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Milk Carton Kids, Ought, Pixies, Prince, Hungry Hamster   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


R.E.M. with the previously unreleased Unplugged version of "I've Been High."

THE MILK CARTON KIDS, Live From Lincoln Theater.

OUGHT advance streams More Than Any Other Day.

THE PIXIES are streaming Indie Cindy.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA advance streams 9 Dead Alive.

JACK WHITE drops the super-fast  “Lazaretto.”

GARBAGE drops “Girls Talk” and “Time Will Destroy Everything."

PRINCE drops "The Breakdown."

SOUL ASYLUM dip into their back catalog for the classic "Never Really Been" at the Northern Lights Theater; Milwaukee, WI.  Throw in a cover of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" and you have Twofer Tuesday.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Mike Cooley talks to the Oregonian about swearing on TV, fatherhood, and more. (Thx, LHB.)

COURTNEY BARNETT talks to The Independent about quitting her day job, and more.

SAINTSENECA talks to Columbus Alive about Dark Arc.

STATION TO STATION: Pitchfork surveys its past, present and future of streaming music.

LINDSAY LOHAN disclosed Sunday that she had a miscarriage during a break in the filming her reality show. 

BRYAN SINGER's accuser accuses three more Hollywood honchos.

RICHARD GERE...and Padma Lakshmi?

TERRY RICHARDSON: Vogue won't hire the celebrity photographer in the wake of new allegations he offered a model the chance to be in the magazine in exchange for sex.

KESHAWN JOHNSON was arrested for domestic violence Monday. Keyshawn is adamant he never physically struck the woman — but acknowledges grabbing her phone and smashing it on the ground.

GWYNETH PALTROW: Is GOOP bleeding cash?


UKRAINE: An agreement to ease tensions showed signs of crumbling as the US and Russia traded blame on the eve of meetings in Kiev between Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian government leaders.

VENEZUELA: Fresh violence has erupted in Caracas between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

SYRIA: The Assad regime slated a presidential election for June 3; requests for nomination will be accepted until May 1. Mortar shells landed 100 meters from the Parliament in Damascus, killing five people.

IRAQI forces claimed to have taken control of the main entrances of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on Sunday, in preparation for plans to storm the city, following the failure of attempts to find peaceful solutions for the crisis in the province of Anbar.

HUNGRY HUNGRY HAMSTER: Let's go to the video.

THAT GIANT MAKO SHARK? Gonna need a bigger...truck.

GIANT EMU EGGS? They're what's for dinner.

A PESKY RED FOX now reisdes at the White House. But what does he say?


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Black Lips, Pink Mountaintops, Nels Cline Singers, Wye Oak, Bodega Cats   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BOY GEORGE joins THE BLACK LIPS on T. Rex's "Bang A Gong (Get It On)."

THE BLACK LIPS also perform songs from their 2014 release, Underneath the Rainbow, live in the KEXP studio.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS advance streams Get Back.

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS advance stream Macroscope.

WYE OAK advance stream Shriek.

THE HOLD STEADY & DEER TICK cover each other.

THE BOOMTOWN RATS: "I Don't Like Mondays," live at the Secret Policemen's Other Ball.

PRINCE returns to Warner Bros after 18 years, under a deal that grants him the rights to his master recordings.

CAMERA OBSCURA: Tracyanne Campbell talks to Drowned In Sound about her new baby, current LP and Record Store Day session at 4AD.

THE TWILIGHT SAD took Drowned In Sound on a track-by-track tour of their debut LP, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters.

NEIL YOUNG surprise released a covers LP on Jack White's label.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier tops the chart with 26.6 million. Cap's three-peat breaks the 200 million mark in N. America. It may become the first flick to four-peat since The Hunger Games. Rio 2 places again, with 22.5 million; its 43 ercent decline is steep for an animated flick, but as noted last week, the studio is relying more on international receipts than most do.  Heaven Is Real shows with 21.5 million (and 28.5 mill since Wednesday) against a 12 million budget, taking full advantage of the Easter weekend.  That leaves the debut of Transcenence in fourth with only 11.1 million against a 100 million budget; it's looking like Johnny Depp's star continues to dim in America when he's not dressed as a pirate. Yarr. Perhaps foreign markets will still be into him.  A Haunted House 2 rounds out the Top 5 with 9.1 million;  that's about half the original's opening, but the budget was only 4 million.

BRYAN SINGER believes he has proof that will blow his sexual accuser out of the water. Also, the FBI investigated sexual assault claims by the man who is now accusing the X-Men director... but he reportedly did not mention Singer to the feds.

GWEN STEFANI is joining The Voice, reportedly for serious bank.

RYAN SEACREST reportedly wants off American Idol.

JUSTIN BIEBER will not be deported by the White House.

IDRIS ELBA welcomes a son, Winston.

LINDSAY LOHAN says her infamous sex list was one of her ten steps.

PEACHES GELDOF's funeral is today.

BODEGA CATS, in their own words.

KHAT the CAT attacked a Roseville family, hospitalizing three.

THE ASIAN JUNGLE CROW makes its nest out of coat hangers.

A GIANT CENTIPEDE chewed through the stomach of the viper that ate it.

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Nuggets, Margot, Cayucas, Broken Bells, Oasis, Cutout Bin, Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



... with GARAGE ROCK! It's the time of year when I bring out The Standells - "Dirty Water/ Why Pick On Me", but I couldn't stop there. Let's have a dozen Nuggets, like Music Machine - "Talk Talk"; Blues Magoos - "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet"; The Knickerbockers - "Lies"; The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"; Count Five - "Psychotic Reaction"; The Seeds - "Pushin' Too Hard"; 13th Floor Elevators - "You're Gonna Miss Me"; The Leaves - "Hey Joe"; Electric Prunes - "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night," the Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire" and The Nazz- "Open My Eyes."

MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SOs advance stream Sling Shot To Heaven.

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

BROKEN BELLS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

OASIS: An Acoustic Compilation.

IAN HUNTER & MICK RONSON deliver the goods on "All The Young Dudes" in Cleveland on June 18 1979.  Because Cleveland rocks (nsfw).

THE AFGHAN WHIGS talk to Exclaim about the genesis of Do The Beast. (Thx, Frank Yang.) 

BOB DYLAN escapes silly charges of racism (based on a slightly less silly comment), but Rolling Stone's French edition publisher Michael Birnbaum is still facing anti-discrimination charges.

COURTNEY LOVE already backpedalling her Springsteen criticism, moves on to attacking QotSA.

RONNIE SPECTOR talks to The Guardian about being the bad girl with big hair, the glass coffin in her basement, and whether she should have married John Lennon instead of Phil Spector.

THE CUTOUT BIN: From Gene Wilder to Nirvana, from Big Country to KISS, from Echo & the Bunnymen to Vanilla Fudge, plus the Doors, Wilco, Concrete Blonde, Stealer's Wheel and more -- this Friday's fortuitous finds are streaming from the Pate page at the ol' HM.

NOW SHOWING:This weekend's wide releases include: Transcendence, currently scoring 17 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Heaven Is for Real, which opened on Wednesdayat 55 percent; A Haunted House 2, which was not screened for critics; and Bears, scoring 87 percent.

BRYAN SINGER: The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii federal court. Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, called the lawsuit “absurd and defamatory.”

ANDRE JOHNSON: The Wu-Tang affiliated rapper severed his penis and jumped off a building. Doctors weren't able to reattach his penis.

MILEY CYRUS: Still recovering from her severe allergic reaction earlier this week, and will “remain hospitalized.”


CHELSEA CLINTON announced she is expecting her first child later this year.

TOM CRUISE denied he has been secretly dating Orange Is the New Black star Laura Prepon for several months.

LINDSAY LOHAN would neither confirm nor deny to Andy Cohen the accuracy of the list of guys rumored to be among her sexual conquests.

KIRSTEN DUNST, interviewed by Sofia Coppola.

MRS DOUBTFIRE is getting a sequel?

WHY IS THIS SATURDAY DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER DAYS?  Because ABC has its annual showing of The Ten Commandments, a grand spectacle featuring acting from Edward G. Robinson and Anne Baxter that is so over-the-top that Yul Brenner starts to look good by comparison.  And while Robinson's Dathan never actually spoke the line "Where's your Messiah now?" in the movie, it  -- like "Play It Again, Sam" (not spoken in Casablanca) -- has become part of a part of our culture. The line actually comes from Billy Crystal, originally a bit from the Oscars, iirc. It later turned up o­n The Simpsons, with Chief Wiggum playing Dathan to Ned Flanders' Moses.

UKRAINE: The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement on Thursday evening that called for armed pro-Russian bands in eastern Ukraine to surrender the government buildings they have seized and that outlined other steps to defuse a crisis that has rattled the international community.

VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro, has taken severe—and many say violent—measures to stamp out dissent during the past 10 weeks of turmoil caused by a protest movement. Venezuelan students are marching barefoot, building crucifixes and planning to burn effigies of President Nicolas Maduro to try and breathe new life into their protest movement over Easter.

LIBYA: A female US embassy employee who was kidnapped and injured by gunfire managed to escape her captors. A Tunisian diplomat was reportedly kidnapped in Tripoli.

SYRIA has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said. Oops.

DOGS starting dinner with a silent prayer.

PEEPS: Here are the finalists of the WaPo's 2014 Peeps Diorama Contest.

GIANT ASIAN HORNETS may invade Britain. Now will you let the people go?

AN ONSLAUGHT OF SNAKES force a school closure in Kyrgyzstan. Now will you let the people go?

COCKROACHES rain from the ceiling at Blue Ribbon Sushi in Soho. Now will you let the people go?


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Yuck, Ty Segall, Springsteen, Django Django, Dog vs Leaf   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


TENNIS are "Cured Of Youth" in their latest video.

YUCK is streaming their Southern Skies EP.

TY SEGALL played a full set at Coachella, including three new songs, and a cover of “Motörhead.”

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Record Store Day songs from Bruce Springsteen, Devo, The Pogues, The Orwells and more...

YELLOW OSTRICH performs live in the KEXP studio.

DJANGO DJANGO covers The Monkees' "Porpoise Song."

LYKKE LI drops "Gunshot," which has her working a bit of an 80s vibe.

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS drop “The Second Summer Of Love,” ahead of Get Back.

SOUNDGARDEN drops the "Black Hole Sun" demo ahead of the Superunknown reissue.

SPOON: "The Underdog."

AC/DC will be continuing. However, band founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young is to take a break from the band, owing to ill health.

COURTNEY LOVE thinks saxophones don't belong in rock & roll.  The Guardian's Laura Barton begs to differ.

DINOSAUR JR: Murph talks to SPIN about a new oral history of the band.

SCOTT McCAUGHEY of the Minus 5 talks to the Riverfront Times about the Baseball Project, Uncle Tupelo, and more... (Thx, LHB.)

MILEY CYRUS may have been rushed to the hospital because of a bad reaction to antibiotics, but TMZ claims she was on the meds was because she wore herself down by hard partying and an emotional meltdown over the death of her dog.

MILA KUNIS & ASHTON KUTCHER are having a girl.

LINDSAY LOHAN's reality TV show will not be renewed, but no one's told her yet.

JENNY McCARTHY announced she's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.

ALEC BALDWIN: When Tracy Morgan thinks you should chill out, maybe you should chill out.

TORI SPELLING spills about her cheating husband in a new interview.

PIERCE BROSNAN has dismissed his own run as James Bond "never good enough" and admitted he hates watching himself as 007.

WILL FARRELL & JOHN C. REILLY will reteam with Anchorman franchise director Adam McKay in Border Guards.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 features an X-Men preview in the credits?

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Anna Paquin's character Rogue has made the final cut after all.

UKRAINE's armored vehicles rolled Wednesday, but its attempt to take back eastern towns from pro-Russian militants seemed to stall.

VENEZUELA has dismissed calls by the opposition for an amnesty for jailed protest leaders. But the two sides agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission tasked with investigating who's to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest.

SYRIA: Opposition activists accused the Assad regime of a gas attack in Harasta, the fourth such attack claimed by the opposition so far in April.

DOG vs LEAF: Who you got?

DUCKLINGS saved by local TV anchor. I don't know if you know him, but he's kind of a big deal.

A DOG DIALS 911: Not an emergency.

WHEN BEARS ATTACK, others will be killed by association.


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Eels, Fear Of Men, Black Hollies, John Doe, Happy Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


REAL ESTATE drops the video for "Crime" at Funny Or Die.

EELS advance streams The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett.

FEAR OF MEN advance straem their debut LP, Loom.

THE BLACK HOLLIES perform material from their 2013 release, Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere, at KEXP. 

JOHN DOE stopped by WNYC Soundcheck for a chat and unpluggedy mini-set.

THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART drop “Eurydice” ahead of Days Of Abandon.

SWANS unleash the eight-minute "Oxygen."

THE RED BUTTON: "Cruel Girl" may be from 2007, but comes right out of 1965.

THE BOTH: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo talk to All Things Considered about ego, humor, and the uncanny valley.

AC/DC's future was thrown up in the air after an Australian radio station reported the band are to retire, owing to Malcolm Young's illness.

JETHRO TULL IS DEAD, says Ian Anderson.

THE TOP 10 GALAXIE 500 SONGS, according to Stereogum.

MILEY CYRUS is in the hospital ... after a sudden and apparently severe allergic reaction to medicine.

JUSTIN BIEBER & SELENA GOMEZ were...caught canoodling at Coachella.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is profiled by Vanity Fair.

DINA LOHAN: Lindsay's mom pled guilty to aggravated DWI and speeding.

BRANDY and fiance Ryan Press have broken up and ended their engagement.

PAUL RUDD is pumping up for Ant-Man

THE FOODROOM: Imagine an Aaron Sorkin drama set in a fast food joint. Featuring Sorkin alum Josh Charles.

UKRAINIAN forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited. The Obama administration has suggested that Ukraine's operations against pro-Russian separatists are justified, but that the US is not considering providing lethal assistance.

LIBYA:  Masked gunmen in Tripoli kidnapped Jordan's ambassador, Fawaz al Itan, and shot his driver; the kidnappers are said to be demanding the release of Libyans imprisoned in Jordan.

SYRIA: Regime forces launched an offensive on Homs city, parts of which have been besieged for almost two years, and retook one of the last rebel-held villages in Qalamoun.

TURKEY: Syrian rebels and eyewitnesses claimed that Turkey had allowed Islamist rebels to enter Syria for the Kasab offensive; the Erdogan government denied the claim.

IRAQ announced on Tuesday that it has closed the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, amid security concerns following the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gained control of a strategically important dam on the Euphrates River south of Fallujah earlier this month.

THIS CAT acts like a dog when its owner returns.

A SAD PANDA gets her own TV and playground after her companion panda was moved to another zoo.

JONAH, OR GEPPETTO? Divers nearly swallowed by whale.

AN OSTRICH-SIZED RHEA that's reportedly capable of "seriously injuring humans" escaped from a farm in Hertfordshire, U.K., last month and has been on the lam in the English countryside ever since.


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