Category | IPO Bands

BLOODY RED BARON – June & July Reviews

Posted on 20 July 2016

  ========================================================== MICHAEL CARPENTER: The Big Radio Carpenter’s latest is a rich palette of modern pop suffused with a golden glow and wrapped in swooning harmonies. Carpenter uses the studio the way the Cheyenne used the buffalo. He let’s no part go to waste. It is a radio-friendly sound that harks back to the Brill […]

BLOODY RED BARON – May Reviews

Posted on 08 June 2016

  ULYSSES: Law and Order (Black Glove) Like a bunch of ADD special ed kids on a sugar high, Ulysses can’t stop from switching it up in the middle to FASTER, HARDER, STRONGER! The title track is a sinister ear worm in a Kinks mode with a police siren. I wish they wouldn’t do that. […]

IPO Interview: The Pickpockets

Posted on 08 June 2016

PGH is all about helping artists highlight their most recent projects, so let us all know what your latest project is – and tell us about how it come into the world. What has the initial feedback on it been like? Allen Duarte – bass & vox: We’re still in the early stages of getting […]

New Book From Mike Baron – Banshees

Posted on 07 June 2016

MIKE BARON HAS JUST PUBLISHED A NEW BOOK and….it has a full-out rock ‘n roll theme. What’s it about? Well, how about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead?   Doesn’t get any better than that for many zombie obsessed rock ‘n roll fans, right?! It’s available on Kindle or Paperback at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Banshees-Mike-Baron/dp/1614753946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465222541&sr=8-1&keywords=Banshees+Mike+Baron Here’s […]

IPO Interview: Malene Markussen

Posted on 27 May 2016

PGH is all about helping artists highlight their most recent projects, so let us all know what your latest project is – and tell us about how it come into the world. What has the initial feedback on it been like? Malene Markussen (MM): After my band ACELSIA decided to go their separate ways I […]

BLOODY RED BARON – April Reviews

Posted on 18 May 2016

  THE CORNER LAUGHERS: Matilda Effect Lead singer Karla Kane sounds like all the Bangles put together, and there are shades of Lisa Mychols in this collection of hook-heavy harmonizing. Kane’s songwriting gets a cum laude from the Brill Building school, beginning with the dazzling “Fairytale Tourist.” “The Girl, America” is a shimmering palimpsest. It […]

IPO Interview: Steve Rosenbaum

Posted on 18 May 2016

PGH is all about helping artists highlight their most recent projects, so let us all know what your latest project is – and tell us about how it come into the world. What has the initial feedback on it been like? Steve Rosenbaum (SR): My latest project is my EP, “Making Up A Mess Of […]

Bloody Red Baron – March Reviews

Posted on 10 March 2016

===================================================   NATO COLES and the BLUE DIAMOND BAND: Promises to Deliver (Rum Bar) Hortatory, fist-pumping rock and roll in the vein of early Springsteen, D.L. Byron, and stable mate Kurt Baker. “See Some Lights” bursts from the speakers like a Triple Crown winner. “I’m ready to fire up the engines of the night–” Something […]

BLOODY RED BARON – December Reviews

Posted on 28 December 2015

BLOODY RED BARON DECEMBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron [linebreak style=”25.png”]   KURT BAKER: Play It Cool (Rum Bar) Kurt Baker, the hardest-working man in power-pop, channels Graham Parker, the Plimsouls and the Buzzcocks on this rapid-fire record. Baker has a unique voice, not unlike Parker’s, but with a controlled quaver that weighs in beginning with “Enough’s […]

BLOODY RED BARON – October Reviews

Posted on 23 December 2015

BLOODY RED BARON OCTOBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron [linebreak style=”25.png”] THE TURNBACK: Are We There Yet? The Turnback accepts the challenge of writing tight power pop songs not to exceed one octave in range! Or so it seems through the first half of the album, recalling Redd Kross’ Researching the Blues. “Five Days A Week” opens […]