Tag: Big Star

Album Reviews, Music, New Artists

Album Review: The Legal Matters, “The Legal Matters”

You could make the argument that this is one of those reviews that just writes itself.  On first hearing the name of the band, I...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Reviews: Big Star, “#1 Record” and “Radio City”

The way I’m going to approach this is to pretend that I’ve never heard #1 Record or Radio City.  I’m going to write...

EP Reviews, Music

EP Review: Brett Harris, “Mr. Sunshine”

It’s simple:  Brett Harris is Durham, North Carolina’s best kept secret that’s not so secret anymore.  A gifted...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Music Roundtable: July 2014

This time out, the staff sorta slips down the Grohl hole and Don Henley may be a p****....

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Holly George-Warren, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton”

Holly George Warren did an exemplary job of writing about Alex Chilton, the frontman of ’60’s hitmakers The Box Tops, the...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premieres: Loveland Duren, “Birthmarks”; Cauldronated, “Ibossa”

It’s not often that I enjoy music videos – but when I do, I feel it necessary to help give them exposure.  And it would be...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Chilton, “Electricity By Candlelight”

It’s no secret that Alex Chilton is one of my heroes.  So this unexpected release is a happy reminder of what made this late musical...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Loveland Duren, “Bloody Cupid”

I’ll start by being concise – this is one of the year’s best albums, hands down.  Memphis legends Van Duren and Vicki...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: The Makers of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

I’ve written about this movie previously, but now, with the film making its national premiere in theaters, on InDemand and iTunes on...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Album Review: RED JACKET MINE, “Someone Else’s Cake”

This Seattle-based 3 piece pleases with this fine effort. Great sounding; has a very early-to-mid ’70’s feel which is fine with...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Big Star’s “Third,” Park West, Chicago, 6/28/13

A review of the tribute to Big Star's "Third" album at Chicago's Park West...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Album Review: THE WORLD RECORD, “Freeway Special”

I don’t know why or what it is, but now this is the second new band I’ve heard in a week who seems to have used Big Star as a...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Chris Stamey

Chris Stamey is the embodiment of the “thinking person’s musician”. His career is epic and storied: first as a member of...

Music, Popdose, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Jody Stephens (Big Star)

When it comes to bands whose critical acclaim far outweighs their record sales, few can compete with Big Star. The band, which initially...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Album Review: Chris Stamey, “Lovesick Blues”

I’m not sure why – I can’t put my finger on it, but this is a special album. Released during the long and sometimes...

Music, Popdose

Memphis: A Pilgrimage

Understand, I’m not a traveler by any means. It’s been – and this is no exaggeration – 16 years since I was last on a proper...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: A Fragile Tomorrow, “Be Nice, Be Careful”

This band from South Carolina hits the mark with their fourth album, a Mitch Easter/Ted Comerford-produced collection of 14 songs that span...

Film, Music

Big Star: For All Time

Perfect for fans as well as the uninitiated, the new Big Star documentary is a long-overdue testament to the band's greatness...


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Four

Who needs any stinkin' Crosby, Stills or Nash??...


bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’70s: Part Two

Will the second installment of our list of the '70s best albums leave your knickers in a bunch? Don't worry, the Popblerd team won't take...

A Fan's Notes, Contests, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Alex Chilton, “Free Again: The 1970 Sessions” (Win the Exclusive Vinyl Bundle!)

In 1970 Alex Chilton was fed up with is role in the Box Tops and still a year away from Big Star. The music he made that summer was a...


Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: Oranjuly

"Rob Smith Can't Say No" to the power-pop goodness of Boston's Oranjuly. Check it out at Popdose....


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Alex Chilton was the king of rock 'n' roll. The king of rock 'n' roll is dead. Long live the king....


Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Big Star, “September Gurls”

In his latest Infinite Play column, Dave Lifton takes a look at "September Gurls," the power pop masterpiece by the late, great Alex...



Alex Chilton Remembered

When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton's life, music,...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” Deluxe Reissue

In the summer of 1978, EMI saw the light. Driven by interest in Big Star in the U.K., they released a gatefold double album package...


Infinite Play, Music

Infinite Play: Chris Bell, “You and Your Sister”

This is a series I began on my blog, Wings for Wheels, a few years ago under the awkward title Songs I Never Get Tired Of. When I begged...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Big Star, “Keep an Eye on the Sky”

Ken Shane reviews a release that will have power-pop lovers drowning in ecstasy for the rest of the year: the new Big Star box set from...


Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang: Phish, “Joy”

Phish is back with their first album in five years, and Ben Wiser thinks it might be their best yet. Also: A list of potential candidates...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Posies in San Francisco, September ’98

Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz? (That was a rhetorical question. Put your hands and middle fingers down.) Last week in Bootleg...