Tag Archives: Power Pop Plus

CD Review: International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 20

VARIOUS ARTISTS – International Pop Overthrow, Volume 20 (Pop Geek Heaven) “Well it was 20 years ago today David Bash booked some bands to play.” This inscription – alongside snapshots of each of the 20 International Pop Overthrow CD compilation …

John M. Borack’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

As it was with my recent year-end list of the top 40 songs of 2017, it was difficult to whittle the list of my favorite albums of the year down to a mere 25. Here they are, along with mini-reviews …

Remembering Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens

by John M. Borack “It was long ago, seems like yesterday…” I’m one of the many who was a fan of the Smithereens from the first time I heard them in the mid-’80s. Everything about the band resonated with me: …

Power Pop Plus: New Music Reviews

by John M. Borack THE PENGWINS – Volume 4 (Boxed Set) Those power poppin’ Pengwins boys from down Texas way have been doing that thing they do for damn near 40 years now, and on their latest boxed set they …