December 6, 2017: Recording
The last few months has us just a little closer to completing the new record!! I’ve been lucky to have Milt Reder, Dave Mattacks, Ingris Gerdes, and Brad Hallen all contribute great performances with Craid Welsch engineering over at Rear Window Recording Studio. We will begin mixing a single for release soon.
July 18, 2016: New Track
Just laid down the basic tracks on a new song with Milt Reder on guitar and Dean Cassell at Rear Window Recording Studio.
October 28, 2015: NEW SINGLE out on Friday, October 30!!!
Producer/engineer extraordinaire Ed Stasium who also mixed 2012’s Back To The Start, recently remixed the track “You’re Gonna Miss Me Someday” for a single release. It was mastered by Peter Linnane at Patch Hill Mastering. It can be purchased on iTunes, Bandcamp, and many other digital outlets.
April 2, 2015: Rear Window Studio
The last few months have been spent finishing up the basic tracks for the new album. We have been recording over at Rear Window Recording Studio in Brookline with engineer Craig Welsch. In January, Gary Rand put down rhythm guitar on six songs with a choice selection of killer vintage guitars and amps. In March, Gary finished up the rest of the songs, and Peter Linnane of The Farewells played piano, Hammond B3, Mellotron, pump organ and Farfisa on several tracks.
November 6, 2014: Work Continues on New Album
After a slow summer, we’ve recently been laying down the basic tracks and vocals for the next album during September and October at Kissy Pig in Allston. Once again, Gary Rand has played all guitar and bass parts, and co-wrote most of the album’s tracks with me. Keyboardist Peter Linnane recently added some excellent keyboard parts, and Corbin Smith has also been doing some additional engineering and editing. Also, be on the lookout for a new single at the start of 2015!!
October 29, 2013: International Pop Overthrow: Boston!!! November 21st @ 9:00 p.m.
I’ll be playing at this year’s IPO on November 21st at 9:00 p.m. @ Precinct in Somerville and once again backed by Gary Rand on guitar, Andy Plaisted on Drums, Marc Hickox on bass.
January 29, 2013: Top Releases of 2012
September 19, 2012: International Pop Overthrow: November 14th @ 9:00 p.m.
I’ll be playing at this year’s IPO on November 14th 9:00 p.m. @ Precinct in Somerville backed by Gary Rand on guitar, Andy Plaisted on Drums, Marc Hickox on bass, and maybe a few more friends too!! Hope to see you there.
August 25, 2012: “Someone Isn’t Me” single release!!
July 5, 2012: Work Begins on the Next Album!!
I spent the last two days at Kissy Pig Studios laying down some basic tracks with Corbin Smith engineering. Guitarist Gary Rand and I worked on five new songs we wrote plus another of Gary’s with at least a half dozen more to start work on in a few months. Thanks to Carl Plaster for a killer job tuning up the drums too!!
May 29, 2012: Back To The Start is OUT TODAY!!!
Back To The Start features performances by guitarist, bassist, and arranger Gary Rand, keyboardists Dave Lieb (The Vinyl Skyway) and Peter Linnane (The Farewells), backing vocalists Alice Austin (solo, Stark Raving Mad) and Amy Fairchild, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee keyboardist Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Faces, The Rolling Stones, Billy Bragg), singer/songwriter Amy Rigby (solo, Wreckless Eric), multi-instrumentalist Ian Kennedy (Reverse, Dennis Brennan), and cellist Aristides Rivas. The record was recorded at Kissy Pig Studios by K.R. Mogenson (The Upper Crust, Vinyl Skyway) and was mixed and mastered by Ed Stasium (Ramones, Mick Jagger, The Smithereens, Hoodoo Gurus, Nada Surf) at The Kozy Tone Ranch. Visit the Store Page to purchase it directly from this site via Paypal or from Bandcamp, iTunes, CDBaby, Kool Kat Musik, and Amazon.
May 15, 2012: “In The Dead of Night” single available NOW for download!!
“In The Dead of Night” has been remixed, remastered, and re-released. It is available for download beginning today.
February 16, 2012: Remixed, Remastered and Expanded
Producer and mixing engineer Ed Stasium is currently remixing the last record at Kozy Tone Ranch for a May 2012 release.
January 13, 2012: Tomorrow Never Knows makes The Best of 2011 Annual Lists!!
The album came in at #5 on Power Pop Action’s100 Favorite Albums of the Year, #8 on The Pure Pop Pub’s Top 15 For 2011, #12 on Power Pop Station’sTop 50 Albums, #25 on Powerpopaholic’s Top 25 Power Pop Albums of 2011, and #40 on Absolute Power Pop’s Top 75 releases for the year!! Many, many thanks to everyone who listened, purchased, and reviewed the new record!!
December 19, 2011: In The Studio
Dave Leitch was in the studio recently laying down bass on a new track I’ll be releasing as a single.
October 12, 2011: New Album Reviews
Visit the Press Page to read the recent review of Tomorrow Never Knows on Powerpopaholic.com Also, look for Jack Rabid’s review in the upcoming issue of The Big Takeover. Check out his weekly radio show every Monday at noon on BreakThur Radio.
September 27, 2011: Tomorrow Never Knows is Out NOW!!
I’m happy to announce the release of my new record Tomorrow Never Knows. It was recorded at Kissy Pig Studios by K.R. Mogensen and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies, Hole, Portugal. The Man) . Visit the Store Page to purchase it today!!
September 13, 2011: Absolute Power Pop’s Single Of The Day
“In The Dead Of Night” is Absolute Power Pop’s Single Of The Day!!
September 1, 2011: New Website
Special thanks to Leslie at Bunnell Design for creating the new site!!
June 2, 2011: Recording Finished!!
We’ve spent the last few months finishing up some final parts – more guitars, backing vocals, piano, vibes, percussion, etc. Several other players have come in to help out on several tracks.
November 26, 2010: Not Lame Recordings R.I.P.
It was unfortunate to read the other day that after fifteen years, Not Lame Recordings has announced it will no longer exist. My thanks, as well as those of many other pop fans and musicians, go out to Bruce Brodeen for his endless support and exposure to rock and power pop artists from around the world. Be sure to check out his latest musical venture – Pop Geek Heaven.
September 14, 2010: Recording Update
We’re currently working on arranging vocal harmonies, and adding additional guitar, keyboard, percussion, etc. Also, I hope to be mixing a few tracks left off the last record as either downloads for inclusion on a future compilation.
January 3, 2010: Happy 2010!!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year to everyone!! It has been a while since I’ve posted anything. However, I am in the process of recording new songs at Kissy Pig Studio in Allston, MA. So far, we’ve recorded all the drums and basic rhythm tracks. The sessions have been very productive, and the basic tracks are sounding great.
May 22, 2009: Recording New Tracks
I’ve just started recording new tracks for my next album. I am once again working with K.R. Mogensen at Kissy Pig Studio in Allston. Several of the new songs were written over the past year with Gary Rand who will be playing guitar, bass and arranging the backing vocals. I’m certain many of my friends who worked on Solid Ground will also be lending their talents to this project. We’ve written over a dozen tracks, and plan on working on a few more.
November 3, 2008: The International Pop Overthrow – Boston
I’ll be playing The International Pop Overthrow on Saturday, November 22 at Church @ 9:00 p.m. The IPO runs from from November 20-23. Check out their site for more info on all the great bands playing this year. www.internationalpopoverthrow.com
August 7, 2008: The International Pop Overthrow – Volume 11 is available now!!
I have one track, “You’re Gonna Miss Me Someday,” included on the new IPO collection available at NotLame.com. Sixty-six indie power pop and rock bands on three CDs for only $18. Special thanks to David Bash at IPO and Bruce Brodeen at NotLame for another great compilation. Order yours today!!
July 6, 2008: Daddy Rollin’ Stone
Summer wishes to everyone!! Since becoming a new dad in May, I’ve been quite busy. Naturally, music has taken a back seat. However, right now I’m in the process of finishing up some new songs with guitarist and arranger extraordinaire Gary Rand. We’re currently readying these new tracks and hope to begin recording sometime late summer/early fall with KRM of Kissy Pig Studios once again at the helm. I’m also in the process of booking some fall gigs so check back soon for new dates.
June 21, 2008: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to Mike Mascis!! It was great to see Miss Spent Youth, Leo, and playing with The Warblers once again!!
April 10, 2008: Boston Music Spotlight
You can read a recent interview I did in the Local Music Spotlight section of Boston Music Spotlight. Click on the above link.
March 24, 2008: T.T. The Bear’s Place Gig
We’ll be at T.T. The Bear’s Place on April 13th. Also on the bill: The Hanks and Liz Barak. 9:00 pm show time.
February 28, 2008: The Abbey Lounge
Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early and come see us on March 16th at The Abbey Lounge @ 9:00 pm.
February 5, 2008: All Asia Gig
We’re playing at All Asia on Friday, February 15th @ 10:00 pm. Come and check us out if you can. Also, there is a interview in the February 2008 issue of Metronome Magazine. You can pick up a free copy at Newbury Comics and other record shops or music stores in and around town.
December 4, 2007: Amplifier Magazine Review
You can read Lee Zimmerman’s review of Solid Ground at Amplifier Magazine on-line.
November 27, 2007 Gig at Harpers Ferry
We’ll be playing at Harpers Ferry in Allston on Sunday, December 30th. This is an early show, and we are on at 9:30.
November 2, 2007: “Down With Pop” article in Today’s Boston Globe
Jonathan Perry has a nice piece on this weekend’s International Pop Overthrow in “Rock Notes” in today’s Living Arts section of the Boston Globe. The article highlights The Mystery Tramps, The Prime Movers, The Vinyl Skyway, Bird Mancini, One Happy Island and yours truly.
September 18, 2007: International Pop Overthrow
We’ll be playing the International Pop Overthrow at Great Scott in Allston on November 5th at 9:30. This is our first time at the IPO, and we’re looking forward to playing and seeing tons of great pop bands!! This year the IPO will be in town from November 2-6.
August 28, 2007: New Show at The Abbey Lounge
We’ll be at The Abbey Lounge in Somerville on Sunday, September 30th with Pukka Argot, Bird Face and Art Of All. The show starts at 9:00 p.m.
June 1, 2007: Review: The Big Takeover
Read Mark Suppanz’s review of Solid Ground in the latest issue of “The Big Takeover.”
January 4, 2007: Review: Absolute Power Pop
Solid Ground is the featured CD of the day!!
December 5, 2006: Solid Ground is released today!!!
After three long years, my first “solo” record Solid Ground is finally being released!! I can’t begin to thank everyone enough for all the help and support along the way – especially everyone at Kissy Pig Studios and all the friends who gave of their time to play on this record. I had the opportunity to work with so many talented people, and it was their contributions that made this project so much fun. The album is currently available at Amazon, CDBaby and iTunes!!