The Popdose Interview: Aaradhna

If you were a successful music artist, what would make you want to quit the music business? Your brother in-law embezzling all your money? Realizing that law school was your true calling? Maybe the opportunity to be the ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 41: Conspiracy of Venus

I knew I had been in San Francisco long enough to call the place home when I discovered that, much to my surprise, it didn’t seem unusual to see an all-women’s choir playing shows in the same venues as indie rock ...

Youngblood Hawke: The Popdose Interview

Overnight success is incredibly rare. Much more common are the proverbial flashes in the pan — artists quickly ascending to critical and popular acclaim, only to have that it revoked as a result of mismangement, creative struggles, or succumbing to the ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 40: Fox & Woman

Fox & Woman is another in a long line of bands carrying on the San Francisco Bay Area tradition of making very American folk-inspired music and making it palatable beyond the typical folk crowd. And yet, while they are ...

The Popdose Interview: Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks is a guy that you’re probably most familiar with because of his 15 year stint as the bandleader for Jay Leno and the Tonight Show and that’s okay. But there’s so much more to know about ...

The Popdose Interview: Fallen Riviera

Will Parry and Steve Ornest from Fallen Riviera are two guys who met as students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where they forged a friendship borne out of a deep love of classic rock music — well, ...

David Schelzel of the Ocean Blue: The Popdose Interview

Hershey, PA’s the Ocean Blue rose out of the 80’s and soundtracked much of my greater 1990’s. Over the course of five albums and some terrific EP’s, they bridged the gap between new wave and the next Brit Pop invasion (Blur, Pulp, ...

The Popdose Interview: Peter Beckett of Player

Remember the band Player? Sure you do…and even if you think you don’t, it’ll only take three words to remind you who they are: “Baby Come Back.” That’s not by any means to suggest that there’s no more to the band than ...

Drew Holcomb on Songwriting, Fatherhood, and the NBA


You’ve probably heard a Drew Holcomb song before. His music has been featured on an endless amount of television shows: Parenthood, Justified, Deadliest Catch, How I Met Your Mother, House, One Tree Hill — and those are just the ones ...

The Popdose Interview: A Silent Film

“All right, Chicago,” says Robert Stevenson, “let’s make this magic.” By this time in A Silent Film’s February 15 performance at Lincoln Hall, the group’s front man is about to lead the near-capacity crowd through a singalong to “Harbor Lights,” a track ...

The Popdose Interview with Midge Ure

Interview date: January 18, 2013

They may have never climbed any higher than #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 – and they only even appeared on the US singles chart once – but the influence of English synth-rock quartet Ultravox ...

The Popdose Interview: Thad Cockrell of Leagues


When describing Leagues music, I make an unfair comparison: “It’s like Maroon 5 without the douchebaggery.” At first I thought it was a disservice to the band. But maybe not. When I repeated it to lead singer Thad Cockrell, ...

The Popdose Interview: Lisa Loeb

With the renewed popularity of female-fronted alternative rock, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert saw a window of opportunity to bring ‘90s alt-rocker Lisa Loeb, a noted influence for many of those same artists, back around to file ...

Jess Penner: The Popdose Interview

You’ve likely heard her songs in commercials, TV shows, and movies, or seen her as the fresh young face of Days Inn. She’s Jess Penner – a thoroughly 21st century pop star.

How so? Well, for ...

The Popdose Interview: Robert Carradine

You might think that Robert Carradine, an actor whose filmography is far more formidable than the average moviegoer would ever imagine (keep reading and find yourself astonished by at least one or two of his past co-stars), would ...