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Jon Pratt, New Order, US Girls, Emile & Ogden, Arcade Fire, Lion King   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


OVER 38 MILLION SERVED. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

JON PRATT unveils the Pulp Fiction-inspired "No. 1 Groovy Song for Mia and Odile" appropriately rendered on a Vega. Jon's also soundtracking a fundraising video for the Red Wiggler.

NEW ORDER is streaming Music Complete via Rdio.

U.S. GIRLS are streaming Half Free on Rdio and Spotify.

EMILE & OGDEN are streaming 10000 on Pandora.

ARCADE FIRE streams six previously-unreleased bonus tracks from The Reflektor Tapes via Spotify.

CHVRCHES stream three bonus tracks from Every Open Eye via Spotify.

FATHER JOHN MISTY capped off a contoversial veek with "The Memo."

POPE FRANCIS--yes, that Pope Francis--goes prog on "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" ahead of Wake Up!

THE PSYCHEDLIC FURS broke through with this video for "Love My Way" on the MTV.

BEIRUT's Zack Condon talks to Noisey about the emotional turmoil leading to No No No.

PATTI SMITH's new memoir is excerpted by The Guardian.

LOW, interviewed by Bon Iver, for Magnet.

JOHN PEEL's musical influence is essayed at The Guardian.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:In a surprisingly good weekend for the end of September, Hotel Transylvania 2 tops the chart with 47.5MM, setting a September debut record. The Intern placed with 18.2MM, near the high end of estimates, and got an "A-" Cinemascore that could keep it leggy.  Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials showed with 14MM on a 54 percent drop the original didn't see for weeks into its run; big foreign receipts will keep this profitable tho.  Everest takes the fourth slot with 13MM, a wide expansion that suddenly makes the well-reviewed flick look like it might need substantial worldwide receipts against a 55MM budget.  Black Mass skids to round out the Top Five with 11.5MMand will need Johnny Depp to carry foreign screens big to break even.

KALEY CUOCO & RYAN SWEETING are divorcing after 21 months.


BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN's cause of death is being kept secret, as a criminal investigation looms.

REBECCA HALL married actor Morgan Spector in Saugerties, New York, on Saturday.

DANNY PENATURO (Who's the Boss) is HIV-positive.

IRAQ's military said Sunday it will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Syria, Russia and Iran to help combat the Islamic State group, a move that could further complicate U.S. efforts to battle the extremists without working with Damascus and its allies.

IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani taalked to Weekend Edition about his country's relations with the U.S., the landmark nuclear deal, and cooperating with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS.

SYRIA: U.S.-trained rebels handed over American-supplied vehicles and ammunition to an al-Qaeda linked group, the Pentagon said Friday in the latest blow to a program plagued by problems since its inception.

A BABY LION, not quite ready to roar.

BLOODSUCKING FISH rain from the sky in Alaska.

AN UNIDENTIFIED CREATURE turns up in a Mississippi toilet.

AN ESACPED TARANTULA grounds a flight from Baltimore to Atlanta.

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Lou Reed, Wavves, Eagles of Death Metal, Born Ruffians, Milkshake Squirrel   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with LOU REED! Live at the Capitol Theater, 30 years ago this very day. Your saucy setlist includes: Sweet Jane, I'm Waiting For My Man, Martial Law, Down At The Arcade, Legendary Hearts, There She Goes Again, Turn Out the Light, My Red Joystick, Average Guy, Street Hassle, Sally Can't Dance, Walk On The Wild Side, Satellite Of Love, New Sensation, A Gift, Doin' The Things That We Want To, Waves Of Fear, I Love You Suzanne, White Light / White Heat, Turn To Me, Kill Your Sons, Coney Island Baby, Maybe (The Chantels), He's Gone, People Who Died (with Jim Carroll), and Rock 'N' Roll.

WAVVES advance stream V.

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL advance stream Zipper Down.

BORN RUFFIANS advance stream Ruff.

CHILDBIRTH advance streams Women's Rights.

JEFF LYNNE's ELO returns with “When I Was A Boy” ahead of Alone In The Universe.

SUEDE reurns with "Outsiders" ahead of Night Thoughts.

DUMPTRUCK: "Back Where I Belong."

THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN is recording a new LP, Jim Reid tells TimeOut.

BOB DYLAN is releasing every note of his 1965-66 sessions along with mono singles, hotel-room recordings and a few frames of film snipped from a print of Don’t Look Back, the Dylan documentary filmed in 1965 by D.A. Pennebaker.

CHRISSIE HYNDE talked about the Pretenders, Punk, and the early days of MTV with Conan.

!!!'s Nick Offer talks to Drowned In Sound about the band's new music.

NICK CAVE turned 58 this week. NME ranked his albums and songs.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Hotel Transylvania 2, which is currently scoring 29 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; The Intern, currently scoring 51 percent; and The Green Inferno, scoring 50 percent.  Everest expands wide at 73 percent.

MORENA BACCARIN & BEN McKENZIE: The Gotham co-stars aren't just dating; she's pregnant.

GLENN CLOSE and her husband, biotech entrepreneur David Shaw, have divorced after nine years of marriage.

LEIGHTON MEESTER & ADAM BRODY are proud new parents.

BAR REFAELI married her fiancé, Adi Ezra, in Israel on Thursday.

IVANKA TRUMP and her husband, Kushner Companies CEO Jared Kushner, are expecting their third child.

ROSIE O'DONNELL saved the life of her estranged wife by keeping her on the phone while EMTs rushed to help her.

UKRAINE:  The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday that he was alarmed that United Nations agencies had been ordered out of eastern Ukraine's separatist-controlled Luhansk region by the "de facto authorities" there.

THE ISLAMIC STATE: There are now multiple investigations inside the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill into whether senior intelligence officers at U.S. Central Command altered intelligence assessments of the U.S. war against the Islamic State. The main whistleblower will meet with senior senators on the matter as early as next week.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Milkshake squirrel horns in on Pizza Rat's internet success.


A PIG CHASE was disrupted by a protester in Ephrata, PA.

A PIG & A DOG, wandering together... mass hysteria!

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Fidlar, Fiona Apple, Silversun Pickups, Peaches, Dog Train   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE WEATHER STATION plays Joy Division's "Transmission" with a hint of bluegrass for The A.V. Club Undercover.

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

FIONA APPLE joined THE WATKINS FAMILY HOUR for a Tiny Desk Concert.

SILVERSUN PICKUPS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

PEACHES streams Rub, with cameos from Feist and Kim Gordon.

AU PAIR: The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and the Old Ceremony’s Django Haskins drop the GbV-esque "In Every Window".

WAVVES has a "Pony" ahead of V.

FRANKIE COSMOS drops "Sand" as a 49-second single ahead of the Fit Me In EP.

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

CRAIG FINN's guide to the best ever sports music.

RICHARD HAWLEY tells Drowned In Sound his new album Hollow Meadows was born from some of his darkest days.

DON'T LET THEM BE MISUNDERSTOOD: Stereogum rates 21 covers of the classic tune originally recorded by Nina Simone.


BILL COSBY is seeking to hire a criminal defense lawyer as suburban prosecutors revisit a 2005 sexual-assault complaint against him.

AMY POEHLER & NICK KROLL have split after two years.

JEWEL dated SEAN PENN during his separation from Robin Wright.

JESSICA ALBA: How to Succeed in Business.

ROSIE O'DONNELL's estranged wife Michelle Rounds was rushed to a New York area hospital late Tuesday night after attempting suicide.

YOGI BERRA, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died on Tuesday. He was 90. Contra earlier reports, Yogi Bear lives on.

RUSSIAN forces appear to be expanding their military presence in Syria through the development of two additional bases that pose new challenges for the Obama administration as it struggles to avert a clash with Moscow in the Middle East.

EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists, on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders.

SYRIA: The Pentagon is denying claims that U.S.-trained Syrian rebels defected with their weapons to an al Qaeda affiliate.

IRAQ: Mosul's vigilante brigades risk their own lives to kill Islamic State gunmen -- as well as those who support them.

THE DOG TRAIN takes rescued puppies on little adventures.

A FISH gets the Most Boston Reaction Evah. (NSFW)

A MACAQUE MONKEY who snapped a well-known, grinning "selfie" should be declared the photo's owner and receive damages for copyright infringement after it was used in a wildlife book, animal rights activists argued in a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

A BABY DONKEY, in a hammock.

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Laura Marling, Peter Wolf Crier, Sexwitch, Amy Bezunartea, Baby Elephant   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FOO FIGHTERS, STEVIE NICKS & HAIM cover "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" and "Gold Dust Woman." 

LAURA MARLING stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

PETER WOLF CRIER stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

SEXWITCH, a collaboration between Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan, producer Dan Carey and the members of psych-rock band Toy, stream their debut album

AMY BEZUNARTEA advance streams New Villain

MOUNT MORIAH drops “Calvander.”

THE BOOMTOWN RATS: "Rat Trap," live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1978.

KURT VILE, interviewed by KIM GORDON. 

KEITH RICHARDS, Lord of the Undead, sometimes just wants to visit an art gallery or water the garden

FOALS gets a cover profile at DIY

BAIO: Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio doesn't mind if his solo work is viewed as a side project, even if he doesn't.

FATHER JOHN MISTY took down his VU-style Taylor Swift covers after Lou Reed appeared to him in a dream.

SEAN PENN has filed a 10MM defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels, for comapring Penn to Terence Howard.

AZEALIA BANKS had a meltdown on a plane, complete with an anti-gay slur, all captured on camera. 

JENNIFER GARNER is not ready to date yet after separating from Ben Affleck. 

JANUARY JONES & WILL FORTE have ended their relationship after just five months of dating. Apparently neither is the last person on Earth.

TA-NEHISI COATES will be writing a Black Panther comic for Marvel. 

DIDDY tops the Forbes list of higherst-paid rap acts. 

THE BIG SHORT, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, has a trailer online.

IRAN's armed forces are the best defense against "terror" in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, urging regional countries not to rely on world powers. 

IRAQ: How three brave female fighters killed 10 ISIS jihadis a day on the frontline.

SYRIA: With the offensive to reclaim territory from the Islamic State largely stalled in Iraq, the Obama administration is laying plans for a more aggressive military campaign in Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have made surprising gains in recent months. 

A BABY ELEPHANT is rescued from a well

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: CBS News finally notices

ALONG CAME A SPIDER, resulting in a car wreck

BATS: Their spiny penises remain a mystery

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Kurt Vile, Menace Beach, No Devotion, The World is a Beautiful Place, Pizza Rat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FOO FIGHTERS and JON DAVISON (Yes) cover Rush's "Tom Sawyer." (NSFW language after the song)

KURT VILE advnace streams b'lieve I'm goin down...

MENACE BEACH advance streams the Super Transporterreum EP.

NO DEVOTION advance streams Permanence.

THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE... streams Harmlessness.

PROMISED LAND SOUND drops the Byrdsy "Push and Pull (All the Time)" ahead of For Use And Delight.

FATHER JOHN MISTY puckishly covers Taylor Swift's "Welcome to New York" and "Blank Space" in the style of Lou Reed.

JULIANA HATFIELD: The autumnal "My Sister" and the Blake Babies' cover of "Temptation Eyes" for Twofer Tuesday. The former talks about the singer's first concerrt, speaking of which...

STING, DAVID BYRNE, MIKE D, QUEEN LATIFAH and dozens of celebs discuuss their first concert experiences.

CRAIG FINN talks to Stereoboard about having Faith in the Future. (Thx, LHB.)

FLAMING LIPS: Wayne Coyne answers 20 Questions for SPIN about the 20th anniversary of Clouds Taste Metallic.

DURAN DURAN's Nick Rhodes talks to The Guardian about Warhol, working in a toy shop and Sicilian food.

BEN McKENZIE & MORENA BACCARIN, Gotham co-star, are dating.

JON MAYER & KATY PERRY are not dating again.

ORLANDO BLOOM & KYLIE JENNER are secretly dating?

SUSAN SARANDON fears Pope Francis will be assassinated in NYC.

JACK LARSON, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen in the television series Adventures of Superman, died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.

SAUDI ARABIA is preparing to behead and crucify a 17-year-old anti-government protester.

ISRAEL & RUSSIA agreed on Monday to coordinate military actions over Syria in order to avoid accidentally trading fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a visit to Moscow.

IRAN: The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Iran had turned over samples from a suspected site of nuclear experimentation, but confirmed that they had been collected by Iranians under the watchful eye of surveillance devices, rather than by outside nuclear inspectors.

NYC's PIZZA RAT ruled social media yesterday, with much speculation on whether he was taking it to the turtles.

AN EMU that had been loose and wandering around New Hampshire for more than a week has been caught by a father-son team.

A HOMELESS HERMIT CRAB resorted to using a toothpaste cap to protect its body.

A CENTIPEDE is dragged from a woman's ear canal.

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