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Thin Lizzy, Tony Molina, Lucero, Amanda Shires, Shemekia Copeland, Shark   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THIN LIZZY! Remember that chick who used to dance a lot? Here's Phil Lynott & Co. live at the Sydney Opera House in 1978, playing "Jailbreak," "Bad Reputation," "Cowboy Song," "The Boys Are Back In Town," "Waiting For An Alibi," and "Are You Ready?"

TONY MOLINA streams Kill the Lights.

LUCERO advance streams Among the Ghosts.

AMANDA SHIRES advance streams To the Sunset.

SHEMEKIA COPELAND advance streams America's Child.

CALVIN JOHNSON shares "Kiss Me Sweetly," ft. his fiancee Michelle Branch.

LORETTA LYNN covers Roger Miller's "Half A Mind."

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

THE 2018 MERCURY PRIZE nominees are announced.

FETCH: Nine British acts that America never understood.

VAL CAMILLETTI, who ran one of the great Chicagoland record stores, died in hospice care early Tuesday at the British Home in Brookfield, about two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 78.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Supremes' gloriously formulaic "Stop! In The Name Of Love."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which is currently scoring 97 percent on th ol' Tomatometer; and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which is scoring 89 percent.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT, the sixth installment of the franchise, plays as a bit of a sequel to its predecessor, Rogue Nation. It suffers a little by comparison, but not too much. It lacks set pieces with the distinctiveness of the last one.Yet just about the time I was wondering whether I was going to be disappointed, the second act gives you a terrific car / motorcyle chase, the plot twists several times over, and the stakes get raised on a personal level. Also, Tom Cruise runs-- really fast, for a long time, as he does.  For such a star vehicle, however, Cruise is smart enough to know it's really about the team, with most everyone in the cast gets a good moment or two along the way. And I'm pretty sure that one of the characters is a callback of sorts to the very first of these films in a subtle way.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS secretly wed indie rocker Phil Elverum (Mt Eerie) earlier this month.

RIAN JOHNSON: The Last Jedi director deletes 20K tweets. Conspiracy theorists pondered whether he had anything to hide, and if Disney had issued instructions to its directing stable to cover up their social media histories.

SARAH SILVERMAN gets dinged for a 2009 tweet.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS: Elizabeth Banks will direct Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska in the reboot. Banks will play Bosley.

METOO: A survey of more than 2000 Writers Guild of America West members found that 64 percent of female writers have experienced sexual harassment sometime in their careers.

DEMI LOVATO's team tried to stage an intervention and get her help for her drug addiction, but the singer blew them off.

ADDICTION, DEPRESSION & SELF-HATRED: Inside Artie Lange's last chance.

POSSIBLY THE WORLD'S LARGEST GREAT WHITE turns up for Shark Week. What say you, Police Chief Brody?

COLORADO MAN spots four mountain lions on his porch, as one does in CO.

ZOO accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras.

A BORDER COLLIE wins the "In My Feelings" challenge. At least, I think so.

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Wilder Maker, Joe Walsh & Foo Fighters, The McKenzie tapes, Microchipped Pup   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ADAM & THE ANTS: "Dog Eat Dog." Gonna look real good (yeah, right).

WILDER MAKER covers the Soft Boys, Jessica Pratt and... Bread for a Lagniappe Session.

SAM LEWIS & BIRDS OF CHICAGO team up at the World Cafe.

THE McKENZIE TAPES: Vintage NYC bootlegs of the 80s and 90s. Husker Du, the Replacements, The Feelies, Violent Femmes, Patti Smith, and many more.

COLTER WALL shares “Plain to See Plainsman,” and a cover of Wilf Carter’s “Calgary Round-Up."


JOE WALSH joins FOO FIGHTERS on "Rocky Mountain Way."

ARCADE FIRE shares some advice from Bruce Speingsteen.

MICHAEL NESMITH's book is as odd as might think.

REO SPEEDWAGON have been voted the top musicians in Illinois history by participants in the Illinois Top 200 project, a part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. I blame the Russians.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Beatles' "Eight Days A Week."


GWYNETH PALTROW:  Inside the growth of Goop — the most controversial brand in the wellness industry.

DEMI LOVATO started to believe the "myth of moderation" before her overdose.

JESSE CAMP, the winner of MTV's first Wanna Be a VJ contest in the 1990s, has been found after being reported missing by his sister.

LIN-MAUEL MIRANDA, MICHELLE WILLIAMS & SAM ROCKWELL will star in a mini-series about choreographer Bob Fosse.

FRASIER may be returning to television. I'm listening.

DEADWOOD is greenlit.

CHRIS HARDWICK will return to Talking Dead after an AMC investigation.

LAMAR ODOM is safe after gunshots were fired while the former NBA star was dining at Hooters.


A MICROCHIP reunites a scared pup with her owner.

APRIL THE GIRAFFE is pregnant again.

SNAIL RACING Champ Announced.

A CHARMING GREAT WHITE returns to Nova Scotia, just in time for Shark Week.

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Trey Anastasio, Thin Lips, Tony Molina. Iron & Wine, Swearin', Dolphin   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ELO: Because I "Can't Get It Out Of My Head."

TREY ANASTASIO, headlining the Levitate Music and Arts Festival.

THIN LIPS streams their Chosen Family LP.

TONY MOLINA is pretty Byrdsy on three short tracks from Kill The Lights.

IRON & WINE shares “What Hurts Worse.”

SWEARIN' shares "Grow Into a Ghost."


FLEET FOXES share a video for "If You Need To, Keep Time On Me."

THE NATIONAL talks weed, anxiety, competing with Arcade Fire and big plans for their 'departure record.'

SHARON VAN ETTEN talks about BBC Proms, her ‘dark but hopeful' new album, starring in The OA, and mental health.

BILLY JOEL talks to Vulture about his songwriting silence, the country today, and his ideal farewell.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Temptations' joyous pop masterpiece "My Girl."


DEMI LOVATO was rushed to an L.A. hospital after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose.

JESSE CAMP, the former MTV VJ, has gone missing.

MILA KUNIS blames herself for her breakup with Macaulay Culkin.

IRON MAN TURNS 10: Birth of a Universe.

KARLIE KLOSS and her boyfriend Joshua Kushner are engaged after six years of dating.

DIE HARD is a Christmas movie, according to the screenwriter.



DOGS will try to make you feel better, according to a new study.

AN OREGON WOMAN finds a mountain lion napping in her home. no word on the porridge.

A DEER picks up some chocolate in a Colorado store, returns 30 min later with the family.

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Jim James, Low Cut Connie, King's Singers, Bicycle Monkey   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS: "Fall" and "Sleep Comes Down" for Twofer Tuesday.

JIM JAMES stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic.

LOW CUT CONNIE visits World Cafe.

THE KING'S SINGERS play a Tiny Desk Concert.

EFFED UP shares "Raise Your Voice Joyce / Two I’s Closed." (yep, a twofer, and quite different)

MORRISSEY drops another “lost studio track” called “By The Time I Get To Wherever I’m Going.”


ARCTIC MONKEYS share a video for "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino."

DAVID BOWIE's earliest demo turned up in a bread basket.Meanwhile, "Zeroes" gets reworked for a box set.

THE BEACH BOYS: "Kokomo"(!) turns 30; Stereogum has the sordid backstory.

NEKO CASE talks songwriting at Vox.

THE NUMBER ONES ooks at Gary Lewis And The Playboys' "This Diamond Ring."


CHRIS PRATT & ZOE SALDANA weigh in on James Gunn's sacking.

R KELLY denies sexual abuse allegations in a 19-minute song.

ROBERT DE NIRO is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' untitled Joker origin movie.

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS dropped its first offical trailer.

FANTASTIC BEASTS dropped its Comic-Con trailer.

BETH BEHRS & MICHAEL GLADIS, of 2 Broke Girls and Mad Men, respectively, got hitched. My (very passing) dealings with Gladis were always pleasant.

STORMY DANIELS' husband has filed for divorce, and it turns out he's both an adult video actor and a heavy metal drummer.

DENNIS QUAID admits he was once doing cocaine on “a daily basis."


A DOG chases a monkey on a bike.

BEARS vs SHEEP IN THE PYRENEES: The Shepherds Are Traumatized.

SHARK WEEK: Hippos, Snails and Mosquitoes are more dangerous.

SCIENTISTS "accidentally" grew a chicken with the face of a dinosaur.

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Fleet Foxes, Courtney Barnett, Japanese Breakfast, Go-Gos, Golden Retrievers   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FLEET FOXES played the Pitchfork Music Fest.

COURTNEY BARNETT played the Pitchfork Music Fest.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST played the Pitchfork Music Fest.


THE GO-GOs joined the cast of their musical for "Our Lips Are Sealed."

KIM GORDON on creative life after divorce.

MITSKI gets a lengthy profile at Pitchfork.

THE ESSEX GREEN talks to Under The Radar about their favorite endings to movies, TV shows, and books; what songs they'd like played on their deathbeds and at their funerals; as well as their personal versions of heaven and hell.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," an astonishing widescreen ballad and one of Phil Spector's definitive statements as a producer.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Equalizer 2 tops the chart with 35.8MM, just a shade better than the original, but continuing proof of Denzel Washington's remarkable consistency as a box office draw: he's rarely in a flop or a blockbuster. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! placed with 34.4MM, well ahead of the original but perhaps less than expected, given how leggy the original was. Hotel Transylvania 3 showed with 23.1MM on a 49 percent drop larger than its predecessors, but this installment is doing as well or better (as predicted) on stronger weekday numbers during the Summer. Ant-Man and the Wasp took the fourth slot with 16.1MM on a 45 percent drop and seems likely to match the original's gross by next weekend. Incredibles 2 rounded out the Top Five with another 11.5M, but looks unlikely to reach 600MM.

JAMES GUNN was removed as director of the Guardians Of The Galaxy series after a batch of old social media dispatches were unearthed that touched on areas like pedophilia and rape. Dave Bautista is not cool with it.

GLASS dropped a Comic-Con trailer.

AQUAMAN dropped a Comic-Con trailer.

SHAZAM dropped a Comic-Con trailer.

TAYLOR SWIFT, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in Universal’s much-discussed movie adaptation of the hit Cats musical.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is headed for a TV reboot.

DENISE RICHARDS is in talks to join the cast for the ninth season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

LINDSAY LOHAN is getting a reality show.

MEL BROOKS: Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man.


GOLDEN RETRIEVERS gathered in Scotland to celebrate 150 years since the breed was created.

HARE FIGHT: Rabbits, punching.

GET YOURSELF A GIANT DOG:  The gentleness of the puppy who keeps growing.

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