Tag: Australia

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Saleeha, “Come Wander Through the Pale Dark”

As Saleeha, the Australian-born, Vancouver-based Max Buchanan makes meditative, slowly unfurling soundscapes that, surprisingly enough, do...

AJOBO, Album Reviews, Music

AJOBO: Australia’s Dan Webb Channels Political Frustration Into Timely New Album

For Australian prog rocker Dan Webb, timeliness is everything. He set a self-imposed deadline to finish recording by Election Day and to...


Alexandra’s New Single and the Surprising Act That Inspired It

In the past decade or so, music has seen a resurgence of empowered female artists. Voices like Hayley Williams of Paramore, the resilient...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, New Artists

Album Review: The On and Ons, “It’s The On And Ons Calling”

Now THIS is what it’s all about – driving guitars, strident rhythms, crashing cymbals and hooks galore – coming out of...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Nick De La Hoyde, “The Longest Way”

The disparity that exists between modern musical content and the real lives of its listeners is a very real problem. Lorde, for one, has...

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “20,000 Days on Earth”

One of the more interesting (to fascinating) musicians/writers to come out of the post-punk era is unquestionably Nick Cave.  As the...

Album Reviews, Music, New Artists, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Immigrant Union, “Anyway”

A couple of words would fit to neatly describe this Australian-based band and their latest effort, Anyway:  dreamy-pop, light psychedelia,...


Music, Popdose

Here’s Something Else!: Little River Band That Doesn’t, You Know, Suck

Australia’s Little River Band placed 11 songs in the Top 40 in the late 1970s and early 1980s, becoming one of the most successful acts...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Please Stop Burning the Midnight Oil

Songs from Midnight Oil's 1993 acoustic tour are featured this week, while Bootleg City goes "unplugged" to fight light pollution...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Recap of Ghana v. Germany and Australia v. Serbia and Matchday 14 Previews

Ghana 0-1 Germany Australia 2-1 Serbia The second set of games of the day were no less thrilling – four teams, all of whom were still...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 12 Recap and Matchday 13 Previews

It’s tough to follow two games simultaneously. Over the years I’ve found that the best way for me to do this is to put the game...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 9 Recap and Matchday 10 Previews

Netherlands 1-0 Japan Games like this are why I can never take the Dutch seriously as contenders, but also why I can’t count them...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 8 Recap and Matchday 9 Previews

Germany 0-1 Serbia I disagree with the conventional wisdom on the sending off of Miroslav Klose. Yes, it was harsh, but he was already on a...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 3 Recap and Matchday 4 Preview

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia The things I do for you people. When people talk about why they don’t like soccer, it’s because...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 2 Recap and Matchday 3 Preview

Every Friday throughout the World Cup, WNYC’s excellent Soundcheck program will focus on the music of the nations at the World Cup....


Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups C & D Previews

Remember that there’s still time to join the Yahoo Fantasy Group for Popdose readers. The password is “popdose.” Group C...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The New Christs, “Gloria”

When discussion turns to the band Radio Birdman, they are invariably described as the “seminal Australian punk group.”...


Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: Des’ree, “Kissing You”

I “fell in love” so many times in high school that it’s hard to know who to classify as the first, but Damon was the...


No Concessions

No Concessions: History Lessons (“Milk,” “Cadillac Records,” “Australia”)

It was easy to laugh at the Oscars recently, when, after a montage of heart-swelling moments from earnest, socially conscious,...