The Friday Five: February 6, 2015

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

The Friday Five: September 12, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

The Friday Five: August 29, 2014

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Soul Serenade: Luther Vandross, “Here And Now”

I come here today to praise Luther Ronzoni Vandross, who, despite the somewhat incongruous middle name, was one of the greatest singers of any kind of music that this world has ever known. When he died nine years ago the world suddenly ...

Popdose 2013: Rob Smith’s Favorite Music of 2013

 

If these records could talk …

1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern

The last time I saw her, she was standing in a doorway, about to go inside and do something—something, that is, in addition to transitioning from a physical presence to a ...

The Friday Five: December 6, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a ...

Popdose Giveaway: Win a Limited-Edition David Bowie Vinyl Picture Disc

“Sorrow,” the only single released from David Bowie’s 1973 covers project Pin Ups, is being reissued by Parlophone Records as a 40th anniversary limited-edition 7-inch vinyl picture disc. Cheer up, though: Popdose has five of these gems to give away.

“Sorrow” ...

10 Movies…About Magicians (To Prepare You For ‘Now You See Me’)

I’m not sure Now You See Me is a real movie—I’m pretty sure it’s part of the massive viral marketing campaign for last weekend’s huge Arrested Development revival. Evidence: it stars Michael Cera look-alike Jesse Eisenberg, new A.D. cast member Isla Fisher, ...

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 41: Conspiracy of Venus

I knew I had been in San Francisco long enough to call the place home when I discovered that, much to my surprise, it didn’t seem unusual to see an all-women’s choir playing shows in the same venues as indie rock ...

CD Review: David Bowie, “The Next Day”

You don’t thank musicians for making records because that is weird. That is the psychological failing of a superfan that really needs to devote their life to something less superficial. You don’t thank the checkout person for ringing you up and ...

Single Play (Week of 3/4/13)

Here we go with another week of new(ish) music on “Single Play.” In this day and age, there’s so much music that’s available to us from our desktop computers, phones, tablets, and laptops, that it can be overwhelming at times. ...

The Friday Five: January 11, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have ...

The Vinyl Diaries: Kenny Loggins, “High Adventure”

My crushing cynicism about life cannot withstand the blunt-force power of certain phenomena that seem to exist purely to negate the cynic’s strength. I am impervious to baby photos, for example, but put me in the room with one of the little ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 9

Bottom Feeders takes a look back at every song that hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts, but only if they didn’t crack the top 40. It’s not meant to be a comprehensive review of each tune or each artist, but ...

Popdose Flashback ’92: The Beat Mix

You knew this was coming. Let’s get to it.

1. Shakespeare’s Sister – Stay
2. Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
3. INXS – Not Enough Time
4. George Michael – ...

Mix Six: My College Years

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The other day, I was messing around with Spotify’s “related artists” tab after listening to a song by The Smiths. And I found that in short order I was back listening to music that brought me ...

Desert Island Discs with Van Hunt

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Van Hunt has been one of the music industry’s best kept secrets for almost a decade now. Starting his career writing songs for and with artists like Dionne Farris and Rahsaan Patterson, and coming into his own as an artist ...

Greatest Un-Hits: Ween’s “Ocean Man” (1997)

Ween is one of those fantastic, cult-beloved quirky bands too interesting to ever be extremely popular that should have been one of those fantastic, cult-beloved quirky bands that eventually scored a single, fluke top 40 hit that sounds nothing like anything ...