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Dopest Albums of 2016, by Oscar

posted by Oscar December 28, 2016

It’s that time of year again during which we summarize the best music we heard over the last 12 months. Because Pursuit of Dopeness is composed of an eclectic mix of individuals, this is just one in a series of posts for 2016’s Dopest, so keep an eye out for the rest of the team’s lists in which they select their own picks for the best of 2016.

Now, onto my list… This time around it was much easier to figure out my picks as all I had to do was think back at the albums that resonated with me the most, and by unintended coincidence, these just so happened to be the limited albums that I actually downloaded to my phone so I can hear them whenever the moment struck me.

So now that you’re familiar with Alex’s 2016 favorites, hit the jump and find out my picks for the dopest sounds that filled my airwaves in 2016! Continue Reading

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Video: See Iggy Pop Perform on ‘Austin City Limits’

posted by Oscar October 30, 2016

Iggy Pop appeared on tonight’s episode of the iconic show, Austin City Limits, where the Punk icon performed an 11-track career-spanning set including his latest album, Post Pop Depression. Pop was backed by a band consisting of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Dean Fertita, and Troy Van Leeuwen; Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders; and Matt Sweeney.

See Pop’s full performance above.

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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Release Video for “Sunday”

posted by Oscar May 12, 2016

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have dropped some visuals for “Sunday,” a key track off their collaborative project Post Pop Depression.

The music video was directed by Andreas Neumann and with it fans get an inside look at the journey of Post Pop Depression from its creation at Rancho De Luna up until the band’s first public performance at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. There’s also behind-the-scenes footage from early rehearsals, the inaugural live show, along with some shots from the Joshua Tree desert.

Check it out above.

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See The Trailer for ‘Blood Orange,’ Starring Iggy Pop

posted by Oscar May 2, 2016

The trailer for a new thriller titled Blood Orange has been released. The film was directed by Tony Tobias and it stars Punk icon Iggy Pop. The man behind “The Passenger” plays Billy, a slowly dying and half-blind rock star who stays in a Spanish villa with his gorgeous, young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield), where they have to face her ex lover who’s looking for revenge.

Blood Orange is due out May 17 via Invincible Pictures.

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Video: Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Perform “Sunday” on ‘Kimmel’

posted by Oscar April 26, 2016

Punk legend Iggy Pop was the musical guest last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. With the help of Josh Homme, Pop ripped through “Sunday,” undoubtedly one of the top 5 tracks on the recently-released Post Pop Depression.

Check out the performance above.

See below to find the band also do an Iggy trademark: “Lust For Life.”

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Julian Casablancas – “Venus in Furs” (The Velvet Underground Cover)

posted by Oscar April 15, 2016

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As the first season of HBO’s Vinyl wraps up this weekend, today we get the release of its full soundtrack. Among the standouts is Julian Casablancas’s latest take on a Lou Reed/Velvet Underground song. The Strokes lead singer took on VU’s “Venus In Furs” for the soundtrack, which follows up previous covers of tracks like “White Light White Heat” and “Run Run Run.”

Hear JC’s take on “Venus In Furs” below. Continue Reading

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Recap: Iggy Pop at The Chicago Theatre

posted by Oscar April 9, 2016

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Wednesday night in Chicago was all about Iggy Pop and his Post Pop Depression Tour, which was hitting the iconic Chicago Theatre.

It’s not often I get to go to shows just for the sake of enjoying the experience but I was lucky enough that this was one of them. The setting couldn’t have been better; you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful venue than the Chicago Theatre, residing at the heart of the city, that can also be worthy of hosting a truly legendary music figure like Iggy Pop.

Pop’s set hit the ground running with a performance of one of his signature tracks, “Lust For Life,” the perfect appetizer of the dopeness that was still to come. Iggy may not be as energetic or as prolific with his stage antics anymore as he once was, but if there’s one thing I can assure to you is that throughout the night he looked like a man on a mission to prove that he’s someone that just won’t quit. Iggy Pop was relentless as frolicked around the stage hopping, and dancing, and gyrating. Pop was set to give us a clear sign that he is willing to continue to give it his all for as long as his body allows him. His heart desires Rock & Roll and the only way to satisfy that craving is by feeding him some time on a stage and under a spotlight.

The setlist was very heavy on the new album Post Pop Depression with several of our favorites making the cut, including the likes of “American Valhalla,” “Sunday” and “Gardenia.” Pop also drew from the solo work he released over the last 4 decades, bringing forth fan-favorites from all eras. There were many highlights that it would almost be unfair to only speak of a handful. “Gardenia,” “The Passenger,” and “China Girl” were played in succession, a trifecta of the best that Pop has to offer that spans several decades. The last of three was clearly one of the greatest moments on the Josh Homme front, who delivered a mighty guitar solo that would make you think you were actually witnessing a classic rock show. There was a moment during “China Girl” during which Iggy willingly gives up the spotlight to his partner Homme; at one point the pair share a glance as if Homme was asking Pop if he could shred harder and Pop very happily granting him that permission.

Find some fan footage from around the net below.

Capping things off with “Success” couldn’t be a more perfect selection. The upbeat nature of the song turned the classical venue into a real riot house and we were all just there to party! Iggy Pop is still with us and he’s a Punk rock treasure, but last Wednesday he proved that he’s not done yet and that he doesn’t need to be put away to be admired later yet.
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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Appear On the Nerdist Podcast

posted by Oscar March 15, 2016

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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal) are making the rounds these days in support of their collaborative album, Post Pop Depression.

Today the pair’s long-form interview on the Nerdist Podcast has been released, and in this talk with host Chris Hardwick and co-host Matt Mira on a number of topics including what it’s like to be Rock royalty, Iggy posing nude for the sake of art, along with re-telling of his old stage antics and how he started off in music.

Check it out now over on the Nerdist website.

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Hear Covers by Julian Casablancas, The Arcs, Iggy Pop for HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

posted by Oscar March 11, 2016

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The latest batch of mini-soundtrack releases for HBO’s Vinyl is packed with some of the coolest jams so far, including covers from Iggy Pop, Julian Casablancas, The Arcs (Dan Auerbach), and the Kills’/the Dead Weather’s Alison Mosshart.

Volume 1.5 boasts songs like “Watch Your Step,” “I Dig Your Mind,” and Casablancas doing another Velvet Underground track with “White Light White Heat.” Check out the new tracks below. Continue Reading

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Video: Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Perform “Lust For Life” Live in LA

posted by Oscar March 10, 2016

Iggy Pop and his new partner Josh Homme performed a secret warm-up show at The Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles last night, in preparation of Pop’s forthcoming tour in support of new album Post Pop Depression.

Pop and Homme, backed by their new band, warmed up in LA by playing Iggy’s iconic title track off his 1977 effort, Lust For Life. See them play an awesome rendition above.

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Album Stream: Iggy Pop – ‘Post Pop Depression’

posted by Oscar March 10, 2016

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Iggy Pop’s album is about to be released and today it was made available for streaming in full. The Punk icon connected with Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal member Josh Homme to create Post Pop Depression, which could potentially may be his final release.

Pop and Homme recruited the latter’s Queens of the Stone Age bandmates Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita, along with Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

Hear it below via NPR. Continue Reading