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Letters to Cleo, Earwigs. Axis: Sova, Duchess Says, Raccoon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


OKKERVIL RIVER shares a video for “Judey On A Street.” (some NSFW nakedness)

LETTERS TO CLEO returns with an EP titled Back To Nebraska.

EARWIGS advance stream Pause for the Jets.

AXIS: SOVA advance streams Motor Earth.

DUCHESS SAYS advance streams Sciences Nouvelles.

CLOUD NOTHINGS share “Modern Act,” ahead of Life Without Sound.

THE OHIO PLAYERS are on "Fire." Over nine minutes, and just gets wackier.

BRIAN WILSON: Read excerpts of his memoirs at Pitchfork and NME.

DAVID CROSBY talks to Stereogum about talks Twitter, streaming, Kanye, and his new album, Lighthouse.

ULTIMATE PAINTING: With their lo-fi guitars and catchy but unfussy melodies, singer-guitarists Jack Cooper and James Hoare are on a mission to strip away clutter.

RICK ASTLEY talks about life after becoming a meme.

MEL GIBSON Is No Longer Persona Non Grata in Hollywood.

MICHAEL JACKSON topped the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities on Wednesday for the fourth straight year.


JUSTICE LEAGUE: IGN has your first look at Amber Heard as Mera of Atlantis.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY gets afeature profile at Esquire.

TOMMY FORD, who played Tommy on the '90s hit show Martin, has died at 52.

SELENA GOMEZ has been recovering at a Tennessee treatment facility since announcing August 30 that she was taking a break to manage “anxiety, panic attacks and depression.”

YEMEN: For the second time this week the USS Mason was targeted by at least one incoming missile fired from a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. The missiles did not impact the ship and no one was hurt. (BTW, the Houthis are funded and armed by Iran.)

THE RACCOON steals your phone.

TWO PYTHONS, fighting in a kitchen.

COWS ON THE LAM shut down a Louisiana highway.

BEAR COITUS INTERRUPTUS: Not a good idea. The More You Know.

HUNDREDS OF JELLYFISH invade the New Zealand coastline.

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Conor Oberst, Sean Lennon and Les Claypool, All Songs, Angry Birds   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CASS McCOMBS kicks off the video for “Laughter Is The Best Medicine" with New Orleans cult legend Reverend Goat Carson.

CONOR OBERST stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

SEAN LENNON & LES CLAYPOOL stop by World Cafe as The Claypool Lennon Delirium.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from Hippo Campus, Amber Coffman, TOY and more feature in the latest episode.

MARSHALL CRENSHAW plays his classic "Someday, Someway"... for Merv

ARE WE THERE YET? On Tour WIth Brian Wilson.

LEONARD COHEN talks to The New Yorker about his new album, his life’s story, and most pervasively, his declining health.

BEACH SLANG's guitarist was dismissed following allegations of sexual assault.

PRINCE: Purple Rain got nominated for an American Music Award, though it already won in 1984.

DANIEL CRAIG has decided that making huge piles of money as James Bond is a pretty good idea.

KIM KARDASHIAN is suing for published stories that accuse her of lying about the whole Paris robbery.

JIM CARREY has been slapped with a lawsuit by the mother of his ex-girlfriend, claiming she OD'd after she realized he had given her 3 STDs and when she confronted him he dumped her.

BEN AFFLECK talks about co-parenting with estranged wife Jennifer Garner.

JESSE EISENBERG is expecting his first child with longtime girlfriend Anna Strout.

DRAKE & RHIANNA have an "open relationship."

RONALD McDONALD is maintaining a low profile during the creepy clown epidemic in America.

HEATHERS: The TV Land reboot is taking shape.

AFGHANISTAN: When Taliban fighters penetrated the capital of Helmand province for the first time Monday, killing at least 14 people in a suicide bombing and related attacks, it was their most successful assault to date on the strategic southern city and opium trade center, which the insurgents have been trying to capture for months.

IRAQ: Islamic State militants have placed booby traps across the city of Mosul, dug tunnels and recruited children as spies in anticipation of an offensive to dislodge the jihadists from their Iraqi stronghold, Iraqis and U.S. officials said.

ANGRY BIRDS interrupt a round of golf.

NUTMEG:The World's Oldest Cat?


A SNAKE does an Aussie version of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Wilco, Weaves, Mono, Corgi   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


KING NUN drops a pretty vintage-style video for "Tulip," which owes a bit to the White Stripes.

WILCO stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

WEAVES stopped by World Cafe for a mini-set.

MONO is streaming Requiem For Hell.

DAVID HOLMES & SONG SUNG cover 10cc's "I'm Not In Love."

THE MAMAS & PAPAS: All the leaves are brown so it's "California Dreamin'" and "Nowhere Man" for Twofer Tuesday

TALKING HEADS Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth watch a Fred Arimsen / Bill Hader mockumentary sending up their old band.

THE LAST WALTZ is getting the super-deluxe 40th anniversary reissue.

LAURIE ANDERSON assembled a playlist of the Lou Reed originals she feels best represent him.

THOMAS DOLBY: Brooklyn Vegan excerpts the part of his memoirs about making the video for "She Blinded Me With Science".

BEN AFFLECK's team is accused of editing and deleting segments of just-filmed TV interviews with the actor at a press junket for the new movie The Accountant before releasing the footage to the reporter who carried out the interview.

CASEY AFFLECK faces a second sexual harassment lawsuit.

BILLY BUSH was suspended from the Today show after the airing of his 2005 hot mic conversation with Donald Trump.

JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBERG talks to Katie Kouric about Donald Trump, Cloin Kaepernick and the law.

ARMY OF ONE, in which Nicolas Cage is on a mission from God to capture Osama bin Laden, has a trailer online.

HELLBOY 3: Ron Perlman is working on it; no one else is.

A CORGI on a carousel, trying to catch up to you.

AS GOD AS MY WITNESS: One turkey died after being thrown from an airplane during a "Turkey Trot" festival in Arkansas.

A STORK waited out Hurricane Matthew in the restroom.

A RANDY CAPYBARA is on the lam and looking for love.

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McCartney, Rolling Stones, Green Day, KT Tunstall, Dug the Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


PAUL McCARTNEY busts out a rare "I Wanna Be Your Man" and joins NEIL YOUNG on "Why Don't We Do it in the Road?" and "A Day in the Life" on the Desert Trip.

THE ROLLING STONES covered The Beatles' "Come Together" and Dylan's "Desolation Row," along with the blues standard “Ride ‘Em On Down."

GREEN DAY dropped Revolution Radio on Spotify and Apple Music.

KT TUNSTALL played a mini-set at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

BOOKER T & THE MG's: "Green Onions," live in '68.

STEELY DAN got an indie music tribute. Instagram videos included.

SUZANNE VEGA talks to The Guardian about her confused identity growing up, and her new album drawn from her one-woman play about US writer Carson McCullers.

TOM WAITS is locked in an angry dispute with one of France’s favorite performers, the avant-garde circus star Bartabas the Furious.

ROBERT GOLDSTEIN, guitarist for the Urban Verbs and later NPR's music librarian, died from cancer at age 66.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Girl on the Train topped the chart with 24.7MM, a debut good enough that it likely won't depend on overseas markets to profit, though a notch or two behind a similar movie, Gone Girl, in this frame.  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children showed with 15MM, a 48 percent drop from its debut and a showing underscoring its need for foreign receipts.  Deepwater Horizon showed with 11.7MM on a 42 perecent drop, and is even less likely to benefit from foreign markets, given the subject-matter. The Magnificent Seven remake took the fourth slot with 9.1MM on a 41 percent drop, but this one likely profits based on overseas sales.  Storks rounded out the Top Five with 8.4 million and still looks unprofitable, despite crossing 100MM worldwide.

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD October surprised presidential candidate Donald Trump, which you would not believe if I wrote it in a novel.

THE APPRENTICE's producer, Mark Burnett, has threatened staffers who could release potentially damaging outtakes of Donald Trump from the show.

BRANGELEXIT: Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for the incident on his private jet; there was never an investigation in the first place because FBI sources say there's no case.

SIGOURNEY WEAVER has been officially announced as the yet-unnamed villainess in Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix.

POWER RANGERS has a trailer online.

PIXAR's DUG THE DOG, in Real Life.

SHARKS like AC/DC and that album they make.

WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Dundee Police have launched an inquiry.

PETS are now getting medical marijuana.

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R.E.M., Purling Hiss, Muddy Magnolias, Pop & Obachan, the Stones, RIP Area Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 07, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with R.E.M! Live at the Capital Theater, in Passaic, NJ, on June 9, 1984. Your set list includes: "Pale Blue Eyes"; "Second Guessing"; "Hyena"; "Letter Never Sent"; "Harborcoat"; "7 Chinese Brothers"; "Pretty Persuasion"; "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"; "Gardening At Night"; "9-9/Windout"; "Old Man Kensey"; "Sitting Still"; "Driver 8"; "Carnival Of Sorts (Boxcars)"; "Radio Free Europe"; and "Little America." BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: "So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star" (ft. Roger McGuinn); "Do You Believe in Magic?" (ft. John Sebastian); and "Gloria" (with Roger McGuinn).

PURLING HISS advance streams High Bias.

MUDDY MAGNOLIAS advance streams Broken People.

POP & OBACHAN advance streams Misc. Excellence.

THE ROLLING STONES drop "Just Your Fool" on Spotify ahead of Blue & Lonesome (which also features Eric Clapton).

THE SMITHS: "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want," as you've never seen it before.

FLEETWOOD MAC: Christine McVie talks to The Guardian about the band's half-finished album, the visitation she had when writing "Songbird," and growing up with a psychic mum.

TALKING HEADS: The Road to Remain In Light.

OTIS REDDING gets a meaty retrospective at Clash Music.

OASIS: The toxic legacy of Be Here Now.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are The Girl on the Train, which is currently scoring 45 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Birth of a Nation, currently scoring 78 percent; and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, scoring 83 percent.

KIM KARDASHIAN reportedly will be dialing back her ostentatious displays of wealth after getting robbed in Paris.

BRANGELEXIT: Brad Pitt has reunited with his children.

JOE BUCK's hair plug addiction nearly cost him his voice and career.

SEAN PENN keeps getting older, while his girlfriends stay the same age. Thought he was Spicoli, turns out to be Wooderson.

WARREN BEATTY gives a rare interview to Vanity Fair.

ALLIED has a second trailer online.


JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 also has a teaser.

THAT THING YOU DO! gets a 20th birthday celebration at Entertainment Weekly.

A RESCUED KANGAROO starts each day with a hug.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT is -- as you might have guessed -- an oppressive patriarchy.

FLESH-EATING SCREWWORMS have returned to Florida, as if Florida didn't have enough to worry about.

R.I.P., AREA CAT:  He was a loyal and witty feline rescued from a dumpster as a kitten by his devoted cat mom and embraced by his adopted cat dad.  He will be sorely missed. My best thoughts and prayers to him and for his surviving family in their time of grief.

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