THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE GO-GOs! They made history as the first all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. Kind of a hard band to place seasonally. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat, which yielded hits like "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "We Got the Beat," as well as great album cuts like "This Town," "Lust to Love," "Tonite" and "How Much More," came out in late Summer 1981, iirc, and "Lips" was climbing the charts that Fall, so I mentally place the band in this time of year. And it's still warm enough that the title track to the too-quick sophomore album, "Vacation," -- or their cover of the Capitols' "Cool Jerk" -- doesn't sound too out of place. "Get Up and Go" was also a single from that LP, but it didn't make the Top 40. The band would chart twice more -- in 1984, with "Head Over Heels" and "Turn to You" -- before splitting and the near-inevitable reunion tours.
DELTA SPIRIT virtually visits The Current.
SUZANNE VEGA visits WNYC's Soundcheck.
FRANCES QUINLAN, Live on KEXP.
TOM PETTY: Hear "Leave Virgina Alone."
ANDY SCHAUF shares a "Clove Cigarette."
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS become bobbleheads in "Get Famous."
ELVIS COSTELLO's Teenage Obsessions.
STEVIE NICKS' Moonlight Confessions.
THE 25 BEST BRITPOP ALBUMS, according to SPIN.
THE TOP 10 LIZ PHAIR SONGS, according to Paste.
THE LA's Turns 30, with restrospectives at Paste, Clashmusic, and Stereogum.
NO TIME TO DIE: Here's Billie Eilish's theme for the Bond film.
SPIDER-MAN is bringing back Jamie Foxx as Electro?
RON HOWARD discusses Tom Hanks, Henry Winkler, friendship, wildfires and workaholism.
KRIS JENNER is being sued by a former bodyguard on allegations of sexual harassment — but vehemently denies his claims.
SHIA LeBEOUF was charged with battery and petty theft.
PATRICK MAHOMES and his fiancée Brittany Matthews are expecting their first child together.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK Turns 10, with pieces at Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, Uproxx, The Ringer and Yahoo!
HOW TO WRITE A HORROR MOVIE: A Crash Course.
A BABY GOAT, balancing on a donkey.
AN ESCAPED FERRET wandered into a stranger's home and climbed into bed with a resident.
A TWO-HEADED SNAKE turns up in a North Carolina home.