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Hear Couch Slut's Mutant Noise-Rocker 'Company Picnic With Dust Off'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:00pm

Noise-rock thrives on ugly. It is the parasitic, shape-shifting monster of music, and Couch Slut is here to explosively mutate into a creature from The Thing.

(Image credit: Roger Hayn/Courtesy of the artist)

European Union Fines Google $2.7 Billion After 7-Year Investigation

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:52am

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Edmund Lee, managing editor of Recode, about the latest tech headlines.

Steve Earle Returns To His Roots With 'So You Wannabe An Outlaw'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:40am

Earle continues to follow in the footsteps of country legends like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, and pays homage to them on his new album.

Largest Active Wildfire In U.S. Blazes In Southern Utah

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:33am

At approximately 46,000 acres, or slightly larger than Washington, D.C., the Brian Head fire now the largest active wildfire in the U.S.

From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:32am

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

John McEnroe On Life, Tennis And Overcoming An 'Addiction' To Crossing The Line

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:20am

In his new book "But Seriously," a more nuanced McEnroe emerges: a calmer, more introspective and at times sentimental version of his still-opinionated self.

Trump, Pence Lobby For Senate Health Care Bill As Prospects Appear Dim

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:13am

The president invited Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to the White House on Tuesday. He's one of the most ardent holdouts on the bill, which could fail to even get to the floor for debate.

(Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Large Cyberattack Hits Ukraine, Snarling Electric Grids And Banks

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:59am

"There is no way to restore your data without a special key," a red screen tells users whose computers were taken over by malware Tuesday. The attack targeted Ukraine's government and infrastructure.

From Drug Overdose To Fires, Council Says Preventable Deaths At An All-Time High

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:45am

States aren't doing enough to protect its residents from "events we know how to prevent," says the National Safety Council.

(Image credit: Frank Franklin II/AP)

Arkansas Inmate Captured After 32 Years On The Lam

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:41am

Minimum-security inmate Steven Dishman was reported missing from his Little Rock job site in 1985. State police say someone he met five years after his escape tipped them off to his whereabouts.

(Image credit: Arkansas Department of Corrections via AP)

Big Hush's 'Soft Eyes' Jangles Shoegaze In A Hall Of Mirrors

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:58am

Featuring members of Pygmy Lush and Flasher, Big Hush's first two cassettes are getting pressed to vinyl as Spirit/Wholes, with a new song included that feels like a major step-up.

(Image credit: Travis Bozeman/Courtesy of the artist)

Pandora Co-Founder And CEO Tim Westergren To Step Down

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:45am

After more than 17 years with the company, Westergren announced he would be stepping down as CEO and exiting the company's board.

(Image credit: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

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