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Rockpile, Daniel Norgren, Anna Tivel, Angélique Kidjo,   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with ROCKPILE, a band that featured old pals Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds cranking out the rootsy pub rock. Let's start with "Teacher, Teacher" and "I Knew the Bride," along with this clip of "Heart," featuring Billy Bremner, which is odd at the start.  And here's the band rolling through Lowe's "So It Goes," and "Heart of the City," plus a cover of Elvis Costello's and "Girls Talk," which many associate more with Edmunds.

DANIEL NORGREN advance streams Wooh Dang.

ANNA TIVEL advance streams The Question.

ANGELIQUE KIDJO advance streams Celia.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS share “Sicilian Crest.”

MARK RONSON & LYKKE LI share “Late Night Feelings.”

CANDIE PAYNE brings her updated Northern Soul sound on "I Wish I Could Have Loved You More."

THE DREAM SYNDICATE: Steve Wynn tells PopMatters where the band is at the moment and where it may go next.

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE are set to record again.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE beefed with IMAGINE DRAGONS. Liz Phair summarizes.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Jim Croce's blues-shuffle story-song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Missing Link, which is currently scoring 88 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; the Hellboy reboot, currently scoring 11 percent; Little, scoring 52 percent; and After, whch was not screenned for critics.

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX has a teaser trailer online, with a shock ending.

GAME OF THRONES showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss discuss the final season in a deep-dive, spoiler-free conversation. ALSO: Kit Harrington talks about his final scene and  Julian Glover talks about the death of Master Pycelle.PLUS: Uproxx ranks the death scenes.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME has a new TV spot with a minor spoiler.

MARVEL revealed more streaming series for Disney+.

BEN AFFLECK & LINDSAY SHOOKUS have split, again.

AMBER HEARD recounts horrific abuse at hands of ‘Monster' Johnny Depp in a new court filing.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS: Entertainment Weekly has a first look at the "continuation" of the TV show and movies.

DOGGOS enjoyed National Pet Day.

AN ALBINO GATOR, A CRAB, and the former Governor of Virginia.


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Andrew Bird, Metric, Cautious Clay, Raconteurs, Dog Yoga   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



MAGAZINE: "Shot By Both Sides" on TOTP.

ANDREW BIRD stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

METRIC stops by World Cafe.

CAUTIOUS CLAY also stops by World Cafe.

THE RACONTEURS cover Donovan's "Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)."

AN HORSE shares "Ship of Fools." (NSFW)


BEIRUT shares a video for "When I Die."

MICK RONSON, the best guitarist David Bowie ever had.

JULIAN CASABLANCAS talks music industry frustrations, running a label & ignoring Spotify.

JULIANA HATFIELD made a mini-documentary, "Undiscovered Planet."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at fifth Beatle Billy Preston's euphoric soul-funk vamp "Will It Go Round In Circles."


THE LION KING dropped a full trailer online.

GAME OF THRONES: Are all the old thrills gone?

AVENGERS: ENDGAME presales are five times those of Infinity War.

LORI LAUGHLIN thought prosecutors weren't serious about making her serve jail time in the college admissions scandal. Oops.

KIM KARDASHIAN wants to become a lawyer.

HILARIA BALDWIN explains why she shared her miscarriage.

HAWKEYE is the latest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to line up his own Disney+ series.

CHARLES VAN DOREN, a Columbia University English instructor and a member of a distinguished literary family who confessed to Congress and a disillusioned nation in 1959 that his performances on a television quiz show had been rigged, died on Tuesday in Canaan, Conn. He was 93.


PUPPERS swarm a kitten.

DOG YOGA, but not downward facing.

A GREAT EGRET swallows a large Bluegill at the Central Park Harlem Meer.

FINN THE BAT DOG, thwarted by an umpitre.

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Trummors, Avey Tare, Rare Essense, Fat Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SMOKING POPES: "Need You Around," for a little Chicago flavor.

TRUMMORS cover the Faces, Jimmy Buffett, Warren Zevon, and the Flying Burrito Brothers for a Lagniappe Session.

AVEY TARE, Live at Market Hotel, April 1, 2019.

RARE ESSENSE brings Go-Go to a Tiny Desk Concert.

J MASCIS covers Tom Petty's "Don't Do Me Like That."

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD share a metal non-LP track, "Planet B."


ALDOUS HARDING covers Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line.”

R.E.M.: Reckoning turns 25;  The Ringer has a track-by-track breakdown of the album, as well as conversations with Patterson Hood, Mitch Easter, and Scott McCaughey.

ALL SHOOK UP: Moving Graceland would desecrate Elvis’s legacy.

BOB DYLAN will open Heaven's Door Distillery And Center For The Arts in an historic Nashville church next year.

THE NUMBER ONES  looks at George Harrison's shaggy hymn "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)."


LORI LAUGHLIN was indicted on the additional charge of money laundering in the college admisssions scandal, greatly increasing the minimum sentence.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY animated movie has a teaser trailer online.

J.J. ABRAMS expounds upon making Star Wars Episode IX and how he's thinking about building his company Bad Robot to thrive among Hollywood giants.

GREASE: A prequel titled Summer Loving is in develeopment at Paramount.


WHEN YOU COME HOME LATE, your dad is waiting for you at the door.

A WOMAN'S INFECTION turns out to be bees living in her eye, feeding on her tears.

A 41-LB FAT CAT .in New York City begins a weight-loss journey.

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Damien Jurado, Bruce Hornsby, The Clash, Wild Horses   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MOODY BLUES "Ride My Seesaw" on French TV for Twofer "Tuesday Afternoon."

DAMIEN JURADO streams In the Shape of a Storm.

BRUCE HORNSBY advance streams Absolute Zero.

THE CLASH, performing songs from their self-titled debut album, released this week in 1977.

THOM YORKE debuted "Gawpers" in Paris.

COURTNEY BARNETT shares "Everybody Here Hates You."

MORRISSEY shares a cover of the 5th Dimension's “Wedding Bell Blues,” ft. Billie Joe of Green Day and Lydia of The Regrettes.


JEFF TWEEDY shares a video for the new "Family Ghost."

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM gets over two hours of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with returning guest Tim Miller.

BILLY BRAGG, talking pop and politics, per usual.

GRUNGE-Y FAVES, listed by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Paul McCartney & Wings' grandly cutesy ballad "My Love."


FELICITY HUFFMAN nd 12 other parents agree to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal.

ALISON MACK pleads guilty in a sex-cult case.

GAME OF THRONES villains, ranked by The Ringer.

SHAZAM! is being primed for a sequel.

THE WALKING DEAD: A third series with a Lord of the Flies-like feel has been grenlit at AMC.

THE CRITERION CHANNEL is going online.


A MOUNTAIN LION plays the shell game.

WILD HORSES galloping through a French lake.

SANDRA, this is BS.

TACO CAT with a microphone.

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Lee Fields, Raconteurs, Hayes Carll, Hot Chip, Poacher Karma   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 08, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


HUSKER DU covers The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride," circa 1985.


THE RACONTEURS: Selections from their first gig in eight years.

HAYES CARLL vivits The Current.


HOT CHIP returns with a video for "Hungry Child."

EVERY NIRVANA Album and Song, ranked by NME.

PAUL SIMONON's Cultural Highlights.

A MUSIC NERD'S LAST STAND: You'll pry my CDs out of my cold dead hands.

DAVID WHITE, who formed the doo-wop quartet Danny and the Juniors in the mid-1950s, co-wrote their No. 1 hit “At the Hop” and composed their successful follow-up, “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay,” died on March 16 in Las Vegas. He was 79.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Shazam! easily topped the chart with 53.5MM(and almost twice that in overseas markets); a few million over the high end of projections and a strong start for a franchise against a 100MM budget. It should do well until the Avengers arrive. The Pet Sematary remake places with 25MM against a 21MM budget, which is solid if not anywhere near Stepehn King's ItDumbo shows with 18.2MM on 60 percent slide, its weakness only amplified by the competition from Shazam! in the family slot. Jordan Peele's Us also takes 58 percent slide into the fourth slot, but after making 152MM domestic against a 200MM budget. Captain Marvel rounds out the Top Five with another 12.6MM after having crossed the Billion-dollar mark worldwide.

SHAZAM!, by the way, is pretty much as advertised, a goofy take on a superhero origin stories that puts just enough spin on the tropes to make it thoroughly enjoyable. There's also the necessary updating, particularly putting Billy Batson in a group home for a parable about family. In an odd way, it is a DC sibling to the Marvel Universe; by playing up the boy-trapped-in-a-superhero's body angle, it is oddly like not only Big, but also the Marvel vibe of "Superhereoes -- they're just like us!" upon which Stan Lee built an empire. Non-devotees are likely to be baffled by the mid-credits scene, but it's a hoot for the diehards.

IDRIS ELBA is in the next Suicide Squad movie, but not as Deadshot.

SOPHIE TURNER is over-critical of her looks, but has interesting thoughts on pay equity.

DAVE BAUTISTA has just closed a Netflix deal to star in Army of the Dead, the 70MM-budget zombie heist film that Zack Snyder will direct.

R KELLY asks the media to 'take it easy' on him before a 28-second performance.

THE PHANTOM MENACE: The most important movie of 1999?

PAUL RUDD at 50: Take this quiz to test your skill at telling Younger Rudd from Older Rudd.


A POACHER was trampled to death by elephants then eaten by lions at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

AN EAGLE'S EYE View of the Alps.

DOG OWNERS are twice as likely as cat owners to say they are "very happy."

DANCING WITH A RACCOON seems like a bad idea, but he got away with it.

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