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Diane Coffee, Mac McCaughan, Noun, Greys, Labrador   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE BEATLES' "Penny Lane" video, restored for an upcoming box set.

DIANE COFFEE: Shaun Fleming (Foxygen) & Co. played a Tiny Desk Concert.


NOUN: Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females) streams Throw Your Body on the Gears and Stop the Machine With Your Blood.

GREYS stream their Repulsion EP.

THE HIGH LLAMAS drop the title track to the upcoming "musical narrative," Here Come the Rattling Trees.  If you're not familiar, the Brian Wilson and Steely Dan references are in the ballpark.

COOL UNCLE: Bobby Caldwell and Jack Splash team with Mayer Hawthorne for the 80s-style R & B of "Game Over."

BILLY BRAGG: The Guardian excerpts his new book, A Lover Sings --  and performs the song for which the book is named.

SON VOLT: Jay Farrar talks to PopMatters about Trace‘s shoestring budget, his own distinctive voice, and his relief at leaving a collapsing Uncle Tupelo.

THE ZOMBIES: Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent talk to All Songs Considered about making and revisiting Odessey and Oracle.

NEW ORDER: PopMatters excepts Bernard Sumner's memoir, Chapter and Verse: New Order, Joy Division and Me.

BRITISH SEA POWER: Jan Scott Wilkinson talks to ClashMusic about the Sea Of Brass. (Thx, Frank Yang.)

ANGELINA JOLIE talks to the NYT about directing herselfa nd husband Brad Pitt in a movie about an imploding marriage.

GWEN STEFANI & BLAKE SHELTON appear to be in Nashville, where the latter was scheduled to perform for the CMAs. Shelton's ex, Miranda Lambert, does not seem surprised.

LAMAR ODOM & KHLOE KARDASHIAN may remain on rocky ground.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: Entertainment Weelkly has your first look at the Harry Potter spinoff.

LUPITA N'YONGO: Broadway Diva?

THE ISLAMIC STATE: The latest U.S. intelligence suggests that the crash of a Russian passenger jet in the Sinai over the weekend was most likely caused by a bomb on the plane planted by ISIS or an ISIS affiliate, according to a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

SYRIA: Russia's military force in Syria has grown to about 4000 personnel, but this and more than a month of Russian air strikes have not led to pro-government forces making significant territorial gains, U.S. security officials and independent experts said.

IRAN: The New York Times reports: " Anyone who hoped that Iran’s nuclear agreement with the United States and other powers portended a new era of openness with the West has been jolted with a series of increasingly rude awakenings over the past few weeks."

A LABRADOR surfs to retrieve a tennis ball in a swimming pool.

DOG vs PORCUPINE: Who you got?

A TODDLER bit and killed a venomous snake in his backyard.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Now they're training to jump from skyscrapers.

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Zombies, Soldiers of Fortune, Kindling, All Songs, Neighbor Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


EL VY, ft the National’s Matt Berninger and Menomana’s Brent Knopf, closed their live debut with a cover of Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy."

THE ZOMBIES, Live in Washington DC. Set 1 is old hits and new songs; Set 2 is Odessey & Oracle in its entirety.

SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE, ft members of Interpol, Oneida, Zwan and Endless Boogie, advance streams Early Risers.

KINDLING advance streams Galaxies.

THE MILK CARTON KIDS guest DJ All Songs Considered.

FREAKWATER drops “The Asp And The Albatross” ahead of Scheherazade, their first since 2005.

FLOWERS drops "Ego Loss" ahead of their next LP.

MOUNT MORIAH drops “Cardinal Cross" ahead of How To Dance.

DANNY ELFMAN revisited Oingo Boingo’s classic “Dead Man’s Party” for the first time in 20 years, for Halloween.

BOB DYLAN's Highway 61 Revisited is visited for the first time by drummer Jason Narducy (Verbow, Superchunk, Bob Mould, Robert Pollard).

SPOON shares an oral history of Gimme Fiction for the deluxe reissue.

JEFF LYNNE talks ELO with the L.A. Times.

BAD BRAINS' Dr. Know is on life support. Awful news.

ADELE, who scored a record 1.1 million downloads in a week, gets an in-depth cover story from Rolling Stone.

GWEN STEFANI & BLAKE SHELTON had a PDA-filled weekend.

ROBIN WILLIAMS suffered from a debilitating brain disease in the year leading up to his suicide in 2014.

MIKE MYERS  and his wife Kelly welcomed a daughter.

KENDALL JENNER is catwalking the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN: A woman who worked as one of Bobbi Kristina Brown's nurses in her final days in hospice has been arrested for impersonating a nurse.

CHRIS BROWN's friends and family think he's addicted to sizzurp

NICOLE KIDMAN is reportedly in ongoing negotiations to play a high-ranking Amazonian warrior alongside Gal Gadot in WB’s Wonder Woman.

CHINA & TAIWAN: Their leaders will meet on Saturday for the first time since the governments split in 1949 after the Communist takeover on the mainland, Taiwan’s official government news agency said.

IRAN's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Khameni, claims the slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies. Except the dual citizens and journalists they've been arresting, apparently.

SYRIA: The commander of an elite commando unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has been killed in Syria, the latest casualty suffered by Iran in the war-torn country.

A NEIGHBOR CAT borrows a plush tiger. And like many neighbors, nit in a hurry to return it.

CHIMPS developed a Scottish accent after moving to the Edinburgh Zoo.

A LION may not be a good garden pet.

PETTING A ZOO TIGER also not a great idea. The More You Know.

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Courtney Barnett, Gary Clark Jr, Bethlehem Steel, Panda Bear, Golden Retriever   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


AMERICAN WRESTLERS drop a video for "The Rest of You."

COURTNEY BARNETT & GARY CLARK JR both played Austin City Limits.

BETHLEHEM STEELadvance streams their new EP, Docking.

PANDA BEAR streams a mix of previously unreleased material under the title "Swallow at the Hollow."

LACED streams a self-titled EP.

COLD SWEATS advance stream Social Coma.

SPOON shared the demo for "Was It You?" ahead of the Gimme Fiction reissue.

WORLD PARTY: Karl Wallinger "Put the Message in the Box" and gets "Way Down Now" for Twofer Tuesday.

ELVIS COSTELLO talked to Nick Curley about favorites, parents, memories and more. He also answers the "Do you have to be sad to write a sad song?" question.

FATHER JOHN MISTY launched an impromptu "Ask Me Anything" in the comments of a Stereogum post about him.

ROD STEWART talks to Weekend Edition about "enjoying the process of songwriting, probably for the first time in my life."

KEITH RICHARDS, Lord of the Undead, wants the Rolling Stones to record a new LP in April -- after a tour, instead of beforehand.

JIMMY FALLON: Partying getting out of hand?

LEAH REMINI is reportedly making a series of shocking claims about Tom Cruise's children in her new tell-all book.

HARRY HAMLIN & LISA RINNA apologized for his wearing a Nazi t-shirt as part of a Sid Vicious Halloween costume. For the record, Sid did famously wear such a shirt.

STAR TREK is returning to television...for one episode, then moving online.

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO may also be returning to television, this time as a comedy.

IRAN arrested two prominent journalists on Monday as the head of the judiciary dismissed international condemnation of what appears to be a crackdown on writers and artists.

RUSSIA says that no country could use military force in Syria without first securing the agreement of the Syrian government.

A GOLDEN RETRIEVER retrieves her teddy bear.

THE COYWOLF: A new combination of wolf, coyote and dog emerges in North America. "Cats are typically eaten skull and all, with clues left only in the droppings."

A CAT shot its owner with a 9mm pistol. Don't leave your firearm on the kitchen counter.

21 PSYCHIC GUINEA PIGS in danger of eviction.

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Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Youth Lagoon, Painted Zeros, Westerberg & Hatfield, Orca   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 02, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


CALEXICO dropped a trippy CGI video for "Bullets and Rocks."

BOB DYLAN advance streams selected tracks from The Cutting Edge 1965-66: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12.

NEKO CASE did a Halloween Tiny Desk Concert with Kelly Hogan and Eric Bachmann.

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

PAINTED ZEROS stream their new album Floriography.

PAUL WESTERBERG & JULIANA HATFIELD team up as The I Don't Cares and drop “1/2 2 P”on Spotify.

JEFF LYNNE's ELO drops "One Step At a Time."

PALM drops "Doggy Doctor" ahead of Trading Basics. A little 5-D/Younger Than Yesterday era Byrds-y, w/ more dissonance.

MARTI JONES & TIM LEE (The Windbreakers) cover The dB's classic, "Neverland." With Beatle Bob cameo.

GUY HARVEY of Elbow talked to The Guardian about recording his first solo album, old demons and new love.

TOM PETTY: Author/musician/Rock Historian Warren Zanes talks to World Cafe about his new book, Petty: The Biography.b

BOY GEORGE claims he slept with Prince.

SEX & DRUGS & Rock and Roll Insurance.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Martian again tops the chart with 11.4MM, in a weekend hurt by a Saturday Halloween and weak new releases.  Goosebumps places again with 10.2MM from those who visted movies over the holdiay frame.  Bridge of Spies shows again with 8MM.  Both Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies are slow-rolling overseas releases, so tough to say where they will finish.  Hotel Transylvania 2 clawed back to fourth for the holiday weekend with 5.8MM.  Burnt is the sole new release in the Top 5, with 5MM...but that's one of the five worst openings ever for a movie opening on over 3000 screens. It still might profit on a 20MM budget.  Our Brand Is Crisis opened in eighth place with 3.4MM a career-low debut for Sandra Bullock.

ROMAN POLANSKI: A Polish court rejected the extradition of the film director in a decades-old underage sex case.

BILLY BOB THORNTON was taken to an L.A. hospital by ambulance after a car accident on Friday.

BRADGELINA did a rare joint interview on The Today Show.

JJ ABRAMS answered questions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens from a range of famous faces.

THE PEANUTS MOVIE released whay I presume is its final trailer. I've heard good things so far.

AL MOLINARO, who played Murray the Cop on The Odd Couple, and Big Al Delvecchio on Happy Days, died on Thursday. He was 96.

FRED THOMPSON: The former Watergate counsel, Senator, and crusty character actor in roles from Law and Order, Die Hard 2, In The Line of Fire and The Hunt From Red October, died Sunday of lymphoma. He was 73.

A RUSSIAN PASSENGER JET that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula with 224 people on board broke apart in flight and debris from the tail section was found separate from the rest of the fuselage, suggesting that section may have split off in the air, according people familiar with the investigation.

TURKEY: In a stunning electoral comeback, the Islamist party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regained its majority in Parliament on Sunday, ensuring Mr. Erdogan’s continued dominance of Turkish politics after months of political turmoil and violence.

IRAN has arrested another American holding dual citizenship, bringing to four the number of Iranian Americans imprisoned in Tehran after they came under suspicion by hard-line security forces.

AN ORCA punts a seal 80 ft into the air.

A GROUP OF RACCOONS attacked a couple and their two small dogs in the Richmond District of SF, the second such incident in the neighborhood over the past two months.

SPIDERS AS LARGE AS RATS are colonizing the United Kingdom.

CATS are neurotic and likely plotting your death.

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I Got A Rock.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...STREAMING FROM THE CASTLE EAST! This fan-made 1973 video for "The Monster Mash" is today's must-see clip (natch), though you can also see Bobby "Boris" Pickett perform it live at Little Steven's Halloween a Go-Go 2005. The covers by The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Misfits are pretty good also -- the latter uses clips from the Rankin-Bass animated classic, Mad Monster Party.

THE SHAGGS: It's Halloween!

JIM CARROLL (deceased) sings about "People Who Died."

KISS got their first television exposure in 1976 on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

"DO THEY KNOW IT'S HALLOWEEN?" is the all-star charity send-up of Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring Roky Erikson, Elvira, plus members from Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Smoosh, Rilo Kiley, Sparks and many more.

ROBERT POLLARD joins SWEET APPLE on the Halloween-themed video for "Reunion."

WONDERGROUND RADIO is streaming a spooky, yet rockin' mix for you. Also, ICYMI, mixtapes courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard and AltLatino.

52 HORROR RELEASES from the Free Music Archive.

HALLOWEEN A/V: The Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer," Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising," Echo & the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon,"  Santana's "Black Magic Woman", The Ramones' "Pet Sematary," Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare," Siouxsie & the Banshees' "Halloween," The Eagles' "Witchy Woman," Tegan & Sara's "Walking With a Ghost," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand," AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," The Cramps' "Goo Goo Muck," Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper (More Cowbell)," Tom Waits' "Cemetery Polka," The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein," and Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party."  And, of course... Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

THE ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy For The Devil" from the David Frost Show just plain amuses me.

WARREN ZEVON: A live trifecta of "Werewolves of London," "Excitable Boy" and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner."

THOMAS DOLBY: How about the mad vibe of "She Blinded Me With Science"?

HENRI MANCINI: "Experiment in Terror." A sentimental favorite to those who grew up watching "Creature Features" on WGN before it went superstation.

THE TIME WARP: Let's do it again. After all, it is the 40th anniversary, complete with a cast reuinion and creator Richard O'Brien doing press.

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Burnt, which is currenttly scoring 23 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Our Brand Is Crisis, currently scoring 32 percent; and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, scoring 22 percent. Per usual, Hollywood expects you'll be trick of treating instead.

AND NOW: A Sophisticated Man About Town. Super-duper.

GRIM GRINNING GHOSTS, from the Haunted Mansion.

"THRILLER": The original 13-minute Jacko classic, plus the filipino prisoners.

IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN aired last night, but may still be viewable at ABC. Also, Rifftrax is available. The WaPo has 7 Things You Don't Know about the perennial Peanuts classic. Vox thinks it's a Christmas special. And master troll Andrew Stiles finds the whole thing very problematic.

15 FACTS ABOUT HALLOWEEN: I counted more than that.

FIVE THINGS you may not know about Halloween.

THE TOP 10 SCI-FI HORROR FLICKS, according to Forbes.

WE THE PEOPLE, against the zombies.

DOCUMENTING MADNESS: The Making of The Shining. Directed by Vivian Kubrick.

IS FROZEN Disney's version of The Shining?

THE HORRIBLY SLOW MURDERER With the Extremely Inefficient Weapon. Ten minutes of unimaginable terror.

WAR of the WORLDS: Seventy-Six years later, you can stream the infamous Orson Welles broadcast from the Internet Archive.

THE WILHELM SCREAM: The repeatedly used film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums, now appearing as an in-joke in many films, is the subject of a Masters of Horror segment.



HALLOWEEN: A Foodie History.

DIED IN HOUSE: They're Heeeeeerrrrrrreeeeee...

THE 100 BEST HORROR FILMS, compiled by TimeOut with assistance from filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Clive Barker and Roger Corman to actors, academics and fans of scary movies including Simon Pegg, Kim Newman and Alice Cooper.

THE 25 BEST HORROR FILMS SINCE 2000, according to The A.V. Club.

THE TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, according to the UAB Kaleidescope.

THE 15 SCARIEST FILMS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN, according to Variety, though I've seen Alice Sweet Alice.


THE 20 ESSENTIAL VAMPIRE MOVIES, according to Flavorwire.

23 UNUSUAL VAMPIRE VARIATIONS, courtesy of The A.V. Club.

THE 25 MOST RIDICULOUS Movies "Of The Dead."


END CAT: Jake receives transmissions from the future.

PIGS. And pumpkins.

A TORTOISE enjoys a pumpkin at the San Diego Zoo.

THIS SEA CUCUMBER is pretty creepy.

THIS YEAR's GREAT PUMPKIN weighs 1975 pounds.

PET COSTUMES: Obligatory. And a reminder they will rise against us someday. Superheroes are treny this year.

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