New on Pure Pop Radio 4-14-21: Bill Lloyd Defines Power Pop With Curated Selection

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Bill Lloyd | A Selection of Power Pop 1985-2020 – 15 Songs (Whole In One Records, 2021) Somewhere, somehow, there’s a person who thinks he’s come up with the most perfectly sensible and usable definition of the term power pop but, like the formulas for pantyhose that won’t … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 4-14-21: Bill Lloyd Defines Power Pop With Curated Selection

New on Pure Pop Radio 4-7-21: The Weeklings Fool No One, Astral Drive’s Summery Breeze, and Ken Sharp Creates Dreamy Miniatures

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Weeklings | “April’s Fool” (Jem, 2021) Really, truly, you just couldn’t–you just couldn’t have picked a better day to release this rollicking, very Lefty, Zeek, Rocky and Smokestack kind of tune, very Merseybeat-ish with a healthy dose of toe-tappery and a clever-beyond-compare aural allusion to a certain … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 4-7-21: The Weeklings Fool No One, Astral Drive’s Summery Breeze, and Ken Sharp Creates Dreamy Miniatures

New on Pure Pop Radio 4-6-21: Einstein’s Sister Returns; Nelson Bragg Returns, too; Kai Danzberg Sings for You, and Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lilly Hiatt Sing Sweetly for Luck Reunion and Third Man

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Einstein’s Sister | “Begin Again” c/w “Standing Still” (Yummy Pop Tunes, 2020) Announcing the triumphant return of Einstein’s Sister, Moline, Illinois’ melodic pop powerhouse, drummer Marty Reyhons pounds his kick drum and tightly-wound snare while his cymbals swish through the air, awaiting the entrance of an expressive rhythm … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 4-6-21: Einstein’s Sister Returns; Nelson Bragg Returns, too; Kai Danzberg Sings for You, and Aaron Lee Tasjan and Lilly Hiatt Sing Sweetly for Luck Reunion and Third Man

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Spring 2021, Episode Two: Timmy Sean Tells a Tale from the Other Side

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Despite the restrictions imposed on us all during this ongoing pandemic year, it’s been a productive time for Pure Pop Radio favorite Timmy Sean. His online presence increased exponentially after he produced (overnight!) a rocking version of “Agatha After All,” the pivotal song from Disney Plus’s now-iconic television … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Spring 2021, Episode Two: Timmy Sean Tells a Tale from the Other Side

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Spring 2021, Episode One: Brian Bringelson and Katy Pearson

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We’ve just happily slid into spring; everything is new again–warmer, sunnier, and full of promise. In Conversation’s spring 2021 season kicks off with a sunny conversation with one of melodic pop’s happy, productive couples whose passion, no matter the season, is music. Brian Bringelson and Katy Pearson, married … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Spring 2021, Episode One: Brian Bringelson and Katy Pearson

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Six: Exclusive: Timmy Sean Rocks WandaVision!

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (This story doesn’t really contain any spoilers, but if you haven’t seen WandaVision–particularly the seventh episode–you might want to avert your eyes!) What happens when indie musician Timmy Sean gets blown away by the instantly iconic and revelatory song “Agatha All Along,” played during the seventh episode of … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Six: Exclusive: Timmy Sean Rocks WandaVision!

New on Pure Pop Radio 3-11-21: Famous Groupies’ Furry with the Fringe on Top

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Famous Groupies | The Furry White Album (2020) Seanair Patrick “Paisley” McKenzie isn’t the first rediscovered or discovered-for-the-first-time-after-a-long-time compositional savant I have encountered, but he is clearly the most prodigious, as evidenced by the trove of delightful songs from the sixties and seventies, both complete and in-process, left … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 3-11-21: Famous Groupies’ Furry with the Fringe on Top

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Five: Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Up in Scotland, even as this pandemic year rolls on, musicians, kind of heart and pure of soul, look for ways to connect with listeners; Andrew Taylor, singer, songwriter and leader of Dropkick, in his garage, guitars and equipment surrounding him, plays during scheduled lockdown concerts of a … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Five: Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Four: Coke Belda

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Eight years ago, a Facebook post by ex-Merrymaker David Myhr, now a successful, and rightly so, solo artist of the melodic pop variety, compelled me to check out the music of one Coke Belda, whom David suggested was terrific. David was right. Eight years later, five albums and … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Four: Coke Belda