THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with A CHRISTMAS SHINDIG! The full episode has gone dark, but still-available clips from 1964 include The Beach Boys' "Dance, Dance, Dance," Bobby Sherman and Donna Loren singing "Keep on Searching," the Righteous Brothers doing "The Jerk" and an awesome milk commercial, Adam Faith with "Watch Your Step," and "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", Bobby Sherman with "Sleigh Ride," Donna Loren returning with a Spector-esque, but rougher "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and The Beach Boys deliver a set including "Little Saint Nick," "Monster Mash" (yes, really) "Papa Oom Mow Mow," "Johnny B. Goode," and "We Three Kings."
BRIGHT EYES play for KEXP.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS play for KEXP.
NEAL CASAL's final solo recordings, "Everything Is Moving" & "Green Moon."
THE STAVES share "Satisfied."
PHOEBE BRIDGERS plays "Savior Complex" on Fallon and promotes her Christmas EP at Vogue.
STRUM & THRUM: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987. The Windbreakers, Primitons and Springfields? Yes, please.
THE BEST LPs of 2020, according to the New York Times.
THE TOP 50 LPs of 2020, according to Consequence of Sound.
M WARD talks to Portland Monthly about his Billie Holiday tribute album.
WARNER BROS.' entire 2021 slate - a list of films that includes "The Matrix 4," Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical adaptation of "In the Heights," the "Sopranos" prequel "The Many Saints of Newark" and "The Suicide Squad" - will debut both on HBO Max and in theaters on their respective release dates.
MADS MIKKELSEN is opening up about the "shocker" moment he got the call to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS' cast is crowdfunding to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's home in Oxford, England, and turn it into a literary center.
JENNIFER LOPEZ says she has never gotten Botox, which is very specific.
CHARLES DANCE: After his memorable turn as Tywin Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones,' Dance has made the most of his notability. And with new roles in ‘Mank,' ‘The Crown,' and ‘The King's Man,' he's moved from "that guy" to name brand.
JULIEN TEMPLE talks about his Shane MacGowan documentary.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: Just when he thought he was out...
TERRY'S HUBRIS proved to be his undoing.
KANGAROO ATTACKS JOGGER: Is Sarah Jessica Parker to blame?
SPOTIFY will make a playlist for your pet.
KITTY discovers its rear paws.