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NEW LIFE FOR QUIET RIOT: AN INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE BANALI

interview by Michael McCarthy So far, the first and only time I’ve seen Quiet Riot live was in ’93 or ’94 when they were promoting the album Terrified, a record I’d still recommend to fans of the band’s early albums. The show was at an underground club – literally, it was a small...
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MYSTERY SKULLS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LUIS DUBUC

interview by Michael McCarthy Mystery Skulls, otherwise known as Luis Debuc, was something of a mystery to me prior to reading the press release for his new album, One of Us. All I knew was that I loved the Mystery Skulls debut album, Forever. You see, I had no idea if Mystery Skulls...
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RED HOT VIDEO: GARBAGE: “NO HORSES”


I'm only labeling this new Garbage video as a red hot video instead of a song of the day because "No Horses" already was a song of the day when they debuted the audio a week or so ago.  Anyway, this is the apocalypse as seen by Garbage...
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#songoftheday = ALVVAYS: “IN UNDERTOW”


"No turning back..."  Our latest song of the day is Alvvays' new tune, "In Undertow," a mix of synth pop, shoegaze and alternative rock that is ripe for rejoicing because, well, it's totally awesome!  If you're in the middle of winter right now, listen to this and it'll...
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DEFYING GRAVITY WITH ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG: PART 2

interview by Michael McCarthy Today we have the second and final part of my in-depth interview with Eric Martin, the amazing frontman of Mr. Big.  It’s my hope that it will get you excited to hear their new album, which is released today on July 21st, 2017 via Frontiers Records!  Even if the only...
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DEFYING GRAVITY WITH ERIC MARTIN OF MR. BIG

interview by Michael McCarthy As you may recall, I wrote a concert review of a Mr. Big show I caught at Mohegan Sun Casino a few weeks back. Finally getting to see them live after being a fan since 1989 was a dream come true. I’d seen almost every heavy metal band back...
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#songoftheday = GARBAGE: “NO HORSES”


"This is the apocalypse," sings Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson as their new single "No Horses" comes to its chilling conclusion.  It starts off sounding like it's going to be a synth pop song, albeit a dark one, with Shirley singing, "They'll love you, ...
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#songoftheday = EMMY THE GREAT: “MAHAL KITA”


Usually, our song of the day selections are just released, new songs.  But sometimes one feels like shining the proverbial light on something that's been around for a while.  That's the case with today's pick, "Mahal Kita" by Emmy The Great. ...
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A Well Read Woman Interview of Michael McCarthy

Hi Love is Poppers! Today the coin has been flipped.  Instead of me interviewing someone, I’m actually the subject of an interview.  The interview was done by April Wood of A Well Read Woman Blog and I talk not only about my books but my music journalism background and Love is Pop, too....
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CANADA BY WAY OF LOS ANGELES: AN INTERVIEW WITH ADALINE

interview by Michael McCarthy I recently fell in love with Canadian alt-pop singer-songwriter Adaline’s new album Aquatic, which contains a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics, sung over some of the most seductive basslines ever recorded and blissed-out beats that mix the organic and the electronic to perfection. I must also add that her...
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‘TIS THE SEASON OF THE WITCH: AN INTERVIEW WITH APRIL L. WOOD

interview by Michael McCarthy April L. Wood has published two novels, both in her Season of the Witch series, which I have been mighty impressed by.  The series is what’s considered urban fantasy, which is what you get when you take a contemporary setting and add supernatural elements.  The series can also be...
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AN INTERVIEW WITH “THE RIVER” DIRECTOR DAVID S. MARFIELD

interview by Michael McCarthy I’ve known David S. Marfield for nearly my whole life.  Back in 1995, I was publishing a hair metal zine called ANT, The Only Cool Magazine that bites.  One of the interviews I did was with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.  Rather than talk about music the whole time,...
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