THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
....wtih THE PRETENDERS! Circa 1981, via one of Pate's two fab drummers, Jon Hahn. Your setlist includes "The Wait," "The Adultress," "Message of Love/Louie Louie," "Talk of the Town," "English Roses," "Birds of Paradise," "Kid," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Day After Day," "Jealous Dogs, " Up the Neck," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Precious," and "Brass In Pocket/MysteryAchievement."
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS advance streams I Like Fun.
THE GO! TEAM advance streams Semicircle.
SHOPPING advance streams The Official Body.
JOE HENRY stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
BAY CITY ROLLERS: The immortal genius of "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y... NIGHT!
SLEATER-KINNEY's Carrie Brownstone is turning her memoir into a Hulu comedy.
TURNING THE TABLES: World Cafe considers Janis Joplin's 1971 album Pearl, and Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back To Black.
NPR MUSIC's 2018 Slingshot Artists.
THE POSIES' 30th anniversary is bringing reissues.
DR DEMENTO: Comedic song hero and unsung punk rock legend.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Paddington 2, which is currently scoring 100 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Commuter, currently scoring 52 percent; and Proud Mary, which was not advance screened. The Post expands wide scoring 87 percent.
JAMES FRANCO is accused by five women of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.
JOHNATHON SCHAECH claims he was molested by Franco Zeffirelli.
COREY FELDMAN is now being accused of sexual battery.
BLACK WIDOW: A standalone movie is not yet greenlit, but has gained a writer.
GILLIAN ANDERSON is dunzo with both The X-Files and American Gods.
SAG-AFTRA is examining the pay gap on those All The Money in the World reshoots.
SERENA WILLIAMS is profiled by Vogue.
TONYA HARDING would like her apology now.
A STRAY DOG is rescued from a gate.
FLORIDA MONKEYS could give you killer herpes.
DIVE-BOMBING OWL threatens cross-country skiers in Pineland Farms.
BIRDS could stand some quiet from us so they can get it on.