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 The Weeklings | “I Want You Again” (Jem, 2019) It is a bushelful of happy that greets me on this day, almost a month since I last posted due to various bits and bobs. Finding a new Weeklings song in my email inbox–an old-fashioned Weeklings song, if truth … Read moreReviews: 6.6.19: New Releases: The Weeklings, Alex Chilton, Bryan Estepa, and Jacob Panic
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
… we’ve gotten lots more great music in the past week, so it looks like we’re going to have to keep our noses to the grindstone next week. We’ve got to admit that it’s fun, and pretty spectacular at that, to see the number of songs in our library continue to rise. As of today, … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Very Special Explosion of New-to-the-Station Melodic Pop Songs is Finished, But…
It was much like the old days, when I would make my rounds in Greenwich Village, going from record shop to record shop, flipping through the stacks and bins for those hard-to-find gems that had somehow eluded my grasp along the way. It was much like those hours on end, when conversation with a record … Read moreHunting for Vinyl Vibes: A Visit to Trax on Wax