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?

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Album Review & Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Django Haskins, “Shadowlawn” and “Blink”

This is a rare and wonderful treat for us – and you.  Not only do you have a review here for the brand-new album from the...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: The Cynz, “Tattooed Heart” b/w “He’s the One”

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had something new from a band we’ve long admired, The Cynz.  But we’re...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Two Fresh off their holiday extravaganza episode, Jon and Rob pick up full...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Nick Piunti, “You Invented Hell”

From the moment you hear the crunchy and tasty guitars that fill “You Invented Hell”, this exclusive track from Nick...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Anton Barbeau, “Summer of Gold”

Usually, summer is a traditionally quiet period in music, but this year, Popdose has been very fortunate to receive numerous premieres of...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy One This special 4th Of July edition finds Rob and Jon making America even...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: A Fragile Tomorrow, “Dig Me Out”

Popdose is both very pleased and equally proud to have the exclusive premiere of the brand new single from A Fragile Tomorrow – a...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Django Haskins, “Snakes in the Seaweed”

Popdose is very pleased and proud to premiere exclusively “Snakes In The Seaweed”, the newest track from the upcoming album by...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Seventy

  Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Seventy Every show strives to be different and even after 70 shows, Rob and...

Album Reviews, Music, New Artists

Album Review: The Naked Sun, “War With Shadows”

This is the debut album from Philadelphia-based sextet, The Naked Sun, a band who began their quest for “honest rock” in 2011;...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Quick, “Mondo Deco”

Welcome to the San Fernando Valley, circa 1976. Los Angeles’ own The Quick released one full-length album in their three year existence...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Nine Once again, Jon and Rob tackle numerous subjects that either directly...

Music, New Artists, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Julie Nathanson, “Wise Up”

Once again, Popdose strives to bring you different artists on the pop spectrum.  This time, we present Julie Nathanson, a name you may be...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Eight Time flies, the week goes by and life keeps moving.  Thus, this episode...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Gretchen’s Wheel, “Untethered”

Popdose is pleased and proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of “Untethered”, the new video and first “lead”...

Music, Music Videos

Popdose Choice Video: Paige Calico, “Arm Candy”

Popdose is happy to introduce you to someone new – Paige Calico – and to share her latest video, “Arm Candy”...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Various Artists, “Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul”

Once again, historian/author/film producer and Memphian Robert Gordon delivers a book about the music of his hometown; a musical spectrum...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Seven There’s never a lack of material; never a lapse in the conversation...

Music, Music Videos

Popdose Choice Video: The Red Button featuring Peter Noone, “Ooh Girl”

Popdose is very excited and pleased to present the video for “Ooh Girl”, the new single release from The Red Button, featuring...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Six Every now and then, Jon and Rob take the fork in the road without paving...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Five As the world spins out of control, Rob and Jon man the cockpit to take you...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: James VIII, “Blueberry Wine”

Popdose presents – exclusively – from Brooklyn-based indie blues-soul singer/songwriter James VIII his newest track,...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story”

I’ve never liked the concept of the “guitar gods” – Page is alright, but I look at Zeppelin as a whole; I never...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Immersion, “Microclimate”

Brighton-based duo Immersion, made up of Wire frontman Colin Newman & Minimal Compact’s Malka Spigel, will release their new...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Four Will you still need them – will you still heed them after...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Danielle Cormier, “Fire & Ice”

Another new, upcoming young voice, Danielle Cormier, 21, is a singer-songwriter who she credits her love for the arts from seeing her first...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

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

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Sixty Three There’s no rest for the wicked – like our current government...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Andy Pratt, “Lincoln Avenue”

Chicago singer-songwriter Andy Pratt follows up last year’s acclaimed  Horizon Disrupted album (reviewed here on Popdose) with a new...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Wire, “Pink Flag,” “Chairs Missing,” “154”

  WIRE.  Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed.  The name automatically catapults me into a different time; a...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Jodee Lewis, “Buzzard’s Bluff”

This new album from Jodee Lewis, Buzzard’s Bluff is a cathartic release from deep within the Missouri Ozarks. It draws inspiration from...