Author: Annie Zaleski

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand, House of Blues, Cleveland, 5/31/17

We had the chance to see Franz Ferdinand's current U.S. tour. Here's our review!...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Columbia, Missouri’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Turns 10 in Style

We were back in Columbia for the 10th year of Roots N Blues N BBQ! Annie Zaleski shares some highlights from this year's fun at the fest....

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Columbia, Missouri’s Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival a Hidden Gem for Music Fans

We went to the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, Missouri and had a lot of fun (and ate lots of BBQ!)....

Lloyd Cole

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Lloyd Cole, One Lucky Guitar, Fort Wayne, IN, 3/21/15

Lloyd Cole is the type of songwriter who incites travel, perhaps because he himself is nomadic and restless–a musical...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Midge Ure, Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, 1/16/13

Midge Ure has engendered quite a bit of goodwill over the years, thanks to a long musical career spanning myriad genres. In the ‘70s and...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Duncan Sheik, “Covers Eighties Remixed”

On the surface, Duncan Sheik’s Covers Eighties Remixed might fall into the “absolutely inessential” category. After all, as its name...

The Bangles

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Vicki Peterson of the Bangles

The Bangles are back with Sweetheart of the Sun, their wonderful new album that pays homage to the '60s rock sound that long has been an...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: R.E.M., “Out of Time”

It’s not often that a band releases two solid albums in the same week — twenty years apart. But such a gesture is just all in a...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: R.E.M., “Collapse Into Now”

With a new R.E.M. album in hand, Annie Zaleski tackles the difficult task of assessing the latest offering by her favorite band....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Ride, “Nowhere: 20th Anniversary Edition”

Britpop lovers will be intrigued to hear about the 20th-anniversary reissue of the seminal Ride album Nowhere. Annie Zaleski dips...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Material Issue, “International Pop Overthrow”

When Material Issue front man Jim Ellison committed suicide in June of 1996, the act was sharp and sudden. The 32-year-old wasn’t a...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Ride in Cambridge, March ’91

Last week in Bootleg City, it was discovered that Mayor Cass had gone missing after what appeared to be a New Year’s Eve celebration in...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The House of Love in Amsterdam, April ’90

The mayor’s office in Bootleg City was completely dark as I cracked open the door. “Thank God,” I thought to myself. I had...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Elastica in Europe, 1994-’95

Greetings, citizens of Bootleg City. It’s an honor being the first female interim mayor of this fair ‘burg. But perhaps you’re...