THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with SQUEEZE! Some of you whippersnappers may never heard of Difford, Tilbrook & Co., who previously reeled of stellar string of pop gems, including "Take Me I'm Yours", "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Goodbye Girl," "Another Nail in My Heart", "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)", "If I Didn't Love You", and the one most people know -- even if they don't know it's Squeeze -- "Tempted", which features transient member Paul Carrack on vox and keys. Fun fact: Carrack was also responsible for the classic, "How Long" as a member of Ace.
LOW CUT CONNIE advance streams Dirty Pictures (Part 2).
BOMBINO advance streams Deran.
MARY LATTIMORE advance streams Hundreds of Days.
KELLY WILLIS advance streams Back Being Blue.
BRENT COBB advance streams Providence Canyon.
THE UNTOUCHABLES: "I Spy For the FBI."
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS: Steven Hyden's book contains this excerpt about good “bad” records, like the Rolling Stones' Black and Blue.
RYLEY WALKER gets an in-depth profile at Stereogum.
FORTY YEARS LATER: Was 1978 The Greatest Year In Music?
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Steve Lawrence's creepy and terrible "Go Away Little Girl."
FRIGHTENED RABBIT: Scott Hutchison may have been found, and it looks bad.
NOW SHOWING: Ths weekend's wide releases are Life of the Party, which is currently scoring 25 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Breaking In, which is scoring 37 percent.
R KELLY is getting scrubbed from Spotify's company-made playlists.
GEORGINA CHAPMAN has broken her silence about sexual assault, harassment and misconduct allegations against her estranged husband, Harvey Weinstein.
GRETA GERWIG allegedly caught Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy I Feel Pretty and someone live-tweeted it.
RICK MORANIS will appear in Netflix's upcoming SCTV reunion, An Afternoon With SCTV, after all.
ROMAN POLANSKI thinks the ongoing MeToo reckoning is “total hypocrisy.” Hey, come over here and say that.
RICK AND MORTY gets a ginormous 70-episode renewal order.
THE PREDATOR has a teaser trailer online.
AN ALBERTA ZOO was charged after a bear from the facility was taken through a Dairy Queen drive-thru in a pickup truck and fed ice cream through the vehicle's window.
A FLAMING RABBIT ignited a wildfire in Saskatchewan.
A GOAT will be your caddy in Oregon.
THE WOMBAT MATING BITE may help the species survive, scientists say.