Brian Bringelson is Waiting for the Dogs to Bark on Tonight’s Needle Meets Vinyl

needle meets vinylAnchor and Bear’s Brian Bringelson is back tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) with another, brand-new edition of his Needle Meets Vinyl program.

On the docket tonight are 19 songs chock full of melody and those ever important hooks. From the Move, the Hollies and, naturally, the Beatles to Del Shannon, Brian’s band Anchor and Bear (singing “Waiting for the Dogs to Bark” from their album, Ahoy!) and, indeed, Spike Jones, Needle Meets Vinyl, show 22, hits the spot and then some. And remember: all songs played are taken from vinyl. It’s vinyl only, baby!


Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl Hits the Pop Spot Right Out of the Gate

needle meets vinylLast night’s premiere episode of Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl hit the pop and rock spots with a great mix of classic and lesser-known songs from a variety of fabulous artists.

Here’s what Brian played:

The Kinks | “Victoria” from The Kink Kronikles
Buffalo Springfield | “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing” from Greatest Hits
The Beatles | “Talkin’ Bout You” from On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2
The Beach Boys | “Wake the World” from Friends
The James Gang | “Funk #49” from Rides Again
Fleetwood Mac | “I Know I’m Not Wrong” from Tusk
Derek and the Dominos | “Keep On Growing” from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Bob Dylan | “New Pony” from Street Legal
Oasis | “Hey Now” from (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
Amy Winehouse | “Love Is a Losing Game” from Back to Black
Aretha Franklin | “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” from The Best Of
Paul McCartney | “Not Such a Bad Boy” from Give My Regards to Broad Street
Harry Nilsson | “Best Move” from Flash Harry
Randy Newman | “Baltimore” from Little Criminals
Billy Preston | “Do What You Want To” from That’s the Way God Planned It
Barbara Lynn | “Suffering City” from Here Is Barbara Lynn
Bonnie Raitt | “Runaway” from Sweet Forgiveness
Joan Baez | “The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” from Blessed Are
Nina Simone | “I Loves You Porgy” from Little Girl Blue
Harry Nilsson | “Marry Me a Little” from Nilsson Sessions 1967-1975


Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl Premieres Tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT)

needle meets vinylIt’s finally here! Brian Bringelson’s terrific, all-vinyl radio show, Needle Meets Vinyl, premieres tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio. We couldn’t be more excited to debut this outstanding program, chock full of classic tracks, both familiar and un-.

Now, we know you have many specialty shows and radio stations and other media folks calling for your attention, so we appreciate you tuning in tonight. Your ears will be rewarded with great songs from the Kinks, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson, Billy Preston, Barbara Lynn, Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac and Buffalo Springfield. And then there’s Brian’s easygoing, knowledgeable deejay patter, which will captivate you and put a big smile on your face.


Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Brought the Weather to You This Week

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show brought the rain, the mist, the snow, the spring and the sun to you this week in a special show called Your Weather Station!

What did Alan play, you ask? Amidst the raindrops, mist, snowflakes, spring flowers and summer sun, we spun the following:

Set One | One and Begun
1. Supertramp | “It’s Raining Again” from “…famous last words…”

Set Two | Rain
1. The Box Tops | “I Pray for Rain” from The Letter/Neon Rainbow
2. The Grip Weeds | “Rainy Day #1 and 2” from Inner Grooves
3. Mark Lindsay | “Rainy Day Children” from Life Out Loud
4. Sgt. Popgrass | “Rain”
5. Four O’Clock Balloon | “Stood in the Rain” from Four O’Clock Balloon


Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl Show Debuts This Wednesday Night on Pure Pop Radio

Wneedle meets vinyle are delighted to be bringing you musician Brian Bringelson’s wonderful show, Needle Meets Vinyl, starting this Wednesday, October 21, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), exclusively on Pure Pop Radio.

gary gebler trax on wax

Gary Gebler, Trax on Wax

None other than Gary Gebler, owner of Baltimore, Maryland’s premiere vinyl shop, Trax on Wax, has become an instant fan of Needle Meets Vinyl.

Gary says: “As soon as the needle drops on the record and you hear that warm crackle, you know this is something special. Nothing takes you back to this special place like hearing your favorite songs by the Beatles, the Smiths, Dylan and the Stones to name a few on glorious vinyl. Needle Meets Vinyl is one bad-ass program and gets two thumbs up from Trax on Wax.”


Pop Tunes, Show Three: The Playlist, Filled With Melodic Pop Goodness!

pop tunesAlan Haber: Proud Music Geek!Last night’s third edition of Pop Tunes, our new, weekly deejay show hosted by Alan Haber, contained more melodic pop goodness than you might imagine would be possible. But there it was, a host of catchy melodies that make up the soundtrack of your life!

Here’s what was played:

Set One: A Cappella and Just-About-A Cappella
The Housemartins | “Caravan of Love” from That’s What I Call Quite Good
Prelude | “After the Gold Rush” from After the Gold Rush
Jamie and Steve | “Blame It On Cain” from Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello
The Mighty Echoes | “I Think We’re Alone Now” from Love from Echo Park
Todd Rundgren | “Something to Fall Back On” from A Cappella


Did the Beatles Make Mistakes During their Time Together? Leave It to Our Panel of Experts to Come Up with the Answers

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayDid the Beatles make any mistakes during their time together? Our top-flight panel of fab experts considers the question and comes up with answers that may surprise you on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

beatles-yellow-submarineThe regular, core group–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn–gather around the microphones to discuss the issue of whether the Beatles made creative and business-related mistakes during their time together. For example, should the film Magical Mystery Tour have happened? Should the Beatles have supplied the voices for their cartoon personas in the film Yellow Submarine? All this and more is discussed during this typically fascinating and engaging program.


Weeklings Fever Takes Over Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing Tonight at 9 pm ET!

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!

This is one fever you’re going to want to catch: Glen Burtnik, from the early-to-mid-period, Beatles-influenced band the Weeklings descends on tonight’s second segment of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

the-weeklingsThe fantastic, out-of-this-world, Beatles-inspired foursome plays songs that John Lennon and Paul McCartney gave away back in the ’60s, as well as originals written and performed in that style. Featuring New Jersey-based artists Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, the Weeklings have just released their debut, self-titled album. Of course, it’s fab! Ken talks to Glen in tonight’s second segment, and plays two tracks from the Weeklings’ album: “You Know What to Do” and “That Means a Lot” (he also slips in the Beatles’ “There’s a Place.”) You’ll love every beat-filled minute!


Ken Michaels Shares Ringo Starr’s Postcards from Paradise on Tonight’s 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!

Tonight, on Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, you’ll be treated to a song from Ringo Starr’s just-released album, get Anthologized, and learn a word or two in some foreign languages. The fun begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

The first, varied segment kicks things off with a John Lennon track, a live take from George Harrison, and the title song from Ringo’s latest album, Postcards from Paradise. See how many Beatles song titles you can pick out in Ringo’s tune!

Tonight’s second segment features a pair of songs from various Anthology releases, including an alternate version of the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” from Anthology Vol. 3, and an alternate version of “Goodnight Vienna” from John’s Anthology box set. A track from the Weeklings’ debut album, a cover of “You Know What to Do,” caps off this terrific set.


Ken, Steve, Al, and Darren Discuss Grammy Awards-Related Beatles Happenings and More on Tonight’s Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThe usual gang of Beatles experts–Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci and Al Sussman, along with guest Darren DeVivo from WFUV radio, jump in and talk about Beatles-related happenings at this year’s Grammy awards ceremony on tonight’s edition of Things We Said Today. The discussion begins at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Of course, Paul McCartney’s performance, with Rhianna and Kanye West, of the hit song “Four Five Seconds” is under discussion during the program, as is the Lifetime Achievement Award honoring George Harrison that was presented during the Grammy telecast. Also on tonight’s docket: the gang picks the best years that the Beatles had as a group. It’s another winning get-together with the best Beatles brains out there.