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My New Motivational Anthem: Kendrick Lamar's "I"

My New Motivational Anthem: Kendrick Lamar’s “I”

All hail Kendrick. “I” is not only a certified heater, but it has a dope lyric video as well.

TV On The Radio Add A Little Paul Reubens To Their Mix In Latest Video

TV On The Radio Add A Little Paul Reubens To Their Mix In Latest Video

How do Pee Wee Herman and TV On The Radio fit into the same sentence, let alone on the same video screen?

Midweek Meditation: On Catching Up

The first in a series of letters from Popblerd’s editor, MJ.

Blerd Radio 2013 | Episode 22: 30 Odd Foot Of Podcast

Blerd Radio 2013 | Episode 22: 30 Odd Foot Of Podcast

Blerd Radio hits the Jersey Shore for the latest podcast.

We Saw It: Title Fight with Balance and Composure, Cruel Hand, and Slingshot Dakota on October 11, 2013 at the El ‘N’ Gee (New London, CT)

We Saw It: Title Fight with Balance and Composure, Cruel Hand, and Slingshot Dakota on October 11, 2013 at the El ‘N’ Gee (New London, CT)

This past Friday evening Title Fight’s fall tour rolled through New London, Connecticut’s soon to be closing (again) El ‘N Gee Club. The show opened up with Slingshot Dakota. Although I did not see them perform live, I heard them while standing outside the venue waiting for a friend. They at glimpses reminded me of The Cure, The Get Up Kids, and The Anniversary. My entrance into the venue was timed perfectly to the beginnings of Portland, Maine’s Cruel Hand. […]

New Release Report 10/15/13

New Release Report 10/15/13

Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam, PEARL JAM!!!! The last time Pearl Jam had a new album out was 2009’s Backspacer which, for me at least, was kind of a blip on the radar of magnificent Pearl Jam releases. Since then, there have been the inevitable side projects and relentless touring as well as a certain drummer of the band reuniting with some other Seattle band for an album and subsequent tour (Soundgarden). But I digress. PJ is now back with Lightning […]

Metal Monday Volume 143 (10.14.13)

Metal Monday Volume 143 (10.14.13)

With Meshuggah-sized riffs, Devildriver-style grooves, and two ladies behind the mic that parallel Maria Brink and Angela Gossoow with their ferocity and finesse, L.A.’s Butcher Babies is anything but a one trick pony. On their debut release, Goliath (Out now through Century Media), the quintet deliver a punishing eleven tracks of unbridled mayhem. “I Smell A Massacre” sets the tone immediately with drummer Chrissy Warner utilizing a metronome-like precision on the opener and throughout Goliath while Henry Flury’s razor sharp […]

New Release Report 10/8/13

New Release Report 10/8/13

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The most anticipated album of 2013 has dropped and it ain’t who you thought it was cuz that guy released his album last Monday . That’s right, I’m talking about Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus. It’s Bangerz baby! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, Ms. Cyrus has been making waves. She’s been criticized for her raunchy videos and a controversial VMA appearance but now she gets to prove whether it was […]

Metal Monday Volume 142 (10.7.13)

Metal Monday Volume 142 (10.7.13)

Did you miss Pelican as much as I did? As much of a fan as I was of last year’s Ataraxia/Taraxis EP I’d rather a full-length so the announcement of Forever Becoming being released, Pelican’s fifth full-length, definitely caused some dancing around the Popblerd offices (On my part at least). Speaking of the EP, it was a great indicator of what was coming as Forever Becoming is all around a little looser production-wise (With What We All Come To Need’s […]

Metallica Through The Never: Movie Review

Metallica Through The Never: Movie Review

  Two things become abundantly clear after the conclusion of Through The Never, Metallica’s latest big screen foray: One, if Metallica come to play your town or city they will destroy it. Literally. Two, if there’s ever an open position for “Metallica gopher” you might want to consider applying for something safer, like, say a Police officer maybe? Jokes aside, it’s fitting that the film opened on the 27th anniversary of original bassist Cliff Burton’s death and that current Metallica […]

Metal Monday Volume 141 (9.30.13)

Metal Monday Volume 141 (9.30.13)

Doomriders and Deathwish know how to plug a leak. When DR’s third album hit the web almost three weeks before its October 15th street date, the band and label acted swiftly and unleashed pre-orders complete with a digital download of the entire album instantly. It quenched fan fervor for the upcoming album and it’s also why you’re reading this review now (I went with the vinyl version myself). Grand Blood is the name of their third album and it is […]

New Release Report 9/30/13

New Release Report 9/30/13

It’s New Release Tuesday! No, it’s Monday. Why is there a New Release Report out on a Monday?!?! JT has an album out and he deemed Monday was the day it was going to be released? Oh, okay. That makes sense then. So yeah, here we are on a Monday talking about some new releases because Justin Timberlake has that kind of power and, frankly, who are we to argue?  The second half of The 20/20 Experience hits today (Appropriately […]