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 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
Vegas With Randolph | Legs & Luggage (2018) On the Occasion of a Fourth Helping of Vegas With Randolph Five years ago, a whoop-de-do was set into motion at Northern Virginia’s Jammin’ Java to celebrate the release of Vegas With Randolph’s third album, Rings Around the Sun. The musicians approached, instruments in hand, songs in … Read moreReviews | 10.31.18: Vegas With Randolph’s Fourth Full-Length Serving, Legs & Luggage
Spins and Reviews | 03.01.17 By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Today’s batch of reviews features a preview of a new song from Pure Pop Radio favorites Vegas With Randolph, new releases from a trio of prolific melodic popsters, and much more… Vegas With Randolph | “Women in Airports” Departing from Fountains of Wayne … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 03-01-17: Vegas With Randolph, Terry Draper, The Del Zorros, The Squires of the Subterrain, and More
Spins and Reviews | 1.26.17 Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We continue to add new and new-to-you songs and artists to our playlist; hundreds have made their Pure Pop Radio debut in the last few weeks. Here are just some of the most recent treasures we’re playing in rotation, with lots more to come: … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 1-26-17 Starring Kelley Ryan, The Simple Carnival, and More
Spins and Reviews | 8.31.16 | by Alan Haber We’re playing these, and many thousands more, in rotation… Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms | Basement Punk For his third album as the multi-instrumentalist with more upper limbs than a normal person would know what to do with, Ryan Allen rolls through eleven supercharged sides, … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 8.31.16
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s list of new songs and artists added to our playlist, we’ve slotted in more classic sounds now being heard in rotation. Care to peruse? Go, cat…go! Vegas With Randolph | “Three Red Hooks” This Washington, DC-area pop powerhouse’s latest song, a lively ode to rocking steady and having a … Read moreMore New Music is Flowing on Pure Pop Radio
Perhaps our most favorite thing to do, other than write about great melodic pop music, is to add it to our playlist. We’ll soon hop, skip and jump over the 8,200 tracks mark, on our way to 9,000 and beyond. Won’t that be fun! Meanwhile, as we work toward clearing those goalposts, we’ve added a … Read moreNew Music? We’ve Added Lots!
Well, technically, my time away from these pages wasn’t a vacation. In fact, it was anything but a bout of fun in the sun. As those of you who follow me on Facebook already know, I’ve had some medical issues to deal with these past few months. On New Year’s Eve, I had an operation … Read moreSo How Was Your Vacation?