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Fountains of Wayne and Tuesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 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.

MATT WILSON & HIS ORCHESTRA plays for The Current. (Thx, Jon Pratt!)

RYAN ADAMS covers Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Madonna's "Borderline," Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time," and Huey Lewis & the News' "The Power of Love."

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER covers Destroyer's "Hell" and "The River"in time for Twofer Tuesday.


FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE gets two hours and twenty minutes of discussion and analysis on Political Beats with guest Cam Edwards.  BONUS: Chris Collingwood remembers his years of friendship and music with Adam Schlesinger, who died at 52 last week.

THE ONEDERS are reuniting for a "That Thing You Do" party on Friday night.

THE TOP 50 POSTPUNK ALBUMS, according to PopMatters.

THE BEATLES broke up 50 years ago. Rob Sheffield on how the band's petty infighting snowballed into rock's most legendary split.

THE NUMBER ONES on the Kenny Rogers/Lionel Richie connection, simmering adult-contempo intensity, the value of pop shamelessness, and "Lady."


DUNE has a trailer online.

BOB IGER Thought He Was Leaving on Top. Now, He's Fighting for Disney's Life.

KATE BECKINSALE was spotted holding hands with 22-year-old musician Goody Grace.

THE CANNONBALL RUN has a new record, and purists are angry.

SELENA GOMEZ, interviewed by Amy Schumer.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC's Enduring Appeal.



A GOOD BOY giving hs friend a hug.

THE GREATEST GAME of fetch I’ve ever seen?

A WOMAN finds a baby bird in the wall — and he grows up imitating everything she says!

KATHARINE, the Great White Shark Who Ghosted Her Trackers, Resurfaces.

A NEW PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS descends on Africa.

CHINA has reclassified dogs as pets instead of livestock for the first time, as part of a clampdown on animal trade and consumption that was spurred by the pandemic.

ANIMALS continue to take over the empty streets.

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Another Monday, but we're here, so.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


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

NEW RELEASES: Pitchfork will point you to Laura Marling, Hamilton Leithauser, Trace Mountains and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT will point you to the Once and Future Band, which you should def check out, and more.

CRAIG FINN plays 3 songs on 'CBS This Morning.'

NEIL YOUNG's third acoustic Fireside Session.

NEIL FINN covers Bowie's "Heroes."

STING, THE ROOTS and Fallon cover “Please Don’t Stand So Close To Me.”


PHOEBE BRIDGERS covers John Prine's "Summer’s End."

STURGILL SIMPSON tests positive.

LAURA MARLING talks to All Things Considered about rewriting the ideas and tropes that she's absorbed from mainstream culture and what music does best in times of trouble.

THE GRATEFUL DEAD and RADIOHEAD are among those streaming classic concerts weekly.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at BarbraStreisand's stormy, dramatic, lyrically preposterous Bee Gees collaboration "Woman In Love".


HARVEY WEINSTEIN has been charged with a new felony sexual assault count by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

SOME GOOD NEWS with John Krasinski, Episode 3.

SHAILENE WOODLEY is profiled at The New York Times.

BROOKE SHIELDS shares her lockdown routine.

ROBIN HOOD is getting the Disney CGI remake treatment.

TOM HANKS monologued the lockdown SNL.

RUPERT GRINT and his girlfriend, Georgia Groome, are expecting their first child.

TIMOTHY BROWN, a former NFL running back who later appeared in both the film and TV versions of "M*A*SH," died April 4 from complications with dementia, according to reports. He was 82.



CAT vs DOG CHALLENGE: Part 1 and Part 2. Who wins depends on how you imagine the game.

A PUPPER is rescued from a tire.

A HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER assists some chicks.


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Garage Rock, Colin Meloy, Valerie June, and Friday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 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."

COLIN MELOY of the Decemberists, Live at Home.

VALERIE JUNE played a virtual session for The Current.

THE STROKES are streaming The New Abnormal.  

KENNY ROGERS got tributes from Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, and Michael McDonald on CMT.

REMEMBER, NPR can hook you up with streaming concerts.

CHARLY BLISS' Eva Hendricks, paying tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger by posting her cover of the Fountains Of Wayne nugget "Hey Julie."

MARISA ANDERSON & TARA JANE O'NEIL cover Gene Clark and Cole Porter.


PHOEBE BRIDGERS shares "Kyoto."

JASON ISBELL wrote a tribute to John Prine.

THE 20 BEST STROKES SONGS, according to Paste.

RADIOHEAD'S Ed O'Brien: 'Humanity has only really learned from disaster.'

WALL OF VOODOO, reconsidered on Morning Edition.


BORIS JOHNSON has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street has said.

MORT DRUCKER, a longtime contributor to Mad magazine known for his caricatures of actors, politicians and other celebrities, died on Thursday at his home in Woodbury, N.Y. He was 91.

SNL returns with original content tomorrow night.

THE BATMAN director Matt Reeves discusses his vision.


BACK TO THE FUTURE TOO: Remade as 88 scenes shot in quarantine.


SOME SPORTS ARE SLOWER, more about the strategy.

CHEETAH CUB CAM, streaming live from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute.

WELLINGTON THE PENGUIN visits the giant lake sturgeon at the Shedd.

GOOD BOYS gotta workout during the lockdown too.

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Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


SHOCKING BLUE: She's your "Venus."

JOHN PRINE, covered by Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, and moreStereogum has 13 of his best lesser-known songs. And Bill Murray has a story.

JAMES BLAKE covers Joy Division, Ray Charles and Roberta Flack during a livestream.

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG, Live at Winterland, 1973.

RANDY NEWMAN shares the topical "Stay Away."


JULIAN BAKER shares "Mercy." She also covered Big Star's "Thirteen."

BOB DYLAN scores his first Billboard chart-topper.

ADAM SCHLESINGER gets a second, longer tribute from Robbie Fulks.

RON SEXSMITH is profiled at American Songwriter.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Queen's hard, paranoid disco experiment "Another One Bites The Dust."


TYLER PERRY surprised elderly shoppers across two states Wednesday morning by covering the cost of their groceries at 73 stores.

LINDA TRIPP, the Clinton sex scandal whistleblower, is dead at age 70, not from the virus.

BRUCE WILLIS shaved his daughter's head.

KEVIN CONROY, the animated Batman, is returning to Gotham City to read a chapter from DC’s digital comic series Batman: The Adventures Continue on Instagram this week.

BROADWAY will be closed thru June 7.


TWIN PEAKS turned 30, and The New York Times can hook you up with coverage.


A GOOD BOY, teaching his new little friend how to jump in the jumper.

SALA THE KUDU introduces her son.

GEESE gonna goose.

WITH HUMANS IN HIDING, Animals Take Back the World. Also, Daleks.

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John Prine RIP, and Wednesday Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


JOHN PRINE, the raspy-voiced country-folk singer whose ingenious lyrics to songs by turns poignant, angry and comic made him a favorite of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and others, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was 73. The cause was complications from Covid-19, his family said.  That NYT obit quotes this piece by Roger EbertRolling Stone has more. Ann K. Powers has more.  The Current shares a small selection of his catalog. Pitchfork shares tributes.  And her's the man himself, singing "When I Get to Heaven."

JESCA HOOP plays a TIny Desk Concert.

LOGAN LEDGER, whose  self-titled debut was produced by T Bone Burnett, visits World Cafe.

MT JOY visits WFUV's Studio A.

ANGEL OLSEN covers Tori Amos's "Winter."


JIM JAMES covers the Bill Withers classic "Lean On Me."

STEVIE NICKS finally met a real whhite wing dove.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will DJ on SiriusXM tonight.

WHITNEY wuz robbed in Portland.

HAL WILLNER, the respected producer who worked with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, was a long-time Saturday Night Live staffer and compiled a series of eccentric all-star tribute albums, died Monday at the age of 64.


BORIS JOHNSON remains in intensive care on oxygen but without the need for a ventilator and does not have pneumonia, No 10 has said.

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI is making himself a household name through sheer omnipresence.

TRACY MORGAN is getting busy in quarantine.

R. KELLY wanted to be sprung from jail due to the virus, but no dice.

CBS is bringing back Sunday night movies, with Titanic, Forrest Gump, Mission Impossible, and Indiana Jones movies all set to fill the void.

CHRIS EVANS is profiled at Esquire.

KATEE SACKOFF, doing the shirtless handstand challenge.

KYLE McLACHLAN is trying to save the Double-R Diner.

ALEC & HILARIA BALDWIN are expecting.

ED HELMS on the little things that bring us joy.

NIGHT OF THE HUNTER is getting a remake.

EXTRACTION, starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by the Russo Bros., has a trailer online.


MILO decided to ditch the dog life, and become a cat.

AN ADOPTED CAT fetches the slippers.

ANIMALS make the world magic.

THIS TINY DOG has skills.

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