Anoosh and Arash are young men who make up the DJ-producer duo called Blade & Beard. Nothing special about that fact until you realise that Anoosh and Arash are from Teheran, Iran.
It is pleasing indeed to report that 5 episodes in, Fox’s The Gifted continues to provide well crafted plots, relatable characters and dynamic action whereas the CD DC TV shows have demonstrated sloppy writing.
“Human Is” might be the best adaptation of a Philip K Dick short story in Electric Dreams thus far. Primarily so, as it is the most faithful adaptation and it adheres strongly to a common theme of the famed scifi author.
The biggest gripe that diehard Trekkers have had about Star Trek : Discovery is that the new series has deviated from classic Trek TV. Perhaps this latest episode will make them all feel much better.
It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.
ANTON BARBEAU Plastic Guitar (Pink Hedgehog)
I remember when I first started Power of Pop in 1998, one of the first CDs I reviewed was Anton Barbeau’s – one of the first artists to send his album to some music writer out of Singapore! More than a decade later, I’m glad to report that after many other albums, Barbeau continues to record his quirky music.
Director Taika Waititi attempts to graft the tone of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies onto Thor : Ragnarok but it’s all painfully superficial.
Once the Marvel Cinematic Universe was up and running, it was only a matter of time before an adaptation of the teen-centric comic Runaways would become reality.
Rock ‘n’ roll is not all about sex, drugs and partying but as an art form has allowed the fragile soul to express the deepest and darkest thoughts on existential angst. This is certainly true of singer-songwriter Julien Baker.
There’s no way to write off modern pop music when artists like Rina Sawayama demonstrate that it is possible to imbue sophistication and verve into what many consider a pre-fabricated music format.
Oh we are so stoked about this news! Squeeze will play in Singapore on May 4th, 2018 at the UCC Hall, NUS.
Spencer Robinson brings an interesting perspective to the now marginalised art form we call Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Los Angeles based Vista Kicks is Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Trevor Sutton, and Nolan LeVine.
The quartet, originally met on the kindergarten playground in their hometown and are thus more than bandmates. They are lifelong friends and creative brothers with a knack for writing infectious songs and throwing a great party.
Power of Pop will be attending Bluesfest Byron Bay 2018! The festival have already announced the likes of Robert Plant, Chic, First Aid Kit. Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real etc and have recently added to that list!
The reason why Fox’s The Gifted is resonating with us while CW’s slate of DC superhero shows continue to bore and annoy is simple – the stakes seem real and urgent for the mutant characters.
Six episodes in, Star Trek: Discovery takes time out to explore and examine two relationships key to our main protagonists – that between Michael Burnham and her adoptive Vulcan father Sarek and between Captain Gabriel Lorca and Admiral Kat Cornwall (Jayne Brook).
Hard rockers Small Town Titans hail from York Pennsylvania and already have two full-length albums under their belts.
If you are familiar with the underground genre known as “autographical comics” and its lauded authors viz. Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Art Spiegelman, Joe Matt, Chester Brown et al, then simply put, Troy Chin’s Resident Tourist is the Singaporean version.
A casual observer of the local music scene would not find acoustic-based singer-songwriter Nicholas Chim’s adoption of electronic arrangements a surprise, as this has become rather trendy in 2017.
The story of the ascent of rock music is lovingly told by the author, who turned 21 that year. The context behind many of the classic rock artists and albums is vividly described. Well researched with detailed accounts, the reading enjoyment is enhanced by a Spotify playlist of course!
… still there’s more …
Broken record time – those of us who are rock ‘n’ roll observers have been talking up a 90s rock revival for some time now. So add Nashville’s Bully to the list of hopefuls…
Terrific news for the PoP faithful as Tahiti 80’s Xavier Boyer releases his debut solo album, Some / Any / New!
Christopher Owens, who once fronted a band called Girls, has formed a new group called Curls!
Indie pop pioneer Morrissey returns with his 11th studio album, Low in High School, his first with BMG and out in mid-November.
Fans of Retro-pop are drooling over the new releases from the Gallagher brothers. We say fuck them and instead spend your time and money on brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly a.k.a. The Naturals!