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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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TVD Live: Darkest Hour at Empire, 10/20

PHOTOS: RICHIE DOWNS | For almost twenty years, Virginia’s Darkest Hour have been hammering away at the metal scene, carving a niche with their distinct class of melodic death metal. 2014 has brought a new, critically acclaimed album, a new rhythm section, and high-powered live shows, including a run on this year’s Mayhem Fest. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Steelism at the Louisiana Music Factory, 10/25

Though I haven’t had a chance to check out these guys playing live yet, they are getting rave reviews including being listed in Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” They play an in-store set at 2 PM. NPR’s Ann Powers...Show More Summary

TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Jillette Johnson, “Cameron” 7?

“…Electric Fetus in Minneapolis swiftly and sweetly took my vinyl v card. I got so many records, I needed help carrying them out of the store. I got everything from Bowie to Elton John, Emmylou Harris to Radiohead, Sinatra to Al Green. Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Cool Ghouls, “What a Dream I Had”

Cool Ghouls’ “What a Dream I Had” sounds like The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride”—a bit drugged and dragged through a mosh pit. The San Francisco based psych rockers new album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, attempts to revitalize...Show More Summary

Bad Cop, The TVD First Date

“For most of my life, vinyl records seemed as old and foreign as typewriters and telegrams.” “The mere term “vinyl record” conjured up the dank mustiness of my grandparents’ basement, where they stored a few records and eight tracks amongst a hoard of 1900s furniture and knick knacks. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat

Have you ever driven over what you thought was a speed bump, only to discover later it was your grandmother? I know, I know, so have I. Well, don’t beat yourself up about it. It’s partly her fault for falling face down in the streetShow More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Bombay Bicycle Club at the 9:30 Club, 10/19

London’s Bombay Bicycle Club played an electrifying set to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club last Sunday night. Touring in support of 2014’s So Long, See you Tomorrow, the set was a solid mix of older and new material that easily had...Show More Summary

Combat vet William A. Thompson, IV’s sound composition debuts as part of Prospect 3+

Followers of local media are beginning to see coverage about the various art projects which are part of Prospect 3+—New Orleans’ international art biennial. However, most of it has focused on visual art and experimental installations. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Goddamn Gallows at Revolution, 10/27

There are moments in the life of a concertgoer when you go to a show and the band has gotten prettied up in their rock clothes, strut and strike poses on the stage, and maybe even sing a love song or two. The Goddamn Gallows are not that band. Show More Summary

High Highs, The TVD First Date

“My flatmate Tim bought a Technics 1200 just before they were discontinued. When we first moved in together we used to just hang around and listen to records every night for like six months. I think my first purchase was a Steely Dan record, possibly Aja.“ “I really got into record shopping on tour. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Lothar and the Hand People, Presenting…

Even as far back as 1968, there were more bands on the scene than a person could effectively shake a wet noodle at. Naturally, many of them are best left unexamined in history’s voluminous dustbin, but there remains more than a few worthies that endure in flying under the radar. Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Warpaint and Liam Finn at the Fillmore, 10/17

“Dream Pop” is not a term that you get to use everyday. For me, the term began to take shape in the form of a beautiful stage setting, complete with subtle strands of lights laid across the stage floor at The Fillmore Silver Spring when...Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Halasan Bazar & Tara King th., “Rot Inside”

Halasan Bazar & Tara King th. are the modern Danish equivalent to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra. In fact, these two are serious devotees of the underappreciated ’60s duo and do their best to replicate the psychedelic, fringe country that Hazlewood made famous. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Television, Adventure

Sometimes I flabbergast myself. I think I know what I like and what I don’t like, only to find out I don’t know a damn thing about anything, least of all my likes and dislikes. Take KC and the Sunshine Band. I hated them with a passion for like 30 years and now I think […] The post Graded on a Curve: Television, Adventure appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Recommends: Carl LeBlanc for free outside City Hall, 10/23

Thursday afternoon, music fans have a chance to hear one of the city’s iconic performers in a beautiful, but underused setting. Young Audiences of Louisiana and NORDC are sponsoring the event in partnership with the Better Than Ezra Foundation as part of the national Lights On Afterschool celebration. Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: The Kooks at Rams Head Live, 10/8

Touring to promote their September 2014 release Listen, The Kooks rounded out their current US tour with a stop at Rams Head Live in downtown Baltimore last Wednesday evening. Playing for a packed in crowd of loyal fans, The Kooks happily...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Kasabian at the Fox Theater, 10/6

Why is it that the UK appreciates rock ‘n’ roll more than we do here in the states? Kasabian are hailed as one of the best British Bands of the 21st century overseas and in 2010 they won the coveted Q Award for “Best Act in the World Today.” So why are they not selling […] The post TVD Live: Kasabian at the Fox Theater, 10/6 appeared first on The Vinyl District.

New Orleans Suspects’ new Ouroboros in stores today, 10/14

Though they have been begging off the moniker of “supergroup” in some recent stories, the New Orleans Suspects are still a super group. Their latest release features ten brand new, all original songs, which call to mind the members’ influences while remaining true to their New Orleans roots. Show More Summary

TVD Ticket Giveaway: We Were Promised Jetpacks in the city and venue of your choice

Scottish indie-rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks not only have a song titled “Safety in Numbers,” they’ve found safety in numbers—by adding another band member.  Formerly a four-piece, the band has added one more member to their lineup. Show More Summary

Fiancé, The TVD First Date

“My relationship with vinyl is really new, but I kind of jumped into it head first. This time last year I didn’t even own a record player. And then a little spot called Jupiter Records opened up a quarter-mile from my house, in Wilmington, Delaware.” “I walked up there one day and copped a copy […] The post Fiancé, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

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