Four episodes in, Agents of SHIELD season 5 continues its bleak worldview as our beloved agents continue to suffer under Kree oppression in this dystopian alternative future.
As geek franchise movies devolve further and deeper into formulaic cash-grabs, it is left to the scifi adaptation to provide us geeks with edgy, artistic material to savour and meditate on.
At this point, does it matter what we say about the new Star Wars movie?
An eclectic lineup for sure! Bluesfest Byron Bay promises a dynamic slate of rock ‘n’ artists – established and emerging – with a sprinkling of massive pop stars in the mix as well.
The Limiñanas find the sweet spot between Velvet Underground drone and psych-rock in their upcoming new album, Shadow People, on January 19th.
We are constantly looking out for new music that goes beyond the strict confines of modern pop formula. So very glad to come across Wilderman and the new single, “Eternal Love”.
It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time – 17 years ago – when a superhero movie was not only a rarity but a bit of a joke.
Tickets available from The Projector.
… still there’s more …
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s novel about a near future world centred on virtual reality is such a quick read, because it’s basically set out like a movie.
PRETENDERS “Back on the Chain Gang” (off the album, Learning to Crawl)
When Roxy Music first appeared in the early 70s, they were the consummate art-rock combo.
Entertainment Weekly provides a first look at the upcoming X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix.
Laneway Festival Singapore is probably the biggest contemporary music festival in Singapore, bar none and it is exciting to see the organisers living up to their promise that more Asian and local acts would be added to the lineup each year.
2017 was a great year for music and there was enough evidence from old and new artists that Power Pop Rock N Roll is still alive and kicking.
As you can probably guess, I listen to quite a bit of modern pop-rock music. Have been doing so for almost thirty years now. I find that in the advancing years, as the number of album releases increases, the quality of albums is dropping at an alarming rate. I suppose that’s to be expected. So, when I hear an album that is actually head and shoulders above the deluge, then I take note!
This is the 5,000th post of this Power of Pop website that was revamped on WordPress in 2008.
The Canadian rock trio Rush have always evoked polarising views. Some folks found the band viz. Geddy Lee – (vocals, bass, keyboards); Alex Lifeson – (guitar); Neil Peart (drums), somewhat pretentious, obnoxious with Lee’s high pitched vocals an annoyance whilst others (present company included) revered them as virtuoso progressive rock gods who could do no wrong!
Please explain something to us – why is it not okay to ditch a sports team when they’re losing but perfectly fine to abandon a band when their new music is less than perfect?
Released in August this year, this somewhat overlooked gem is one of the finest examples of why power pop rock ‘n’ roll we love so much here at PoP will always be relevant and vital as long as folks like Celsi, Bragg & Maitland continued to make marvellous music like this!
Another year, another Neil Young album.
Did DC / CW sneakily produce a 4-hour multi-character story before Avengers: Infinity War?
Synthpop duo Cosmic Armchair release their first full-length album after a decade of music making via Belgian label, Alfa Matrix.
This is what superhero geeks have been waiting for ever since Thanos was teased in that Avengers post-credit scene.
With the seeming rise of Singapore music appreciation in the last couple of years, it was necessary to formalise certain findings about whether this increased appreciation was for real or simply a (optimistic) perception.