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What Newport Folk Listen To

At Newport Folk Festival this past weekend, I had the opportunity to interview many of the musicians playing over the two days. While I could have asked pretty much anything, I find the most interesting question to be one that is asked of me the

Top Ten Angry Birds Things

If you know me in real life, most likely you also know that I am somewhat obsessed with all things Angry Birds. So I was super excited last week when the indie rock duo Pomplamoose released an awesome cover of the AB theme song. It

New York I Love You

I have been working on this mix for as long as I have been writing for Popten. It was at one point over 60 songs, and has morphed its way through at least 7 different versions. I found it so hard to edit down songs

Top Ten Songs For Easter

I want to wish you all a very happy Passover! However, there are not really any awesome Passover songs, unless you count Go Down Moses, which is only awesome when my cantor brother sings it in his bass-falsetto voice.* So to make sure your Good


Top Ten Shows I Saw at SXSW11

By all accounts I saw 70 shows in the 10 days I was in Austin. Not only is that a lot to take in, it’s also a lot to process and a lot to recuperate from. In the past I’ve done a post with every

Top Ten Commercial Songs – Take Three

Time for a round up of the songs I like in recent commercials.(See other commercial songs posts here and here.) These ones all break down to football, cars, and winter. I think it is time for booze to step up its game – they are

Top Ten New Bands of 2010

I really only took one factor into account when figuring out what constitutes a new band in this list: their first full length album was released in this country in this calendar year. So you may try to argue that some of these bands don’t

Top Ten #fatindiebands

Twitter has a new hashtag meme, and it happens to be my favorite one so far. Here is my own personal top ten (in alphabetical order), culled from the amazingly brilliant people I happen to follow. Then there were some that I found terribly amusing,

Top 10 Substitute F*ck Songs, a la Glee

On this past week’s episode of Glee, Gwyneth Paltrow guest starred as the super-cool-and-hip substitute teacher. She came into a classroom flush with discontent for the outdated song choices put before them (which is a bit silly, in my opinion, since they’ve had full episodes