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The Suffers, Beach Boys, James Hunter 6, J Mascis, Hero Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


LEMON PIPERS: "Green Tambourine."

THE SUFFERS stop by World Cafe.

THE BEACH BOYS: Aquarium Drunkard assembles a (mostly) post-Murray playlist.

THE JAMES HUNTER SIX stops by WFUV's Studio A.

J MASCIS, singing Tom Petty karaoke to a half-empty bar in Massachusetts.


FATHER JOHN MISTY gets animated in the video for "Date Night."


SNAIL MAIL: Lindsey Jordan talked to PopMatters about the story behind album, her songwriting, and the attention that she's been getting.

RODNEY CROWELL: An elder statesman of Americana canvasses his career.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Hotel Translylvania 3: Summer Vacation tops the chart with 44.1MM, right between the original and the sequel; note those opened in September to play through Halloween, while this one will have to make its money on weekdays also.  Ant-Man and the Wasp places with 28,8MM on a 62 percent drop that's a little concerning but not shocking; it now looks to top out around where the original did, short of 200MM domestic.  The lagging foreign grosses might also be a concerm, tho the World Cup was likely a factor here. Skyscraper shows with 25.5MM against a 125MM budget which means The Rock better be cooking in foreign markets.  One wonders if there isn't just a lot of fatigue this Summer: Star Wars, The Rock, maybe even Marvel -- still plenty of money being made, but some concern about studios spending big on supposedly safe plays.  Incredibles 2 takes the fourth slot with another 16.2MM, but seeming less likely to become the year's third 600MM grosser.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rounds out the Top Five with 15.5MM, and the 363MM total domestic also raises that fatigue question -- or maybe the franchise reboot hasn't aged well for people.

KATE UPTON & JASON VERLANDER are expecting their first child.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON has dropped out of Rub & Tug, the movie that would have seen her play a transgender man.

BILLBOARD /THR CEO John Amato is being investigated for sexual misconduct, including inappropriate comments to younger female staffers.

NANCY SINATRA SR, first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101.

ZOMBIELAND 2 is set to begin production with the original cast in January 2019 and will be released in October 2019, in time for the 10th anniversary of the original movie.

DIE HARD at 30: Bruce Willis declares that it is not a Christmas movie, but at a roast, so he's clearly trolling.



A NEWBORN GIRAFFE takes its first steps.

A JAGUAR escaped from the roof of its Audubon Zoo enclosure early Saturday morning in New Orleans and made its way through other zoo exhibits, killing six animals and injuring three.

AN ORCA saying "hello" like a human.

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