THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE RAMONES! Live at a festival in San Bernadino circa 1982. Your setlist includes "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?", "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment," "Rock 'n' Roll High School", "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Beat on the Brat," "The KKK Took My Baby Away" and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,." "Chinese Rocks" and "Teenage Lobotomy."
REAL ESTATE stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.
LA SERA: Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman leads her bandmates through a set of fuzzed-out pop songs from La Sera's second album, See the Light, live for KEXP.
BRENDAN BENSON stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set of new material.
THE LUMINEERS play a set from Barboza as part of the KEXP VIP Concert Series.
LAVENDER DIAMOND drops "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now" ahead of Incorruptible Heart.
THE MONKEES: Michael Nesmith returns to the fold for a tour honoring the late Davy Jones, so I'm rolling out the TV version of "You Just May Be the One," which differs from the LP version and has more cowbell.
YEASAYER talks to Metro about The Strokes, why they will never stick to a musical genre and being inspired by Bowie.
BILL DOSS of Olivia Tremor Control, remembered by PopMatters.
M WARD: The hardest working man in indie rock. (Thx, LHB.)
COUNTING CROWS" Adam Duritz talks to Consequence of Sound about the Soft Boys and more.
CUTOUT BIN: From Frankie Valli to Bob Mould, from Queen to The Clash, from Roy Orbison to the Bay City Rollers, plus Three Dog Night, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Otis Redding, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include: The Bourne Legacy, which is currently scoring 52 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Campaign, which is scoring 66 percent; and Hope Springs, scoring 77 percent.
KRISTEN STEWART drops out of the London On The Road premiere and her role in Cali in the wake of her cheating incident. Meanwhile, the wife of director Rupert Sanders who cheated on her with Kristen Stewart has already seen a divorce lawyer... but her goal is reconciliation.
JOAN RIVERS handcuffed herself to a shopping cart during a one-woman protest against Costco, likening the store to Nazi Germany.
GILLIAN ANDERSON & DAVID DUCHOVNY Shacking Up? The truth is out there...
KATE BOSWORTH appears to have leaked the news that she's engaged.
BEN AFFLECK may direct the Justice League movie.
ALF is headed to the big screen in the live-action/CGI mode of The Smurfs.
THE BRADY BUNCH: Where Are They Now?
THE 10 MOST INVENTIVE SHOTS in Movie History., according to WhatCulture.
LIBYA: The Transitional National Council formally relinquished power to Libya's first elected assembly.
EGYPT: The military conducted air raids in the al Arish area of the Sinai peninsula against Islamic militants. Pres Mursi sacked several top security officials, including Egypt's intelligence chief, the governor of North Sinai province, and the head of the presidential guard.
IRAN's nuclear moves are becoming harder for Israeli and US intelligence to assess, making Teheran's suspected atomic weapons drive an even more urgent matter, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Thursday.
JESSE the JACK RUSSELL TERRIER does more useful tricks.
BOXING KANGAROO draws crowds and critics.
A MAMMOTH DONKEY arrives at a Lincolnshire animal sanctuary.
A CHEEKY FOX rides the London Underground.