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Heartless Bast^rds, Richard Thompson, Surfer Blood, Ryley Walker, Dogs   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


FATHER JOHN MISTY covers Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," solo and unpluggedy.

HEARTLESS BAST^RDS stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set.

RICHARD THOMPSON stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set. 

SURFER BLOOD  plays a mini-set on KEXP's Midday Show.

RYLEY WALKER also plays a mini-set on KEXP's Midday Show

RICHARD HAWLEY drops "Which Way" ahead of Hollow Meadows. 

THE MINUS 5 plays The Runaways' "Cherry Bomb" for the A.V. Club Undercover.

COURTNEY BARNETT discusses her favorite songs at Pitchfork

MARK KOZELEK paid tribute to late Yes Bassist Chris Squire

WILCO: The Guardian profiled the band's Solid Sound festival. 

AC/DC, who made their music available on iTunes only in 2012, are making their music available on Spotify, Apple Music and Rdio

BEN AFFLECK & JENNIFER GARNER are getting divorced after ten years of marriage. 

KATY PERRY is battling nuns over the sale of a convent. 

SEAN PENN threw a big birthday party/first date with Minka Kelly

GWYNETH PALTROW is reportedly playing the field

EVANGELINE LILLY is expecting her second child. 

PARIS HILTON has threatened to sue the plane crash hoaxters. 

DWAYNE JOHNSON: The Rock is profiled by Esquire

STAN LEE may have phoned 911 over the weekend, but was looking fit at the Ant-Man premiere

SYRIA: U.S. intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime will use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last-ditch effort to protect key Syrian government strongholds if Islamist fighters and other rebels try to overrun them.

IRAN: The deadline for the nuclear talks is extended by a week. Shocka. 

DOGS STUCK: A BuzzFeed supercut. 

THE BIRDS: Angry birds near Houston much less fun than the videogame. 

AN ESCAPED GIANT RHEA BIRD could disembowel you in a single strike. 

SERVICE ANIMAL FRAUD targeted in Florida

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Suede, Palma Violets, Richard Swift, Panda Bear, Talking Dog   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


BILLY CORGAN medleys Smashing Pumpkins' Gish into three minutes.

SUEDE played Glastonbury

PALMA VIOLETS played  live on KEXP’s Midday Show

RICHARD SWIFT dropped a mixtape at Aquarium Drunkard

PANDA BEAR shares his PBVSGR Remixes EP.

THE ARCS: Dan Auerbach’s Black Keys side project  drops “Outta My Mind."

GARY WRIGHT will always be known as the "Dreamweaver," but add "Love is Alive" (with More Cowbell) and you have Twofer Tuesday.

THE CLASH's seminal London Calling was influenced by soccer?

PETE TOWNSHEND & ROGER DALTREY had a Kanye West moment at Glastonbury. 

JOHNNY MARR talks pop and politics at TLOBF

THE BEST of 2015 (So Far), according to NPR Music

JEREMY RENNER  talks to Playboy about his sexuality without saying anything.

GOLDIE HAWN's ex claims she poisoned their son and film star daughter Kate Hudson against him and vows to ‘break all ties with them’.

CAITLYN JENNER got a big reception at NYC's gay pride parade.

PARIS HILTON was subjected to a terrifying plane crash hoax

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE played with the band at the wedding of Jessica Biel's college roomie.

THE CELEBRITY 100: Forbes lists the Highest Paid Superstars of 2015.

SPIDER-MAN: The next reboot will be partly inspired by John Hughes

JACK CARTER, a brash, caustic comic who became a star in early television and sustained a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, has died at 93.

A NEW JERSEY MAN  was arrested at his home Monday morning for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to ISIS.

SYRIA's foreign minister said in Moscow on Monday Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country, where the army is coming under some of the heaviest pressure since the start of the civil war. 

IRAN: A senior U.S official in Vienna said negotiators will not make tomorrow's deadline on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Shocka.

A DOG beats the baby to saying "Mama."

SHARK BITES MAN, Man punches shark in head.  

PYTHON EATS PORCUPINE, Regrets It Later. Dinsdale! 

A BLACK BEAR crashed a college party at Lehigh

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Ramones, Calexico, Fraser Gorman, Ecstatic Vision, Sheep + Cat   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl



...with THE RAMONES! Live at CBGB's circa October 1977.  Your setlist includes: “Blitzkrieg Bop”; “Sheena is a Punk Rocker”; “Beat on the Brat”; “Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue”; “Rockaway Beach”; “Cretin Hop”; “Oh,Oh, I Love Her So”; and“Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World.

CALEXICO stoppeb by WFUV's Studio A for a chat and mini-set. 

FRASER GORMAN advance streams Slow Gum

ECSTATIC VISION advance streams their debut album, Sonic Praise

KING DUDE advance streams Songs of Flesh & Blood - In The Key of Light. 

REFUSED advance streams Freedom.  

SHAFT's OLD MAN: A soul jazz soundtrack to an imaginary black 60s spy film

RICKED WICKY, a/k/a ROBERT POLLARD drops "Tomfoole Terrific" ahead of King Heavy Metal. 

DUNGEN returns with "Åkt Dit", ahead of Allas Sak. 

BLOOD MOON drops "All U Got". 

VERUCA SALT shares their 'Empty Bottle". 

THE CLASH AT DEMONHEAD covers Metric's "Black Sheep." I remember when Envy was Nat.

ST VINCENT: Annie Clark discusses collaborating with david Byrne and falling off stage in an hour-plus Times Talk

WAXAHATCHEE: Katie Crutchfield gets an in-depth profile at Pitchfork

BRIAN WILSON is adding US tour dates on the popularity of the Love and Mercy biopic. 

QUEEN is releasing a Bohemian Lager

NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases are Ted 2, which is currnetly scoring 45 percent on the ol' Tomatometer; and Max, currently scoring 37 percent. 

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT and husband Brian Hallisay have welcomed a son, their second child together.

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN may soon become a murder case.

CAMERON DIAZ is reportedly taking a year off from making movies to “be a wife and try to have a baby” with husband of five months, Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. 

BEN AFFLECK destroys a PBS show

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER opened up to talk show host Howard Stern about his split from Maria Shriver, his love child, and his son Patrick's relationship with Miley Cyrus. 

PATRICK McNEE, who played the iconic role of John Steed in the 1960s British television series, The Avengers, has died at 93

CHINA is indeed the "leading suspect" in the theft of potentially damaging information about federal and military personnel form OPM. 

TURKEY, a member of NATO, is siding with iSIS over the Kurds

THE ISLAMIC STATE in Syria is holding a grotesque “Koran memorization contest” in which the winners will be awarded female child sex slaves.  They've also destroyed two historic tombs at Palmyra.

IRAN: The United States and other nations negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran are ready to offer high-tech reactors and other state-of-the-art equipment to Tehran if it agrees to crimp programs that can make atomic arms.

THE RUNNING OF THE SHEEP, featuring Trouble the Cat

A RARE AMAZONIAN FISH discovered in a US lake does not really want to castrate you

COWS vs SHARKS: Which kill more in the US?

SEVEN SEA TURTLES have been released back into the ocean by the Virginia Aquarium. 

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Ryan Adams, Win Win, Class Actress, Summer Songs, Baseball Pug   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS performs Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" for the A.V. Club Undercover.

RYAN ADAMS drops a three-track single on Spotify.

WIN WIN advance streams Primaries.

CLASS ACTRESS: Dance music isn't really my genre, but the Movies EP is exec produced by Giorgio Moroder and sounds it.

SONGS OF THE SUMMER, 1962-2015, streaming via NPR on Spotify.

IRON & WINE and BEN BRIDWELL cover Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)".

BELLE & SEBASTIAN played "Allie" and "Suki in the Graveyard" for Seth Meyers.  The latter is one of my fave tracks from the band, tho this take is a little subdued to start.

DAVID BOWIE announced the first in a series of career-spanning box sets.

WOLF ALICE talks to The Guardian about taking years to make a debut LP.

LOW: Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker talk to Stereogum about their long, slow trip and their upcoming LP.

JENNY HVAL talks to Pitchfork about a particular form of soft rock.

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST underwent an IVF gender-selection process this spring to predetermine baby No. 2's sex.

DIDDY is now also charged with making terrorist threats during the alleged fight with a UCLA football coach.

BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN is in hospice care and family members are now just waiting for the inevitable.

BRIAN WILLIAMS is getting a frosty welcome at MSNBC.

WILL ARNETT  has split from girlfriend Arielle Vandenberg.

SHIA LeBEOUF received 20 stitches and 13 staples to his head and finger following a bloody onset injury while filming a movie in North Dakota.

SPIDER-MAN:  Marvel and Sony have found their Peter Parker  —  The Impossible actor Tom Holland.

EGYPT reportedly intends to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union, comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, by the end of 2016.  Losing economic influence with Egypt would represent a major reversal of bipartisan US policy dating back to the Nixon and carter administrations.  Meanwhile, Muslim Brotherhood clerics call for the overthrow of the current government.

AFGHANISTAN: Do you think it couldn't get much worse?

SAUDI diplomats in Khartoum believed Iran shipped advanced nuclear equipment including centrifuges to Sudan in 2012, according to a document leaked last week that WikiLeaks says is a cable from the embassy.

IRAN's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out freezing sensitive nuclear work in the country for a long time and said sanctions imposed on it should be lifted as soon it reaches a final deal with major powers, state TV reported. Also, the deal would be unlikely to improve the world’s ability to react to a sudden effort by Iran to build a bomb.  So maybe not surprising that five former members of President Obama's inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran's nuclear program "may fall short of meeting the administration's own standard of a ‘good' agreement" and laying out a series of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in coming days for them to support a final deal.

A PUG's EYE VIEW of Dodger Stadium.

MOOSE RIDE sparks an investigation in Canada.

A NOTORIOUS INVASIVE WORM has invaded the US. No word on whether it raps.

A FLUORESCENT LAMB ended up mistakenly being eaten in France.

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Dick Van Patten & Don Featherstone, RIP   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl


TUESDAY was a verrry slow news day...for ths ort of items typically posted here anyway.  But there are these notable passages:

DICK VAN PATTEN, who played the paterfamilias on the 1980s TV dramedy Eight Is Enough, died on Tuesday morning. He was 86.  I can't say I was a fan of the show, but he worked a lot in the late 70s and early 80s--and in that pre-cable, pre-internet era, if you worked regularly in movies and TV, you were a much bigger celeb than you would be nowadays.  

DON FEATHERSTONE, a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo — the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch, has passed away at 79.

See y'all tomorrow!

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