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Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
Posts on Regator:5022
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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

TVD Ticket Giveaway: We Are Scientists and Surfer Blood at U Street Music Hall, 10/3

Officially welcome the month of October by rocking out with some scientists… as in the band We Are Scientists. We Are Scientists is an interesting name for a group of indie-rockers, but it is slightly less obvious than “We Are Musicians.”...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Knox Phillips Sessions

Placing Jerry Lee Lewis in a studio with a working piano and rolling tape machine is a recipe for interesting results. Deep at night in the midst of the late-‘70s that’s just what happened; after nearly four decades in the can, The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings documents the Killer colluding with Sam’s son. Show More Summary

TVD Live: The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant at Verizon Center, 9/25

Touring to promote their eighth studio effort, Turn Blue released in March of this year, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney formally known as The Black Keys played to a packed crowd at DC’s Verizon center last Thursday evening.  While the...Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: Remembering August

This Welsh duo may be young but there’s a lot of promise ahead for Jessie Hallett and Luke Searle. The chemistry between the two is electric as they present their elegant indie folk single “Stay,” set for release on 20th October 2014. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Grand Funk, We’re An American Band

Jesus Funkin’ Christ, Grand Funk. Where does one even begin? Homer Simpson’s immortal description of the band’s members is as good a place as any: “You kids don’t know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling...Show More Summary

Yojimbo plays Wednesdays in October at the Maple Leaf Bar

Carly Meyers has made a name for herself as the high-energy trombonist with the Mike Dillon Band. The pint-sized player will bound around the stage, dancing and jumping. Her horn becomes not just an instrument but also an appendage that she incorporates fully into her wild moves. Show More Summary

Neil Holyoak, The TVD First Date

“My parents had a record player when I was a kid, but we never played records on it. It sat like a fossil, with an arm that never moved and a table that never turned.” “I’d ask my dad why we never listened to records, and he’d tell me ‘the machine needs a new needle’ […] The post Neil Holyoak, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: Alice Gerrard, Follow the Music

A key figure in the history of bluegrass, 80-year old singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Alice Gerrard has just issued her latest LP. Produced by longtime admirer M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger and pressed up via the Tompkins Square label, Follow the Music finds Gerrard in strong voice and wielding focused intensity across 11 tracks. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Karen O at the Great American Music Hall, 9/22

Of course you know Karen O as the eclectic frontwoman of the critically acclaimed Yeah Yeah Yeahs and as a fashion idol among the masses of hipster girls, but there’s a side to her that many of us have probably been missing. Last week...Show More Summary

India Mill, The TVD First Date

“My own memory of vinyl is just it being there because my mum had so much of it. I remember getting singles on vinyl such as “T.U.R.T.L.E Power” by Partners In Kryme (still have it) as well some stuff by Paula Abdul and Madonna. I was tiny and happy.” “When I was 10, my Uncle […] The post India Mill, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

The Single Girl: Mano’s Daughter, “Shiver” EP

Mano’s Daughter’s latest EP “Shiver” presents a darker, more cerebral side to the London-based electro trio. With these five tracks, it marks a busy end to the year for the band as they retreat into Autumnal hibernation. Their previous...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Ultimate New Orleans Brass: Second Line Funk!

Thoughtfully assembling 13 tracks from long-established names to younger bands, Ultimate New Orleans Brass: Second Line Funk! not only serves as a primer into one of the USA’s last remaining actively played forms of indigenous music, it’ll most assuredly enliven any shindig requiring a pick-me-up. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Head and The Heart at the Civic Theatre, 10/1

This Wednesday, the Seattle favorites will be bringing their indie-folk rock to the Crescent City. The roots rockers are arguably the biggest grassroots success story in recent memory. After recording and releasing their debut album on their own dime in 2010, the band was able to sell 10,000 copies by word of mouth alone. Show More Summary

Needle Drop: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, “Animals”

Here’s a nice psychedelic freak show from GOASTT, the band otherwise known as The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, otherwise known as Sean Lennon, who is otherwise known as John Lennon’s son. Sean’s girlfriend, actress/model Charlotte Kemp...Show More Summary

Nina, The TVD First Date

“The first time I ever heard a vinyl record was when I was just a baby. Since my dad is a technical guy and an inventor, we were never short of new gadgets in my family. He owned one of the latest, state-of-the-art turntables at the time and kept an extensive collection of ’60s, ’70s […] The post Nina, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Stiff Little Fingers’ Ali McMordie, The TVD Interview

One album that is an essential for any collection is Stiff Little Fingers’ Inflammable Material. Released in 1979, Inflammable Material introduced the world to a quad of high energy boys from Belfast, Ireland who had something to say about their home during a time of major political conflict which was often violent and lasted three decades. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Spade Cooley & the Western Swing Dance Gang, Shame on You

Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, nationally known television personality, and cold-blooded killer—you’ll have to look really hard to find a resume more varied than that of Donnell Clyde “Spade” Cooley. And you’ll alsoShow More Summary

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! By way of the Jewish calendar, today is the first day of 5763. I’ve never actually been a “practicing Jew.” With my wife and son being part Cherokee Indian, I like to think of our family as “Schmo-hawks” of a “spiritual kind.” Yes, I’m happily a very new age Californian. Show More Summary

Another Top 10 list? The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus

“The story we’re telling is about imprisonment, but the music we’re making is about freedom, the tiny moments of freedom you steal from a life you don’t own, that doesn’t belong to you, that you have to live.” Greil Marcus tells the rock ‘n‘ roll story better than most. Show More Summary

Anabot, The TVD First Date

“Before I could even lift a needle, my relationship with vinyl was a visual one.” “Our old record player had long since retired, so my dad’s records remained on the shelves next to the CDs, or in a musty box behind the old coats, or tucked under an old photo album. Still, I would shuffle […] The post Anabot, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

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