Author Archives: John Borack

Brandon Schott – “Crayons & Angels”

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by John M. Borack  LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …

Power Pop Plus: New Reviews

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Tons of excellent records have surfaced over the past several months, both new releases and on the reissue front. Let’s dig right in, shall we?

Grip Weeds win with ‘War’

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New Jersey’s Grip Weeds offer up 17 swirling, slightly trippy sonic land mines that are simultaneously catchy as all get out and slightly dangerous, to boot.

Wild Honey Orchestra Does the White Album

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by John M. Borack A horde of pop music talent took to the stage to celebrate the music of the Beatles’ classic White Album as the Los Angeles-based musical aggregation known as the Wild Honey Orchestra – along with a gaggle …

Top 20 Releases of 2014 and NAMM Wrapup

  by John M. Borack 2014 seemed to be one of the best years in recent memory as far as new music goes; as a matter of fact, pretty much anything in the top 10 on the following list would …

Good, bad or ugly? Get the scoop with these album reviews

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Here are reviews of albums doing serious time on the CD player lately — yes, I’m old school — including Bobbleheads, Marshall Holland, Dwight Twilley, Pugwash, Marti Jones, Rob Bonfiglio, Shaen Faubert, Robert Crenshaw, Gail George, Dave Caruso, The New Trocaderos, The Connection, Edward O’Connell, The Hangabouts, Joe Sullivan, Jamie Hoover, The Jigsaw Seen, The Solicitors, Kylie Hughes, Aerial, Secret Powers and Dana Countryman.