November/December 2009

Issue 013—Special Feature: The Best of British, including Purl Britannia, Mod Culture, Cockney Rhyming Slang, PBS and the BBC, Reeves & Mortimer, Fry & Laurie, Chris Morris, Brideshead Revisited, Danger Mouse & Count Duckula, The Mighty Boosh, Powell & Pressburger, Peter Cook, Roger Livesey, Robert Wyatt, XTC, Muse, Pulp; PLUS—Staff Picks: Alternative Holiday Songs, Female TV Characters; Q&A with Shannon Wheeler/Too Much Coffee Man; Features: The Tubes, Ben Kenobi, Sync Diary, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Cal Band Alumni Day; PLUS—Reviews of Air, Flaming Lips, Electric Six, Rowland S. Howard, Otis Redding, Morphine, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bebel Gilberto, You Weren’t There, High School Record, Happy Mondays/The Psychedelic Furs, Cinema Wasteland.

September/October 2009

Issue 012—Halloween Horrors II The Heretic—Staff Picks: Five Things That Scare Me About Halloween, Graphic Novels & Horror Comics, Sherlock Holmes on TV & Film, Wanna-Be Scary Tattoos, Vampire Songs; Interviews and Q&As: The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets, Eric Weber’s Lego Art/The Sick Brick; Reviews: Halloween 2, District 9, Moon, Buzz Aldrin’s new book, Kid Congo & His Pink Monkey Birds; Features: More Halloween Movies, The Saw Franchise, The Wisdom of Crocodiles, Vampires on TV & Film, Scary Songs Which Aren’t Meant To Be Scary; Backwards Masking, Supernatural, Sexism at Halloween, Haunted New Orleans; PLUS: John Hughes Movie Moments, Warped Tour ’09—featuring interviews with The Architects and Shooter Jennings, Cillian Murphy at the Toronto International Film Festival—featuring a review of Perrier’s Bounty, Courtney Love in the 2000s, The Concept Album; Reviews: Whip It, Electric Six, Jay Reatard, Bat For Lashes, Big Star, Sonic Youth, Gogol Bordello, Black Francis.

July/August 2009

Issue 011—Staff Picks: Questions People Should Be Asking About Michael Jackson, Deaths Under Suspicious Circumstances, Desert Island DVDs, Psychotropic Meds To Add To Tap Water; Popcast: One Crazy Summer with Garbo’s Daughter; Q&A: Clementine, Darick Robertson; Features: Cheap Trick On YouTube, Mismatched Album Art, Sheer Heart Attack, Reproductive Olympics On TV, Why I Love Radio, Disney’s Decline, Back To The Future II, TV That Shaped My Musical Taste, Soundtrack For The Perfect Girl, Firesign Theatre, XTC; Reviews: Foetus, Cheap Trick, Tinted Windows, Jarvis Cocker, Holsapple & Stamey, Patrick Wolf, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pink Martini, Parks and Recreation; Waxing Nostalgic: Beat Happening; Pop Culture Holy Grail: Flying Lizards.

May/June 2009

Issue 010—Staff Picks: Inebriated Concertgoers, Music Scandals, Post-NMH Bands, Things I Hate That Everyone Else Likes, Cover Versions That Will Never Happen, Life After The Swineflu Apocalypse; Features: My Life In Fishnets, Anti-Thatcherism & Anti-Conservatism In Music, The Runaways, On British Invasions, Spandau Ballet On YouTube, Jessica Savitch; Reviews: The Music of JG Thirlwell and The Venture Bros, The Prids, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Depeche Mode, Renato Zero, Music Inspired By Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, Sports: The Band, Danny Echo, Michael Hurtt and His Haunted Hearts, Adanowsky, Conway Twitty, The Passions, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band, B.B. King; Waxing Nostalgic: Gwar, Pop Will Eat Itself, Oingo Boingo, Kaja, Limahl; Pop Culture Holy Grail: Gargoyle Sox.

March/April 2009

Issue 009—Special Features: He Had Good Taste: A Tribute To Lux Interior; Smell-O-Rama Extravaganza PLUS—Staff Picks: Cover Versions Which Should Happen, Top Ten Concerts, Worst Ideas For Rock Photography; Q&A and Interviews with Gudrun Gut; Deerfance; Robert Görl (DAF); Cobra Commander; Features: Neue Deutsche Welle; Remembering Divine; LOST; In Defense Of Harvey Dent; Film Remakes Part Three; Waxing Nostalgic: Albums In Decline (T.Rex, Iggy Pop, The Ramones); Reviews of Morrissey, Watchmen, Oren Lavie, Shiny Around The Edges, The Sweet Anthology, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Emerson Lake & Palmer.

January/February 2009

Issue 008—Popshifter‘s Best Of Lists featuring Staff and Very Special Guest Contributors: Fatal Farm, Brian Kehew, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., David Markey, JG Thirlwell, James Urbaniak; Top Five Female Role Models; Top Five Most Inadvertently Hilarious Rock Books; Ten Songs That Made Your Parents Want To Kill Themselves; Interviews with Dick Valentine, Drew of Toothpaste For Dinner, Lesley Gilbert; Features on Licorice Pizza, Travel Advice For A Journey Into Comic Books, Film Remakes Part Two, Dark City, Why Muse Is Not Radiohead; Reviews of 1 Top Class Manager (Rob Gretton), Gus Van Sant’s Milk, Comedy And Drama From The Coen Brothers, The Gonzo Tapes (Hunter S. Thompson), The Bicycles, Sebastian Grainger and The Mountains, Jay Reatard, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., The Shortwave Set, Weep; Waxing Nostalgic: There’s A First Time For Everything, Beastie Boys, Boys Wearing Eyeliner.

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