Tag: Sparks

Music

The Popdose Comeback Club: Class of 2017 (Round 2)

There are some comebacks the world doesn’t need: Sean Spicer, Bill Cosby, another Spiderman reboot — and plenty that are long...

Listening Booth, Music

Listening Booth: Matthew O’Neill, Coke Belda, Steven Wilson, Etc.

Every time I am about to write off this bit of malarkey we call “Americana,” something pulls me from the brink. Don’t...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand, House of Blues, Cleveland, 5/31/17

We had the chance to see Franz Ferdinand's current U.S. tour. Here's our review!...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2015: An Unintentionally Retro-Heavy List of the Top Albums of the Year

Give 50 music writers a forum to tout their top 50 albums of the year and you’ll probably see 45 or so unique bands and...

Album Reviews, Music, News

Album Reviews: Sarah Cracknell, Adam Lambert, and FFS Lead June Releases

Forget Christmas or “Christmas in July”, most of the year’s top new albums arrive this month to a record store (way...

Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Best of 2014: Rock and Pop Albums

Most year-end “Best of” lists are about wrapping up the year in a tidy bow and moving on, this list...

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Music, Weeknight '80s Dance Party

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/20/11

Put on your dancing shoes and strap on your guitar. It's time to rock a little and dance a little at the Weeknight '80s Dance Party....

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 1/14/11

Mixtape madness, honest voices, strangeness ensues!...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 9/10/10

El Ten Eleven – Hotcakes from Every Direction Is North (2007) Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly from Lounge-A-Palooza...

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Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 82

Whew. Friday morning was a big ol’ sigh of relief for me. My wife and I moved last Wednesday (hence my late-Thursday responses to...

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Lost in the '80s, Music

Lost in the ’80s: Les Rita Mitsouko

French duo Fred Chichin and Catherine Ringer met at a theater production in the late ’70s and an instant musical bond was formed, one...

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Lost in the '70s, Music

Lost in the ’70s: The Quick

Unknown to nearly everyone save the most devoted power-pop and glam aficionados, the Quick were managed by legendary Los Angeles scenester...

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Chart Attack!, Lost in the '80s, Meta, Music

Lost in the ’80s: “Revenge of the Nerds”

It may be the height of over-sharing to admit this, but Revenge of the Nerds was a movie that really spoke to me in high school.  As a...

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Music, Phagz on 45

Phagz on 45: Episode Five

You know the deal: John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle impersonator, a.k.a. his buddy Matty (or...

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Music, Phagz on 45

Phagz on 45: Episode Three

Our new(ish) weekly feature on Popdose rolls on, as John C. Hughes and the world’s foremost Belinda Carlisle impersonator, a.k.a. his...