Don’t be afraid, it’s just new music on “Single Play.”
New music from Eric Clapton, Alison Moyet, Rachael Kilgour, and Soft Bullets…
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, it’s more of a feast, so off we go to see what’s being served at the buffet. The Stone Foxes, “Everybody Knows.” Their new album is out on 2/12/13, but this single has been floating around since last year. If you hear the Black Keys in their style, you’re not alone. The band opened for the Black Keys while on tour and they certainly consider them musical brothers in arms. But what I really like is that the members of the band are a San Francisco band, and went to my alma mater! Okay, that’s sort of true, but not the whole story. What’s easy to love about “Everybody Knows” is that it’s a solid, well-crafted rock song. Just a couple of listens and you’ll quickly hear that this tune is destined to be in high …
Music from Delta Rae, Led Zeppelin, Fiction Family, and Slash
New music from Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Kinski and Jessie Ware.
New music from The Airborne Toxic Event, Moss, The Staves, and The Chaw!
New music from artists you may or may not have heard of…
Bourbon from Alameda, California? What the what!
Ted Asregadoo revisits the NBC post-apocalyptic drama, “Revolution.”
Worldwide blackout, epic battles, and a big mystery. First impression of the NBC drama, “Revolution.”
Give two critics THREE months to listen to one album, and of course we will wait ‘Til Tuesday to publish our reviews. Which in this case is quite appropriate. Up first, the new kid on the block… It boggles the mind that 27 years have washed by since Aimee Mann first stood up from her MTV theater seats to shout “He said shut up! He said shut up! Oh why can’t you keep it down?” Clearly you can’t keep a good girl down. As her solo career enters its 20th year, Mann is back with her eighth studio album, Charmer. Clearly she knew THIS one is extra special. She released it to the media in June and I’ve had it on steady rotation all summer long. Now I’ll fully admit, I might be a bit biased. When I saw ‘Til Tuesday in concert in 1986 (outside Tampa, FL), I had a broken foot. Mann saw me struggling to keep from falling over and moved her mic stand forward so I could hang onto something. She …
Mark Knopfler’s most accomplished album to date.
Kevin J. Anderson expands on Neil Peart’s lyrics to create a fuller story of Clockwork Angels.
The Fixx return with an impressively strong album.
Why record stores were so important to a musical education.
Members of the Popdose staff review Rush’s 20th studio album, “Clockwork Angels” — and come away with mixed feelings.
The increased portability of music is, in the end, all about a shift in power.
Ted Asregadoo interviews filmmaker Cassie Jaye about her new documentary The Right to Love: An American Family. Bay Area Popdose Readers can also enter to win tickets to see the red carpet premiere of the film at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on February 6th.
Ted Asregadoo reviews BBC America’s newest supernatural series.
This week’s Mix Six gives you a sweet mix. Because what would Thanksgiving in the U.S. be without pie?
Where were you in 1988? For Popdose’s Ted Asregadoo, it was his college years, and guess what music he’s featuring this week?
Ted Asregadoo emerges from the Listening Booth walking on clouds after hearing the new Ash Reiter EP, Heatwave.
Come my little children, and let’s hear a tale of…um, The Moody Blues on this week’s Mix Six!
Do you come from a land down under? Many of us don’t, but many of us certainly love what the land of Oz has produced — musically speaking. Let’s all open a big can of Aussie and guzzle it on this week’s Mix Six.
What happens when baby boomer rockers age? Do they burn out or fade away? Ted Asregadoo lines up side by side comparisons of old and new songs from some of the greats for you to decide.
Scared of nuclear fallout? Buying up iodine pills to protect your thyroid? Welcome to the new clear days! And thankfully, Popdose has a mix to keep you humming while we’re all freaking out.
Another death-of-radio story? Hardly. Ted Asregadoo talks to Scott McWilliams of Party 934, a new kind of radio station that aims to transform the way we listen to the radio.
This week’s Mix Six goes back to a time when The King of Rock and Roll was resurrected for all to feel the power of E.
Extra! Extra! It’s a bunch of demos you thought were left in a closet somewhere to be forgotten. This week’s Mix Six dusts them off just for you!
DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Are you tired of all the year end lists yet? Well, here at Popdose, we love our lists — and it seems our readers do, too. But one list that was begging for a Mix Six was our Top 20 Albums of 2010 that ran last week. Punning Pundit of Indignant Desert Birds — who’s one of our faithful readers — lamented that we didn’t include any music samples in our Top 20. So in order to rectify that omission, I thought I would put together a little sampler from said list. Now because I’m constrained by the whole “Mix Six” format of this feature, you’re only going to get six songs that I thought really mixed well. So, with a lot of help from my Popdose colleagues, here we go with a sampler culled from the Top 20 Albums of 2010!