LANEWAY SINGAPORE 2014 [NEWS]LANEWAY SINGAPORE 2014 [NEWS]

SINGAPORE: SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY | THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY (Press release) Mark this date – Saturday 25th January – the idyllic tranquility of Gardens by the Bay will be rocked by one of the biggest and most anticipated music event on this day – Laneway Festival returns to Singapore! Bound to keep the New […]

S-ROCKS-ROCK

Some news and happenings from the little red dot. DRU CHEN – FALL ASIA TOUR In anticipation of his upcoming second single “Turnaround” from Intentions  EP, Dru Chen and his soulful 6-piece band will return to Singapore to perform two shows, followed by two more in Malaysia and the Philippines. Earlier this year, at Mosaic […]

GEEK OUT!GEEK OUT!

KICK ASS 2 I ain’t gonna sugar coat it – there is no justification for this pointless sequel, except the studio’s blind greed. I loved the first Kick Ass, I found it inventive, invigorating and highly entertaining with Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl the icing on the proverbial cake. Everything about this sequel is just wrong […]

BLURB-O-RAMABLURB-O-RAMA

It’s back! Considering the time constraints and attention span of modern web-users, I’ve decided to resurrect trusty ol’ Blurb-O-Rama, which will attempt to distill the essence of an album or EP with 50 or less words. Hopefully, this will be a weekly affair and we’ll focus on a trio of albums each time… Cosmic Suckerpunch – […]

GEEK OUT!GEEK OUT!

Super-hero movies. Once upon a time the very idea was a joke. The only successful super-hero movies (Batman, Superman) were the exclusion domain of DC. How that has changed! Marvel characters have become immensely popular with movie fans since the first X-Men movie and this was further escalated by Marvel themselves entering the fray with […]

NOW WHAT?NOW WHAT?

Where do we go from here?  The problem with being a jack-of-all-trades is that once I lock into one specific thingy, it’s pretty difficult to keep up with all the other pies I have my fingers in. Lately, I have been focusing very much on my recording artist hat and this webzine has been somewhat neglected. […]

BABY ALPACA – EP [REVIEW]BABY ALPACA – EP [REVIEW]

Chris Kittrell aka Baby Alpaca is yet another Brooklyn artist aiming to make a significant impact on the American and world indie rock worlds. Whatever commercial successes might be ahead of him, this eponymous EP at least demonstrates that Kittrell has a pop-savvy musical head on his shoulders. ‘Classic Rock N Soul’ is how Kittrell […]

GEEK OUT! PACIFIC RIM [REVIEW]GEEK OUT! PACIFIC RIM [REVIEW]

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is the latest in a recent line of original scifi blockbusters that more or less began with the phenomenal success of Christopher Nolan’s Inception. And if like me, you thoroughly loved the creatures in Hellboy 2, then you would have a heightened sense of anticipation for del Toro’s take on […]

ZALLEN – S/T [REVIEW]ZALLEN – S/T [REVIEW]

Zallen (aka Mike Jones) has been laboring as an alternative pop artist for 15 years now and I have been awfully privileged to have been one of the few ‘in the know’. Zallen is a pop alchemist – able to take key 60s/70s pop influences and transform them into something personal and unique. This is obvious […]

DEAD BOOTS – VERONICA [REVIEW]DEAD BOOTS – VERONICA [REVIEW]

By now you should be aware of Power of Pop‘s quest to find the courageous bands out there who buck the current post-punk revival trend and mine the coolness of 60s/70s classic rock n’ roll. Talk about risk-taking! So add Dead Boots to the list. With influences identified as Cheap Trick, White Stripes, The Rolling Stones, […]

TRIPWIRES – SPACEHOPPER [REVIEW]TRIPWIRES – SPACEHOPPER [REVIEW]

This is epic Brit-rock at its finest. And when I say ‘Brit-rock’, I am basically referring to the psychedelic noise-rock outfits that have illuminated the British music scene in the 80s and 90s. Which roughly means references to post-punk, shoegaze and Britpop – sounds good to me! Reading outfit, Tripwires, consist of longtime friends frontman Rhys […]

TRI-STATE – EP [REVIEW]TRI-STATE – EP [REVIEW]

‘Old school indie rock band’ – has a certain ring, don’t it? The phrase has an air of authenticity that distinguishes its proponents from the hipster poseurs that dominate the modern rock world at the moment. Tri-State hail from Essex County, NJ and consist of Mason Rather (bass/vocals), Jeff Zelevansky (guitar/vocals), Brady McNamara (drums), Julian Brash (guitar/vocals). […]

DEAD STARS – HIGH GAIN EP [REVIEW]DEAD STARS – HIGH GAIN EP [REVIEW]

The early 90s were an exciting time for alternative rock. It was an epoch where edgy melodies met crunchy guitars with pummeling rhythms! Hell yes, it’s time for a 90s alt-rock revival and Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Dead Stars have no qualms declaring their intent to evokes the likes of Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur, Jr. in […]