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Tuesday's just another day in-between.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


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.

WET LEG, Live at First Ave.

THE LINDA LINDAS play a Tiny Desk Concert.

KING KHAN & THE BBQ SHOW shares "Going Down." And it's even more of a throwback than usual.

FLOCK OF DIMES shares "Go With Good."

SHARON VAN ETTEN is an Institution Now.

DESTROYER: Dan Bejar, looking back to his past and forward to what might come next.

CHICAGO's YOUNG INDIE SCENE, surveyed by Bandcamp.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Celine Dion's big, dramatic movie ballad "Because You Loved Me."


BRITNEY SPEARS announced that she is pregnant with her third child, her first with fiancé Sam Asghari.

SENIOR YEAR has a trailer online.

WILL FERRELL will join Margot Robbie in Barbie.

SEAN PENN considered taking up arms against Russia.

DAVID LYNCH is likely debuting a surprise film at Cannes.

MICHAEL BAY discusses the disapearing American Dream, his explosive visual style, the woman who changed his life, and why he "100 percent" would work with Will Smith again.

PAUL VERHOEVEN says someone has to take a stand against Hollywood's new puritans.

MARTIN SCORSESE's MOVIES Are Funnier Than Most Modern Comedies.


DUCKS surfing artificial rapids.

A SAND BUBBLER CRAB builds a beach home in a jiffy.

LEMURS will rock you.

THE WAPO SQUIRREL PHOTO CONTEST reaches an unusual conclusion.

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I don't like Mondays. if you know what I mean.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THE PRIMITONS play "Seeing Is Believing" at an in-store appearance from 1985.  Proof positive that the Internet makes the "Where Are They Now?" file bottomless.  Background at Trouser Press.

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Father John Misty, Wet Leg, the Linda Lindas, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Orville Peck, Kae Tempest, Mick Trouble, and more.

WILCO: Live in New Haven, Sept. 16, 2000.

SHARON VAN ETTEN does a mini-cover of Bowie's "Starman" for a Netflix doc on Elon Musk.

JACK WHITE proposed to his girlfriend and then married her during a Detroit concert.

CAMP COPE: Helped by the pandemic?

CHRIS BAILEY, the lead singer of legendary Australian band the Saints, has died at 65.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Mariah Carey & BoyzIIMen's "One Sweet Day," the ballad that topped the Hot 100 for a record-shattering 16 weeks.


WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 tops the chart with a startling 71MM, more than the original's debut during a pre-pandemic holiday weekend. Morbius places with 10.2MM on an unsurpising 74 percent nosedive.  The Lost City shows with 9.1MM on a leggy 38 percent drop.  Michael Bay's Ambulance may need one with an 8.7MM fourth-place debut.Below the fold, Everything Everywhere All at Once took in 6MM in its first wide weekend.

BENNIFER Are Engaged. Again.

THE SLAPPENING: Chris Rock won't talk about Will Smth until he gets paid.

BRIE LARSON joins Fast and Furious 10.

AMBER HEARD sounds off ahead of her defmation trial on claims brought by Johnny Depp. 

SAM ELLIOTT apologizes for his criticism of The Power of the Dog.

NICOLAS CAGE did a Reddit AMA. All good, but here are some highlights.

BETTER CALL SAUL:  Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will guest star in the final season of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff.

KATHLEEN TURNER Made the Modern Femme Fatale.

TEARS & TERROR: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney.

AT&T'S WarnerMedia Era Ends: How Culture Clashes, Massive Debt and Donald Trump Doomed the Merger.


TH CAT CHALLENGE, several rounds.

TRAINING A DOGGO with Selfies.

STAY CALM, blend in.

ONE FOR YOU, One For Me.

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Garage Rock, and More Friday Nuggets.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 08, 2022 - 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 baker's dozen of 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"; Love - "My Little Red Book"; 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."



MIRANDA LAMBERT shares "Actin' Up."

PORRIDGE RADIO shares "The Rip."

PINK FLOYD reunited to support Ukraine.

JOAN JETT, on punk, privacy and almost joining the army.

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, ranked at The Guardian.

PAVEMENT's Scott Kannberg talks Terror Twilight and Spiral Stairs.


AVRIL LAVIGNE got engaged to Mod Sun.

BRUCE WILLIS: Meet Maryland landscaper Eric Buarque, who has enjoyed every minute of his time standing in for the Hollywood action hero.


BENNIFER: Is that an engagement ring?

VANESSA HUDGENS sees dead people.

THE SLAPPENING: Chris Rock isn't talking yet.

MICHELLE YEOH Conquers The Universe(s).

RICHARD LINKLATER never got paid for Dazed and Confused.  I presume he did for Apollo 10 1/2, which is new on Netflix and pretty fun.

RUSSIAN DOLL: Season 2 has a trailer online.

GROSSE POINTE BLANK AT 25: How A Knock-Off Became A Groundbreaker In The Assassin-In-Existential-Crisis Comedic Subgenre.


TRANSMISSION: Dance, dance, dance to the radio.

THE CAT went for the ball, but wait.

HONEY, why is the water bill so high?

150 BALD EAGLES have been killed by a wind turbine company.

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Another Friday Eve.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 07, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


DAVID BOWIE plays "Young Americans" for Cavett, looking and sounding too much acquainted with the Thin White Duke.


BUFFALO NICHOLS visits World Cafe.

SUNFLOWER BEAN shares "I Don't Have Control Sometimes."

ELF POWER shares "Undigested Parts."

COCTEAU TWINS' Elizabeth Fraser shares "Golden Air."

SLANG shares "Cockroach In A Ghost Town."

THE XX's Oliver Sim shares "Fruit."

PAVEMENT: The story of Terror Twilight.

SOCCER MOMMY Slays her Demons.

THE CLASH are set to release a special edition of Combat Rock, as well as the first release of their collaboration with Ranking Roger.

THE BEST OF 2022 (So Far), according to Brooklyn Vegan.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Whitney Houston's final chart-topper, the smooth-gliding movie theme "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)."



OPERATION MINCEMEAT has a trailer online.

BRUCE WILLIS's Minimalist Star Power.

EZRA MILLER's recent arrest has Warner Bros. and DC execs pressing pause on his projects.

JENA MALONE was involved in chasing down an alleged dog abuser in Los Angeles.

BOB ODENKIRK will play the lead role in a new AMC adaptation of Richard Russo’s novel Straight Man.

ALICIA VIKANDER, on motherhood, movies, and going meta.

CHRIS PINE: His Generation's Robert Redford?


A RABID FOX accused of biting and nipping multiple people on Capitol Hill was euthanized.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE music will always do it for me.

WRINKLE THE DUCK likes his foods with waters.

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Joe Messina, Bobby Rydell, and Francisco Gonzalez RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 06, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SHOCKING BLUE: She's your "Venus."

ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES' Paul Janeway visits World Cafe.



JOE MESSINA, the original guitarist for legendary Motown Records studio band the Funk Brothers, has died in Detroit after a 12-year battle with kidney disease. He was 93.  Add The Guardian.

BOBBY RYDELL, the epitome of the early ’60s “teen idol,” who parlayed that fame into a starring role opposite Ann-Margret in the 1963 film “Bye Bye Birdie,” died today at age 79. The cause of death was pneumonia.

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ,  a founding member of Los Lobos, has died. He was 68.

DESTROYER: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP will waive unrecouped advances from certain legacy artists to help them overcome strict contracts.


KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN married TRAVIS BARKER in Vegas. But it's not legal yet.


THE SLAPPENING: Will Smith's agents debated dumping him.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: RDJr and Warner Bros. are looking at a third movie and an HBOMax spin-off.

NANCY MYERS has made a deal to write, direct and produce a new film for Netflix.


BRIDGERTON: Season 2 broke Netflix's record for the most viewed English-language TV series.

BRITNEY SPEARS said that writing her memoir is “healing and therapeutic”.

SIENNA MILLER, on surviving the Jude Law nanny scandal.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 3 has already broken a record.

KEVIN SMITH celebrated Chasing Amy's 25th anniversary.


YOU DON'T MIND if I sit here, do you?

PYGMY MARMOSETS eating peas.

AN AVIAN SOAP OPERA unfolds atop a Berkeley bell tower.

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