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Spoon, Joey Bada$$ and 7 Bands/Artists Not Named Harry Styles Who Deserve Late-Night Residencies of Their Own

Spoon, Joey Bada$$ and 7 Bands/Artists Not Named Harry Styles Who Deserve Late-Night Residencies of Their Own
Earlier this week, CBS announced that former One Direction member — and latest addition to the Christopher Nolan Players — Harry Styles is slated for a week-long residency on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” For four consecutive nights, starting on May 15, Styles will serve as the resident musical artist.

With that “Dunkirk” appearance on the horizon and a solo music career still in its early stages, you could do worse than Styles when picking someone to hand the keys to an entire week’s worth of late night. And having been through the process of a breakneck sketch show schedule, he’ll probably be a capable comedy sidekick for Corden.

But what if this residency is a smashing success? Which other bands and artists would be ripe for tenures of their own on the other major daily late-night shows?

Jon Batiste and Stay Human hold down the fort for “The Late Show.
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Genius Thanksgiving Hacks You Should Bookmark Now — Really, Right Now

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Genius Thanksgiving Hacks You Should Bookmark Now — Really, Right Now
Justin Chapple is a senior editor in Food & Wine’s Test Kitchen and host of their James Beard Award-nominated video series Mad Genius Tips. His new cookbook, Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks + 100 Delicious Recipes, is available now. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @justinchapple.

Hi, I’m Food & Wine’s resident ham and Mad Genius! I’m known for singing show tunes around the office and playing pranks on my unsuspecting coworkers. I also spend much of my time developing and discovering brilliant cooking hacks for my video series, Mad Genius Tips.

Aside from all that, I wrote a
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Halloween 2016: 10 Frightfully Fun Party Recipe Ideas to Serve This October

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If you’re like me, then you’ll agree that anything tastes better when it has a bit of a Halloween twist to it, which is why I put together this list of frightfully fun recipes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers this October. Whether you’re making something to enjoy for a quiet night in watching horror movies, or you’re putting together a spread for all your fiendish friends to enjoy at your All Hallows’ Eve party, there are a lot of great Halloween-themed recipes here that are easy to make and won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either. Enjoy!

Frankenstein Cheese Ball

This Frankenstein Cheese Ball looks delicious – and adorable. As soon as I came across him on Pinterest, I knew I had to include him here. The good news is that while he looks rather complicated, he’s actually pretty easy to make
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Review: 'Fargo' delivers the Sioux Falls Massacre in riveting, crazy 'The Castle'

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Review: 'Fargo' delivers the Sioux Falls Massacre in riveting, crazy 'The Castle'
My review of tonight's penultimate "Fargo" of season 2 coming up just as soon as I show you what a South Dakota necktie looks like... "It's just a flying saucer, Ed!" -Peggy There's a Roger Ebert review that's always nagged at me, not because it should be impossible for me to disagree with my favorite critic growing up, but because the reason for the disagreement has always seemed so small to me. Back in the summer of 1988, Ebert gave the original "Die Hard" only 2 stars, complaining that the movie's abundant technical merits, not to mention Alan Rickman's performance as the heavy, weren't enough to get him past the introduction of Paul Gleason as the Lapd deputy chief who refuses to believe that John McClane is a cop, or has anything useful to offer him and his men. "As nearly as I can tell," Ebert wrote, "the deputy chief is in
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Spoon performs two songs during impromptu set in Maine

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Spoon performs two songs during impromptu set in Maine
Talk about a night to remember. Spoon crashed an after party in their honor after a show in Portland, Maine on Friday night. Jeff Beam's Loudspeaker, local Portland, Maine outfit performed Spoon's seminal rock albums "Girls Can Tell" and "Kill the Moonlight" in their entirety immediately following Spoon's own concert at The State Theatre. As luck would have it, the band swung by after their set to enjoy some of their own classics. Pictured top right in this photo collage courtesy of Sean Morin, you can see the back of Britt Daniel snapping photos and recording video of Jeff Beam's Loudspeaker. Above is a clip of Spoon doing an impromptu set of "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine" and "Jonathon Fisk". As remarked on the event page, this was truly a "surreal" experience and one that I'm sure the Portland music scene will be talking about all summer. And just
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Everything You Need For a Pop-Culture-Inspired Halloween

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Everything You Need For a Pop-Culture-Inspired Halloween
Now that there are mere days until Oct. 31, it's time to really seek out the perfect Halloween costume - and we've got all the pop-culture ideas covered! From celebrity inspiration to TV and movie characters, these roundups are sure to help you find a standout costume. And if you're determined to pick a costume that no one else will wear, don't worry; we can help you with that, too. Ahead of the big day, take a look at everything you need for a pop-culture-inspired Halloween! Get your Halloween costume inspiration from celebrities in pop culture costumes over the years. For a whole lot of ideas, all in one place, check out a whopping 400 pop culture Halloween costume ideas. Planning to dress up with your other half? Try one of these fun pop culture couples costumes. Another idea: look to these celebrity couples' Halloween costumes for inspiration. Don't miss all these
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Everything You Need For a Pop-Culture-Inspired Halloween

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Now that there are mere days until Oct. 31, it's time to really seek out the perfect Halloween costume - and we've got all the pop-culture ideas covered! From celebrity inspiration to TV and movie characters, these roundups are sure to help you find a standout costume. And if you're determined to pick a costume that no one else will wear, don't worry; we can help you with that, too. Ahead of the big day, take a look at everything you need for a pop-culture-inspired Halloween! Get your Halloween costume inspiration from celebrities in pop culture costumes over the years. For a whole lot of ideas, all in one place, check out a whopping 400 pop culture Halloween costume ideas. Planning to dress up with your other half? Try one of these fun pop culture couples costumes. Another idea: look to these celebrity couples' Halloween costumes for inspiration. Don't miss all these
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Watch Dhani Harrison Perform Two of His Father's Songs on 'Conan'

Watch Dhani Harrison Perform Two of His Father's Songs on 'Conan'
George Harrison Week continued on Conan on Wednesday night as the Beatle's son Dhani Harrison and his talented friends performed a pair of tracks from his father's 1970 classic All Things Must Pass. On Conan O'Brien's show, Harrison paid tribute to his father with a lively, brassy rendition of "Let It Down," (above) and as a web exclusive, Los Angeles rockers Big Black Delta joined Harrison for a faithful take on "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)" available below.

In addition to the Conan performances, Harrison also sat
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Soundtracks for Hannibal Seasons 1 and 2 Heading our Way from Lakeshore Records

Few current TV shows are as cinematic as NBC's "Hannibal," and that includes the stellar music that accompanies each episode. If you're a fan of the series who's looking to add to your CD collection, then read on for some very cool news!

From the Press Release:

Lakeshore Records will release four volumes of music from the hit NBC television series Hannibal, composed by Brian Reitzell (Lost in Translation, "Boss").

The Hannibal Season One Volumes 1 & 2 soundtrack will be available digitally on August 5th and on CD September 2nd. The Hannibal Season Two Volumes 1 & 2 Original TV Soundtracks will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23rd.

“Visually it’s so artfully done and quite fantastical so I see it like an opera staging; otherwise, I might be more disturbed,” said Reitzell of Hannibal. “Listening to the music alone is scarier than in the context of the show.”

One
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Spoon's new 'Do You' video has some surprises in store

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Spoon's new 'Do You' video has some surprises in store
There’s a lot of excitement around the new Spoon album, “They Want My Soul,” much of it coming from catchy first single, “Do You.” In direct contrast to the song’s upbeat melody, the video is a bit of a downer. Lead singer Britt Daniel, looking dazed and confused from a head wound, drives through a city at war, but despite the chaos, he’s moving at a very leisurely pace. About two minutes in, we realize he’d not alone: his companion is a teenage girl in the backseat. With her headphones on and her blasé expression, she seems even less concerned about the unfolding destruction. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video is a case of not much to see and everything to see all at the same time…depending upon your view. If you can hang on until around the 3-minute mark, there’s an amusing pay-off.
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Spoon releases new song 'Rent I Pay,' and it's pretty great

Spoon releases new song 'Rent I Pay,' and it's pretty great
Efficient, distorted, fresh and messy. That's how I'd describe Spoon's "Rent I Pay,"the first song to arrive from their forthcoming album "They Want My Soul." The band has in various forms of away-time for the last four years, their longest break. Singer Britt Daniel formed the Divine Fits, drummer Jim Eno has produced some great records from !!!, Heartless Bastards and more, for instance. I've gotten the impression from talking to Daniel before that he needs a certain amount of distance from his band to get anything done. He moved out of Austin, for instance; he writes lyrics separately, which is one of the hardest part of his job description. I love the crunch and pop of 2001's "Girls Can Tell" and the tight empty spaces of 2002's "Kill the Moonlight." I don't think I or the band could explain how those albums -- released one after the other
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Spoon working on new album, says "the shit is sounding good"

Spoon is working on a new record, according to frontman Britt Daniel. In a band newsletter, Daniel said the group has been hanging out at drummer Jim Eno’s studio a lot lately, and—though the band is still in the midst of writing songs—“the shit is sounding good.” Daniel and company have also Instagrammed pics from inside the studio and dropped eight new song titles, including “The Rent I Pay,” “Naff Bag,” “Millionaires,” “Let Me Be Mine,” “Modern Girls,” “I Ain’t The One,” “Fresh From Your Pages,” and “Give Me It.” Meanwhile, Daniel’s other band, Divine ...
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Divine Fits announce first full-scale U.S. tour

Divine Fits, the indie-rock team-up of Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, will kick off its first full-scale U.S. tour on Oct. 16 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The dates come on the heels of the release of A Thing Called Divine Fits on Merge. A full list of tour stops is below. The band has only played a handful of shows so far, including gigs in its members’ hometowns, and a short Los Angeles residency that concludes tonight at The Echo. Divine Fits tour 2012 Sept. 4—The Echo—Los Angeles, California Sept. 5—Lee’s ...
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Stream Divine Fits' A Thing Called Divine Fits

Slowly but surely, Divine Fits are revealing themselves to the music world. The supergroup comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown of the New Bomb Turks originally announced their existence through a mysterious teaser trailer, and over the course of the summer they have debuted their first single, announced an album release and performed live for the first time....
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Divine Fits Announce First Live Show

Divine Fits (Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner and New Bomb TurksSam Brown) announced previously that they would play at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco in Oct., which was said to be their first gig. But now, the band revealed that their first live concert as Divine Fits will officially take place on Aug. 1, at Beerland in Austin, Texas....
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Song Of The Day: Divine Fits is 'Nice,' combining Spoon with Wolf Parade

Song Of The Day: Divine Fits is 'Nice,' combining Spoon with Wolf Parade
I wasn't sure how I felt about the first offering from the Divine Fits -- the trio-combo of Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) -- but now I think their forthcoming full-length might be rather nice. "Would That Not Be Nice" definitely scratches the Spoon itch, after the new-wavey minor discotheque of initial offering "My Love Is Real." That latter tune will be up for purchase as a single on July 31 with exclusive non-album B-side "I Was Born In A Laundromat." My Love Is... Clean? The new, as-yet-untitled album from Divine Fits was...
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Indie rock supergroup Divine Fits announce debut record, stream first single

Mathematically speaking, the formula used to form a supergroup seems like sound logic. Add one talented musician to another, and watch their success rate multiply. But if supergroup history tells us anything, it’s that arithmetic precision has little to do with creative collaborations. If it really worked that way, Slash’s Snakepit would have yielded better results. Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown have combined their talents to produce a much more favorable outcome. When the three become one they go by the name Divine Fits, and have just announced ...
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Spoon's Britt Daniel forms Divine Fits with members of Wolf Parade and New Bomb Turks

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Spoon's Britt Daniel forms Divine Fits with members of Wolf Parade and New Bomb Turks
Get ready for another indie rock supergroup. Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and former New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown are joining forces to become Divine Fits. The group's as yet untitled debut album will be released later this year on Merge Records, longtime home to Spoon, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Fucked Up and numerous other bands. Post-punk production guru Nick Launay (Gang of Four, PiL, Kate Bush) recorded the album. There's little information available about the album or any touring plans. Keep up-to-date at the band's web site here. Divine Fits should have an interesting sound, since all...
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Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner are in a new band together

Now that Dan Boeckner currently is free of his obligations to Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs, and Britt Daniel is between albums with Spoon, these two cool indie-rock fellas have decided to form a new band with Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. The band is called Divine Fits, and its debut record will be out later this year on Merge Records. That's all we know for now, but you can learn more at the band's website and Twitter page as information becomes available.
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