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BLOODY RED BARON – August Reviews

Posted on 31 August 2015

BLOODY RED BARON AUGUST REVIEWS by Mike Baron SUPRALUXE: Morphine Creek If Supraluxe were a car they’d be a gold, candy-flake futuristic custom by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth or Dean Jeffries, all complex curves seamlessly molded into a cohesive shape powered by a big, stonkin’ V8. They have a unique, instantly identifiable sound spearheaded by main […]

BLOODY RED BARON – July Reviews

Posted on 20 August 2015

BLOODY RED BARON JULY REVIEWS by Mike Baron GREG POPE: Fanboy Nashville’s Greg Pope’s been on a roll since Pop Monster landed like a nuclear bomb in 2008, followed by Pete and Pop Motion Animation. Fanboy is another tour de force showcasing Pope’s superb dynamics, one power pop classic after another. He’s got a unique melodic […]

IPO Interview: Brave New World

Posted on 20 August 2015

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? Chris Twigger (CT): Brave new World are named after the book by Aldous Huxley […]

JANGLE ON – July

Posted on 23 July 2015

JANGLE ON! JULY by Eric Sorsensen Sweltering heat has descended on the Washington, D.C. area and air conditioning has become a highly appreciated creature comfort.  Outdoor heat is a great reason to stay inside and catch up on the latest in power pop and jangly music.  New artists, discs and songs that I recommend this […]

LOST TREASURES – THE FLAME

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES THE FLAME “THE FLAME” By Peter Marston   I first came across The Flame in 2006 when Tower Records closed their retail stores. As the closing date approached, prices were slashed, more and more by every week, from 25% off to 50% off to 75% off to even 90% off. Every week I went […]

LOST TREASURES – Les Baroques

Posted on 16 July 2015

LOST TREASURES LES BAROQUES “LES BAROQUES” By Peter Marston Les Baroques are an odd band. Though their name is French, the band is actually Dutch. And while their singles leaned toward baroque folk-pop (their most successful single, “Such a Cad,” recalls Sonny Bono’s “Laugh at Me,” but with a prominent bassoon part), their self-titled debut […]

APRIL REVIEWS – Bloody Red Baron

Posted on 22 June 2015

BLOODY RED BARON APRIL REVIEWS by Mike Baron NICK PIUNTI: Beyond the Static Nick Piunti has hit the sweet spot in his career where he can do no wrong. Like Greg Pope, or Stevie Wonder in the early seventies, Piunti effortlessly writes one up-tempo killer after another. In popular music it’s all about the dynamics. Piunti […]

IPO Interview: Slim Loris

Posted on 22 June 2015

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? Mattias Cederstam – Vocals/Bass (MC): We have a brand new album out called “Love […]

LOST TREASURES – The Hardy Boys

Posted on 15 June 2015

LOST TREASURES THE HARDY BOYS “Here Come The Hardy Boys” By Peter Marston     Here Come the Hardy Boys is yet another late ’60s cartoon show bubblegum album, developed by the originator himself, Don Kirschner. The project does stray from the archetype in some ways, however. For one thing, the band, although assembled for the […]

IPO Interview: Tommy Lorente

Posted on 28 May 2015

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? Tommy Lorente (TL): My very latest project was covering in French a great song […]