SONIC YOUTH: This could be the band's final concert.
MIKE DOUGHTY (ex-Soul Coughing) stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
DAVID VANDERVELDE and his band deliver psych-pop live from the KEXP studios.
ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Tracks from the Black Keys, Real Estate, The Antlers and more in the latest edition of the long-running series.
RICHARD BUCKNER, Live at the Kirkland Cafe, Somerville, MA, May 31, 1996.
SHE & HIM drop "Christmas Day" from A Very She & Him Christmas.
DAMIEN JURADO drops "Nothing Is The News" from the forthcoming Richard Swift-produced Maraqopa.
GLEN CAMPBELL, essayed and interviewed by Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan. (Thx, LHB.) Among the may great parts of the article, Ira praises "Guess I'm Dumb" (co-written by Brian Wilson and Russ Titelman), which appeared on my Summer Mix this year.
CRAIG FINN (Hold Steady) talks to Slate about his upcoming solo LP, religion, and Friday Night Lights.
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS: Benjamin Curtis opens up to Stereogum about the band's forthcoming spring release, Ghostory.
R.E.M.: Mike Mills talks to Spinner about the band's first rehearsal, what he'll miss after the breakup, Big Star tributes, and Michael Stipe's penis picture.
JOANNA NEWSOM recently shot a fashion spread and video interview for Bullett.
THE TEN HEAVIEST ALBUMS EVER, according to the editors at Kerranng!
KIM KARDASHIAN & KRIS HUMPHRIES: His side of the breakup story. Allegedly.
ASHTON KUTCHER & DEMI MOORE worked on their marriage at Bruce Willis' vacation home in Turks and Caicos. Reportedly.
JUSTIN BEIBER: Contra some reports, the 20-year-old California woman who claims Bieber is the father of her baby is moving forward with her action against the pop star.
MAD MEL UPDATE: The kid is not Gibson's son.
BRADLEY COOPER is People's Sexiest Man Alive.
DIANE KEATON talks to Morning Edition about the memoir she wrote for herself and her mother. BONUS: A list of top Diane Keaton movie moments.
CONNIE BRITTON (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) adopted a baby boy.
CAMERON DIAZ & P-DIDDY spotted lunching together.
MICHAEL JACKSON: The late pop icon's estate is in discussions with producer Ivan Reitman to nudge a biopic forward.
RICKY GERVAIS will host the Golden Globes again in January, which was far from a sure thing.
YEMEN: Troops killed seven AQAP fighters, including an Iranian, a Pakistani, and two Somali nationals, during fighting in Zinjibar. AQAP remains in control of the provincial capital.
SYRIA: Iranian officials have held talks with Syrian opposition leaders, in a dramatic sign of the growing isolation of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
IRAN: A massive explosion that killed 17 troops -- including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran's missile defenses -- took place last week during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic's military chief said on Wednesday.
AFGHANISTAN: Pres. Karzai told a national assembly America must stop night raids and house searches and close its military prisons in return for keeping troops in the country after 2014.
CAT ON A CLOTHESLINE: Let's go to the video.
A BLIND PUPPY rescued from a manhole has been reuinted with a happy young girl.
MONKEY MOMS help their sons find the right mate.
GIRAFFE gives paparazzo a tongue-lashing.