I am trying to get a pop rock band going, but I am having a hard time getting our prospective guitar player to see what kind of sound we (the singer and I) want. A female singer and I are the ones starting this, and the guitar player from my old band is interested, so we were going to hammer out some covers to see how everyone feels. I told him I wanted a sound like Semisonic, yellowcard, dashboard confessional, phantom planet, ben folds, something corporate, stuff like that. Bands with keyboards, not drop D power chords. But all he can think about is the donnas, hole, bands like that because we have a female singer. What do you think of when someone says pop rock? Maybe I can paint a clearer picture for him, I think if I emphasize the keyboards he will get an idea.