A Fan’s Notes

Christmas lights

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: The Night Before Christmas

Peace on earth, and goodwill to all....

NOW NY

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A Fan’s Notes: NOW NY

By 1978, Brian Eno had already changed the face of art rock with his production and collaboration on David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, as...

George Clinton and P Funk

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2018

Newport Jazz Festival 2018 set out to push boundaries and succeeded admirably...

Concert for George

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Concert for George” (Four-LP Box Set)

The sublime Concert for George has been released in a stunning new four-LP box set...

Drake

A Fan's Notes, Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...

Kevin Jenkins

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Kevin Jenkins, “Sunny Sunday” (Exclusive Song Premiere)

Popdose has the exclusive premiere of a track from Kevin Jenkins' tribute to Joni Mitchell...

The Suburbs

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

A Fan’s Notes: The Suburbs, “Je Suis Strange” (Exclusive Video Premiere)

Popdose hosts the exclusive video premiere of "Je Suis Strange" by the legendary Suburbs....

Christian McBride Big Band

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

In the capable hands of Christian McBride this year's Newport Jazz Festival was one for the ages...

Sam Huber

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A Fan’s Notes: Sam Huber, “Turn Around” (Exclusive Video Premiere)

Popdose is proud to host the exclusive video premiere of "Turn Around" by Sam Huber...

Happy New Year

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Paolo Nutini, “Auld Lang Syne”

Wishing you a very Happy New Year with a stirring version of the old Scottish standard...

David Bowie

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A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2016

Ken Shane lists his favorite albums of 2016...

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Kate Ferber

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Kate Ferber, “The Great Thaw” (Exclusive Song Premiere)

The exclusive premiere of the first track from Kate Ferber's debut album, The Great Thaw...

Rick Barry

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A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “Wanderlust” (Exclusive Video Premiere)

Popdose hosts the exclusive premiere of the new video from Rick Barry...

Keith Monacchio - The Dust Up

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Keith Monacchio, “Angels on the Horizon” (Exclusive Song Premiere)

Acclaimed songwriter Keith Monacchio is back with a new album. Popdose has an exclusive track premiere....

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2016

It was another banner year for the venerable festival...

The Silks

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A Fan’s Notes: The Silks, “Turn Me On” (Exclusive Album Stream)

The Silks are back with a new album and Popdose has the exclusive stream...

Bob Dylan

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Bob Dylan — The Poet at 75

Bob Dylan turns 75 today. Ken Shane celebrates....

Remember Jones

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!

It seems that there are a number of musicians in NJ with the name Anthony D’Amato, or something similar enough to make it...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2015

Ken Shane selects his favorite albums of 2015...

Frank Sinatra

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2015

Ken Shane recommends some of the year's best music books...

The Zombies

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Interviews

A Fan’s Notes: The Colin Blunstone Interview

The Zombies were the second English group to have a #1 single in the US, trailing only the Beatles for that distinction, when their 1964...

Marquis Hill - Jon Faddis - Sean Jones

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2015

Legends, upstarts, and an honored but absent guest at this year's festival....

Jason Isbell

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Folk Festival 2015

Superstars, secret stars, rising stars, and a ghost from the past hovering over it all....

Brian Wilson live in Boston

A Fan's Notes, Concert Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, 7/2/15

Brian Wilson and his band played a dazzling show in Boston last week...

A Fan's Notes, Film Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph...

Brian Wilson

A Fan's Notes, Album Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Brian Wilson, “No Pier Pressure”

No Pier Pressure is another triumph in a legendary career...

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A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Favorite Albums of 2014

Ken Shane's favorite albums of 2014...

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A Fan's Notes, Music, Reissue Reviews

A Fan’s Notes: Bob Dylan, “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11”

The legendary sessions finally get a complete release...