The Vinyl Diaries: Aerosmith, “Done with Mirrors”

Remember when Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension was supposed to be the band’s return to rockin’ form, a Seventies-style throwback to the groovin’, Stonesy, Yardbirdsy, slap-happy lewdness of Toys and Rocks, complete with the full-album return of Jack Douglas, who’d been behind ...

DVD Review: “¡Released! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998″

The crossroads between youth culture and Amnesty International came together in the mid-70s with a series of concerts that included members of Monty Python, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, as well as music by various recording artists, including Pete Townshend, Eric ...

Top 10 Musically Satisfying Solo Careers

Going it alone is hard, even when you’re incredibly talented. I learned this the hard way every weekend for my entire high school life. But sometimes a musician breaks away from the band and not only doesn’t fall flat on his face, ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 71

With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and ...

High Sierra Highlights: Top 10 of 2013

High Sierra Music Festival is easily one of the happiest places on earth. People return year after year (after year). They bring their kids. They fill up inflatable pools. They make signs that light up and camp with dozens of friends ...

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: “Light and Shade”

For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore the best — and sometimes the worst — in pop-culture and celebrity ...

Bob Dylan: The Poet At 70

Bob Dylan is 70 years old. That statement is at once momentous, and irrelevant. Irrelevant because Dylan has always seemed to stand apart from any mere concept of time. While he has certainly aged physically, he is as alive in the flesh, ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 43

Another week of 80’s rock is upon us as we continue our look at the letter R and songs that hit the Billboard rock charts but failed to cross over into the Hot 100.

Rhythm Corps
“Common Ground” 1988, ...

The Very Guest Of… Kirsty MacColl

The patron saints of Popdose are an unconventional bunch, to be sure. The big joke among the staff at the annual board meeting, held in Matt Wardlaw’s palatial estate, is that when we finally launch our own music festival, we ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 38

In the midst of record miles of blizzards, ice storms and shitty weather across the country, one thing is certain — without fail we bring the rock!  More songs from the letter “P” this week that hit the Billboard Rock ...

Popdose 2010: Ken Shane’s Top Albums of the Year

It’s no secret that people love lists. That’s why you see so many blogs and traditional media outlets deploying them, especially at this time of the year. What is perhaps a bit less well known is that people like making lists ...

CD Review: Robert Plant, “Band of Joy”

I’ve never been as much of a Led Zeppelin fan as, well, pretty much everyone that I know. Oh sure, there are definitely Zeppelin songs that I like, but that often has more to do with something Jimmy Page plays, ...

Rock Court: The People vs. Eric Clapton

For the prosecution: Mojo Flucke, Ph.D.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the prosecution will prove that Eric Clapton has committed numerous crimes against rock, namely:

• Making music way more derivative than legally permissible for a rock god

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 68

After what will probably go down as the worst week in the Bottom Feeders series, we crank it up a notch with some superstar artists and some really well-known songs. Here’s another week of artists whose names begin with ...

CD Review: Buddy and Julie Miller, “Written in Chalk”

It certainly wouldn’t be accurate to say that Buddy and Julie Miller have bad luck. After all, each of them has had wonderful career as songwriter and performer. They’ve each had fine solo albums. A variety of country artists have ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Bonus, Baby!

A funny thing happened in the middle of the 1990s: Record labels looked into their vaults and found that most of their best selling titles had been in circulation for awhile on CD and, as one would expect, weren’t as exciting to ...

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