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 … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018

Reviews | 9.6.18: Nick Piunti and Phyllis Johnson

Nick Piunti | Temporary High (Jem, 2018) The guy in the salmon-colored sneakers about to teeter off the ledge high up off the ground on the cover of Nick Piunti’s new album is just kidding, right? I mean, oh, the horrors! Stay put, my friend, get back inside and crank up the stereo for the … Read moreReviews | 9.6.18: Nick Piunti and Phyllis Johnson

Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2016

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio (Originally posted 01.03.17) 2016 was a terrific year for melodic pop music from both new and heritage artists, perhaps the best in recent memory. My list of 28 Favorite Records of the Year from 27 artists–The Stars of 2016–is presented below in random order. It has long been … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2016

Pop’s Hot Artist of the Moment is on In Conversation Tonight at 8 pm ET

Nick Piunti, pop music’s hot artist of the moment, is on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tonight at 8 pm ET. No surprise really–he’s top of the pops here at Pure Pop Radio; tracks from his new album, Trust Your Instincts, are playing in hot rotation. And no surprise number two: Nick is blazing a hooky … Read morePop’s Hot Artist of the Moment is on In Conversation Tonight at 8 pm ET

Just in the “Nick” of Time: Great Talk, Tunes, and Beatles too on This Week’s Specialty Shows

In other words, it’s another week of spectacular specialty shows coming up right here on Pure Pop Radio. What’s on tap? We kick off the cool proceedings on Monday, September 5 at 8 pm ET, with an all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, which this time around features an interview with Beatles author … Read moreJust in the “Nick” of Time: Great Talk, Tunes, and Beatles too on This Week’s Specialty Shows

Lots of Guitars, Bass, and Drums

And 10 pretty great songs. Nick Piunti’s latest has it all.    Nick Piunti | Trust Your Instincts (2016) A review by Alan Haber  (Win one of two copies of Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts by entering our latest contest. Click here.) The black-and-white collage that sits underneath the plastic CD tray depicts a bespectacled … Read moreLots of Guitars, Bass, and Drums

Win Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts CD!

It’s let’s-give-something-away time again here at Pure Pop Radio. We’ve got two sealed copies of Nick Piunti’s soon-to-be-released CD, Trust Your Instincts, in our hot little hands. They could be in yours. (See Alan’s review of this contender for best-of-the-year honors by clicking here.) As usual, it’s easy to enter. Simply fill in the form that … Read moreWin Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts CD!

New Tunes for Pure Pop Radio’s Swinging New Music Dance Party | 8.5.16

   Swinging Spins and Reviews | 8.5.16 | by Alan Haber We fold up our well-worn dance floor as our Swinging New Music Dance Party comes to a close. We hope you enjoyed all of the new music we’ve added to our playlist, all of it now spinning in rotation. In case you missed the … Read moreNew Tunes for Pure Pop Radio’s Swinging New Music Dance Party | 8.5.16

New Tunes for Pure Pop Radio’s Swinging New Music Dance Party | 8.1.16

   Dance the day (and the night) away all this week during Pure Pop Radio’s Swinging New Music Dance Party. Here are only some of the new artists and songs that have been added to our playlist, all now playing in rotation! (Note that our specialty shows are taking a break this week; they’ll return … Read moreNew Tunes for Pure Pop Radio’s Swinging New Music Dance Party | 8.1.16