B.B. KING DEAD AT 89

B. B. King, whose legendary guitar playing – with his trusty “Lucille” – made his one of the true giants of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89 ...

Groundbreaking New York City Music Series Expands to Los Angeles

Three years ago, New York City-based musician and promoter Aleksi Glick got the idea to merge upcoming bands with a unique, untapped venue — a hostel. Partnering with Hostelling International on the Upper West Side, Glick strove to give his fellow music-makers a ...

“Coach” Comes Off The Bench

The flashbacks continue. On March 26, NBC announced the return of Hayden Fox, the character that toplined the ’90s ABC sitcom Coach. Reports do not indicate whether the new show will also be called Coach or whether it will assume a new ...

Kerosene Halo Rises Over A House On Fire

Returning for a second volley of folk-fueled music, Michael Roe and Derri Daugherty — collectively known as Kerosene Halo — are thinking ambitiously. For their “House On Fire” Kickstarter project, the duo seeks to expand to a larger band. The ...

New Video: Julien Sagot, “Docteur C”

Perhaps best known as percussionist for Polaris Music Prize winners Karkwa, Québec’s Julien Sagot has been making a name for himself of late with his sophomore solo LP, the brazenly eclectic weird-pop masterpiece Valse 333. Coming on the heels of Valse 333‘s Juno ...

BREAKING NEWS: Legendary producer/songwriter Kim Fowley dead at 75

After a long battle with bladder cancer, legendary record producer Kim Fowley has died.  This news comes via Billboard.

Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of popular music’s limelight, making a name for himself in the 1960s with a string ...

Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

I was going to write about the mini love affair I had with the Ringo Starr song “Photograph” this weekend, in it’s glorious beauty and underlying sadness.

I was going to write about Morrissey, you stupid ass, when will you grow ...

INTERVIEW: Chris Besinger of STNNNG

Let’s try, okay, to be objective for a moment. STNNNG, a Minneapolis art-punk quintet with its heart on its sleeve and a roar in its throat, is the best thing to come out of Minnesota since

NEWS: A Fragile Tomorrow Signs Deal With MPress Records

A band that I’ve reviewed, written about, talked about and will continue to champion, Charleston, South Carolina’s A FRAGILE TOMORROW, has just inked a multi-album deal with MPress Records.  The band will begin working on their fifth studio album shortly. Their 2012 ...

MATTHEW RYAN, “An Anthem For The Broken”

“An Anthem For The Broken” by Matthew Ryan, is now officially available for downloading.  As was first reported last week, Ryan was releasing this song in order to try and raise funds to help his friend, John Anderson, who is ...

Beatlefest 2014: And?…

So it came to pass that this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States.  It is well established what their coming meant – for music and more importantly, for society – which would impact ...

Maxwell’s Last Dance – The Finale, July 31st, 2013

So it came to pass that Maxwell’s in Hoboken closed on July 31st. This was difficult for me to digest, even after ample time had gone by since it was officially announced. For more than three decades, Maxwell’s had been ...

Against Me! Give Away Truly Amazing ‘True Trans’ EP

Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of punk powerhouse Against Me!, may be a woman in transition — taking the brave and inspiring journey from male to female — but her band is also going through some rough changes. Drummer Jay Weinberg ...

Faye Hunter, Musician & Artist, R.I.P.

It is with a very heavy heart to report the passing of Faye Hunter, best known as the bass player in the ’80’s band Let’s Active, at the age of 59 in North Carolina.  She was an incredibly ...

Popdose Contest: Win a Blu-ray Copy of “21 & Over”

Popdose has one copy of 21 & Over available for one lucky reader. This new film from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of The Hangover, is pretty raunchy and contains some pretty funny-as-shit moments. It also bushes the envelope of ...

10 Music Festivals To Overwhelm 2013

As Coachella’s historic free live webcast on YouTube just two weeks ago reminded us: music festival season is now upon us!

From the cultural flashpoint in 1969 at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to the mass proliferation of today that ...