Tag: Ken Shane

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, “Deep Soul”

I love soul music in each and every one of its glorious permutations, so it’s been gratifying for me to listen as a new generation of...

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CD Review: Heartless Bastards, “The Mountain”

Erika Wennerstrom is a genuine force of nature. If you’re hearing her voice for the first time, you quickly realize that it qualifies...

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CD Review: The Bee Gees, “Odessa” (40th Anniversary Edition)

F. Scott Fitzgerald once famously declared that there are no second acts in American lives. It’s a good thing that the Bee Gees...

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CD Review: Bon Iver, “Blood Bank [EP]”

Last year Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon blended his personal story, haunting melodies, and evocative lyrics on an album called For Emma,...

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CD Review: Side by Side, “Morning”

As you might imagine, the music writers here at Popdose are constantly receiving new music from PR firms, record labels, and sometimes...

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Listening Booth: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”

Bona fides: I’m a Jersey boy, and a fan. I’ve got more than 50 Springsteen concerts under my belt. I’ve even met him once...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: “That Lucky Old Sun”

Rolling Stone writer David Wild makes a very good point in the feature-length documentary Going Home that is central to the That Lucky Old...

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Music

Happy Birthday to the King

Elvis Presley would have been 74 years old today. As famous as he was in life, he’s achieved immortality in death. He may be bigger...

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Books, Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Holiday Gift Ideas

So you say that your finances are under more pressure than Rod Blagojevich and you still have gifts to buy for the holidays? Join the club....

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Brian Wilson, Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 11/23/08

He’s 67 years old now. The still-full head of hair is graying. There are a few extra pounds around the midsection of the once lanky...

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We are pleased to announce that we have acceded to modern technology and established ourselves a presence on Twitter. If you would like to...

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DVD Review: Parliament-Funkadelic, “1976 Live: The Mothership Connection”

The parallels between 1976 and 2008 are undeniable. Back then, the economy was in shambles, suffering through a wicked bout of inflation....

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Listening Booth: Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, “Cardinology”

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Cardinology (2008) purchase this album (Amazon) It’s been fashionable for the last few years to slag...

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Listening Booth: “Warren Zevon” (Collector’s Edition)

October 30, 2002 – It was close to the end when Warren Zevon made what everyone knew would be his final appearance on Late Night with...

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Listening Booth: Red Wanting Blue, “These Magnificent Miles”

When I was in my early 20s, I worked for a major concert promoter here in New Jersey. I recall that each time I walked into his office, I...

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Music

Levi Stubbs Tears

She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case When the world falls apart some things stay in place Levi Stubbs’...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Lindsey Buckingham in Boston, 10/17/08; Matthew Ryan in Asbury Park, 10/15/08

The career of a music writer certainly does have its perks. While it very often lacks in financial reward, it occasionally compensates with...

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Music

For John

John Lennon would have been 68 years old today. God bless you, John. We miss you, and we need you more than ever. kml_flashembed...

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Listening Booth: Lucinda Williams, “Little Honey”

Like many other people, I welcomed Lucinda Williams into my life with the release of the Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, in...

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Concert Reviews, Music

My Bloody Valentine: Roseland Ballroom, New York City, September 23, 2008

I guess it’s true: absence does make the heart grow fonder. Of course, there’s always the “out of sight, out of...

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Listening Booth: Lindsey Buckingham, “Gift of Screws”

Work or play. Family or friends. Protein or carbohydrates. Life is about seeking balance. Lindsey Buckingham has been seeking balance too....

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Listening Booth: Laura Nyro, “Season of Lights … Laura Nyro in Concert”

Christmas Eve, 1970. I was at the Fillmore East to see Laura Nyro. A month earlier, Nyro had released her fourth album, Christmas and the...

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Listening Booth: Brian Wilson, “That Lucky Old Sun”

Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun purchase this album (Amazon) “Genius is the ability to make something very complex seem very...

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Jerry Wexler: 1917-2008

A song comes on the radio. It’s one of those songs that has defined your life. It could be Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, or Wilson...

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Listening Booth: Conor Oberst, “Conor Oberst”

Tepoztlan, Morelas, Mexico is a place known for Aztec magic and extra-terrestrial sightings — so it only seems natural that Conor...

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Listening Booth: Randy Newman, “Harps and Angels”

Randy Newman will be 65 years old in November. On his first album of new material since 1999’s Bad Love, he emphatically...

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Tweener Mixtape Madness!

The Popdose staff was sitting around the other day, doing what we do best — namely, talking about records that most people wish they...

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Listening Booth: Ry Cooder, “I, Flathead”

The final entry in Ry Cooder’s California trilogy, I, Flathead finds Cooder exploring the Southern California drag-racing culture...

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Listening Booth: Alejandro Escovedo, “Real Animal”

We’ve been hearing the “rock is dead” pronouncements for so many years now that we don’t even listen anymore....

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Listening Booth: Centro-matic/South San Gabriel, “Dual Hawks”

What do we have here? Two bands, two albums, one package. Well yes, and no. While the bands have different names, and very different...