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St Pat's Day, American Football, Nilüfer Yanya, The Beths, Pigcasso   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with JOE STRUMMER and THE POGUES!  People will be getting their drink and dance on, so enjoy Joe, Shane and the band putting a Celtic spin on "London Calling" and "I Fought The Law" for St. Patrick's Day, 1988. Follow that up with the Dropkick Murphys' videos for "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (which you may have heard in Martin Scorsese's The Departed) and "The Wild Rover."  Round it out with an Old Grey Whistle Test of my fave Pogues song, "Sally MacLennane," and a Shamrock Shake.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL advance streams "American Football (LP3)."

NILUFER YANYA advance streams Miss Universe.

THE BETHS play for Psste ay SXSW.

THE AUSTIN 100: ALUMNI EDITION is a playlist NPR assembled of artists returning to SXSW.

BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH: The friendly stranger in the black sedan.

JOHN LENNON's resurfaced letter details his (unjustified) anger with his record label and the music industry at large over the Two Virgins album.

STELLA DONNELLY breaks down her debut record at Paste.

THE BEST LPs of 2019 (so far), according to NME.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Temptations' ambitious, tragic masterpiece "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Wonder Park, which is currently scoring 23 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Five Feet Apart, which is scoring 42 percent. and Captive State, which was not advance screened for critics. No competition for Captain Marvel at the top of the chart.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME has a full trailer online.

LORI LAUGHLIN has been dropped by the Hallmark Channel in the wake of  the college admissions bribery scandal. Her daughter, Olivia Jade, has been dropped for her relationship with Sephora.

USC says it will deny admission to all students connected to the cheating scheme. So Laughlin''s daughters have peremptorily quit the school.

ROSARIO DAWSON confirms she's dating Sen. Cory Booker and says they're in love.

ROSIE O'DONNELL says she was sexually abused by her father.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Is it Kubrick's worst movie? (spoiler: no.)

SPIELBERG vs NETFLIX: He has a point, even if he doesn't have much industry support.

PIGCASSO: The painting pig who lives at a farm sanctuary in South Africa.

DOG & COW: A love story in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.

A GIANT WOLFDOG goes viral after being dumped at a kill shelter, rescued by a sanctuary.

A FOX IN A HENHOUSE does not turn out as you'd think.

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Beirut, SXSW, Frankie Cosmos, Arcade Fire, Kratu   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE ONLY ONES: "Another Girl, Another Planet," live in '79.

BEIRUT visits WFUV Live.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED shares its "Wow" moments from SXSW.

SXSW: Nashville's WMOT Roots Radio is streaming live showcases, which can be watched on demand thru at least the next showcase.

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN shares "What a World."

FRANKIE COSMOS shares "Dancing" and "Tunnel."

 

ARCADE FIRE shares a full video of "Baby Mine" from Dumbo.

THE SEX PISTOLS' Glen Matlock talks to Paste about that band, his new project, futbol, and Bowie.

THE KINKS: Dave Davies announced a solo tour, so that rumored reunion remins rumored.

ANDREW RIDGELEY is to publish a memoir about his experiences as half of 80s pop titans Wham! alongside the late George Michael.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Johnny Nash's reggae-influenced optimism hymn "I Can See Clearly Now"

 

FELICITY HUFFMAN is out on 250K bail in the college bribery scandal and has surrendered her passport.

LORI LAUGHLIN's bail in the college bribery scandal was set at one million dollars. As Loughlin traveled to surrender to the feds, her daughter was on the yacht of the chairman of USC's Board of Trustees.

THE SIMPSONS showrunner Al Jean says Michael Jackson used the episode he voiced to groom boys.

BRYAN SINGER reportedly has been dropped from the Red Sonja movie after he was accused in an Atlantic magazine article of sexually assaulting underaged boys.

SHAZAM! goofs a bit on the rest of the DC Universe in the latest international trailer.

FRASIER: Is the remaining cast gearing up for a reunion series?

JEFF GOLDBLUM could be playing Glastonbury 2019?

JAY LENO laments the state of late night TV.

THE 25 MOST POWERFUL STYLISTS IN HOLLYWOOD is one of those headlines that should make no sense, but here we are.

 

KRATU returns to Crufts, baby!

A GOAT is sworn in as Mayor in a Vermont town. He immediately defecates, as one does.

WOMAN ARRESTED With a Suitcase Full of Cats.

AN INJURED BALD EAGLE stalled subway traffic in DC. (Metaphor alert)

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Another busy day, but ramping up with more Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

IGGY POP, with an especially destructive "Lust For Life" circa 1977.

CHERRY GLAZERR visits The Current.

ONEIDA, Live at The Glove, february 2019.

THE AUSTIN 100: NPR's SXSW mix.

 

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD shares a video for "Fishing For Fishies."

BRIAN WILSON, RINGO STARR, and RONNIE SPECTOR paid tribute to the late Hal Blaine. (See yesterday's post if you missed it.)

WILCO: Noisey reconsiders Summerteeth on its 20th anniversary.

CURTIS MAYFIELD: The two singles from his debut solo album—“Move on Up” and “If There’s a Hell Below, We’re All Going to Go”—are opposites in tone and message. But they capture the artist’s essence, 20 years after Mayfield’s death.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the only No. 1 hit of Chuck Berry's entire career, "My Ding-A-Ling."

 

FELICITY HUFFMAN and LORI LOUGHLIN are among 50 people charged in a 25MM million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed in Boston on Tuesday. William H. Macy avoided being charged.

ALADDIN has a trailer online.

JOHNNY DEPP accused AMBER HEARD of punching him twice in the face back in 2016 and now The Blast has obtained the photo of his injuries, which is being used as part of his new lawsuit against his ex-wife.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT's Job Offers Have Dried Up After Alleged Hoax.

CONOR McGREGOR is out on bail after an arrest for robbery and smashing a fan's phone.

GAME OF THRONES: The runtimes of the final episodes are out.

AMY ADAMS and her manager Stacy O'Neil are launching a new production company that has secured a first-look deal at HBO.

MIKE JUDGE: The Silicon Valley co-creator has inked a new, rich two-year overall deal extension with HBO.

 

JOSE GUZMAN rushed past firefighters and into his burning home to rescue his dog.

HOW DID A RAT End Up Inside A MetroCard Machine?

THE MANDARIN DUCK and the WOOD DUCK faced off in Central Park.

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Surprisingly busy work day, but Hal Blaine RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

HAL BLAINE. the drummer who propelled dozens of major hit records during the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite, ubiquitous cadre of first-call studio musicians, died Monday, according to a statement from family members on his official Facebook page. He was 90. That Variety obit  hits some of the highlights of his catalogue -- Elvis, Sinatra, The Crystals, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Streisand, the Mamas & Papas -- but this Wikipedia list goes deeper while still not being complete. This 2011 WSJ profile of the master is pretty nifty. Some of the stories there are repeated in this Fresh Air interview, but with more on the invention of rock drumming. MusicRadar has what Blaine considered to be his 11 greatest recordings. And he's all over The Wrecking Crew documentary, as is evident from the trailer.

 

More tomorrow, though I'll still be mourning. (Don't worry; it was a slow "news" day as well.)

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Nick Waterhouse, Amanda Plamer, Ellis, Stray Cats, Cats and Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

WRECKLESS ERIC: The "Whole Wide World," of course. With Ian Dury on the throne.

NICK WATERHOUSE visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

AMANDA PALMER plays the World Cafe.

ELLIS plays the Paste studio.

BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER:  Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst covered the Replacements' "Can't Hardly Wait" at SXSW.

THE STRAY CATS return with "Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)"

 

LOCAL NATIVES return with videos for “When Am I Gonna Lose You” and “Café Amarillo.”

JONI MITCHELL made the best music of her generation by falling in love, over and over, while defending her sense of self.

MERGE RECORDS: 30 Years, 30 Tracks.

TORTOISE's Jeff Parker talks beer and music at October. (Thx, LHB.)

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mac Davis' ballad "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Captain Marvel tops the chart with 153MM, at the top end of estimates and the top debut of 2019 so far, though Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: Episode IX will challenge it. 300MM+ seems quite likely as a final figure, unless it collapses next weekend (spoiler: not likely). How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World places with 14.7MM on a 51 percent drop; it's a victim of the Marvel juggernaut, but crossed the 100MM mark domestically and is over 400MM worldwide. Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Reunion shows with 12MM on a 55 percent drop that's no surprise for a Perry film; given his budgeting skills, it shouldn't matter. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part languishes in the fourth slot with 3.8MM on a 42 percent drop. Alita: Battle Angel rounds out the Top Five with 3.2MM on a steep 56 percent drop, raising the quesyion of whether this film ever had a chance in the shadow on Captain Marvel. Below the fold, Green Book raked in another 2.5MM in Oscar victory money from sixth place.

JENNIFER LOPEZ and ALEX RODRIGUEZ got engaged.

LEA MICHELE married clothing company president Zandy Reich.

CHANCE THE RAPPER married his childhood crush and mother of his child, Kirsten Corley.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT is now facing deeper legal troubles after a grand jury returned 16 felony counts against the actor for falsely reporting a hate crime attack against him in January.

THE SIMPSONS episode featuring Michael Jackson's voice has been pulled from circulation.

TERRY GILLIAM is not a fan of superhero movies.

THE DISNEY VAULT is blowing up.

GREEN BOOK is Big in China.

JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT, star of Airwolf and The Winds of War, has died of cardiac arrest at 73.

 

GAME OF THRONES, but for housepets.

A JAGUAR attacked a woman who reportedly crossed over a barrier while trying to take a photo at a Phoenix-area wildlife park.

MAN SWEPT INTO WHALE'S MOUTH lives to tell the tale.

THE MANDARIN DUCK has been joined by a Wood Duck in Central Park.

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