Rock ‘n’ roll, rare guitars, vintage vinyl, and criminal mayhem.

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She’s a Poptimist with a taste for the Beatles, I’m an old rocker

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Endless online debates about a beloved pop rock genre.

Results & Reactions From Our Power Pop Bracket Contest

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Here are the songs “No Matter What” had to beat:

  • Round 1: “Zero Hour” by the Plimsouls
  • Round 2: “Girl of my Dreams” by Bram…

Fun new bracket contest happening Saturday, May 29 to June 4

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Her new book explores ‘Rio,’ Duran Duran’s iconic 80s album

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Exclusive Video: Steve Allen (20/20) Brian Vander Ark (The Verve Pipe), Dave Hill (Valley Lodge), Mike Randle (Baby Lemonade/Love), Christina Bulbenko & Rex Broome (The Armoires) & Bill DeMain (Swan Dive)

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The Power of Live Music

The author & drummer talks power pop, pub rock and books

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S.W. Lauden

LA-based writer and drummer. I publish crime novels, and non-fiction essay collections about music. Medium focus: Music, Books, Culture. Twitter: @swlauden

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