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Dan Wilson, Lydia Loveless, Granddaddy, Lorde, Shatner, Monkey   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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MAVIS STAPLES & JEFF TWEEDY played "Build a Bridge" on Colbert.

DAN WILSON (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) played the Mountain Stage.

LYDIA LOVELESS plays an acoustic Stereogum Session.

GRANDDADDY stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set recorded before the death of bassist Kevin Garcia.

LORDE covered Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire."

WILLIAM SHATNER covered The Cramps' "Garbageman."

SUPERCHUNK shared “What A Time To Be Alive.” NSFW.

 

BIG COUNTRY are "In a Big Country". But how big?

GRANT HART, in one of his final interviews.

COCTEAU TWINS: Simon Raymonde on 20 years of running a record label, his new band Lost Horizons, and why his immortal old band will never reunite.

MICHAEL NESMITH will revisit the critically acclaimed solo albums he made after his exit from the Monkees in 1969 with a pair of Southern California shows in January.

THE BEE GEES are getting the stage musical treatment.  Singin' them love songs. Singin' them straight to the heart songs.

 

KEVIN SPACEY is being edited out of Ridley Scott's finished movie All The Money In The World.  Christopher Plummer has been set to replace Spacey in the role of J Paul Getty.  Fmr TV news anchor Heather Unruh revealed that Unruh’s then-18-year-old son claims that Spacey reached into his pants and grabbed his genitals in a bar in Massachusetts — and that the assault took place last year.

CHARLIE SHEEN denied raping a then 13-year-old Corey Haim.

JEFFREY TAMBOR is under investigation by Amazon Studios for alleged sex harassment. He denied the claims.

MARIAH CAREY is accused in a draft lawsuit of calling her former head of security a white supremacist and sexually harassing him.

THE BBC have confirmed that they are currently investigating 25 allegations of sexual harassment.

THE DARK UNIVERSE:  Universal's moster-movie cinematic universe is in danger following the the failure of The Mummy.

STAR WARS needs to replace the Millennium Falcon?

AT & T may need to sell off DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting if it buys Time-Warner.

 

A GASOLINE-ADDICTED MONKEY was draining the tanks of Thai motorcyclists.

SHEEP can recognize celebrities, just like us.

THE HAIRY CRAB VENDING MACHINE: Big in Shanghai.

IS THAT A PYTHON IN YOUR PANTS, or are you just happy... oh, wait.

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Bully, Exploded View, Bethlehem Steel, All Songs, Big Lizard   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE SHE'S share a video for "Sorry."

BULLY stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

EXPLODED VIEW streams Summer Came Early.

BETHLEHEM STEEL streams Party Naked Forever.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Pinegrove, Mary Gauthier, Partner and more.

TY SEAGALL shares "My Lady's On Fire." Its' pretty 70s for Seagall.

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS are "Standing Next to Me" in a Beatlesque way.

THE WAR ON DRUGS' frontman Adam Granduciel talks to The Guardian about his search for normality, forgetting his own songs, and wishing he could ‘Bono up' his act.

CAT POWER: Moon Pix, reconsidered.

ROLLING STONE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY TV SPECIAL: An epic disaster.

THE TOP 10 ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN SONGS, according to Stereogum.

 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN may be indicted in Manhattan next week.

KEVIN SPACEY's (mis)behavior on the House of Cards set was not a secret.

GOSSIP GIRL star Ed Westwick denied a claim he raped an actress three years ago — and says he doesn’t even know the woman.

JOHNNY DEPP faces foreclosure on some propoerties as his ex-managers call in a loan.

MERYL STREEP clarified some old remarks about Dustin Hoffman touching her breast during their first meeting.

MARIAH CAREY has undergone weight-loss surgery after the superstar became self-conscious about her curves because of cruel online commenters, sources claim.

SIA shared a naked picture of herself before a photographer could sell it.

DISNEY has reversed its decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from movie press screenings amid backlash.

 

AN ENORMOUS LIZARD turned up in an Aussie family's oven.

THE GOOD DOG PHOTO CONTEST over at Garden and Gun.  (No firearms involved.)

TINY HUMAN BRAIN ORGANOIDS, implanted into rats. What could go wrong?

SEVEN NEW GIANT BUG SPECIES: The good news is they're extremely aggressive.

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Alvvays, Josh Ritter, Anderson East, Belly, Afghan Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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TED LEO shared a video for "Can't Go Back."  It has a surprising whiff of "Mr Blue Sky."

ALVVAYS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

JOSH RITTER stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

ANDERSON EAST stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

BELLY shared their first new song in 22 years, a cover of "Hushabye Mountain" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Aw yeah.

 

ROBERT KNIGHT, who recorded the first version of "Everlasting Love," one of the biggest songs to come out of Nashville, died Sunday after a short illness. He was 72 years old. 

THE BEATLES' opening chord from "A hard Day's Night" has been scientifically decoded, revealing a mystery note from a mystery instrument.

THE SEX PISTOLS' Never Mind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols turns 40.

BIKINI KILL reunited at a launch party for a book on The Raincoats. 

BOB DYLAN nearly did a sitcom for HBO?

 

21ST CENTURY FOX has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney, sources say.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.

BEN AFFLECK said he decided to donate any further profits from a Miramax or Weinstein Co. film to charity.

KEVIN SPACEY: How he used the closet to silence accusations. Spacey has entered the same sex addiction rehab program where Harvey Weinstein has been getting treatment.

LAMAR ODOM is "doing well" after collapsing in a nightclub, reportedly from dehydration.

FIFTY SHADES FREED has a trailer online.

JUSTICE LEAGUE clips unite the seven.

CONAN O'BRIEN has the trappings of a traditional late-night show, but he may be taking more artistic risks than anyone else in that time slot.

 

A MARINE rescued the sweetest stray dog from Afghanistan.

CRAB vs BIRD: Who You Got?

A THIRD SPECIES OF ORANGUTAN has been identified and it's already endangered.

GAY LIONS have caused quite a stir in Kenya—and the head of the country’s film censorship board thinks that the animals must have learned their behavior from humans.

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Andy Schauf, Robyn Hitchcock, Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Bait Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, November 06, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

CURTIS HARDING shares a video for "Need Your Love."

ANDY SCHAUF plays Pitchfork Paris.

ROBYN HITCHCOCK, Live at the Big Ears Festival, March 24, 2017. (Two sets!)

THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA stopped by The Current.

SUNFLOWER BEAN shares “I Was a Fool.”

BAT FANGS share "Wolfbite."

KNICKERBOCKERS: "Lies." Someday you're gonna be lonely.

PETER BUCK talks to Salon about  Automatic For The People, road trips, not drinking, and Filthy Friends.

ARCADE FIRE is playing to some half-full venues on their current tour.

ROBERT PLANT surveys his career in a World Cafe interview.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE: Keith Shields talks to Pitchfork about the Loveless vinyl reissue and the upcoming LP.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Thor: Ragnarok rescued the box office from its drought with a debut that's 121MM domestic and 306MM in foreign markets.  That's the fourh best opening of 2017, and a sure, substantial moneymaker, though one wonders what happens when Justice League arrives this weekend. A Bad Moms Christmas placed a distant second with 17MM (21MM since its Wednesday opening); that's still fine against a 28MM budget, given the holiday theme may add legs (but should this have opened two weeks later? Hm.).  Jigsaw showed with 6.7MM on a 60 percent slide typical of this franchise; tho this is likely to be the worst performer of the series, 28MM so far against a 10MM budgetis probably profitable.  Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween takes the fourth slot with 4.7MM on another 53 percent decline; this is likely to profit, but short of the last Medea Halloween flick.  Geostorm rounds out the Top Five with 3MM on a 49 percent drop; it's made only 29MM domestic against its 120MM production budget, so it'sa very good thing that it has grossed 153.6MM in foreign markets -- the difference between a brekeven or mild loss and an outright bomb.

KATE UPTON  & JASON VERLANDER got hitched in Italy.

KEVIN SPACEY has been fired from House of Cards amid allegations of sex harassment and assault. Another three accusers came forward, one a minor. Richard Dreyfuss’s son, actor Harry Dreyfuss, has come forward with new allegations that Spacey groped him while he was at Spacey’s apartment with his father.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN is accused of rape by Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire).

UMA THURMAN is waiting to feel less angry befoer commenting on Harvey Weinstein.

ALEC BALDWIN is taking a Twitter break after commenting on Harvey Weinstein. This is my shocked face.

JULIANA MARGULIES says she screamed her way out of Steven Seagal's hotel room.

ADAM VENIT, the longtime head of WME’s motion picture group, is on leave from the agency as it probes an allegation of sexual harassment involving actor Terry Crews.

COREY FELDMAN named two of his alleged abusers.

ROMANCE ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS?  Are co-stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Bateman dating?

COLIN FARRELL's performances, ranked by Vulture.

CATE BLANCHETT's performances, ranked by Vulture.

AN ABANDONED BAIT DOG thanks his recuers.dogs

DOGS are more promiscuous than we think.

A BORDER COLLIE PUP herded sheep into the farmer's house.

COFFEE for doggos.

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Neil Young, Syleena Johnson, The National, Tori Amos, Sharcano   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, November 03, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

... with NEIL YOUNG!  Live on the Beeb, circa '71. Your setlist includes: "Out on the Weekend," "Old Man," "Journey Thru the Past," "Heart of Gold," "Don't Let It Bring You Down," "A Man Needs A Maid," "Love in Mind," and "Dance, Dance, Dance."

SYLEENA JOHNSON advance streams Rebirth of Soul.

THE NATIONAL stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

TORI AMOS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

PINEGROVE shares "Intrepid."

MOUNTAIN GOATS share “From The Lake Trials.”

WILCO shares “Myrna Lee.”

WE ARE SCIENTISTS; "After Hours." For the weekend.

R.E.M.: Michael Stipe and Mike Mills discuss Automatic For The People.

ROBERT PLANT discusses some of his back catalog.

PARQUET COURTS frontman Andrew Savage talks to The Creative Independent.

THE BEATLES are putting out a Chrstmas box set (which suggests those singles may dry up online).

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include Thor: Ragnarok, which is scoring 95 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and A Bad Moms Christmas, which opened Wednesday scoring 27 percent. LBJ expands near-wide at 53 percent.

THOR: RAGNAROK has already been the subject of a thousand Asgardians of the Galaxy jokes, I presume.  And the tone is in fact pretty much what you get from the trailer.  I can't say I blame Marvel Studios for going this direction.  After all, the Thor movies tended to underperform in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while the Guardians franchise is second only to those films with Robert Downey, Jr in them.  So if this means Thor has to regress a bit as a character to bring in some cockiness and humor, so be it.  Keep Tom Hiddleston as the scene-chewing Loki, Idris Elba as the heroic Heimdall, toss in the Hulk as a guest star, Tessa Thompson's as a hard-drinking, hard-fighting Valkyrie, and Jeff Goldblum as Jeff Goldblum and you can lard on the humor.  For the most part, all of that works pretty well. Cate Blanchett and Karl Urban are alright, but mostly wasted as the villains because they aren't given all that much to do, really.  Indeed, the overall plot here isn't very much -- just enough to get you to the next Avengers flick (for which you'll want to see the mid-credits bonus scene more than the end of credits bonus scene). But the jokes and the action set pieces land enough and with enough frequency that you won't mind the plot too much.  And I will say that for all the jokes and fights, they actually sneak an interesting idea into the third act.

KEVIN SPACEY is anonymously accused of an extended relationship with a 14-year-old in the 1980s.  Spacey made the set of Netflix's House of Cards into a "toxic" work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment, eight people who currently work on the show or worked on it in the past tell CNN. One former employee told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him.  Actors and former staff at the Old Vic have accused the theatre of turning a blind eye to inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey during the 11 years that the Hollywood star was its artistic director.  He's been dropped by his talent agency and his publicist who of course had no reason to suspect anything like this was going on.

DUSTIN HOFFMAN gets a second sex harassment accusation.

DANNY MASTERSON was accused of sexual assault by four women.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN is under federal investigation regarding supposed charity fundraising.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER & MARIA SHRIVER filed for divorce in 2006... but still aren't divorced.

MEGHAN McCAIN: The newest panelist on The View got engaged to Bon Domenech, publisher of The Federalist.

WESTWORLD: Filming for season 2 has been suspended after a cast member suffered a medical emergency.

SHARCANO! Sharks discovered living in an underwater volcano.

HUMANS love dogs more than their fellow man.

OYSTERS are stressing out over noise pollution.

 A PLANE hits an eagle... and a rabbit?

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