Tag: New York City

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Valerie Ghent, “New York City Streets”

Though I currently live in Los Angeles, New York is my adopted home. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t actively miss it several...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Curt Weiss, “Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan’s Wild Ride”

I’ve said this before, but I tend to enjoy (more often than not) biographies of people I either know little-to-nothing about or...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, “Luciferian Towers”

It’s starting to become the definition of stasis. Godspeed You! Black Emperor released a new LP, Luciferian Towers, the band’s sixth,...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Chicken & the Chick Flicks, “Too Bad About the Sun”

Chicken & the Chick Flicks’ Too Bad About the Sun, out now on Shinkoyo, is exhilarating for reasons that most records simply...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, New Artists, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: THE CHORDAES, “Touch The Ground”

A bright and vibrant production; not-easy-to-pinpoint influences but hooks, structure, melodies and harmonies galore, this debut album from...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Gideon King & City Blog, ‘City Blog’

Though Gideon King’s band sounds more like a digital music publication than a collaborative group of musicians, “City...

Soul Serenade - New York City

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: New York City, “I’m Doin’ Fine Now”

New York City had one big hit and a history of legendary connections...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Anne Steel, ‘What’s Mine’

A mainstay of the NYC cabaret and nightclub scene for the past half-decade, Anne Steele’s music is infectious, liberated, and...

Music, News

Groundbreaking New York City Music Series Expands to Los Angeles

Three years ago, New York City-based musician and promoter Aleksi Glick got the idea to merge upcoming bands with a unique, untapped venue...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Kings of the Brushwood Thicket, ‘The Lies You Leave Behind’

Seemingly since the dawn of time, or at least since man’s vocal cords were developed enough to create hums and grunts, life and death...

Music, Single Reviews

SINGLE REVIEW: Liz Graham, “Damaged”

Artists all over the world will tell you that one thing inspires more material than any other: pain. For some, there’s no other...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: Rachel Grimes — Last Things Last

Rachel Grimes knew how to play the piano before she learned to walk. “My dad and grandmother played, so I was always sitting beside them...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: The Workers, ‘Totem’

As synonymous with the New York every-man music scene as a protagonist in a Billy Joel Song, Dan Greenwald’s Workers have been a...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Paul Maged, ‘Diamonds and Demons’

A lot of singer/songwriters pen songs with a conscience. But, unless they’re Bruce Springsteen, rarely do those tunes mix catchiness...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Looking for Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders”

As unusual as it is to think of a hardcore heroin addict as a “legend”, that word is truly applicable to the one and only...

Album Reviews

REVIEW: Eric Frisch, “Goodbye Birdcage”

Major life changes can yield a host of outcomes, depending on the person. Some might hideaway, others may celebrate. Still others, like...

Popdose Exclusives

PREMIERE: Dog Society, “Our Own Parade”

You might say a band is truly dedicated to its craft when it reemerges from retirement after 20 years, and, most amazingly, releases...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

CD REVIEW: The Planets, “The Infamous Warner Bros. Demos – Summer Of ’76”

I don’t know how this escaped being recognized as a vitally important piece of work in a time of major musical landscape shifts. ...

Concert Reviews, Music, Popdose

Concert Review: Booker T. Jones, City Winery, New York City, 2/18/14

It isn’t often you get to see a true musical giant up so close and personal.  Seeing Booker T. Jones, the man whose name is (to...

Music, News, Popdose

Beatlefest 2014: And?…

So it came to pass that this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States.  It is well established...

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “CBGB”

In the words of my wife, “it came off like a strange mistake of a movie”.  And in a nutshell, that sums it up.  This...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Television

Dw. Dunphy On… Retro TV: A Serial Killer Stalks Cabot Cove

Ever wonder what happened to whodunnits outside of the cop/doctor procedurals? The answer, in part, is that suspension of disbelief killed...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Ronnie Spector, City Winery, New York City, 5/6/13

Ronnie Spector is more than her powerhouse voice, more than her tumultuous marriage to one of the most notorious...

Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The Improbable New York Mayor Ed Koch

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch died early Friday morning, February 1, at the age of 88....

Popblerd!

We Saw It!: Ash @ The Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/20/12

Ireland's Ash came to New York City's Bowery Ballroom, bringing a lengthy catalog of music with them. Check out what May had to say about...

Popblerd!

Songs in the Key of Life 19: “The Sound of Silence”

June looks over the devastation that followed Hurricane Sandy by choosing a classic from one of the acts most closely identified with New...

Popblerd!

Big Money Presents: Aging Hip Replacement Vol. 2, Episode 1-The Takeover

Same old column, brand new "hipster."...

Popblerd!

Dave Rullo Presents: Aging Hip Replacement #54

In the latest Aging Hip Replacement column, Dave Rullo wonders if the media's constant attention to 9/11 is making things worse....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 38: “This Is For You”

There was a lot more to The System than "Don't Disturb This Groove." Step into the wayback machine with us and check out the video for...

Theatre, Theatre Is Easy

Theatre Is Easy: “Sons of the Prophet”

Molly Marinik reviews Roundabout's newest off Broadway production, Sons of the Prophet. Bottom Line: sweet, funny, touching, and really...