THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
... with THE BANGLES! There's no better way to start than with these live takes on "Hero Takes A Fall" and Kimberley Rew's "Goin' Down To Liverpool" for Dave in 1984. It was that sort of rawk (and the hotness of Susanna Hoffs) that got Prince to give them "Manic Monday," their first mainstream hit, from the A Different Light album, which included Jules Shear's "If She Knew What She Wants," Alex Chilton's "September Gurls," and -- inevitably -- Liam Sternberg's "Walk Like An Egyptian." Nevertheless, their fondness for the genres of the mid-60s was still evident in their take on Simon & Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter" for the Less Than Zero soundtrack, and the psych-garage-bubblegum of "In Your Room" on the Everything album, which yielded their final No.1 hit, "Eternal Flame." The draw from the 60s is a constant I saw them in a club, on a big stage and in a club again -- the last time was at a House of Blues, where they covered the We Five's "You Were On My Mind." However, I'll confess that I put off featuring the band for about a bit, until the Susanna Hoffs solo cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" popped back up on the Tube after an absence. That woman knows how to shake her tambourine.
NATION OF LANGUAGE, Live at Rockwood Music Hall.
UNEARTHED, VOL 18: A deep dig into 1992.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS make their US TV debut.
SPARKS play "This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us" at a public piano at Paris Gare du Nord.
NEKO CASE discusses her new career-spanning compilation and teases upcoming New Pr0nographers music.
KURT VILE, on beating anxiety, hitting arenas and hungering for hits.
CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER, known for casting the erect phalluses of famous rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, the Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley, and Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra-has died following a long illness. She was 74 years old.
ROBERT MORSE, the Tony Award-winning star of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying who impressed a new legion of fans as the eccentric head of the Sterling Cooper ad agency on Mad Men, died Wednesday. He was 90. And here's how he went out on Mad Men, as an apparition.
BILL MURRAY is accused of inappropriate conduct, shutting down the production of Being Mortal.
MIKE TYSON repaeatedly punched an irplane passenger in the face.
JOHNNY DEPP: Still testifying.
MEGXIT: Prince Charles is at the end of his rope with Prince Harry and was reluctant to meet with his estranged son in a secret meeting last week, a royal family expert claimed.
LIGHTYEAR has a trailer online.
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE has a trailer online.
JENNIFER GREY says Madonna wrote "Express Yourself" about the actress' breakup with Matthew Broderick.
CNN+: New Coke lasted longer.
STRANGER THINGS creators The Duffer Brothers confirmed that the show will end with season five – but hint that spin-offs are already in the pipeline.
HOW TO Wake Up Your Human.
IGGY POP, 75, serenading his bird.
A GREAT POTOO looks like it's straight out of the Muppets.
COWS ON THE LAM in Winston-Salem.