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Hooks ‘N’ You: Richard Barone, “Cool Blue Halo” and Other Works

Live albums have been a staple of the music business for ages, and even if you’re someone who loudly proclaims to have no interest in...

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The Popdose Interview: Kay Hanley

“It’s like riding a bike!” Kay Hanley exclaimed last Saturday night, acknowledging the audience’s raucous response...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Kyle Vincent, “Wow & Flutter”

When Kyle Vincent released his eponymous album on Hollywood Records in 1997, it looked for all the world that, after spending over a decade...

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Popdose Interview: Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke is one of those artists whose name always sounds familiar – if only because, really, how many people named...

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Popdose Interview: Ray Wise

He’s the Devil on “Reaper,” he gave you nightmares as Leland Palmer on “Twin Peaks,” and he’s appeared...

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Cherry Bomb: An Interview With Music Journalist Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

For women who want to make it in the all too male-dominated music industry – and music journalism in particular – writer Carrie...

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Popdose Interview: Sarah Negahdari of the Happy Hollows

In just two short years, the Happy Hollows have racked up some impressive milestones since their formation in L.A. – they’ve...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: “Produced by Don Dixon”

Last week’s column opened by noting that, when you hear the name “Don Dixon,” you’re probably more likely to think...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Don Dixon, “(If) I’m a Ham, Well You’re a Sausage: The Don Dixon Collection”

When you hear the name “Don Dixon,” you’re probably more likely to think of him in terms of his production career than...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Devlins, “Drift”

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve bought a new album. You put it on and hit “play,” and as it’s playing, you...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Splitsville, “Let’s Go! The Best of Splitsville”

Before I start talking about the Baltimore-based power pop band known as Splitsville, I should let them start talking…and I’ll...

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Popdose Interview: Martin Fry of ABC

When music journalist Martin Fry popped ’round a practice by the band Vice Versa in Sheffield, England, in 1980, it’s unlikely...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: International Pop Overthrow

Pop rules. I mean, it must. If it didn’t, would David Bash sign all of his E-mails with that phrase? Actually, he probably would....

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Crayons, “What Color Are You?”

No, I’m not dead, but neither can it really be said that I’ve been resting, either. Sorry for the monthlong interim between...

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Popdose Interview: Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield is getting something of a career re-boot this week. Twenty-seven years after “Jessie’s Girl” and the...

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Popdose Interview: Scissormen

The Scissormen play raucous blues along the lines of the Flat Duo Jets or the Black Keys, with guitar and drums. One half of the duo, Ted...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Voice of the Beehive, “Sex & Misery”

I can still remember stumbling upon the CD for Voice of the Beehive’s Let It Bee for the first time. I guess you could argue that it...

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The Three Strike Rule: An Interview With Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell is one of the preeminent film critics and interviewers of our generation. Since 1996 his NPR radio show, The Treatment, has...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Dogs Die In Hot Cars, “Please Describe Yourself”

If there’s anything more deadly to a band’s career in the States than being pegged (however briefly) as the next big thing in...

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Popdose Interview: The Weisstronauts’ Pete Weiss

This Boston-based group–with a three-lead-guitar attack–is the best instrumental band you’ve never heard of. Loaded with...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Blue Mercedes, “Blue Mercedes”

Have you ever found yourself sucked into an episode of “Behind the Music” or “Bands Reunited” and, even though you...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Bounce the Ocean, “Bounce the Ocean”

“I been in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time.” —Dr. John Boy, if that doesn’t sum up the...

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The Popdose Interview: Jack McBrayer

Actor Jack McBrayer (Kenneth on NBC’s 30 Rock) e-mailed me recently, panic-stricken and presumably sweaty. He was convinced that the...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: Nick Heyward, “Tangled”

I liked Nick Heyward before I ever knew I liked Nick Heyward. In the hazy, lazy days known as the early ’80s, I was just as...

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Popdose Interview: Matthew Ryan

  He may not be a household name, but Matthew Ryan’s raw, emotional songs have struck a chord with enough fans to support a...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Brandos, “Honor Among Thieves”

I can’t remember exactly when I first discovered The Brandos, but I can remember where I first discovered them: in Creem Magazine....

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Popdose Interview: Willie Wisely

The name “Willie Wisely” has been music to discerning pop fans’ ears for well over a decade now, but he’ll be the...

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Popdose Interview: Eddie Money

Eddie Money knows he’s an archetype, and he doesn’t mind it one bit. His 15-year run of AOR hits and arena-rock stardom, from...

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Hooks ‘N’ You: The Gravelberrys, “Bowl of Globes”

Two Canadian artists back to back? Hey, don’t blame me. Blame Paul Myers. If you happened to check out the comments in last...

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Popdose Interview: Al Jarreau

We may scoff at his constantly smiling public persona — not to mention vintage bits of ’80s cheese like the...