Canadian singer-songwriter JJ Adrian premieres his new track “Right Now” exclusively on Popblerd.
The legendary Giorgio Moroder sets his sights on rock band My Morning Jacket. Check out the “Compound Fracture” remix.
Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have been announced; with contenders including Chicago, Chaka Khan, NWA, Nine Inch Nails and Janet Jackson.
This week in covers: Erykah Badu takes on Drake’s latest, while Childish Gambino reaches back and remakes a Tamia classic.
A new season of TvOne’s documentary series “UnSung” launches next week with episodes dedicated to Nate Dogg, KC & The Sunshine Band and more!
Beta Play celebrates the release of their new EP with a video for “Electric 22”.
A Tribe Called Quest’s legendary debut album is being remastered and repackaged to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
I’ve spent a lot of time on this site raving about the TVOne docu-series UnSung, a show that has brought forth renewed interest in a bevy of R&B and rap acts from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. One artist who practically defines the term “unsung” (and probably isn’t high-profile enough to be covered by the show’s producers) is Betty Davis. Betty never sold a lot of records, never had a radio hit in any format, and has mostly disappeared from […]
The legendary Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds returns with a catchy new single and a sequel to his 1989 breakthrough album “Tender Lover”.
The story of legendary R&B/pop group New Edition is coming to a small screen near you.
Multi-faceted duo The Foreign Exchange previews their upcoming new album with the house-tactic “Asking For A Friend.”
A review of the biggest musical event of 2015, Adele’s “25”.
Coldplay returns with a disco-influenced sound on their new single “Adventure Of A Lifetime”
Multi-million selling superstar Adele returns with the song and video “Hello”.
Legendary crooner Bobby Caldwell & producer Jack Splash have teamed up for a project they call Cool Uncle. Check out their first single “Break Away”.
Pop icon Janet Jackson returns with “Unbreakable”, her first album of new material in seven years. How does Miss Janet fare? Check out the review.
An appreciation of George Michael’s “Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1”, 25 years (or so) after its release.
The Foreign Exchange give you that good grown-folks soul music on their new album, “Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey”.
Andre Cymone delivers a timeless message with a new song: “Give Peace A Chance”.
Check out “Restless”, the first newly recorded music from New Order in a decade.
Singer/songwriter Dornik may remind you of a certain King of Pop, but his “Stand In Your Line” is a summer jam and a half.
Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green returns after a short absence with new single “Robin Williams”.
A list of the top five songs entitled “Real Love”.
Hello and welcome to another episode of Blerd Radio! In 2013 and 2014, we took time to talk about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, its induction process, and that year’s crop of nominees. While there was talk about retiring the Hall of Fame-cast this year, 2015’s crop of nominees resulted in some of our most spirited conversation to date. Of course it helps that the gang’s all here: so join myself ( Big Money ), Dr. Z , Michael Parr and Mike Cunningham The Packet Man for an episode […]
About a year ago, we recorded a show discussing two legendary pop stars: Madonna and Janet Jackson. Then my Macbook died, taking the podcast with it. The release of Janet’s “Unbreakable” album made us realize that it was time to revisit the topic. So, here we are once again, talking Madge and Janet. Here’s some show notes for y’all: -We welcome Michael Parr back after a baby-related absence! (Although in true “the Lord giveth…” fashion, we’re missing The Packet Man this time around.) -I (Big Money) wrote […]
Let’s go to the movies! The Blerd Radio team discusses the marriage of film and rock in the latest podcast.
A playlist featuring some of my favorite New York songs.
The men of Dawes release a star-studded new video for the title track of their new album.
Is Phil Collins still one of those guys who should be considered a guilty pleasure? Fuck that. I’ve been re-thinking the whole “guilty pleasure” thing anyway (you like what you like), but even though Phil’s music was the mainstream-iest of the mainstream during his heyday (roughly 1984-1991), there’s no denying the man’s talent. To be a fantastic singer is one thing. To be a fantastic (and versatile) vocalist, “A” class drummer, solid songwriter and stellar producer? Phil’s got the juice-no […]
Storytime With Julian Velard! Tonight, He Tells Us About “The Night Ed Sheeran Slept On (His) Couch”
Singer/songwriter Julian Velard reminisces on “The Night Ed Sheeran Slept On My Couch” in his new video.
Billy Corgan doesn’t feature in our latest podcast (much), but this photo was too good to pass up.
Piggybacking off of our last episode, in which Mike Cunningham The Packet Man jokingly stated that he was the leader of the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP, we ( Big Money, Dr. Z , Michael Parr and The Packet Man) decided to do a podcast about cultural appropriation. This is definitely more of a circular discussion (with no real conclusion) than many of our other podcasts, but it’s an interesting discussion. Some highlights: -We discuss what made us finally decide to pull the trigger on this discussion, with a special […]