Author: Mojo Flucke

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Michael Bloomfield, “From His Head to His Heart to His Hands”

An unknown name to many rock fans, Michael Bloomfield was the Greatest Rock Guitar Hero. That means Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton,...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Smithereens, “2011”

In interest of full disclosure here’s the conflict of interest statement Popdose Legal forces us to write on occasions like these:...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: “Bowie: A Biography”

Being a Bowie fan is one thing; being a fan of Bowie books can be an altogether separate fetish. There’s such a wide variety of tomes...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Giving Thanks for Mojo Workin’

Each Thanksgiving at the Flucke household, we have a special tradition where we open up the mojo bag and drop in some new gris-gris,...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Mike Bloomfield, “Try It Before You Buy It”

Mike Bloomfield's second album has received the digital reissue treatment, and Mojo Flucke revels in the "classic 1970s R&B and funk stew."...

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CD Reviews, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Heavy Trash, “Midnight Soul Serenade”

Jon Spencer’s the reigning court jester of blues, a smart-aleck white guy who is part clown, part serious musician, part genius, and...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Goodbye, Saffire

In his latest Cold Shot, Mojo Flucke bids a fond farewell to blues queens Saffire, who are calling it quits next month after a wonderful...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: The Albert King Pencast

He may have been born under a bad sign, but this week, Albert King gets his due as Mojo Flucke looks back on the life and times of the...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Bo Diddley, “Drive By: Tales From the Funk Dimension”

One of the many things I love about Popdose is our collective freedom to write different kinds of posts: Sometimes you gets yourself a Cold...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Paul Reddick

The kids are back in school, and Mojo Flucke is taking advantage of the peace and quiet the right way -- by blasting some blues harp with a...

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Concert Flashback, Music

Popdose Concert Flashback: Big Ass Truck, Northampton, Mass., 1997

There’s no ticket from this show to scan; I was just one of the guys on the guest list. Turns out that when this band came to the...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: James Booker

Mojo Flucke is back, and this week, he's pouring us a Cold Shot of James Booker. Drink up!...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Super Session Live at the Fillmore East

Mojo Flucke has returned from an unexplained disappearance, still woozy from a cold shot of '60s blues powerhouse Super Session....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Big Daddy”

This week on Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke recalls the beautiful, yet challenging final album by the man known as John Cougar Mellencamp,...

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Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Stone Roses, “The Stone Roses”

“Anniversary editions” of an album rarely stand up to the hype. It’s as if the record companies, having run out of new...

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Current Events, Music

Michael Jackson and Me

Stay tuned throughout the weekend as we continue our tribute to Michael Jackson, with reflections and remembrances from the Popdose staff....

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Mighty Sam McClain, “Betcha Didn’t Know”

My fellow New Hampshire resident Mighty Sam McClain will be releasing his latest record, Betcha Didn’t Know, on City Hall Records...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Terence Trent D’Arby, “Neither Fish Nor Flesh”

A couple years after 12 million buyers signed their name across his heart, Terence Trent D'Arby got sophomore jinxed but good -- and in...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009

In this week's Cold Shot, Mojo Flucke bids a fond farewell to blues legend Koko Taylor....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: The Stone Roses, “The Stone Roses”

For this week's Popdose Flashback, Mojo Flucke talks about Madchester, the Stone Roses' much-loved debut, and one very special denim...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: The Godfathers

Sorry mates, don’t mean to confuse y’all. For the record, Ed Murray’s currently writing Lo-Fi Mojos, and this is the...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Jimmy Smith

For all the Hammond-deficient Memorial Day barbecues out there, Mojo Flucke has prepared a treat: The Popdose Guide to Jimmy Smith....

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Do We Call What White Rockers Play “Blues?”

Since I started listening to blues, that’s been a hard question for me to answer. It’s important, because it speaks to what...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Booker T., Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH, 4/29/09

Full disclosure: I’m a Hammond B-3 soul and soul-jazz freak, so I’m a homer here. My universe aligns around the likes of great...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Happy 70th, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson

This column, sadly, sometimes looks like the blues obituary page. Well, forget that for now! This Shot, we’re celebrating the life...

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Concert Flashback, Music

Popdose Concert Flashback: David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, 9/16/95

Mojo Flucke caught Bowie with Nine Inch Nails in September of '95 -- and in his latest Concert Flashback, he tells you which half of the...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Allen Toussaint, “The Bright Mississippi”

If I were Allen Toussaint, I’d have taken a decade’s hiatus from making solo records, too. While the great New Orleans...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens

Be still my soul. Lawd have mercy. When soul first came out, so many social issues made so many people so PO’d (civil rights,...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Gary “Dream Weaver” Wright

Gary Wright, The Dream Weaver, has two new EPs out, Waiting To Catch The Light, a set of new-age compositions, and The Light of a Million...

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Mojo’s Cold Shot: Left Lane Cruiser

On one hand, Jon Spencer, in my book, has a lot to answer for. The half-baked, half-rehearsed stuff he sometimes releases is offensive to...