Author: Dw. Dunphy

Dw. Dunphy is a writer, artist, and musician. As a senior editor for Popdose he has contributed many articles that can be found in the site's archives. He also writes for New Jersey Stage, Musictap.net, Ultimate Classic Rock, and Diffuser FM. His music can be found at http://dwdunphy.bandcamp.com/.

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: International Pop Overthrow Founder David Bash

IPO founder David Bash discusses the ins and outs of presenting an annual music festival....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Paul Steel

Paul Steel would like to introduce you to "Luxury Music."...

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The Popdose Interview: Paul Melançon’s “Depression, Ayahuasca, Cartoons” and New Music

Power pop secret weapon Paul Melançon preps new music that could have been no music at all....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Television

Dw. Dunphy On… The John Goodman Problem

The performance of a lifetime - cut short by one's lack of stewardship....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: David Myhr, “Lucky Day”

Give David Myhr's Lucky Day a chance and it will reward you in return....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Mike Stand of the Altar Boys

In 2017, singer Mike Stand was looking at a future where he could not sing. The circumstances would bring to him a voice from the past: his...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… The Bushido Truth of “The Last Jedi”

Rian Johnson gave fans more than another seething fighter with a war boner and a snazzy costume....

Isn't That Awful, Music, Podcast

Isn’t That Awful: The Second Scrimmage

What in the world could make a brown-eyed girl turn blue, standing in the rain in a heavy downpour?...

Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On..., Popular Culture

Dw. Dunphy On… The Enduring Appeal of Zombies

If our monsters are reflective of who we are as a culture, our continued attraction to zombies says very scary things about us today. ...

Consumerism, Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Toys R Us Kids

Many will blame the iconic toy store chain's demise on the digital revolution, but the company bears considerable responsibility for it,...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Millennial Problem

We ought to be encouraging them, not denigrating their resolve to not be another demographic populated by suckers....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Dukes of the Orient, “Dukes of the Orient”

The route to the Dukes of the Orient debut is complex, but the album is not....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Brandon Schott Checks Into Room 8

The singer-songwriter goes intimate and stripped-down in an age of anxiety and complication....

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Evolution of Man

This evolution of man must take place, and will take place....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Joe Satriani, Steve Scott, and “Altered Sweet”

Three great, very different recordings reviewed, and thoughts about why Americana is over (for me)....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… David Cassidy (1950-2017) and Tommy Keene (1958-2017)

The universe indeed has a sense of humor...it's just disturbingly dark....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Pugwash, “Silverlake”

This is the album you've been asking for....

Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: The Successful Failures, Beki Hemingway, Squeeze, and Deliverance

Four albums, four winners. Today is a good day....

Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Threshold, Gizmodrome, and Kat Myers & the Buzzards

Three very different types of recordings, yet connected in an abstract way....

Theatre

Theatre Review: “Anastasia” (Broadhurst Theatre, New York City)

A little New York theater hosts an entertainment as big as Russia itself....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Third Heartbreaker: Tom Petty and the Trolls

A generation of the "raised right" clearly know nothing of civility. ...

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The Popdose Interview: Jem Godfrey of Frost*

The leader of prog rock giants Frost* confirms the band is on solid ground after "Falling Satellites."...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Ian Anderson Is Not Living in the Past

The leader of the iconic progressive rock band Jethro Tull preps an anniversary tour. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Neil Finn, “Out of Silence”

Be prepared to spend a long time with a short album....

Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Matthew O’Neill, Coke Belda, Steven Wilson, Etc.

Every time I am about to write off this bit of malarkey we call “Americana,” something pulls me from the brink. Don’t...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Fernando Perdomo, “The Golden Hour”

One-man band orchestrates lovely sunset music....

Music

Assessing Asia: The John Payne Years, Part Two

Asia performs an Aria....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Randy Newman, “Dark Matter”

Is it good or bad to sound too much like yourself?...