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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS are "Standing Next to Me."



SUPER FURRY ANIMALS' Gruff Rhys covers Kevin Ayers, Cardinal, and Jenny Sorrenti. for a Lagniappe Session.

THURSTON MOORE covers New Order's "Leave Me Alone."


BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY shares a video for “At The Back of the Pit.”

DANIEL JOHNSTON, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of America’s most gifted outsider voices, was found dead on Wednesday morning at his home in Waller, Tex., outside Houston. He was 58.

THE BEATLES: The tape of a meeting held 50 years ago this month sheds new light on their breakup.

LOWER DENS: Jana Hunter gives Stereogum a track-by-track tour of The Competition.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Bee Gees' disco anthem, "You Should Be Dancing."


FELICITY HUFFMAN & LORI LAUGHLIN got some help in the college admissions scandal from the US Probation and Pretrial Services.

JENNIFER ANISTON talks about returning to TV.


BOND 25 is giving an ancient Italian town a £10m boost.

THE TOP TEN MOVIE SLACKERS, according to NME, who somehow omit Spicoli, because it wasn't the Nineties.

COMEDY IN THE '90s: The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live.


ORPHAN KANGAROOS at the Kangaroo Sanctuary just love their milk bottles.

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: An adorable lion cub meets his father and big sister for the first time at Denver Zoo, Colorado.

THE DOGS of 9/11.

GHOST CRABS use teeth in stomachs to 'growl' at predators.

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Lee Fields, Ian Noe, Idles, Weiner Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN: Because there's "Something In The Air." It's all happening.


IAN NOE also visits World Cafe.

IDLES visits KEXP.

AMY O shares "Rest Stop."


TWIN PEAKS shares a video for "Oh Mama!"

DEVENDRA BANHART talks to The Current about Carole King, his upcoming LP, and more.

PRINCE: 1999 is getting a massive reissue with 35 bonus tracks.

THE BEATLES songs were secretly written by Neo-Marxist philosopher Theodor Adorno (according to the Brazilian president's political guru Olavo Carvalho).

ROBERT FRANK, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, made photographs for the cover of Exile on Main Street and has died at age 94. The Stones pay tribute.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Elton John & Kiki Dee's classic drunks-at-karaoke duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."


KEVIN HART is headed out of the hospital for inpatient physical therapy.

JOHNNY DEPP is cleaning up after a Native American-themed ad for Dior.

DARK SHADOWS: A sequel series is in the works.


THE MUPPETS series on Disney+ has been scrapped.

LET'S PUT A SMILE ON THAT FACE: The Evolution of Clowns in Hollywood.

9/11: The first five minutes of CNN coverage. I came out of the shower, saw the second plane hit on NBC, and knew had had to contact my boss, whose daughter lived in NYC. There is still a lot of crazy stuff going on around the country and the world as a result, so consider taking a moment to watch and remember, esp. with a new generation that has grown up with no direct memory of the event.


"DIFFICULTIES strengthen the mind as labour does the body.” - Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher (4BC-66AD.)

A DEER photo-bombs wedding pictures, eats bride's bouquet.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Do not be fooled by their cuteness.

THE CHEVY CHASE DOG PARK reaches its terminus.

CRABS are mistaking the chemicals released from Deepwater Horizon oil for sex hormones.

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Pernice Brothers, Craig Finn, Supergrass, Colorado Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SUPREMES perform "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Somewhere" from West Side Story in October 1966 for Twofer Tuesday.

THE PERNICE BROTHERS are streaming Spread The Feeling.

CRAIG FINN visits World Cafe.

SUPERGRASS play their first show in nine years and covers the Police's "Next To You," a song which opened many an early Pate show.

LANA DEL REY covers Ariana Grande‘s "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored."

SAINTSENECA shares "In a Van."


SINEAD O'CONNOR performed Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" and The Pogues’ "Rainy Night In Soho" on Irish TV.

TINA TURNER Is Having the Time of Her Life.

ROB STONER would like to get a few things straight about The Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, Martin Scorsese’s fever dream blend of fact, myth, and audacious fiction.

BRITTANY HOWARD is profiled by Garden & Gun.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Manhattans' old-school soul breakup lament "Kiss And Say Goodbye."


GAME OF THRONES: an exclusive poll conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov shows that most viewers were satisfied with the final season.

FACE/OFF is getting remade. Why mess with the classics?

MARGOT ROBBIE's company may be remaking Tank Girl.

THE LIGHTHOUSE has a trailer online.

JOKER director Todd Phillips on how comic books are America's Shakespeare.

HAILEE STEINFELD could soon be part of the Marvel family.

PIERCE BROSNAN endorses a female James Bond.

ROSARIO DAWSON may be dating Cory Booker, but she's not endorsing him.

PINT-SIZED PERIL: NME's 10 greatest creepy-kids horror movies.

MAJOR MATT MASON is headed to the big screen, courtesy of Tom Hanks, Akiva Goldsman, and Michael Chabon.


COLORADO DOGS get a day at Water World.

AN ADORABLE PYTHON (?) is affectionate with her owner.

GOOD PEOPLE find sealed boxes of scared cats.

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New Releases, Indie Releases, Miles Davis, Kingfisher   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 09, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


REDBONE: "Come and Get Your Love."

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Frankie Cosmos, Bat For Lashes, Death Cab, The Highwomen, Iggy Pop, and more.

THE INDIE BASEMENT will point you to new albums by Lower Dens, Madder Rose, and Adam Green, plus more.

SHEENA, ANIKA & AUGUSTA stream their Simple Pleasures EP.

MILES DAVIS: His long-shelved lost album Rubberband is streaming online.

THE BEATLES: Hear an early take and a remixed version of "Oh! Darling."

TEGAN & SARA share "Hey, I'm Just Like You."


THE NEW PR0NOGRAPHERS share a video for “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile.”

LANA DEL REY is this week's Big Read at NME.

THURSTON MOORE discusses five early influences.

MUSCLE SHOALS co-founder Jimmy Johnson, who worked on recordings from Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, George Michael and many more, has died age 76.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Starland Vocal Band's notorious "Afternoon Delight."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: It: Chapter Two easily dominated the chart with a 91MM debut; that's about 26 percent less than the original's 123MM debut, while the production budget doubled to 80MM.It's hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice, esp. with a nearly 3-hour running time and worse reviews; it will probably make a tidy profit, unless the bottom falls out next weekend.  Angel Has Fallen places with 6MMon a 49 percent drop in its third frame.  Good Boys shows with 5.4MM on a 43 percent drop, though it's all gravy at this point.  The Lion King takes in another 4.2MM from the fourth slot; a week from now it will pass Star Wars: Rogue One to become the 11th biggest domestic grosser.  Overcomer hangs in to round out the Top Five with 3.75MM, adding to the gravy for this faith-based feature.

KEVIN HART is already walking after his car wreck, but faces lengthy physical therapy.

FELICITY HUFFMAN: Prosecutors want her to spend a month in jail.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: New accusers come forward in a new book about the disgraced mogul.

PLACIDO DOMINGO has now been accused of misconduct by 20 women.

WOODY ALLEN doesn't care if his new movie is released in America.

MEGHAN MARKLE had a surprise yoga session in NYC.

DRUNK TAYLOR SWIFT inspires social media.

ZOOEY DESCHANEL and Jacob Pechenik have split after four years of marriage.

HOLLY MARIE COMBS wed her longtime boyfriend, restauranteur Mike Ryan.

FLEABAG stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott handed out cans of gin in a tin to fans queueing to buy tickets for the theater production of the show.


A KINGFISHER, as seen from a fish's point of view.

RECENTLY UNCOVERED FOOTAGE of the Germans trying to dislodge the Marine Brigade from Belleau Wood (Colorized, 1918).

FAMILY FIGHTS over who will eject the giant spider from their house.

ROOKIE THE BAT DOG: A generational talent for the Trenton Thunder.

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B-52s, Jenny Lewis, Local Natives, Mikal Cronin, Dog & Crow   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 06, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE B-52s!  The quirky combo from Athens, GA, has had a long and storied career, but we'll stick to the early stuff this weekend.  So, from the self-titled debut, classics "Planet Claire," "Rock Lobster,"  "Lava," and "Dance This Mess Around." And from the sophomore LP, Wild Planet, "Party Out of Bounds," "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho" and "Dirty Back Road."  BONUS: "Song For A Future Generation," because it's the first song I heard them play live. DOUBLE BONUS: "Deadbeat Club," because get off my lawn.



MIKAL CRONIN covers The Replacements, Natalie Imbruglia, and Blaze Foley for a Lagniappe Session.

EX HEX shares a new one, "It's Real," and a cover of Slant 6's "What Kind Of Monster Are You?"

BELLE & SEBASTIAN share "This Letter."

LANA DEL REY & JACK ANTONOFF go unplugged on her latest title track.

OF MONTREAL back actor Paul Rudd and actor-director David Wain on Boston's classic "More Than A Feeling."

SHELVED: Jimi Hendrix's Black Gold Suite.

MORE THAN KEEPING TIME: A Melodic Drumming Demo.

BANANARAMA talk to PopMatters about their first album in a decade.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Diana Ross' sex-dazed disco masterpiece, "Love Hangover."

IT: CHAPTER TWO is this weekend's sole wide release, currently scoring 67 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

KEVIN HART suffered three spinal fractures in that car crash.

BRITNEY SPEARS' father Jamie got into an alleged physical altercation with her 13-year-old son on Aug. 24 .

ALEC BALDWIN and his wife Hilaria are expecting their fifth child.

BOB NEWHART on His Secretly Sick Humor and Turning 90.

BRUCE DERN on meeting 'fragile' Marilyn Monroe and why he won't retire.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR may not be done with the MCU.

DOG & CROW, living together... mass hysteria.

DOG & HORSE, living together... well, you know.

A CAT performs CPR on a friend.

A TWO-HEADED RATTLESNAKE was found in New Jersey. The snake has two brains and each head acts independently of the other.

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