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!

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

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Three: The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness (Andrew Taylor and Gonzalo Marcos)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness, the wonderfully-named band bringing together the considerable talents of Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor and El Palacio de Linares’s Gonzalo Marcos, has just released their second collection of virtually peerless harmony-infused melodic pop songs, Songs from Another Life, a title which seems to be … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Three: The Boys with the Perpetual Nervousness (Andrew Taylor and Gonzalo Marcos)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Two: Terry Draper on Getting Lost

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Terry Draper and I, after innumerable back-and-forths broadcast over the years on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, find ourselves back together again chatting about Terry’s new album Lost, his best yet and, any way you look at it, one of the best melodic pop albums in recent memory. … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode Two: Terry Draper on Getting Lost

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode One: Dear Stella’s Stefanie Drexler

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio It is comforting to know that, even as a sudden burst of winter fury blankets the landscape outside the cramped yet comfortable Pure Pop Radio studio with snow, snow, snow, the forecast for the world inhabited by melodic pop musicians is maintaining its clear-skies-and-smooth-sailing posture–sailing more in the … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Winter 2021, Episode One: Dear Stella’s Stefanie Drexler

We Welcome Singer-Songwriter Stefanie Drexler, aka Dear Stella, to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Next Tuesday, February 2

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio This week’s post, from just two days ago, featuring a somewhat psychedelic iteration of the phrase “Can I Pet Your Cat,” stretched into a somewhat out-of-whack statement of purpose, was not without purpose, as you may have imagined. The post was designed to see if the phrase, simply … Read moreWe Welcome Singer-Songwriter Stefanie Drexler, aka Dear Stella, to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Next Tuesday, February 2