The 2014 Festival Forecast

written by: Matt Wink on April 10, 2014

When Aquarius-Gemini duo that is Antwan Patton and André Benjamin take the stage together for the first time in years… the festival season will officially be underway. Coachella kicks off a stretch of festivals that peaks in the summer months and gently fades out as the weather cools. The sad reality is, unless you’re super […]

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Exclusive Premiere: Julie Meckler “Soul Love”

written by: Boris Hartl on April 1, 2014

Julie Meckler’s songwriting draws influence from genres that range from pop rock to blues to reggae. So it isn’t much of a surprise that she spins the David Bowie classic, “Soul Love” from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars into a memorable bossa nova number. In our review of […]

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KISS To Release Sloan Tribute Album

written by: Craig Bechtel on April 1, 2014

Pop’stache has learned exclusively from anonymous sources that fresh on the heels of the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the band’s appearance on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, KISS plan on releasing its first ever tribute album. While numerous people have recorded KISS covers and tributes (and […]

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires reminds us what SOUL is!

written by: Mojdeh Stoakley on December 10, 2013

Charles Bradley may be old enough to be my father but he is certainly not the fatherly figure I’m looking for! Bradley’s performance was big enough to fill a stadium!  He is the former James Brown impersonator gone funk-filled star that some call the “Doctor of Love!”  He is all hip gyrations and bellowing soulful […]

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ROYALE Returns to “1981″

written by: Boris Hartl on December 9, 2013

Enjoy a space oddity featuring scientists in a spaceship, Tron-like landscapes, and bold splashes of color.

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Happy Birthday, Darling

written by: Hannah Lorenz on November 10, 2013

All great mustaches start as stubble—even Dali had to start somewhere—and Pop ‘stache was just a slight five-o’-clock shadow in 2010, when it was created by a handful of art school students, but this Friday, November 8, 2013 Pop ‘stache turned three. Throughout the years, it has grown, and flourished, and jump started the careers […]

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BITCH steals the show at Hideout

written by: Mojdeh Stoakley on October 23, 2013

  It’s easy to think that festivals and arena shows are the only performances where the crowd is obviously giddy with anticipation to see a performer take the stage.  As a Chicago native I’ve become accustomed to a scene where fans that care a lot are extraordinarily mellow.  I’m guilty-as-charged.  I can be stoic with […]

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Exclusive: The Assembly Line Acoustic

written by: Boris Hartl on October 23, 2013

It’s a week of video premieres here at Pop’Stache. (Not that we’re going to complain). First, we unveiled the new video for the Hemmingbirds’ “My Love, Our Time Is Now.” And now check out an exclusive performance video for “The Tide” by The Assembly Line. Singer Thor Nguyen told us: “‘The Tide’ is a song […]

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