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A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “No Such Luck (Surprise, Surprise)” – Exclusive 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, Popdose Exclusives, 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...

Garland Green

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Garland Green, “Jealous Kind of Fella”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Danny White, a southern soul singer who toiled for years looking for a hit that proved elusive. This...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #54: Watch the World Argue — Songs About Dancing

I’ve been sitting on this idea for about a year. It felt too obvious, but then I ran into a really busy stretch, and then suddenly...

Curtis Mayfield

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Curtis Mayfield — Keep On Keeping On

Curtis Mayfield was 14 years old when he joined the group that would become the Impressions. He was born in Chicago in 1942 and by the time...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Silver Lake 66, “Ragged Heart”

Popdose, in always keeping ahead of the curve with new music, is pleased to bring you this new single from Silver Lake 66.  Maria...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Calan Mai, “Friend of a Friend”

Popdose is pleased to present this exclusive video/track from Australian singer-songwriter, Calan Mai, “Friend Of A...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Danny White, “Can’t Do Nothing Without You”

For every musician who becomes a household name, there are hundreds, probably even thousands who toil in clubs for many years, getting a...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Premiere: Christie Huff, “Black & White”

Popdose is very pleased to present to you this exclusive of Christie Huff’s new single, “Black & White”.  The Los...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Jonas Friddle, “Drinking in a Dry Town”

Popdose is pleased to present an exclusive new track from Chicago-based Jonas Friddle, as his upcoming album, The Last Place to Go, is due...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #53: Gold

This one's for you, Ponyboy. ...

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Alphabeat, “Shadows”

Danish band makes their long, long overdue American debut. ...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Damhnait Doyle, “That’s What You Get”

  Here is an exclusive premiere for Popdose: Canadian country-rocker Damhnait Doyle’s (pronounced DAV-net) new single, “That’s...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Linda Creed, Songwriter

“Linda Creed was such a sweet young lady. She started out wanting to be a singer and she wasn’t a bad singer but she was a...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: French Horn Rebellion, “Renaissance Man”

A new French Horn Rebellion hits collection, Graduation Compilation, is out today -- Popdose presents one of the set's new songs,...

Music, Popdose Interviews, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Grace Gaustad, “Best Self”

For the past two years, Grace Gaustad, 17, has been steadily building momentum on two fronts – to finish high school and launch a career...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Peter Noone with the Weeklings, “Friday on My Mind”

Popdose is very pleased to share this great new single from New Jersey’s own Jem Records – this time legendary Herman’s...

Teddy Pendergrass

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Teddy Pendergrass, “Love T.K.O.”

Have you seen the new Showtime documentary Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don’t Know Me? I recommend it with a bit of reservation related...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Jonny Polonsky, “The Same Song”

Popdose is pleased to share with you the brand new video from Chicago pop-meister Jonny Polonsky, from his most recent album,...