Drip a Drop of Flat Five Fun (and More!) on Pure Pop Radio
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio A brand-new, most welcome drip of fun from Chicago’s artisans of pure pop mastery tops today’s roll of new adds to Pure Pop Radio’s ever-growing playlist. Streaming in rotation along with a wide variety of catchy melodic pop nuggets both old and new is the new single from… Continue reading
The Toms! Librarians With Hickeys! Lisa Mychols! Pure Pop Radio Plays the Hits!
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… Continue readingNew on Pure Pop Radio, new songs added to the pure pop radio playlist, pure pop radio, Pure Pop Radio is On the Air!
Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Happy New Year, and welcome to the list. About said list…it was the subject of my one and only New Year’s resolution: to keep the number of entries to 15. Well, good luck with that, I told myself, and wouldn’t you know it…I couldn’t make that work. How… Continue reading2018, alan haber, alice bierhorst, anton barbeau, Astral Drive, Best of the Year, Bill Lloyd, caper clowns, Carpenter Smith and Jones, curry cuts, dana countryman, Danny Wilkerson, david myhr, Dropkick, fernando perdomo, ken sharp, Les Bicyclettes de Belsize, linus of hollywood, lisa mychols, Louise Goffin, mcpherson grant, Michael Simmons, Mick Terry, mothboxer, nick piunti, pure pop radio, Pure Pop Radio’s Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018, reviews, rob bonfiglio, Super 8, TGL, the cherry drops, the davenports, The Grand Leve, the grip weeds, The Supahip, vegas with randolph, White Lace and Promises: The Songs of Paul Williams, Zuider Zee
“I’d Love One of Those Great Melodic Pop Albums for My Holiday Gift.” That’s Easy.
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Our 2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide is in full swing. We’ve got more suggestions for great gifts for your melodic pop-loving friends and family. We lead off today’s post with the new album from Louise Goffin… Louise Goffin | All These Hellos(Majority of One, 2018)An exceptional dialog driven by… Continue reading
Need Gift Ideas for the Melodic Pop Fans In Your Life? For You? We’ve Got ’em, All This Week
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We are now officially in the 2018 holiday gift giving season. I know…it seems like only yesterday, blah blah blah… Well, it does, but here we are again, faced with making those decisions that, year after year, are just plain hard to make. Well, we’re here to make… Continue reading
New on Pure Pop Radio 5.16.18: Lisa Mychols, David Myhr, Vanilla and Ken Sharp
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Spins and Reviews | 5.16.18 Lisa Mychols | Sugar (2018) Scheduled for release on June 15 and just in time for summer’s arrival on June 21, Sugar is perhaps the most appropriately titled album of the year–a joyous, harmony-filled singer’s showcase, imbued with sweet songs sung sweetly. This… Continue reading
New on Pure Pop Radio 08.09.17: Raspberries Live, Lisa Mychols, and Poppermost
Spins and Reviews | 08.09.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Raspberries | Pop Art Live (Omnivore, 2017) For a thrilling listening experience back in 1976, you could do worse than planting Raspberries’ Best featuring Eric Carmen on your turntable. Every one of the 10 tracks on offer was bang-zoom top-flight–“Go All the Way,”… Continue reading
New on Pure Pop Radio 05.15.17: Robyn Gibson’s Bob of the Pops Vol. 1, Cirrone, The Cool Whips, and More
Spins and Reviews | 05.15.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Robyn Gibson | Bob of the Pops Vol. 1 (2017) A buoyant exercise in the art of homage, Bob of the Pops Vol. 1 finds The Junipers’ multi-instrumentalist Robyn Gibson having a good old time putting his warm, wide-eyed spin on 14 favorite… Continue reading
New on Pure Pop Radio 05.11.17: Cait Brennan, Bryan Estepa, The Wellingtons, Kenny Herbert, Pat Walsh, and More
Spins and Reviews | 05.11.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Cait Brennan | Third (2017) Quite simply, and before I say anything specific about Cait Brennan’s miraculous, astounding, audacious new album, the pairing of this one-of-a-kind artist and multi-instrumentalist and ace producer Fernando Perdomo is surely one of those fortified-in-heaven happenings that make… Continue reading
New on Pure Pop Radio: The Nines’ Alejandro’s Visions: A Harmony- and Melody-Drenched Delight, Chris Murphy with Michael Carpenter, Dana Countryman, and More
Spins and Reviews | 11.15.16 | by Alan Haber Lovingly crafted and full of heart, Alejandro’s Visions is Steve Eggers’ masterpiece The Nines | Alejandro’s Visions | 2016 After incorporating a variety of styles into a stream of releases spanning a nearly-20-year-long career, the Nines’ Steve Eggers has delivered perhaps his most heartfelt musical… Continue readingalan haber, alejandro’s visions, carl funk, chris murphy, chris murphy with michael carpenter, cult of wedge, dana countryman, dee long, girlville! new songs in the style of yesterdays hits, lisa mychols, michael carpenter, New on Pure Pop Radio, pure pop radio, review, steve eggers, streamlicensing, teensville records, the flat five, the nines
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