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Lizz Wright, Selwyn Birchwood, Brand New, Mavis Staples, Turkeys   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



WOLF ALICE shares a retro video for "Beautifully Unconventional."

LIZZ WRIGHT advance streams Grace.

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD stops by World Cafe for a chat and a couple of tunes.

BRAND NEW plays the High & Low Festival.

MAVIS STAPLES shares the Jeff Tweedy co-written title track for "If All I Was Was Black."

THE HORRORS share "Weighed Down."


THE SUPREMES perform "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and "Somewhere" from West Side Story in October 1966 for Twofer Tuesday.

THE NATIONAL's Matt Berninger talks to The Atlantic about eclipses, Trump, Leonard Cohen, whitemaledom, and more.

THE CRAMPS: NPR Music celebrates Songs the Lord Taught Us.

ALVVAYS is profiled by DIY.

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS' Stephin Merritt wrote a jingle for a Silverlake menswear store.


JIM CARREY: This interview could be his best work in years.

ROTTEN TOMATOES scores don't hurt the box office, a new study claims.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 shares a first clip online.

WONDER WOMAN 2: Patty Jenkins is returning to direct the sequel, after an unusually lengthy and tough negotiation.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE says Darren Aronofsky, her mother! director and boyfriend of a year, is “bold and brave”—and maybe a little twisted.

DON OHLMEYER, whose influential television career ranged from producing ABC’s Monday Night Football during its 1970s heyday to guiding NBC to No. 1 in prime time two decades later on the strength of programs like Seinfeld and ER, died on Sunday in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 72.


A FLOCK OF 70 TURKEYS that poop on trucks has driven a small Oregon town to the brink.

TEN SHARKS were found in the basement pool of a New York home after environmental conservation officers searched the residence.

THE DOG is the real hero here.

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Rolling Stones, Districts, Susanne Sundfor, Hurricane Animals   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE MUPPETS play "Rainbow Connection" at the Hollywood Bowl, with co-wrire Paul Williams, and guest Bobby Moynihan.

THE ROLLING STONES play "Dancing With Mr. D" for the first time in 44 years (and  “Play With Fire” for the first time since 1990 and "Under My Thumb" for the fist time since 2006).

THE DISTRICTS stopped by World Cafe to chat and play a couple.

SUSANNE SUNDFOR streams Music For People In Trouble.

JOSEPH covers Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World."

MARK KOZELEK, BEN BOYE & JIM WHITE share  "The Black Butterfly."


REDBONE: "Come and Get Your Love."

MOGWAI's Stuart Braithwaite shares his cultural highlights.

THE ANTLERS clarify that they have not broken up.

WOLF ALICE is profiled at DIY. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

JOHN DARNIELLE is launching a podcast titled, "I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats."

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: It rampaged at the top of the chart with 117MM, well above industry projections of ~80MM. Crazy good against a 35MM budget.  It's the biggest September debut ever.  And the biggest Fall debut ever.  And the biggest horror debut ever.  And the second-biggest R-rated debut ever, behind Deadpool It's a bigger debut than Wonder Woman or Spider-Man: Homecoming, albeit against much weaker competition.  And It already has another 62MM overseas.  Home Again placed with 9MM.  The Hitman's Bodyguard showed, sliding to third with 4.9MM on a 54 percent drop. Annabelle: Creation dropped to fourth with 4MM, though it has made teriffic money until the clown showed up.  Wind River rounded out the Top Five with 3.2MM

STAR WARS: Why Colin Trevorrow left Episode IX.

LEAH REMINI won her first Emmy for her A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

GEORGE & AMAL CLOONEY avoided "Hollywood" names for their twins.

JAMES FRANCO claims he doesn't watch adult films in real life anymore. 

LEN WEIN, the award-winning comics writer and editor who co-created Wolverine, Sorm, Colossus, Nightcrawler (for Marvel), and Swamp Thing (for DC) , along with editing Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, passed away Sunday at 69.

9/11: The first five minutes of CNN coverage. I came out of the shower, saw the second plane hit on NBC, and knew had had to contact my boss, whose daughter lived in NYC. There is still a lot of crazy stuff going on around the country and the world as a result, so consider taking a moment to watch and remember, esp. since MSNBC isn't rea-airing its archival coverage this year and a new generation has grown up with no direct memory of the event.

NEARLY 900 DOGS check into Orlando's Hyatt Regency to ride out Hurricane Irma.

FLAMINGOS are ushered to safety at Busch Gardens in Tampa.

A PAIR OF PARROTS sought refuge at a Miamai hotel.

A GATOR PARK in Orlando claims none of its 2000 residents none will escape. Mmmk.

FREE-ROAMING CHICKENS were rescued from Key West.

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The B-52s, Emily Haines, The Lone Bellow, Michael McDonald, Partner, Seagull   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 08, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE B-52s!  The quirky combo from Athens, GA, has had a long and storied career, but we'll stick to the early stuff this weekend.  So, from the self-titled debut, classics "Planet Claire," "Rock Lobster,"  "Lava," and "Dance This Mess Around." And from the sophomore LP, Wild Planet, "Party Out of Bounds," "Give Me Back My Man", "Private Idaho" and "Dirty Back Road."  BONUS: "Song For A Future Generation," because it's the first song I heard them play live. DOUBLE BONUS: "Deadbeat Club," because get off my lawn.

EMILY HAINES (Metric) advance streams Choir Of The Mind.

THE LONE BELLOW advance streams Walk Into a Storm.

MICHAEL McDONALD advance streams Wide Open.

PARTNER advance streams In Search Of Lost Time.

THE SMITHS share some previously unreleased live tracks.

OF MONTREAL backed actor Paul Rudd and actor-director David Wain on Boston's classic "More Than A Feeling."

THE NATIONAL: An Oral History of Boxer.

HENRY ROLLINS eats spicy wings and talks Black Flag, The Stooges, and more.

RANDY NEWMAN tells The Guardian he would never skip "You've Got a friend in Me" live, which is less perverse than I thought he'd be.

WALTER BECKER... and Spinal Tap. Really.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Stephen King's It, which is currently scoring 89 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Home Again, which is scoring 29 percent.  Look for the creepy clown to do big biz.

MICHAEL FASSBENDER & ALICIA VIKANDER reportedly are getting hitched next month.

JARED LETO, the  Oscar-winning actor who is also a tech entrepreneur, stadium-filling rock star, fashion icon and successful Silicon Valley investor, is profiled by the WSJ.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD and her fiancé and bandmate Zach Villa have ended their engagement.

KATE WINSLET talks to the New York Times about two vastly different upcoming movies, career longevity, and more.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS broke his arm in a motorbike accident.

JOAQUIN PHOENIX, profiled by Bret Easton Ellis. He's playing Jesus and digging Moana.

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL may be headed to the small screen

A SEAGULL steals a bag of salt and vinegar chips from a store.

DOGGO rescued from a vent.

THE 55 HEMINGWAY CATS are being guarded as Hurricane Irma approaches.

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The National, David Gilmour, U2, St Vincent, Brian Wilson, Gators   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



TED LEO shares a throwback video for "Can't Go Back."

THE NATIONAL played their new LP live in Philly.

DAVID GILMOUR stopped by World Cafe to chat and share tracks from Live at Pompeii.

SMALL CIRCLE streams their debut LP, Cyclical.

U2 shares “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” the first official single from the new LP.

ST VINCENT follows up "New York" with the 80s-tinged "Los Angeles."

BRIAN WILSON shares the previously unreleased 90s track "Some Sweet Day."

MARGO PRICE shares "A Little Pain."

PRIMUS shares "The Scheme."


ISSAC HAYES croons "Walk On By".

X look back on 40 years of Punk iconoclasm.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III excerpts his memoir at The Oxford American.

CHARLES BRADLEY's cancer has spread to his liver, forcing the cancellation of his tour. Eff cancer.

HOLGER CZUKAY, co-founder and bassist with pioneering German rock band Can, has died aged 79.


KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST are expecting a third child via a surrogate.

SCOTT DISICK recently was involuntarily hospitalized for being a danger to himself or others.

GEORGE CLOONEY talks to The Hollywood Reporter about his new life off-camera, his newdirectorial effort,his tequila windfall, and more.

JAMIE FOXX & KATIE HOLMES finally went public.

CHRISTIAN BALE is supersizing to play fmr VP Dick Cheney.

MOTHER!: Darren Aronofsky's latest, a thriller starring galpal Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is getting great early reviews.


GATORS enjoy a Louisiana freshwater diversion plan that sends fish directly to them.

THE BIRDS: Magpies enter "swooping season" in Australia.

ATTN, P. PARKER: Parachutes could one day soon be made out of spider webs, according to researchers in Italy and the UK.

URBAN CHIPMUNKS might be healthier and happier than rural chipmunks.

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Husker Du, Robyn Hitchcock, Faith Healer, Moose   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



PETRA HADEN covers Michael Sembello's "Maniac."

HUSKER DU advance streams the first dsc from Savage Young Dü.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

FAITH HEALER advance streams Try icon_wink


THE GODFATHERS: "Birth, School, Work, Death."  Post-Labor Day, school starting... we got the middle covered.

WALTER BECKER: A previously unpublished interview.

SPOON: Britt Daniel talks about the 10th anniversary of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga at Vulture.

THE NATIONAL: All five members walk TLOBF through the new LP.

PRINCE's favorite color may have been purple, after all.


STAR WARS: EPISODE IX loses its director Colin Trevorrow.

MEGHAN MARKLE is Vanity Fair's cover story.

THE X-FILES is returning in January.

JAMES BOND plans to marry? That always ends well...

LEO DiCAPRIO as The Joker? I'll believe it when I see it.

REESE WITHERSPOON talks about rethinking rom-coms, and more.

HARMONY KORINE shares the soundtrack of his life.

NETFLIX is selling weed.

SHELLEY BERMAN, the famed "sit-down" comic who recently played Larry David’s father on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died. He was 92.

RICHARD ANDERSON, who simultaneously played Oscar Goldman, leader of secret government agent the OSI, on both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman after a long career as a supporting actor in film and TV, died on Thursday in his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.


A MOOSE wrestles with a tire swing in a backyard in Spokane, Washington.

DOGS can recognize their own scent.

A NINE-FT GATOR was removed from a Houston home post-Harvey.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent commandeered an Uber to a wildlife center.

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