Alright, so The Boys Season 2 just ended with an amazing season finale. Thus far, we have covered Episodes 1 – 5 in two tranches viz. here and here. Now that we have the entire season available, let’s dive deep into a story analysis for The Boys Season 2. Heads up, this will contain spoilers!(more…)
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Not a full blown Story Analysis, here are my quick thoughts on The Boys Season 2 (Ep 1 – 3). Check out my Story Analysis of season 1 first.(more…)
TV EYE : THE BOYS SEASON 1 – STORY ANALYSIS (CONTAINS SPOILERS)TV EYE : THE BOYS SEASON 1 – STORY ANALYSIS (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
Not your typical superhero drama …(more…)
The Best Beach Boys Songs of All Time : I have shared my Beach Boys story before but it bears repeating. Prior to the 90s, I was not a fan. Like many rock fans who started listening to music seriously in the mid-70s, the Beach Boys were a joke, an oldies band singing outdated surf-rock. Sure, in my time coming across best albums list, I did hear of Pet Sounds but never took time to explore.(more…)
Buffalo Boys is helmed by first time director Mike Wiluan and jointly produced by Infinite Frameworks and Zhao Wei Films.
PoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : THE TOMBOYS – ALWAYS AFTER YOUPoPTV | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL !!! : THE TOMBOYS – ALWAYS AFTER YOU
We are truly loving the power pop goodness of this awesome new single from The Tomboys.
PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : RATBOYS – ELVIS IN THE FREEZERPoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : RATBOYS – ELVIS IN THE FREEZER
Chicago’s Ratboys, led by singer/guitarist Julia Steiner and guitarist Dave Sagan, will release its sophomore album entitled GN on June 30th (Topshelf Records).
MUSIC NEWS : CHUCK BERRY’S NEW ALBUM CHUCK OUT 16th JUNE – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘BIG BOYS’MUSIC NEWS : CHUCK BERRY’S NEW ALBUM CHUCK OUT 16th JUNE – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘BIG BOYS’
The legend may be gone but his music lives on!
BLURB-O-RAMA FT. SOME KIND OF ILLNESS, JACUZZI BOYS, PURE MOODS & SOFT LIONSBLURB-O-RAMA FT. SOME KIND OF ILLNESS, JACUZZI BOYS, PURE MOODS & SOFT LIONS
FOUR new releases chock full of #THENEWROCKNROLL. Enjoy!!
LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. JACUZZI BOYS, ROD MELANCON, SAM EVIAN, EZTV & THE TYDE!!!LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. JACUZZI BOYS, ROD MELANCON, SAM EVIAN, EZTV & THE TYDE!!!
Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying.
Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!
BOOK REVIEW: TROUBLE BOYS – THE TRUE STORY OF THE REPLACEMENTS (BY BOB MEHR)BOOK REVIEW: TROUBLE BOYS – THE TRUE STORY OF THE REPLACEMENTS (BY BOB MEHR)
Based on all-new interviews and including 72 rare photos, Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements is the definitive biography of one of the last great rock ‘n’ roll bands of the twentieth century.
DEEP CUTS: EIGHT BEACH BOYS SONGS TO GET ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUTDEEP CUTS: EIGHT BEACH BOYS SONGS TO GET ALL EMOTIONAL ABOUT
Re-watched the fabulous Brian Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy recently and of course, I spent most of it with a lump in my throat. Isn’t that what Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys has always been about – the emotions? So I decided to present to you, my faithful PoP visitors, eight album tracks you should listen to in order to understand the length, breadth and depth of the ‘feels’ that the Beach Boys are capable of evoking viz. loneliness, melancholy and the usual heartbreak. *Sigh*
“The Lonely Sea”
“The Warmth of the Sun”
“When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)”
“And Your Dreams Come True”
“I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
“Be Here in the Mornin’”
“Time to Be Alone”
… still there’s more …
As mentioned in our Best Movies of 2020 piece, it is clear that there is much better quality material in the Best TV Series of 2020 in contrast. Perhaps long form story telling is the way forward especially in this streaming era. Anyways, there was an abundance of TV series to choose from in 2020, so our preference for genre fiction held sway in this Best TV Series of 2020 list. (In alphabetical order)(more…)
When I opined that Classic Rock had lost its relevance and significance in the contemporary music industry, it does not mean that Classic Rock is no longer important. In fact, Classic Rock is a critical asset to film and TV producers as directors utilise Classic Rock to create a vibe in film and TV series that contemporary pop music just cannot replicate. Which brings me to The Best Classic Rock Film and TV Scenes.(more…)
What do geeks have to look forward to in the last four months of the year? Here are new geek TV series (Sep – Dec 2020) for your consideration.(more…)
U.K. band FUR is a breath of fresh air for lovers of classic guitar pop-rock and many are looking forward to seeing FUR live in Singapore this coming Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at the Hard Rock Cafe. Ahead of this exciting FUR live show, a couple of questions were posed to the band and the boys replied via email.(more…)
A year ago, L.A. upstarts Starcrawler (viz. Arrow de Wilde, Austin Smith, Henri Cash & Tim Franco) were hailed as the new rock n roll saviours. Their eponymous debut marked them out as serious purveyors of the new rock n roll magic, evoking the likes of Black Sabbath, the Stooges and the Runaways.(more…)
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : MOLLY BURCH – FIRST FLOWERPoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : MOLLY BURCH – FIRST FLOWER
There is a pleasing new wave of music artists taking the bold step of making ‘real’ music again. The old-fashioned way, so to speak. Like Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch.
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : UGLY IN THE MORNING – 3 OR MORE IF YOU CAN AFFORD ITPoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : UGLY IN THE MORNING – 3 OR MORE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT
Two things to consider when assessing the relative value of Ugly in the Morning’s 3 Or More If You Can Afford It – its eclectic rock agenda and its sophisticated songwriting.
PoP20 | S-ROCK : GREAT SPY (ACOUSTIC) EXPERIMENT PoP20 | S-ROCK : GREAT SPY (ACOUSTIC) EXPERIMENT 
The quality of a good song is evident in (almost) every musical context. Now, the Great Spy Experiment has wonderful songs and the challenge for the band at this Mosaic Music Festival event at the Esplanade Concourse tonight was to present them in an acoustic format. And the band delivered with aplomb!
Believe me, it’s not often a band that I actually dig plays in Singapore. Yep, I’m weird that way. But when I first realized JPNSGRLS (Japanese Girls) that were coming down to Singapore for Music Matters Live ’14, I was pretty stoked. I had loved the Vancouver band’s debut EP Sharkweek from one year ago and well, I was excited by the prospect. The combination of pop smarts, post-punk veneer and rock ‘n’ roll attitude made JPNSGRLS a top band in my opinion and a definite highlight of MML’14.
BAYBEATS OPEN STAGE: BJ & THE ASTRONAUTS + OLIGARCHYBAYBEATS OPEN STAGE: BJ & THE ASTRONAUTS + OLIGARCHY
One day away! Two more artists you should check out!!
There’s something about Death Cab For Cutie’s bookish, melancholic, minor-chord balladry that is inherently divisive. On one hand, it’s cloyingly earnest, unexciting and devoid of swagger. On the other, it’s spoken the truth for two decades to countless people emerging into adulthood, as they lay awake at night overthinking their relationships.