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MOVIE REVIEW – 22 Jump Street

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “22 JUMP STREET” “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2″ by Doug Young HOW TO WRITE ABOUT 22 SEQUELS 22 Jump Street Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens; directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller How to Train Your Dragon 2 Starring the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, [...]

MOVIE REVIEW – Snowpiercer

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “SNOWPIERCER” by Doug Young CLICK ON THE TWO IMAGES BELOW TO READ CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #1 CLICK BELOW FOR IMAGE #2 Unfortunately we can’t describe Doug Young adequately in strictly iambic pentameter, so we’ll just tell you that he is an award-winning (and poetic) film critic and that he is “Filmoholic” Critic [...]

MOVIE REVIEW – Life Itself (documentary on Roger Ebert)

Posted on 23 July 2014

MOVIE REVIEW “LIFE ITSELF” A documentary about the life, and death, of film critic Roger Ebert by Doug Young I arrived at the theater and took a seat in my favorite location — on the aisle in the section to the right of the screen (as you face forward) about midway back so that the [...]

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 [...]

BLOODY RED BARON – June Reviews

Posted on 12 July 2014

BLOODY RED BARON JUNE REVIEWS by Mike Baron THE CRY!: Dangerous Game (SP Records)             Rude, loud, oozing insouciant punk attitude, The Cry! is every parent’s nightmare by way of the Buzzcocks, Ramones, Eddie Cochran, The Seeds or the Shadows of Knight.  Every song has a bridge and a hook.             The Portland quartet’s second album takes up where the [...]

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 [...]