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Not much "news" (as opposed to news), but a few Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

URGE OVERKILL: Their killer '93 single "Sister Havana" and their even more famous cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" are your Twofer Tuesday.

STURGILL SIMPSON, live at the Ryman, June 5, 2020.

STEVE EARLE visits WFUV Live.

MATTHEW DEAR plays KEXP.

 

BONNIE POINTER, one of the founding members of the Pointer Sisters, has passed away at 69.

THE 25 BEST ALBUMS of 2020 (So Far), according to Paste.

FACTORY RECORDS: The Complete Graphic Album is excerpted at The Quietus.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Survivor's thumping, howling 'Rocky III' banger "Eye Of The Tiger."

 

DANIEL RADCLIFFE is beefing with J.K. Rowling.

PRINCE ANDREW could be forced to appear in a British court to be quizzed over his links to Jeffrey Epstein.

ANA de ARMAS makes it easy for the paparazzi.

THE MATRIX 4: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss laud the script.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Zack Snyder has teased further changes that he will be making to the movie in the ‘Snyder cut'.

JEAN SEBERG: Did the FBI and the L.A. Times help drive the actress to suicide?

THE GOONIES: Template of the modern franchise?

 

A FISH was accidentally lodged in a man's rectum. The cast of Seinfeld was unavailable for comment.

PYTHON vs COBRA: Who You Got?

MORE STUFFED ANIMALS are riding the roller coaster.

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Funny, but it seems I always wind up here with you.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 08, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE CREATION:  "Making Time." The same old song (but a good one).

NEW RELEASES: Paste points you to Hinds, Jockstrap, No Age, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Sonic Boom, Longpigs, and more.

STRAND OF OAKS streams the Ambient For Change EP.

ELVIS COSTELLO shares "No Flag."

 

BRIAN WILSON plays "Love and Mercy" for Colbert.

FONTAINES D.C. have opened up on how The Beach Boys proved to be an unexpected influence on their latest record.

PET SHOP BOYS: Neil Tennant remembers the clubs, pathos and serendipity behind "West End Girls."

RUPERT HINE, who produced The Fixx, howard Jones, Tina Turner and more, has died at the age of 72.

THE NUMBER ONES ooks at the Human League's arch, dramatic early-MTV synthpop game-changer "Don't You Want Me".

 

CATE BLANCHETT said she cut her head with a chainsaw during an accident at home during lockdown.

TIGER KING PARK owner Jeff Lowe is doing Carole Baskin no favors.

ELMER FUDD is losing his rifle.

WILE E. COYOTE: Fiction's Tragic King.

LAST ACTION HERO: Way Ahead of Its Time.

MAD MAGAZINE legend Al Jaffee retires at age 99 after a record-breaking career.

 

CHINA may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms.

IDITAROD Champion and His Dogs Finally Make It Home

EINSTEIN THE PARROT doesn't stop with imitating human voices.

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Marshall Crenshaw, Steve Priest RIP, Mountain Goats and more.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 05, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

....with MARSHALL CRENSHAW!  Live at The Ritz, July 6, 1985.  Your setlist includes: "Blues Is King," "Whenever You're On My Mind," "Shake Rattle And Roll," "Our Town," "Maryann," "Right Now," "The Distance Between Me And You," "Someday Someway," "Little Wild One," " I'm Sorry (But So Is Brenda Lee)," "Yvonne," "There She Goes Again," "Cynical Girl," "Shake Up Their Minds," and "Soldier Of Love."

THE REPLACEMENTS, Live in Rotterdam, 1991.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS plays the first ever FUV Live "Marquee at Home."

CAROLINE POLACHECK plays KEXP.

 

STEVE PRIEST, bassist of UK glam/glitter hitmakers The Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. He was always ready.

LA LUZ songwriter Shana Cleveland talks to American Songwriter.

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson says that he no longer feels motivated to play music, following the death of the band's drummer Neil Peart earlier this year.

IGGY POP has signed a petition calling for the protection of big cats in Florida.

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

 

KANYE WEST is donating millions to the families and legal teams fighting for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

KEANU REEVES & ALEX WINTER joined San Dimas High School’s virtual graduation ceremony to deliver a totally bodacious message to the class of 2020.

RIDLEY SCOTT threatens to make a third Alien prequel.

SHOWGIRLS: Cult classic, or still awful after all these years?

NACHO VIDAL, pr0n star, has been arrested on manslaughter charges following a man's death during a mystic ritual in which he inhaled psychedelic toad venom, Spanish police said Wednesday.

HOW SCHWARZENEGGER Willed Total Recall Into Existence.

 

MONKEY vs KING COBRA: Who You Got?

CAT vs NINJA RAT: Who You Got?

GIANT TOXIC TOADS come out in South Florida.

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Thursday has its own peculiar way.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

FREE: "All Right Now." Wouldn't be Summer without it.

THE 9:30 CLUB, the anchor of DC's club scene, turns 40. NPR shares 100 concerts from 2005-17.

CHARLIE PARR plays for The Current.

THE JOY FORMIDABLE visited KEXP.

 

BOB MOULD shares “American Crisis.”

MUSIC MAGAZINES fight for survival in UK.

NIRVANA: Krist Novoselic has added to comments he made earlier this week in support of US President Donald Trump‘s recent statement regarding the ongoing George Floyd protests.

DON HENLEY urges Congress to pass more punitive piracy laws, calling the DMCA takedown practice "a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder's racial-solidarity duet "Ebony And Ivory."

 

AMC has "substantial doubt" it can remain in business after shuttering all of its locations during the coronavirus pandemic. 

CINEMARK will start a four-phase reopening on June 19, beginning with five theaters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

THE INTERNATIONAL BOX OFFICE is topsy-turvy.

THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL is canceled, but here's their shortlist.

BEN AFFLECK & ANA de ARMAS go protesting.

PRINCE HARRY is leaning on Price William as he struggles with his move to the US.

SIMON PEGG has a Mission Impossible update.

 

A SEAL provides your smile; watch the whole thing.

A GATOR resists arrest.

HOW TINY CRITTERS make thoe oceans "snot palaces."

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Wednesday morning papers didn't come, but Things did.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE MAIN INGREDIENT: "Everybody Plays the Fool." Sometimes.

MAVIS STAPLES, Live in NYC, 1994.

FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, Live at the Grand Ole Opry, 1983.

CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS, on World Cafe.

 

MARGARET GLASPY covers Sade's "By Your Side."

TEGAN & SARA talk to The Believer about High School.

SONDRE LERCHE talks to PopMatters about riding out the pandemic in Norway, and more.

SOUNDGARDEN, with Brandi Carlile.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at American heroes, rallying cries, glam/punk/bubblegum crossovers, and "I Love Rock 'N Roll."(And don't sleep on the Number Two from this period.)

 

TIGER KING:  A federal judge granted Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue control Monday of imprisoned reality TV star Joe Exotic’s former zoo properties in Oklahoma, finding they were fraudulently transferred to avoid paying her under a 1MM trademark judgment.

HBO MAX: Another disastrous launch?

FLOYD MAYWEATHER offers to pay for George Floyd's funerals.

THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE are in another fight with a tabloid.

AUBREY PLAZA has an awkward talk with Uproxx.

FEELING LUCKY AT 90: The Clint Eastwood Passion Project.

BOX OFFICE REVENUES are projected to plunge by at least 50 percent this year.

 

THE SQUIRREL THREAT never sleeps.

A BLACK BEAR roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap.

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