POP MUSIC: Let's talk about it.
NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Leon Bridges, Anika and more.
BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Piroshka, Lou Hayter, and more.
FRUIT BATS covers the Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream LP.
PRINCE's estate unvaults "Hot Summer."
JAPANESE BREAKFAST, covering Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again."
BIG RED MACHINE features FLEET FOXES and ANAIS MITCHELL on "Phoenix."
ANDERSON EAST goes very 80s on "Hood of My Car."
BOB DYLAN was reportedly in good voice on his livestreamed Shadow Kingdom.
DAUGHTER's Alexis Marshall discusses the influences on his solo LP.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at Richard Marx's vague but sticky quasi-rocker "Satisfied."
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Two releases respecting the theatrical window –Universal’s Old and Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins– opened to blah results, respectively with 16.5MM and 13.35MM. Black Widow showed with11.6MM on a 55 percent drop. Last weekend's champ, Space Jam: A New Legacy, tumbled to the fourth slot with 9.56MM on a not-so-nice 69 percent skid.
JACKIE MASON, whose staccato, arm-waving delivery and thick Yiddish accent kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had shut their doors, and whose career reached new heights in the 1980s with a series of one-man shows on Broadway, died on Saturday in Manhattan. He was 93.
BENNIFER: It's on like Donkey Kong.
ADELE and agent Rich Paul, caught on camera.
MEGXIT: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will team up on a book about ‘leadership’ as part of their megabucks book deal.
HBO MAX is gaining traction with customers.
R KELLY: Federal prosecutors are seeking to have evidence of what they say are more alleged, but uncharged, crimes committed by the R&B singer admitted at his upcoming trial in New York.
BLOW OUT at 40: Brian DePalma's dazzling 1981 masterpiece sees a never-better John Travolta find himself caught in a dangerous murder plot.
TRASH PARROTS Invent New Skill in Australian Suburbs.
UNVACCINATED SNOW LEOPARD at the San Diego Zoo catches COVID.
TEXAS NATIONAL PARK warns of acid-spraying "whip scorpions."
DOGGO at a wind farm.