Happy New Year from Power Popaholic

I wanted to give a hearty thanks for visiting our little corner of the internet and hope it aids in your music discovery. Keep in mind, our Top 25 for 2017 will be out the end of this week. David Bash’s top list is also something to look forward to after New Year rings in. Overall this was a good year for power pop as the majority of music that falls into this genre expanded from soft pop across the spectrum to hard rock. Less fell into that traditional, Beatlesque bucket directly and if that makes power pop an arbitrary category for your music, so be it.

Thanks to all the artists who created this year, thanks to all the Facebook groups I follow; Power Pop Rock, No Hipsters Allowed, Audities, Power Pop Action, and Powerpopalooza. Also a huge thanks to Dave “The Boogieman” and Johnny Lightning for promoting the site on 11L Radio New York International. Looking forward to a good 2018!

– Aaron

Power Pop for sale! Come on Down! Paul Collins Concert coming soon!

Power POp for sale

The Power Popaholic Sell-A-Thon

If you are near Massapequa Long Island tomorrow, there is a big music expo going on at American Legion Massapequa NY Post 1066 at 66 Veterans Blvd, Massapequa, New York 11758. I will be selling a big pile of my music collection. This stuff has been accumulating for over 10 years now and I’m ready to give it to you for pennies on the dollar. Many CDs will be $2 each and some $4 each. I will also be selling a few very rare items, like my Squeeze Box Set and Cheap Trick Box Set.

And many other vendors will be there, lot of records and other goodies will be for sale. So come on down!

The Paul Collins – Rockinghams Concert

Coming up next month….

Vacation time!

Dear fellow power popaholics, I am taking a summer break this week. After that get ready for the upcoming Power Popaholic Fest!

If you are planning to attend please visit our Facebook Event Page, and let us know you are coming. Even better you can get advanced tickets at The Rock Shop for the 9/11, 9/12 dates. No advanced tickets will be at Bar Matchless on 9/19.

oh and if you’d like you can also get The Power Popaholic Original Soundtrack Vol.4

is coming fast, and I will have reviews for a massive pile of new music… Kurt Baker, Marshall Crenshaw, Tommy Keene, Ben Folds, The Nines and Pugwash all have albums coming out in the next few weeks.

Lannie Flowers “Christmas Without You”


It’s about that time of year where I start to compile my “Best of 2013” list and in the next few days showcase some great Christmas music from a few of my favorite artists this year. It goes without saying that Lannie Flowers is an outstanding musician and I’ve seen him very recently, so he gets my first nod to the holiday videos.

Note: In addition to doing the top 25 power pop albums of the year, I will be hosting a full 30 minute radio show on Sunday December 29 @ 7:30pm on 11L New York Radio International courtesy of John Lightning and Dave “The Boogieman.” Mark your Calendars!