The Popravinas! “Goons West”

American powerpop band The POPRAVINAS are back with a 4th album. Influenced by bands like The REPLACEMENTS, they give a lot of importance to the melodies in their music as you can hear in "Do The Creep" or in "Is There Anybody, Anywhere But Here?" The POPRAVINAS also have an americana (almost country side) in... Continue Reading →

Gary Sunshine “Beer, Picks & Old Records”

(-record review by General Labor) "It's when the woman of my dreams...oh my god, that's the woman on the floor..." (-Jim Carroll) I'm a diehard CIRCUS OF POWER super-fan. When Show-biz Al put his brown leather strides from the Motor video up for auction, I was asking myself if we really needed a car. They... Continue Reading →

Deadbeat Poets “American Stroboscope”

These guys are the best new classic college-radio/power-pop/rocknroll group since vintage Dramarama, or "Unguarded Moment"-era the Church, or "Summer Teeth" era Wilco or Tom Petty's best stuff of the past two decades. Youngstown's Deadbeat Poets feature former members of power-pop cult-faves, Blue Ash, and the Stiv Bator "Disconnected" band, and write songs as good as... Continue Reading →

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