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Frightened Rabbit, Violent Femmes, Valley Queen, MMJ, Crazy Rodeo   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE JULIE RUIN shared a video for "I'm Done" from Hit Reset.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

VIOLENT FEMMES stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

VALLEY QUEEN played a Tiny Desk Concert.

MY MORNING JACKET shared the topical track, "Magic Bullet."

TWOFER TUESDAY:  "The Dawn Of Correction" by The Spokesmen is an "answer song" to Barry McGuire's immortal "Eve Of Destruction."

GARBAGE: Shirley Manson talks to Weekend Edition about the band and growing up.

BRIAN WILSON: Nick Walusko and Darian Sahanaja talk to Weekend Edition about going from being haedcore fans to leaders in his band.

AEROSMITH's Joe Perry is in stable condition after a health incident while performing with the Hollywood Vampires.

INXS: Previously unreleased songs recorded by Michael Hutchence and a documentary about the last years of his life are set to be released over the next year.

TAYLOR SWIFT takes the No. 1 spot on the 2016 Forbes Celebrity 100 list...but Kim Karsashian got the cover story.

TOM HIDDLESTON: Not keen to discuss his relationship with Taylor Swift...which appears to be moving quickly.

AMY SCHUMER gets covered by Marie Claire.

LINDSAY LOHAN: Trouble in paradise with her Russian boyfriend?

LIV TYLER recently welcomed her second child with fiancé Dave Garner. (Third overall)

JAVIER BARDEM may join Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe as Frankenstein in Universal's monsters universe.

IRAN used to cover up its military activities in Syria and Iraq, so the government could deny any official involvement...but now every Iranian killed in action is named, his picture published, his valor lauded in elaborate tributes in the hard-line news media and on Instagram accounts dedicated to the fighters.

A RODEO has invented what could be the world's most insane game with an enraged bull, a giant football and crazy competitors locked in an enclosed pen.

SOME CRUSTACEANS attract mates with glowing vomit, not unlike many 20-somethings.

A BEAVER suspected of carrying rabies attacked a paddle boarder on Beaver Lake, inflicting multiple lacerations.

270 KGs of LOBSTERS were set free by compassionate monks on Prince Edward Island.

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Arcade Fire, Laming Lips, Polica, Squirrel   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DEXY'S (MIDNIGHT RUNNERS) cover  the Friends of Distinction’s 1969 hit "Grazing in the Grass."

ARCADE FIRE played their first concert in two years at Barcelona’s Razzmatazz fest.

THE FLAMING LIPS played Rock The Garden.

POLICA played Rock The Garden.

LEONARD COHEN plays "So Long, Marianne," circa 1979.

THE REPLACEMENTS: Author Bob Mehr stopped by World Cafe to discuss Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD is launching legal actions against the BBC and South Yorkshire police following the live broadcast of a raid by officers on his home over historical sexual abuse allegations. The singer was told by police last month that there would be no charges and the investigation had been dropped.

LOCAL NATIVES pulled off a Beatle-esque rooftop concert in Silver Lake.

MARVIN GAYE: Ten of His Best.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Secret Life of Pets blew away all competition, topping the chart with 103.2MM, which is mightily impressive for a new property (compare with Pixar's Inside Out, which opened ~90MM).  People like funny animals.  The Legend of Tarzan placed with 20.6MM; that 47 percent drop would look good if it didn't have an 81.4MM domestic total against a 180MM production budget.  Finding Dory shows with 20.4MM, off a decent 51 percent, given the stampeding PetsMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates debuted in the fourth slot with 16.6MM, which isn't exactly bad against a 33MM production budget, but a continuation of a lagging year for comedies. Can folks really be waiting for the Ghostbusters reboot?   The Purge: Election Year rounded out the Top Five with 11.7MM on a 63 percent drop typical of this frannchise. Below the fold, Central Intelligence is performing well for a comedy this year, and The Shallows is quietly holding its own, while Independence Day: Resurgence and The BFG are flopping rather brutally.

DEREK JETER & HANNAH DAVIS tied the knot Saturday in an intimate ceremony at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California.

CHAKA KHAN and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs.

LAMAR ODOM requested that the judge deny spousal support to Khloe Kardashian in their divorce proceedings.

TAYLOR SWIFT & TOM HIDDLESTON were spotted Down Under.

ALANIS MORISSETTE and rapper husband Mario “Souleye” Treadway welcomed their second child, a daughter.

THE U.S. & RUSSIA expelled a few of each others diplomats.

VENEZUELA: Pres Maduro has managed to almost completely sideline the legislature with the help of the Supreme Court, and now the ruling socialist party is talking about shutting congress down altogether.

NORTH KOREA fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday but the launch appears to have failed in the early stages of flight, South Korea’s military said.

IRAN's proliferation activities span eight German states and involve a range of activities to advance its chemical and biological warfare capabilities, as well as its nuclear and missile programs. Also, Iran said Saturday it will continue its ballistic missile program, after the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the missile tests aren’t in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

A SQUIRREL escapes a hawk. They're crafty.

LLAMAS threatened the Tour de France.

SPIDERS "as big as dinner plates" in Queensland? Not quite, but plenty big.

CYBORG LOCUSTS could play an important role in national security.

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Three Dog Night, Jeff Beck, Aaron Neville, Moon Bros., Pigs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 08, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THREE DOG NIGHT! Once again, I'm enjoying the guilty pleasure of enjoying "Eli's Coming" with fellow fans of the late, lamented SportsNight. That, along with memories of The Service's cover of "Shambala" led me to compile a few more, including "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Joy To The World," "One," "Liar," and "Celebrate."

JEFF BECK advance streams Loud Hailer.

AARON NEVILLE advance streams Apache.

MOON BROS. advance streams These Stars.

RYLEY WALKER shares “The Roundabout,” which is psychh-folk, not a Yes cover.

LOCAL NATIVES shares "Fountains of Youth," ahead of Sunlight Youth.

DEE-LITE finds that "Groove Is In the Heart," with a little help from Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip.

THE BANGLES: Vicki Petersen talks to PopMatters about the band's early days among the Paisley Underground.

BELLY talks to Even The Stars about their upcoming reunion dates and new recordings. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

NEIL YOUNG talks about his new album, Daryl Hannah, Buffalo Springfield and more at Rolling Stone.

BLOOD ORANGE: Dev Hynes talks to Morning Edition about growing up different and about making music for people who feel underappreciated.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are: The Secret Life of Pets, which is cureently scoring 80 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, scoring 57 percent.

CALVIN HARRIS tries on the Taylor Swift breakup song marketing gimmick.

STAR TREK BEYOND will out Mr. Sulu, as art imitates George Takei.And yet Takei isn't fully on board with it.

SARAH SILVERMAN was in the ICU all of last week and feels "insanely lucky to be alive."

NORAH JONES has welcomed her second child.

BEN AFFLECK & JENNIFER GARNER still haven't filed divorce papers.

DOCTOR STRANGE: A prequel comic reveals the movie villain.  (Or does it?)

RUSSIA will exhaust one of its two sovereign funds next year, according to a finance ministry proposal seen by Reuters.

PIGS take a CAT on a walk. On a leash, even.

6000 PIGS were rescued from a flood in China.

A CAIMAN was captured in Lowell, Mass.

50 CORGIS frolic on the beach.

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M Ward, Savages, Dikembe, Pixies, Smart Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MYSTERY LIGHTS share a video for the garage-psychedelic "Follow Me Home."

M WARD plays Rock The Garden.

SAVAGES, Live at DC's 9:30 Club.

DIKEMBE advance streams Hail Something.

PIXIES share “Um Chagga Lagga” ahead of Head Carrier

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND: "Boogie Shoes," live in Miami, circa 1974.

THE REVOLUTION: Prince's best-known backing band announced that they’ll be performing together again in September.

TEGAN & SARA talk to The Guardian about their once-dysfunctional relationship, and how gross men and the media are.

JASON ISBELL gave nine tips for singer-songwriters at MusicRadar.

OVERLOOKED ALBUMS of 2016, according to Pitchfork.

CIARA & RUSSELL WILSON tied the knot at Peckforton Castle in Liverpool, England in front of friends and family.

MILA KUNIS talks family life at Glamour.

MARGOT ROBBIE: Even if it wasn't about Margot Robbie, I'd recommend the first few grafs of this Vanity Fair profile as a classic of the genre.

ROSE MacGOWAN attacks a critic for commenting on Renee Zellweger's plastic surgery.

IRON MAN will - in future comics - be a 15-year-old African American girl...who identifies as an iron man.

ROGER AILES is sued for sexual harrassment by 11-year FNC veteran Gretchen Carlson; Ailes calls the claims retaliatory and defmatory.

VENEZUELANS stormed the Colombian border, defying a year-long border closure in search of basic foodstuffs and goods which are hard to find back home.

SYRIA: Assad's air force is taking damage from rebel missiles.

AFGHANISTAN: President Obama put the brakes Wednesday on the planned U.S. troop drawdown, announcing that some 8400 will remain there when he leaves office next year.

A SMART DOG retrieves treats from a bottle.

A BOBCAT attacked a Virginia man protecting his girlfriend.

RUNNING BULLS, Roaming Hands.

BEAR COUNTRY: Outdoor Survival Tips.

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The Parrots, Adia Victoria, All Songs, Kitten vs Dog Tail   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


OVER FIFTY MILLION SERVED. And July 4th brought record visitors. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

MARTHA drops a video for “Ice Cream And Sunscreen.”

THE PARROTS are advance streaming Los Niños Sin Miedo.

ADIA VICTORIA played a Tiny Desk Concert.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from Daniel Lanois, Pinegrove, and Morgan Delt highlight the latest edition.

CROCODILES share “Telepathic Lover” ahead of Dreamless.

BO DONALDSON & THE HEYWOODS: "Billy, Don't Be a Hero," from the Summer of '74. Workin' the Elvis jumpuit look.

THE REPLACEMENTS: A True Story of Stink.

NEKO CASE: An Essential Guide.

GINGER BAKER (Cream) is recovering after open heart surgery.

THE TEN BEST ALBUMS Recorded at Abbey Road, according to NME.

KALEY CUOCO ran afoul of an Instagram Independence Day crowd.

TAYLOR SWIFT's Fourth of July Weekend.

CIARA iled legal docs in her defamation lawsuit against baby daddy Future, in which she claims to fear he will murder Russell Wilson.

THE WARRIORS seems headed to Hulu as a series.

IMPERIUM, featuring Daniel Radcliffe as an FBI agent who goes undercover as a skinhead, has a trailer online.

NOEL NEILL, the actress who played Lois Lane in Superman, the movie and television series in the 1950s, died at the age of 95 on Sunday.She also had a role in Superman returns, as the woman Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) bilked out of her estate.

IRAQ sees its worst terror bombing since the 2003 invasion, with 250 deaths.

KITTEN vs DOG TAIL: Who You Got?

TURTLE EGG THIEVES: Is there anything lower? Yes...but still pretty low.

A BABY OWL rides a Tiny Toy Horse.

A MISSING CAT was found after more than two years, living with a new family a few doors down in Bloomington, IL.

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