Tag Archive for power pop

Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15

Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15 Cheap Trick released their most influential material while I was still wearing diapers and learning to crawl. I’m pretty sure Peter Frampton peaked before I was even conceived. So I wasn’t anxiously waiting for tickets to go on sale for the double billing at Red Rocks. With the number of shows at my favorite venue… Read more →

notes from the coast: Redd Kross. The Roxy. 08.07.12

God bless Redd Kross!  It’s been 15 years since their last album, Show World,  and amazingly in 2012, they’ve released a gem of an album called Researching the Blues.  The brothers McDonald have never sounded better and have come back to bring their infectious brand of power/punk/pop/glam/rock back to the world. One of the oldest punk bands I can remember… Read more →

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

I know I’m a little late on this one, but I have been in Austin all week.  There were many sets, tributes and eulogies dedicated to Alex Chilton of Big Star this past few days at SXSW.  The man had a major influence on many of my favorite artists.  I am sad to say I am not very familiar with… Read more →