The Lilacs Help Lead an International Pop Overthrow in Chicago

The Lilacs play International Pop Overthrow festival at the Heartland Cafe in Chicago. April 21, 2018 (Photo by Kevin Sanders) The International Pop Overthrow festival landed in Chicago this past weekend as David Bash — the Bill Graham of powerpop — brought a few dozen bands together for four-chord harmony-laden guitar pop. The festival is in its 18th year and has conquered over a dozen cities

Read more

International Pop Festival Electrifies Liverpool’s Legendary Cavern Club

Ken Kurson plays The Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK, May 21, 2017 (Alma Evert)
Yesterday, I played a few of my songs for the crowd at the Cavern Club. Let me write that again because I still can’t believe it occurred. On Sunday, May 21, this 48-year-old fading modernist took the stage at the very place on Mathew Street in Liverpool where The Beatles

Read more