The Popdose Interview: Howard Kaylan

On a cool night back in May, I ran into Howard Kaylan at the opening of Graham Nash’s photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City. We chatted for a few moments after I explained that I was slated ...

Revival House: Return of the Jedi

It was a three year wait to find out what happened to Han Solo, who was last seen frozen in carbonite and loaded onto Boba Fett’s spaceship. 30 years ago, on May 25, 1983, Return of the Jedi, one of the most ...

The Popdose Interview: Director Brenda Chapman

There might be an anti-climactic air about this interview with director Brenda Chapman who, a couple hours after speaking to me, would find movie studio Disney rescinding their plans to revise the look of

Eurovison Song Contest 2013 Preview

The most magical time of year has arrived once again, that time of year I like to call Christmas in May. The time of year when a slew of European countries (and some countries that are questionably European) ...

10 Music Festivals To Overwhelm 2013

As Coachella’s historic free live webcast on YouTube just two weeks ago reminded us: music festival season is now upon us!

From the cultural flashpoint in 1969 at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, to the mass proliferation of today that ...

Youngblood Hawke: The Popdose Interview

Overnight success is incredibly rare. Much more common are the proverbial flashes in the pan — artists quickly ascending to critical and popular acclaim, only to have that it revoked as a result of mismangement, creative struggles, or succumbing to the ...

Why Superheroines Matter

Remember how when you were a kid, you were utterly, thoroughly convinced that your mom was the best mom in the world, despite the fact that you had zero basis for comparison? Actually, the fact that there was no basis for ...

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 Tonight Show and that’s okay. But there’s so much more to know about ...

SXSW Interview: Jim Lauderdale

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale have known each other for more than 30 years, and they frequently hang out both on- and offstage. Separately and together,  they create country music of the highest pedigree.  So whenever they want to tear ...

Amaluna takes Cirque du Soleil to new Heights

Amaluna, the latest gem from Cirque de Soleil’s seemingly bottomless treasure chest, is about to bid farewell to Seattle and trek across North America. This dazzling, spellbinding and breathtaking show transcends mere entertainment — it is a testament to ...

David Schelzel of the Ocean Blue: The Popdose Interview

Hershey, PA’s the Ocean Blue rose out of the 80’s and soundtracked much of my greater 1990’s. Over the course of five albums and some terrific EP’s, they bridged the gap between new wave and the next Brit Pop invasion (Blur, Pulp, ...

The Popdose Interview: Peter Beckett of Player

Remember the band Player? Sure you do…and even if you think you don’t, it’ll only take three words to remind you who they are: “Baby Come Back.” That’s not by any means to suggest that there’s no more to the band than ...

Drew Holcomb on Songwriting, Fatherhood, and the NBA


You’ve probably heard a Drew Holcomb song before. His music has been featured on an endless amount of television shows: Parenthood, Justified, Deadliest Catch, How I Met Your Mother, House, One Tree Hill — and those are just the ones ...