Tag Archives: Van Dyke Parks

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.

Kelley Ryan and Maxi Dunn – CD Reviews

by John M. Borack There are plenty of under-the-radar singer/songwriters who should/could be enjoying mainstream success, and Kelley Ryan – who has been flying under said radar under the nom-de-disc astroPuppees for well over a decade – is one of …