Power Pop Plus

blogged by John Borack

Review: “Power Pop Unplugged”

by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – Power Pop Unplugged, Volume One (Zero Hour Records) In which 21 artists – some relatively well-known within power pop’s little circle, some not so much – acoustically re-imagine some of the genre’s most …

Reviews, Reviews and More Reviews

by JOHN M. BORACK LINUS OF HOLLYWOOD – SOMETHING GOOD Breezy, summery and instantly likeable pop sounds abound on this one, the fourth release (not counting compilations) from the highly talented Mr. Of Hollywood. Something Good (quite the apt, yet …

NAMM 2014: A Look Back

by John M. Borack “Everybody’s a dreamer/everybody’s a star/and everybody’s in showbiz/it doesn’t matter who you are” – Ray Davies These prescient lyrics from the Kinks’ “Celluloid Heroes” could easily serve as something of a mantra for many attendees at …

“We Hope You Will Enjoy the Show”

I was busy at work on a sunny Monday afternoon in late January when I got the call; friends visiting from Texas had an extra ticket available for the taping of The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to …

Top 20 Releases of 2013

by John M. Borack A bit overdue with this, but here ’tis… 1. The Yum Yums – …play good music These merry popsters from Norway have been serving up hot ‘n’ fresh slabs of bubblegummy punk for more than 20 …