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ICYMI: December 20, 2013

Published on December 20th, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Jeff remembers “The Power of Love” in the last Waxing Nostalgic of 2013; Less Lee is not totally compelled by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, but jubilant over Good Vibrations, and recommends Psych-Out Christmas for holiday music blues.

There are Best Of 2013 lists galore!

Reed Mathis of Tea Leaf Green

Jazz guitarist Nir Felder

Singer/songwriter Lewis Watson

Chris Butler of The Waitresses

Jeremy Fury, Jeremy and the Harlequins

Singer/songwriter Ducky

Corey Cunningham of Terry Malts

Popshifter writers weigh in, too, with unexpected movie faves from Jeff, and lists from Melissa, Paul, Tim, and Julie

ICYMI: November 29, 2013

Published on November 29th, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Less Lee takes a look at the experimental School Daze from Hi-NRG pioneer Patrick Cowely and urges movie superfans to donate to the Kickstarter for the “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” documentary; Melissa is educated and entertained by the crossover between Jewish and Latin music called It’s A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba; and Jeff describes the flashes of genius in An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer and reminds us of what it was like being a depressed teen in this week’s Waxing Nostalgic.

ICYMI: November 22, 2013

Published on November 22nd, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: It’s Brad Henderson Reviews Horror Movies Week with Jug Face, a new Fernando Di Leo collection, Shiver, and I Am ZoZo; Jeff takes a look at the sardonic humor of Steve Taylor and Chagall Guevara in a new installment of Waxing Nostalgic Connecting The Dots; and Less Lee explains why Passion is a straight-up giallo.

ICYMI: November 15, 2013

Published on November 15th, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Brad likes Evidence just fine, but he likes Blood way more; Hanna gives a detailed review of four new vinyl reissues of Nikki Sudden and Jacobites albums; Melissa explains why Cate Le Bon’s Mug Museum won’t be for everyone; Jesse rates the wizard rock-iness of two advance tracks from the upcoming Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles comp; and Less Lee not only has the lowdown on great new releases from Sleepies and Fuzz, she also has a lot of good things to say about new-to-video releases Broken and Byzantium, as well as Short Term 12, which screens for Toronto audiences starting tonight.

ICYMI: November 8, 2013

Published on November 8th, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Tim says goodbye to Lou Reed; Brad wonders if everyone thought Scavengers was as bad as he did but suggests you check out The Colony; Melissa waxes rapturous about The Runaround from Wild Child and details why Buck Owens created some of the finest country music there ever was; J explains why Howe Gelb’s The Coincidentalist is much more than “just okay”; Chelsea explores the story behind A Christmas Story in her review of a new book on the film; and Jeff gives an epic intro to the man behind all those epic songs, Jim Steinman.

ICYMI: November 1, 2013

Published on November 1st, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Chelsea thinks Rene Lopez is headed for Broadway on his latest EP; Melissa raves about two new Patti Page collections from Real Gone Music, is flabbergasted by Jace Everett’s brilliance, gets nostalgic for Thelonious Monster in a new doc about Bob Forrest, and finds an overabundance of easy listening on a Perry Como album produced by Chet Atkins; Paul appreciates the insight into Jimmy Jam’s early musical career that 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) provides; Jeff embraces android love in his Waxing Nostalgic installment on Pat Benatar, and comes up with two Top Five lists for Halloween: scary soundtracks and revolting robots; Brad Henderson reviews Scream Factory’s release of The Amityville Horror Trilogy on Blu-Ray and recommends The Pack and Razorback as a double feature from Warner Archive; J Howell is touched by Gary Lucas’s new book about working with Jeff Buckley, Touched By Grace; and get all film geeky over John Carpenter because of Anchor Bay’s new 35th Anniversary Blu-Ray of Halloween.

ICYMI: October 18, 2013

Published on October 18th, 2013 in: ICYMI |


New this week on Popshifter: Less Lee Moore reviews three new movies: Electric Man (now on VOD), the wickedly hilarious Hellaware, and The Battery (screening Saturday at Toronto After Dark); Melissa praises Social Music from Jon Batiste and Stay Human and James Booker’s Classified: Remixed and Expanded; Alexandra West explains why Le Trouble is worth their name; and Jeffery describes how “Carry On, Wayward Son” resonates with memories of childhood fears.