From the ashes of the Poptopia festival in the late 90s came International Pop Overthrow, a multi-night multi-band powerpop showcase named in honor of the Material Issue album. David Bash has brought that festival into a global limelight on the years since, from coast-to-coast in America and in the hallowed halls of The Cavern in Liverpool England. And every year there is a multi-disc souvenir featuring many of the bands who take the stage, a tradition that Not Lame Recordings was (ahem) instrumental in perpetuating.
David is still out there bashing, and while Not Lame is no more, Bruce Brodeen is still involved with the CDs. The latest – Volume 14 – is now on sale at the Pop Geek Heaven site that Bruce now manages.
So this week’s TGIF is Ten For IPO – ten artists who can be found on this latest version of pop nirvana. Get your powerpop on!
(01) – Dave Rave, “Ann Marie”
(02) – Lannie Flowers, “Looking For You”
(03) – The Dirty Royals, “CIA”
(04) – Bastards of Melody, “Dead Soldiers”
(05) – The Dahlmanns, “I Love You Baby But I Hate Your Friends”
(06) – Longplayer, “I Won’t Let You Down”
(07) – Jeremy Morris, “Hurry Up And Wait”
(08) – The Pondhawks, “Midnight Howl”
(09) – All Day Sucker, “The Picture That Took Me”
(10) – Cosmo Topper, “For The Time Being”