THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
... with GARAGE ROCK! Recent sad news put me in the mood for The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a dozen Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."
DAWES stopped by the UBS Forum for a set streaming via The Current.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND: The Current unearthed a long-lost and never-aired in-studio performance recorded back in the spring of 2010.
TAME IMPALA stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session. Also: Kevin Parker talks to NOW about his embrace of Moogs on the latest LP. (Thx, Chromewaves.)
FITZ & THE TANTRUMS charge the KEXP studio with soulful pop from their sophomore full-length "More than Just A Dream."
THE LA's: "There She Goes." Again.
AEROSMITH: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry talk to Spinner about their songwriting together, their lean years in Boston and the writing of "Walk This Way."
PATTI SMITH's advice for young artists.
PHOENIX talks to Drowned In Sound about success, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Bankrupt!
THE TOP 100 ALTERNATIVE LPs OF THE '60S, according to SPIN.
CUTOUT BIN: From Deee-Lite to The Jam, from Neil Diamond to the Violent Femmes, from Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show to the Psychedelic Furs, plus Game Theory, Rush, Prefab Sprout, Pink Floyd and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's new wide release is Oblivion, which is currently scoring 58 percent on the ol' Tomatometer. Also, The Place Beyond The Pines expands wide at 81 percent.
KIM KARDASHIAN & KRIS HUMPHRIES could settle their never-ending divorce case as early as today.
EDWARD NORTON and Shauna Robertson are not only parents, but husband and wife.
EDDIE KAYE THOMAS (American Pie) had a one-night stand pull a knife on him, resulting in a police standoff.
HEATHER LOCKLEAR buys that line about it being a beauty treatment.
WEIRD SCIENCE: The corpse of John Hughes is molested by Joel Silver. I mean remade.
10 CULT CLASSICS critics got dead wrong, according to Flavorwire.
10 TV SPINOFFS THAT GOT IT RIGHT, accoring to Paste.
NORTH KOREA demands the US withdraw from the peninsula and the UN drop sanctions as among their conditions for resuming nuke talks. Couldn't see that coming.
THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES arrested seven Arab nationals who were helping al Qaeda plan attacks on the country.
SYRIA: Assad accused the West of supporting al Qaeda fighters in Syria and Libya, and warned that the militants would later strike back at the US and Europe.
THE FBI released photos and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, believed to be at large. No suspects have been arrested. The FBI appealed to the public for help in identifying the two men.
AN ELK rescues A MARMOT from drowning... mass hysteria!
A 12-FT GATOR kept a South Carolina couple practically hostage in their home for nearly five hours Saturday before it was captured and taken away.
A WIDOWED SWAN is getting a mail-order mate.
RAMA THE DOG is mistaken for a murderer on Google Earth.