Monthly Archives: April 2016

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

TDP 1HP - CD Booklet Pages 16 & 1givvi flynnWillie 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 album, One Hyde Park, a typically engaging, varied and well-crafted collection of pop and roll that everyone all over the world will want to spin over and over again.

the dowling poole one hyde parkDuring the hour, Willie, Jon and Givvi wax poetic about One Hyde Park’s insanely great songs and other matters of the musical heart. Rest assured that ba-ba-bas are fully in evidence, as are hooks galore and a level of creativity and imagination that are quite simply out of this world.

Join Alan and the Dowling Poole for a lively and invigorating hour of talk and music, during which three songs from One Hyde Park will be played and discussed. The fun begins next Tuesday night , April 19, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) on Pure Pop Radio.

alan-mic-zPure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, normally airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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If You Liked New Music Tuesday, You’ll Love New Music Wednesday!

alan-mic-zWe’re just getting started reporting on all of the new songs and artists we’re adding to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. Today’s mega-post follows yesterday’s exciting list of hot new numbers we’re featuring as part of our hand-picked 8,600-strong rotation.

Let’s get to today’s array of top-flight tunes.

coverGleeson | Curse My Lucky Stars Whether or not it was their intention, the members of Austin, Texas band Gleeson have made their White Album. Here it is, a sparkling collection of songs varied in approach and tone that makes a case for melodic pop being the genre of the moment. Encompassing beautiful balladry, art-pop, rock and retro charm, Curse My Lucky Stars is a marvel.

It would be a disservice to listeners to touch on every joyous surprise within these grooves, so I’ll touch on just a few to whet your appetite. “Lollygagged” combines a Randy Newman-like arrangement with Paul McCartney melodicism for a superlative listening experience. “Troll Day,” this album’s first single, pushes electric guitar stabs with a new-waveish melodic attack, eventually settling on a old-fashioned rock motif. And the incredible, adventurous “Milton Bradley Bible” washes the proceedings with a Godley and Creme approach and enough musical ideas to get a hundred songs off the ground.

Real strings and horns, of which not enough can be said in these days of electronic impersonation, and the throw-everyone-off-course marching band anthem “The Gleeson Victory March,” plus these wonderful, imaginative songs, all add up to a listening experience that will likely be unequaled for the rest of this year. Unless it is, of course, but you need not worry: Gleeson will be here to catch your fall.

Within these grooves, unparalleled excellence abounds, and we’ve got nine examples of it playing in rotation: “What’s Going On,” “Troll Day,” “Lollygagged,” “With My Motive Gone,” “Something New,” “Monte Siesta,” “The Size of Empathy,” “Seasons,” and “Milton Bradley’s Bible.”

What an album!

– Alan Haber

timmy sean my jaded love 2016Timmy Sean | “My Jaded Love” After a year’s worth of new recordings that lit up the sky in 2015, master musician Timmy Sean returns with the first of 25-plus new numbers in 2016–roughly half of last year’s output. Amazing. And, to use a well-worn baseball metaphor, this first song, a Hall and Oates seventies-styled slice of soulful pop, hits the proverbial it out of the park. Listen especially for a truly lovely bridge toward the end, the way that Timmy varies the lead vocal line as the song plays out, and a brief, wisp of an a cappella burst that, taken together, prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that this man, as he was in 2015, is the musician to watch and listen to in 2016. Simply irresistible.

Family Values cover - smallFamily Values | Time Stands Still Small packages are filled with great things. In this case, Norway’s Family Values, working with producer Tom Dahl (Caddy), offers up an EP housing a quartet of ultra-catchy songs reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub and the Merrymakers. “Paris Syndrome,” “Take Some Time Now, Carolina,” “Time Stands Still,” and “Watch the Sunrise” are all top of the pops here at Pure Pop Radio. Wonderful.

album cover 7horse7Horse | Livin’ in a Bitch of a World Rising from the ashes of Pure Pop Radio fave Dada, Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt now trade in a similar musical mindset. Their music is a mix of rock and roll and pop. The pair’s keen sense of melody and song structure are always placed center stage. Our playlist is now adorned with four songs from this album: “Two Stroke Machine,” “One Week,” “Drift,” and “She’s So Rock and Roll,” a beat-driven, guitar-fueled rave-up that could have been big on FM radio in the ’70s. Sweet.

song graphicAdam Walsh – “Wish You Were Here” Pure Pop Radio favorite Adam Walsh continues to turn out delectable takes on songs he loves; his version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” turns this tune into a folk-rock testament with Adam’s always-commanding voice up front where it belongs. We continue to be nothing less than knocked out by the quality of this man’s output.

the looking album coverThe Looking | Lead Me to the Water Americana, yes, but wrapped in a country-pop wrapper and perfect for Pure Pop Radio. Led by Indiana-born Todd Carter, these songs are catchy numbers played with passion. Carter listened to Syd Barrett’s “Dark Globe,” Husker Du and the Circle Jerks and wound up embracing country music on the way to crafting this wonderful album. We’re playing six songs in rotation: “Not Your Friend”; “Clouds”; “You and Me”; “Bone to Pick,” an orchestrated gem; “Burning Doves,” and the title track. Great stuff.

solarflairs carnivalSolarflairs | “Carnival” Elisabeth Eickhoff’s Memphis, Tennessee outfit Solarflairs returns to Pure Pop Radio just three weeks after we added the group’s “Spirit of Johnny” to our playlist. We’re happy to bring you this teriffic new song, an upbeat number with a great melody and spirit, as part of our rotation.

hartley mandel cover 2Hartley Mandel | “Brother of Mine” Co-written by Hartley and Klaatu’s Terry Draper, “Brother of Mine” is a nostalgic, personal song inspired by Hartley’s late brother. The song’s beautiful melody and Hartleys vocals carry the day. A lovely track, produced by Terry, who also plays the instruments, now in rotation.

That’s a wrap on today’s tour of some of the latest new songs and artists added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. Still more coming tomorrow. Until then, why not click on one of the listen links below and hear some of the greatest melodic pop music in the world, spanning six decades of joy. Pure Pop Radio is the place to be!

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You’ll Be Saying, “That’s My New Favorite Song!” Say Hello to Pure Pop Radio’s New Music Tuesday!

alan-mic-zeeOnce again, we’ve got a pile of new music to add to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. Said pile reaches from the floor to the ceiling, which means it’s time to add said new music to our hard-working rotation.

Here are just some of the new sounds you’ll hear by tuning into Pure Pop Radio–simply click on one of the listen links below to get poppin’! And now, here we go…

butch youngButch Young | Mercury Man Never, never, never tell us that the album is a goner–Butch Young’s miraculous, hall-of-fame-worthy Mercury Man instantly announces itself as one of the best albums of 2016 with its dazzling array of  1970s-styled instant classics, peppered with a mix of Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson-esque magic. Every one of these Los Angeles-based artist’s songs is a clear winner. We’re playing all of them in rotation: the title track, “Persephone,” “One Foot In,” “Dime Store Jesus,” “The Fools of May,” “Child of Nature,” “Sunday Driver,” “Mohammed on Top of the Mountain,” “Algernon,” “Asteroid,” “Wonderful Life,” and “Starlit Lullaby.” Astounding and really terrific.

doughboys rock onThe Doughboys | “Rock On” And here they come, barreling in from outer space or some wild and untamed structure being held together by bailing wire and chewing gum somewhere in the outer reaches, wherever that might be. It’s the Doughboys, and they’re rough and tumbling with garage-rock fever inside and around David Essex’s ’70s classic with Richie Heyman’s pounding drums, Myke Scavone’s wailing blues harp, Gar Francis’s rocking guitars and Mike Caruso’s bopping bass. Recorded by the Grip Weed’s Kurt Reil at his House of Vibes studio with widescreen, in-your-face fervor, this is another classic track from New Jersey’s in-the-pocket foursome. Rock on, indeed.

herb eimerman - soft landingHerb Eimerman | “Soft Landing” This beautiful, heartfelt song, Herb’s first new recording of 2016, was written in remembrance of his father. Supported by Stefan Johansson and Joe Algeri, who also mixed and produced, and featuring some of the sweetest background harmonies you’ve heard in a very long time, “Soft Landing” will stay with you always.

cotton mather pledgeCotton Mather | “The Cotton Mather Pledge” The latest in a series of new songs from this venerable Austin, Texas band roars right in with a sneaky cymbal wash straight out of Ringo Starr’s “It Don’t Come Easy” and quickly settles into an energetic pop and roll number starring Robert Harrisons’ slightly-scratchy, fuzzed-out, attention-getting vocal. Dig the Beatle-esque, Rubber Soul-ish guitar harmony at about 1:40. Playing as we speak in rotation, it’s burning up our airwaves.

the lunar laugh - nighthawks and mona lisas - smallThe Lunar Laugh | “Nighthawks and Mona Lisa” Jared Lekites and Connor Anderson are in a light country mood for this breezy, melodic, mid-tempo number slated to be included on the Lunar Laugh’s upcoming second album. It’s another keeper from the stars of Oklahoma City pop.

erik voeks 2016Erik Voeks – “She Loved Her Jangle Pop” and “Blue Water” Erik Voeks’ “My Dentist” is one of the stone-cold classics from Pure Pop Radio’s early days; these new songs are even better. “She Loved Her Jangle Pop” is a joyous, upbeat hookasaurus, as catchy as anything out there. “Blue Water” trades a slow and studied opening for a more upbeat pace, complete with a beautiful melody and more than a hint of Prefab Sprout in its DNA. New Erik Voeks is always a good thing. A great thing, actually.

the del zorros go ahead and ask meThe Del Zorros | “Go Ahead and Ask Me” Monty and Stede continue on in the time-honored Zorros-riffic tradition with another lovely, easygoing and typically tuneful song with another catchy melody that comes from, well, we don’t know where, but keep going there boys, will you? Now playing in rotation, as if there were any doubt.

the lost boys china in the sink'The Lost Boys | “China in the Sink” This rollicking pop-rocker, all dressed up in catchy clothes, screams radio airplay, which is just what we’re giving it. Instantly memorable, with one of those indelible hooks and a short-and-sweet running time–1:49–this is a clear winner. A hit waxing if ever we heard one. Dynamic and quite wonderful.

the big believe april 2016The Big Believe | “You Already Are” We’ve been playing Amanda Thompson’s lovely songs for awhile and loving each one like the gorgeous creatures they are. This one is arguably Amanda’s best yet, a big, atmospheric and emotional ballad with hints of Kate Bush peeking out from its floorboards. Keep ’em coming, please.

sons of morning coverSons of Morning | Sons of Morning Here’s a nice surprise that made us smile. We like this band’s sound, which dips into many catchy musical nooks and crannies. How did they get their sound? Here’s how the band’s website puts it: “Painstaking efforts were made to achieve the desired feel for this album. All tube amps, a choice selection of just the right stringed instruments… drums that sound like drums, recording methods, and production were all key elements in presenting an album with the warmth of the analog days…” We’d say that about sums it up. We’re playing four songs: “He Wore Black,” a tribute to Johnny Cash; “Not a Sound,” “Hard Livin’,” and “Outta My Head,” a tune that could have been on the Association’s first album (no foolin’).

That’s it for today. More tomorrow. In the meantime, why not click on one of the handy listen links below to bathe in the more than 8,600 handpicked songs streaming in rotation on Pure Pop Radio? You’ll love what you hear!

alan-mic-zeeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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It’s a Whimsical Week of Specialty Shows on Pure Pop Radio

new pure pop radio logo medium sizeIt’s another Fab week of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. Gather round the radio, kids, for a quartet of fabulous programming.

everylittlethinglogo-smallFirst up, tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), is a classic, repeat performance of show 50 of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, during which the longtime Fab personality rolls through a set of Beatles and solo Beatles dance numbers. Think “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You” and “Wilbury Twist,” among other top-shelf tracks.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

ray paul promo shotHot on Every Little Thing’s heels, we’ve got Alan Haber’s in-depth conversation with musician Ray Paul, whose smashing forthcoming album, Whimsicality, is one of the great pop albums of the year. On this all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, airing tonight, right after Every Little Thing at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), you’ll hear three great songs from the record. Hear Ray talk about the writing and production in his own “whimsical” way. And listen for tracks from Whimsicality; we’re playing all of them in rotation exclusively on our station.

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, airs Tuesday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to nearly 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

needle meets vinyl

But wait…there’s more! This Wednesday night, April 13, at 8 pm ET (5 p PT), Brian Bringelson stacks the vinyl high for a new edition of Needle Meets Vinyl, spinning classic tracks from Question Mark and the Mysterians, the Beach Boys, Neko Case, Bob Dylan and a four-piece from Liverpool, England you may well have heard of.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). An encore performance runs on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayCapping off our fab week of specialty shows, we’ve got one of our favorite editions of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, this Thursday, April 14, at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozzin talk to famed Beatles author Bruce Spizer, whose scholarly, and fun, books, have delighted fans for many years. A few of these books are now available in updated, digital editions. Bruce uncovers the details of the Beatles’ butcher cover saga, and takes a look at the questions, and answers, surrounding the non-release of the group’s famous Hollywood Bowl concert on CD.

Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined byBeatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. Things We Said Today airs Thursday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

Don’t miss a minute of some great specialty programming this week. Pure Pop Radio is making the good times roll!

alan-micAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below. (And dig our new, coolness-adorned logo from musician Jamie Grant (McPherson/Grant)!)

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Whimsical Ray Paul Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

ray paul promo shotThe first in a series of new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation episodes rolls this coming Monday, April 11, at a special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). And the message is clear: Ray Paul, record maker, is back.

Sixteen years after releasing his ace compilation CD, The Charles Beat, and 36 years after the album Go Time, from Ray Paul and RPM, made its way into the world, one of pop music’s biggest supporters is once again a recording artist: Ray Paul’s smashing album of new material, Whimsicality, is set to release on July 8 on the reactivated Permanent Press label.

RayPaul_Whimsicality-FinalFrontCover-HR-for website sizedJuly 8, the release date for Whimsicality, is three months away, but the celebration begins now: Ray talks to Alan Haber on a special edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this coming Monday night, April 11, at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). But that’s not all…As of today, Pure Pop Radio is exclusively playing all 10 tracks from Whimsicality in rotation. We couldn’t be more excited.

During this show, Ray goes in-depth as he guides listeners through Whimsicality’s mix of originals and choice covers, such as the Grass Roots’ “Temptation Eyes.” He talks about the many well-known guests playing on the album, familiar names all–Emitt Rhodes, Klaatu’s Terry Draper, Walter Clevenger, the Grip Weeds’ Kurt Reil, and the Doughboys’ Gar Francis among them. Plus, you’ll hear three songs from the album.

ray paul head and hairRay is going on the road to promote Whimsicality, playing a number of shows in Rochester, New York and two high-profile festivals: the upcoming Power Popaholic Fest in Brooklyn, New York, and this summer’s Los Angeles leg of International Pop Overthrow. Stay tuned to Ray’s page on Facebook for the latest news. And…

Don’t miss a fun hour with a man who has worn many hats in the world of pop music: label owner, promoter of artists to radio, and now, once again, artist in his own right. It’s Ray Paul on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this coming Monday at a special time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT). A Whimsical time is guaranteed for all!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere melodic pop interview program hosted by Alan Haber, normally airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) and repeats on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). Archived, podcast versions of interviews are posted on the In Conversation PodOmatic podcast page; click here to listen to more than 60 shows previously broadcast on Pure Pop Radio.

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The Fest for Beatles Fans’ Mark Lapidos Visits Things We Said Today

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayMark Lapidos, the man who has practically dedicated his life to sharing his love of the Beatles with Fab folks everywhere, guests on tonight’s all-new edition of the weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today. Tune in at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT).

mark lapidosThis year’s New York edition of the annual Fest for Beatles Fans happens just eight days from now: April 15-17, at the Hilton Westchester hotel in Rye Brook, New York. Mark talks about the many guests on tap, including Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon); Billy J. Kramer, who will be performing new songs with his band and world-premiering his new book; Mike Pender, a founding member of the Searchers; and Chad and Jeremy, who will be sharing a stage with Mr. Asher.

fest for beatles fansMark also talks with our panel of Beatles experts about other guests scheduled to appear at the Fest, from George Harrison’s sister Louise to musician Mark Hudson. He also reveals the Beatles album he would take to a desert island, and his favorite Fab song. It’s another not-t0-be-missed show, airing tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) here on Pure Pop Radio.

Things We Said Today is the weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci(Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Things We Said Today airs every Thursday night at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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Dori Freeman’s Charming Self-Titled Delight

Dori Freeman | In concert at Jammin Java; Vienna, Virginia; April 4, 2016

Dori Freeman | Dori Freeman
(Free Dirt Records, 2016)

Review by Alan Haber

dori freeman album coverFrom Galax, Virginia, the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, comes a young singer-songwriter who exhibits the keen lyrical and musical vision of older souls. Dori Freeman, just 24, examines the beating of hearts and other matters on her self-titled long player from Free Dirt records. It’s a beauty.

Currently supporting seasoned veterans Teddy Thompson, who produced this record, and Kelly Jones, who are touring in support of their new record, Little Windows, Dori sings honest lyrics married to equally honest melodies. Her lovely performance this past Monday night at Vienna, Virginia’s Jammin Java was mesmerizing; the full audience applauded enthusiastically after every song, so charmed were they by her performance.

Accompanying herself on stage with just her acoustic guitar, Dori, ostensibly an Americana artist but really so much more, sang sweetly the songs given, for the most part, full band treatment on her album, although there are exceptions: on record, “Ain’t Nobody,” an impassioned gospel testament, is delivered a cappella alongside firmly placed finger snaps; and the opener, “You Say,” about loving one who doesn’t return the sentiment, is played out with only acoustic guitar and bass.

DoriFreeman_CD_Adv_T_J100Dori Freeman, the album, is full of amazing songs. The gorgeous “Where I Stood,” which features Teddy Thompson singing harmony vocals, tells the tale of a broken relationship, rocked by mistrust and deceit (“Yesterday morning I answered your phone/The voice said hello and it turned me to stone/You reached for me as I reached for the door/But I won’t be turning to you anymore”). The very pure pop pleasures of the upbeat “Fine Fine Fine,” which kicks off with “Be My Baby” drums (and here’s yet another realization of this year’s top and oh-so-popular rhythmic nod), would make a fine, fine, fine single, being so catchy and all.

With a vocal delivery echoing the fabric of Luxury Liner-era Emmylou Harris, and the quite amazing and satisfying ability to trail off a note so that it becomes a heartfelt whisper, Dori Freeman is a marvel, a singer-songwriter possessing great gifts full of passion and soul. We’re playing seven songs from this album in rotation, all displaying Dori’s exceptional, emotional lyrics and catchy melodies: “Any Wonder”; “Fine Fine Fine”; “A Song for Paul”; “Still a Child,” which features a lovely, lyrical piano part played by Erik Deutsch; “Tell Me”; “Where I Stood,” and “You Say.”

Make no mistake: Dori Freeman is a talent to watch and savor. We’re honored to be playing her music on Pure Pop Radio.

new pure pop radio logo medium sizeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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Float Along the River With Needle Meets Vinyl Tonight

needle meets vinylBrian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl carries on tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) with another show that brings the well-known together with the should-be-better-known tracks that are part of the musical tapestry of our lives. Plus, it’s all played from vinyl.

This week’s show puts Dennis Wilson’s classic track “River Song” into the spotlight, along with 17 others, from John Lennon’s “Remember” and the Buckinghams’ “Don’t You Care” to the Rolling Stones’ “Don’t Know Why” and Big Star’s “Thirteen.” Plus, Brian takes a walk into Jackie Lomax’s “Sour Milk Sea” and swims along with the Monkees, who sing “The Porpoise Song (Theme from Head).”

brian bringelson

Brian Bringelson

Don’t miss the vinyl lover’s dream radio hour–Brian Bringelson’s Needle Meets Vinyl comes into your life tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) right here on Pure Pop Radio.

Needle Meets Vinyl is the weekly show during which all songs are played from vinyl records. The music spans the decades during which popular music has flourished. Curated and presented by Brian Bringelson, a member of the band Anchor and Bear and a solo artist under the name Paul Starling, the show airs every Wednesday night at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). An encore performance runs on Sunday afternoons at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).

new pure pop radio logo medium sizeAlan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio is the original 24-hour Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60s to today. From the Beatles to the Spongetones, the Nines, Kurt Baker, the Connection and the New Trocaderos, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Tune in by clicking on one of the listen links below.

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The Fabs Flash the Cash on this Week’s Every Little Thing

everylittlethinglogo-smallThe latest, swinging edition of Ken Michaels’ Beatles spectacular, Every Little Thing, ushers in the show’s April slate of broadcasts with a set that’s all about the green: Money is the subject at hand in tonight’s theme set, and it’s a doozy. The fun kicks off tonight at 8 pm ET (5pm PT).

Before luxuriating in a set stocked full of cash (not literally, mind you), Ken rolls out an opening, varied set of solo Beatles tunes from George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Bonus track: Peter and Gordon check in with a live version of “I Don’t Want to See You Again” from the Ed Sullivan Show.

ann-margretTonight’s second set presents a Beatles track from the Live at the BBC collection (“I Just Don’t Understand”) and the same song waxed by actress and singer Ann-Margret. Wings’ “Hi, Hi, Hi” caps off the musical fireworks.

The Beatles’ all-about-money set counts out the dollars and cents with six group and solo tracks, each with the word money in the title. Entry point: “Taxman.” The song that plays after the last dollar is counted: “Money (That’s What I Want).” It’s a fun set that comes at a particular, shall we say, taxing time of year.

Don’t miss the fun tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT). Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing will be on the air. It’s going to be a fab-ulous time for all!

everylittlethinglogo-smallEvery Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs a mix of new and archived shows on Monday nights at 8 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio.

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