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Win Two Cokes and a Smile!

Win two Cokes and a smile from Pure Pop Radio!

Our pal Coke Belda, who is primed to take the stage, after Pure Pop Radio favorite Larry O. Dean, at the Red Line Tap in Chicago on Saturday, April 22 as part of this year’s midwest International Pop Overthrow festival, is giving away 10 digital download sets of his two, top-notch, melodic pop albums, Coke Belda I and Nummer Zwei. You can win!

Win Nick Piunti’s Trust Your Instincts CD!

nick piunti - trust your instincts smallIt’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 follows and send it on its way to us by this Friday, September 2, at 5 pm ET. Be sure to include your email address and type “Nick” in the comments field.

We’ll pick two winners, each of whom will get this CD on or about the release date, September 9, courtesy of Jem Records. You could be a winner. You, too! Enter today! And good luck!

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Win One of Three Signed Copies of Dan Pavelich’s Lost Hits of the 80’s!

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Dan Pavelich

lost hits of the 80sIn conjunction with today’s exclusive interview with musician and cartoonist Dan Pavelich, whose ace album, Lost Hits of the 80’s, features songs styled as if they actually came from that decade and were recorded by bands that actually existed, we’re giving away three signed copies of the CD that’s sweeping the nation with big tunes, big hair and big synths.

Lost Hits of the 80’s plays like the fun soundtrack to a movie about a decade that produced good songs, and, it must be said, lots of big hair. Imagined groups, such as Atari Hand Cramp, Pest Control, and Asmatics UK, are brought to life with the help of such talented collaborators as Pop 4’s Andrea Perry, Lisa Mychols and the Well Wishers’ Jeff Shelton; highlights of the record include Redd Roxx’s poppy “No Regret,” sung by the Waking Hours’ Tom Richards; the steady, rocking “Camera Shy” by the Vaporizers; and the Images’ slowed down, impassioned take on the Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep,” the only cover on the album.

purepoplogoYou can win one of three copies of Lost Hits of the 80’s by filling in the form below and sending it on its merry way to us. Be sure to type your email address where noted, and type “The 80’s!” in the Comments box. Lots of typing, we know. As always, only one entry per person. Entries must be received here at Pure Pop Radio headquarters by next Tuesday, October 13, at 5 pm ET. Void where prohibited by hair stylists to the stars and beyond.

Good luck!

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Contest Update: Dana Countryman Pop 3 CD Giveaway Extended! You Can Still Win!

dana pop 3dana-pianoSince we’ve been off the grid, more or less, the last couple of weeks, we recognize that our latest contest, which looks to bestow upon four lucky winners a signed copy of Dana Countryman’s latest CD, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!, may have gotten lost in the shuffle of our inactivity.

So we’re extending the contest deadline to this coming Sunday, October 11, at 6 pm ET. All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below. Don’t forget to type your email address, and while you’re typing, be sure to put “Pop 3!” in the Comments box. That’s it. Send the form our way and, as they say, “You might win!”

As always, you must contend with the fine print: Only one entry per person. Entries must be received, as is noted above, by Sunday, October 11, at 6 pm ET. Void where prohibited by gumball drops and boxes of Yodels all stacked up neatly to the ceiling.

purepoplogoGood luck from your friends at Pure Pop Radio, the original 24-hour-a-day Internet radio station playing a steady, original stream of the greatest melodic pop music in the universe. Our playlist is now more than 7,600 songs strong, so you get the most variety of songs anywhere. Like us on Facebook and enjoy!

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Win Dana Countryman’s Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!

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Dana Countryman

dana pop 3In conjunction with tonight’s brand-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Dana Countryman, rolling at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio, we’re giving away four copies of Dana’s new CD, Pop 3! Welcome to My Time Warp!

As always, it’s easy to enter. Simply fill in the form below; be sure to include your email address and type “Pop 3!” in the Comments box. Send your entry our way and that’s it. The Fine Print: Entries must be received by Friday, October 2 at 5 pm ET. Only one entry per person. Winners will be notified after October 2.

So, go on. Enter. Maybe you’ll be a winner. Fingers crossed! Good luck!

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Fancy Some Vanilla? Win Vanilla’s 2.0 CD and Make the Dream a Reality!

vanilla 2.0Last night, Vanilla’s Jayson Jarmon appeared on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his musical career and his band Vanilla’s new 2.0, one of the best albums of this or any other year.

jayson jarmonTonight at a special time–9 pm ET (6 pm PT), Jayson appears on a special edition of In Conversation to world premiere two new songs, neither of which appears on 2.0. “On a Night Like This” is a drinking song; “The Big 5” is all about accounting firms. Intrigued? Certainly you are! Wait until you hear these wonderful tunes, which may or may not appear on the next Vanilla album. These are world premiere, acoustic performance you can’t hear anywhere else!

In conjunction with tonight’s special edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, we’re giving away a sealed copy of Vanilla’s 2.0 CD. If you’d like to put your name in our virtual hat and possibly snag said CD, simply fill out the form below and send it our way. Be sure to include your email address, and type “Vanilla” in the Comments box. Entries must be received by this Friday, September 18 at 5 pm ET. Only one entry per person.

Good luck! And enjoy tonight’s special presentation of two new, never-before-heard Vanilla songs, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

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Win Pop 4’s Summer CD!

pop 4As we look forward to running part two of our two-night Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation special celebrating supergroup Pop 4’s top-flight, debut album, Summer, we thought it would be timely, and nifty to boot, to give away a couple of copies. (Part two airs tonight at 7 pm ET, 4 pm PT, here on Pure Pop Radio.)

How do you win? Simply fill in the form below and send it our way; deadline for receiving entries is this Sunday, September 13 at noon ET (9 am PT). Only one CD per winner. Simple as that, simply put. (Make sure to fill in your email address, so we know how to get hold of you if you’re a winner. And please type “Pop 4” in the Comments box. Thanks!)

purepoplogoWe’ve got two sealed copies of the Summer CD. Come and get ’em, courtesy of the band and your original, 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today, Pure Pop Radio.

Good luck!

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It’s Win Something Friday! The Hangabouts and the Cry are Up For Grabs!

winTo celebrate yet another great, albeit young, year for melodic pop music, we’re giving away an autographed copy of the Hangabouts’ CD, Illustrated Bird, and downloads of the Cry’s album, Dangerous Game.

hangaboutsAbout the Hangabouts’ Illustrated Bird, we said, back in December, “Remixed and remastered from a previous digital-only release, and sporting a previously-unheard song recorded at the original album sessions, the Hangabouts’ Illustrated Bird delivers some truly catchy songs…” And of the Cry’s Dangerous Game, we wrote last October that the album “cobbles together 13 songs that have previously been released in Europe and Asia, plus a new track, ‘Last Thing that I Do,’ a relatively sensitive, mid-tempo ballad with great guitar work that is rather unlike their usual upbeat, more rocking material. Fast or slow, this is a great band that deserves your time and attention.”

the-cry-dangerous-gameBoth of these great long players would sound, well, great amidst your coveted melodic pop music collection.

It’s easy to win. Just fill in the form below and, in the Comments box, say which band’s album you want (please choose one or the other). Don’t forget to fill in your email address so that we can send you your prize. Deadline for entries is Friday, February 20 at noon ET.

Good luck!

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All You Need is Love! Ken Michaels Spins an Hour’s Worth of Beatle Love Songs on Tomorrow’s Special Valentine’s Day Edition of Every Little Thing

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Welcome to a very special edition, on a very special afternoon and evening, of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing! Ken’s cooked up an hour-long Whitman’s Sampler’s worth of Beatles and solo Beatles love songs, just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’ll be able to fall in love with some of the greatest songs of your life tomorrow, February 14, at noon ET on Pure Pop Radio. The show will replay at 6 pm ET.

Ken spins a loving selection of fab love songs, from the Beatles’ tender “And I Love Her” and Paul McCartney’s epic “Through Our Love” to Ringo Starr’s version of “Only You (And You Alone)” and John Lennon’s lovely “Woman.” A solid hour with 15 great songs you know and adore celebrating the most wonderful human emotion: love!

Remember: Every Little Thing’s special love hour airs tomorrow, February 14, at noon ET and 6 pm ET. Fall in love once again with songs from the soundtrack of your life on Pure Pop Radio!

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Curry Cuts Path to the ’80s for Retro-riffic British Invasion Compilation

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(Win a copy of Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion and a Reign t-shirt by filling in the form below. Be sure to type “Reign” in the Comments section. There is a quick turnaround on this contest: Entries must be received by tomorrow night, December 12, at midnight ET. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, December 13. Good luck!)

Producer Andrew Curry, who released his first compilation, Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock, in April of 2013, follows up in relatively short order with Here Comes the Reign Again: The Second British Invasion. While he’s billed as executive producer of Reign, Curry is better dubbed master curator, or perhaps more appropriately, caretaker of decades gone by.

Dipping this time into the musical waters flowing through the ’80s, Curry has assembled a sterling group of contemporary artists to pay tribute to and/or apply a new coat of paint on songs that were first released more than three decades ago. It is a testament to these songs–and, if Curry knows anything, he knows that the song is job one–that they retain their fortitude so long after first being heard.

To that end, Fountains of Wayne frontman Chris Collingwood turns in a spirited, lovingly rendered version of the Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town,” supported by luscious background vocals from Phillip Price and Flora Reed from Winterpills; The Corner Laughers soup up the beat as they apply their particular magic to Madness’ “Our House”; and Big-Box Store takes a wholly different approach to Kim Wilde’s frenetic “Kids in America,” slowing it down and infusing it with a heartfelt dose of passion.

Jim Boggia and Pete Donnelly turn Adam Ant’s cheeky “Goody Two Shoes” inside out, applying a faux-military drum part and making every note count for a kind of jazzy workout. Similarly, the Davenports dress Wham’s “Freedom” up in power pop overalls, thereby upping the song’s catchy quotient. And Linus of Hollywood puts every ounce of emotion at his disposal into his take on Daryl Hall’s classic “Everytime You Go Away,” originally waxed by Paul Young.

The first lesson one learns listening to compilations such as this is that some aspect of everything you hear today can be traced back to something that came before. The spirit of these songs, denizens of radio first tuned into so long ago, lives on in these new versions of favored classics. The second lesson? Good songs never die, and as chosen and curated by master compilation craftsman Curry, they still rock and roll and fill your body and soul. And in the form of this Reign, they make a great, collective stocking stuffer. – Alan Haber

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