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!...

Music

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Peter Bradley Adams

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

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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. ...

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Music

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...

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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)...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...