Tag: review

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premiere: Christina Rubino, “Godspeed and Guns”

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Christina Rubino’s new music video begins with a quote from Cesar A. Cruz: “Art should comfort...

Music

Alexandra’s New Single and the Surprising Act That Inspired It

In the past decade or so, music has seen a resurgence of empowered female artists. Voices like Hayley Williams of Paramore, the resilient...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Exclusive: Utah’s Larusso Catches a “Fever” in New Video

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for pop-punk. I would go so far to say one of my favorite bands ever is Green Day. So...

Music

Berlin’s 7fields Covers the Strokes and It’s Kind of Amazing

When is a cover more than a cover? It seems like the mere act of reinterpreting another artist or band’s work is frowned upon or seen...

Music

SINGLE: Mel Monaco, “Single Again”

As a single person, the best part of Valentine’s Day is the day after… when all the candy is 50% off at Rite-Aid. A close...

Music, Popdose Exclusives, Video Premieres

Popdose Exclusive Video Premiere: Joel Ansett, “Turn to Gold”

Along with being an accomplished and visioned singer/songwriter, Denver’s Joel Ansett also has two more prominent ostrich-sized...

EP Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Van Norden, ‘At First Sight’

Lots of artists seek collaboration as a way to expand their musical horizons and challenge themselves to think outside their genre-specific...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Popdose Song Premiere: Ted West, “Bittersweet Descent”

The main ingredient for an honest, true artist is always authenticity, whether that comes from a trained background or from somewhere deep...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Mark Kraus, ‘The Story of Everything’

Okay, honesty time. I love music probably more than anything else in the entire world, and it’s no secret that my tunage of choice is...

EP Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Matthew Morgan, ‘Empathy for Inanimate Objects’

There’s something significant about a poignant, significant troubadour who leaves his heart on the table and bares his soul without...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Little Shells, ‘5 Deep Under’

Often, the most original and inventive sounds come from mashing up styles and genres. Brooklyn-based musician Conchita Campos prides...

Consumerism

Bowers & Wilkins Speakers

Few simple powered speakers for the PC has been around for a tenner.You do not have to spend much more to give his ears to hear...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: 2013 High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierra Music Festival is easily one of the happiest places on earth. People return year after year (after year). They bring their...

Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA, 3/20/13

Les Claypool is truly a singular artist. He’s transcended his various projects over the decades to become a sound, a style, a genre, all...

Popblerd!

Spin Cycle: Crystal Castles, III

Does "III" meet electronic act Crystal Castles' high standards? ...

Popblerd!

Spin Cycle: Serj Tankian, Harakiri

Outside of Zach De La Rocha, I don’t think there exists a more passionately political figure in music than Serj Tankian, front man...

Popblerd!

Spin Cycle: The Very Best, MTMTMK

The Very Best backs away from the sound that first brought them acclaim on their new album, "MTMTMK." Check out our review to know more....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Life in a Blender, “Homewrecker Spoon”

Popdose finally gets around to reviewing Life in a Blender's "Homewrecker Spoon" and regrets the delay....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Luck”

A review of the debut of HBO's new drama, Luck....

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Scorpion King 3”

Why does a movie like The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption exist? Film criticism as a pursuit, even a career, can become skewed...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Ben Folds, “The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective”

Ben Folds sums up an amazing career in a slightly uneven package....

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Sarah Jarosz, “Follow Me Down”

Sarah Jarosz avoids the sophomore slump — mostly — on her latest release, Follow Me Down....

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Pretty Little Liars:The Complete First Season”

I could tell you that Pretty Little Liars is one of the best shows on television, with exemplary acting that makes the sparkling dialogue...

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Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Unknown”

Unknown (Warner Bros., 2011) Liam Neeson ass-kicked his way out of the art house and into action hero territory with Taken, and for a...

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Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Hall Pass”

Hall Pass (Warner Bros., 2011) Take a promising cast full of comedic talent, give them a perfectly humorous premise, and put the directors...

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Music, Rob Smith Can't Say No

Rob Smith Can’t Say No: Jenn Grauer

Rob Smith Can't Say No to the gorgeous music of singer/songwriter/HBO producer (?) Jenn Grauer....

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Childrens Hospital: The Complete First and Second Seasons”

Childrens Hospital, the series created by comedian Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine), not only satirizes the medical drama...

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Music, This Week in Badass

This Week in Badass:…In Which Mr. Patton Gives Us Another Killer Band

Dave Steed checks out the new releases from The Book of Knots, Debauchery, Alestorm and Isis. ...