Popdose Conceptual Theater: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

This turned out a lot better than I expected.

I’ve always had a weird sort of crush on Joan Didion – or at least the twentysomething ingenue she comes across as in her writing. My original intention was to use her novel ...

Hayley Reardon: The Popdose Interview

Part of me fears for Hayley Reardon. The 16-year-old singer/songwriter’s voice has the same timbre as Kasey Chambers, or a young Maria McKee, and in that voice I hear the echoes of records I’ve loved for longer than she’s been ...

CD Review: Indigo Girls, “Staring Down the Brilliant Dream”

As the story goes, the initial scene backstage at Lilith Fair in 1997 was a somewhat lonely one: many of the featured artists stayed in their individual dressing rooms with their respective bands until showtime. Until Indigo Girls showed up, that is, ...

Live Music: Folk Festival 50, Newport, R.I. (Day Two)

To be honest, I had my doubts about Day Two of Folk Festival 50. First of all, I was still tired from the day one. Next, it appeared that the lineup wasn’t quite as strong as it was on Saturday, and yet ...