Music

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Richard Marx, “Another One Down”

The video for "Another One Down" finds Marx doing what Cher wished she could have done for ages, turn back time....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #64: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part III — The Pop Mix

Basically, I made my own episode of the '90s Time Machine. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #63: ’90s UK Alternative, Part II — The Dance Mix

For the record no, it is not lost on me that my show about UK music opens with artists from Ireland and Germany....

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #62: ‘90s UK Alternative, Part I — The Rock Mix

In which I play a bunch of Brit Pop, and then alienate nearly every fan of Brit Pop. ...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Those Pretty Wrongs, “You and Me”

If the names don’t immediately ring bells, their contributions to decades of American music most certainly do....

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: ORQID, “Tenderness”

It's possible that he likes the System more than we do, which is saying something. ...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Other Americans, “Neon Sunrise”

As 2019, let alone this decade, heads into the final stretch, a bumper crop of epic new releases will sprint to the finish with hopes of...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #61: “Summer” Songs

In which we say farewell to summer - and title-themed shows, for now - with a title-themed show about summer. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #60: Run Betsi Run (a 2003 Beat Mixtape, Digitized and Expanded)

It's alt-y, it's poppy, and it's trendy. This is me. ...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #59: A Touch of Tuesday Weld — “New” Songs

New World Man takes his New Girl Now, dolled up in a New Dress, for a ride in a Brand New Cadillac. ...

The Masqueraders

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Masqueraders, “I Ain’t Got to Love Nobody Else”

If you are a fan of classic soul and you watch America’s Got Talent you might have been surprised to see a singing trio that appeared...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #58: Contemplating a Crime — Animals, Vol. I

Basically, it's First Wave, Lithium, and Alt Nation in a blender, at a ratio of about 4:2:1. ...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: The Ocean Blue’s David Schelzel (2019)

In a wide-ranging new interview, The Ocean Blue's David Schelzel discusses the band's new album, what's hiding in the archives, his...

Stax Soul Explosion

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

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Popdose Song Premiere: the black watch, “Mad”

For years I’ve wondered why the heck John Andrew Frederick’s indie rock collective, the black watch, has not enjoyed even the cult-like...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #56: Let’s Stay Friends Forever — The Wind and the Rain

"Great song, Bob, but it suggests that you might be gay. Better change the words." Jesus. ...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Hawks, Doves and Kasey Anderson

Rob Smith celebrates the return of singer/songwriter Kasey Anderson from his trouble with the law and mental health issues....

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “No Such Luck (Surprise, Surprise)” (Exclusive Single Premiere)

Rick Barry enjoys working in his garden. Sometimes it seems that he’s happier getting his hands in the dirt than he is getting his...

Music

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem

This is the first in a series of articles about the various problems the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has with its nomination and election...

Music, News, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Dylan and Kendrick

Rob Smith reflects on the death of Kendrick Castillo, and why it hits close to home....

The 8th Day

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The 8th Day, “She’s Not Just Another Woman”

After nine years and well over 400 columns, I’ve decided to change Soul Serenade from a weekly to an occasional column. Obviously,...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #55: They Will Never Find Me Here — The Sun and the Moon, Vol. I

Tears for Fears fans know where the next show is going. ...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, “The Closer I Get to You”

When an artist dies too young it is always tempting to mourn not only the loss of his or her spirit but also the loss of the great work...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: James Billett, “Never Lose Flight”

  London-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James Billett is gearing up for the release of his new single, “Never Lose...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Howard Jones

We have a new favorite phrase, and it is ‘virtuous spiral.’ ...

The Soul Children

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Soul Children, “The Sweeter He Is”

We’ve heard about one-hit wonders and even no-hit wonders but what about groups that had multiple hits and still manage to be...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Westmoreland, “The Sparrow”

When it comes to the music of John Westmoreland, founder of the band that bears his surname, there’s a lot more to what meets the eye or...

Blu-ray Reviews, Music

Blu-ray Review: “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records”

Starting this weekend, trendy music genres like trap, EDM, trance house, crunk, or whatever the hell else the kids are listening to these...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Stine Bramsen of Alphabeat

"Touring with Katy Perry was a great opportunity to try to enter the US scene, but that would also mean that we had to spend two more years...