Author: Dave Lifton

The perpetually cranky Dave Lifton produces and co-hosts the Popdose Podcast and contributes an occasional column when he darn well feels like it. But mostly he eats Cheetos and yells at kids to get off his lawn, which is strange because he lives in an apartment. The guiding force behind LifStrong, he can be found on Twitter at @dslifton.

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Album Review: Bruce Springsteen, “High Hopes”

When it was announced that Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, was a collection of newly finished outtakes, covers, and studio...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz May Be Reading This!

On Friday, Bob Lefsetz sent out a piece called “Dealing with Hate.” Based on the title, I figured it was about how he lives with...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Likes Michael Bublé!

Every once in a while, self-described “rocker” Bob Lefsetz sees an act other than his tried-and-true 1970s icons on yet another cash-in...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Doesn’t Care About Batkid!

Last Friday, we learned of the story of Batkid, aka Miles Scott, a five-year old with leukemia who spent the day fighting crime in San...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: The Replacements, Riot Fest, Chicago, 9/15/13

If the Replacements had played every concert as well as they did on Sunday night at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, they would...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Declares Twitter Dead!

So this past weekend I was in Cleveland for the wedding of my dear friends and Popdose colleagues Matt Wardlaw and Annie Zaleski. It was so...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Big Star’s “Third,” Park West, Chicago, 6/28/13

A review of the tribute to Big Star's "Third" album at Chicago's Park West...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Bill Janovitz, “Walt Whitman Mall”

Our review of "Walt Whitman Mall," the new album by Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Wants His Airline Peanuts!

Bob Lefsetz thinks that Southwest Airlines should be used as a model for the rest of the country. Good luck with that....

Music, News

New Video: Jason Myles Goss, “Black Nights”

The new video for Jason Myles Goss' song, "Black Lights"...

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 23 – R.I.P., Phil Ramone

Dave, Jeff and Jason return with a look at the career of producer Phil Ramone, who passed away on March 30....

Music

An Open Letter to Patrick Carney of the Black Keys

In which Dave Lifton questions why the Black Keys' drummer decided to pick a fight with Justin Bieber...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Is a Sexist, Racist Pig!

Bob Lefsetz went beyond the pale in his column about Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl. I respond with dick jokes....

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Doesn’t Understand How Businesses Work!

When we last left Bob Lefsetz, he couldn’t believe Fleetwood Mac would go on yet another money-grabbing tour. Now, he’s pissed...

Music, Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: Win a Copy of Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day”

Read inside for your chance to win a copy of Led Zeppelin's new two-CD/two-DVD live set, "Celebration Day."...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Can’t Believe Fleetwood Mac Would Tour Again Just for the Money!

The title of this post is self-explanatory....

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Ari Hest, Schubas, Chicago, 11/30/12

Popdose's review of singer-songwriter Ari Hest's concert in Chicago this weekend....

Music, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

A special Asbury Park edition of the Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight...

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

This week's Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight goes to extremes with songs by Old 97's and Roy Orbison....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Don DiLego, “Western And Atlantic”

Don DiLego's first album in five years, the Western And Atlantic EP, is an excellent return to form....

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

Music

The Red Pill Sessions: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, Part 4

The Red Pill Sessions concludes its first installment with the release of all four songs written and recorded in the two-day session....

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

Music

The Red Pill Sessions: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, Part 3

Popdose's Red Pill Sessions continues with an interview with Miles Nielsen and the world premiere of his new song, "Sink Or Swim"...

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

Music

The Red Pill Sessions: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, Part 2

Popdose's takes you behind the scenes in the creation of new songs by Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts....

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

The sultry Julie London and the god-like Paul Westerberg make up this week's Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight....

Music, News

New Music: Jason Myles Goss, “Radio Dial”

Singer-songwriter Jason Myles Goss will release his fourth album, “Radio Dial” on June 17, and it’s a surefire candidate...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Thinks Bruce Springsteen Is Trapped — Ooh Yeah!

Bob Lefsetz goes to a Bruce Springsteen concert and gets it completely wrong....

Music, Popdose, Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight

Bad news, folks. Leslie Liberatore‘s not able to contribute the Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date (No Date) Tonight again this...

Levon Helm

Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 23 – Levon Helm

The Popdose Podcast pays tribute to the late Levon Helm....

City Squirrel

Music, News

Free Music: City Squirrel, “Lockerbie”

The Portland band City Squirrel are set to release their excellent third album, defeat....

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Thinks You Suck

Bob Lefsetz will gladly tell you what to do, but not if he has to listen to your crummy music....