE ALBUMS of all time, according to The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown. (Thx, LHB.)

LOS CAMPESINOS! Tom talks to Westword about his home town, his lack of stringent musical training, and more...

DOVES talk to The Quietus about their new album and upcoming tour.

WHAM! PopMatters devoted a special section to the 25th anniversary of the Make It Big LP for April Fool's Day.

THE CUTOUT BIN: From King Khan & the Shrines to Tommy James & the Shondells, from Petula Clark to the Jesus & Mary Chain, from Jack Black to Black Keys, plus Paul Westerberg, Aretha Franklin, Gary Numan, Nancy Sinatra, and more  -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are the fourt hinstallment of Fast & Furious, which is currently scoring 17 percent on the ol' Tomatometer, and Adventureland, which is currently scoring 85 percent.

BRITNEY SPEARS: Trying to end her father's control?

CHARLIE SHEEN and Brooke Mueller's twin son Max remains hospitalized since his March 14 birth.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY is brutally attacked by her boyfriend... in a shocking new domestic violence ad for the charity Women's Aid. Video at the link.

LINDSAY LOHAN denies rumors she is breaking up with Samantha Ronson.

WOLVERINE: The FBI are investigating the online leak of an unfinished copy of the X-Men Origins flick a month before its release date.

BRUNO dropped a red-band trailer, which means it's NSFW, natch.

AMY POEHLER of SNL and Parks & Recreation answers reader questions at TIME magazine.

TED NUGENT will hunt contestants in a new CMT reality show.

NORTH KOREA has begun fueling its long-range rocket, a senior US military official tells CNN.

PAKISTAN: Gen. Petraeus, the top American commander for Iraq and Afghanistan, warned a Senate panel on Wednesday that militant extremists in Pakistan "could literally take down their state" if left unchallenged, as he and two other top officials presented a grim picture of growing dangers in the region.  The NYT magazine asks whether Pres. Asif Ali Zardari can govern.

IRAQ: The security and political situation in Iraq continues to improve, but ethno-sectarian agendas and other obstacles remain, according to Defense Department findings.

BULLDOG & ORANGUTAN, living together... mass hysteria.

ORANGUTAN & LEOPARD CUBS, living together... real wrath of God stuff.

FUGITIVE FANGED DEAR savages dogs in rural Bedfordshire.

BIONIC FROG: The giant bullfrog was facing death after a dog mauled him but he survived thanks to surgeons.

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Glasvegas, Bob Mould, Neko Case, Cats on a Wheel   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 02, 2009 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


GLASVEGAS plays "Geraldine" for Jimmy Fallon.  James Allan talks to Filter about songwriting, while he and bassist Paul Donoghue talk to the Daily Record about drinking, touring and the U.S. of A.

BOB MOULD does the four free songs thing for Daytrotter, all from the upcoming Life and Times album.

VAMPIRE HANDS does three free songs for Daytrotter, one unreleased, none from Bob Mould's new album.

NOAH & THE WHALE does audio and video for Maps. (Thx, Chromewaves.)

25 GREAT ALBUMS that work best when listened to start to finish.

NEKO CASE does a video Interface session. including "Middle Cyclone," "Don't Forget Me," "People Got a Lot of Nreve," and "I'm an Animal."

U2 does a video interview with PitchforkTV.

OKKERVIL RIVER: Pitchfork has video of Will Scheff's songwriting seminar at the Austin Bat Cave.

THE LEMONHEADS may finally release their long-rumored covers album.

WAVVES shares a few of his favorite things for Pitchfork's Guest List.

BRITNEY SPEARS having a fling with another backup dancer?  The dancer's mom hopes not!

BRIDGET MOYNIHAN is furious with Gisele Bundchen after Bundchen boldly bragged to Vanity Fair about being mommy to Moynahan and Tom Brady's son, John. Could not have seen that coming.

MADONNA deserves admiration this time, argues Liz Hunt.

BRADGELINA: Marriage ulimatum?

JOHN MAYER sang and blabbed about ex-gf Jennifer Aniston on his recent five-day cruise.

KRISTEN STEWART talks to USA Today about Adventureland, and used to be easier to live a secret life growing up in the 80s.

THE BOAT THAT ROCKED: Director Richard Curtis talks to In The News about his 60s pirate radio flick. Triple-trailer embedded at the link.

THE SIMPSONS will be commemorated on 44-cent First-Class Mail stamps designed by Simpsons creator and executive producer, Matt Groening.

ARAB LEADERS may be divided over which Palestinian faction to support and what to do about Iran's rising influence, but they have found one cause to rally around: protecting the president of Sudan from charges that he orchestrated the rape, killing and widespread pillaging in Darfur.

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgents reject a US offer of "honorable reconciliation," a top spokesman said on Wednesday, calling it a "lunatic idea" and saying the only way to end the war was to withdraw foreign troops. US surge troops see the highway running south from Kabul as the road to freedom.

IRAQ has started flying unmanned aircraft or drones along its borders to stop foreign fighters and arms entering through neighbouring countries. Iraq's largest lake is tranquil again with al Qaeda gone.

DUELING BENGAL CATS on the exercise wheel. Welcome to the Jungle. More cowbell.

A SICK SEA TURTLE swam into the only licensed veterinary hospital in the world that treats sea turtles exclusively.

6000 RARE DOLPHINS have been found in Bangladeshi waters.

ANIMAL ACTIVE: Sir Richard Branson is launching a health club for pets.


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