THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with ELTON JOHN! Half of a live show captured by the OGWT on Christmas Eve, 1974. Your setlist includes: "Grimsby" (incompete), "Rocket Man," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Daniel," Grey Seal," "Bennie And The Jets," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "I Saw Her Standing There," "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me," "Honky Cat," "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting," "Crocodile Rock," "The B^tch Is Back," "Your Song," and "White Christmas."
YO LA TENGO had THE CRYSTALS' LaLa Brooks join them on "Then He Kissed Me," “I Wonder” and “The Doo Ron Ron" for Hanukkah Night 4 at the Bowery Ballroom.
SKYWAY MAN covers Eliot Edelman, The Faces, Big Kitty, James Wallace for a Lagniappe Session.
2018's NEW HOLIDAY MUSIC, compiled by Vulture.
PHOEBE BRIDGERS covers The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love."
PETE SHELLEY, the Manchester-born co-founder, singer and guitarist of the influential British punk band Buzzcocks, died Thursday in Tallinn, Estonia, at the age of 63. Let's celebrate his catalog with a concert in Hamburg from near the end of the Buzzcocks' original run in 1981. Your setlist includes: "Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore"; "What Do I Get?"; "Fast Cars"; "Fiction Romance"; "Harmony In My Head"; "Everybody's Happy Nowadays"; "Lipstick"; "Ever Fallen In Love?"; "Something's Gone Wrong Again"; "Airwaves Dream"; "Strange Thing"; "Noise Annoys"; "What Do You Know?"; "I Believe"; "Love Battery"; "Time's Up"; and "Boredom."
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM breaks down "Go Your Own Way" on Song Exploder.
THE GUMMY AWARDS voting is open.
PASTE Readers' Favorite Albums of 2018, contrasted with the staff picks.
THE NUMBER ONES looks at the Beatles' heady, hypnotic Chuck Berry bite "Come Together."
NOW SHOWING: The only big release this weekend is the 25th anniversary re-release of Schindler's List, which scores 97 percent on the ol' Tomatometer. The big holiday movie roll-out starts next Friday.
THE GOLDEN GLOBES nominations are announced.Classifying Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born as dramas instead of musicals tells you a lot about the integrity of the operation.
60 MINUTES proved unable to prevent sexual misconduct by some of its top executives, according to lawyers hired by the CBS Corporation board of directors to investigate the workplace culture of the program.
LENA DUNHAM falsely claimed that she knew a rape accuser was lying because she was “colonized by patriarchy.”
KEVIN HART has the old tweets problem. This is my shocked face. And there's the apology as he withdraws from hosting the Oscars.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN is emailing media friends to boost what's left of his reputation.
TYLER PERRY paid out over 430K in layaways at two Atlanta-area Walmart stores ahead of Christmas.
AMY HECKERLING, director of Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless, talks about the Clueless musical.
THE 100 SCARES THAT SHAPED HORROR: This overview at Vulture is spinning off articles like this on the opening scene in Scream.
DECEMBER 7, 1941: A "date which will live in infamy." I'll be watching Tora! Tora! Tora! this weekend. BTW, the first nation invaded by the US after entering WWII was Morocco, then Algeria, iirc. War is strange.
A DOOGO + a balloon = joy.
YES, you should walk your cat.
DOLPHINS had a Jurassic-era reptile twin featuring blubber and warm blood.
SEALS with eels in their noses.