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Bill Lloyd’s “Lloydering” is a Welcome Treat

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Bill Lloyd – Lloydering (SpyderPop Records) Even though he’s probably best known as half of the country duo Foster and Lloyd, Bill Lloyd has always been a popster at heart. He’s released tons of sturdy, jangly power pop over the …

CD Reviews: Eytan Mirsky, Joey Sykes, The Jetz

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Here’s a look at three recent releases that have made their way across my desk and are definitely worthy of your time (and ears)… Eytan Mirsky – Funny Money Mirsky’s sixth full-length record is most definitely his finest; it’s stuffed with …

Quick Picks

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  Here’s a quick look at five cool releases from the fourth quarter of 2015 that are worthy of your attention. Lend them an ear, won’t you? BILL LLOYD – YESTERDAY Whole in One Records (CD/Digital download) Genre: Power Pop …

March 2016 Review Roundup, Part 1

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by John M. Borack   JORDAN ANDREW JEFFERSON – The Only Way Out is In For a journalist, sometimes the coolest releases are the ones that catch you completely off guard. To that end, although I hadn’t seen much in …

NAMM: The Return of the Mega Musical Playground

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by John M. Borack                 The NAMM Show, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, took center stage at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center in late January, with musicians, music industry employees, and buyers and sellers of instruments and/or …

Top 25 Albums of 2015

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by John M. Borack As Frank Sinatra once crooned, “It was a very good year.” Lots of great releases in 2015, some by old favorites, some by new upstarts, and a few that flew in straight out of left field. And …

CD Review: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18”

by John M. Borack Various Artists: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18” Pop Geek Heaven (PGH-37) Grade: ***1/2 The International Pop Overthrow CD collection – which for the past several years has included a whopping 65+ tracks on three discs – …