Tag: Omnivore Recordings

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

Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Hillman, “The Asylum Years”

Chris Hillman co-founded some of the most classic, seminal, groundbreaking acts of the ’60s and ’70s – namely The Byrds, The...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Jeffrey Gaines, “Alright”

Jeffrey Gaines is a name you should be familiar with because he’s been putting out thoughtful, soul-clenching, highly personal and...

Winfield Parker

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Ru-Jac Records Story

On February 2, Omnivore Recordings will release the third and fourth discs in their splendid compilation series The Ru-Jac Records story....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Big Star, “Live at Lafayette’s Music Room”

Dear God, this is amazing.  Not because it’s Big Star – let’s make one thing clear from the outset:  I...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “I Am the Cosmos” (Expanded)

So there have been a few occasions where I had been asked to write about Chris Bell’s I Am The Cosmos album – and I’ve...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Chris Bell, “Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star”

This wonderful, 22-track compilation is just part of the work Chris Bell did before he dug his heels in with Big Star in 1971. ...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Chris Price, “Stop Talking”

  This sophomore effort from heralded producer/musician Chris Price is a revelation.  I found it, thanks to the excited...

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...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Big Star, “Complete Third”

The first thing I want to disclose before going further is to say that in the canon of the three albums Big Star, one of my favorite bands...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: J.D. Souther, “Black Rose”

If it wasn’t enough that John David (J.D.) Souther’s debut self-titled album was a stunner, then it shouldn’t come as any...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: J.D. Souther, “John David Souther”

J.D. Souther’s debut solo album could (at least the argument is there) be looked at as the “lost Eagles album” –...

Music

Record Store Day Special: Big Star, “Jesus Christ”

I’ll keep this simple – a timely package:  the iconic artwork of the three wise men looking at the neon Big Star...

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Carl Hall, “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”

A new compilation from Omnivore shines a light on an unjustly forgotten soul singer...

CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, Music

DVD/CD Review: Big Star, “Live in Memphis”

As I did with the recent re-issues of Big Star’s #1 Record and Radio City, I went into listening and watching Live In...

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

Boxed In: The Top Music Reissues of 2012

Every year, while lording over an impressive amount of music catalogue news and views at my site, The Second Disc, I think the same thing...

A Fan's Notes, Contests, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Jellyfish, “Bellybutton” and “Spilt Milk” (Win the 180-Gram Vinyl Reissues!)

Jellyfish recorded only two albums during their brief career. Neither has ever appeared on vinyl. Now both have been reissued in splendid...

A Fan's Notes, Contests, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Alex Chilton, “Free Again: The 1970 Sessions” (Win the Exclusive Vinyl Bundle!)

In 1970 Alex Chilton was fed up with is role in the Box Tops and still a year away from Big Star. The music he made that summer was a...

Listmania, Music

Popdose 2011: Mike Duquette’s Top Catalogue Projects

According to crazy people, next year will see the wholesale demise of compact discs as well as the heroic efforts of Jon Cusack saving...

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Popdose Contest: Big Star, “Third” – Win the Record Store Day Exclusive!

The vinyl release of Big Star "Third" as a Record Store Day exclusive is one of this year's most special offerings. Popdose has a copy for...