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Thingsday, incl. Summer Songs, Phoenix, and a Bald Eagle.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



ARIEL PINK drops a video for  "Another Weekend."

SUMMERTIME: World Cafe kicks off the season with a Summer playlist on Spotify.The World Cafe Tumblr listed a variation on the theme,with a helping of Yacht Rock.

PHOENIX stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

GIRLPOOL stopped by World Cafe for a chat and a song.

TWIN PEAKS (the band) shares “Who It’s Gonna Be.”

JOLIE HOLLAND & SAMANTHA PARTON team up on Townes Van Zandt's "You Are Not Needed Now."

LO TOM shares "Covered Wagon."


BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE: "The Bottom Line."

THE 50 BEST LPs of 2017 (So Far), according to Rolling Stone.

FUTURE ISLANDS and ANDY SAMBERG sort of interview each other at Magnet. There's talk about the thing in the box.

BETH DITTO talks about her Southern roots on Weekend Edition.

BILL MONROE: The bluegrass legend's name and likeness is for sale along with his house and unreleased albums.


GEORGE CLOONEY and his partners sold their tequila business for up to one billion dollars.

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST have made a deal with a surrogate to have another child.

KATE BECKINSALE was caught canoodling actor and comedian Matt Rife.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON was spooted holding hands with attorney Kevin Yorn.

GAME OF THRONES dropped a second trailer online.

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - How Sony let Marvel take the wheel of a major vehicle.

CONFIRMED: Gal Gadot made the same amount upfront if not slightly more on Wonder Woman than Henry Cavill made on 2013's Man of Steel.

DC FILM's Jon Berg and Geoff Johns spoke with Variety about what’s next for Wonder Woman, their reaction to the poor reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and why there will be more female superheroes and villains in upcoming DC films.

WATCHMEN may be headed for HBO with Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), not movie director Zack Snyder.

SAUDI ARABIA tries to block journalists from reporting on Yemen's civil war as the U.S. signs an arms deal with the Gulf kingdom.

PROTIP: If you're a reporter, don't leave email suggesting you're interested in arms dealing. The More You Know. Swoosh.


A BALD EAGLE boosts a salmon from a fishing boat.

PODS OF ORCAS are stalking halibut and black cod fishermen in Alaska.

CHIMP "DEATH PATROLS" keep rivals off turf.

AUSSIE SCIENTISTS went looking for deep sea creatures and pulled up your nightmares instead.

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Wednesday Things, like The Dream Syndicate. And cats.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



GRANDADDY shares a video for "Brush With The Wild."

VALERIE JUNE played a session for Morning Becomes Eclectic.


ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features tracks from Zola Jesus, Bernice, and Chelsea Wolfe and more.

THE DREAM SYNDICATE returns with "How Did I Find Myself Here?"

FILTHY FRIENDS (ft members of Sleater-Kinney, Young Fresh Fellows, and R.E.M.) share "The Arrival."


KING KHAN & THE SHRINES work it like Wilson Pickett in "Land of the Freak."

JASON ISBELL is profiled by the Village Voice.

HUSKER DU: Everything Falls Apart comes to streaming services.

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN': Critic and poet Michael Robbins explains his enduring, totally not-shameful love of Jourrney.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: James Dean Bradfield talks about the longevity of the band, politics in music, and working on their new album.


GAL GODOT, contra some reports, is not making 46 times less as Wonder Woman than Henry Cavill is as Superman.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting.

STAR WARS: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are no longer directing the Han Solo Star Wars spin-off.

JOHNNY DEPP's ex-business managers are fighting to subpoena his longtime reps as part of the ongoing dispute over whether the actor knew the dire state of his finances — and have made public emails they say prove their case.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE will resume filming after an internal investigation by Warner Bros. Television found no misconduct occurred on the set of the reality series.

PRODIGY, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas.

SHERLOCK's creative team will tackle Dracula.

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS has a new featurette online.


HOW DID CATS become house pets?

A COMMON BUTTERFLY has an uncommon sex life.

TURKEY MASSACRE: Deaths most fowl in South Carolina.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A pet squirrel that gained fame by thwarting a home burglary in Idaho has returned to the wild.

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The Drums, Jesse Jenkins, Greg Ashley, Trash Rat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



BEACH HOUSE shares a video for "Chariot."

THE DRUMS stream Abysmal Thoughts.

JESSE JENKINS advance streams Hard Sky.

GREG ASHLEY covers Marianne Faithful, Pagans and the Lost Gonzo Band for Aquarium Drunkard.

OFFA REX: The British folk revival collaboration between the Decemberists and British singer Olivia Chaney shares "The Old Churchyard."

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS cover The Smiths' “The Boy With The Thorn In His Side.”


THE YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS, cranking out "I Don't Let The Little Things Get Me Down" and "Rock & Roll Pest Control" raw for Twofer Tuesday.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: The Pop Culture That Formed Goths. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

STEVE EARLE is profiled by Paste.

DAVID BOWIE & QUEEN have unreleased tracks.

THE 50 BEST PSYCHEDELIC LPs OF 1967, according to BrooklynVegan.


CARRIE FISHER had heroin and cocaine in her system at the time of her death, according to her toxicology report.

BEYONCE & JAY Z revealed the twins are a boy and girl.

MILES TELLER was arrested early Sunday morning after he was literally falling down drunk and refusing to cooperate with cops.

GARY COLE is heading for divorce with his wife of 25 years.

BOB BARKER had a nasty fall at home that scared him, so paramedics came and he took a trip to the ER.

OTTO WARMBIER, the American college student who spent 17 months in North Korean detention, died Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, his family said.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: One person died and 11 were injured in the early hours of Monday morning after a van was driven into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park, in north London.


TRASH RAT: Like Pizza Rat, but with a bag of trash.

A DRUNK FARMER started a fight with his own pig but dies after having three fingers and his penis bitten off.

GORILLA TOURISM could be big, if the gorillas were into it.

SCIENTISTS have discovered a new deep sea worm -- and everyone is thinking the same thing.

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Fleet Foxes, Pokey LaFarge, The High 48s, Stars, Prince, Cat+Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CHARLY BLISS visits summer camp in "Westermarck."

FLEET FOXES stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

POKEY LaFARGE stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

THE HIGH 48s stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

STARS shares two new tracks.

PRINCE: Hear “Father’s Song,” originally intended to be included in the Purple Rain movie.

EVERY MOTHER'S SON: "Come On Down to My Boat," baby.

RADIOHEAD: An Oral History of OK Computer.

YOKO ONO will receive a songwriting credit on John Lennon’s 1971 classic “Imagine." Not a yuge fan of Yoko or the song ("Oh Yoko" is much better, imho), but Lennon did publicly say she should have credit.

PAUL McCARTNEY's TOP 10 SOLO TRACKS, according to NME (presumably thinking about his 75th birthday yesterday).

BOB SEGER: 13 of his previously unavailable albums are now available on most major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, but notably excluding both Pandora Premium and Tidal.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Cars 3 tops the chart with 53.5MM, which is 7-13MM below the first two and one of Pixar's worst opening weekends in a decade.  Wonder Woman places with 40.8MM on a very leggy 30 percent drop.  All Eyez on Me showed with 27MM, well above projections in the mid-teens, against a reported 40MM budget.  The Mummy tumbled 56 percent to collect 13.9MM in the fourth slot, but may yet profit based on big overseas sales.  47 Meters Down rounds out the Top Five with 11.5MM, which was about double the tracking estimates.  Below the fold, Rough Night opened in seventh with a disappointing 8MM against a 20MM budget.

BEYONCE & JAY Z have welcomed twins.

STEPHEN FURST, the actor who portrayed "Flounder" in the classic comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, died Friday following complications from diabetes. He was 63.

JOHN G. AVILDSEN, the Oscar winning director behind Rocky and The Karate Kid passed away at 81.

CARRIE FISHER's death was caused by sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office revealed on Friday.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE has produced a wedding, as well as a scandal.

BILL COSBY received a mistrial; prosecutors aim to retry the sexual assault charges.

CAT & DOG: It's a thin line between hate and love.

ELEPHANTS seem to have a capacity for solving problems by thinking about them in abstract terms.

HUNDREDS OF CATS were saved from ending up on restaurant menus in China.

GOPHERS are breaking into the Montana State Prison.

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Nilsson, Father John Misty,Govt Mule, Robert Cray Matthew Sweet, Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with HARRY NILSSON! He would have celebrated a birthday yesterday, so let's revisit the BBC's "The Music of Nilsson from 1971, including a mashup of "Mr. Richland's Favorite Song" and "One," "Gotta Get Up," a medley of "Walk Right Back," "Cathy's Clown" and "Let The Good Times Roll," and really moving take on "Life Line." Then there are two videos from The Point!  -- "Think About Your Troubles" and "Are You Sleeping" -- sandwiching "Joy." The set concludes with "Without Her," "Coconut" and "1941."

FATHER JOHN MISTY performed at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

GOVT MULE played a mini-set during the recent Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

ROBERT CRAY & STEVE JORDAN played a mini-set during the recent Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

MATTHEW SWEET returns with "Country Girl."

MUDHONEY returns with a NSFW track.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE share "The Way You Used To Do."

THE KILLERS share "The Man."

THE FRESH AND ONLYS share "Wolf Lie Down."

AEROSMITH: "Train Kept A-Rollin'" At least until Midnight.

JASON ISBELL is profiled on Morning Edition.

SPOON: Britt Daniel talks to The Skinny about fame, decades of touring, and more. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

STEVE EARLE: "My wife left me for a younger, skinnier, less talented singer."

DISCO ROCK: Ten of the Best.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Cars 3, which is currently scoring 64 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Rough Night, which is scoring 54 percent; All Eyez on Me, scoring 11 percent; and 47 Meters Down, scoring 48 percent.  Also, The Book of Henry opens on 579 screes, scoring 28 percent.

TOM CRUISE is getting blamed for the weak performance of The Mummy (even though it was a troubled project before he got there).

BILL COSBY is trumpeting the news that the jury in his sex assault trial is deadlocked.

JESSICA CHASTAIN is in negotiations to star as the villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the latest installment of Fox’s banner-carrying X-Men movie franchise.

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES shares an extended clip about the "Bad Ape."

ZENDAYA talks to Vogue about Spider-Man, first love, and Disney stardom.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE drama continues to swirl.

OLIVER STONE went off the rails on The Late Show. He normally seems so stable.

AUSTRIA:  More than 300 clerics representing the majority of Austria's Muslims are expressing support for a declaration condemning extremism and terrorism and urging their followers to integrate by actively participating in Austrian society.

A DOG survives being picked up by a tornado.

A MAINE WOMAN was attacked by a rabid raccoon she would end up killing with her bare hands.

A FLATWORM traveled to space with one head, but came back with two.

BROWN COWS do not give chocolate milk. The More You Know. Swoosh.

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