Tag: power pop

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These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks

Due to English director Edgar Wright’s (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) recent cinematic hagiography The Sparks Brothers, 2021 has become the year of...

These 10 bands prove that Cleveland was one of punk’s earliest capitals

Alternative Press’ native home of Cleveland, Ohio, stands alongside New York City and London as one of punk’s birthplaces. Yet, few outside of U.K....
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These 15 albums from 1997 irrefutably proved that punk was far from dead

1997: All media is declaring the alternative-rock explosion—for which Nirvana lit the fuse—over. This means the commercial pop-punk wave Green Day touched off was...
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These 10 bands made Boston one of America’s greatest punk-rock towns

A greasy R&B riff rips from the speakers, coated in more fuzz than a peach orchard wearing a 50-year-old wool sweater. A singer with...
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Trixie Mattel says drag culture and pop music are both forms of theater

Trixie Mattel, aka Brian Michael Firkus, is well-known among drag fans for winning the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. The performing...
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COWBOY BOY explore idealized romance in power-pop song “INCONVENIENT”

Following their bright power-pop track "PET," L.A.-based duo COWBOY BOY are back with their second grunge-laced track, "INCONVENIENT," from their upcoming EP, GOOD GIRL. Featuring...
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15 pop-punk songs that wouldn’t be the same without these guitar solos

Fact: Guitar solos are awesome. Plain and simple. They’re just as much fun to see live as they are to listen to, as they...
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10 artists who started in one genre and then completely dominated another

All hail the genre-benders! Seriously, it's one thing to be successful in a single genre, but to change things up and continue to excel?...
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10 modern alternative artists who are channeling the sound of the ’80s

The ’80s feel like a lifetime away, and for many in the scene, they actually are (yikes). The good news is the decade has...
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Juliet Simms snakes through “Bad Love” video, announces signing

Showing off some steamy visuals, Juliet Simms celebrated her new deal with Sumerian Records by dropping a new single, "Bad Love." Along with some intense...