The Popdose Interview: The Weepies

Five years may be a long time to wait for a new release from Deb Talan and Steve Tannen — better known as The Weepies — but there probably aren’t any fans begrudging the time they’ve ...

A Conversation with Eric Hölljes of Delta Rae

Major labels simply don’t have the patience to watch a band develop. If their first album isn’t a breakthrough success, they’re quietly kicked to the curb. Most bands don’t get a chance for a second major label record. Delta Rae is the ...

Being Lee DeWyze: Singer, Songwriter, Director, Puppeteer

Lee DeWyze isn’t the first person to hear the soon-to-be-disproven words, “your life is about to change forever” on a reality TV show, nor will he be the last. It is what it is, a short term boost of name recognition. You ...

The Popdose Interview: Steve De Jarnatt

Not every creative professional can claim to have badgered Ringo Starr on network television, ushered the popular SCTV characters Bob & Doug McKenzie onto the big screen, and directed a nail-biting cult classic of ’80s cinema before having his first published short story, ...

The Popdose Interview: Suzi Quatro

As a rule, you generally don’t expect artists to find more success outside of their own country than they do at home, but that’s certainly proven to be the case for Suzi Quatro: the leather-clad rocker may have come roaring out of ...

LET THERE BE DRUMS: An Interview With David Barbarossa

David Barbarossa is, undoubtedly, a man of many skins.  He was part of the early punk scene as drummer in the original line-up of Adam and The Ants.  As we all know, when Malcolm McLaren took the band’s managerial reins, ...

Kate Voegele Runs Up A New Hill: The 2014 Popdose Interview

Kate Voegele is one of those artists that indie rock hipsters and Taylor Swift fans can proudly call their own. Her roots, like mine, are in Cleveland, Ohio yet while all of us were friends with Tom back in the MySpace heyday, ...

The Second Popdose Interview with Midge Ure

Something strange and wonderful has been happening lately: Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure is spending more and more time in the United States. Tomorrow (August 19), Ure will release Fragile, his first solo album since 2008 and the first solo album of ...

THE POPDOSE INTERVIEW: A Fragile Tomorrow

 

I initially talked about Charleston, South Carolina-based A Fragile Tomorrow over a year ago, when I first heard and reviewed their (at the time) newest album, the splendid Be Nice, Be Careful.  This album resonated with me from the ...

The Popdose Interview: Tia Bocker of Sinsanity

The band Sinsanity is currently writing new music while out performing at East Coast clubs, supporting their recent EP, The Machine. The group consists of Tia Bocker, Vocals; Brian Jimenez, Lead Guitar; Jeremy Burns, Drums; Will Woytowicz, Rhythm Guitar; and David Bialas, ...

The Popdose Interview: Debbie Gibson

There is a lot to be said for the impact of a career when, at the mention of a name, their face, or voice, or song appears in your head. This is exactly how it is with Debbie Gibson…or is it Deborah? ...

A Conversation with P-Nut of 311 and Wil-Dog of Ozomatli

After a combined 40+ years together (311, 24 years; Ozomatli, 19 years) but decidedly different career paths, both bands find themselves at the same crossroads. Both have gone the PledgeMusic route to reach out to their fans for pre-orders of their new ...