Three Hour Tour and Chapa

Three Hour Tour “Looking For Tomorrow”Three Hour Tour returns and this time Darren Cooper’s pop vision is joined by Adam Schmitt, Brad Elvis and Paul Chastain (Velvet Crush).  Unlike earlier efforts, Looking For Tomorrow emphasizes the “power” part of power pop. Cooper’s heavy guitar chords  on “Pig In Disguise” reminds me of Bob Mould’s band Sugar, […]

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Velvet Crush and Suit of Lights

Velvet Crush “Pre-Teen Symphonies” Looking back on 1994’s Teenage Symphonies to God, it established The Velvet Crush as a power pop powerhouse comparable with Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet. Omnivore has a look back with this collection of demos and live tracks on Pre-Teen Symphonies. Engineered by Mitch Easter (who also added some guitar) the […]

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Dave Bash’s Top 125 albums of 2015

As you might know, International Pop Overthrow CEO and Founder David Bash has an extensive list of the years best power pop music in several categories. I will showcase his “top 125” on this post. He also gets into the Top EPs, Top Live albums,  Top Compilations, Tributes, Re-issues, etc.  so definitely check out his complete […]

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