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Power pop icons light up the night with Big Star tribute

Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer, POsies

The latest in a continuing series of Los Angeles-based, multi-performer concerts to benefit the Autism Think Tank was a very special and highly anticipated one indeed: pop musicians from both coasts gathered at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater to celebrate the music of power pop icons Big Star by performing the band’s “#1 Record” and “Third” (aka Sister Lovers) albums in their entirety, with the legendary Van Dyke Parks conducting a string section.

Top 20 Releases of 2013

by John M. Borack A bit overdue with this, but here ’tis… 1. The Yum Yums – …play good music These merry popsters from Norway have been serving up hot ‘n’ fresh slabs of bubblegummy punk for more than 20 …

Recent Pop Reviews

by John M. Borack Apple Jam Off the Beatle Track Roseta Productions (884501189064) Grade: ****1/2 Off the Beatle Track showcases authentic and affectionate Merseybeat re-creations of 14 tracks that John Lennon and Paul McCartney penned during the Beatles’ early years …

Rave On: Power-pop is alive and well

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Rave On, a column where we’ll be chatting about the latest and greatest in power-pop and pure pop music. We’ll talk about major label releases, indie standouts, self-released goodies, books, DVDs and more.