Tag: Power pop

PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE BIG STIR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING ROADSHOW COMPILATIONPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE BIG STIR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING ROADSHOW COMPILATION

Power Pop! Without a doubt, one of the most marginalized musical genres out there in the modern rock wasteland right now. But this was the very genre that Power of Pop was originally set up to cover back in the late 90s – hence our name! In this context, a compilation album becomes very relevant […]

ALBUM REVIEW: KEN SHARP – NEW MOURNINGALBUM REVIEW: KEN SHARP – NEW MOURNING

Background Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Todd Rundgren/Jakob Dylan) and Ken Sharp, this record (Sharp’s fourth album and first in nine years) showcases musical contributions from Rick Springfield (“Burn & Crash”, “Satellite”), guitarist Wally Stocker of The Babys, bassist Prescott Niles of The Knack and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo of New England alongside the team of Perdomo […]

ALBUM REVIEW: A GIANT DOG – PILEALBUM REVIEW: A GIANT DOG – PILE

Background Forging their friendships in the crucible of their Houston, TX, high school, Sabrina Ellis (vocals), Andrew Cashen (vocals, guitar), and Orville Neeley (drums) first got their start covering AC/DC, The Ramones, Joan Jett, and the finer points of the Back to the Future soundtrack at school dances under the band name Youth In Asia. […]

ALBUM REVIEW: BEST COAST’S CALIFORNIA NIGHTS IS POWER POP GOODNESS SO WHY DO THEY GET THE HATE RESERVED FOR HIPSTER BANDS?ALBUM REVIEW: BEST COAST’S CALIFORNIA NIGHTS IS POWER POP GOODNESS SO WHY DO THEY GET THE HATE RESERVED FOR HIPSTER BANDS?

Best Coast is one of those bands that critics love to hate. There’s the common accusation that the hype over the band is over singer Bethany Cosentino and the gossip surrounding her life and not the music. Trolls claim that Best Coast’s music is simple and dumb, writing the band off as any kind of […]

DISCOVERED AT POWER OF POPDISCOVERED AT POWER OF POP

What’s new? Well, here’s three melodic pop-rock gems you can stream without fear! Dive in!! VERUCA SALT – GHOST NOTES Talking about a 90s rock revival, here’s the reunion album of Veruca Salt, sounding smashing in a beefy Brad Wood production. First rate songs that make the years melt away. https://www.facebook.com/verucasaltband BEST FRIENDS – HOT. […]

THE HANGABOUTS DELIVER THE PERFECT POP UNDERGROUND THROWBACK WITH ILLUSTRATED BIRDTHE HANGABOUTS DELIVER THE PERFECT POP UNDERGROUND THROWBACK WITH ILLUSTRATED BIRD

Yes so why does it seem that the music of yester-year is miles better than anything new? Seems to have been the case since Y2K (mayhaps that was what the Millennium Bug was really about?). Consisting of John Lowry, Greg Addington and Chip Saam, the Hangabouts bring to mind the wonderful pop-rock music of 90s bands like Fountains […]