Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
Posts on Regator:3837
Posts / Week:7.9
Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

In rotation: 8/21/17

Kilkenny record store has the perfect response to those pesky bargain hunters: It’s pretty much the bane of retail workers across the country. Granted, dealing with suspect returns and grumpy customers is a bit of pain – but nothing comes close to reasoning with a haggler. Show More Summary

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! We are not like all the rest / You can see us any day of the week. / Come around, sit down, take a sniff, fall asleep / Baby you don’t have to speak. / I’d like to show you where it is / But then it wouldn’t even mean a […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Radar: Carol Burnett Sings reissue in stores 10/6

VIA PRESS RELEASE | It’s no wonder folks tend to forget that Carol Burnett was and is a heckuva singer; that’s what happens when you’re arguably the most talented and accomplished comedienne of your generation. Indeed, although Carol’s...Show More Summary

TVD Radar: We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene in stores 8/21

“We thought we were going to change the world. I thought we were going to revolutionize the way men and women reacted with each other in politics, art, culture, and music.” —Exene Cervenka VIA PRESS RELEASE | The punk rock scene of the...Show More Summary

Gary Lucas, The TVD First Date

“I never fetishized vinyl. I mean I liked it fine, okay, when first introduced to those flat pancake discs—because, until the advent of the cassette and later its big brother the CD, what were the options? There weren’t none—so I just...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Van Morrison, Blowin’ Your Mind!

Poor Van Morrison. Releasing your debut solo album is supposed to be a celebrity event, right? With all those months of needles and pins anticipation culminating in the birth of your first ever baby—your love child! Well, that’s notShow More Summary

In rotation: 8/18/17

Korean music fans turn to vinyl for vintage listening experience: Although Korea still lags behind in vinyl record sales compared to other countries, with no official figures tracking the sales yet, the people behind Machang Music & Pictures thought it was important for Korea to have its own pressing plant. Show More Summary

RVD Radar: L7: Pretend We’re Dead in theaters 9/1, Blu-ray/DVD 10/13

VIA PRESS RELEASE | The L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary, produced by Blue Hats Creative will be released worldwide October 13 on VOD and Blu-ray / DVD. A multi-city theatrical screening tour of the film will kick off on SeptemberShow More Summary

Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers, The TVD Interview

“I wish I had a heart like ice,” Donald Fagen—or rather his character, uber-hip yet lovelorn jazz DJ Lester—yearns in “The Nightfly.” The track is a high point on an autobiography-infused nostalgiAlbum of high points. The Nightfly, Fagen’s...Show More Summary

Richard X Heyman, The TVD First Date

“There was always a lot of vinyl lying around the Heyman household. My father was into big band jazz as well as some classic comedy albums; my mother liked Broadway soundtracks and classical. My three older sisters were into this new...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Paul McCartney at the CenturyLink Center, Omaha, 7/23

Paul McCartney was just kidding a half century ago when he painted a picture of a grandfatherly existence at 64, doing the garden, digging the weeds, and wondering whether he’d still be needed. Eleven years after that artificial milestone, people very clearly need him. Show More Summary

TVD Song Premiere: Jimmy Lumpkin, “Troubled Soul”

“‘Troubled Soul’ is a song about empathy—putting yourself in another person’s shoes. Seeing their struggle, you can relate because you’ve been there.” —Jimmy Lumpkin Up from the South comes the rough-hewn, heartfelt sound of Jimmy Lumpkin. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Killdozer, For Ladies Only

What’s your favorite party LP? Mine is Killdozer’s For Ladies Only. Small matter to me if nobody else can stomach it—it’s my party and they’ll cry if I want them to. On this 1989 LP the ladies’ men in Madison, Wisconsin’s Killdozer turn...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine

With a high-quality body of work spanning five decades, few musicians are more deserving of a tribute album than John Prine, and that’s just what he got back in 2010; Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine rounded up a dozen admirers from a younger generation to a surprisingly consistent result. Show More Summary

In rotation: 7/26/17

Permanent Records, One Of Chicago’s Great Record Stores, Is Closing: Permanent Records, one of our very favorite record stores in Chicago, is closing after more than ten years in business. The owners will focus their attention on their L.A. Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: PJ Harvey at Wolf Trap, 7/21

Friday evening Wolf Trap’s Filene Center played host to one of the UK’s most prolific and eclectic indie artists, PJ Harvey, who in tandem with her nine-piece band of musicians took the stage with no opener to set a mood, but a dramatic one it would become. Show More Summary

TVD Radar: Steve Howe Anthology 2 arrives in stores 8/11

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Legendary guitarist Steve Howe will add a second volume to his Anthology series this summer with an upcoming collection that highlights his key contributions to groups like Yes and Asia, while also rounding up his numerous collaborations with musicians like Paul Sutin and Oliver Wakeman. Show More Summary

Mark Bryan, The TVD First Date

“My first memories of listening to music on vinyl are from my Father’s old wall mount stereo with speakers on the sides, and in the middle, an AM/FM radio / 8-track player, with a turntable that had a sliding, wooden door cover. He had...Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: Stephen McLaren

The world is a pretty weird place right now—both the US and UK are dealing with some difficult challenges, and no matter your opinion one thing is for certain, there’s some great music emerging as a result. One example of this is Scotland’s...Show More Summary

Molly Tuttle, The TVD First Date

“My first memory of listening to vinyl was when I was probably around five or six years old. My dad had a big collection of vinyl and an old record player, which sometimes worked but was broken a lot. My mom once showed me the needle and said that there was a real diamond on […] The post Molly Tuttle, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC