Tag: Chicago

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Elephant Rifle

Let me call it early: anybody who’s anybody who considers themselves a devotee of punk rock will consider Hunk, the recently announced...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Matt Mehlan

He’s going it on his own again and it sounds great. Tomorrow, after a decade-plus at the helm of the thought-rock ensemble/b(r)and...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: King G & the J Krew Celebrate “Humpback’s” 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, the beat was born. It was the sound of young adults from Louisville – a sprawling collection of...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Don Barnes, “Ride the Storm”

The .38 Special lead singer's debut escapes after 30 years of limbo....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Chicken & the Chick Flicks, “Too Bad About the Sun”

Chicken & the Chick Flicks’ Too Bad About the Sun, out now on Shinkoyo, is exhilarating for reasons that most records simply...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Amy Grant

Amy chats with Popdose to talk about her first holiday album in nearly 20 years....

Mellowmas, Mellowmas 2015, Music

The Fifth Day of Mellowmas: Lost Mellowmas — Ceteramas

"If a Peter Cetera Christmas album is re-released, does it make a sound?"...

EP Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Matthew Morgan, ‘Empathy for Inanimate Objects’

There’s something significant about a poignant, significant troubadour who leaves his heart on the table and bares his soul without...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Elephant Rifle, “Ivory”

This record begins with the uncontrolled wailing of guitar feedback and squalor, later joined by the gasps of a dying piano. And that’s a...

Music

Rock of Aging: 30 Years Later, the “We Are the World” Album Still Stinks

“We Are The World,” the charity single to end all charity singles (except it didn’t), was recorded 30 years ago this week. It was an...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: Rachel Grimes — Last Things Last

Rachel Grimes knew how to play the piano before she learned to walk. “My dad and grandmother played, so I was always sitting beside them...

Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: Richard Marx on Breaking Rules and His New Album, “Beautiful Goodbye”

Richard Marx joins us to talk about his new album Beautiful Goodbye, writing songs with Ringo Starr and why it's okay to break all of the...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Chris Besinger of STNNNG

Let’s try, okay, to be objective for a moment. STNNNG, a Minneapolis art-punk quintet with its heart on its sleeve and a roar in its...

EP Reviews, Music

EP Review: Nonagon, “The Last Hydronaut”

It’s hard to write about Nonagon, a Chicago-rooted band whose latest pocket full of cuts and volts is a 12-inch EP titled The Last...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: The Replacements, Riot Fest, Chicago, 9/15/13

If the Replacements had played every concert as well as they did on Sunday night at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, they would...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Ezra Furman, “The Year Of No Returning”

This Chicago native makes his solo debut on Bar/None with The Year Of No Returning; a fine effort that immediately made me smile.  This is...

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath

Popdose Lists

7 Musical Careers Impacted By Injuries and Illness

A look at seven musicians who overcome serious injury or illness and rose to the creative heights of their profession....

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...

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Music, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1973: Chicago, “Chicago VI”

Flashback looks over another of Chicago's big hits and complains about 'whatever happened to...'...

Contests, Music

Popdose Giveaway: Win Tickets To See Chicago In Cleveland

For Chicago, to borrow from the Beatles and call it a “long and winding road” doesn’t even begin to detail the...

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 17: Danny Seraphine

In the rock milieu, drummers are hardly ever famous in their own right; unless you happen to sing while you’re swinging the sticks,...

Music, News

A New Chicago Album In The Works? Say It Ain’t So!

Could that new Chicago album that can stand tall with their best material finally be coming?...

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 14: Nat Osborn

Matt and Jeff speak with Nat Osborn about his terrific new album, The King and the Clown...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Chicago

Taken together Chicago's catalog is fascinating, frustrating, brilliant and awful all at once. Read on and judge for yourself....

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks is a guy that you’re probably most familiar with because of his 15 year stint as the bandleader for Jay Leno and the...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Film, Music, Popdose Lists

Short Attention Span Oscars: 11 Mini Movie Music Video Classics

I haven’t seen ANY of this year’s slew of “Best Picture” nominees. Besides the high price of tickets and parking, I...

Chicago (1970s)

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Songs to Make You Love Chicago (the Band)

Not a fan of Chicago? You may change your mind after hearing these ten tracks....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

Music, Popdose, World's Worst Songs

World’s Worst Songs: “25 or 6 to 4” by Chicago

Wait, what? Chicago’s third single, “25 or 6 to 4,” was released in the summer of 1970, and it is flat awesome. It proves...