Category | The Artist’s Stage

JANGLE ON – July 2014

Posted on 23 July 2014

JANGLE ON! JULY by Eric Sorsensen             Although the past few months have been light on new jangly music, there has been no shortage of good live music … and no shortage of out-of-town visitors.  In fact, Pop Geek Heaven guru Bruce Brodeen and his family stopped by for a very [...]

LOST TREASURES – Velvet Elvis

Posted on 23 July 2014

LOST TREASURES VELVET ELVIS “Velvet Elvis” By Peter Marston     Ask your average music fan to list some of the important music scenes in the history of rock ’n’ roll and the answer will undoubtedly include, in roughly chronological order, Memphis, Liverpool, San Francisco, Detroit, New York and Seattle. More knowledgeable fans might add [...]

IPO Interview – Dan Markell

Posted on 12 July 2014

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? DAN MARKELL (DM): My most recent project is a single release called “Look At [...]

LOST TREASURES – Loving Awareness

Posted on 17 June 2014

LOST TREASURES LOVING AWARENESS “Loving Awareness” By Peter Marston   Concept albums nearly always have the same origins. A band struggles to establish themselves with successful singles and albums, and then at some point tackle something more ambitious, usually behind the vision of the principle songwriter in the band. Oh, there are a few exceptions, [...]

LOST TREASURES – Los Walkers

Posted on 13 June 2014

LOST TREASURES LOS WALKERS “Walking Up With Los Walkers” By Peter Marston Los Walkers were a ’60s Argentinian pop band heavily influenced by the British beat and American garage scenes. After two albums that mixed a handful of originals and a host of covers (including “Gloria,” “The Letter,” “Tobacco Road” and even Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey”), [...]

IPO Interview – honeychain

Posted on 12 June 2014

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? Our latest release is FUTURA a five-song EP, which has received a good deal [...]

Mothboxer – Surprise Box #134

Posted on 09 June 2014

Mothboxer have been around since 2007 or thereabouts. Starting life as a solo project of guitarist and songwriter, Dave Ody. An album “Geen” was released on LineOut Records and soon a live band was comprised of Dave on vocals, keys and guitar, Phil Davies on drums, Jon Hawes on bass and Robbie Burley on backing [...]

BLOODY RED BARON – April Reviews

Posted on 08 June 2014

BLOODY RED BARON APRIL REVIEWS by Mike Baron THE PINECONES: Ooh! (Reel Cod) Paul Linklater’s Toronto-based trio makes incandescent, luminous psychedelic rock that draws on the Yardbirds, the Hollies, the Beatles, the whole power pop panoply, sounding instantly familiar yet refreshingly new.  Ooh! detonates like a thermonuclear bomb at the corner of Sunset and Vine and doesn’t let up, [...]

IPO Interview – The Cherry Bluestorms

Posted on 08 June 2014

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 came into the world. What has the initial feedback on it been like? Our latest album is Bad Penny Opera. It is a concept album that is [...]

Metropolitan Farms – Surprise Box #133

Posted on 23 May 2014

  Metropolitan Farms is an indie rock band from Portland, OR. Formed in 2007 as a side project of Santa Cruz / Portland band Metropolitan, Met Farms blends British Invasion craft and hooks with 80s and 90s college rock inflection to produce a sound that is energetic and catchy, yet still unique and idiosyncratic. The [...]