Author: Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-Six

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty Six Rob and Jon’s first show after a week off and there’s no lack...

Music, New Artists, Video Premieres

Popdose Premiere: Faux Co., “Set the Record Straight” b/w “Prozac Spaceman”

Popdose has a dual treat for you!  Chicago’s Faux Co. is the brainchild of songwriter Ben Mackey. Originally from Santa Rosa,...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-Five

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty Five While the show had a week’s hiatus with Jon recharging his...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Rachel Taylor Brown, “Wedding Song (Bag of Bones)”

Popdose is pleased to bring you the video for “Wedding Song (Bag Of Bones)” from Run Tiny Human, the latest album from...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-Four

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty Four There is never any rest for the not-quiet-wicked…  as Jon and Rob...

Music, New Artists

Popdose Song Premiere: Austin Prince, “Hard to Bare”

Last year, Popdose introduced you to a duo, Brothers Prince, who impressed us with their smooth, soulful grooves and quality...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-Three

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty Three There are shows that come at you like a tank flying down a hill; others...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Sawyer Fredericks, “Hide Your Ghost”

Hide Your Ghost, the sophomore album from singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and plays closer...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Ryan Auffenberg, “Daisy Chain”

Popdose is pleased to bring you the title track from the new album by Bay Area singer songwriter Ryan Auffenberg, “Daisy Chain”. ...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-Two

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty Two It’s always a rewarding (and fun) feeling when Jon and Rob complete...

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Music

Popdose Choice Track: Palmyra Delran & the Doppel Gang, “Come Spy With Me”

Guitar rock diva, songwriter, on-air personality and masterful entertainer Palmyra Delran is inciting espionage and bringing fans along for...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty-One

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty One Rob and Jon are playing catch-up this week, as Jon recuperates from...

Music

Popdose Choice Video: Eva B. Ross, “Messy”

Singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross crafts perfect pop on “Messy,” the first single from her upcoming E.P.; Popdose is pleased to share this...

Music

Popdose Choice Single: Emma Charles, “Far From Here”

  Singer-songwriter Emma Charles has released, “Far From Here,” which pairs her strikingly clear vocals along with producer Doug...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Moon, “Extinction”

Moon is chiming echo-laden guitar, post rock bass, propulsive drumming, shifting time signatures, and haunting, ethereal vocals. Formed in...

Music, New Artists, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: The Persian Leaps, “Time Slips!”

Popdose is very pleased to bring you this exclusive new track off the debut full-length album from St. Paul, Minnesota’s The Persian...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Eighty

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Eighty You might think that somewhere along the lines, Jon and Rob would run out of...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Robert Poss, “Frozen Flowers Curse the Day”

Frozen Flowers Curse The Day is the latest release from pioneering avant-guitarist Robert Poss, a founding member of the legendary...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The Imperial Sound, “The New AM”

The Imperial Sound’s blithe synthesis of 21st-century irony and bright, unselfconscious AM-radio pop is both brave and unique. This,...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Nine

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Nine With no shortage of time or events unfolding, Jon and Rob hit the ground...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Eight The response to Episode 77 was overwhelming, as you very kind listeners...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Seven

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Seven We’ll keep it very brief with the show’s description,...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Kevin Harrison & True North, “If Today I Should Die”

Popdose once again brings you something brand new in a summer filled with interesting, fresh sounds.  This time, we present...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Six

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Six THIS one is a “very special episode” – it was exactly...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Five

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Five Although you could consider this to be a more “subdued”...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rich Tupica, “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”

As time passes, it gets harder to write about something you love, especially like a band – you veer between adoration, hero worship,...

Music, New Artists, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Dauzat St. Marie, “Time to Go Home”

Once again, it’s been a musically wealthy summer and Popdose is once again pleased to bring you an exclusive:  this new song from...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Four

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Four The world keeps spinning crazily – Jon and Rob have their work cut...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Django Haskins

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Django Haskins has been making music steadily with his band, North Carolina’s The Old...

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Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy-Three

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Three You would think Jon and Rob would slow down a little bit but this...