THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE...
...with the wicked, wicked WILSON PICKETT, live from Germany, circa 1968. This disappeared from the Tube, but I've managed to find almost all of it reposted there or elsewhere. His band warms up the crowd with the instrumental "Soulfinger," but Pickett electrifies from the moment he enters for "Everybody Needs Somebody" and doesn't let up through "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)," "Mustang Sally" and "Stagger Lee," and "Funky Broadway," during which people dancing in front of the stage start turning up onstage (And why not? This rawks almost as hard as The Who's cover of "Shakin' All Over"). The tumultuous finale of "Land of 1000 Dances" from amid the crowd remains missing, but this other "Land of 1000 Dances" from 1966 is almost as wild, and in color to boot. Raw and riveting; if this can't put you in a weekend state of mind, probably nothing can.
WEDNESDAY plays a mini-concert for World Cafe.
THE ALBUM LEAF plays KEXP.
BEN LEE & GEORGIA MAQ cover the Replacements’ “Androgynous.”
SILVERSUN PICKUPS covers Joe Jackson's "I'm The Man."
KRISTIN HERSH shares "Ms Haha."
BUSH TETRAS shares "Bird On a Wire."
M WARD talks to Aquarium Drunkard about Elvis and more.
PJ HARVEY talks to NPR Music.
EELS' Mark Oliver Everett discussed the band’s reissues with Paste.
BROOKLYN VEGAN's Top 40 Fave LPs of 2023 (So Far).
BRITNEY SPEARS, slapped by NBA Security.
BOB MARLEY has a trailer online.
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, with Uma Thurman as President, has a trailer online.
KEVIN COSTNER's wife must leave the house by the end of the month.
BRADLEY COOPER, on fatherhood.
FLORENCE PUGH, wearing another see-through gown.
HOW TOM BRADY's Crypto Ambitions Collided With Reality (And Taylor Swift Escaped).
A PUPPER's battery runs out.
A KITTEN perseveres.
CATS & DOGS, on movie night.