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XTC, Sebadoh, Mavis Staples, Justin Townes Earle, Duck   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with XTC! Live on Rockpalast, February 10, 1982. Your setlist includes: "Respectable Street" (still one of my faves), "Towers of London," "Runaways," "Jason and the Argonauts," "Burning With Optimism's Flames," "Snowman," "Ball And Chain," "Sgt. Rock (Is Going to Help Me)," "No Thugs In Our House" (another fave), "Senses Working Overtime" (ditto), "Making Plans For Nigel," "Living Through Another Cuba," "Generals and Majors," "Real By Reel," and "Life Begins At The Hop."

SEBADOH advance streams Act Surprised.

MAVIS STAPLES advance steams We Get By.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE advance streams The Saint of Lost Causes.

PETROL GIRLS advance streams Cut & Stitch.

THE NATIONAL shares "Rylan."

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN shares "There Goes My Miracle."

PETE TOWNSHEND, ROGER DALTREY & THE ROOTS perform "Won't Get Fooled Again" on toy instruments for Fallon.

MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle choreographs Ace of Base's "The Sign." (Language warning) A perennial fave.

JENNY LEWIS talks to the Georgia Straight about the bright side of life, sort of.

TOM PETTY's daughters filed suit against his widow, as a struggle continues for control of the late singer-songwriter’s catalog.

THE ROLLING STONES reset their American tour dates.

GENE SIMMONS delivers a briefing at the Pentagon, because 2019.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at MFSB and the Three Degrees' anthemic 'Soul Train' theme "TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)."

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include John Wick 3: Parabellum, which is currently scoring 90 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; A Dog's Journey, currently scoring 58 percent; and The Sun is Also a Star, scoring 49 percent. The assassin may well take out the Avengers.

CHRIS ROCK is reimagining the Saw franchise.

BILL MURRAY talks to Vanity Fair about child stars, social media, and more.

KEVIN SPACEY's accuser may continue to press his lawsuit anonymously in order to protect his privacy and prevent further trauma... but the judge says he'll have to go public before trial.

HOWARD STERN says he's changed. How much?

RIC FLAIR  is in the hospital to undergo a procedure, according to his son-in-law, who says it is not as serious as reported by TMZ.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN shares the soundtrack of her life.

THE BATMAN is... Robert Pattinson? Or Nicholas Hoult?

DUCK IN SOCKS: Quite Seussian.

FIVE KITTENS that stowed away on a 400-mile trip to San Diego are looking for new homes.

A TARANTULA a day keeps your mother away.

ZOMBIE RACCOONS descend on Chicago.

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Lemon Twigs, Andrew Bird, Eels, Cats and Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

SIMON & GARFUNKEL tackle "Late In the Evening" in Central Park, circa 1981, iirc.

THE LEMON TWIGS visit KEXP.

ANDREW BIRD visits WNYC's Soundcheck.

EELS also visit Soundcheck.

MAVIS STAPLES & BEN HARPER duet on "We Get By."

JARVIS COCKER shares "Must I Evolve?"

 

THE STROKES debut a new song, "The Adults Are Talking."

THE NATIONAL  has “rockier” songs leftover that they may “get out of the freezer."

MICK JAGGER gets into touring shape on camera.

WOODSTOCK 50 can proceed, but the Japanese financier doesn’t have to return 18MM, a judge rules.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the song that got Elton John on Soul Train: “Bennie And The Jets.”

 

BRITNEY SPEARS: The judge in her conservatorship case has ordered a thorough investigation of all the players who take part in planning her personal life, financial affairs and medical treatment.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR is seeking help once again in rehab.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY director/writer James Gunn talks to Deadline about the lessons he learned from getting fired -- and re-hired -- by Disney.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is making Mysterio a real mystery.

BILL MURRAY is ready for Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters project.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: End of an era?

WHOA AFTER WHOA: The Best of Keanu Reeves.

 

A DOG tests the fountains outside Nationals Park.

A KITTEN is put to bed.

I SAID: "It's over, Denise!"

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My Brightest Diamond, George Benson, All Songs, Trailer of Pigs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

KENNY ROGERS & THE FIRST EDITION: "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)." Yeah. Yeah. Oh, Yeah.

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND visits The Current.

GEORGE BENSON shares stories at World Cafe.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Guest DJ Joe Talbot, frontman for the British punk group IDLES, talks about the band's latest album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, how Van Morrison's Astral Weeks changed his life and his tips for how to make the long drive across Kansas while on tour.

THE WATERBOYS return with "Where The Action Is" and “Right Side Of Heartbreak (Wrong Side Of Love).”

 

REMO DRIVE shares a video for  "Around the Sun."

MARKETING THE BACK CATALOG: Inside the endless revenue stream.

CHARLY BLISS: Eva Hendricks talks to Paste about pop music, Jenny Lewis and the growth on Young Enough.

THE SPIRIT OF THE BEHIVE is profiled by Pitchfork.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Blue Swede's immortal cover of  "Hooked On A Feeling".

 

TIM CONWAY, whose gallery of innocent goofballs, stammering bystanders, transparent connivers, oblivious knuckleheads and hapless bumblers populated television comedy and variety shows for more than half a century, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 85.Enjoy "The Dentist.

STAN LEE's former manager was charged with elder abuse.

PRINCE WILLIAM & KATE MIDDLETON met Archie.

BRITNEY SPEARS' mom wants her back in treatment.

STAR WARS: The next film following The Rise of Skywalker will be from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, coming in 2022.

GAME OF THRONES: George R.R. Martin is nowhere near finishing his books.

THE HOUSE OF MOUSE is taking over Hulu.

BOND 25 halts filming after Daniel Craig injured his ankle.

MIDSOMMAR, from the director of Hereditary,has a teaser trailer online.

WERNER HERZOG answers 11 Questions for The A.V. Club.

PETER JACKSON turned down Aquaman. Twice.

 

TRAILER OF PIGS bursts into flames on I-80. I saw them open for Imperial Teen.

PHOENIX POLICE nabbed an emu on the lam.

A MAMA DUCK & HER DUCKLINGS visit the White House.

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The National, Pedro the Lion, Heather Woods Broderick, Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

WORLD PARTY: Karl Wallinger "Put the Message in the Box" and gets "Way Down Now" for Twofer Tuesday.

THE NATIONAL is streaming I Am Easy to Find, their short film directed by Mike Mills and starring Alicia Vikander.

PEDRO THE LION visits World Cafe.

HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK plays a Stereogum Session.

PURPLE MOUNTAINS, the new band from Silver Jews’ David Berman, shares “All My Happiness Is Gone,” Berman’s first new music since 2008.

MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND shares “Quiet Loud.”

V.V. LIGHTBODY shares "Baby, Honestly."

 

MEN I TRUST shares the mellow funk of "Norton Commander (All We Need)."

JENNY LEWIS launches her own strain of weed.

LINDA RONSTADT: Underrated?

CATE LE BON:  The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at John Denver's pastoral folk-pop amble "Sunshine On My Shoulders."

 

FELICITY HUFFMAN pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme; prosecutors said they would recommend four months in prison, but the judge could choose not to put her behind bars.

BRITNEY SPEARS has joined the social media movement to free her from her conservatorship, and she told the judge as much Friday.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME originally had a much different story for Black Widow.

SEQUELS you didn't know were being made.

THE MATRIX 4 will not involve the Wachowskis, contra earlier reprorts.

DORIS DAY,  one of Hollywood’s most popular stars of the 1950s and ’60s who was Oscar-nommed for Pillow Talk and starred in her own TV show, has died. She was 97.

 

CATS, explained in eight seconds.

THE SWARM  terrorizes residents in the Bronx.

AN EXTINCT BIRD has "evolved" back into existence.

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Mountain Goats, Lucius, David Gilmour, Peggy Lipton RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

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

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, Live at Brooklyn Steel.

LUCIUS, Live at the Fitzgerald Theater.

DAVID GILMOUR, Live at Pompei.

 

MORRISSEY sings The Smiths’ “I Won’t Share You” live for the first time.

LUCY DACUS shared a Mother's Day message.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND's Ezra Koenig on 10 Things That Inspired Father of the Bride.

CRAIG FINN fills out the Exclaim! questionnaire.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Cher's New Orleans murder ballad "Dark Lady."

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Endgame threepeats atop the chart with 63MM on a 57 percent slid; it will pass Avatar this weekto become the 2nd-biggest domestic grosser, but it's now lagging behind current champ The Force Awakens at this point in its run. Closing in on 2.5 Billion worldwide, it still stands a good chance pass Avatar to become the all-time global champ.  Detective Pikachu placed strong with 58MM (it's already at 170MM wrldwide, so count this one as a winner).  The Hustle shows with 13.5MM, which seems less than great (though maybe a comedy finds legs, and the budget has been kept under wraps).  The Intruder slides to fourthwith 6.6MM, though its 21MM take to date is likely fine against an 8MM budget.  Long Shot rounds out the Top Five with 6.1MM.  The Avengers will likely fall to John Wick 3 next weekend.

PEGGY LIPTON, actress and singer known for her roles in The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, and the mother of Rashida Jones, has died at 72 of cancer.

GAME OF THRONES: The rush to finish is strange. ALSO: Sophie Turner on who is to blame for the coffee cup gaffe.

BRITNEY SPEARS left court barefoot after a showdown with her parents.

JESSICA CHASTAIN & ANDREW GARFIELD will star in a biopic of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

THE MATRIX 4 is being developed by the Wachowskis, according to John Wick 3 director Chad Stahelski.

 

THE SIBERIAN VICTORY DAY SEALS have learned more militarized tricks every year.

A KITTY and a lullaby.

TWO ELEPHANT CALVES that had fallen into a pit in Galkiriyagama, Sri Lanka were rescued.

A DOG runs away from home, heads straight to doggy day care to be with his friends.

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