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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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In Rotation: 1/5/15

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Happy New Year!

While we’re away, why not fire up our free Record Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record shops? Perhaps there’s an interview, review, or feature you might have missed? Catch up and we’ll see you back here in 2015. The post Happy New Year! appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! We’ll return live on Monday, January 5. While we’re away, why not fire up our free Record Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record shops? Perhaps there’s an interview, review, or feature you might have missed? Catch up and we’ll see you back here in 2015. The post Happy Holidays! appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! Yep, this is it…the last Idelic Hour of 2014. I really have nothing too special to say or play. For me, this final show is more of a fade out (call it “flake out”) into what happens next. In the mix, some artists I may have overlooked in 2014, a few […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Jeff Bridges, The Best of the 2014 TVD Interviews

That Jeff Bridges has mastered multiple artistic disciplines shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. That he’s so good at everything is what’s a little bit… mind-boggling. The Academy Award-winning actor is also an inordinately gifted photographer, a highly acclaimed painter and a skilled and sensitive musician. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Hard Working Americans, The First Waltz at Acme Feed & Seed, 12/20

In 2013, tenacious troubadour Todd Snider called some friends to help play some songs he’d been collecting by some of his favorite writers. Answering that call were Dave Schools from Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of Chris Robinson...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Groundhogs, Thank Christ for the Bomb

Only two things in this world have the capacity to immediately cause my eyes to glaze over; the first is talk about politics, and the second is the phrase “British blues group.” The momentous impact that the introduction of AmericanShow More Summary

Nicole Atkins, The Best of the 2014 TVD Interviews

Nicole Atkins first came to national prominence with the release of her debut album, Neptune City. Since that album on Columbia, she issued Mondo Amore on Razor & Tie and has just released the first album on her own label, Oh’ Mercy! Records titled Slow Phaser. Show More Summary

Skye Steele, The TVD First Date

“When I was 19 I was a student at the New School and I was living and working at the Marlton Hotel, an old Greenwich Village SRO on 8th Street that was infamous for (among other things) having been the place where Valerie Solanas lived when she shot Warhol. The Village had already changed a […] The post Skye Steele, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: The Best of 2014’s New Releases, Part Two

It bears repeating that this list is in no way based on a comprehensive assessment of the 2014’s deluge of new music, but rather personal highs in a year’s worth of listening. A whole lot of listening; all said it was a great 12 months, and after consideration these final five offered the most pleasure. Show More Summary

My Big Star Story by John Fry

Word has made its way to our office today that legendary Ardent Studios founder and producer John Fry has passed away in Memphis. “The 69 year-old Fry died on Thursday afternoon at Methodist East hospital, where he was taken after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Germantown home,” the Commercial Appeal has reported. Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Smashing Pumpkins at the Warfield, 12/11

Let’s stop with the silly comments such as, “It’s not really Smashing Pumpkins with only one original member.” Yes it is, because Billy Corgan IS Smashing Pumpkins. And while were on the subject—were his remarks regarding the Foo Fighters...Show More Summary

The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan, The Best of the 2014 TVD Interviews

One of the worst things you can do to a band on the rise is call them the “second coming” of anything, or to compare them to what’s come before. The offense is especially egregious when it’s an ambitious band that does everything inShow More Summary

TVD Recommends: BRASStravaganza at the Howlin’ Wolf, 12/20

Six of New Orleans’ best brass bands will share the stage at the Howlin’ Wolf at 10 PM in the Christmas edition of a music series dedicated to celebrating and promoting the brass band legacy of this great city. The event brings together...Show More Summary

Groovy Man of the Thrill Kill Kult, The TVD Interview

I have seen My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult more times in my life than any other band. The industrial dance, punk, rock, disco pioneers continually deliver a one of a kind spectacle that has often been imitated, but never actually replicated for close to 30 years now. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Best of 2014’s New Releases, Part One

Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the general quality of fortune cookies, specifically the fortune part of the package, has deteriorated considerably, shifting from the old-fashioned vague predictions to advice reeking of platitudes cribbed out of hackneyed self-help books. Show More Summary

TVD Live: GWAR at Baltimore Soundstage, 12/13

PHOTOS: DAVE BARNHOUSER | Mae West was once quoted as saying, “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” Nowhere is this more applicable than in the world of music. Some people move on, some growShow More Summary

David Gray, The Best of the 2014 TVD Interviews

Nobody expected White Ladder to be as big as it was. Its most iconic track, “Babylon,” became bigger even than David Gray himself. Overcoming that kind of success is nearly impossible, but Gray hasn’t relented. It’s been four years since...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Foo Fighters, (s/t)

Dave Grohl is the Phil Collins of alt-rock. I don’t know how else to put it. Just as Collins took over the post-Peter Gabriel Genesis and continued to play a watered down version of their best music, Grohl inherited the Nirvana formula...Show More Summary

TVD Giveaway: Nicole Atkins exclusive meet and greet with signed Slow Phaser at the Rock and Roll Hotel, 12/19

Holy shit, we’re tired of ticket giveaways. I mean, let’s face it—if you’re into a band or artist, you’re not sitting around waiting for us to give some tickets away, your ass is right there when they go on sale or shortly thereafter. Show More Summary

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