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Fleet Foxes, Pokey LaFarge, The High 48s, Stars, Prince, Cat+Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CHARLY BLISS visits summer camp in "Westermarck."

FLEET FOXES stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

POKEY LaFARGE stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

THE HIGH 48s stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

STARS shares two new tracks.

PRINCE: Hear “Father’s Song,” originally intended to be included in the Purple Rain movie.

EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

RADIOHEAD: An Oral History of OK Computer.

YOKO ONO will receive a songwriting credit on John Lennon’s 1971 classic “Imagine." Not a yuge fan of Yoko or the song ("Oh Yoko" is much better, imho), but Lennon did publicly say she should have credit.

PAUL McCARTNEY's TOP 10 SOLO TRACKS, according to NME (presumably thinking about his 75th birthday yesterday).

BOB SEGER: 13 of his previously unavailable albums are now available on most major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, but notably excluding both Pandora Premium and Tidal.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Cars 3 tops the chart with 53.5MM, which is 7-13MM below the first two and one of Pixar's worst opening weekends in a decade.  Wonder Woman places with 40.8MM on a very leggy 30 percent drop.  All Eyez on Me showed with 27MM, well above projections in the mid-teens, against a reported 40MM budget.  The Mummy tumbled 56 percent to collect 13.9MM in the fourth slot, but may yet profit based on big overseas sales.  47 Meters Down rounds out the Top Five with 11.5MM, which was about double the tracking estimates.  Below the fold, Rough Night opened in seventh with a disappointing 8MM against a 20MM budget.

BEYONCE & JAY Z have welcomed twins.

STEPHEN FURST, the actor who portrayed "Flounder" in the classic comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, died Friday following complications from diabetes. He was 63.

JOHN G. AVILDSEN, the Oscar winning director behind Rocky and The Karate Kid passed away at 81.

CARRIE FISHER's death was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office revealed on Friday.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE has produced a wedding, as well as a scandal.

BILL COSBY received a mistrial; prosecutors aim to retry the sexual assault charges.

CAT & DOG: It's a thin line between hate and love.

ELEPHANTS seem to have a capacity for solving problems by thinking about them in abstract terms.

HUNDREDS OF CATS were saved from ending up on restaurant menus in China.

GOPHERS are breaking into the Montana State Prison.

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Nilsson, Father John Misty,Govt Mule, Robert Cray Matthew Sweet, Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with HARRY NILSSON! He would have celebrated a birthday yesterday, so let's revisit the BBC's "The Music of Nilsson from 1971, including a mashup of "Mr. Richland's Favorite Song" and "One," "Gotta Get Up," a medley of "Walk Right Back," "Cathy's Clown" and "Let The Good Times Roll," and really moving take on "Life Line." Then there are two videos from The Point!  -- "Think About Your Troubles" and "Are You Sleeping" -- sandwiching "Joy." The set concludes with "Without Her," "Coconut" and "1941."

FATHER JOHN MISTY performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

GOVT MULE played a mini-set during the recent Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

ROBERT CRAY & STEVE JORDAN played a mini-set during the recent Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

MATTHEW SWEET returns with "Country Girl."

MUDHONEY returns with a NSFW track.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE share "The Way You Used To Do."

THE KILLERS share "The Man."

THE FRESH AND ONLYS share "Wolf Lie Down."

AEROSMITH: "Train Kept A-Rollin'" At least until Midnight.

JASON ISBELL is profiled on Morning Edition.

SPOON: Britt Daniel talks to The Skinny about fame, decades of touring, and more. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

STEVE EARLE: "My wife left me for a younger, skinnier, less talented singer."

DISCO ROCK: Ten of the Best.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Cars 3, which is currently scoring 64 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Rough Night, which is scoring 54 percent; All Eyez on Me, scoring 11 percent; and 47 Meters Down, scoring 48 percent.  Also, The Book of Henry opens on 579 screes, scoring 28 percent.

TOM CRUISE is getting blamed for the weak performance of The Mummy (even though it was a troubled project before he got there).

BILL COSBY is trumpeting the news that the jury in his sex assault trial is deadlocked.

JESSICA CHASTAIN is in negotiations to star as the villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the latest installment of Fox’s banner-carrying X-Men movie franchise.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES shares an extended clip about the "Bad Ape."

ZENDAYA talks to Vogue about Spider-Man, first love, and Disney stardom.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE drama continues to swirl.

OLIVER STONE went off the rails on The Late Show. He normally seems so stable.

AUSTRIA:  More than 300 clerics representing the majority of Austria's Muslims are expressing support for a declaration condemning extremism and terrorism and urging their followers to integrate by actively participating in Austrian society.

A DOG survives being picked up by a tornado.

A MAINE WOMAN was attacked by a rabid raccoon she would end up killing with her bare hands.

A FLATWORM traveled to space with one head, but came back with two.

BROWN COWS do not give chocolate milk. The More You Know. Swoosh.

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Anita Pallenberg, RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



WORK, and a relative lack of news (or what passes for news here), causes me to mostly skip today, except for this:

ANITA PALLENBERG, the German-Italian actress and model who became best known for her relationships with members of the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Chichester, West Sussex, England. She was 73. In addition to the NYT obit, The Guardian makes more of an essay of it.

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Wednesday. Things. Perfume Genius. All Songs. Bernice. Terrier.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



LEE RENALDO & SHARON VAN ETTEN share a video for "Circular (Right As Rain)."

PERFUME GENIUS plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features new tracks from Emily Haines, Guerilla Toss, Chatity belt and more.

BERNICE streams the Puff EP.

THE HORRORS share "Machine," their first in three years.

DENT MAY shares "Picture on a Screen."

SOAR shares "Fort Funston."


BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE: "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."  Because it's summer. Plus, cowbell.

THE MC5: Wayne Kramer shares ‘long lost’ footage.

NEIL YOUNG seems like he'll be finally releasing his long-lost 1976 album Hitchhiker this summer.

ALT-J talks to The Quietus about Relaxer, why they turned down a chance to work with Gary Lineker and the mysterious condition of 'tour toes'.

WHY ROCK FANS are loyal to the brand – not the band.


DEMI MOORE is missing her two front teeth.

BILL COSBY: The jury continues to deliberate.

WONDER WOMAN: Contra prior reports, director Patty Jenkins is not signed for a sequel, granting her yuge leverage with the WB. Warners execs also may have been unprepared for the level of success and acclaim Wonder Woman has achieved.

CHRIS HARRISON is addressing the recent scandal that took place in (Bachelor in) Paradise.

ELLE MACPHERSON and billionaire Jeffrey Soffer have called it quits after nearly four years of marriage.

BATMAN & ROBIN director Joel Schumacher finally apologizes.

JOHN LANDIS  (The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Trading Places, Coming To America, Three Amigos) granted a lengthy and outspoken interview with Entertainment.ie.

THE 25 BEST MOVIES OF THE 21ST CENTURY, according to Ross Douthat, in response to the NYT critics' list earlier this week.


A "HUMBLE" TERRIER "sits down" when Kendrick Lamar raps "sit down".

A BEAR bear ambled across a race route in Colorado Springs.

A MISCHIEVOUS BEAVER disrupted a Canadian wedding.

SCORPION: It's what's for breakfast!

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Tuesday. Things. Jason Isbell. Beth Ditto. Palm. Turtlenecked. Bear.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



SHARON VAN ETTEN performs "Tarifa" on Twin Peaks.

JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT advance streams The Nashville Sound.

BETH DITTO advance streams Fake Sugar.

PALM streams the Shadow Expert EP.

TURTLENECKED streams Vulture.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT shares "Fields of Wheat."

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART share "When I Dance With You."

RIDE shares "Lannoy Point."


THE CARS released "Candy-O" this week in 1979. Add "The Dangerous Type" for Twofer Tuesday.

GLEN MORROW, a fixture of Hoboken's strong indie scene in the 80s, gets a nice profile from NPR.

CHUCK BERRY'S swan song is a four-decade odyssey.

WE ARE X: The Greatest Rock‘n'Roll Story America Has Never Heard? (Not the L.A. Punk band, btw)

THE MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: Don't call it a comeback.


ADAM WEST slept with up to eight women a night — and turned to booze when Batman was axed.


JULIA STILES and her fiancé Preston J. Cook will welcome their first child later this year.

LINDSAY LOHAN is joining a British sitcom with Rupert Grint, Nick Frost and Don Johnson.

BILL COSBY's lawyer all but threw in the towel Monday as he delivered lengthy, rambling closing arguments in the comedian’s sex assault trial.

THE 25 BEST FILMS OF THE CENTURY (So Far), according to the New York Times.

TOM HARDY's emotional tribute to his late dog Woody.


A BEAR invaded an old Russian nuclear sub port under cover of looking for fish. 

A PUP who flunked out of a police canine academy for being too friendly now has a new job as Queensland's official Vice-Regal Dog.

CHIMPANZEES do not have human rights, an appeals court rules.

SNAKE in a gas pump.

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