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

Pure Pop Radio, the Radio Station, Says Goodbye after 25 Years

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio After 25 years, Pure Pop Radio, which began in 1995 as a weekly show on WEBR Radio in Fairfax, Virginia, and more recently was reborn as a 24-hour internet radio station, is going off the air for good. The station will stream its final catchy stretch of melodic … Read morePure Pop Radio, the Radio Station, Says Goodbye after 25 Years

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Fall 2020, Episode One: The Flat Five’s Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Five strong, they possess the tools of their miraculous, imaginative trade; when they slap, strum, pick and make thwoopping sounds in concert with their able-bodied voices, they distinguish themselves from nearly all other like-minded musicians who ply their trade in the recording studio and on stage. Lately, they … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Fall 2020, Episode One: The Flat Five’s Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Flashback: Andrew Gold Guests (11-1-97)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Just released by Esoteric Recordings in England is a mammoth seven disc box set (six CDs and one DVD), bringing together Andrew Gold’s releases on the Asylum records label and adding a host of unreleased tracks, live recordings, promotional videos and BBC-TV performances. This pretty-much-everything-under-one-roof dream package is … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Flashback: Andrew Gold Guests (11-1-97)

The Pure Joy of the Laurel Canyon Sound of the 1960s: Fernando Perdomo Talks About Echo in the Canyon, a Glorious, Heartfelt Film and Album Celebration, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Put a guitar in Fernando Perdomo’s hands–you pick the genre–and you’ll get a performance that will knock your socks off or, alternatively, blow your mind. Perhaps both, if you catch him on an especially good day. Perdomo talks with me about the Laurel Canyon sound of the mid-1960s … Read moreThe Pure Joy of the Laurel Canyon Sound of the 1960s: Fernando Perdomo Talks About Echo in the Canyon, a Glorious, Heartfelt Film and Album Celebration, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Thursday, June 27: Fernando Perdomo Joins Alan Haber for a Celebration of the Film Sensation, Echo in the Canyon

Fernando Perdomo talks about the Echo in the Canyon film and soundtrack on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Thursday, June 27 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Oh, what it must have been like, wandering through Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles in the mid-1960s, among the songwriters and performers who struck gold in … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Thursday, June 27: Fernando Perdomo Joins Alan Haber for a Celebration of the Film Sensation, Echo in the Canyon

Gather Ye Hippies! Join Hands, Flower Children! The Summer of Love is Alive Once Again on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio It’s a lovefest of epic proportions: 20 musical merrymakers, gathered together on the stage of the Count Basie Center for the Arts, sending good musical vibes out to an all-ages audience thirsty for the sumptuous sounds of the Summer of Love and Woodstock eras. It’s a gathering of … Read moreGather Ye Hippies! Join Hands, Flower Children! The Summer of Love is Alive Once Again on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation