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The Friday Five: April 24, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track.

SINGLE REVIEW: Jenn Vix, “Eyes Roll Back”

This is excellent – and not in my usual line of musical vision.  Tuneful, haunting, melodic, catchy and reminiscent in the best possible way of what I loved in the early ’80’s.

Review: Calexico – Edge of the Sun

For the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that is la telanovela Calexico — Edge of the Sun, out now on Anti- Records – let us begin at the finale and work our way backward.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Boh Doran – ‘Rainbow’

After building firm, yet humble roots in the Midwest, soulful indie pop singer-songwriter Boh Doran headed East and formed Milly Beau. Four capable years later, it was time for a fresh start.

Record Store Day Founder Responds To Popdose Op-Ed

My POPDOSE op-ed on how to build a better record store day turned into a bit of a lightning rod when Salon picked it up and added an incendiary new headline. In both forums, many people shared part of my opinion and others said I have it all wrong.

Why Record Store Day 2015 Should Be The Last

People have been griping about eBay since the beginning, but there are many more reasons why we should save our independent record stores by abolishing Record Store Day. As a kid, I never wanted to be an athlete. That’s why I became a record collector.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Le Blanc, “Vision”

New York native Jeff Le Blanc has had a busy year; not only did he collaborate with Liz Longley after her latest release (reviewed here on Popdose) on this new record but he’s about to unleash Vision, which is his fourth album.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Boh Doran – ‘Rainbow’

After building firm, yet humble roots in the Midwest, soulful indie pop singer-songwriter Boh Doran headed East and formed Milly Beau. Four capable years later, it was time for a fresh start.

Record Store Day Founder Responds To Popdose Op-Ed

My POPDOSE op-ed on how to build a better record store day turned into a bit of a lightning rod when Salon picked it up and added an incendiary new headline. In both forums, many people shared part of my opinion and others said I have it all wrong.

ALBUM REVIEW: TJ Doyle, ‘On the Horizon’

A staple on the LA music scene, darkening the doorway of legendary venues like the Whisky and the Roxy, singer, songwriter, and guitarist TJ Doyle combines his unique brand of pop music with his true passion: environmental activism.

ALBUM REVIEW: Attik Door, ‘Never In Agreement’

Okay, it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: what do you get when you take five former residents of the USSR, put them in a band, and move them to San Francisco? The answer, completely seriously, is Attik Door, an alternative rock outfit that hearkens back to the Bay Area of