Tag: features

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Exclusive: Holden Laurence’s Electric Solo Debut, “Cover Me in Roses”

With the May 5th release of his jaw-droppingly stellar album, Wild Empty Promises, Holden Laurence joins an elite group of artists on my CD...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Cait Brennan

On Friday, April 21, 2017, power pop rock goddess Cait Brennan releases Third, her second album and first on Omnivore Recordings....

Current Events, Gender Nation X

Gender Nation X: Trans Visibility Day — Kayla Autumn Ward and the Video That Saved My Life

The saying, “if we reached just one person, then it was all worthwhile” usually applies to indie films nobody has seen or...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

CD/DVD Reviews: Def Leppard, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Peter Murphy

Good concert films can either define an era (Woodstock, The Last Waltz) or an artist (Frampton Comes Alive, Cheap Trick at Budokan, Stop...

Music

The Popdose Comeback Club: 2017 Inductees

While playing the nostalgia concert circuit — state fairs, package tours and casinos — seems like a depressing way for members...

Music, New Artists

New Artists: February’s Five Most Freaking Fantastic F-Yeah Bands

To balance the terror of living in the tiny clutches of a flaming Orange Cheat-o, 2017 is already Making Music Great Again...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Modern English, “I Feel Small”

The 2010’s have seen a festival’s worth of typically-pegged Eighties acts come back swinging with some of the best albums...

Music, New Artists

New Artists: Pacific Radio and the Gray Vines

The year is young, and even though Emperor Cheat-o just took office, the Women’s March around the world gave us plenty of hope...

Current Events, Gender Nation X, Television

Gender Nation X: Amazon Sidesteps History by Canceling “Good Girls Revolt”

On Saturday, people around the world united, in record numbers, to peacefully and powerfully advocate for women’s rights....

Current Events, Gender Nation X

Gender Nation X: A Popdose Writer’s Journey Through the Gender Spectrum

Chiffon. Taffeta. Tulle. Satin. Silk. Velvet. Lace. These are the seven deadly fashion sins of cis gendered men. One exception, Hugh Hefner...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2016: An Aging Hipster’s Top Albums, EPs and Reissues

Year end album round-ups are no longer a consensus of the nation’s listening experience. We live in a hyper fragmented world —...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Exclusive: With Electro “Jingle Bells,” Nat Jay and Cookie Cartel Master Their Public Domain

It’s been two years since Vancouver singer/songwriter Nat Jay landed high on the Popdose year-end album charts with her sterling...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Jane Siberry, “Angels Bend Closer”

Angels Bend Closer, billed as Jane Siberry’s first official album in five years, is actually her first one in close to 20 that...

Music

Injustice League: Iggy Pop’s Incredible 2016 Continues With an All-Media Hat Trick

Who’d a thought that 48 years after the release of ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’,  2016 would become Iggy Pop’s...

Music

Injustice League: Mike Watt’s Supergroup With Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl Roars Back

In this new series, Injustice League, Popdose looks at some long-standing wrongs in the world of rock and roll that will thankfully not...

Music, Popdose Interviews, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, “White Doves”

When we last checked in with Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, the Columbus, Ohio rockers were just about to drop their new...

Listmania, Music, Popdose Lists

Listmania: 10 Sexy Songs to Wash That Trump Right Out of Your Ears

I was working on this post, a celebration of the best new songs in the Fall of 2016, long before the latest Trump tape surfaced; but...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive: Hailey Knox Stuns With Her New EP and Homage to a Legend

When she was 17, it was a very good year. That is, if you’re Hailey Knox in 2016. The singer/songwriter from Carmel, NY has already...

Music, Popdose Interviews, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis, “Stung”

In a perfect world, Duckie would have won Andie’s heart in Pretty in Pink; Xander would have wound up with Buffy, or at least...

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose’s Ridiculously Late Summer-of-2016 Music Roundup

Before we review a bunch of stellar new records, let’s have a quick recap of the year: fireworks, hangover, Bowie dies. Frey dies....

Music, Popdose Interviews, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Halo Circus, “Nothing at All”

A few weeks ago, Allison Iraheta and fellow Idol alum Haley Reinhart totally smoked out the Popdose servers when we spotlighted their...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Eliot Sumner, “Information”

Earlier this year, Eliot Sumner quietly released Information, one of the loudest, most ambitious, most exhilarating and inventive rock/pop...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Reviews: Haley Reinhart, “Better”; Halo Circus, “Bunny”

Dear American Idol, Since you’ve been gone, I’ve been thinking about your legacy. Your original premise was to take an unknown...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Reviews: ABC, Daniel Ash and Others Reinvent the ’80s in 2016

One of my favorite musical trends of the 2010’s is the glorious “return to form” comebacks from a dizzying array of...

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Cherry Red Records

  Long before Prince’s death, fans were wildly discussing if and when the vast contents of his audio library – the legendary vault...

Music

Best of 2016 (So Far): Finding Salvation in the Year’s Best New Music

For my final Popdose post until Fall, I am going out with a bang — or better yet, a shake, rattle and roll. Cancer sucks. I am...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Humor, Music

Fight Courtney, F*** Winona, Be the Biggest Rock Star of All Time: A Scientific Analysis

Hole founder, rumored songwriter behind Live Through This, and all around difficult human being Courtney Love once remarked that,...

DVD Reviews, Film, Popdose Giveaway

DVD Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — Royal Pony Wedding” (Plus: Win a Copy!)

Here’s the deal, fathers. If you have daughters—or sons who don’t care about outmoded gender roles (and if so, good on you,...

Greatest Un-Hits, Music

Greatest Un-Hits: Burden Brothers’ “Beautiful Night” (2003)

Of all of the at least pretty good, moderately successful alt rock bands of the mid-‘90s, the one that everybody in my high school loved...