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Arctic Monkeys, Man Man, Delorean, Kitten Cam   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DENT MAY hits the county fair for "Born Too Late."

ARCTIC MONKEYS are advance streaming AM via iTunes.

MAN MAN is advance streaming On Oni Pond.

DELOREAN is advance streaming Apar.

JANELLE MONAE is advance streaming The Electric Lady.

THE PIXIES drop "Indie Cindy" from a brand-new EP. 

MICHAEL STIPE & BILLY BRAGG sing The Only Ones' "Another Girl, Another Planet" in the Czech Republic, as Natalie Merchant dances.

THE CLASH: Mick Jones talks to Rolling Stone about the band's new -- and likely final -- 13-disc box set.

NEKO CASE spoke with All Songs Considered about The Worse Things Get, and answered questions from listeners. 

THE BEST LE TIGRE SONGS, according to Stereogum

THE 50 SEXIEST SONGS, according to Paste

KATE UPTON graces the cover of Vanity Fair’s 100th-anniversary issue.

AMANDA BYNES: Psych treatment ain't cheap.

SIMON COWELL is reportedly expecting a boy with his baby mama Lauren Silverman.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN's tough love approach to Lamar Odom isn't working.

STACY KIEBLER turned up at Burning Man with her rumored boyfriend, entrepreneur Jared Pobre.

50 SHADES OF GREY: The movie's producers defend the casting of Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam as Batman. No, wait.

FRED STOBAUGH, the 96-year-old songwriter whose song about his late wife went viral, is outselling Justin Timberlake and Miley Cyrus.

SYRIA: Polls show that most Americans, from all parties, oppose the idea of intervening militarily in Syria. The top Democratic and Republican House leaders expressed support for the intervention. The Syrian military continues to redeploy in advance of the threatened US military intervention.

IRAQ: Al Qaeda killed 67 people in a series of bombings and attacks in and around Baghdad.

LIBYA: An armed gang forced the Egyptian consul out of his car in Tripoli yesterday and stole it; there have been a number of carjackings of diplomatic vehicles in the capital recently.

EGYPT: Eleven supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to life in prison for attacking the army. A court ordered the closure of a number of television stations, including Al Jazeera, and one tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

KITTEN CAM features a group of foster kittens until they become adopted, and then shows a new group.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT comes to Malmstrom Air Force Base, home to 150 nuclear ICBMs.

A BLACK BEAR was spotted in Endicott, NY late Sunday night, prompting road closures and a several block chase.

THE FERAL HOG BOUNTY doubles in Hays and Caldwell counties, TX.

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Body/Head, Willis Earl Beal, Potty Mouth, Imitating Wolves   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


PEARL JAM hasn't made many videos since "Jeremy", but they did for "Mind Your Manners."

BODY/HEAD: Kim Gordon's new band is streaming Coming Apart.

WILLIS EARL BEAL is advance streaming Nobody knows.

POTTY MOUTH is advance streaming Hell Bent.

KEN STRINGFELLOW & JAMES DODSON play on each other's songs here and here for KEXP. 

ARCTIC MONKEYS drop the B-side, "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You." 

THE MOODY BLUES "Ride My Seesaw" on French TV for Twofer "Tuesday Afternoon."

BELLE & SEBASTIAN: Stuart Murdoch and Stevie Jackson take a track-by-track tour of their rarities collection at Under The Radar.

SLY STONE: The Observer chronicles the rise and fall of the Family Stone -- and hears about his new plan for an albino band to neutralize racial problems.

LOS CAMPESINOS! Gareth talks to Drowned In Sound about keepiing his day job, "What Death Leaves Behind," plus other singles and rarities.

THE BEACH BOYS: American Songwriter talks to producer-archivists Mark Linett and Alan Boyd.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The One Direction concert movie topped the chart with 17 million, more like 20 million over the whole holiday weekend. Not as good as Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber, but better than the Jonas Bros or Katy Perry and not bad on a 10 million budget, especially after global rceipts are tallied.The Butler places with14.7 million on a leggy 11 percent drop.  We're The Millers shows with 12.6 million on a very leggy 3.5 percent drop.  Planes hangs around the No. 4 slot with 7.8 million, because it has the family crowd pretty much to itself.  Instructions Not Included -- targeted to Hispanic audiences -- rounds out the Top 5 with 7.5 million on a mere 347 screens.Below the fold, the poorly reviewed Getaway debuted in the ninth slot with 4.5 million, which is bad new, even against an 18 million budget.

MILEY CYRUS admits she's messed up.

KHLOW KARDASHIAN has given Lamar Odom an ultimatum — get help or get an apartment.

SETH MEYERS married his longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe on Sunday.

KATE BOSWORTH and fiance Michael Polish officially exchanged vows and became husband and wife in an intimate ceremony in Philipsburg, Montana.

LANCE BASS proposed to his boyfriend Michael Turchin in New Orleans.

DAVID FROST, who will be remembered for his revealing interviews with former US President Richard Nixon, died on a cruise ship at age 74.  He was instrumental in bringing the future members of Monty Python together as writers on That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report.

FRENCH Interior Minister Valls said that France "cannot go it alone" on Syria and would wait for the US Congress' decision. A government source said secret documents would be released showing that Syria had stockpiled sarin, mustard gas, and other chemical agents. The leaked French intelligence report claims that the Assad regime has over 1,000 tons of such agents, including the extremely lethal nerve toxin VX.

SYRIA: The Obama administration began a full-press campaign on Sunday for Congressional approval of its plan to carry out a punitive strike against the Syrian government. The adminsitration's draft AUMF is so broadly worded that it could authorize a ground invasion, if Pres. Obama deemed it "necessary and appropriate" to deter the proliferation of WMD. The Arab League passed a resolution urging the UN and the international community to "take the deterrent and necessary measures against the culprits ... that the Syrian regime bears responsibility for.

NORTH KOREA is conducting major new construction to expand facilities at a launch site where it fired a rocket into orbit last December.

EGYPTIAN authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy.

CECIL The DOG imitates wolves.

A CROC stalks a New Zealand tourist for two weeks.

A LONG ISLAND GOLFER loses two fingers to a crocodile (in Cancun).

A ZORSE is a zorse, of course, of course.

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Cheap Trick, Roky Erickson, Babyshambles, The Heavy, Cutout Bin   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, August 30, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with CHEAP TRICK, live at ChicagoFest '81! Your set list includes: "Stop This Game," Hello There," "I Want You to Want Me," "On Top of the World," "Reach Out," "Baby Loves to Rock," "Gonna Raise Hell," "Dream Police," "Ain't That a Shame," "Surrender," "Just Got Back," "Day Tripper" and "Goodnight." You can access the individual songs from the link, or let the whole thing roll.

ROKY ERICKSON is advance streaming The Evil One.

BABYSHAMBLES advance streams The Sequel To The Prequel.

CAGED ANIMALS advance streams In The Land Of Giants.

THE HEAVY brings it to KEXP for a mini-set featuring songs from their third studio album The House That Dirt Built.

FRANKIE ROSE covers The Damned's "Street Of Dreams" with 80s gloss.

LOS CAMPESINOS! drops "What Death Leaves Behind" ahead of No Blues.

PAUL McCARTNEY drops a "New" song. It's jaunty.

TONY MOLINA brings the lo-fi power pop on "Breakin' Up." Yum!

FIRST CLASS: "Beach Baby" may fall into that category of summer song Oliver Wang once described "tinged with fragility and marked by melancholy."  It's even more true of the long version, with those French Horns and choral vocals in the c-section...

LET'S DANCE: How success spoiled -- and saved -- David Bowie.

LOU BARLOW talks Sebadoh and Dinosaur, Jr at Rolling Stone.

THE CHARLATANS' Tim Burgess remembers the late Jon Brookes.

ISLANDS: Nick Thorburn talks to BlackBook about stage names, former bands, mushrooms and Charles Dickens.

CUTOUT BIN: From Journey to Primal Scream, from Feist to Funkadelic, from Sam Cooke to Divine Fits, plus the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Material Issue,Ween, Monkees 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 One Direction: This Is Us, which is currently scoring 62 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; Getaway, currently scoring the big 00; and Closed Circuit, which opened near-wide on Wednesday with 42 percent.

FERGIE & JOSH DUHAMEL welcomed their first child on Thursday... and named him Axl. Yes, really.

JAMIE-LYNN SIEGLER and her fiancé Cutter Dykstra welcomed a son named Beau.

VALERIE HARPER's brain cancer is "pretty close" to remission.

CLINT EASTWOOD and his wife separate after 17 years of marriage.

JAMES SPADER will play Ultron, the titular villain in Avengers 2.

THE SUPERMAN/BATMAN movie will shoot in Detroit, which will save on all that destroying-the-city CGI.

KIM JONG UN's ex-girlfriend was among a dozen well-known North Korean performers who were executed by firing squad on Aug. 20.

BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vital parliamentary vote on Thursday night meant to pave the way for Britain to join a looming military strike on Syria, in a move that appeared to all but rule out British involvement in such action.

SYRIA: With the United States appearing close to launching a retaliatory attack for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of nerve gas last week, defense and diplomatic analysts are cautioning that the expected “surgical” strike will likely be symbolic and fall far short of eliminating Syria’s chemical capabilities.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent disrupted the US Open.

A WALKING SHARK was discovered off the coast of Indonesia. Candygram...

FERAL PIG GLUT in TEXAS to be culled by... Ted Nugent.

THE SWARM attacked 10k runners in Spofforth.

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Smith Westerns. Laura Marling, Front Bottoms, Blind Dog Fetch   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DR. DOG drops a carny-themed video for a new song, "Broken Heart." 

THE SMITH WESTERNS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

LAURA MARLING plays an intimate set at the UBS Forum.

MOTHER FALCON: A 17-member chamber-rock collective plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE FRONT BOTTOMS play a Tiny Desk Concert at the offices of NPR. 

ICONA POP & ZEBRA KATZ reimagine Leslie Gore's "It's My Party."

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE: "Radiation Vibe" and "Stacy's Mom." Twofer Thursday.

NEIL YOUNG: Tonight's The Night at 40.

NINE INCH NAILS: Trent Reznor's Upward Spiral.

THE RUNAWAYS: Lita Ford and Cherie Currie are doing a Christmas single. Yes, really.



LAMAR ODOM has finally returned to Khloe Kardashian, but remains undecided about seeking treatment for drug addiction.

JESSICA SIMPSON shows off the first pictures of her baby son, Ace Knute Johnson, in the new issue of Us Weekly. Gratis, I'm sure.

VALERIE HARPER, whom doctors gave three months to live back in March due to her terminal brain cancer, has signed on to “Dancing with the Stars.”

MATT. DAMON. will not play Robin to Affleck's Batman, but you knew that. He's got other plans, perhaps for another turn at Bourne.

THE UNITED STATES: Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death for killing 13 people and injuring 32 others in a mass shooting at Fort Hood in 2009. Mother Jones (of all outlets) details how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army psychiatrist's deadly rampage could have been prevented.

SYRIA: A draft resolution at the UN authorizing the use of force against Syria stalled; the US blamed Russia.

IRAN has prepared more than 1000 advanced uranium enriching machines to be started up, according to the UN's nuke watchdogs.

IRAQ: The government has downplayed the number of deaths from attacks in its official statements, even as violence in Iraq has reached levels not seen since 2008.

A BLIND DOG plays fetch.

A GANG OF ANGRY, DRUNKEN ELK barred a man from entering his home in suburban Stockholm.

A MINNESOTA TEEN awakened to find a wolf gnawing on his skull.

A CHIMP IN A CHIMNEY, and other strange animal rescues by the London Fire Brigade.

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Best Coast, Nine Inch Nails, Dean Wareham, Tiger Cub Cam   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE NATIONAL is "Graceless" in their new video.

BEST COAST hists the KEXP studios for a mini-set, including two songs released exclusively for Record Store Day.

NINE INCH NAILS is advance streaming Hesitation Marks.

GINKGO is advance streaming Manopause.

BETH ORTON played a mini-set at WNYC Soundcheck.

TV on the RADIO drops "Million Miles" as a single.

DEAN WAREHAM finds "Love Is Colder Than Death."

BANANARAMA: "Cruel Summer" and their cover of the Shocking Blue's "Venus" makes for a timely Twofer Tuesday. A friend suggested that the former is lifted from Clan of Xymox's "Phoenix of My Heart." I think the bass sound is similar, but it's likely not outright plagarism.  Xymox, however, directly quotes The Troggs.

ELVIS COSTELLO: The Quietus tours his many collaborations.

BLACK JOE LEWIS discussed the new record, Electric Slave, on Weekend Edition.

HOW "HEY JUDE" marked a change for The Beatles, music and America.

NEKO CASE teaches you to make borsht.

MILEY CYRUS: The VMA twerking was condemned by Cyndi Lauper and defended by Adam Lambert, while Justin Timberlake was indifferent.

KHLOE KARDASHIAN hid her marital woes from her family. Lamar Odom reportedly was deep into drugs while he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks and there is evidence he was doing the exact same thing while playing for the Lakers. He's not looking too good these days.

ALEC BALDWIN tangles with a paparazzo. Again.

MICHAEL BUBLE and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING has a sex tape; she's trying to stop its release.

SIGOURNEY WEAVER & RIDLEY SCOTT are reteaming for Exodus.

EGYPT: Prime Minister el Beblawi said the Muslim Brotherhood must come to terms with the current reality in the country.

LIBYA: Security forces arrested three men suspected of involvement in a string of car bomb assassinations in Benghazi.

SYRIA: Western powers have told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days.  President Obama is considering military action against Syria that is intended to “deter and degrade” President Bashar al-Assad’s government’s ability to launch chemical weapons, but is not aimed at ousting Mr. Assad from power or forcing him to the negotiating table, administration officials said Tuesday.

SUMATRAN TIGER CUB CAM: Let's go to the (live) video.


THAT FOX is not your girlfriend.

ROUGHLY 5000 BADGERS are expected to be killed in controlled shootings over six weeks in Somerset and Gloucestershire.

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