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 … Read moreDrip a Drop of Flat Five Fun (and More!) on Pure Pop Radio
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 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 … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018
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 … Read more“I’d Love One of Those Great Melodic Pop Albums for My Holiday Gift.” That’s Easy.
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 … Read moreNeed 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 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 … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 5.16.18: Lisa Mychols, David Myhr, Vanilla and Ken Sharp
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,” … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 08.09.17: Raspberries Live, Lisa Mychols, and Poppermost
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 … Read moreNew 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 | 05.11.17 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 … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 05.11.17: Cait Brennan, Bryan Estepa, The Wellingtons, Kenny Herbert, Pat Walsh, and More