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 …
As I feverishly work on a new column with a slew of reviews, here are a few older ones that for some reason never saw the light of day: write-ups of a few cool power pop reissues from 2015.
They were known as The Hollywood Vampires — a group of rowdy 1970s rock stars who met regularly at a famous Sunset Strip bar. Now club president Alice Cooper is bringing the Vamp vibe back with new initiates such as Joe Perry and a slew of others. Here are the interviews.
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 …
by John M. Borack Since I’ve been remiss in getting through the ever-growing stacks of discs on my desk, here’s a humongous blow out of a lot of stuff – good, bad and in-between – that you should know about. …
Keith Moon, The Who’s late drummer, was the subject of a BBC Radio 2 special that marked the 33rd anniversary of his death.
In this installment of Power Pop Plus, we’ll take a look at two New Yorkers who have each shed their power pop skin on their latest releases in favor of something a bit different.
Through interviews with friends, family, and associates, vintage video clips and photos, and dramatic re-enactments, the tale of the death of one of rock’s liveliest personalities, The Who’s Keith Moon, is examined.
“The Boys of Summer” is a 14-song CD collection that brings together Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Jan & Dean for the first time in their long history.
Rejoice, pop fans: the first truly great record of 2010 has arrived, in the form of Seth Swirsky’s gorgeous “Watercolor Day.”