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BLOODY RED BARON – May Reviews

Posted on 18 May 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. […]

LOST TREASURES – Silverjet

Posted on 18 May 2016

SILVER JET “Pull Me Up…” I have a friend who is a fellow guitar player and he was in the process of putting together a covers band to, you know, make some money when I suggested to him that he focus exclusively on ’90s music. This was in 2014. He was curious why. I told […]

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 […]

LOST TREASURES – Wil Malone

Posted on 07 May 2016

  WIL MALONE “Wil Malone” When I was in high school and beginning my record-collecting career as a Beatles obsessive, my older brother would often stop by my bedroom door and look bemused while I played my Beatles bootlegs, the sound quality of which was often quite poor (and the performances were often sloppy and […]

LOST TREASURES – Gordon Alexander

Posted on 22 April 2016

  GORDON ALEXANDER “Gordon’s Buster” When I was in elementary school, my sister received as a birthday present a copy of Tiny Tim’s debut album, God Bless Tiny Tim. She must have been thirteen or so and was entirely flummoxed. She could not fathom why anyone would think she would want such a curiosity. Being […]

LOST TREASURES – Tim Finn

Posted on 11 April 2016

  TIM FINN “Big Canoe”   One of the ways I can identify a most cherished album is when my friends complain that I play it too much. I remember being on a trip to Boston and seeing Tim Finn’s Big Canoe in a used record shop and, having loved his previous record, Escapade, I […]

JANGLE ON – April

Posted on 06 April 2016

JANGLE ON! APRIL by Eric Sorsensen Spring in the mid-Atlantic has taken on the characteristics of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde; temperature swings of thirty degrees in less than 24 hours have occurred several times in the past week.  As was the case during the winter months, my time-tested pop music sources (the Powerpopaholic website; Kool Kat […]

LOST TREASURES – The Quick

Posted on 10 March 2016

  THE QUICK  Mondo Deco One of the perks of being in the classic rock generation is that you can often impress younger people with the shows you’ve seen. Kids in their twenties typically respond with choruses of “wow” when I tell them that I saw Led Zeppelin live or that I saw Stevie Wonder […]

ONE MAN BADS by Mike Baron

Posted on 10 March 2016

“ONE MAN BANDS – The Story Behind…” by MIKE BARON There have always been guys who did it all themselves, sometime in a studio, sometimes in their garage.  However the computer age, and greatly improved and compact recording equipment, have made it much easier for the lone genius to record his own album playing every […]