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 …
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
The fifth album by A Fragile Tomorrow finds the quartet expanding their musical palette and taking a leap forward in terms of production and performance.
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.
This New York-based trio takes sort of a “Foo Fighters Meet the Beatles” approach — evident in this exclusive video premiere for Goldmine.
Irish pop monsters Pugwash hit it out of the park in grand style, and The New Trocaderos come back with a blast of punk/pop, and in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll.
Every now and again a gem of a power pop tune can be found in a most unexpected place. Here are 10 that raised a couple of eyebrows and our attention.
by John M. Borack Art Gods: An Oral History of the Tower Records Art Department November Fire Recordings Grade: *** California-based Tower Records was one of the world’s go-to chain music stores for many years until their bankruptcy and closure …
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 …
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?