Here Come the Bayonets! Brian Ray Visits Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow Night

* Brian Ray sits in with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 9, at 9 pm ET Fans of Sir Paul–Paul McCartney, of course–will be familiar with Brian Ray’s work in Paul’s band, a position he’s held for the past 15 years. A pretty good gig, we would say! … Read moreHere Come the Bayonets! Brian Ray Visits Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow Night

New on Pure Pop Radio: Picking in the Panic Room, Disconnected at Third Man Records, and More

Spins and Reviews 12.7.16 Alan Haber — Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted on 12.07.16) Jacob Panic | Jacob Panic (2016) Picker extraordinaire Jacob Panic traverses his banjo’s fretboard with a sure-footed sense of purpose on five tunes borne from fertile ground rooted in pop and bluegrass. This self-titled EP finds the Baltimore-Maryland singer-songwriter’s multi-instrumentalist clothes, … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio: Picking in the Panic Room, Disconnected at Third Man Records, and More

Maggie Roche: Goodbye, Sweet Songbird

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted 1.23.17) A wave of sadness passed through my soul as the news emerged Saturday of the passing of Maggie Roche, the sweet songbird from deepest New Jersey whose singular voice intertwined for decades with her sisters Terre and Suzzy as the Roches. Her beautiful songs, imbued … Read moreMaggie Roche: Goodbye, Sweet Songbird

I Love that Song! #14: “Mrs. Vandebilt” by Paul McCartney and Wings

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted 12.01.16) So you’re in the jungle, you’re living in a tent, you have zero financial obligations, you have all the time in the world, and you just plain don’t care. Is this a call for celebration? Right off the bat, I’m probably being too literal, trying … Read moreI Love that Song! #14: “Mrs. Vandebilt” by Paul McCartney and Wings