Tag Archives: John M. Borack

CD Review: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18”

by John M. Borack Various Artists: “International Pop Overthrow, Volume 18” Pop Geek Heaven (PGH-37) Grade: ***1/2 The International Pop Overthrow CD collection – which for the past several years has included a whopping 65+ tracks on three discs – …

Ringo Starr premiere: Peace & Love Tribute

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Goldmine presents the video premiere of the January 2014 concert held in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the music of Ringo Starr, who was presented with the Lifetime of Peace & Love Award by director David Lynch.

Strange Magic – Jeff Lynne’s ELO in Concert

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by John M. Borack “I love their ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ Almost my favorite is ‘Turn to Stone’ And how ’bout ‘Telephone Line’? I love that E.L.O.” – Randy Newman, “The Story of a Rock and Roll Band”   Some artists …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 2

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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 …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 1

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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

Power Pop Plus: New Reviews

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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?

Top 20 Releases of 2014 and NAMM Wrapup

  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 …

Good, bad or ugly? Get the scoop with these album reviews

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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.