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BLOODY RED BARON – October Reviews

Posted on 23 November 2015

BLOODY RED BARON OCTOBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron 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 up a […]

LOST TREASURES – Philamore Lincoln

Posted on 09 November 2015

LOST TREASURES PHILAMORE LINCOLN “North Wind Blew South” By Peter Marston   Throughout my record collecting career, I have been susceptible to falling under the spell of a captivating name. Many times I’d be a used record store with friends and as we were sharing the titles we purchased (often from the 50-cent bin), I […]

JANGLE ON – November

Posted on 09 November 2015

JANGLE ON! NOVEMBER by Eric Sorsensen Daylight savings and Autumn’s advance are about to bring darkness earlier each afternoon.  That means that I will have more time to devote to catching up on music.  I recently compiled a disc of “deep cuts” from the vinyl I collected during my teen years; now I can focus […]


Posted on 28 September 2015

LOST TREASURES DEWEY MARTIN & MEDICINE BALL “Dewey Martin & Medicine Ball” By Peter Marston Like a lot of pop fans, I like to follow the post-break-up careers of the members of my favorite bands. Often, this is easy to do, as it was in the ’70s when the solo Beatles were regularly on Top […]


Posted on 10 September 2015

LOST TREASURES THE JOLT “The Jolt” By Peter Marston   Most movements in the history of pop run the gamut in terms of the quality of the music. There are great garage bands and fairly awful ones. British psych-pop embraces bands that created transcendent music and bands that produced only murky whimsy. I have often […]

JANGLE ON – September

Posted on 10 September 2015

JANGLE ON! SEPTEMBER by Eric Sorsensen The mid-Atlantic climate gave us summer in reverse – treating us to some mild, dry days in August and now some very hot and muggy days in early September.  The low humidity and an evening breeze made sitting outdoors for a Shenandoah Run (a nine-person folk ensemble in the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]