That Moment When You’re Over It

Nearly twenty years ago, Kansas released their album Freaks Of Nature. I’m not here to speculate why the album is not revered as a lost classic. I’m not here to agree with the low sales numbers and throw more shovels of dirt ...

CD Review: Blur, “The Magic Whip”

If you have heard Parklife, The Great Escape, or Modern Life Is Rubbish, you’ll probably still enjoy the British band Blur’s latest, The Magic Whip, but there will be little denying what a pastiche of themselves the record represents.

A lot of ...

Blu-ray Review: “Interstellar”

In a nutshell: Science fiction epic gets the science correct, but more importantly, is an emotional tearjerker that occasionally stumbles over its best intentions. Even so, it is a worthwhile viewing and a terrific entertainment.

The Spoiler Alert: There may be descriptions ...

Rest In Peace, Michael Brown (1949 – 2015)

Popdose writers pay tribute to Michael Brown who passed away last week.

Ken Shane: I try to avoid calling anything “the best” or “the greatest.” It’s all subjective, isn’t it? In the end it’s just one opinion. So while I may ...

Comics Review: Howard The Duck #1

You better believe we’re going to spoiler it up in here, so consider yourself warned.

When I heard that Marvel was going to bring back Howard The Duck, I thought it was exactly what was needed for the times. In its ...

About The Kinks Debut (1964)

The top three bands of the British Invasion are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and…tied for third, The Who and The Kinks? In articles like these where you are supposed to project a voice of authority, you’re not supposed to speak in ...

Kiss Go Through Hell For “Hotter Than Hell”

It is nearly impossible to imagine a world without Kiss at this point. Whether you are a full-on soldier in the Kiss Army or you can’t stand them at all, you are always made aware that they exist even now. Gene Simmons’ ...

Nachtmusik: 20 Years Of Joe Jackson’s “Night Music”

In October 1994, musical chameleon Joe Jackson would release what was up to that point his strangest album. That’s saying something, considering the full scope of his musical output.

Known for an almost ruthless spirit of musical adventure, Jackson burst on the ...

Popdose Music Roundtable (June 2014)

Gather up your cattle because it is time for the monthly roundup once more. Witness as the very knowledgeable and worldly Popdose Staff talks you through what they were listening to in June, attempt to redeem the honor of The Knack, ruminate ...

Dunphy Knows It All: Fixing The Comic Book Industry

There has scarcely been a better time for the superhero genre. Even if your movie turns out to be a “flop,” you can still guarantee a #1 weekend slot at the box office on your eventual way to digital streaming services. Marvel ...

Reality Check: Star Wars VII – It’s Only One Photo!

Nobody’s going to talk about it? (Groan.) Fine.

So, in what has become only the second most annoying photograph distributed this year, behind Ellen’s freaking selfie, a photo of a script-read behind the scenes of Star Wars VII surfaced. In it ...

Rise Of The iHoles

Don’t look now, because they’re not. You can ask them to look up anything on their smartphones, but they’ll never actually look up at you. In fact, the zombie apocalypse would be preferable to this because at least the zombies acknowledge your ...

CD Review: The Choir, “Shadow Weaver”

I expect many people would find it hard to pin The Choir down at this moment. On the one side, they’ve been fairly consistent with releases over the past few years. But at the same time, Derri Daugherty has been adding ...

Of Heather Langenkamp, Whom I Knew Not

One of the most curious aspects of pop culture is the advent of “fandom,” and how it does and does not survive over time. Literally, the word “fan” is short for “fanatic” and there is plenty of fanaticism to be found in ...

CD Review: Gazpacho, “Demon”

There is a problem that has both defined and plagued progressive rock for as long as it has been a genre. Those over-long songs that have come to be beloved by the faithful and imitated by new generations, without getting at what ...

Alice Cooper’s Most Perverse Trick

KISS gets a lot of stick for decisions they’ve made over the years, and some of that is deserved. One I always felt was uncalled for was the antipathy, and often downright hatred, for the song “Beth.” Those who discount that track ...

Popdose Politicks: On The Edge Of The Syrian Seat

DwD: So, why is the president all hyped to go to war against Syria? Sure, he says it is not a war, but it is an attack on Syria, which we must countenance as an act of war.

My thought, and it ...

Popdose Flashback 1993: Billy Joel, “River Of Dreams”

Dw Dunphy – Think about this. How bad might it be that, for a whole third of your career, your muse for your creations is permanently tied to them. Those who recognize you for what you’ve done will constantly bring ...

Ben Folds Five, July 20, 2013: PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ

Saturday, July 20 marked the last day of what was one of the most uncomfortable heatwaves the Northeast has seen in years. That evening, Platters That Matter podcasters Chris Holmes and Dw Dunphy attended the Last Summer On Earth Tour, with the ...