THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
....wtih THE PRETENDERS! Circa 1981, via one of Pate's two fab drummers, Jon Hahn. Your setlist includes "The Wait," "The Adultress," "Message of Love/Louie Louie," "Talk of the Town," "English Roses," "Birds of Paradise," "Kid," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Private Life," "Day After Day," "Jealous Dogs, " Up the Neck," "Tattooed Love Boys," "Bad Boys Get Spanked," "Precious," and "Brass In Pocket/MysteryAchievement."
THE BLACK INNOVATORS OF ROCK & ROLL: Part One.
SLEATER-KINNEY picked some heroes for a Guest DJ stint on WFUV.
LADY DAN shares "Not In Love," which is not a 10cc cover.
ILLUMINATI HOTTIES share "Sandwich Sharer."
SPOON: Britt Daniel, on how growing up hearing classic rock on the radio informed the band's tenth album.
JOHNNY MARR, on the Best of the Smiths, His Solo Career, and Fever Dreams Pts 1-4.
PEDRO THE LION: David Bazan explains the painful process that went into writing his new record.
DAKOTA JOHNSON is in talks to star in Madame Web, a Sony Spider-Verse spinoff.
RENEE ZELLWEGER is doing a quirky crime drama on NBC.
SCREAM: The reboot leads to a sequel.
THE BAFTA AWARD nominations went to these folks. Congrats.
THE TOP STREAMING PROGRAMS AND MOVIES of 2021.
JANE CHAMPION, essayed at The Ringer.
MOONFALL: "It’s a lot crazier than you might even expect from a movie about the moon smashing into Earth."
OVER HERE! (Wait for it.)
A PEACOCK, peacocking.
CATS will be cats.