Thursday, February 20, 2020

LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS, "Until There Was You" (BSDS-0061, February 21 2020)

The 61st Big Stir Digital Single of the Week is the second “Single of the Week” from Akron Ohio’s LIBRARIANS WITH HICKEYS! “Until There Was You” b/w “And Then She’s Gone” will be available for download Friday, February 21st and this duo of wonderful songs is available for pre order now! Just head on over to

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 10

This week PPO brings you new music from Gary Ritchie, The Forty Nineteens, Tommy Ray! plus more. We also supply you your weekly dose of classic power pop as well as a little bubble gum, we go Glamp-ng in addition to delivering you some of Milwaukee's best. Enjoy the music and be sure to support the artists.

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PPO v10 on Google Play

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Now Available on Kool Kat / Strand - Can't Trust The Rain

Hello Pop Fans! Here to announce a brand new release available on the Kool Kat Musik label on February 21 - “Can’t trust the rain” by Strand!
Dublin-based Niall Toner Jr. has created an album that will appeal to fans of Big Star, Teenage Fanclub, and The Cosmic Rough Riders! You can read about/order it here

 Niall’s latest music as Strand carries a lot of influences, but in its beating heart lie the ghosts of Gene Clark and the Byrds, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Big Star, Love, and Gram Parsons, to name a few.  It is as close to Niall’s authentic voice as he has come yet.  On “Can’t Trust The Rain”, Niall is helped by a bunch of extraordinary musicians, including guitarist Ger Kiely, guitarist Duncan Maitland (Slumberjet/Pugwash), producer Les Key (bass), drummer Kevin Malone (Van Morrison) and keyboard player Darragh O’Kelly.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 9 - A Conversation With Kurt Baker

This week we have a conversation with Kurt Baker and had a great time hearing about life in Spain, his start in Portland, and his new album. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Kurt Baker’s website , and if you ever have the opportunity, be sure to catch one of their shows!

Enjoy the Popcast and as always if you have any suggestions or comments or just want to say hey, email us at

PPO v9 on Mixcloud
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PPO v9 on Spotify

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 8

This week PPO is bringing you new stuff from emperor penguin, Stepford Knives, Ken Sharp and more.  Additionally you will hear some Brian Wilson influenced tunes as well as some greats from the Beserkley label plus a whole lot more.  Enjoy the Popcast and as always if you have any suggestions or comments or just want to say hey, email us at

PPO v8 on Mixcloud
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PPO v8 on Spotify

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 7 - Rich Rossi Remembers John Wicks

This week PPO is celebrating the life and music of John Wicks by bringing you an interview with one of his closest friends and collaborator, Rich Rossi. Rich shares some great stories about John as well as how he was able to complete the music John was working on despite his diagnosis, before his passing. The project was produced by Jamie Hoover, and features contributions from John Wicks, Ray Paul, Peter Case, Jamie Hoover, Al Stewart, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Paul Collins, Don Dixon, Carla Olson, Bill Berry, Kyle Frost, and Nick Guzman. For The Record - A Tribute To John Wicks will be released January 31 on the Kool Kat Label and all proceeds will go to John's son Perry and the American Cancer Society.

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PPO v7 on Mixcloud
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PPO v7 on Spotify

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 6

This week PPO brings you a huge helping of Power Pop and more including some skinny tie greatness to garage edginess plus a whole lot in between.  Hold onto your seat and savor the Sonic Exuberance of the Power Pop Overdose Popcast.  As always, please feel free to contact us at with any ideas, concerns or you just want yo say hey!

Curty Ray

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Monday, January 20, 2020

For The Record - A Tribute To John Wicks

Known for his work with/as The Records, John Wicks was about to record the vocal tracks for this latest batch of songs before his untimely passing in late 2018. In his stead, friends and pop luminaries have gotten together to see that his final compositions were completed. It's a very personal goodbye and a testament to how much John was loved and appreciated by his peers. The project was masterfully coordinated by Rich Rossi, one of John’s closest friends.

The liner notes include heartfelt tributes by Records drummer Will Birch, Alan Haber, Richard Rossi, and Jamie Hoover. PROCEEDS FROM SALES WILL GO TO JOHN'S SON PERRY, AND TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Power Pop Overdose Popcast Volume 5

This Week we are bringing you some new and some old, crunchy and dreamy hook laden music.  Break out your skinny ties and air guitars and enjoy the music placed before you.  As always, if you have any suggestions, questions or just want to say hey, email us at

Curty Ray

or get it at Mixcloud here

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Soak Up The Gravy - Emperor Penguin Now on Kool Kat Musik

Here is a brand new release on the Kool Kat label released on January 17 – “Soak Up The Gravy” by UK popsters Emperor Penguin! Their terrific third release just might be the charm, especially when you add the sweet vocals of one Lisa Mychols to the gorgeous “Speedwell Blue”! You can read all about and order the CD here at Kool Kat Musik

You can listen to it here at Bandcamp


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