The Melodic Pop Treasures are Plentiful. Give ’em as Gifts This Holiday Season. We’ve Got Some Suggestions

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Our 2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide is in full swing, with reviews of new and new-to-you releases that make great gifts for your melodic pop-leaning family and friends. We lead today’s post off with a new song from New Jersey’s Fab Four… The Weeklings | “Running Away” (Jem, 2018)Something … Read moreThe Melodic Pop Treasures are Plentiful. Give ’em as Gifts This Holiday Season. We’ve Got Some Suggestions

Need Gift Ideas for the Melodic Pop Fans In Your Life? For You? We’ve Got ’em, All This Week

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We are now officially in the 2018 holiday gift giving season. I know…it seems like only yesterday, blah blah blah… Well, it does, but here we are again, faced with making those decisions that, year after year, are just plain hard to make. Well, we’re here to make … Read moreNeed Gift Ideas for the Melodic Pop Fans In Your Life? For You? We’ve Got ’em, All This Week

Unwrap Our Festive 2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide Beginning November 26

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Melodic pop fans are in that mode, alright: Next week brings turkey and all the trimmings as we celebrate Thanksgiving, which means the holiday season is upon us. And you know what that means, right? It means it’s the start of the gift giving season, which makes it … Read moreUnwrap Our Festive 2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide Beginning November 26

Reviews| 11.1.18: Exclusive Preview: White Lace and Promises: The Songs of Paul Williams

Various Artists | White Lace and Promises: The Songs of Paul Williams (Curry Cuts, 2018) Singer, songwriter, actor and, really truly, bon vivant Paul Williams has been plying his trade or, more accurately trades, for five decades, making his mark in the wide world of entertainment with Muppets, hit records, and Burt Reynolds in tow (which … Read moreReviews| 11.1.18: Exclusive Preview: White Lace and Promises: The Songs of Paul Williams

Reviews | 10.31.18: Vegas With Randolph’s Fourth Full-Length Serving, Legs & Luggage

Vegas With Randolph | Legs & Luggage (2018) On the Occasion of a Fourth Helping of Vegas With Randolph Five years ago, a whoop-de-do was set into motion at Northern Virginia’s Jammin’ Java to celebrate the release of Vegas With Randolph’s third album, Rings Around the Sun. The musicians approached, instruments in hand, songs in … Read moreReviews | 10.31.18: Vegas With Randolph’s Fourth Full-Length Serving, Legs & Luggage

Reviews | 10.30.18: Everet Almond’s Triple Pop Play on CD

Everet Almond | An Introduction to Everet Almond (Kool Kat Musik, 2018) Everet Almond | Windsor Field (Kool Kat Musik, 2018) Everet Almond | Everet Almond (Kool Kat Musik, 2018) What I know about Everet Almond I could fit literally on the head of a pin and still have room left for a whole lot … Read moreReviews | 10.30.18: Everet Almond’s Triple Pop Play on CD

Reviews | 10.17.18: The Grip Weeds’ Energetic Trip Around the Sun

The Grip Weeds | Trip Around the Sun (Jem, 2018) Either the members of the Grip Weeds are, to coin a phrase, cautiously rambunctious or they’re settling into a new, more connected mindset. And by connected, I mean tugging liberally on yesterday’s signposts at the same time as they’re poised to swim contentedly in contemporary … Read moreReviews | 10.17.18: The Grip Weeds’ Energetic Trip Around the Sun

And the Winners Are…

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Two copies of Song, the debut CD by Scott McPherson and Jamie Grant, or as they’re known around town, McPherson Grant, were practically itching to wing their way to lucky winners of our latest Pure Pop Radio contest. And now, the winging shall begin. Congratulations are due to … Read moreAnd the Winners Are…

Reviews | 10.11.18: Ken Sharp, The Cherry Bluestorms, Lannie Flowers, The Lunar Laugh, and Pat Walsh

Ken Sharp | Beauty in the Backseat (2018) Fancy spinning a big old super-sized love letter to 1970s pop, like the kind you might have heard on AM radio back in the day? Ken Sharp’s fun follow-up to his sterling 2016 long player, New Mourning, might well be just your ticket. Played mostly by Ken … Read moreReviews | 10.11.18: Ken Sharp, The Cherry Bluestorms, Lannie Flowers, The Lunar Laugh, and Pat Walsh