Vic’s Picks

She Goes Out With Everybody

January 5, 2016 2:31 pm

There is a lot wrong with 80’s music but The Spongetones aren’t part of it. Swimming upstream against the dreck of FM radio corporate rock n’ schmaltz, their... Read More

Christmas Without You

December 20, 2015 11:14 am

Lannie Flowers is a national treasure and just because I’m biased doesn’t make me wrong. When he released his Christmas song a few years back, I watched the... Read More

Whole Wide World

December 15, 2015 1:07 pm

There is a lot to love about Stiff Records and Wreckless Eric is a significant part of it. Featuring a highly eccentric roster of punk and new wave... Read More

Do Anything You Wanna Do

December 7, 2015 8:00 am

Don’t you love it when a band’s sophomore effort is better than their first album? I was totally enamored with Eddie and The Hot Rods debut record “Teenage... Read More

One More Tomorrow

November 30, 2015 10:26 am

Sometimes you have to buy the album because of what the cover promises. So it was when I saw Henry Gross “Plug Me Into Something” nestled in the... Read More

That I Remember

November 23, 2015 11:21 am

A record can be achingly beautiful and powerful at the same time. There are many things to admire about Dwight Twilley and it is a tragedy of near... Read More

Senses Working Overtime

November 16, 2015 2:07 pm

Power pop doesn’t always have to be rooted in the testosterone and hormones raging through young adults. For your consideration, I offer XTC, one of the most intelligent... Read More

Boys Don’t Lie

March 25, 2015 8:23 am

Wanna’ start an argument? Ask a group of power pop fans what the best Shoes song is. Sometimes Shoes just fit. And man, did they ever fit me... Read More