Stax Soul Explosion

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #826: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 8: F.N. Slayer”

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Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Twelve

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Twelve Of course, Jon and Rob are immediately back at it with the 112th...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #825: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 7: Cross Yr T’s”

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Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #824: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 6: SLAYER!!!”

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Music, Popdose Exclusives, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Song Premiere: the black watch, “Mad”

For years I’ve wondered why the heck John Andrew Frederick’s indie rock collective, the black watch, has not enjoyed even the cult-like...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #56: Let’s Stay Friends Forever — The Wind and the Rain

"Great song, Bob, but it suggests that you might be gay. Better change the words." Jesus. ...

Music, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Hawks, Doves and Kasey Anderson

Rob Smith celebrates the return of singer/songwriter Kasey Anderson from his trouble with the law and mental health issues....

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Eleven

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Eleven You would think after 110 episodes, Jon and Rob would want to take...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #823: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 5: Opening Act”

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Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #822: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 4: Thanks, Kid”

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Film

Creative Passion: Five Filmmakers and Their Inspirations

A smart film critic (possibly Ken Hanke) once wrote, “Filmmakers start by remaking things they admired in childhood.” I am not able to...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Ten

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Ten The boys packed in a great deal during the conversation, recorded...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #821: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 3”

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Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #820: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 2”

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A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Rick Barry, “No Such Luck (Surprise, Surprise)” (Exclusive Single Premiere)

Rick Barry enjoys working in his garden. Sometimes it seems that he’s happier getting his hands in the dirt than he is getting his...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #819: “Oldest Dude at the 1975 Concert, Part 1”

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Music

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem

This is the first in a series of articles about the various problems the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has with its nomination and election...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad: Coming Soon …

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Music, News, The Vinyl Diaries

The Vinyl Diaries: Dylan and Kendrick

Rob Smith reflects on the death of Kendrick Castillo, and why it hits close to home....

The 8th Day

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The 8th Day, “She’s Not Just Another Woman”

After nine years and well over 400 columns, I’ve decided to change Soul Serenade from a weekly to an occasional column. Obviously,...

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Terry Zwigoff’s “Louie Bluie”

In a career spanning 34 years, director Terry Zwigoff has only directed four major films. His 1994 feature Crumb may be the greatest...

Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Nine

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Nine The more the world spins out of control, the more Jon and Rob...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #818: “1988 Flashback: Scritti Politti”

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Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #817: “Anxiety & Depression”

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Podcast, Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Eight

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Eight In another throwback to “freeform” radio, Jon and...

Dizzy Heights, Music

Dizzy Heights #55: They Will Never Find Me Here — The Sun and the Moon, Vol. I

Tears for Fears fans know where the next show is going. ...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, “The Closer I Get to You”

When an artist dies too young it is always tempting to mourn not only the loss of his or her spirit but also the loss of the great work...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: James Billett, “Never Lose Flight”

  London-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James Billett is gearing up for the release of his new single, “Never Lose...

Film

I Was Born to Be an Example of Misfortune: Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

“If you asked a random person what their most anticipated release of April 2019 was, they likely said Avengers: Endgame. Yet I picked...