By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio It goes without saying, you might and probably do say, that the coming together of Andy Reed, Chris Richards and Keith Klingensmith as the Legal Matters was a couldn’t-be-denied fait accomplis. After all, the three musicians have been connected to each other, in one way or another, for … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Spring 2021, Episode Three: The Legal Matters Talk Chapter, Verse and Chorus
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio What happens when Pure Pop Radio is spinning the latest smash hits from the Toms and Librarians with Hickeys (with Lisa Mychols) alongside choice sixties nuggets from American Spring, Billy Nichols, the Aranbee Pop Symphony Orchestra and other fine purveyors of pop from across the decades? Well, when … Read moreThe Toms! Librarians With Hickeys! Lisa Mychols! Pure Pop Radio Plays the Hits!
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Gretchen’s WheelMoth to Lamplight: A Tribute to Nada Surf (Futureman, 2019) Listening to this new collection, a tribute to rockers Nada Surf, with less-than-zero knowledge of the band or its songs, turns out to be the smartest move I’ve made in awhile. Going in blind, I was able … Read moreReviews: 3.19.19: Gretchen’s Wheel Rides the (Nada) Surf, and Lannie Flowers’ Pop Waltz
The Junipers’ Robyn Gibson pops by Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow to chat about his (in our words) “buoyant exercise in the art of homage,” Bob of the Pops Vol. 1. We’re so excited for you to hear this rather charming conversation that we’re airing it twice tomorrow, May 31: noon and 8 pm … Read moreRobyn Gibson’s Bob of the Pops Vol. One is in the Spotlight Tomorrow on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation
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 … Read moreOvernight Sensations: The Hangabouts’ 12 (and a Half) Song Triumph