New on Pure Pop Radio 1.25.17: Feet First in the Dowling Poole! Jump In…The Water’s Fine!

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Spins and Reviews | 1.25.17 | by Alan Haber The Dowling Poole | Miles Checks Out, Bright Spark, and Deep Breath EPs (2016) Willie Dowling, late of the much-loved Jackdaw 4 conclave, and Jon Poole, workhorse musical magician of Cardiacs and Wildhearts fame, first joined forces as the … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 1.25.17: Feet First in the Dowling Poole! Jump In…The Water’s Fine!

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

Listen to and Download the Dowling Poole’s Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

The members of the Dowling Poole visited with Alan Haber last Tuesday evening on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about their smashing new album, One Hyde Park. You can now listen to and download the program by making your way over to our PodOmatic podcast page. It’s always fun to converse with Willie … Read moreListen to and Download the Dowling Poole’s Appearance on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Jump Into the Poole With This Week’s Specialty Shows Lineup

It’s another spectacular week of spectacular specialty programming here on Pure Pop Radio. Jump into the Poole with us, folks (see below)…it’s going to be a wild ride! First up, tonight’s repeat edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing hits the Beatles sweet spot with a 1966 twofer and a salute to John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band … Read moreJump Into the Poole With This Week’s Specialty Shows Lineup

Jump Into the Dowling Poole Next Tuesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Willie Dowling, Jon Poole and Givvi Flynn, collectively known as the Dowling Poole, sit down with Alan Haber and the ghost of Level 42 (well, sort of) next Tuesday night, April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The occasion is the release of the new Dowling Poole … Read moreJump Into the Dowling Poole Next Tuesday on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Pure Pop Radio’s Springtime New Music Explosion, Day Two: Jump into the Poole!

Day two of Pure Pop Radio’s Springtime New Music Explosion (and thank you for joining us, melodic popsters!) kicks off with the explosive new album from the Dowling Poole, this time comprising not only Willie Dowling and Jon Poole, but also Givvi Flynn. Let’s get started, shall we? The Dowling Poole | One Hyde Park We’ve … Read morePure Pop Radio’s Springtime New Music Explosion, Day Two: Jump into the Poole!

We’re Top of the Pops on this New Music Wednesday!

It’s time for another round of new music that we’ve just added to our playlist. We’ve got a whole lot of new songs and artists to tell you about, so let’s get on to it, shall we? The Dowling Poole | Single: “Rebecca Receiving,” “The Same Mistake Again,” and “Empires, Buildings and Acquisitions (Live in … Read moreWe’re Top of the Pops on this New Music Wednesday!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the Internet’s Premiere Melodic Pop Music Talk Show Podcast Returns to PodOmatic With Five New Shows!

Tell all your friends, wake up your neighbors and let the melodic pop music conversation flow freely from sea to shining sea: Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation has returned to PodOmatic with five brand-new shows featuring your favorite melodic pop artists and personalities. Now posted and available for online listening and/or download on In Conversation’s … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the Internet’s Premiere Melodic Pop Music Talk Show Podcast Returns to PodOmatic With Five New Shows!

Let them All Talk! Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Returns with Terry Draper, the Dowling Poole and More!

Attention, fans of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop music talk show on the Internet: Your favorite program is back! In Conversation returns next Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 25 with brand-new, never-before-heard shows. And that’s not all: More new episodes, featuring the best and brightest in conversation with Alan Haber, … Read moreLet them All Talk! Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Returns with Terry Draper, the Dowling Poole and More!