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Filthy Friends, Typhoon, Memphis Soul, Wallaby   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



BECK shares a video for "Fix Me" with a baby and doggos.

FILTHY FRIENDS played a six-song set at OPB.

TYPHOON also  played a six-song set at OPB.

MEMPHIS SOUL SINGERS gather for a Tiny Desk Concert.

DR. DOG shares "Listening In."

PORCHES covers The Beatles' "If I Fell" on solo piano.


ALBERT LEE covers Jimmy Webb's "If You See Me Getting Smaller," one of my favorite Webb tunes, though (afaik) never a hit for anyone.

DOLORES O'RIORDAN: The death of the Cranberries singer is not being treated as suspicious, Scotland Yard has said.

DAMON KRUKOWSKI (Galaxie 500/ Damon & Naomi) talks to Aquarium Drunkard about streaming, corporate contro, and the relationship between signal and noise.

THE NUMBER ONES: Stereogum starts reviewing every #1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history.

BRIAN WILSON returned to high school, got his "F" in music changed to an "A."


KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST welcomed their third child via surrogate.

SEAL denies accusations of forcibly kissing and groping a woman in his home.

ALEC BALDWIN calles the "renunciation" of Woody Allen "unfair and sad."

MATT. DAMON. says he wishes he’d "listened a lot more" before "weighing in" on sexual misconduct allegations.

SELMA BLAIR says James Toback threatened to "gouge my eyes out with a big pen" if she spoke up about being sexually assaulted.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY sat down with Variety to talk about Hollywood’s sexual harassment crisis, the downside of celebrity and why it was “traumatic” becoming a star in Pirates of the Caribbean at age 18.

"MAKES ME SICK": A woman who says disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar molested her as a child testified Friday that he turned games of hide-and-seek in the basement of his home into abuse sessions.

JANUARY JONES is dating The Bachelor star Nick Viall.

YOUNG HAN SOLO has an official synopsis.


WALLABY ON THE LOOSE: Police find a wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.  There's video.

A PUPPY is hired to sniff out pests at a Boston arf — er, art museum.

A HEROIC DOG is honored 75 years after saving the lives of U.S. soldiers.

PSYCHEDELIC DINOSAUR, beautiful plumage.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DOLORES O'RIORDAN, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.  There is as yet no announced cause of death.  She co-wrote the bands breakthrough hit "Linger," and was sole writer of "Zombie."  There's a video obit at The Guardian, while NME compiles 11 of the band's best.

LUNA stopped by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set.

THE WASHINGTON SQUARES jumped out of the "Where Are They Now?" file and onto WFUV Live.

LIZZ WRIGHT stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.


GUIDED BY VOICES: Technically, the clip for "Auditorium" and "Motor Away" is Twofer Tuesday, but since it runs just about 3 minutes, I'll toss in "My Valuable Hunting Knife" as a bonus.

PULP gets 102 minutes of discussion on Political Beats, with guest columnist Karol Markowicz.

SCOTT WALKER talks to The Guardian about big-budget burnout, his debt to Britain, and why he’s a huge fan of FKA twigs.

BELLE & SEBASTIAN's Stuart Murdoch talks to The Creative Independent about the power of empathy, and much more.

CASSETES: Don't call it a comeback.


AZIZ ANSARI responds to allegations of sexual misconduct on a date. The Atlantic wonders whether it's a humilation more than an expose.

CATHERINE DENEVUE sort of apologized after signing a letter criticizing the MeToo movement.

ELIZA DUSHKU's guardian circa True Lies backs the claim that the actress was molested by a stunt coordinator.

JULIA LUIS-DREFUS shared a video from her sons to celebrate the end of her chemo treatment.

DAKOTA JOHNSON & CHRIS MARTIN are taking it public.

AARON RODGERS & DANICA PATRICK are taking it public. The Chicago Tribune tweet is hilarious.

PRINCE HARRY & MEGHAN MARKLE are getting a Lifetime movie because obviously.

THE WALKING DEAD is getting a new showrunner.

VENOM: A first-look photo reveals plot details.

GAMBIT loses its third director, Gore Verbinski.


A DOG helps with snow shoveling.

PET TRANSLATOR: Life imitates Up.

POLICE DOG nabs steak thief.  I imagine Fark exploded.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A Merced County mayor has been stripped of his gun and cited for illegally firing it at militant rodents attacking an airport.

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MLK Jr Day, Spoon, Blitzen trapper, Andrew WK, Giant Squid   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


U2: "Pride" and "MLK." Crushingly obvious. Have a dream.

SPOON's Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel played the Turf Club in St. Paul.


ANDREW WK plays a solo piano Stereogum Session

DION: A vintage performance of "Abraham, Martin & John."

THE GRUNGE GOLD RUSH: How Nirvana led to Hootie and the Blowfish.

JOHNNY CASH: At Folsom Prison turns 50.

THE POGUES: Shane MacGowan's songs will outlast us all.

"FAST" EDDIE CLARKE, the guitarist for the original three-piece formation of Motörhead, died after a bout with pneumonia. He was 67.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle repeats atop the chart with 27MM on a leggy 27 percent drop; it's a massive worldwide smash with 666MM to date against a 90MM budget.  The Post places with 18.6MM on its wide expansion, with big stars, a big director, and little competition for serious drama.  The Commuter shows with13.5MM, better than Liam Neeson's last action outing but not a huge hit; will we see him next on a boat or a blimp?   Insidious: The Last Key drops a hard 59 percent to the fourth slot with 12.1MM, as horror movies tend to do after making a lot of money.  The Greatest Showman rounds out the Top Five with 11.8MM on a leggy 14 percent drop.  Below the fold, it The Last Jedi in sixth place, which is terrible to those who think 600MM domestic by the time it leaves the big screen is a bad thing.  Despite boffo reviews, Paddington 2 suffers in seventh, a Jumanji casualty.

ELIZA DUSHKU has accused Blade Runner 2049 and The Conjuring 2 stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of assaulting her on the set of the 1994 film classic True Lies, when Dushku was 12 years old.

MARK WAHLBERG will donate the 1.5MM he earned for reshoots for All the Money in the World to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. (BTW, Wahlberg's contract didn't require reshoots.)

REBECCA HALL will donate her salary from Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York to Time's Up.

DAN HARMON: The Community showrunner admits sexually harassing a writer, during a seven-minute monologue.

LIAM NEESON has described the recent surge of sexual misconduct allegations in the entertainment industry as “a bit of a witch-hunt”.

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has said yes to starring in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie,but will not be playing Charles Manson.

DEADPOOL 2 moves up its release date, while The New Mutants gets pushed way back.

STAR WARS: I told you last week that it's never been big in China.

THE CONTINENTAL: John Wick's favorite hotel may be headed to Starz.

YOU'RE A GIANT SQUID: Can you fight and defeat a boat?

A STRAY PUP loved being picked up by the cops.

AN AUSSIE experienced the fright of his life recently after a venomous snake scaled his car window as he drove home from the mechanic.

A TOURIST was blocked from using a public toilet by a hilarious sexy kangaroo striking a seductive “come hither” pose.

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Pretenders, TMBG, The Go! Team, Shopping, Gate Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



....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."

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS advance streams I Like Fun.

THE GO! TEAM advance streams Semicircle.

SHOPPING advance streams The Official Body.

JOE HENRY stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

BAY CITY ROLLERS: The immortal genius of "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y... NIGHT!

SLEATER-KINNEY's Carrie Brownstone is turning her memoir into a Hulu comedy.

TURNING THE TABLES: World Cafe considers Janis Joplin's 1971 album Pearl, and Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back To Black.

NPR MUSIC's 2018 Slingshot Artists

THE POSIES' 30th anniversary is bringing reissues.

DR DEMENTO: Comedic song hero and unsung punk rock legend.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Paddington 2, which is currently scoring 100 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Commuter, currently scoring 52 percent; and Proud Mary, which was not advance screened.  The Post expands wide scoring 87 percent.

JAMES FRANCO is accused by five women of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior.

JOHNATHON SCHAECH claims he was molested by Franco Zeffirelli.

COREY FELDMAN is now being accused of sexual battery

BLACK WIDOW: A standalone movie is not yet greenlit, but has gained a writer.

GILLIAN ANDERSON is dunzo with both The X-Files and American Gods.

SAG-AFTRA is examining the pay gap on those All The Money in the World reshoots.

SERENA WILLIAMS is profiled by Vogue.

TONYA HARDING would like her apology now.

A STRAY DOG is rescued from a gate.

FLORIDA MONKEYS could give you killer herpes.

DIVE-BOMBING OWL threatens cross-country skiers in Pineland Farms.

BIRDS could stand some quiet from us so they can get it on.

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Todd Snider, Julian Baker, Sunwatchers, Fire Birds   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



JACK WHITE drops a video for "Connected By Love."

TODD SNIDER plays Mountain Stage.

JULIAN BAKER plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

SUNWATCHERS cover Arthur Doyle, Sonny & Linda Sharrock, Bob Dylan. and the Meat Puppets for Aquarium Drunkard.


SIGUR ROS shares two songs recorded for Black Mirror.

FIELD MUSIC shares "Time In Joy."

NIRVANA: Four rare demos.


THE BOOMTOWN RATS:  "Someone's Looking At You."

SPOON's Britt Daniel shares the soundtrack of his life with Pitchfork.

DESTROYER: Dan Bejar once again renews his license to confuse.

WHITE ROOM is profiled by ClashMusic.


MICHAEL DOUGLAS preemptively denied allegations that he once masturbated in front of a female employee and blackballed her from Hollywood.

JAMES FRANCO responded to allegations of sexual misconduct.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN was attacked Tuesday night at a restaurant.  He also allegedly used Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell to dupe British actress Kadian Noble into thinking he would help her with her career — only to use her for sex.

RUSSELL SIMMONS is under investigation for two more rape accusations.

GRETA GERWIG regrets working with Woody Allen.

RONAN FARROW says his "family background" helped him fight "abuse of power" via his explosive expose on Harvey Weinstein.

CATHERINE DENEUVE and others denounce the MeToo movement.

STAR WARS has never been big in China.

GWYNETH PALTROW's  DIY coffee enema is criticized by medical professionals.


AUSTRALIAN BIRDS are weaponizing fire.

BAT BRAINS are frying in Australia.

A SQUIRREL suffers a horrible fate. Trigger warning.

ROBO-MANTIS: We can make it taller, more powerful.

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