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Power Pop Geeks Unite!

From Big Star to Teenage Fanclub, let's talk jangle, let's talk hooks, let's talk power pop! Category: Genres & Scenes

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Started by maximum jack. Last reply by maximum jack Nov 11, 2013. 194 Replies

Pretty self-explanatory, share the Power Pop Gem you are currently listening to.  I'll start:Ice Cream Hands - Traveling Made Easy (1993)Continue

Best Pop albums of the new Millenium

Started by Rich Horton. Last reply by Ron Balliet Jan 22, 2013. 17 Replies

And, yes, this means I'm one of those people who think the millenium began on Jan. 1st, 2001.  ;-) Over at the blog for my radio station I've…Continue

New Hoodoo Gurus song is about being an aging rocker, it also kicks major ass.

Started by MzAmar. Last reply by Ron Balliet Jan 22, 2013. 4 Replies

I couldn't paste for some reason, so you can watch it here They are playing a live webcast 3-hour show tomorrow (depending on where you are) as…Continue

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Power Pop In The Mainstream

Started by Scott Larson. Last reply by maximum jack Jan 7, 2012. 31 Replies

Power Pop is a genre unto itself, however every now and then a mainstream music artist will dip their toes in its effervescent pool of hookyness.  My challenge to you is to make a list of mainstream…Continue

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Comment by Thomas Cruz on February 24, 2013 at 2:43pm

Thanks for this-I had stopped with Circuloir Sounds, sounds like I should pick this up too.

Comment by pplist on February 24, 2013 at 12:03pm

Sure it's a couple of years old, but I recently posted this one, plus a couple of free and legal downloadables.

Comment by Tim Rose on February 22, 2013 at 3:16pm
The BEEST has been RELEESED! Brothers and Sisters, we are happy to announce our album, "Bewilderbeest (2000)" is now available in high-resolution download for the first time! Not only is the album here but it also includes two songs not available before on download, "What Soul Have I?" and "Settle Down (Doug mix)." Also available here are free high-resolution PDFs of the original jacket and bonus pannels. Recorded partially in Ukraine and in St. Louis, "Bewilderbeest" contains some of best The Sun Sawed in 1/2 songs including "Beholder and His Eye" and "Kiss Her Like You Mean It." So, download the mighty Beest today!
Comment by Harry on February 10, 2013 at 6:29pm

The Big Cats

Beware, theres a act of the same name.

I am referring to these guys here:

I can only speak so far for the album The Ancient Art of Leaving: Two Parts so far, but it so great that I'm kinda bummed they were able to escape my notice this long ;<)

Comment by Rashid Stephen Pettit on January 20, 2013 at 12:51am

one of the best new power pop guys I have heard in recent years - Mr. Kurt Baker! He has three albums and a bunch of videos on youtube. He reminds me of a cross between early Elvis Costello and early Joe Jackson (does that mean he sounds like The Jags? ha ha. maybe.) You can stream his new album and, more imprtantly, BUY it here:

One of my favorite albums of 2012. Give it a listen, won't ya?

Comment by Tim Rose on January 17, 2013 at 10:56pm

The new Sun Sawed in 1/2 album is now available! The Sun was on Not Lame for it's past three albums and now unveils their first album in a decade. Check it out.

Comment by Bruce Brodeen on January 10, 2013 at 6:16pm

Sheeit, I'm the co-founder of this site and I totally forgot to post this info here:   should have posted info on this here last week when it came out as all 500 copies are now gone and it's sold out.

If you aren't aware of it, check out POP GEEK HEAVEN, another site I started(bsides this one w/ Jon).  It's totally free and there's 2,500 members there.  

Just posted a righteous digi-comp for January - download it for free(the quirk is that you have be a member to view the content there but, again, it's free to join...):


Comment by Stan Schwieger on January 10, 2013 at 6:09pm

Been through the EP twice--it is EXCELLENT.  I predict it will the first entry on Harry's 2013 Top Ten.

Comment by Stan Schwieger on January 10, 2013 at 5:25pm

Just listened to the samples, and plunking down Coin. Can't wait!

Comment by Brad Beard on January 10, 2013 at 2:45pm

HI folks, want to hear some great pop, from a international Music Collective I'm part of, The Maladaptive Solution, with Michael Carpenter, and Mick Giblin, and others.  Great hooky songs, and a great cover.  More to come.

The Maladaptive Solution

Let me know what you think


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