Tag: Philadelphia

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Radon Chong, “I Keep On Talking to You”

Captain Beefheart devotees, rejoice! Shape-shifter Don van Vliet might be deceased but his spirit – and that of his ever-evolving Magic...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Roger Waters, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, 8/8/17

The co-founder of Pink Floyd offers bombast and protest during Philadelphia tour's opening night....

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

Philly’s The Wayside Shakeup Remains ‘Optimistic’

There’s been much discussion around the ostensible death of American rock music. Where are all the garage bands? The amps that go to...

Popblerd!

Jason Mulgrew’s 236 Pounds of Class Vice President: 200 Pages of Funny

This guy wants you to read his new book. So do I, actually....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Boyz II Men, “Cooleyhighharmony”

Nathan, Michael, Shawn and Wanya: four names that were on everyone's mind 20 years ago. Dave Steed takes a look back at his awkward teen...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 1994

In week three of her look at Best Original Song Oscar nominees from years past, Kelly Stitzel revisits the year the Boss took home the...

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Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: ellipsis

Rob Smith wants no part of another Leonard Cohen cover, but he Can't Say No to the gentle folk of Philadelphia's ellipsis....

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: XPoNential Music Festival, Part Two

To read Part One of my coverage of the 10th annual XPoNential Music Festival, please click here. If anything, the weather along the banks...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Dr. Dog, “Shame, Shame”

I like the good old three chord rock and roll as much as any other jaded music writer does. But I also like innovation. I love hearing...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Political Scandal of the Decade of the Week!

A few weeks ago, concerned (i.e. nosy, spiteful, possibly dating archnemesis Matt Wardlaw) citizen-journalist Annie Zaleski leaked a letter...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The Mayoral Race Is Heating Up!

It’s hard not to get paranoid when you’re an elected official. First there was the August catnapping that turned out not to be...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Slo-Mo, “Gimme What You Got”

Generally it’s not my style to ask you to buy an album. I tell you what I think, and then you make up your own mind. That’s the...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Matthew McConaughey’s Favorite Songs of the Late ’90s

Hey, y’all. Matthew McConaughey here, fillin’ in for Mr. Mayor of Bootleg City this week. Cassanova gave me a jingle-jangle the...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Top 17 Songs of the ’90s

For this special edition of Bootleg City, I’m spotlighting the top 17 songs of the ’90s, a decade we can all officially start...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: XPoNential Music Festival, Camden, N.J.

All Photos Copyright © David J. Simchock. Visit David’s Website: Vagabond Vistas. WXPN is the listener sponsored Triple A radio...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: Robert Hazard’s Philly Rock ‘n’ Roll

My brief tenure as a resident of Philadelphia, from 1990 to ’92, coincided with a period of remarkable growth for the Hard Rock Cafe...

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Music

Hall of Fame Week: Todd Rundgren

“All the lies, all the truth, all the things that I offer you / All the sights, all the sounds, all the times that you turned me down...