Reviews: 4.11.19: Brad Marino Makes a Rock, Pop and Roll Connection

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Brad Marino | Extra Credit (Rum Bar, 2019) The Connection’s Brad Marino serves up a dynamic and breathless 11-song rock, pop and roll romp on his beat-driven solo album, Extra Credit, paying homage to a group once dubbed “England’s Newest Hit Makers,” Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Elvis Costello … Read moreReviews: 4.11.19: Brad Marino Makes a Rock, Pop and Roll Connection

Reviews: 3.26.19: Terry Draper Invites You Into His Garden, Brad Marino Does What Comes Naturally, and Popdudes Channel the Cookies, the Beatles and Roy Orbison

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Terry Draper | In My Garden (TerryTunes, 2019) How you got here from there really isn’t all that important; it’s that you wound up here that really matters. Many, if not most of you will, while flying your Klaatu flags high, proudly note that you were here from … Read moreReviews: 3.26.19: Terry Draper Invites You Into His Garden, Brad Marino Does What Comes Naturally, and Popdudes Channel the Cookies, the Beatles and Roy Orbison

Holly? Jolly? Christmas? We’ve Got All Three! And More Melodic Pop Gift-Giving Suggestions

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We continue with our Holly Jolly Christmas Party here on day four, reviewing the latest and greatest holiday releases that are perfect for gift giving. You’ve still got some wrapping paper on hand, right? Before we get to today’s gift suggestions, let’s give our last two-pack of holiday … Read moreHolly? Jolly? Christmas? We’ve Got All Three! And More Melodic Pop Gift-Giving Suggestions

The New Trocaderos: Turn ’em Up to 11!

The New Trocaderos | Frenzy in the Hips | 2015 | A review by Alan Haber They’re either coming at you with the force of a speeding locomotive riding atop a five-alarm fire, or they’re pushing out the beat at a bit of a slower pace with pop music on their minds. Either way, the … Read moreThe New Trocaderos: Turn ’em Up to 11!

Win New Trocaderos Downloads! Hey, It’s a Pure Pop Radio Contest!

Have you heard about the latest hot-rockin’ and poppin’ trio making the scene? It’s the New Trocaderos, kids, and they’ve just released their very cool first single. The New Trocaderos are Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer from the Connection, and pop-rocker Kurt Baker. Pretty cool, huh? “Money Talks” is a pounding, beat-driven rocker dressed in … Read moreWin New Trocaderos Downloads! Hey, It’s a Pure Pop Radio Contest!