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 ...

bLISTerd Presents: Our 15 Favorite Arcade Machines

Many moons ago (by which we mean until the mid-90s), there existed mystical Shangri-La’s in shopping malls all across Americas, where quarters flowed, laughter resounded, and countless beefs were settled by joysticks and four buttons. Where the latest games were at your beck ...

Shameless Nostalgia: Rise of the Celebrity Chef

In 1993, CNN co-founder Reese Schonfeld and Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen changed the way Americans relate to food. They took the cooking show and gave it its own network, much in the same way MTV gave music videos their own network ...

Shameless Nostalgia: SimTower

In 1994, I could boot up my family’s PC, wait around ten minutes for it to warm up and then delve into, of all things, a real estate development simulator that engrossed me for hours as I transformed a humble ...

Shameless Nostalgia: When Rock Was Dead

Rock is deader than dead

Shock is all in your head

Your sex and your dope is all that we’re fed

So fuck all your protests and put them to bed

-Marilyn Manson, “Rock is Dead”, 1999

 

For one, ...

Shameless Nostalgia: Daria

Shhh… wait, what’s that? Do you hear that? It’s… it’s… yes! We’re finally here! The moment when cultural nostalgia for the 1980s is no longer really a thing!

Oh, okay, so that hasn’t really happened yet. Movie studios are still ...

Finding Weird in the 90s

I love weird pop culture. I’m not talking about “so bad it’s funny/good” weird, but genuinely bizarre stuff that belongs in its own, special, thoroughly un-ironic corner of human artistic expression. It’s valuable both as a consumer and critic of pop culture ...

Beyond the Wonder: Up

I can say without any trace of snark or irony that to this day I will stop whatever I’m doing and start dancing like a moron (the only way I know how) any time Right Said Fred’s early ’90s mega-hit, “I’m ...

Beyond the Wonder: Blind Melon

Blind Melon never stood a chance with me.  When “No Rain” hit it big in 1993 (having been originally released in ’92), I was at the zenith of my heavy metal/prog rock love.  There was no way this ...

The Popdose Interview: Justin Currie

When I came across Del Amitri in 1992, it happened in the midst of an important year of musical growth and enlightenment that would find my CD player filled to the brim with new releases from bands like Social Distortion, Rollins ...

Bootleg City: Elastica in Europe, 1994-’95

Greetings, citizens of Bootleg City. It’s an honor being the first female interim mayor of this fair ‘burg. But perhaps you’re wondering how I snagged this plush gig.

No no no, it’s nothing like that. Apparently I wowed Mayor Cass with my ...