Tag: Reviews

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POPDOSE PREMIERE: Magnetic Ghost, “Landfill”

Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Magnetic Ghost began as a side-project imprint for musician Andrew Larson. Their niche encompasses shoegaze,...

Music

From Woodstock to Springsteen: Spain’s Stormy Mondays and the American Dream

Despite hailing from Spain, Stormy Mondays have completed some ultra-American milestones: sharing a mic with Bruce Springsteen (in New...

Music

Soul Men: The Idiot Grins on Stax, Gram Parsons, and Bringing It All Back

Lots of music lovers would declare soul dead, or at least convalescing. (Unless you count artists like Bruno Mars who meld soul with funk,...

Music

If You Like Reggae, I Promise You’re Going to Love Nesbeth’s New Single

When I was in my mid teens I was obsessed with Bob Marley. SHOCKER. But unlike every other Midwestern white kid who bandied the term...

Music

From Backup to Breakout: Nemo James Talks New Album, Autobiography, and Becoming a ‘Minstrel’

Years ago, London-based singer/songwriter Nemo James gave up a bustling career he’d built as an in-demand session guitar player,...

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...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

Calgary’s the Unravelling Stage a “Revolt”

In 2010, Canada’s hard-rocking duo the Unravelling released their debut album to critical acclaim; the press dubbed it an...

Album Reviews, Music

EP REVIEW: Winchester Revival, ‘Burden’s Landing’

While some bands’ inability to pin down their influences and genre may be a bit of an issue that keeps fans and execs at arm’s...

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...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Nick De La Hoyde, “The Longest Way”

The disparity that exists between modern musical content and the real lives of its listeners is a very real problem. Lorde, for one, has...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Arthur Fowler, “What’s Keeping Me Going”

It’s appropriate for a Valentine’s Day release to have an element of love in it, though one could argue that every song and...

Popdose Exclusives

EXCLUSIVE: Ships Have Sailed, “Summertime”

Last year, LA indie darlings Ships Have Sailed released Someday, their first six-song EP, chock full of those dreamy SoCal melodies you...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Dave Plaehn, ‘Radio Sister’

It’s not often that I get to write about a musician who’s talented and also loves jug bands. (See my bio below for why this...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: John Helix, ‘Chronic Happiness’

Though upon first listen it’s evident that a whole host of influences came together to create the artist known as John Helix, the San...

Music

MUSIC REVIEW: Blunda, “Surrender”

You’ve probably never heard of Andy Blunda, but I guarantee you’d recognize his work. Lately, he’s been a mainstay in the...

Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Keith Alan Mitchell, “The Clumsy World”

Full disclosure: I am not writing about Keith Alan Mitchell because he hails from my native Ohio, even though I love giving a fellow Ohioan...

Album Reviews, Music

ALBUM REVIEW: Christina Rubino, “Alive From The Scrapheap”

Some artists claim to be deeply personal, but present only cloudy snapshots of their inner thoughts. Kind of like reading a diary only on...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Orval Carlos Sibelius, “Super Forma”

At a time when albums are teased, hyped, leaked, dissected, discarded and re-evaluated before they are even officially released, it has...

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Loretta Young Show: 100th Birthday Edition”

The Loretta Young Show, which aired on NBC from 1953 to 1961, embodies a lot of TV history. First of all, it’s an anthology...

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: iPhone-Ready Earbuds

Most of the stuff on sale at the Apple Store, both physical and virtual, tends to be made by Apple itself. Usually if Apple likes a company...

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Contests, Holiday Gift Guides

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Affordable Yet Good Headphones

Headphones don't have to be super-expensive or designed by Eazy E's super best friend to be super-excellent....

CD Reviews, Music

Fandango: On Ben Folds Five, Nostalgia, and the Lies I Ought to Tell

I am an objective reviewer. I have listened to a record. This record is by Ben Folds Five. It is called The Sound of the Life of the Mind....

DVD Reviews, Film, Popdose Giveaway

DVD Review: “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic — Royal Pony Wedding” (Plus: Win a Copy!)

Here’s the deal, fathers. If you have daughters—or sons who don’t care about outmoded gender roles (and if so, good on you,...

Music, Popdose Roundtable

SMiLE-ology: Inside The Beach Boys’ SMiLE Sessions

Literally almost fifty years in the making, last week saw the release of The SMiLE Sessions, a boxed set of material from the Beach Boys...

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The Bigger Picture: You’ve Got That Look

Recently, I went to a local Mexican food establishment to pick up dinner with a friend.  This restaurant has a TV mounted to the wall,...