Single Play (Week of 4/22/13)


“Young & Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey

It’s not like Lana Del Rey needs the exposure for her new single, “Young & Beautiful.” After all, it’s included in The Great Gatsby remake by Baz Luhrmann, so with ...

Single Play (Week of 4/8/13)

Thee Attacks, “Stab”

When you think of a band with a retro ‘60s R&B sound, do you automatically think, “Ah, yes well it’s perfectly natural for such a band to come out of Denmark.” Well, if you do, then ...

Single Play (Week of 4/1/13)

Here we go with another “Single Play” for the week. This post is late (I know), but sometimes life gets in the way of the important stuff. But let’s get to it, shall we? This week, a number of the ...

Single Play (Week of 3/25/13)

It’s been an interesting week of music coming my way at Popdose. Some of it was god-awful, some mediocre, and some was quite good. Maybe one day, I’ll post some of the songs that just don’t make the cut and ...

CD Review: “Girl Talk,” Kate Nash

Why are record labels so reviled by their artists? Certainly not all musicians have issues with their labels, but it’s become almost a boilerplate narrative of the music industry wherein an artist gets a record contract, has some success, then ...

The Popdose Interview: Fallen Riviera

Will Parry and Steve Ornest from Fallen Riviera are two guys who met as students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where they forged a friendship borne out of a deep love of classic rock music — well, ...

Single Play (Week of 3/18/13)

This week, it seems the “Single Play” spotlight has cast a wider beam on a group of artists whose names may not be familiar — but that shouldn’t stop you from clicking the music player and having a listen.

Single Play (Week of 3/11/13)

While the music world is focused on SXSW this week, I thought we should take a few moments away from our Twitter feeds, Instagram photos, G+ stream, and FB updates to listen to some new music in the comfort of ...

Single Play (Week of 3/4/13)

Here we go with another week of new(ish) music on “Single Play.” In this day and age, there’s so much music that’s available to us from our desktop computers, phones, tablets, and laptops, that it can be overwhelming at times. ...

Single Play (Week of 2/25/13)

This week’s “Single Play” is a bit late because, well, life got in the way. But that doesn’t taint the selections in the spotlight for this week. There’s a band from Australia whose modest goal of taking over the world ...

Single Play (Week of 2/18/13)

This week’s “Single Play” is brought to you in part by the letters J, G, M and W. Popdose’s editor in-chief, Jeff Giles, sent me a slew of new singles last week, and Matt “Oh, I have that album/song” Wardlaw ...

Single Play (Week of 2/11/13)


Once again, it’s “drop the needle” time on some songs that have made the cut to this week’s “Single Play.” Some weeks, it’s feast and some weeks it’s a famine in terms of music I’m connecting with. This week, ...

Single Play (Week of 2/3/13)

It’s another week of dropping the needle on some songs that I can recommend you add to your music collection! This week, it’s not all new songs. Indeed, I don’t think there’s a “new release” in here at all. Rather, ...

Single Play (Week of 1/27/13)

 

This week on Single Play, there’s a kind of “Mallrats grow up” vibe to some of the song selections.  However, it’s not all Forever 21 in today’s column.  Rather, I believe I’ve mixed up the songs and artists so ...

Single Play (Week of 1/20/13)

This week on “Single Play,” I’ve got four songs I think you’ll enjoy.  Okay, maybe you won’t enjoy them all, but perhaps there’s enough stylistic variety to keep you intrigued.  Oh, and for those new to this column, ...

Single Play (Week of 1/13/13)

 

This being the inaugural post of my new column, “Single Play,” it would be the height of poor manners to lay this on Popdose readers without any kind of explanation as to what they can expect.  For ...

Bourbon Street: Breaking & Entering


It’s been far too long since my last Bourbon Street post, and I hope years won’t go by between them, but here’s the first one for 2013.

TV First Impression: “Revolution” (Revisited)


When I first watched Revolution, I was intrigued by the premise. After the pilot episode, however, I wasn’t impressed by the rather boilerplate plot, the lack of grittiness, and a kind of ...

TV First Impression: “Revolution”

When you see J.J. Abrams’ name attached to a project, there’s often a mystery box premise that hooks the viewer. With LOST, it was a plane crash on a remote island that pulled the viewer into a journey to understand ...

Album Review: The Fixx, “Beautiful Friction”


Those who only remember the Fixx for their ‘80s hits will be pleasantly surprised by their latest release, Beautiful Friction. The album moves away from the musical pop hooks such as what Jamie West-Oram was able to ...

Tower Records: It Was More Than Music

“Why are we willing to pay for computers, iPods, smart phones, data plans, and high speed internet access but not the music itself?”
— David Lowery

 

“But I honestly don’t think my peers and I will ever pay ...

Album Review: Rush, “Clockwork Angels”

Clockwork Angels, the 20th studio album by the Canadian power-trio Rush, makes its debut in North America today.  One thing about Rush is clear:  there’s no denying the impressive staying power of the band. From their Led Zeppelin-inspired beginnings in ...

How Tech Has Changed The Way We Listen: Ownership

“When I used to make mix tapes, I would make the track lists by hand. I had notebooks full of my mix tape track lists, with notes about what I was trying to accomplish with them. And making them would ...

Popdose Winter 2012 TV Preview: “The Fades”

Today, Ted Asregadoo reviews the latest supernatural series to come from BBC America. How does it stack up with he network’s other hit shows like Life on Mars and Being Human? Don’t ask me! Let Ted tell you. 

The Fades on ...