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New Releases, Steve Earle, Bruce Hornsby, Owls   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


PILOT works their "Magic" on TOTP.

NEW RELEASES from Markika Hackman, Ra Ra Riot, Hammered Hulls and more are streaming now.

STEVE EARLE visits The Current for a 7-song set.

BRUCE HORNSBY also visits The Current.


WEYES BLOOD covers Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” at Outside Lands.

DAVID BERMAN's death was ruled a suicide, which I sort of assumed.He's remembered by Wooden Wand's James Toth and Beauty Pill's Chad Clark.

CRAIG FINN shares 10 of the most formative albums on his record shelves.

AMERICAN ANTHEM essays The Impressions' “We’re a Winner.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Neil Sedaka's bitter-tongued Elton John duet, "Bad Blood."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw repeats atop the chart with 25.4MM on a 58 percent drop. That's not great, but it crosses 100MM and 332MM worldwide, which means it may do well enough to turn the spin-off into its own mini-franchise.  Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark places with 20.8MM against a reported 28MM budget, a solid debut tho that budget is a tad pricey.  The remade Lion King shows with another 20MM on a 48 percent drop and has over 1.34 billion worldwide. Dora and the Lost City of Gold debuts in the fourth slot with 17MM against a 49MM budget, suggesting Hollywood sat on this idea for years too long.  Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood rounds out the Top Five with 11.6MM and crosses 100MM in North America. Below the fold, both The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Kitchen open disappointingly.

MILEY CRUS & LIAM HEMSWORTH have separated. This is my shocked face.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN, the financier indicted on sex trafficking charges, committed suicide in his jail cell.

GWYNETH PALTROW didn't know SAMUEL L. JACKSON was in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her.

DENISE RICHARDS reveals her dad's reaction to Charlie Sheen's hooker on Thanksgiving.

HARVEY WEISTEIN is barred from traveling to Europe.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX already has an award nomination for Joker.

LADY GAGA plans to fund classrooms in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton following mass shootings in these cities.

THE HUNT has been scrapped (for now) in the wake of mass shootings and complaints from President Trump supporters.


OWLS discover and immediately get rid of a hidden camera which tracks their movements.

A WILD WHITE ARCTIC FOX, captured on camera in Greenland.

MacARTHUR PARK? Somebody fell asleep in the rain.

A YELLOWSTONE VISITOR was caught petting a bison on video.

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Sly Stone, Beatles, Bon Iver, Ty Segall, Feline Fashionistas   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, August 09, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



SLY & THE FAMILY STONE rip through a medley of "Everyday People" and "Dance to the Music," plus "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Don't Call Me N*gger, Whitey," and "I Want to Take You Higher" on network TV, circa 1969.

THE BEATLES' Abbey Road isgetting a deluxe reissue; hear the new 2019 mix of “Something,” as well as a studio demo and an instrumental take.ALSO: Fans flood the crosswalk.

BON IVER: 12 of the 13 songs off the new album are out now.

TY SEGALL visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

MUDHONEY shares “One Bad Actor.”

JOHNNY MARR shares " The Bright Parade."

R.E.M.: "Don't Go Back to Rockville," very unplugged.

BOB DYLAN: Producer Daniel Lanois talks to Aquarium Drunkard about the making of Oh Mercy, which is turning 30 next month.

BLUE ARRANGEMENTS: Remembering David Berman.

NICKY WONDER, Brian Wilson’s longtime guitarist and one of the founding members of the power-pop band the Wondermints, has died. He was 59.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at "I'm Sorry," John Denver's downhearted lament and final hit.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which is currently scoring 72 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which is currently scoring 79 percent; The Art of Racing in the Rain, currently scoring 51 percent; The Kitchen, scoring 20 percent; and Brian Banks, scoring 61 percent.

TAYLOR SWIFT covers the new Vogue.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN watches the Boss-themed Blinded by the Light.

TED DANSON will play the Mayor of New York for Tina Fey, but it could have been Jack Donaghy.

BEVERLY HILLS 90210: The 90 Most Important Moments.

PEANUTS: Charles Schulz's beloved comic strip invited readers to contemplate the big picture on a small scale.

FELINE FASHIONISTAS in New York raise awareness for animal rescue.

WAYNE NEWTON'S MONKEY is accused of attacking a girl.

THE BRONX ZOO says a venomous snake is missing.

THOUSANDS OF TARANTULAS are expected in Colorado.

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David Berman, RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl




THE NUDE PARTY visits The Current.

ALL SONGS REWIND: A discussion of the worst songs of all time.

GUIDED BY VOICES shares “Heavy Like the World” ahead of their third LP this year.

BATTLES returns as a duo with "Titanium 2 Step."


DAVID BERMAN, the singer-songwriter best known for leading the long-running, critically acclaimed indie band Silver Jews, died Wednesday at the age of 52. He had just returned from a long hiatus under the name Purple Mountains, with recent profiles at outlets including The Ringer, Aquarium Drunkard, and the Washington Post. The tributes roll in on social media.

HENRI BELOLO, who assembled the Village People with Jacques Morali and co-authored hits such as “Y.M.C.A.,” “Go West,” and “In the Navy,” died on Saturday. He was 82.

ELBOW's Guy Garvey previews their upcoming LP at NME.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at David Bowie's quasi-funk classic, "Fame." With the bonus Feelies video!


NICOLAS CAGE, on his legacy, his philosophy of acting and his metaphorical — and literal — search for the Holy Grail.

DANNY TREJO helped rescue a special-needs child trapped in an overturned car after a collision at a Los Angeles intersection.

GAME OF THRONES creators David Benioff and D.B. Weisshave inked a reported nine-figure deal with Netflix.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME co-writer Christopher Markus endorses the theory that there were always two Captains America.

WOODY HARRELSON Will Light Up (in) Any Room.

DWAYNE JOHNSON is interested in appearing in the enxt Deadpool movie.

DISNEY+ is rebooting hit theatrical films from the Fox library for the Mouse's new streaming service.

GUILLERMO del TORO received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from Lana Del Rey.


A PITBILL PUP couldn't even stand up — but he decided to figure out how to run!

THIS DOGGO has the running part down, but needs to work on the sitting.

THIS IS NOT A HOUSE CAT. (Rating: True.)

THINK 30-50 FERAL HOGS IS AN INTERNET JOKE? Millions more are rampaging across the U.S.

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Handsome Family, Iron & Wine + Calexico, Elliot Smith, Shelter Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FATBOY SLIM: When your "Weapon of Choice" is Walken.

THE HANDSOME FAMILY plays Mountain Stage.

IRON & WINE + CALEXICO visit World Cafe.

ELLIOT SMITH would have turned 50 this week; special editions of XO and Figure 8 are streaming online.

THE DARKNESS shares “Rock N’ Roll Deserves To Die”.

THE PIXIES share "Catfish Kate."


BJORK shares a video for "Losss."

LED ZEPPELIN: Members of Korn, Tool, Judas Priest, Linkin Park and several other bands have signed a brief in support of the band, whose years-long copyright case over the opening guitar riff of ‘"Stairway To Heaven" will return to court next month.

THE BYRDS: Roger McGuinn turns down David Crosby again, and it's pretty funny.

LUCY DACUS argues for a re-examination of the Woodstock story.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Glen Campbell's infectious country-pop fantasy "Rhinestone Cowboy."


SIMON PEGG & NICK FROST, together again, in an upcoming Amazon comedy-horror series about paranormal investigators.

CASEY AFFLECK addressed his decision to stay quiet after sexual harassment allegations made against him resurfaced in 2018.

ANDY SIRKIS confirmed he will be directing the forthcoming sequel to VenomTom Hardy is involved with the writing.

BURT REYNOLDS came up with one of the funniest lines in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

AMERICAN CRIME STORY: Season 3 will tackle President Clinton's impeachment.

TONI MORRISON, the Nobel laureate in literature whose best-selling work explored black identity in America, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.


A SHELTER DOG Tucked Himself In Every Night As He Waited For A Family. He was about to get the best surprise.

THE CAT MAN OF ALEPPO: Rescuing battle-weary Syrian strays.

A BEACH TOWN pays 65K for hawks and owls to scare seagulls away.

THE NYPD's BEEKEEPING UNIT nabs 25000 perps.

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Van Hunt, Black Pumas, Tim Baker, Evening Stroll   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS cover the Moving Sidewalks' "99th Floor" (introed by Martha Quinn) and psych up even more on "Sunrise (Turn On)" for Twofer Tuesday

VAN HUNT visits WFUV Live.

BLACK PUMAS visit Morning Becomes Eclectic.

TIM BAKER vists World Cafe.

FOTOCRIME puts a synthy touch on The Jesus & Mary Chain's "Head On."

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH-FLYING BIRDS shares "This is the Place."

BAT FOR LASHES shares "The Hunger."

MOON DUO shares "Lost Heads."


PHOEBE BRIDGERS joins LORD HURON on "The Night We Met."

THE STOOGES' self-titled debut turns 50. BV looks back at the birth of Punk.

1999: The Ringer surveys the year's best albums, backed up by a week of features, while The A.V. Club looks at underheard hits from 20 years past. Get off my lawn. 

BESSIE SMITH gets a Turning The Tables essay and playlist at NPR. I'm going down the road to see her.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at KC & The Sunshine Band's hammerhead disco monster "Get Down Tonight".


LINDSAY LOHAN and... the crown prince of Saudi Arabia?

R. KELLY is facing criminal charges for sexual misconduct in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

KANYE WEST:  Solving America's housing crisis with architecture from Star Wars?

DARA DELEVINGNE & ASHLEY BENSON did not have an Elvis-themed Vegas wedding.

PRINCE CHARLES was asked if he would take a cameo role in the new James Bond film.

ANGELINA JOLIE, on why the world needs more wicked women.

THE LITTLE MERMAID is being staged on TV with Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and Moana star Auli’i Cravalho, because doing a live-action movie remake was simply not enough.


THE EVENING STROLL, time for bed, goodnight everyone.

CATS & DOGS, living together...

A POLICEMAN stops to save a tiny kitten on the highway.

A NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN woman walks into humane society, asks to adopt 2 dogs that were there the longest.

30-50 FERAL HOGS invade a man's yard, social media hilarity ensues.

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