THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with JOE STRUMMER and THE POGUES! People will be getting their drink and dance on, so enjoy Joe, Shane and the band putting a Celtic spin on "London Calling" and "I Fought The Law" for St. Patrick's Day, 1988. Follow that up with the Dropkick Murphys' videos for "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" (which you may have heard in Martin Scorsese's The Departed) and "The Wild Rover." Round it out with an Old Grey Whistle Test of my fave Pogues song, "Sally MacLennane," and a Shamrock Shake.
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS advance streams May Your Kindness Remain.
ALICE BAG advance streams Blueprint
THE MESSTHETICS advance stream a self-titled debut.
CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER advance streams Hormone Lemonade.
JOE COCKER is "Feelin' Alright," with a little help from his friend.
THE DECEMBERISTS' Colin Meloy talks to Billboard about the band’s new approach, his collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and why he’s the group’s reigning board game king.
MOUNT EERIE: Phil Elverum talks to Stereogum about critical acclaim, Lil Peep, and Now Only.
INSIDE THE 'DEMISE' OF NME: Ex-staffers, publishers and musicians tell the inside story of how a once-mighty media brand lost its cool.
THE ROLLING STONES' 10 BEST SONGS, according to... NME.
THE BEST 30 ALBUMS OF 1988, according to Paste.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Tomb Raider, which is currently scoring 51 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Love, Simon, which is currently scoring 87 percent; I Can Only Imagine, which was not screened for critics; and 7 Days in Entebbe, scoring 15 percent.
DANNY BOYLE confirmed that he is directing James Bond 25, while also revealing that the plan is to start shooting at the end of the year. With a script by Richard Curtis?
AVA DuVERNAY will direct New Gods at Warner Bros. as part of the studio’s DC Extended Universe.
MATT DAMON, contra some reports, is not moving the family to Australia.
CATE BLANCHETT and SANDRA BULLOCK swear by "penis facials. "
FORMER ESPN CHIEF JOHN SKIPPER details his exit amid cocaine addiction and an extortion plot.
ANDERSON COOPER has split from his longtime boyfriend Ben Maisani.
JESSICA ALBA's reinvention is the cover of Redbook.
A RESCUED PIT BULL finally gets to be a dog.
AN UNUSUAL SNAKE REMOVAL required jackhammers.
IS THAT A BAG FULL OF FINCHES, or are you just... oh.
THE FISH BONES backed up a little.