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I Don't Cares, Your Friend, Bowie & SRV, Iggy Pop, Dogathon   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DR DOG dropped a video for "Bring My Baby Back."

THE I DON'T CARES (Paul Westerberg & Juliana Hatfield) are streaming Wild Stab via Spotify.

YOUR FRIEND is advance streaming Gumption.

DAVID BOWIE & STEVIE RAY VAUGHN play a full concert soundcheck in Dallas, circa 1983.

IGGY POP, working with Josh Homme (QOTSA), Dean Fertita (QOTSA/Dead Weather), and Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys, has dropped "Gardenia" and "Break Into Your Heart."

BOB MOULD's Facebook page was hacked, so of course, he wrote a song about it.

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.

DAVID BOWIE, remembered by Interpol's Paul Banks, for his support of young acts.

SHEARWATER's Jonathan Meiberg is profiled by Drowned In Sound.

TOM JONES talks to Aquarium Drunkard about his recent work and his biography.

JIMMY BAIN, bassist for Rainbow and Dio, has passed away. He was 68.

CHARLIE SHEEN's young kids with Denise Richards are afraid of the actor after his alleged outbursts, sources said. But pals of Sheen said it's Richards who's blocked access to the children.

CHRIS BROWN won't face criminal charges for allegedly punching a woman at a Vegas after-party.

KRISTEN STEWART tells those who are concerned about diversity in Hollywood to “go do something.”

JULIE DELPY is the latest actress to clarify her remarks about the topic.

SIR IAN McKELLEN notes that no openly gay man has won a best actor Academy Award.

JON HAMM's Golden Globe is spelled wrong.

WOODY ALLEN has set the principal cast for his TV series on Amazon.

A DOG accidentally runs a half-marathon.

A HUGE, TERRIFYING SPIDER had venom dripping off its deadly fangs when a bushwalker stumbled across it.

CATS are now hair styling tools in Asia.

THREE DEAD SPERM WHALES washed up on a beach in eastern England over the weekend, just a week after a dozen animals of the same species washed ashore on German and Dutch beaches.

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Cactus Blossoms, Florist, Abi Reimold, Cross Record, Panda   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SHEARWATER dropped a video for "Quiet Americans."

THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS stream You're Dreaming, produced by  JD McPherson.

FLORIST is streaming The Birds Outside Sang.

ABI REIMOLD streams her debut LP, Wriggling.

CROSS RECORD streams their sophomore LP, Wabi-Sabi.

PJ HARVEY drops a track called "The Wheel."

FATHER JOHN MISTY shared “Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight.”

LIZ PHAIR: "Jealousy." It sneers like she does.

DAVID BOWIE guitarist Gerry Leonard talked to Vulture about the final decade of Bowie’s life. And there may be much more Bowie music to come.

GLAM ROCK was the subject of the latest Guardian Radio Hour.

JENNYLEE, a/k/a Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint, is interviewed by Drowned In Sound about her solo effort.

DON McLEAN said that his domestic violence arrest last week stemmed from “the very painful breakdown” of his long marriage and asked fans not to judge him. His wife also spoke for him...sort of.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Revenant tops the chart with 16MM on a weekend socked by snowstorm Jonas and wek new releases.  That said, it broke the 100MM barrier domestic lst week, which is good news for a film almost as unforgiving as the Jonas. Star Wars: The Force Awakens places with 14.3MM, a tribute to the franchise's legs after six weekends on the big screen.  Episode VII closes in on 2 billion worldwide and hundreds of millions in toy sales.  Ride Along 2 shows with 13MM, but on areally-steep-for-comedy 63 percent drop.  Even so, it's likely to break even on domestic receipts.  Dirty Grandpa takes the fourth slot with 11.5M, about in line with tracking estimate...but what was De Niro thinking here?  The Boy rounds out the Top Five with 10.7MM, and given how fast horror flicks die off, it may need help from foreign markets to break even.

DENISE RICHARDS sues CHARLIE SHEEN to protect their children's trust money.

KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM were spotted hanging out for the second time in two weeks.

MARIAH CAREY & JAMES PACKER may be engaged, but neither is divorced yet.

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING, Oscar nominee, clarified comments thatthe Oscars boycott was "racist to white people."

MICHAEL CAINE is not a fan of the Oscars boycott.

THE OSCARS: The Academy's Board of Governors approved diversity measures.  How racially skewed are they?

THE XX FILES: Gillian Anderson was offered “half” of what they would pay David Duchovny for this year's X-Files event series. She wasn't having it.

TAN TAN, the National Zoo panda, enjoyed the big blizzard that hit the nation's capital.

A PIGLET is rescued from the snow in Hagerstown, MD.

A COW went on the lam from a NYC slaughterhouse.

A FLOCK OF SHEEP came to the aid of authorities in Queenstown, New Zealand, after stopping a car that had been on the run for over 90 minutes.

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CCR, Benji Hughes, Aubrie Sellers, Walter Martin, Cian Nugent, Rhino   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVIAL! Live at the Royal Albert Hall, circa 1970.  Your setlist includes; "Born on the Bayou," "Green River," "Tombstone shadow," "Travelin' Band," "Fortunate Son," "Commotion," "Midnight Special," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "Night Time is the Right Time," "Good Golly Miss Molly," and "Keep On Chooglin'."

BENJI HUGHES advance streams Songs In The Key Of Animals.

AUBRIE SELLERS advance streams New City Blues.

WALTER MARTIN advance streams Arts & Leisure.

CIAN NUGENT advance streams Night Fiction.

WHITE RABBITS cover "Instant Karma." Gonna knock you right on the head

DAVID BOWIE impersonates Bruce Springsteen, Marc Bolan, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Anthony Newley, and Neil Young.

THURSTON MOORE tells Collider he doesn't get why he gets blamed for the demise of Sonic Youth.

SAVAGES are profiled at Paste.

ARCTIC MONKEYS: Ten of Their Best.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Dirty Grandpa, which was not screened for critics; The 5th Wave, currently scoring 18 percent percent in the ol' Tomatometer; and The Boy, which was also unscreened.

AMY SCHUMER will take a polygraph in response to claims she stole jokes.

MILEY CYRUS & LIAM HEMSWORTH are engaged again.

WILL SMITH joined his wife's Oscars boycott.

MARK RUFFALO is considering boycotting the Oscars, and he's a nominee.

KRISTIN CAVALLARI was taken to a hospital outside Chicago after a car wreck.

EGYPT: Five years ago, massive street protests swept out Egypt’s strongman president and changed the course of the nation. Now, its authoritarian government, in an effort to avoid any resurgence of unrest, is clamping down on its critics and signaling that public displays of dissent won’t be tolerated.

THE RUSSIAN MILITARY is expanding its footprint in Syria, setting up operations at an airfield in a northeastern, mostly Kurdish province across the country from its main coastal base.

IRAN: US Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.


MAYBE THE DOG ate your ganja and harshed your mellow.

SNAKE in a mousetrap. I know. I know - it's really serious.

PET HOARDING: Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio now lives in a trailer on her six acre property and allows more than a thousand cats to run freely through the five bedroom house.

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Westerberg & Hatfield, Robyn Hitchock, M Ward, Eric Bachmann, Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN honored the late Glenn Frey in Chicago with a stripped-down take on The Eagles' "Take It Easy."

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: Glen Hansard covers Bowie, plus new music from Lucius, Ray LaMontagne and more.

THE I DON'T CARES: Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield drop "Born for Me" ahead of Wild Stab.

ROBYN HITCHOCK drops a demo for "Raymond And The Wires" ahead of his as-yet untitled next LP.

M WARD drops a "Confession" ahead of More Rain.

ERIC BACHMANN (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers) drops  “Mercy” ahead of a self-titled solo LP. And he's working a Phil Spector/Brian Wilson vibe on it.

THE DEL LORDS extend "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" Circa 1990.


TORTOISE talks to Aquarium Drunkard about The Catastrophist.

SPOONER OLDHAM: The Muscle Shoals vet talks to American Songwriter about the reissue of 1972's Pot Luck.

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER is profiled by Paste and talks about the spaciousness of her third release, New View.

WONDER WOMAN has a teaser trailer online.

SUICIDE SQUAD has trailer online, set to "Bohemian Rhapsody."

STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII is moving its premiere to Dec. 15, 2017 -- opposite the planned date for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and 10 days before the planned date for James Cameron's Avatar sequel.

R. KELLY is suspicious of the accusations against Bill Cosby. Shocka.

JAMIE-LYNN SIEGLER, recently married to baseball player Cutter Dykstra, disclosed she has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past 15 years.

ALEXIS ARQUETTE is lashing out at Will and Jada Pinkett Smith in a Facebook post the day after the latter announced she was boycotting the Oscars.

NORWAY is giving migrants courses to prevent violence against women, especially rape, and to teach them how to interpret customs in a country that may seem surprisingly liberal to them.

IRAN: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday those opposed to the values of Iran's Shi'ite theocracy should not be allowed to run for parliament, signaling a rift between him and its moderate president over the February elections. Shocka. Also, Iran almost derailed their own prisoner swap.

IRAQ: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.  The terror group also holds an estimated 3500 people, mostly women and children, as slaves in Iraq.

NANAKULI, the one-eyed surfing cat.

THE WORLD'S OLDEST LIVING ANIMAL is eating like a King at 183 years old.

SPOCK the HOUSECAT weighs a whopping 27-pounds, is nearly 4-feet-long and eats up to a pound of food in a single day.

DOES THIS CAT look like Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)?  This is the hard-hitting question addressed by TIME magazine.

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Another really slow news day.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

KarlTHEN AGAIN, given all the bad news that has already flooded into 2016, maybe that's not such a bad thing. I should be back tomorrow.  In the meantime, regardless of whether you're mourning the loss of The Eagles' Glenn Frey, read this 2011 piece from Bill Simmons on The History of the Eagles, Part OneIt could not help but brighten your day, regardless of whether you like The Eagles or have seen the documentary.

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