Tag: Music

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Music, Test of the Boomerang

Test of the Boomerang: An interview with Noah Weiner of the Grateful Dead Listening Guide

Noah Weiner has been the force behind The Grateful Dead Listening Guide for the past year. A longtime collector and fan of the Grateful...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Tommy Shaw, “Lonely School”

Maybe eight or ten years ago, if you’d wanted to make some pretty decent money on a minimal investment, all you had to do was find a...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Annoying (But Popular)”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Every now and then there are songs that come down the pike that people just love, love, love. But you know what?...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Don Dixon and Marti Jones LIVE!: The Official Bootleg

For a few precious years in the late 1980s and early ’90s, the most communal experience on the pop touring circuit was a family...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: “Lyle Lovett and His Large Band”

By 1989, Lyle Lovett had already been kicking around for a couple of years. He cut a unique figure from the start, a Texan Eraserhead with...

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How Bad Can It Be?, Music

How Bad Can It Be?: Mishka

So I’m eating pork rinds naked at my computer, idly wiping my greasy hands on my thighs while the dog slouches in a corner licking...

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Freshly Unwrapped, Music

Freshly Unwrapped: 2/20/09

Do not be alarmed! Do not adjust your set! Chartburn hasn’t gone away — it’s just sharing space with some more Friday...

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Mojo's Cold Shot, Music

Mojo’s Cold Shot: Los Lobos, “That Train Don’t Stop Here”

Los Lobos‘ 1992 album Kiko is nothing short of fabulous. A tour de force of primitive rhythms, Latino percussion, gorgeous acoustic...

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Music

Touch And Go Records: Certainly The Second Part

In sudden and shocking fashion, it was announced today that Touch And Go Records, the venerable Chicago label, would be closing down its...

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Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: The Three Stooges, “Madcap Musical Nonsense at Your House”

Today’s Way Out Wednesday nugget of joy is brought to you by the Three Stooges. The Stooges made a number of popular short subjects...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Coconut Records, “Davy”

Too many actors turned “musicians” simply stumble through albums without much creativity or passion, depending on the fame and...

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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 Reviews, Music

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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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Oh So Middle School”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Do you remember you middle school years?  For old codgers like me, middle school was called “junior...

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Music

Being Kurt Cobain

My first impression of Kurt Cobain, even before I knew anything about him, was that he was the kid in school who was painfully quiet, but...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '89

Popdose Flashback: Pixies, “Doolittle”

Pixies – Doolittle (1989, 4AD) purchase this album (Amazon) To a certain extent, Doolittle – the Pixies’ most...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Jessica Simpson

I did a double take when I read my own headline, and for good reason. I have no interest in Jessica Simpson, whether as sexpot, celebrity,...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: Cheryl Ladd, “Think It Over”

Charlie’s Angels chanteuse Cheryl Ladd was known for two spectacular things: her acting and her singing. What? What’d you think...

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Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Vivian Girls

Brooklyn-based trio Vivian Girls have lived a lifetime in blog years, going from virtual unknowns to hipster music blog celebrities to...

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Music, Way Out Wednesday

Way Out Wednesday: The Best of Big Daddy

Big Daddy is a musical group with a rather unusual back story. I’ll let the liner notes explain: While on a USO tour of Southeast...

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CD Reviews, Music

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 Reviews, Music

CD Review: Yes, “Symphonic Live”

Yes – Symphonic Live (2009, Eagle Records) purchase this album (Amazon) It’s hard for me to judge the music of Yes in any...

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Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Motley Crue, “You’re All I Need”

Bands like Rush and AC/DC wear as a badge of honor the fact that they’ve never written or performed a power ballad. I love them both,...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: The Wild Swans

This has been a week of happy endings for me, and I’m not referring to a trip to the massage parlor (this time). Y’see,...

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Lost MP3 of the Week, Music

Lost MP3 of the Week: Muddy Waters, “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”

Being an obsessive music hoarder has its drawbacks. The questions of, “How often do I really listen to ______ ?” and all those...

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Chartburn, Music

Chartburn: 2/6/09

Mainstream Rock: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, “I Love Rock & Roll” (1982) Zack: The only way this song to could get worse...

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Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Interview: Sarah Negahdari of the Happy Hollows

In just two short years, the Happy Hollows have racked up some impressive milestones since their formation in L.A. – they’ve...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Novice and the Giving Up

“Everything’s going well,” he said. That was it. No elaborate descriptions of the wonderful future possibilities, the...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Peter Himmelman, Part Two

When last we left Peter Himmelman, he was leaving (or being pushed out of) the major-label world, and heading for indier pastures. Far from...