Author: Tony Sclafani

Tony Sclafani is the author of “Grateful Dead FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s Greatest Jam Band” (Backbeat Books, 2013), a somewhat obsessive, 39-chapter that could possibly be quirky and outward-looking enough to appeal to non-Deadheads. Or not. He’s written about popular and unpopular music for, the Washington Post Express, Relix, and Record Collector and is glad he stocked up on vinyl back in the ’90s when the going was cheap.


Fans Beyond Description: How Deadheads Shaped the Grateful Dead’s Legacy

An affectionate tribute to the people who helped shape the music of a group whose stature seems only to grow in importance with the passage...

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TV on DVD: “Donna Reed: Season Four – The Lost Episodes”

Long-lost episodes from the classic series are finally available on DVD, and we have Donna Reed's real-life daughter to thank....


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The Popdose Interview: Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s

The longtime B-52 talks about the band's new live album....



(Almost) Un-Jumping the Shark: The Strange Possibilities of “Happy Days,” Season 10

Occasionally, long-running television shows will beget seasons that stand as complete anomalies within the context of the series. The...



4 Out of 5 Doctors: Made Ill by the Music Industry

The history of pop music is filled with stories about record companies mishandling bands. But the plight of the early 1980s Washington,...