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.
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 …
by John M. Borack The music of the Beatles – specifically the Revolver and Abbey Road records – was celebrated at a very special benefit concert at the Wilshire-Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles last month. Both of the iconic Beatles …
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos from the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas.
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos and interviews from the annual festival/conference in Austin, Texas
Bruce Springsteen, Donovan, Heart and others make their presence felt at annual music conference/festival in Austin, Texas
A few Power Pop reviews of 2010 releases that some listeners may not have had the opportunity to check out yet.
Norwegian-born singer/songwriter lines up SXSW appearances, headlining tour to support self-titled effort
Lots to catch up on, starting with the latest from Australian pop guru Michael Carpenter, “Redemption #39.” And then there’s Nederglam!
Goldmine’s John Borack remembers the great Alex Chilton in his newly launched Power Pop Plus blog