Tag: Rob Ross

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

MINI ALBUM REVIEW: Beth Thornley, “Septagon”

Birmingham, Alabama native/Los Angeles-based Beth Thornley returns with her fourth release/first EP, Septagon and this is fast becoming a...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Punk in Africa”

Punk In Africa is a surprise to me.  First, because it is a concept I did not know existed – for someone who had lived the...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Deena, “Rock River”

Rock River, the new solo album from Deena Shoshkes of New Jersey’s The Cucumbers, is a breath of fresh pop air that I welcome.  For...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Steafan Hanvey, “Nuclear Family”

This album, of which a performance called “Look Behind You” is based around, is a highly personal memoir by Irish...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Holly George-Warren, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton”

Holly George Warren did an exemplary job of writing about Alex Chilton, the frontman of ’60’s hitmakers The Box Tops, the...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Noah Gundersen, “Ledges”

I keep getting lucky in hearing melodic, thoughtful and American music, which has been my taste for a while.  Yet again, a warm new voice...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, “English Dream”

The music on this album is fantastic.  Great sounding; great arrangements, so many delicious nuances in each track – a gloriously...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

MINI-ALBUM REVIEW: Galvanized Souls, s/t

A teenage, “hard rock” band – well, yes.  This Southern California quartet delivers a strong  5-song mini-album with...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Michael Nesmith, City Winery, New York City, 3/16/14

Being that we (us, being Allison Johnelle Boron and Rob Ross, respectively, both of Popdose) were at City Winery in New York on Sunday...

Book Reviews, Books, Music, Popdose

BOOK REVIEW: “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists & Songs That Defined The 1980’s” by Lori Majewski & Jonathan Bernstein

  This book is a proverbial “Top Of The Pops” greatest hits – most of which can be looked upon with a warm nostalgic...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Sarah Dooley, “Stupid Things”

There is a very fine line between “clever” and “cutesy” – and cutesy usually winds up smarmy and annoying,...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Little Chief, “Lion’s Den”

This is one of those happy moments of discovery – an unknown young band is recommended to you; you listen and you immediately connect...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Peter Buck, “I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again”

I was as surprised as anyone when it was announced in early 2012 that Peter Buck would be releasing a solo album and even more surprised...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Richard Barone and Nick Celeste, Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ, 3/8/14

At this point, I think I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve seen Richard Barone and Nick Celeste perform; that’s how...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose, Popular Culture

ALBUM REVIEW: Elvis Presley, “Elvis – Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Legacy Edition)”

I grew up in a household where the name “Elvis Presley” was worshiped and revered (as was “McCartney”,...

Music, Music Videos, Popdose, Single Reviews

SINGLE/VIDEO REVIEW: Richard Barone, “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

A beautiful and stirring rendition of The Velvet Underground (and Nico)’s classic, as offered up by Richard Barone.  One of the few...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Bongos, “Drums Along The Hudson” (special edition re-issue)

So there’s this band I like and have written about a few times.  You may have heard about them by now – The Bongos.  This...

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Bob Mould, “Workbook 25”

Certain albums, for me, are forever attached to a memory – sometimes good, sometimes bad.  When I first bought/heard Workbook in the...

Concert Reviews, Music, Popdose

Concert Review: Booker T. Jones, City Winery, New York City, 2/18/14

It isn’t often you get to see a true musical giant up so close and personal.  Seeing Booker T. Jones, the man whose name is (to...

News, Popdose

MATTHEW RYAN, “An Anthem For The Broken”

“An Anthem For The Broken” by Matthew Ryan, is now officially available for downloading.  As was first reported last week,...

Music, News, Popdose

SPECIAL SINGLE RELEASE: Matthew Ryan, “An Anthem For The Broken”

Matthew Ryan, who is set to release his newest album, Boxers, in the upcoming months, has announced a special single release to come out on...

Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Death Of Samantha, “If Memory Serves Us Well”

When a band reunites, it’s often a good thing.  When they reunite and record new material, it’s an even better thing. ...

Music, News, Popdose

Beatlefest 2014: And?…

So it came to pass that this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in the United States.  It is well established...

Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: The Beatles, “The U.S. Albums”

As a lifelong Beatles obsessive, I could ruminate and pontificate about the various permutations of Beatles albums.  As we all know,...

Music, Popdose, Single Reviews

PICK OF THE WEEK: Douglas Keith, “Harvest Home”

A name I hadn’t heard before, but was impressed by on first listen.  Warm and melodic, this New York based songwriter offers up his...

Film, Popdose

BREAKING NEWS: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

Various news organizations are reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York apartment of an apparent...

Music, New Artists

Single of the Week: Ryan Hobler, “Got a Ways to Go”

Upbeat piano-pop by native New Yorker Ryan Hobler is my nod for “Single Of The Week” – catchy, well-crafted.  Airy...

Book Reviews, Books, Music, Popdose

BOOK REVIEW: Amy Yates Wuelfing & Steven DiLodovico, “No Slam Danicing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes: An Oral History Of The Legendary City Gardens”

This 432-page tome is a loving tribute to City Gardens, the legendary (to many) but often overlooked club in Trenton, New Jersey that was...

Film, Film Reviews

FILM REVIEW: “Upside Down: The Creation Records Story”

This wonderful documentary tells the story of the U.K.-based label which gave the world “indie” music at its defined best and a...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, “Songs For The Turntable”

Once again, the venerable Atlanta rockers deliver their fourth new e.p. release since 2012; Songs For The Turntable is a sonic blast that...