Win The Hangabouts’ Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, and a Green Hangabouts Pick!

The Hangabouts’ sweet sophomore album, Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, has risen to the top of the pops. With a baker’s dozen top-flight tunes and a deep well of craft and imagination, the band has produced a set of songs that will surely wind up populating best-of lists when best-of time comes about later … Read moreWin The Hangabouts’ Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives, and a Green Hangabouts Pick!

Al Sussman and I Talk Iconic Albums This Wednesday Night at 9 pm ET

This past week, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman and I gathered together to talk about some of the most iconic albums dotting the popular music landscape. You won’t want to miss our lively discussion and our spinning of some rather rad tunes airing this Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. This is a particularly timely … Read moreAl Sussman and I Talk Iconic Albums This Wednesday Night at 9 pm ET

New on Pure Pop Radio 05.18.17: Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007; Chris Price; Fun of the Pier, and More

Spins and Reviews | 05.18.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Various Artists | Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007 (2017) Curry Cuts’ third release, after swimming with lite rockers and second British Invasioneers, continues the label’s successful run of specially-curated themed compilations with this gathering of 26 covers of all of the … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 05.18.17: Songs, Bond Songs: The Music of 007; Chris Price; Fun of the Pier, and More

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 … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 05.15.17: Robyn Gibson’s Bob of the Pops Vol. 1, Cirrone, The Cool Whips, and More

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 … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 05.11.17: Cait Brennan, Bryan Estepa, The Wellingtons, Kenny Herbert, Pat Walsh, and More

Tonight at 9 pm ET: Brian Ray Spins Tantalizing Tales of The Bayonets on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

* Brian Ray sits in with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tonight, Tuesday, May 9, at 9 pm ET Fans of Sir Paul–Paul McCartney, of course–will be familiar with Brian Ray’s work in Paul’s band, a position he’s held for the past 15 years. A pretty good gig, we would say! But … Read moreTonight at 9 pm ET: Brian Ray Spins Tantalizing Tales of The Bayonets on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Here Come the Bayonets! Brian Ray Visits Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow Night

* Brian Ray sits in with Alan Haber on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 9, at 9 pm ET Fans of Sir Paul–Paul McCartney, of course–will be familiar with Brian Ray’s work in Paul’s band, a position he’s held for the past 15 years. A pretty good gig, we would say! … Read moreHere Come the Bayonets! Brian Ray Visits Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Tomorrow Night

Listen to World Premiere Spins from the Greek Theatre’s Kool Kat CD Debut Tonight

Spins and Reviews | 05.08.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio TONIGHT: We kick off a two-week world radio premiere spin of two tracks from The Greek Theatre’s Kool Kat Musik CD debut, Broken Circle We’ve added hundreds of new and new-to-you tracks to our playlist in the last few weeks. We’re excited to … Read moreListen to World Premiere Spins from the Greek Theatre’s Kool Kat CD Debut Tonight

Overnight Sensations: The Hangabouts’ 12 (and a Half) Song Triumph

Spins and Reviews | (Originally posted on 04.18.17) By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Hangabouts | Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives (Futureman, 2017) Breaking all the rules of the difficult sophomore album syndrome–how to successfully follow up that first, smash recorded salvo has been a recurring music biz pickle since, well, name … Read moreOvernight Sensations: The Hangabouts’ 12 (and a Half) Song Triumph