Vic’s Picks

I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

February 24, 2015 4:19 pm

“Rock and roll is dead!” Thus sang The Rubinoos in their closing number on the 1979 dream double bill supporting Elvis Costello. The irony was that our heroes... Read More

I Went Electric

February 18, 2015 4:41 pm

Seriously, Bill Lloyd is a national treasure. This Nashville-based cool cat first hit with Foster & Lloyd, a country music outfit. His Power Pop DNA couldn’t be contained,... Read More

The Other End Of The Telescope

February 3, 2015 11:04 am

At the risk of being somewhat self-promoting, this week’s selection is my favorite track is from Beyond Belief: A Tribute To Elvis Costello. Butch Walker’s rendition of “The... Read More

Going Underground

January 27, 2015 8:00 am

If The Who and The Kinks are the first two power pop bands, then The Jam was their musical baby. As one of my two favorite bands of... Read More

Weekend Girls

January 20, 2015 1:15 pm

I go for the power in Power Pop. Make no mistake about it, Kurt Baker shares my philosophy. Heck, he even moved to Spain because his high energy... Read More

Think Think

January 6, 2015 9:22 am

Power Pop fans are a rabid bunch… We can (will) argue the merits of our favorite bands, albums, and songs. We debate their relative worth and rankings in... Read More

Uplands Park Road

December 30, 2014 10:45 am

It’s good to listen to friends whose opinions you respect. When Dave the Boogieman tells me to check out a band, I pay attention. And this week’s pick... Read More

I Can Hear Music

December 22, 2014 9:00 am

Inspired by Ken Sharp’s new book, “Play On! – Power Pop Heroes, Volume 1,” this week’s pick goes to my favorite track by the massively popular Beach Boys.... Read More