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Feelies, Vampire Weekend, Craig Finn, Beluga Whale   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE KINKS are "The Village Green Preservation Society." God bless 'em.

THE FEELIES, Live at Rough Trade, with originals and covers of Iggy and the VU.

VAMPRE WEEKEND, Live and unplugged in Washington Square.

CRAIG FINN visits CBS This Morning.

BAD RELIGION streams Age of Unreason.

HOLY GHOST! shares "Do This."

THE FUTUREHEADS' first new song in seven years is "Jekyll."


PALEHOUND shares a video for "Worthy."

PETE SEEGER is getting a yuge Smithsonian Folkways Collection.

THE NATIONAL talks to The Guardian about depression, infighting - and playing live while Paris burns

WHY THE HITS OF 1999 are so memeable.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Al Wilson's cheesy soul ballad "Show And Tell."


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Endgame again dominated the chart with 145MM, which does not break the record for the biggest second weekend (The Force Awakens), but even with a 59 percent drop, it's enough to make Endgame the second-biggest film ever after just 10 days in theaters, with a worldwide gross of 2.1 Billion and 620MM domestic. Avatar's 2.79 Billion is now in the crosshairs.  The Intruder places with 11MM against an 8 MM budget. Long Shot shows with 10MM against a 40MM budget (so much for counter-programming). Uglydolls stubled into the fourth slot with 8.5MM against 45MM budget. Captain Marvel rounds out the Top Five with another 4.3MM.

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR had mixed emotions about Averngers: Endgame.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is getting redesigned after complaints about the trailer.

ADAM SANDLER's tribute to CHRIS FARLEY ran on Saturday Night.

MADONNA: “I made a mistake when I gave my older children phones when they were 13. It ended my relationship with them, really."

CHARLIZE THERON was offered a role in Wonder Woman -- as the mother.

WINNIE THE POOH voice actor Jim Cummings  is currently locked in a bitter war with his ex-wife and she is claiming years of abuse by the star, including sexual assault, drug addiction and animal abuse.

CONAN O' BRIEN finally interviews Robert Caro.


A BELUGA WHALE believed by marine experts to have been trained by the Russian military is enjoying its stay in Norway -- and the locals are loving it, too.

AN UNEXPECTED CATWALK on the Christian Dior Catwalk.

SOMEONE just give him that ball.

INTROVERT in an open workspace.

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Cinco de Mayo, AA Bondy, Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine + Calexico, Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, May 03, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with LOS LOBOS: "I Got Loaded" (with an added snippet of "Turn On Your Lovelight") from their fabulous first full-lengther, How Will the Wolf Survive? "Don't Worry Baby," "Evangeline," "Our Last Night," and "A Matter of Time" were on that album, too.

PEE WEE HERMAN: "Tequila." Obvs.

HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS: Rare video of "A Taste of Honey" from 1967.

CHEAP TRICK brings you the Mariachi mash-up of "Surrender."

JIMMY BUFFETT: Margaritaville. Obvs.

LIZ PHAIR: "Cinco de Mayo." Obvs.

AA BONDY advance streams Enderness.

ANDREW BIRD, Live at City Winery.

FONTAINES DC visit WFUV's Studio A.

IRON & WINE and CALEXICO team up to share "Midnight Sun."

CATE LE BON shares "The Light."

MICHAEL STIPE opened for PATTI SMITH at Webster Hall; you can hear a bit of a new song.

WILCO, ranked (incorrectly) by Soundblab.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Uglydolls, which is currently scoring 41 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Long Shot, which is currently scoring 80 percent; The Intruder, which is scoring 29 percent; and El Chicano, which was not screened for critics. Taking a wild guess that Endgame will repeat atop the chart.

PETER MAYHEW, who became known to fans worldwide as the lovable Wookiee Chewbacca in the Star Wars galaxy, has died at age 74. In Variety's obit, he explains why Chewie didn't get a medal.

SOPHIE TURNER & JOE JONAS got hitched in Vegas.

TOY STORY 4 introduces a new character in a new TV spot.

ALEX TREBEK , the longtime host of Jeopardy!, appeared on Good Morning America for a frank interview about his experience with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, including his struggle with depression during chemotherapy.

NICOLE KIDMAN credits Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, for helping her through her high-profile divorce from Tom Cruise.

SIMON PEGG & NICK FROST are developing a TV adaptation of the epic fantasy novels Rivers of London.

WILLOW might be coming back on Disney's streaming service.


CATS, homeschooling.

A DEFORMED THREE-EYED SNAKE was found in the Aussie outback.

A BABY GORILLA was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom this week. Shoulda been a lion, amirite?

A SPIDER spins a web inside a man's ear.

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Jenny Lewis, Glen Hansard, Patti Griffin, Titus Andronicus, Lusty Peacock   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

JENNY LEWIS, Live in the Clown Lounge.

GLEN HANSARD visits WFUV's Studio A.

PATTI GRIFFIN visits the World Cafe.

VIOLENT FEMMES share "Hotel Last Resort," ft Tom Verlaime (Television).

TITUS ANDRONICUS shares "Tumult Around The World."

MARK KOZELEK & PETRA HADEN share "The Power of Love."


THE NATIONAL shares a video for their new single "Hairpin Turns," directed by Academy Award nominee Mike Mills.

CRAIG FINN shares a map of the the places in his catalog.

WOODSTOCK 50 falls further apart.

THE GIANT'S HARP: Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter's mysterious novel set in the expanded "Terrapin Station" universe.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Jim Croce's eerie posthumous hit, "Time In A Bottle."


ANJELICA HUSTON: On growing up in Hollywood, the cost of beating Oprah at the Oscars, and why Jack Nicholson doesn't act anymore.

JUDE LAW married longtime girlfriend Phillipa Coan in a low-key ceremony in central London on Tuesday, April 30, after four years of dating.

RICKY SCHROEDER is in jail after an early morning bust for allegedly striking his girlfriend ... and it's the second time cops have hauled him in for alleged domestic violence.

GAME OF THRONES: The Night King breaks his silence.(Spoilers, obvsly)

HOW AVENGERS: ENDGAME affects Spider-Man: Far From Home (Spoilers, obvsly).

THE HANDMAID'S TALE has a Season 3 trailer online.

SAY ANYTHING turns 30 at Tribeca.

CRAZY RICH ASIANS director Jon M. Chu is codirecting a Netflix project on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand last year.


A LUSTY PEACOCK is on the prowl.

THE PERTH ZOO celebrated the birth of Mian, the first tree kangaroo born there in 36 years.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT, on recon in Boston.

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Son Volt, White Denim, Acid Mothers Temple, Baby Goat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


STEELY DAN turn in a spirited "Reelin' in the Years" on the Midnight Special. IIRC, Don Fagen hates this performance tho.

SON VOLT, Live at First Avenue.

WHITE DENIM visits Morning Becomes Eclectic.

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, Live at the Market Hotel.


BLEACHED shares the video for "Hard To Kill."

PETE DOHERTY has been hospitalized with an infected stab wound from a hedgehog.

RONNIE WOOD shares an update on Mick Jagger’s health following heart surgery.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: John Darnielle talks to the 405 about the exciting freedom of relinquishing control to a producer he trusts, tabletop games, all female Soviet pilot squadrons, and much more.

BOB DYLAN's Rolling Thunder Revue is getting a Netflix documentary by Martin Scorsese and a 14-disc box set including five complete concerts plus tons of previously unreleased rehearsal recordings.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at country-soul crooner Charlie Rich's stately ballad "The Most Beautiful Girl."


SONIC THE HEDGHOG has a trailer online, marking the return of wacky Jim Carrey.

CELEB SALARIES REVEALED: Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and More.

AVENGERS SALARIES: Endgame Spoiler Warning.

LORI LAUGHLIN and her husband believe that mitigating evidence will exonerate them in the college admissions scandal.

PETE DAVIDSON left his scheduled show at a comedy club after the owner joked about Kate Beckinsale and Ariana Grande.

ELISABETH MOSS joins the boffo cast of Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch.


A BABY GOAT, rejected by its mother, is inseparable from its owner

STUCK SKUNK: A police officer in Indiana assisted a skunk after it got its head stuck in a cup and lay almost motionless on the street. 

WHY DOES A MOTHER BIRD risk her neck for her eggs?

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: They're prepping.

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Beach House, Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico, Toro Y Moi, Baby Seal   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


ROY ORBISON provides vintage performances of "Running Scared" and "Oh, Pretty Woman" for Twofer Tuesday.

BEACH HOUSE, Live at King's Theater.

LOU REED, JOHN CALE & NICO, Live at Le Bataclan, Paris 1972.

TORO Y MOI plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

JAPANESE BREAKFAST shares "Essentially."


ELVIS COSTELLO joins SPINAL TAP on an acoustic version of "Gimme Some Money" (a song also covered by early Pate), in celebrating the 35th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap.

LOCAL NATIVES taks Consequence of Sound on a tour of Violet Street.

WOODSTOCK 50's investors cancel, promoters claim it's still on.

NEW YORK DOLLS' Sylvain Sylvain has been diagnosed with cancer.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Carpenters' soft rock smash "Top Of The World."


JOHN SINGLETON, the pioneering writer-director of Boyz N the Hood, who traveled a short distance but sure came a long way as he blazed a trail from South Central to Hollywood, died Monday, his family announced. He was 51.

LORI LAUGHLIN and 16 other wealthy parents formally plead not guilty in the college admissions scam.

CHRIS PRATT shares an “illegal” Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes video.

HELENA CHRISTENSEN has broken her two decades of silence to speak out on her relationship with Michael Hutchence.

PEABO BRYSON, no best known for singing Disney songs like  “Beauty & the Beast” and “A Whole New World,” is hospitalized after suffering a “mild heart attack.”

LARRY KING suffered a heart attack last Thursday after going into cardiac arrest.

MATTHEW MODINE is running for president of SAG-AFTRA; Gabrielle Carteris  has not yet announced whether she will seek re-election.

DAVID PICKER, who as a top executive at three Hollywood film studios played a significant role in bringing the Beatles, James Bond and more to movie screens, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.


A SEAL accidentally scares a baby polar bear.

A PARALYZED STREET DOG learns to run again.

A BIOLOGIST who fought for seven years to protect the Balkan Lynx -- often at great personal risk -- is being honored.

A WHALE in a harness could be a Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts.

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