The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 699: The History of Power Pop

First, the good news: Producer Rob’s collapsed lung–a spontaneous pneumothorax–has been re inflated and he’s breathing just fine. That means we can return to our regularly scheduled OH programming.

Power pop is one of the most enduring forms of rock. What began with the Beatles has since been subsumed into the alt-rock world and is manifested in bands from Sloan to OK Go. This week’s show will trace the rise of power pop, starting in the 70s and rolling through to the present.

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard at 7pm ET Sunday and 11pm ET Monday on 102.1 the Edge/Toronto and FM96 London. It also runs at 7pm Sundays on Dave-FM in Kitchener. Winnipeg’s Power 97 will be on board next Sunday (November 9) and more affiliates are coming soon in Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and other cities across Canada.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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