We’ve Got Winners! The Hangabouts’ Kits & Cats and Saxon Wives Goes to…

…Bob Fenster and Glenn Black. Congratulations! A copy of The Hangabouts’ wonderful CD and a very snazzy-looking green guitar pick will be going out to each of you shortly. Thanks for entering! More contests coming soon. Meanwhile, thanks for hanging out with us here in cyberspace and listening to the greatest melodic pop music in […]

Win The Hangabouts’ Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, and a Green Hangabouts Pick!

The Hangabouts’ sweet sophomore album, Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, has risen to the top of the pops. With a baker’s dozen top-flight tunes and a deep well of craft and imagination, the band has produced a set of songs that will surely wind up populating best-of lists when best-of time comes about later […]

Overnight Sensations: The Hangabouts’ 12 (and a Half) Song Triumph

Spins and Reviews | (Originally posted on 04.18.17) By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Hangabouts | Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives (Futureman, 2017) Breaking all the rules of the difficult sophomore album syndrome–how to successfully follow up that first, smash recorded salvo has been a recurring music biz pickle since, well, name […]

It’s Win Something Friday! The Hangabouts and the Cry are Up For Grabs!

To celebrate yet another great, albeit young, year for melodic pop music, we’re giving away an autographed copy of the Hangabouts’ CD, Illustrated Bird, and downloads of the Cry’s album, Dangerous Game. About the Hangabouts’ Illustrated Bird, we said, back in December, “Remixed and remastered from a previous digital-only release, and sporting a previously-unheard song […]

Reviews: 12.11.19: Do You Hear What I Hear? Stockings Full of Musical Holiday Cheer Abound!

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Do you hear what I hear? You will when you add the following tasty musical holiday treats, newly released, to your gift lists (and don’t forget yourself; you deserve some gifts, too!). Christmas will be here soon (there are only 13 shopping days until the big day), so […]

We’re Top of the Pops on this New Music Wednesday!

It’s time for another round of new music that we’ve just added to our playlist. We’ve got a whole lot of new songs and artists to tell you about, so let’s get on to it, shall we? The Dowling Poole | Single: “Rebecca Receiving,” “The Same Mistake Again,” and “Empires, Buildings and Acquisitions (Live in […]

New Music Friday Special: Two Cool Long Players (and One Short One) Added to Our Playlist

We check in this Friday afternoon with a super-cool two-fer (plus one) add to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. Be like our cool pal pictured above and marvel at today’s tuneful treasures: The Hangabouts | Illustrated Bird Remixed and remastered from a previous digital-only release, and sporting a previously-unheard song recorded at the original album […]