Tag: feature

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 10

As our Time-Life "AM Gold" series rolls on with the next batch of tunes from 1964, let's all take a moment to recognize the genius of the...

Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: “Rescue Me”

Rescue Me had a knack for sucking you in with ridiculous antics between the guys in the firehouse, and then shoving a red hot poker into...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Look, Ma! We can count to a hundred!...

AM Gold: 1964

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 9

AM Gold: 1964 beckons! Enjoy the Supremes and the Zombies! Make it through Gene Pitney!...


Here’s Something Else!: Talking Heads’ essential weirdness made perfect sense

The Talking Heads emerged weird, polished that weirdness, and let the world catch up....

Music, Parlour to Parlour

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 33: Quinn DeVeaux

Hailing from Oakland, California, Quinn DeVeaux talks about the hybrid of gospel, blues and R&B that he calls blue beat in this month's...

Current Events, Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Does Music Need to Get Political Again?

There's a noted lack of political commentary in modern pop music. Is that such a bad thing?...

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: Problems with “The Help”

Bob Cashill isn't all smiles over the top-grossing adaptation....

Consumerism, Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Over-merchandised Artists

From chicken to coffee and Jimmy Buffett to Ryan Tedder, the Popdose staff recounts those musicians whose merchandising presences are...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Leiber, 1933 – 2011

Jerry Leiber, a founding father of rock and roll, and one of the greatest songwriters in the history of popular music, died this week. Ken...

Consumerism, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Ticketmaster Joins Forces with Facebook

From Mashable: Ticketmaster, the event ticketing property of Live Nation, is enhancing its interactive seat maps so that ticket buyers and...

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 3

Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel conclude their look at Madonna's career by discussing the odds and ends of her discography and...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: John Michael Rouchell of MyNameIsJohnMichael

Who are MyNameIsJohnMichael, and why do you need to stop what you're doing and listen to them? Find out here....

Popdose Roundtable, Theatre

Popdose Roundtable: A Musical “Ghost” Haunts Broadway

There was no immediate warning about whether audience members in the first five rows might be spattered with stray bits of clay, but on...


Popdose Roundtable, Theatre

Popdose Roundtable: Sondheim vs. the New “Porgy and Bess”

Bob Cashill: He loves the original Gershwin production, but — as he makes clear here — is less than thrilled with a revised...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Century Media Pulls Its Catalog from Spotify. Does It Matter?

Dave Steed: Indie label Century Media has pulled its catalog from Spotify. First of many? Or first one I’ve heard of of many that...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Phil “Fang” Volk

Famed bass players the likes of Brian Wilson and Will Lee have all flipped their instruments of choice in tribute to Phil “Fang” Volk,...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: SuperHeavy’s “Miracle Worker” Listening Party

kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/DUC0YdrrLSo" width="600" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" / Matt Springer:...


Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: David Wilcox, “Home Again”

In the fall of 1991, I was a high school senior, just starting to find my feet as a music writer — and as a listener, just...


Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Three-Way Breakfast Cereal Battle Royale!

The Great Gross-Off is probably my oldest Web series, and also my most infrequent, so I won’t blame any of you for not remembering...


Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Used to Love (And Why We Stopped Loving Them)

The Popdose staff sits down for an in-depth discussion of how much it hurts to break up with a favorite artist....


Jheri Curl Fridays, Music

Jheri Curl Fridays 06: “Fishnet”

Morris Day scored the biggest hit of his solo career with "Fishnet," which reunited him with former bandmates Jam & Lewis....


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Peter Bradley Adams

Peter Bradley Adams talks with Rob Smith about his new album, Between Us....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 56

Dave Steed checks out the letter W this week as he visits more rock tunes from the '80s. ...



Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Marvin Gaye edition

Marvin Gaye’s 1971 masterpiece What’s Going On doesn’t simply boast the gospel influence that marks so much of...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Monday Edition (6/13/11)

Elvis Costello – Welcome To The Working Week (from My Aim Is True) Kool Moe Dee – I Go To Work (from Knowledge Is King)...


Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 05: “Unconditional Love”

The years immediately following the “Death of Disco” weren’t the easiest for Donna Summer, who had been the most...


A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: The Southern California Connection

A great new album from the LA band Dawes stirs some distant southern California memories for Ken Shane....


Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Wild Tchoupitoulas, “Meet de Boys on the Battlefront”

Caught up in the HBO series Treme, Ken Shane is in a New Orleans mood this week. He delivers up a Crescent City classic from the Wild...


Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Jace Everett’s “Bad Things” (2009)

I haven’t seen that much of True Blood, mainly because I am an adult male. Looking past the screaming camp, broad stereotypes,...