Author Archives: John Borack

Five “under the radar” John Lennon solo tracks


On the occasion of John’s 75th birthday, we look at five solo tracks that have sort of been lost in the shuffle, but which still contain healthy doses of the wit, charm, and passion that helped seal John Lennon’s well-deserved reputation as one of the premier artists of the rock and roll era.

Brandon Schott – “Crayons & Angels”


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


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’


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.