Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Jonny Polonsky, “The Same Song”

Popdose is pleased to share with you the brand new video from Chicago pop-meister Jonny Polonsky, from his most recent album,...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #808: “Cartel HR”

METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK: 180 COMICS, ONE NEW ESSAY, ONE FAQ, ONE FOREWORD, ONE Q...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #52: Someday We’ll Be Happy Again — Breakup Songs Part 2 (The Ballads)

If the first show was a Hormone Monster, this one's the Depression Kitty. ...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Zach Vinson, “Better Man”

“Better Man” from Zach Vinson’s forthcoming album And Yet (available on April 26th, 2019) arrives just in...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Single Premiere: Holden Laurence Flies Solo (Again) With “Shadows of Old Love”

Holden Laurence, guitarist for cinematic pop darlings, The Modern Electric, will soon release his second solo album, Rewire. It promises to...

Big Mama Thornton

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Big Mama Thornton, “Hound Dog”

Elvis Presley has been accused of cultural appropriation. Whether you believe that or not, there is no doubt that one of his breakthrough...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Bill Pritchard Doubles Down on “Forever”

Pritchard's melodies are usually quite hummable off the bat, but his stories can take you just about anywhere — through love and anger,...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Nine

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Nine In another one of those inspired moments, the 99th installment of Radio...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Exciters, “Tell Him”

I’ve written about the Exciters before in this column, back in 2013. But that story was more of a reminiscence about my first band...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo”

Popdose is pleased to present to you this lyric video from singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe, “Tattoo” – a piece about what...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Alfonso Cuarón’s “Sólo con Tu Pareja”

It’s been five years since Alfonso Cuarón released Gravity and won the Best Director Oscar. But with the release of Roma he’s once...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #807: “WordPress Update”

METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK: 180 COMICS, ONE NEW ESSAY, ONE FAQ, ONE FOREWORD, ONE Q...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #806: “Hey! Portishead!”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS...

Lavern Baker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Lavern Baker, “Tweedlee Dee”

There is no doubt that Atlantic Records played a huge role in exposing a wider audience to the sound of Rhythm & Blues. The label,...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Eight The boys come roaring back with a highly spirited and 100 m.p.h....

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive Single Premiere: Mark Wilkinson, “Thought You’d Be Around”

  From a quiet cafe to a calming coast, acclaimed Aussie singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson is searching nearly everywhere for healing...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #805: “Snow Day”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Single Premiere: The Lines Between Beth // James Get “Blurry”

Beth // James is an indie folk pop duo from Austin, Texas, a city where one can imagine 70 percent of the population is a member of an...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Capitols, “Cool Jerk”

  The summer of 1966. I spent it on the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Incredible music poured out of tinny sounding transistor...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Seven

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Seven Episode 97 is the first newly-recorded show of 2019, done on...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Reverend Horton Heat’s Half New Band and Whole New Life

In the year 2019, some 33 & 1/3 years after they started (give or take), The Reverend Horton Heat is bigger than ever. This past...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #804: “Back @ It,” or “Meh”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #803: “Winter’s Contrast”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE.   SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS...

Jimmy Soul

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jimmy Soul, “If You Wanna Be Happy”

I chose this week’s song with some trepidation. It has been on my list of prospective features for a long time. The obvious reason is...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode Ninety-Six

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode Ninety Six 2019 starts off with a resounding bang as Jon and Rob don’t slow...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #802.5: “Christmas Time Was Here”

CHRISTMAS SEVENFOLD: METAL DAD, COMPENDIUM TWO IS NOW AVAILABLE. SPIFFY PAPERBACK AND KINDLE eBOOK COLLECTS SEVEN YEARS OF XMAS COMICS FROM...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #50: Heat Beneath Your Winter — Dreams, Vol. I

The idea came, as a lot of my ideas do, from a Duran Duran song. Do I have enough songs to do a full show about dreams? As I quickly...

Nancy Wilson

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Nancy Wilson, “Face It Girl, It’s Over”

Happy New Year! During the holidays I decided to determine once and for all how long I’ve been writing this column. I searched the...