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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...

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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,...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

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Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Zach Vinson, “Better Man”

“Better Man” from Zach Vinson’s forthcoming album And Yet (available on April 26th, 2019) arrives just in...

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Popdose Single Premiere: Holden Laurence Flies Solo (Again) With “Shadows of Old Love”

Holden Laurence, guitarist for cinematic pop darlings, The Modern Electric, will soon release his second solo album, Rewire. It promises to...

Big Mama Thornton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Elvis Presley has been accused of cultural appropriation. Whether you believe that or not, there is no doubt that one of his breakthrough...

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Popdose Video Premiere: Bill Pritchard Doubles Down on “Forever”

Pritchard's melodies are usually quite hummable off the bat, but his stories can take you just about anywhere — through love and anger,...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Exciters, “Tell Him”

I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo”

Popdose is pleased to present to you this lyric video from singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo” – a piece about what...

Lavern Baker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lavern Baker, “Tweedlee Dee”

There is no doubt that Atlantic Records played a huge role in exposing a wider audience to the sound of Rhythm & Blues. The label,...

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Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Mark Wilkinson, “Thought You’d Be Around”

  From a quiet cafe to a calming coast, acclaimed Aussie singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson is searching nearly everywhere for healing...

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Popdose Single Premiere: The Lines Between Beth // James Get “Blurry”

Beth // James is an indie folk pop duo from Austin, Texas, a city where one can imagine 70 percent of the population is a member of an...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Capitols, “Cool Jerk”

  The summer of 1966. I spent it on the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Incredible music poured out of tinny sounding transistor...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Reverend Horton Heat’s Half New Band and Whole New Life

In the year 2019, some 33 & 1/3 years after they started (give or take), The Reverend Horton Heat is bigger than ever. This past...

Jimmy Soul

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jimmy Soul, “If You Wanna Be Happy”

I chose this week’s song with some trepidation. It has been on my list of prospective features for a long time. The obvious reason is...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #50: Heat Beneath Your Winter — Dreams, Vol. I

The idea came, as a lot of my ideas do, from a Duran Duran song. Do I have enough songs to do a full show about dreams? As I quickly...

Nancy Wilson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the...

Christmas lights

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: The Night Before Christmas

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

Aretha Franklin - "Silent Night"

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “Silent Night” (Solo Piano Version)

Let’s face it, 2018 was not a very good year. The nation seemed to become even more divided and at times it felt like the whole world...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: DR King, “Gravedigger”

Popdose is proud to present the world video premiere of DR King's new single, "Gravedigger."...

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”

Alright, I admit it. There’s more Philly Soul covered in this column than music from any other soul capitol. There are a few reasons...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Trapper Schoepp, “Freight Train”

Led by Wilco’s Patrick Sansone on piano, Schoepp and his band become another link in this song’s chain....

Dee Dee Sharp

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dee Dee Sharp, “Ride!”

Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new...

The Clovers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Clovers, “Love Potion No. 9”

The Clovers long, distinguished career began in 1946 and hasn't ended yet...