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Blur throw a raucous Garden party in NYC

Blur put on a terrific show at their first-ever show at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 23rd. (Photo ©Linda Brownlee)

Blur made their first-ever performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden a memorable one with a terrific set featuring songs from their latest album, The Magic Whip, as well as a host of Blur classics.

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 5


by John M. Borack Laurence Juber – “Fingerboard Road” (Solid Air Records) Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber has released nearly 20 (!) records of exquisite acoustic guitar musings, and on Fingerboard Road the Grammy-winning musician tosses in three originals alongside …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 4


by John M. Borack Kaufman – “Scratch” (No label listed) David Kaufman is a talented guitarist from the Los Angeles area whom I know strictly as a sideman, so I was a bit surprised when this solo CD arrived in …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 3


by John M. Borack The Orange Peels – “Begin the Begone” (Mlm Records) Densely produced and quite often disarmingly pretty (“New Moon”), Begin the Begone is another solid album by the Peels, albeit one that probably won’t win them many …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 2


by John M. Borack The Well Wishers – “A Shattering Sky” (No label listed) Like death, taxes and a Wal Mart shopping excursion, a Well Wishers record is always predictable – but in a good way. You know you’re gonna …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 1


Here’s the first installment of the Power Pop Plus blog’s “30 Reviews in Five Days” project, posting six CD reviews a day on five consecutive days

Roger Waters’ The Wall concert film packs an emotional wallop

Roger Waters is shown in the concert portion of the film Roger Waters The Wall.

Roger Waters The Wall, a film that mixes concert footage of a live presentation of The Wall with a documentary that presents the personal cost of war to Roger Waters’ own family, is a gripping piece of cinema that will put the viewer through a myriad of emotions and leave them cursing the horror, the enormous human cost, and the utter futility of war.