by John M. Borack 2014 seemed to be one of the best years in recent memory as far as new music goes; as a matter of fact, pretty much anything in the top 10 on the following list would …
Here are reviews of albums doing serious time on the CD player lately — yes, I’m old school — including Bobbleheads, Marshall Holland, Dwight Twilley, Pugwash, Marti Jones, Rob Bonfiglio, Shaen Faubert, Robert Crenshaw, Gail George, Dave Caruso, The New Trocaderos, The Connection, Edward O’Connell, The Hangabouts, Joe Sullivan, Jamie Hoover, The Jigsaw Seen, The Solicitors, Kylie Hughes, Aerial, Secret Powers and Dana Countryman.
by John M. Borack Jack Mittleman – English River (Spinning Records) I was introduced to Jack Mittleman’s music a few months ago by our mutual friend Nelson Bragg (percussionist for Brian Wilson’s band), who asked if I’d be interested in …
by John M. Borack It’s always a beautiful thing when great musicians get together for a great cause, and that very thing occurred in North Hollywood, CA earlier this year when a talented and eclectic array of more than 50 …
OHMYGODTHISSONGISGREAT. That’s what Nelson Bragg calls his publishing company, and it’s the phrase we uttered after hearing Bragg’s new LP, “We Get What We Want.”
The Beach Boys have had numerous hit records, but sometimes their non-hits were better than those that topped the charts.
Wonder which pop albums make the grade? Get John Borack’s take on releases by The Bangles, Lannie Flowers, Vinnie Zummo, Yep, Vegas With Randolph, The Ditchflowers, The Handcuffs, Maxi Dunn and more.
Multiple Beach Boys tracks popped up on subsequent releases (and even a few bootlegs) between 1967 and 1971. Here are some of the places you can find them.
Featuring a classic image from an iconic American rock group, “Surfin’ Safari” was the breakout record for The Beach Boys in 1962.
The decades-long wait will soon be over. Original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson have teamed up with Capitol/EMI to collect and compile the band’s legendary 1966-’67 sessions for the never-completed “SMiLE” album.