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March 2016 Review Roundup, Part 1

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by John M. Borack   JORDAN ANDREW JEFFERSON – The Only Way Out is In For a journalist, sometimes the coolest releases are the ones that catch you completely off guard. To that end, although I hadn’t seen much in …

NAMM: The Return of the Mega Musical Playground

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by John M. Borack                 The NAMM Show, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, took center stage at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center in late January, with musicians, music industry employees, and buyers and sellers of instruments and/or …

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 – …

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. 4

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by John M. Borack Kaufman – “Scratch” (No label listed) David Kaufman is a talented guitarist from the Los Angeles area whom I know strictly as a sideman, so I was a bit surprised when this solo CD arrived in …

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