Tag: The National

Music

Popdose Playlist: February 19, 2018

You said "mix." We mixed....

Music, Single Reviews

Single Review: Jeff Betten, “Learning It as I Go” b/w “Small Doses”

Anybody as active in a scene as Misra Records head and Pittsburgh indie-rock impresario Jeff Betten has to have a soft spot for the music....

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: The National, “Sleep Well Beast”

For the better part of the last two decades, The National has been providing me and others like me with the soundtrack for our adulting....

Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Lost Together With Matt Wardlaw, Episode 15: Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris)

Singer/songwriter Mark Mulcahy joins us to talk about the new Miracle Legion reissues and the band's plans for upcoming reunion shows....

Music, Single Reviews

Review: Ampline/Buffalo Killers – Split Single

Two Cincinnati bands prove The Afghan Whigs and The National are not maybe where this Ohio/Kentucky border city’s recent musical footnote...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Mylets, “Arizona”

Now, that is what the fuck I’m talking about. From the first grungy, then vaguely pixelated, guitar chords of album-opener “Trembling...

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: Rachel Grimes — Last Things Last

Rachel Grimes knew how to play the piano before she learned to walk. “My dad and grandmother played, so I was always sitting beside them...

Music, Popdose

25 Great Songs of 2013

One Popdoser's personal best-of playlist....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music, Popdose Lists, Year-End Best-Of Lists

Dw. Dunphy On… My Seven Favorite Albums of 2013, With Honorable Mentions

Dw Dunphy provides seven and two for you from 2013. None of them are Yeezus....

Music, Song of the Day

Song of the Day: The Winter Tradition, “Tides and Telegrams”

Edinburgh pop/rock quartet, The Winter Tradition, rattle off arena sized stadium hooks so effortlessly, you wonder why every band...

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Listmania, Music

Listmania: Top 20 Albums of 2010

The members of the Popdose staff have been counting down their favorite records. Now find out which ones we've collectively crowned the Top...

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Music

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

The Top Ten Albums of the Year, as rated by New Music Editor Ken Shane, along with a few that are bubbling under, and a couple of reissues....

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Kelly Stitzel’s Top Albums

Kelly Stitzel discusses some of her favorite albums of 2010....

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Listmania, Music

Popdose 2010: Dw. Dunphy’s Top Albums

2010 was a difficult year for music, despite there being so much of it to choose from. Some high profile albums made no mark on me, while...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “Voting, Elections, and Heartbreak”

In the U.S., it happens every two years: political campaigns, people voting, and ultimately heartbreak. The week's Mix Six is dedicated...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/16/10

Having a mopey summer, like me? This is the mix for you. Chris Isaak – Dancin’ from Baja Sessions (1996) Cotton Jones –...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: 2010 Non-CommVention in Philadelphia

Non-Comm is the annual Triple A radio conference hosted by WXPN in Philadelphia, and held at that city’s wonderful venue, World Cafe...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: The National, “High Violet”

I’m sure it is a little bittersweet when your band has its highest debut ever –#3 to be exact —  on the Billboard 200...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: St. Vincent @ MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, 3/31/10

Night two of the 2010 MusicNOW festival was the night I was most looking forward to. I am a huge fan of St. Vincent, the name under which...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Joanna Newsom @ MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, 3/30/10

Frequent Popdose punchline Joanna Newsom hauls her harp onto the front page for Kelly Stitzel's live review. Will we have one on her?...

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Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 3/26/10

This week’s mixtape is an ode to Internet-only, independent radio station woxy.com, which, sadly, went off the air earlier this week...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy”

Last week, in my review of Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill, I said that in most cases, tribute albums are a hit-or-miss...

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CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: Various Artists, “Dark Was the Night” and “War Child Presents Heroes”

It’s no secret that tribute albums and charity compilations can be hit-or-miss affairs at best. In the case of the latter, all you...

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Concert Reviews, Music

Silvery Citybank Lights: St. Vincent and The National @ the Wiltern

Here’s a brain teaser: Most days, my commute to my downtown day job consists of a bumpy bus ride straight down Olympic. When I have a...