Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.
Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.
Weezer pays tribute to GNR with the new music video for “Feels Like Summer”
The Darkness are back with their fifth album Pinewood Smile, due for release October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.
Rich McCulley has been a popular singer-songwriter with Power of Pop and we have always done our best to plug his releases over the years. So we were pleased when Rich sent us his latest offering, Out Along the Edges.
2017 is definitely shaping up to be an interesting year for our beloved music with the announcement of a new album from seminal alt-rockers The Dream Syndicate!
So much music, too little time. We continue our periodic sharing of new albums from classic bands that refuse to lie down and give up. Fuck ‘relevance’ and enjoy critical recalls from power pop masters Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, 90s shoegazers Ride and even a surprisingly spry concept rock LP from Styx! Enjoy!!
More solid retro pop-rock in 2017 for your listening pleasure! A classic team up of erstwhile Fleetwood Mac members and a trio of seminal bands from the 80s/90s will keep you enjoying great new music!
London’s Divisionists release “Dream Landscape” single from debut Daybreak LP.
Power Pop Rockers Fastball recently released their 6th album, Step Into Light.
The first studio album in nearly 25 years from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters since Amused to Death (1992), as well as his first solo album in 12 years since Ça Ira (2005) finds Waters in familiar territory.
Aussie alt-rock band Screamfeeder return with their first album in 12 years!
Plasticsoul is basically singer-songwriter Steven Wilson and the folks he drags along for the ride – in his present case – Marc Bernal, Daniel Conrad, and Steve Markowitz.
Legendary Detroit band Death has released their single “Cease Fire” and is available digitally via TryAngle Records. The track appears on a vinyl 45 along with “You Are What You Think” (from the Death LP N.E.W.) out. Both tracks along with two additional songs will be released on an EP coming this fall.
The legend may be gone but his music lives on!
Considering that rock legend Bruce Springsteen is famous for his lyrical genius, the very idea of a Springsteen memoir is exciting and intriguing. Would an autobiography match up to the cinematic lyrics found in classics like “Born in the USA”, “The Promised Land” and of course, “Born to Run”?
PoP Legend Robyn Hitchcock is back with a new LP – out on April 21 on Yep Roc Records.
Back in 1980, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was already railing against the stratification of rock & pop music.
Rhythm & Blues is the bedrock of much of modern rock and pop music. Basically R&B is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was coined in the post-war years to replace “Race Music”, meaning – “a catchall term referring to any music that was made by and for black Americans”.
Robbie Robertson (real name: Jaime Royal Robertson) is perhaps best known for being the guitarist/principal songwriter of The Band, a highly influential group that were active mainly from 1968 to 1977. Robertson has also a solid reputation as a solo artist, film composer and producer.
The Kinks is a band that deserve more recognition than they have received. Although never quite valued in the same manner as many of their 60s peers, in many ways, The Kinks contributed as much to the development of rock music as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who & Pink Floyd.
A furious debate typically surrounds the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame when it announces its annual inductees. In 2017, the likes of Tupac, Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes have been added to the list.
In the 1950s, at the dawn of rock ’n’ roll and the apex of hipster jazz music, album covers were functional and intended as a pure marketing tool. To wit,
The year-end has witnessed a slew of new releases from classic rockers eager to demonstrate that rock ’n’ roll is still as vital as ever. Or to show their fans that they’re still alive (!)
Although the legendary British rock band Queen effectively ended with the tragic death of lead singer Freddie Mercury over 20 years ago, the legacy of the band remains vital and strong. Now, add this previously unreleased set of recordings to the must-have with list of every diehard Queen fan.