Truth & Salvage Co.: The Popdose Interview

If you were looking for me the last few months and couldn’t find me, it’s very possible that I was off somewhere, curled up inside “Pick Me Up,” the title track of the new Truth & Salvage Co. album (Megaforce Records). Behind ...

The Popdose Interview: Howard Kaylan

On a cool night back in May, I ran into Howard Kaylan at the opening of Graham Nash’s photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City. We chatted for a few moments after I explained that I was slated ...

The Popdose Interview: Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is one of America’s greatest living songwriters, and I’m hardly the only one who thinks so. Paste Magazine said as much with a poll in which writers and musicians chose their favorites. Mallonee has released over 50 albums and endeared ...

The Popdose Interview: Aaradhna

If you were a successful music artist, what would make you want to quit the music business? Your brother in-law embezzling all your money? Realizing that law school was your true calling? Maybe the opportunity to be the ...

The Popdose Interview: Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks is a guy that you’re probably most familiar with because of his 15 year stint as the bandleader for Jay Leno and the Tonight Show and that’s okay. But there’s so much more to know about ...

The Popdose Interview: Fallen Riviera

Will Parry and Steve Ornest from Fallen Riviera are two guys who met as students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where they forged a friendship borne out of a deep love of classic rock music — well, ...

The Popdose Interview: A Silent Film

“All right, Chicago,” says Robert Stevenson, “let’s make this magic.” By this time in A Silent Film’s February 15 performance at Lincoln Hall, the group’s front man is about to lead the near-capacity crowd through a singalong to “Harbor Lights,” a track ...

The Popdose Interview: Lisa Loeb

With the renewed popularity of female-fronted alternative rock, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert saw a window of opportunity to bring ‘90s alt-rocker Lisa Loeb, a noted influence for many of those same artists, back around to file ...

The Popdose Interview: Debbie Gibson


If you want to feel inspired, spend a few minutes talking with Debbie Gibson. Certainly, you’re probably aware of the chart success that Gibson enjoyed in the ‘80s, beginning with her first single “Only in My Dreams” ...

Hayley Reardon: The Popdose Interview

Part of me fears for Hayley Reardon. The 16-year-old singer/songwriter’s voice has the same timbre as Kasey Chambers, or a young Maria McKee, and in that voice I hear the echoes of records I’ve loved for longer than she’s been ...

The Popdose Interview: Steve Berlin of Los Lobos


As music fans, bands find their way into our song-obsessed hearts in a variety of ways and some of the best experiences come about very unexpectedly.

I think we all have those early albums that we remember hearing that ...

The Popdose Interview: Ronny Cox

At age 73, Ronny Cox has emerged as a renaissance man. You can still see the co-star of Beverly Hills Cop and RoboCop (and a few movies not about cops, like Bound for Glory) in guest shots on TV shows ...

The Popdose Interview: Stanley Jordan

He’s never exactly been a household name, but Stanley Jordan has always commanded a certain amount of attention and respect in the jazz community, particularly among guitarists. To understand why, all you need to do is spend a few ...

The Popdose Interview: Julian Velard

The advent of affordable home recording technology and the rise of digital distribution have led to a massive explosion of music at the indie level. It’s a subject I’ve discussed at length, but I think it bears mentioning here again, because ...