In which I get absolutely owned by my Facebook friends, and an idea is born… *maniacal laugh*
Popdose hosts the exclusive video premiere of “Je Suis Strange” by the legendary Suburbs.
Sometimes, you want to listen to a straight-forward rock record about broken relationships. And, with Leave It All Out There, singer/songwriter Peter Searcy delivers. The album, out now on Louisville…
Regarding Chuck Mosley, the voice of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot” and “Introduce Yourself.”
2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books
The three members of Papas Fritas — Shivika Asthana, Keith Gendel, and Tony Goddess — discuss the creation of their self-titled debut album.
It’s the Friday Five! Shuffle through five random tracks from your library and share it with the Popdose community.
This past week I was messaging back and forth with one of our avid readers, Benjamin, about the dearth of good power pop bands in my 2014 Popdose posts — when alls a…
I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading Lefsetz recently in the name of self-preservation, and on those…
The final chapter of Legendary features a drive through town, a trip to the grocery store, and a perfect ending to a long and crazy day.
If the Replacements had played every concert as well as they did on Sunday night at Riot Fest in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, they would have been as big as they…
You know the rest of the Twenty-Teens will be a hard slog when even the quality of our rebellion is mediocre. Look at the so-called “rebels” in today’s pop culture…
Many of us here at Popblerd are big fans of Prince. Undeniably, the Purple One reigns as the most recognizable Minneapolis musician of the 1980s. Yet while Prince, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and the rest of the paisley parade developed what became know…
Don DiLego’s first album in five years, the Western And Atlantic EP, is an excellent return to form.
Axl Rose sent a (no) thank you card to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Popdose staff couldn’t help but analyze it.
Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who’ve been a part of it.
Win a copy of Caryn Rose’s debut novel, “B-Sides and Broken Hearts” from Popdose!
In which Bob Lefsetz tries to turn Five Guys’ success into a metaphor for the music industry and fails miserably.
We’re such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs.
The Boston-area band released only three albums before breaking up in 2000, but have reunited for a series of shows in Europe. Robert Cass takes a look back at their brief but stellar discography.
A new documentary chronicles the career of the legendary 80s punk-pop band, The Replacements.
Was Michael Stipe bat-shit crazy back in the ’80s too? Did REO Speedwagon have any balls at all? Debate these and other topics as we look at more rock songs from the ’80s.
Welshman of sorts, person of course, Godfather of Punk, erstwhile Velvet and renegade classicist; John Cale is full of surprises, and you won’t believe where he’s turned up over the years.
Last Christmas, we gave you our heart, but you were too busy doing real stuff. Hey, it’s perfectly understandable. We launched a “special gift” on Christmas morning 2009 with zero…
In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or Stewart Copeland. Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst pop culture reunions on Episode 15 of The Popdose Podcast!
This week I bring you another one of those classic soul songs that I just couldn’t stop listening to back in the day. I played the 45 over and over…
Alex Chilton was the king of rock ‘n’ roll. The king of rock ‘n’ roll is dead. Long live the king.
In his latest Infinite Play column, Dave Lifton takes a look at “September Gurls,” the power pop masterpiece by the late, great Alex Chilton of Big Star.
When Alex Chilton died, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere. The Popdose staff remembers Chilton’s life, music, and legacy.