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The New Pronographers, Close Talker, Tara Jane O'Neil, Blondie, Geese   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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CAR SEAT HEADREST played their new single version of "Unforgiving Girl" on Conan.

THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS play a stripped-down mini-set at The Current.

CLOSE TALKER advance streams Lens.

TARA JANE O'NEIL advance streams a self-ittled LP.

WOODS share "Hit That Drum" ahead of Love Is Love.

BLONDIE drops a video for "Long Time," the song they co-wrote with Dev Hynes.

PRINCE's estate and Paisley Park are looking to block the release of an EP with 6 previously unreleased songs.

FEIST talks to Stereogum about writing to her future self, Broken Social Scene's return, and her new album, Pleasure.

JAWBREAKER is reuniting for Chicago's Riot Fest.

LAURA NYRO is essayed at The Guardian, 20 years after her death.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 announced its soundtrack, including a Hasselfoff original.

BRANGELEXIT: Brad Pitt is dating a bit.

THE KARDASHIANS are upset over Caitlyn Jenner's new memoir.

RICHARD SIMMONS is speaking out to fans for the first time since he stepped out of the spotlight three years ago.

SERENA WILLIAMS is five months pregnant.

CAPTAIN MARVEL will be directed by Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

JULIA ROBERTS is People's 2017 World's Most Beautiful Woman.

RICHARD GERE's political stands are actually brave insofar as they cost him job opportunities.

AARON HERNANDEZ, former NFL star and convicted murderer, was found hanged in his jail cell.

MARK ZUCKERBERG has been experimenting with mind-reading technology for several months. What could go wrong?

FRANCE: Two men were arrested in southern France on Tuesday on suspicion of preparing an attack to disrupt campaigning before the first round of the country's presidential elections on Sunday, the authorities said.

A RUSSIAN government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters' faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

IRAQ: Many say that as Iraqi forces close in on the remaining ISIS-held neighborhoods, ISIS has become increasingly brutal toward the civilians they are using as human shields.

GEESE: Don't cross 'em.

DINGOES win a contest for the Most Interesting Genome.

AN EEL is not a good cure for constipation. The More You Know. Swoosh.

FROG SNOT, otoh, may be a cure for the flu?

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Slowdive, Jesca Hoop, All Songs, The The, Cows and Beaver   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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HURRAY FORTHE RIFF-RAFF recreates The Ronettes' "Be My Baby."

SLOWDIVE, live in session on BBC Radio 6.

JESCA HOOP stopped by WFUV for a session.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED: New tracks from Weed, Ratboys, GEMS and more highlight the latest edition.

THE THE shares its first song in 15 years, "We Can't Stop What's Coming."

FATHER JOHN MISTY and JONATHAN RADO both cover Velvet Underground songs on the soundtrack for Shangri-La Suite.

CENDE, featuring members of Porches and LVL UP, share "What I Want."

SMOKEY & THE MIRACLES: "Going to a Go-Go."

GUIDED BY VOICES: Robert Pollard, interviewed by Mike Watt.

PRINCE: An investigation reveals opioid painkillers, many prescribed not to Prince, were found throughout the artist's home.

DAVE DAVIES: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview.

LOVE SONGS, Reimagined as Horror Books.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 has hot early reviews and four post-credit scenes.

CAPTAIN MARVEL: Vanity Fair is monitoring her costume and hairstyle.

ALEC BALDWIN will host TCM's The Essentials following the death of Robert Osbourne.

KENDALL JENNER says she's not as girly as her Kardashian sisters: 'I get that from my dad.' Hmm.

KEVIN SPACEY is hosting the Tony Awards.

HOLLYWOOD has become so entangled with China that the movie industry can’t run without it.

THE UNITED KINGDOM: British Prime Minister Theresa May has stunned the political world by calling for an early general election, seeking a stronger mandate in talks over leaving the European Union.

TURKEY's main opposition party filed a formal request seeking the referendum empowering Erdogan be annulled over voting irregularities.

COWS in Saskatchewan are fascinated by a beaver.

APRIL THE GIRAFFE suffered an injury, putting an end to her live stream.

A DRUG-SNIFFING BEARDED DRAGON joins the police force in Avondale, AZ.

MASSIVE, SULFUR-EATING "HELL" CLAMS were discovered in the Philippines.

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Son Volt, Kristin Hersh, Sinkane, Black Lips, Iggy Pop, Croc vs Elephants   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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JIMMY FALLON, backed by NILE RODGERS  in a performance of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance.”

SON VOLT, Live at the Bowery Ballroom, April 7, 2017.

KRISTIN HERSH stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

SINKANE played a Tiny Desk Concert.

THE BLACK LIPS share “Squatting in Heaven.”

IGGY POP shares "Assh*le Blues."  Do you need the NSFW flag here?

FRANK BLACK:  Let's have a "Headache" and his cover of "Duke of Earl" for Twofer Tuesday

FEIST tals to Pitchfork about inding the past in the present, wrestling between depression and resiliency, and chasing a kind of sublime austerity with her first new album in six years.

THE DAMNED: At Rolling Stone, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible reflect on gigging with Lemmy, hanging with Led Zeppelin and their constantly evolving sound.

BRUCE LANGHORNE, the inspiration for the song "Mr. Tambourine Man," has died at age 78.

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, who performed with Yes and Soft Machine, died unexpectedly on April 16. He was 70.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3 will be written and directed by James Gunn.

PRINCE HARRY sought counselling after enduring two years of “total chaos” when Princess Di died.

ORLANDO BLOOM & NINA DOBREV are hanging out romantically.

CARMELO & LA LA ANTHONY are now living separately.

JENNIDER GARNER & BEN AFFLECK have not even started the process of figuring out who gets what in the divorce, because they made a real attempt during their separation to work things out rather than just end things.

JUSTIN BIEBER is officially in the clear for allegedly headbutting a guy at a pre-Grammy party after his attorneys effectively stonewalled cops.

ARNIE HAMMER says a Man from U.N.C.L.E. sequel is in the works?

ROMAN POLANSKI's lawyer is upset. Poor baby.

NORTH KOREA will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang.

TURKEY: Turkish citizens who did not want to give more powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a very hard Monday. The referendum to abolish the post of the Prime Minister and to create an executive-led rather than parliamentary system had passed a few hours earlier, albeit by a narrow margin.

A CROCODILE leaps from the water to attack an elephant in Malawi.

A GIANT EGG, containing an egg.

TOBY THE WHIPPET sets a new dog balloon-popping world record.

A WANDERING BEAVER shut down part of highway in Cambridge, Ont.  Hey, nice beaver!

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A Light Post-Holiday Posting. But I have Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

 

THE NEW PRONOGRAPHERS stopped by Morning Becomes Eclectic for a session.

CHICANO BATMAN stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.

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

FLEETWOOD MAC's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie share "In My World" ahead of their duets album.

IT'S INTERNATIONAL GUITAR MONTH: NPR has a playlist.

 

RAY DAVIES talks to the New Statesman about hipsters, Pete Townshend, and fleeing Britain.

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER talks to Drowned In Sound about health issues, working solo, and more...

JENN GRANT talks to PopMatters about staying connected to inspiration.

NINA SIMONE's home is the subject of a preservation effort.

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Fate of the Furious easily topped the holiday chart with 100.2MM dollahs; that's considerably less than the prior installment, but that one was also the late Paul Walker's swan song.  It's higher than F6 and worldwide, F8 is already over half a billion.  The Boss Baby placed with 15.6MM; that's a distant second but a leggy 41 percent drop.  Beauty and the Beast showed with 13.6MM on an almost-as-leggy 42 percent drop as the film runs thru the billion-dollar milestone globally.  Smurfs: The Lost Village takes the fourth slot with 6.5MM on a 50 percent drop, but with a worldwide total over 95MM to date.  The remake of Going In Style rounds out the Top Five with 6.4MM on a surprisingly steep (for a senior-targeted comedy) 47 percent drop.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI dropped a teaser trailer in conjuntion with the Celebration convention.

CARRIE FISHER, contra prior reports, will not appear in Star Wars: Episode IX.

BEN AFFLECK continues to live in the guest house of the family home in L.A.

MIKE JUDGE: The Bard of Suck.

SYRIA: A suicide car bomber has killed and injured at least 100 people and fractured a complex deal to evacuate four besieged towns in Syria, leaving thousands of people trapped in limbo.

SOUTH SUDAN's civil war is now genocide, with violence perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging African leaders to do more to end the conflict in which tens of thousands of people have been killed.

THE UNITED NATIONS: From 2004 to 2007, nine Haitian children were exploited by a child sex ring involving at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, according to a U.N. report obtained by The Associated Press.

 

APRIL THE GIRAFFE gave birth, then kicked a vet in the crotch to protect her calf.

A BEAR plays peek-a-boo with a small girl, as a thick window pevents the cute bear from attacking.

A MASSIVE, CAVE-DWELLING SPIDER has been discovered in Mexico.

A BADGER crashed a BBQ, decided to sample a human.

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YFFs, Black Angels, Charly Bliss, Overcoats, Charlie Worsham, Baseball Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

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THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with the YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS! Live at Cicero's in St. Louis, On November 23rd,1985, so this is Chuck Carroll-era YFFs.  Selections include: "Gus Theme," "White Bird," "If I Had A Hammer," "Power Mowers' Theme," "Where Is Groovy Town?", "Sharing Patrol," "Topsy Turvy," "Young Fresh Fellows Theme," "Hang On Sloopy," "All Messed Up," "Big House/ Love Boat Theme medley" "Mr. Salamander's Review," "Down By The Pharmacy," "Close to You/ Someone I Care About," "Aurora Bridge," "How Much About Last Night Do You Remember?" "This Little Mystery," "Searchin' USA," "Fair Exchange," and "My Friend Ringo."

THE BLACK ANGELS advance stream Death Song.

CHARLY BLISS advance streams Guppy.

OVERCOATS advance stream Young.

CHARLIE WORSHAM advance streams Beginning Of Things.

JEFF TWEEDY shares "Laminated Cat" ahead of Together At Last.

TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS: "I Think We're Alone Now," at the Village Square. No, really.

RICHARD THOMPSON talks to The ARTery about the fabric of his life. (Spoiler: It's not cotton.) (Thx LHB)

TODD RUNDGREN talks to All Songs Considered about making "Deaf Ears" with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

FUTURE ISLANDS is profiled in Rolling Stone.

SGT PEPPER's Outtakes.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is this weekend's wide release, currently scoring 64 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

A TRIBUTE TO CARRIE FISHER: Is it dusty in here?

JENNIFER GARNER has just filed for divorce from Ben Affleck.

SIENNA MILLER dismissed rumors that she's been flirting with divorcing Brad Pitt.

KATIE HOLMES & JAMIE FOXX  are finally ready to “go public” with their romance.

WHY IS THIS SATURDAY DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER DAYS?  Because ABC has its annual showing of The Ten Commandments, a grand spectacle featuring acting from Edward G. Robinson and Anne Baxter that is so over-the-top that Yul Brynner starts to look good by comparison.  And while Robinson's Dathan never actually spoke the line "Where's your Messiah now?" in the movie, it  -- like "Play It Again, Sam" (not spoken in Casablanca) -- has become part of a part of our culture. The line actually comes from Billy Crystal, originally a bit from the Oscars, iirc. It later turned up o­n The Simpsons, with Chief Wiggum playing Dathan to Ned Flanders' Moses.

BAYWATCH is hosting a SlowMo Marathon, which will take place in Downtown Los Angeles.

SEX IN THE CITY: The Beginnings.

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday denied that his government has ever launched chemical-weapon attacks, and said last week’s attack on civilians—which was deemed to be carried out using deadly sarin gas—was a “play.”

BASEBALL CAT: The hero we need right now.

EELS can sense magnetic fields and may use this ability to navigate thousands of miles through the Atlantic Ocean.

A 5-FT SNAKE was found in a hotel drawer, checking out Gideon's Bible. Much like Rocky Raccoon.

HUMANS can now control turtles with their minds.

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