THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...
...with the wicked, wicked WILSON PICKETT, live from Germany, circa 1968. This disappeared from the Tube, but I've managed to find almost all of it reposted there or elsewhere. His band warms up the crowd with the instrumental "Soulfinger," but Pickett electrifies from the moment he enters for "Everybody Needs Somebody" and doesn't let up through "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)," "Mustang Sally" and "Stagger Lee," and "Funky Broadway," during which people dancing in front of the stage start turning up onstage (And why not? This rawks almost as hard as The Who's cover of "Shakin' All Over"). The tumultuous finale of "Land of 1000 Dances" from amid the crowd remains missing, but this other "Land of 1000 Dances" from 1966 is almost as wild, and in color to boot. Raw and riveting; if this can't put you in a weekend state of mind, probably nothing can.
DEHD plays WFUV.
MAKING MOVIES plays KEXP.
JULIEN BAKER shares "Guthrie."
VOXTROT shares "Fifteen Minutes."
KHRUANGBIN covers Booker T & The M.G.’s “Green Onions" as electronica.
BLONDIE shares a previously unreleased 1980 track "I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer," the demo for what became their 'Autoamerican' closer "Go Through It."
METRIC reflects on their two decades in music and the indie sleaze phenomenon.
POTENTIAL SONGS OF THE SUMMER, according to Pitchfork.
THE BEST ALBUMS of 2022 (So Far), according to The Ringer.
THE BEST DEBUTS of 2022 (So Far) according to NME.
MANNY CHARLTON, founding guitarist for Scottish hard-rock figureheads Nazareth, is dead at 80.
JAMES CAAN, who built a durable film career in varied roles across six decades but was forever identified most closely with one of his earliest characters, the quick-tempered, skirt-chasing Sonny Corleone in the original “Godfather” movie, died on Wednesday. He was 82.Earlier this year, he and others spoke to Variety about the 50th anniversary of "The Godfather." And here's a remembrance from Owen Glieberman. And here's a Top 10 list.
HUGH GRANT, who once played the British Prime Minister, had a bit role in the TV coverage of Boris Johnson's resignation.
REESE WITHERSPOON & WILL FERRELL are doing a wedding comedy.
DENISE RICHARDS defends her decision to join OnlyFans after her daughter did.
DAREDEVIL's Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are returning in Echo on D+.
QUENTIN TARANTINO embraces Minions and Peppa Pig.
BRAD PITT believes he suffers from prosopagnosia, a rare “face blindness” disorder — but “nobody believes” him.
LUCK has a trailer online.
CATS & DOGS, living together...
PUPPER Achievement Unlocked.
MANAGING THE GROCERIES is always a bit tricky.