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    On this day in 2022

    • EVENTS
    • Several thousand black-clad fascist sympathizers march to slain Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's’s crypt in Predappio, Italy, commemorating 100th anniversary of his bloodless coup.
    • Dutch Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wins the Mexican F1 Grand Prix in Mexico City for his record breaking 14th GP win of the season; surpasses Michael Schumacher and fellow German Sebastian Vettel (13).
    • The White Lotus: Season 2 is released. Tanya (Jennifer Coolidge) and a new group of guests check-in at The White Lotus resort in Sicily in the second season of Mike White's satirical anthology series.
    • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is elected President of Brazil for a third term after a tight run-off race against sitting President Jair Bonsonaro.

    On this day in 2021

    • EVENTS
    • Grand Ole Opry broadcasts its 5000th Saturday night radio program, from Nashville, Tennessee.
    • 36th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant.
    • World Leader agree historic corporate tax agreement of at least 15% at G20 summit in Rome.
    • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Foo Fighters; The Go-Go's; Jay-Z; Carole King; Todd Rundgren; Tina Turner; Kraftwerk; Gil Scott-Heron; Charley Patton; LL Cool J; Billy Preston; Randy Rhodes; and Clarence Avant.
    • DEATHS
    • Pepi Bader, German bobsledder (World C'ship gold 2-man 1970; Olympic silver 1968,72), who died at 80.
    • Alan Davidson AM MBE, Australian cricket all-rounder (44 Tests,1,328 runs @ 24.59,186 wickets, best 7/93,42 catches; NSW), who died at 92.
    • Bert Newton, Australian radio, television, and stage personality (Good Morning Australia; Logie Award ceremonies; 20-1), who died at 83.
    • SPORTS
    • Jerry Remy, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1978; California Angels, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (NESN), who died from lung cancer at 68.

    On this day in 2020

    • EVENTS
    • New DNA study of dogs suggests they were human's first domesticated animal,11,000 years ago at end of the Bronze Age.
    • Us Kids is released. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over several years. The documentary follows Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Samantha Fuentes, gun violence survivors, and teenage activists as they pull together the largest youth protest in American history. Their movement went global with rallies on six continents and in over 700 cities in every state across the nation, expanding to address racial injustice, a growing public health crisis, and shocking a political system into change.
    • Fire Will Come is released. Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by, following the rhythm of nature. Until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region.
    • MOVIES: NR
    • The Donut King is released. Ted Ngoy's story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The True Adventures of Wolfboy is released. Paul lives an isolated life with his father in upstate New York. He finds making friends impossible due to a rare condition he has known as congenital hypertrichosis - an affliction that causes an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his 13th birthday, Paul receives a mysterious gift that compels him to run away and seek out the mother he has never known.
    • Come Play is released. Oliver (Azhy Robertson) is a lonely young boy who feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses Oliver’s devices against him to break into our world, Oliver’s parents (Gillian Jacobs and John Gallagher Jr.) must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • His House is released. After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
    • The Mandalorian: Season 2 is released. The Star Wars live-action series returns for a second season with Michael Biehn, Rosario Dawson, Temuera Morrison, Timothy Olyphant, and Katee Sackhoff set to appear.
    • Truth Seekers: Season 1 is released. Gus (Nick Frost) and Dave (Simon Pegg) are part-time ghost hunters who decide to team up to film paranormal sightings in the UK in this comedy series created by Frost, Pegg, James Serafinowicz, and Nat Saunders.
    • ALBUMS
    • The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo was released by Mr. Bungle. The Northern California experimental rock band reunite Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn, with Anthrax's Scott Ian, and ex-slayer Dave Lombardo to re-record its trash metal-influenced demo.
    • Positions was released by Ariana Grande. The surprise release of the sixth full-length studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Doja Cat, Ty Dolla Sign and the Weeknd.
    • Self Worth was released by Mourn. The fourth full-length release for the Barcelona-based indie rock band was produced by Santi Garcia and Borja Pérez.
    • Great Dismal was released by Nothing. The fourth full-length release for the Philadelphia shoegaze band led by Domenic Palermo was produced by Grant Yip.
    • Love Goes was released by Sam Smith. The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Calvin Harris, Labrinth, Demi Lovato, and Normani.
    • Hey Clockface was released by Elvis Costello. The latest full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with Sebastian Krys and recorded in Helsinki, New York and Paris.
    • Magic Oneohtrix Point Never was released by Oneohtrix Point Never. The ninth full-length studio release for Daniel Lopatin as Oneohtrix Point Never features contributions from Arca, Caroline Polachek and The Weeknd.
    • E3 AF was released by Dizzee Rascal. The seventh full-length studio release for the British rapper features guest appearances from Chip, D Double E, Frisco, Ghetts, Alicaì Harley, Kano, P Money, Ocean Wisdom, Rob Jones TV, Smoke Boys, and Steel Banglez.
    • Earth To Dora was released by Eels. This is the 13th full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by E, who also produced the album.
    • Existential Reckoning was released by Puscifer. The fourth full-length release for the trio led by Maynard James Keenan was mixed by Mat Mitchell.
    • Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe for Switch is released. The Angry Video Game Nerd has been sucked into Game Land! It's up to you to guide him through three terrible and treacherous retro game worlds! Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures: Remassturd and Angry Video Game Nerd II: Reassimilated come together for the ultimate nerd experience! This is the definitive way to play the series... and more!This deluxe collection brings you every stage from both of famously tough action platform games, remixed & re-balanced plus an all-new, never-before-seen final chapter to bring the experience together for the ultimate experience in nerd rage
    • Mad Rat Dead for Switch is released. Funky tunes: advance by matching your inputs to the rhythm of addictive music tracks. Or Practice your inputs as you get acquainted with stages in the sound test.Mastering the music: unlock music to Mix and match with Replay able stages for different difficulties. Hit the rewind button for Infinite attempts and jump, Dash, and smash your way to the highest score. Audiovisual art: Cartoon visuals Mix with a Punk Aesthetic for a unique art style that changes depending on the number of combos performed.
    • Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Switch is released. No mission is too big for the tiny Pikmin. Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type's unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises. What's new? Whether you've played Pikmin 3 on Wii U or it's your first venture on planet "PNF-404", Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes packed with exciting new modes and features:* 2P co-op: Journey through the main story in two player co-op* on the same console!* New adventures: Go it alone or team up with a friend to take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie!* Quality of life improvements: Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, optional hints and more.* Piklopedia: Unlock profile entries for each character and find out their unique perspectives on each creature you discover. Squad up!If you need a break from your plucky adventure, more fun awaits with returning additional modes. Get competitive with another player in Bingo Battle, or complete unique challenges alone or cooperatively in Mission Mode which includes all DLC from the Wii U version!
    • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope for Xbox One is released. Abandoned and all alone,4 college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town miles from anywhere after their bus crashes in bad weather. Trapped by a mysterious fog in the town of Little Hope, they search desperately for a means of escape whilst visions from the past haunt them from the shadows. Key features:WELCOME TO LITTLE HOPEWitness terrifying visions of the past, haunted by the events of the XVIIth century Andover Witch Trials.SAVE YOUR SOULS...Escape the nightmarish apparitions that relentlessly pursue your castDON'T PLAY ALONEPlay online with a friend or up to 5 friends offline, share your story and cooperate wisely to save your cast.Abandon Hope All who enter here
    • Visage for Xbox One is released. Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments, and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.
    • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England.
    • SPORTS
    • Nobby Stiles MBE, English soccer midfielder (28 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United 311 games) and manager (Preston NE, WBA), who died from dementia at 78.
    • Herb Adderley, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Super Bowl 1967-68,71; Pro Bowl 1963–67; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), who died from COVID-19 pandemic at 81.

    On this day in 2019

    • EVENTS
    • Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control.
    • The top-earning dead celebrities revealed by Forbes showed that Michael Jackson's earnings dwarfed others in the list for a seventh year in a row - he earned $60m (£46m) as streams of his music rose to 2.1 billion and money continued to pour in from his back catalogue. Elvis Presley was said to have made $39m (£30m), George Harrison an estimated $9m (£7m) in the last 12 months, while John Lennon made $14m (£10.8m)..
    • DEATHS
    • Russell Brookes, Race Car Driver.
    • Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), who died of Lewy body dementia at 89.
    • Don Fraser, American boxing promoter (LA venues; colourful wardrobe & offbeat PR gimmicks), who died at 92.
    • MOVIES: TV14
    • Gay Chorus Deep South is released. Led by Gay Chorus Conductor Dr. Tim Seelig and joined by The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; the tour brings a message of music, love and acceptance to communities and individuals confronting intolerance. Over 300 singers travelled from Mississippi to Tennessee through the Carolinas and over the bridge in Selma. They performed in churches, community centers and concert halls in hopes of uniting us in a time of difference. The journey also challenges Tim and other Chorus members who fled the South to confront their own fears, pain and prejudices on a journey towards reconciliation. The conversations and connections that emerge offer a glimpse of a less divided America, where the things that divide us-faith, politics, sexual identity-are set aside by the soaring power of music, humanity and a little drag.
    • Twitter head Jack Dorsey announces it will no longer take political ads.
    • SPORTS
    • Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros,6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first Baseball World Series in franchise history; all 7 games won away from home.
    • Ron Fairly, American baseball utility and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1973,77; LA Dodgers, Montreal Expos; Seattle Mariners), who died from cancer at 81.

    On this day in 2018

    • EVENTS
    • WWF conservation group says "exploding human consumption" has caused a 60% decline in all wildlife between 1970 and 2014.
    • US Pentagon sends 5,200 troops to Mexican border in advance of migrant caravan from Central America.
    • German ex-nurse Niels Högel admits in court to killing over 100 patients, making him one of the world's worst serial killers.
    • Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed in prison at the Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
    • Boston organized crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger killed shortly after arriving at US Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, at 89.
    • Comedian Bob Sagnet marries TV host and actress Kelly Rizzo.
    • DEATHS
    • Hardy Fox, American member of avant-garde band The Residents, who died at 73.
    • Jin Yong, Novelist.
    • Jin Young [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, who died at 94.
    • [James] Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss, killed at 89 shortly after arriving at US Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.
    • Whitey Bulger [James Bulger Jr.], American mob boss, killed in prison at 89.
    • Call of Cthulhu for PlayStation 4 is released. Plunge into Cyanide Studio's Call of Cthulhu, the official Cthulhu videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG. Uncover the chilling mysteries of this RPG-investigation game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft's iconic universe.The Cthulhu Mythos has been fascinating audiences for generations, growing to become one of the largest shared universes ever envisioned and giving birth to countless stories, novels, movies, tabletop and videogames since the original publication of H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu. Adaptions and references have formed a widespread legacy stretching back to the very beginning of the 20th century, latching on to the key fear of the human psyche: that of the unknown. Now, Call of Cthulhu will bring the mythos to life like never before, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer -- balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures... and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
    • Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition for Switch is released. Mutant Football League is an action packed, arcade style football game with intense online multiplayer action, deep strategy, and deadly humor.
    • Gal Metal for Switch is released. Take down alien invaders with the power of metal. One night while on his way home from school, a high school boy is abducted by the Octoids, an extraterrestrial species bent on revenge. The boy's soul is transplanted into a high school girl's body in a sinister experiment. Now sharing a body, the duo must work together with her high school band, K.M.G. (Kichijoji Metal Girls) to defeat the aliens with their greatest weakness: metal.
    • Yomawari: The Long Night Collection for Switch is released. Twice the fright. Traverse the haunting world of Yomawari: Night Alone as a young girl searches for her sister, then share in the terror facing schoolgirls Yui and Haru in Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Uncover the mysteries plaguing a rural Japanese town, hide from the things lurking in the night, and maybe get home alive.
    • Save me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San for Switch is released. In a world where humans and octopi are at war, Mr Tako is a persistently helpful little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land, where he can turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them. As he travels across the surface world, Mr Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopi.
    • LEGO Harry Potter Collection for Switch is released. The LEGO Harry Potter Collection brings LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to the PlayStation4 computer entertainment system for the first time with both top-selling videogames remastered on one disc! This compilation unites the creative prowess of LEGO and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players of all ages to enjoy. Gamers can experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from seven books and eight films, with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (DLC) packs. Sure to delight fans of J.K. Rowling's ever-expanding Wizarding World, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection serves as a perfect gift for those eagerly anticipating the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel to the Harry Potter film series.

    On this day in 2017

    • EVENTS
    • Actor Kevin Spacey issues apology after actor Anthony Rapp accuses him of inappropriate sexual behaviour when he was 14.
    • DEATHS
    • Daniel Viglietti, Folk Singer.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Spintires: MudRunner for PC is released. Spintires: MudRunner is the ultimate version of the million-seller indie hit Spintires. Like Spintires before it, Spintires: MudRunner puts players in the driver seat and dares them to take charge of incredible all-terrain vehicles, venturing across extreme Siberian landscapes with only a map and compass as guides!A huge upgrade over its predecessor, this edition comes complete with a brand new Sandbox Map joining the original game's 5 environments, a total graphical overhaul, a new Challenge mode with 9 new dedicated maps,13 new vehicles and other comprehensive improvements. It's not just an enhanced edition, it's the ultimate off-road simulation experience!Drive 19 powerful all-terrain vehicles, each with its own characteristics and attachable equipment. Complete your objectives and deliveries by enduring perilous conditions across wild, untamed landscapes in extreme conditions with dynamic day-night cycles. Explore an immersive sandbox environment, enhanced by improved graphics. Overcome muddy terrain, raging rivers and other obstacles that all realistically react to the weight and movement of your vehicle powered by the game's advanced physics engine.With your map, compass, winch, and your driving skills as allies, go solo or join up to three others in the coop multiplayer. Download mods created by the passionate community for truck-loads of content and an ever-evolving Spintires: MudRunner experience.
    • Oure for PlayStation 4 is released. Take flight in a dream-like cloudscape as you seek to reawaken the relics of a lost civilization. As a unique child born with the powers of the ancient dragons, your parents cast you from the stricken surface into the land above the skies.There you must use the abilities of both your human and dragon forms to amass magical power, solve strange mysteries and seek out the enigmatic 'Titans' that can revive the world.
    • President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates are indicted on fraud charges, advisor George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.
    • US federal judge blocks President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military.
    • Kenyan election rerun, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner with 38% turnout.
    • SPORTS
    • M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), who died of a heart attack at 51.

    On this day in 2016

    • EVENTS
    • 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits central Italy - strongest in Italy for 36 years.
    • Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium.
    • Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulková beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3,6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore.
    • SPORTS
    • Oakland Raiders break the single game record for most penalties in an NFL game gaining 23 in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    On this day in 2015

    • EVENTS
    • Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska wins the WTA Finals title at Kallang. Singapore; beats Czech Petra Kvitová 6–2,4–6,6–3.
    • Adele went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hello', the lead track from her third album 25. The track was streamed 7.32 million times in its first week, breaking the streaming record previously held by Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean?' The song also debuted at No.1 in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland..
    • DEATHS
    • Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), who died from illness at 96.
    • MOVIES: NC17
    • Love is released. Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexual and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the seismic effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
    • McCullin is released. To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. For the first time, McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments. From 1969 to 1984, he was the Sunday Times of London's star photographer, where he covered stories from the civil war in Cyprus to the war in Vietnam, from the man-made famine in Biafra to the plight of the homeless in the London of the swinging sixties. Exploring not only McCullin's life and work, but how the ethos of journalism has changed throughout his career, the film is a commentary on the history of photojournalism told through the lens of one of its most acclaimed photographers.
    • Flowers is released. Ane (Nagore Aranburu) lives a quiet unfulfilled life, trapped in a seemingly loveless marriage, until she suddenly starts to receive bouquets of flowers anonymously, once a week. Meanwhile, Tere (Itziar Aizpuru) wants nothing more than a grandchild, but her only son Beñat (Josean Bengoetxea) and his wife Lourdes (Itziar Ituño) have other plans. A sudden, tragic event jolts all of their lives into a new reality, and flowers start to appear anonymously once again, but this time, instead of passion, they represent an emotional memory. [Music Box Films]
    • MOVIES: PG13
    • The Armor of Light is released. The Armor of Light follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?
    • MOVIES: R
    • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is released. Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
    • Our Brand Is Crisis is released. A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), now coaching the opposition. But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. [Warner Bros.]
    • Burnt is released. Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). [TWC]
    • The Wonders is released. A family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside are disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu), who is struggling to find her footing in the world. [Oscilloscope Laboratories]
    • ALBUMS
    • Vertigo was released by The Necks. The 18th release for the Sydney-based experimental jazz trio features one 44-minute long track.
    • The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us was released by Beach Slang. The debut full-length release for the Pennsylvania punk band led by James Alex includes JP Flexner of Nona and Ex-Friends, Ed McNulty of Nona and Crybaby, and Ruben Gallego.
    • Wiped Out! was released by The Neighbourhood. The second full-length release for the Los Angeles rock quintet led by Jesse Rutherford was produced by Justyn Pilbrow.
    • Rehumanizer was released by Maserati. The latest release for the Athens, Georgia-based post-rock quartet was self-produced by the band and recorded by Mike Albanese.
    • Return to the Moon was released by EL VY. This is the debut release for the side project of The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf.
    • Sea of Brass was released by British Sea Power. The British indie rock band recorded new versions of some of their songs with a full brass orchestra.
    • Silver Bullets was released by The Chills. The first studio full-length release from the New Zealand indie pop band led by Martin Phillipps in nearly 20 years.
    • Teens of Style was released by Car Seat Headrest. The major label debut full-length release for the music project of Will Toledo features new recordings of his older songs previously released on Bandcamp.
    • So Familiar was released by Steve Martin. The second collaboration with Edie Brickell for the actor/musician was produced by Peter Asher and features contributions from such artists as Cobra Starship's Victoria Asher, Béla Fleck, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Leland Sklar, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Geoff Zanelli.
    • Communion was released by Rabit. This is the debut full-length release for Houston-based electronic producer Eric Burton.
    • American Man was released by The Yawpers. The debut full-length release for the Colorado country blues-rock band led by Nate Cook was produced by Cracker's Johnny Hickman,
    • Animal Nature was released by Escort. This is the second full-length studio release for the New York neo-disco/funk band founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis.
    • Bleeds was released by Roots Manuva. The sixth full-length release for the British rapper features production from Four Tet and Adrian Sherwood.
    • Courting the Squall was released by Guy Garvey. The debut full-length release for the Elbow frontman was backed by I Am Kloot's Pete Jobson, The Whip's Nathan Sudders, Ben Christophers, and Alex Reeves.
    • Dillatronic was released by J Dilla. Curated by his mother, Ma Dukes, Dillatronic offers 41 rare instrumentals from the late Detroit hip-hop producer James "J Dilla"Yancey, with the focus being on his "electronic music influences, "who are as much Kraftwerk as George Clinton. Case in point, the funky, slinky track seven included here -- none of the tracks are titled -- which slowly rocks back and forth like Clinton's solo hit "Atomic Dog, "while the 26th cut comes off as a cross between Madlib and "Maggot Brain"with Funkadelic guitars spinning and swaying in a psychedelic manner. The latter track also strays from the "electronic music influences"concept, which happens with about a quarter of the album's tracks. Good thing too, as the chugging and organic track three is a much bigger surprise than the half-speed redo of "Trans Europe Express"that is track 20, plus the drifting, Janet Jackson-esque closer has little to do with electro but is likely to become a favorite with the target audience (a combination of the Dilla faithful, underground beatheads, and amateur MCs looking for mixtape productions). While the collection doesn't come with the purposeful feel of Donuts, it flows extremely well for a beat tape, and one released nine years after the artist passed. Add to that the amount of new flavors and unexpected twists (Was track 12 influenced by early dubstep? What was the plan for the dark and dense track 28?) plus crisp, clean recordings that beat the bootlegs, and Dillatronic is a necessary pickup for fans. ~ David Jeffries
    • Dying Surfer Meets His Maker was released by All Them Witches. The third full-length release for the Nashville psychedelic rock band was recorded in six days.
    • Mythologies was released by Cheatahs. The second full-length release for the British quartet led by Nathan Hewitt features guest appearances from Liv Willars and Heather Perkins.
    • Manhattan was released by Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts. The first full-length studio release in four years for the anti-folk artist was produced by John Agnello.
    • Many Moons was released by Martin Courtney. The debut full-length solo release for the Real Estate frontman was produced by Woods' Jarvis Taveniere.
    • It's a Holiday Soul Party was released by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. The holiday album from the R&B/soul singer and her band features both standards and original songs.
    • It's Great to Be Alive! [Live] was released by Drive-By Truckers. The three-disc live album collects 35 tracks from its three-night stand at the San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium in November 2014.
    • Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan Maccoll was released by Various Artists. The two-disc tribute to the British folk artist features such artists as Paul Brady, Bombay Bicycle Club, Billy Bragg, Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Steve Earle, David Gray, Dick Gaughan, The Unthanks, Norma Waterson and Rufus & Martha Wainwright.
    • I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces was released by Wolf Eyes. The Detroit experimental noise rock/trip metal band releases its latest album on Jack White's Third Man Records.
    • GAMING: PC
    • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth for PC is released. When Isaac’s mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother.
    • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for PlayStation 4 is released. Darksiders II follows the actions of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This journey propels Death across an expansive game world as he tries to redeem his brother, War, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
    • SPORTS
    • Mel Daniels, American professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), who died at 71.

    On this day in 2014

    • EVENTS
    • Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks win the 2014 Japan Series.
    • Sweden Recognizes Palestine. By doing so, it became the first EU country in Western Europe to recognize the State of Palestine. Yasser Arafat declared an independent Palestine on November 15,1988. The UN General Assembly recognized it a month later..
    • The McCarthys: Season 1 is released. Sports-challenged Ronny (Tyler Ritter) only wants to leave Boston [much to his mother's (Laurie Metcalf) distress] and find a partner when his father (Jack McGee) selects him to be his assistant high school basketball coach over his older sports fanatic siblings; Jackie (Kelen Coleman), Gerard (Joey McIntyre), and Sean (Jimmy Dunn).
    • GAMING: PC
    • Farming Simulator 15 for PC is released. Administer your own farm: from harvesting to animal husbandry, and from the sales of fresh products to woodcutting, the benefits of your exploitation allows you to develop, and invest in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.
    • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition for PC is released. Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World. In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World mountains, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled by only the hardiest folk.
    • Cosmophony for Wii U is released. Cosmophony is a music-based shooter designed for challenge-seeking gamers looking for an intense gaming experience. The gamer assumes control of the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. The mission is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to a 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman.
    • Tetrobot and Co. for Wii U is released. Tetrobot is the world's most popular and reliable robot, but he's not perfect. That's why Maya has built him a microscopic little brother, Psychobot.Help Maya guide Psy through Tetrobot's cogs and circuits: by swallowing blocks of matter and spitting them out, they can repair anything. Learn how pipes, lasers, fans and other electronic devices work, learn how to alter the chemical properties of slime, and collect all the memory blocks that you find on the way.The owners of damaged Tetrobots all around the world rely on Maya and Psy: they're the only people who can repair their precious robots.
    • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones for Wii U is released. Assume the role of a clone evading a notorious scientific testing facility. Stealth Inc 2 tests your mind and your reflexes over sixty levels linked together in a sprawling world.

    On this day in 2013

    • EVENTS
    • 44 people are killed after a bus catches fire in Mahbubnagar, India.
    • DEATHS
    • Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), who died of a heart attack at 62.
    • Frank Wess, American jazz flutist, saxophonist ((Duke Ellington,1953-64; New York Jazz Quartet,1974-82) and composer, who died of a heart attack related to kidney failure at 91.
    • In the Name Of is released. Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.
    • GAMING: PC
    • Football Manager 2014 for PC is released. FM 2014 features a rehauled transfer module in which opposing clubs and managers adopt a more realistic approach when making or responding to transfer offers. Additional, a host of new ‘real world’ transfer clauses have been added, such as the facility to loan a player back to the club he has just been bought from and the option to offer a combination of money and loan players, as well as new contract clauses such as a sub bench appearance fee. Beyond this, the old ‘turn-based’ system of transfer negotiations can now be accomplished two ways, the tried and tested system and a new ‘live’ system, similar to that used in Football Manager’s contract negotiations.
    • SPORTS
    • Boston Red Sox decisively beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win the Baseball World Series; Boston slugger David Ortiz MVP.
    • Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz.
    • World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals,6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz.


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