DVD REVIEW: Warner Bros., “Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces”

In this day and age, it’s near impossible to explain the beauty, brilliance and sheer joy of having grown up watching (and subsequently never forgetting) Warner Bros. masterful “Looney Tunes”/”Merrie Melodies” cartoons.  The genius of the writers, animators and voice ...

Popdose Giveaway: Tori Amos Vinyl Bundle

Nearly 25 years since the initial release of her first two solo records, Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink have been remastered chock-full of b-sides, live tracks and rarities. Plus, they’ve received the vinyl treatment for the first time ever in ...

ALBUM REVIEW: Paul Weller, “Saturns Pattern”

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Weller; he’s been at this since 1977 – in the recorded forum, that is – when The Jam released their debut single, “In The City”.  In the ensuing 38 years, he’s been nothing ...

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 ...

The Spectacular Spectacular Trans Mission of Isley Reust

Isley Reust is a force of nature. While most everyone in Hollywood is a multi-hyphenate of some kind (writer/producer/model) with an off-resume day job, Isley is making waves on several fronts by thrusting her art and herself into the world.  ...

SINGLE REVIEW: Freddy Jones Band, “Those Diamonds”

Melodic, catchy, beaty and buoyant would be a good way to describe the sound of the Freddy Jones band, as personified by this new track, “Those Diamonds”, taken as the leadoff single from their upcoming album, Never Change on June ...

ALBUM REVIEW: Dead Men Walking, “Easy Piracy”

Dead Men Walking are, for all intents and purposes, a new band of some very familiar faces – well, familiar if you grew up in the punk/new wave scene of the ’80’s.  Old friends who happen to come from some ...

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 ...

EP REVIEW: Wake Up Lucid, “Gone With The Night”

Los Angeles-based trio Wake Up Lucid unleashes their fourth offering, a 6-song E.P., Gone With The Night and it’s a slab of good old fashioned “super-rock”; a blinding flash of riffage tempered by melody and power.  The sound of taut, ...

SINGLE REVIEW: Jenn Vix, “Eyes Roll Back”

This is excellent – and not in my usual line of musical vision.  Tuneful, haunting, melodic, catchy and reminiscent in the best possible way of what I loved in the early ’80’s.  Jenn Vix, who has previously been recognized by ...

ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Le Blanc, “Vision”

New York native Jeff Le Blanc has had a busy year; not only did he collaborate with Liz Longley after her latest release (reviewed here on Popdose) on this new record but he’s about to unleash Vision, which is his ...

CD REVIEW: Imaginary Future, “Sunlight”

Imaginary Future is really the vehicle for Jesse Epstein, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter.  Sunlight, the newest album, is his 4th and it’s a concept piece.   For the first time in his musical odyssey, Epstein decided to write an entire album’s ...

Single Play Week of 4/13/15

It’s said that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I do hope that my “Single Play” absence has done just that with you, faithful reader.  It’s good to be back with a nice potpourri of artist who run the gamut of ...

EP REVIEW: Laura Joy, “Between Our Words”

Hailing from the Windy City, singer-songwriter Laura Joy offers up her sophomore effort – a five-song EP, Between Our Words.  Low-voltage, lo-fi and warm, this is a fine mixture of acoustic based pop (!) and soothing vocals.  For someone who ...

BOOK REVIEW: David Ensminger, “Mavericks Of Sound”

Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music (to give it its full title), is a compendium of interviews done by music scholar David Ensminger with indie artists who inadvertently and thankfully spearheaded the “roots ...

EP REVIEW: Ohnomoon, “VVV”

This is great.  I’ll cut to the chase.  New York-based Ohnomoon release their debut EP, VVV and it’s a knockout.  Tight, melodic, familiar and combining the elements that I love from my ’80’s younger days, this band make it their ...