School of Seven Bells, Doves, Neko Case, Baby Anteater
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS releases a video for “My Cabal.”
DOVES stopped by The Current for a chat and mini-set streaming via MPR.
NEKO CASE: Aquarium Drunkard has her CBC Radio 3 session available to stream and download.
AQUARIUM DRUNKARD Justin Gage talks about hsi new book, “Memphis & The Delta Blues Trail: Great Destinations,” with the L.A. Times.
ELVIS COSTELLO: Magnet considers his five most overrated and underrated songs, with streaming audio,
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART: The literal video version. Awesome.
21 UNJUSTLY UNHERALDED SIDEMEN, according to The A.V. Club.
BLACK LIPS: Jared Swilley talks to PopMatters about having to leave India under duress, and more…
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW: Tom Fec talks to the OC Weekly about the band’s relatively more accessible new LP.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Pixar’s Up soared atop the weekend with 68.2 million, higher than WALL-E or Cars, not far from Pixar’s all-time big opener, The Incredibles. This was likely due to the 3-D angle, which both inflates ticket prices and entices advance ticket purchases for daytime showings. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian placed with 25.5 million, a 53 percent drop due in part to the Pixar juggernaut. Drag Me To Hell came in third with 16.6 million – a bit lower than studio projections, but Sam Raimi pictures tend to have legs, so there’s still hope here. Terminator: Salvation dropped 62 percent to fourth place with 16.1 million. This is probably considered disastrous for the franchise. Star Trek rounds out the Top Five with 12.8 million, having so far grossed 209.5 million in the US — and over 300 million wordwide. Below the fold, Angels & demons continues to underperform, though foreign receipts will probably allow it to at least break even.
PHIL SPECTOR was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life for his second-degree murder conviction for shooting actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is selling his 30-room mansion in Los Angeles to fund an appeal.
ANGELINA JOLIE collided with a set light while filming Salt, causing a cut and a minor concussion.
NATASHA RICHARDSON remembered a Queens costume designer, a London employee and her half-sister by setting aside a chunk of cash for each in her will - but she left the bulk of her assets to husband Liam Neeson.
BIJOU PHILLIPS cheats on fiance Danny Masterson… with a girl? Too good to check!
TOY STORY 3 has a teaser trailer (which also appears before UP in theaters).
JENNIFER HUDSON is knocked up.
GISELLE BUNDCHEN, otoh, is not knocked up, according to Pats QB Tom Brady.
PAKISTAN: Senior al Qaeda spokesman and ideologue Abu Yahya al Libi called for the takeover of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and for planning to prevent the US from seizing Pakistan’s nukes after a Taliban revolution in the country. The Pakistani military announced Saturday that it had retaken from the Taliban the largest city in the Swat Valley, although a significant number of insurgents are thought to have retreated into the nearby hills.
BABY ANTEATER debuts in a Japanese zoo. Let’s go to the video.
A WILD HIPPO cornered a BBC presenter on a river near Hoedspruit in South Africa.
THE SQUIRREL THREAT: Militant squirrels again stole American flags from graves after Memorial Day.
25 OCTOPUSES have been given Rubik’s Cubes in a study aimed at easing their stress levels in captivity.
POLLY wants a passport - and isn’t above stealing one.
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