Tag Archives: Alex Chilton

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 5

by John M. Borack CLIFF HILLIS – Many Happy Returns Cliff Hillis keeps releasing EPs. Cliff’s EPs are always very, very good. I keep hoping for a full-length record from Cliff, but Cliff keeps releasing these damned EPs. His latest …

Power pop icons light up the night with Big Star tribute

Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer, POsies

The latest in a continuing series of Los Angeles-based, multi-performer concerts to benefit the Autism Think Tank was a very special and highly anticipated one indeed: pop musicians from both coasts gathered at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater to celebrate the music of power pop icons Big Star by performing the band’s “#1 Record” and “Third” (aka Sister Lovers) albums in their entirety, with the legendary Van Dyke Parks conducting a string section.

Reviews: The Paley Brothers and John Brodeur

by John M. Borack   The Paley Brothers The Complete Recordings Real Gone Music (RGM-0182) Grade: ***** One of the many pop acts that never cashed in on the promise of their “next big thing” status, the Paley Brothers certainly …