Music

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...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Fleetwood Mac, Oracle Arena, Oakland, 11/25/18

Fleetwood Mac delivers a solid performance at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA...

Edwin Hawkins Singers

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Ooh Child”

Two years after the Five Stairsteps brought a song of hope to the Top 10 the Edwin Hawkins Singers brought their gospel soul to it...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matthew Sweet’s “Wicked System of Things”

We caught up with Matthew to talk about the vinyl reissues of his '90s catalog plus the special Record Store Day release that will be out...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Adrian Harte Discusses His New Book on Faith No More

We spoke with Adrian to get the scoop on his new Faith No More book, some tips and song suggestions for non-FNM fans and lots more....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Looping Back In With Hailey Knox

One of my fondest memories from the fall of 2016, before the autumn of life as we knew it, was writing up the first POPDOSE profile of...

Gene Chandler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Gene Chandler, “Groovy Situation”

Gene Chandler's career spanned the years from doo-wop to disco with lots of hits in between...

Dobie Gray

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dobie Gray, “Drift Away”

"Drift Away" was a smash in 1973 and then again 30 years later...

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Popdose Mixtape: Election Day 2018 Edition

You don’t need me to tell you. You can see it with your own eyes. You don’t need me to tell you that everything we warned of,...

The Delfonics

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Delfonics, “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love)”

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Philly Soul? For me, it was in 1968 because that was the year when the Delfonics’...

NOW NY

A Fan's Notes, Music, Video Premieres

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...

Otis Rush

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Otis Rush, “Homework”

Otis Rush died recently but not before leaving a lasting blues and soul legacy...

Music, New Artists, Video Premieres

Popdose Premiere: Faux Co., “Set the Record Straight” b/w “Prozac Spaceman”

Popdose has a dual treat for you!  Chicago’s Faux Co. is the brainchild of songwriter Ben Mackey. Originally from Santa Rosa,...