THE POSIES do a little bit of "Black Night" before covering Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos."
THE NATIONAL plays Primavera.
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
PARQUET COURTS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.
ALVVAYS plays a mini-set on CBS This Morning.
ST. VINCENT shares “Fast Slow Disco.”
JENNY HVAL shares a video for "Spells."
THE THE: Matt Johnson tells The Guardian how his brother's death motivated him to write again after 18 years.
THE BEATLES' WHITE ALBUM DEMOS, examined by Rolling Stone.
SHIRLEY COLLINS discussed her memoir All in the Downs with Drowned in Sound.
THE BEST CONCERT FILMS, according to Paste.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Solo repeats atop the chart, but with 29.3MM on a 65 percent drop. That percentage wouldn't be a disaster in a post-holiday weekend, if the holiday weekend hadn't been so weak. Now it looks like this franchise spinoff might not clear 200MM domestic, which would be less in its entire run than the opening weekends of Episodes VII and VIII. The R-rated Deadpool 2 was serious competition, placing with 23.3MM; its overseas grosses almost guarantee a third installment if Ryan Reynolds wants to do one. The debut of Adrift shows with11.5MM, which slightly beat projections, but is iffy against a 35MM production budget. Avengers: Infinity War takes the fourth slot with another 10.4MM; its overall performance may ease the pain of Solo for Disney, but expectations are expectations. Book Club rounds out the Top Five with 6.8MM on a leggy 32 percent drop, with a 47MM total against a reported 10MM budget.
STAR WARS: Buried in this Deadline box office write-up is word that The Last Jedi badly missed its merchandising target, which also bodes ill for Solo.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH fought off a gang of four muggers as they beat up a defenseless Deliveroo cyclist.
ROSEANNE without Roseanne?
BILL MURRAY on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein.
LAURA PREPON married BEN FOSTER.
HALLE BERRY and OLIVIER MARTINEZ need to get their divorce on.
BRIAN De PALMA says he is writing a horror film inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
A MAMA DEER nudges her fawn out of the middle of the road.
HUMANS & MASTADONS Coexisted in Florida, New Evidence Shows. So not much has changed.
AN IDAHO TEACHER who fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students after school has been charged with animal cruelty.
FOXES: Nagaokakyo's shoe thieves found.
A POPULAR BEAR was shot dead in Germany rather than tranquillized after a storm allowed dozens of animals to escape zoo enclosures.