Tag Archives: Power Pop Plus

Top 25 Albums of 2015

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by John M. Borack As Frank Sinatra once crooned, “It was a very good year.” Lots of great releases in 2015, some by old favorites, some by new upstarts, and a few that flew in straight out of left field. And …

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. 5

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by John M. Borack Laurence Juber – “Fingerboard Road” (Solid Air Records) Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber has released nearly 20 (!) records of exquisite acoustic guitar musings, and on Fingerboard Road the Grammy-winning musician tosses in three originals alongside …

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 …

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?

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.

Rave On…

Lots to catch up on, starting with the latest from Australian pop guru Michael Carpenter, “Redemption #39.” And then there’s Nederglam!