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The Replacements, Mountain Goats, Foxing, Steel Wheels, Chonky Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE REPLACEMENTS! The original quartet, opening for X in Mpls in October '83.  Your setlist includes: "I'm In Trouble," "Kids Don't Follow," a lounge version of "F*** School," "Color Me Impressed," and "Sixteen Blue."  BONUS: The A.V. Club's primer to Paul Westerberg and the Replacements.


FOXING plays a Tiny Desk Conert.

THE STEEL WHEELS play the Mountain Stage.

THE NATIONAL shares a short documentary on the late, legendary concert taper Mike “The Mike” Millard.


DESTROYER shares a video for “It Just Doesn’t Happen.”

KIM GORDON talks to The Quietus.

NEIL YOUNG has quit Facebook.

SQUEEZE Co-Founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook Talk 45 Years of Writing Hits.

SLEATER-KINNEY: Janet Weiss talks about her exit from the band.

THE 100 BEST ALBUMS of the 2010s, according to Noisey.


NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Frozen II, which is currently scoring 77 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, currently scoring 97 percent; and 21 Bridges, scoring 35 percent.

THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS nominations went to these folks.

SCOOTER BRAUN addresses the Taylor Swift feud.

CATS has a second weird trailer online.

FANTASY ISLAND, now a Blumhouse horror flick, has a trailer online.

BEN AFFLECK will direct King Leopold's Ghost, a fact-based drama about the plunder of the Congo by Belgium's King Leopold II in the late 1800s.

HARRISON FORD could soon be taking on the first regular television role of his career.

PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE talks books with the New York Times.


IF DUCKS can do the zipper merge, so can you.

VIKTOR THE CAT was too chonky to fly, spawning an elaborate hoax.

WHEN YOU'RE SO UPSET that storming out of the room once isn't enough.

'JUST SO YOU KNOW, I'm fine with 'good morning'."

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Mavericks, Jesca Hoop, Sonny Landreth, DBT, Cat Reunion   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BILLY PAUL: "Me and Mrs. Jones." Got a thing going on.

THE MAVERICKS play the AmericanaFest Day Stage.

JESCA HOOP visits WFUV Studio A.

SONNY LANDRETH plays World Cafe.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS return with “Armageddon’s Back In Town.”


DAVID BYRNE performs “Road To Nowhere” with the cast of American Utopia on Fallon.



THE GRAMMY nominees are announced.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Meco's utterly ridiculous disco cash-in novelty "'Star Wars' Theme/Cantina Band."


DANIEL CRAIG  has confirmed that next year's No Time To Die will be his last film as James Bond.


FELICITY HUFFMAN wants to work with incarcerated women as part of her community service program.

HARRY, MEGHAN, WILLIAM & KATE: Inside the royal rift.

THE JOKER is not getting a sequel... yet.

BRAD PITT is not dating Arrested Development's Alia Shawka.

THE TOP 100 MOVIES of the 2010s, according to The A.V. Club.

FX's A CHRISTMAS CAROL has a trailer online.


CAT REUNIONS are different from dog reunions.


DONKEY IN A HAMMOCK, I know, I know, it's serious.

RESPECT THE HUSTLE of Soda Can Raccoon and Murder Cat.

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Bleached, The Head and the Heart, Joan Shelley, Falling Bear   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


MARTI JONES & TIM LEE (The Windbreakers) cover The dB's classic, "Neverland." With Beatle Bob cameo.

BLEACHED visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART visits World Cafe and does an audience Q & A.

JOAN SHELLEY guest DJs All Songs Considered, with tracks from her, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, June Tabor, and more.


SHARON VAN ETTEN & JEFF GOLDBLUM perform "Let's Face The Music And Dance" on Kimmel.

PETE TOWNSHEND talks to World Cafe about his novel, Tommy, and more.


STEELY DAN's Aja is the 25th album that changed Terry Teachout's life.



STAR TREK: The next movie will be written and directed by... Noah Hawley (Legion, Fargo).

EMILIA CLARKE talks about all that nudity on Game of Thrones.

HARRY POTTER's playground romance.

VICTORIA'S SECRET Angels may go extinct.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROYAL FIXATION, from Will & Kate to The Crown.

DAVID FINCHER & ROBERT TOWNE are cooking up a Chinatown prequel for Netflix.

LORD OF THE RINGS: Amazon is already greenlighting a second season during pre-production of the first.

THE IRISHMAN has a final trailer online.


DOGS in a lineup.

THE SOUND of 100 duck feet marching in unison.

THREE MEN catch a falling bear.

TERRIFIED COWS run for their lives as a Florida man leads deputies on a chase through a cattle field.

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Son Volt, Black Mountain, Michael Kiwanuka, Cave Rescue   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE SMITHEREENS: Pat DiNizio sings "In a Lonely Place" with Suzanne Vega and "Blue Period" with Belinda Carlisle. A duo of duets for Twofer Tuesday.

SON VOLT, Live at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Mpls.



GUIDED BY VOICES shares "Heavy Like The World."


ANDY SCHAUF shares a video for "Try Again."

TEENAGE FANCLUB: Gerry Love talks to The Scotsman about leaving the band.

THE 25 BEST MUSIC VIDEOS of the 2010s, according to Paste.

THE TOP TEN BEATLES BOOKS, according to Rolling Stone.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Emotions' ebullient soul-disco classic "Best Of My Love," the song that opened up Boogie Nights.


MOVIE THEATERS: The federal consent decree ruling the biz since the 1940s is going away.

TAYLOR SWIFT will get to play her old songs at the American Music Awards.

EDDIE VAN HALEN  is home after a few rough days in a hospital with reported complications from his cancer treatment.

KYLIE JENNER is selling a 51 percent stake of her Kylie Cosmetics line to Coty for 600MM.

JENNIFER LOPEZ is profiled by GQ.

FLORENCE PUGH & BEANIE FEDSTEIN interview each other about Little Women, Booksmart, and more.

ALAN MOORE: A resurfaced 2017 interview tops Scorsese when it comes to superhero movies.


A DOGGO, rescued from a 20-foot deep cave.

THE BIG BOY doesn't need help.

A CAMEL, A COW, AND A DONKEY, roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene.

A 40-LB PYTHON was hiding in a spa ceiling for a decade.

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New Releases, Indie Basement, Calexico + Iron & Wine, Reunions   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


IKE & TINA TURNER: "River Deep, Mountain High," live and de-Spectorized.

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork will point you to Bonnie “Prince” Billy, DJ Shadow, Margaux and more, while Paste adds Molly Burch, Varsity and more.

INDIE BASEMENT will point you toward Tindersticks, Falkon/Falkland, TOY and more.



THOM YORKE brings his "Daily Battles" to Colbert.

LONDON CALLING ay 40: How The Clash shattered punk orthodoxy and created a masterpiece.

JOE HENRY is battling stage four cancer and has a new LP out a year after hee was told he had months to live.

JERRY DONAHUE (Fairport Convention, Fotheringhay) is the beneficiary of an all-star fundraiser; the guitarist has fallen on hard times after a stroke.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at bonus Bee Gee Andy Gibb's teen-idol arrival "I Just Want To Be Your Everything."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:  Ford v Ferrari tops the chart with 31MM, and given the relative drought of Oscar contenders in a biz that allegedly keeps moving the awards season up, the fact that it plays well with older moviegoers gives it a shot at legs into the holiday season.  It made alnost as much total as Midway, which places with 8.8MM on a 51 percent drop and a 35MM domestic total that does not bode well for a 100MM-budget movie.  The re-rebooted Charlie's Angels shows with 8.6MM; given that the 2000 vesrion opened to 40MM, this is bad, even against a reasonable 50MM budget.  Playing With Fire takes the fourth slot with 8.55MM, which means it could beat the Angels when the estimates become actuals.  Last Christmas rounds out the Top Five with 6.7MM and its 35.6MM worldwide gross to date is not too bad against a 30MM budget.

CHRISTIAN BALE talks Ford v Ferrari, Batman, and his real dream job. BONUS: Bale's mastery, in seven charts.

CBS allegedly mishandled complaints of inappropriate touching by Patricia's Heaton's (real) husband  on her new show.

PRINCE ANDREW talked to the BBC about sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.  The reviews were not good.

JOSHUA JACKSON & JODIE TURNER-SMITH: More evidence suggesting they're married.

JUSTICE LEAGUE; There now looks like a coordinated campaign to release Zack Snyder's cut of the movie.

NICOLAS CAGE is in talks for the role of a lifetime: Nicolas Cage.

ALAN MOORE's legacy is taking over TV and movies, but he wants nothing to do with it.

THE BEST 100 MOVIES of the 2010s, according to Paste.


REUINTED after a year away.

A DONKEY, reunited with the little girl that raised him.

A CHEETAH CUB  and a RESCUE PUP nuzzle each other during a cute sleepover at the Cincinnati Zoo.

TWO PUPS and a baby.

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