Power Pop Plus

blogged by John Borack

Power Pop Plus: New CD Reviews

  Chris Richards and the Subtractions – Peaks and Valleys (Futureman) Peaks and Valleys is a slightly disappointing outing from Chris Richards and the Subtractions. Why? Well, despite the crisp production (courtesy of Richards and Andy Reed), the on-point drumming …

Power Pop Plus: Time for More Reviews!

Power Pop Plus blogger John M, Borack reviews worthy releases for the month: David Myhr, Greg Pope, Jeff Whalen, Kyle Vincent, Lisa Mychols, Rubinoos, Super 8 Super 8, The Condors and more.

CD Review: Addison Love’s “Thoughts on Lunch?”

Addison Love – Thoughts on Lunch? (Big Stir) Those who claim that power pop music is an old(er) man’s game should rejoice mightily upon hearing Addison Love’s excellent debut record, Thoughts on Lunch? Love is a 22-year-old wunderkind from Orange …

Power Pop Plus: Kool Kat Musik Label Spotlight

Back in the early days of power pop’s near-renaissance (ie, the mid-to-late ‘90s), labels that specialized in those groovy pop sounds sprung up like so many weeds. (I won’t even try to list them for fear I’ll leave some out.) …

Album Review: “Wilkerson”

  Danny Wilkerson – Wilkerson (SpyderPop Records) Sometimes an album is just so good – so perfect in nearly every way – that I feel the need to shout it from the rooftop. So please excuse me for a moment …

New Music Reviews for May 2018

Being a music journalist who dabbles in drumming can present something of a dilemma: it’s often tough for me to recommend releases I’m involved in without the dreaded “conflict of interest” charge rearing its not-so-pretty head. But this time out …