THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE SMITHS! RhinoUK has posted a 17-minute long "lost" documentary made for the press, ostensibly to promate the band's 1992 "best of" release.
OTHER LIVES played a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR.
ABE VIGODA (the band, not the actor) did the four free songs thing at Daytrotter.
ZOLA JESUS does a twofer at Daytrotter.
WARREN HAYNES, one of Rolling Stone's 25 greatest guitarists of all time, plays World Cafe Live.
CHRIS WHITLEY: Railroad Sunset.
THE CURE: Yeah, it's that day of the week again.
BRIAN WILSON: Portrait of the Artist.
PITCHFORK at 15: A decade and a half of choice interview quotes.
WAR IS OVER: Ending a four-year legal battle with over 3000 independent music publishers, Google Inc.‘s online video site YouTube has agreed to pay licensing fees with the National Music Publishers Assn.
RETROMANIA: Simon Reynolds' new book was reviewed and excerpted at the NYT.
DAVID BYRNE's Fake iPhone Apps.
ATTN RICK NIELSEN: Your 12-necked guitars are ready.
CUTOUT BIN: From Husker Du to James Brown, from the Dead Kennedys to Feist, from Sly & the Family Stone to the Feelies, plus the Lovin' Spoonful, Smithereens, Ventures, Black Keys and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are now streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include: the latest Spy Kids, which was not screened for critics; the reboot of Conan the Barbarian, currently scoring 27 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; the remake of Fright Night, scoring 76 percent; and One Day, at 29 percent.
GWYNETH PALTROW saved a life on 9/11?
ANNE HATHAWAY's diet sounds a bit extreme.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE and the Mystery Girlfriend.
JESSE JAMES & KAT VON D: Together again.
KATE WINSLET, EMMA THOMPSON & RACHEL WEISZ have formed the "British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League."
BLADE RUNNER: Ridley Scott is committing to direct and produce a sequel or a prequel to the 1982 cult classic.
PAUL REUBENS talks to The Wrap about reviving Pee-Wee, Judd Appatow, and his Emmy nomination.
ROGER EBERT excerpts his upcoming memoirs.
YEMEN: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters took control of the coastal city of Sharqa in Abyan province.
PAKISTAN's unpopular president, Asif Ali Zardari, is receiving rare domestic praise this week for a move that even opponents say could help accomplish something that has long been the domain of the Pakistani army -- pacifying the militant-riddled tribal belt.
AFGHANISTAN: The NATO-led alliance has switched approach in training Afghan forces, a US major general said, in the face of escalating violence and a looming 2014 deadline to hand over security responsibilities.
EMMITT THUNDERPAWS welcomes his military dad home.
THE NEW CHUPACABRA? Prince George's Hospital Center workers have adopted a mythical creature as their new mascot.
A CAPYBARA was spotted by workers at the Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant and photographed before submerging back into the water.
A GROUNDHOG terrorizes Princeton, NJ. Dinsdale! (no, that would be a hedgehog.)