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Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
Posts on Regator:5120
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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, but today I’m spooked! Ghosts and weird forces fill the air and the internet. I’m frustrated. Is it my brain or simply my hard drive? Yes, I am haunted because The Idelic Hour is being haunted. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Courtney Barnett at the Metro, 10/27

PHOTOS: BRIGID GALLAGHER | “We have to keep this between us…” said Courtney Barnett into the mic while playing the Metro in Chicago on Monday night. I am not good at keeping secrets and I want to capture whatever Courtney Barnett isShow More Summary

TVD Live Shots: First Aid Kit at Lisner Auditorium, 10/25

Last Saturday gave way for the Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit to bring their beautiful and mesmerizing sounds to a packed audience at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC.  Touring to promote their third studio effort, the 2014 album...Show More Summary

The Single Girl: Le Very, “Playground” EP

Le Very’s EP “Playground” is just a small snippet into their world which is rich in electro pop. The EP starts with a bang as the title track stirs something from within, you’ll be singing along by the end for sure. The chorus is possibly...Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Gravity A’s Talking Heads Tribute plus Yojimbo, 11/1

Heads up music lovers! Amid all the mania associated with the Voodoo Music Experience you don’t want to miss hearing about one of the best shows going on this weekend. So read on. Saturday night, after the gates at Voodoo close, the Joy Theater on Canal Street will feature this killer double bill. Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week, The Marivaux

Back in the heady days of groups like Led Zeppelin and The Who, it was taken as a given that being in a band was one of the most awesome things you could do for a living. It was up there with Astronaut and racing driver, for goodness’ sake! Since then, despite a brief resurgence […] The post UK Artist of the Week, The Marivaux appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: Kathleen Edwards, Failer

“And you can’t even make up my mind/Another song the radio won’t like.” If you ask me, and I don’t really know why you would seeing as how I’m not very smart and a renowned prevaricator to boot, Kathleen Edwards is the Queen of Alt-Country. Show More Summary

TVD Live: The Melvins and Le Butcherettes at The Great American Music Hall, 10/21

Has it really been 31 years since King Buzzo started the Melvins? Hard to believe that these guys have been sludging up the metal scene for more than three decades, and they still got it. Touring in support of their new record Hold it...Show More Summary

TVD Ticket and Vinyl Giveaway: James Vincent McMorrow at the Lincoln Theatre, 11/8

Three years after the U.S. release of his first full-length album, singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow released his follow-up LP, Post Tropical, this past January.  Making his music debut in 2010 with a folk, acoustic album, Early in the Morning, Irishman James Vincent McMorrow takes a new approach to his second release. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Pete Yorn at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 11/2

With its soaring ceilings, domed roof, and rows upon rows of pews, there are some acts that seem ready-made to perform at Washington, DC’s Sixth & I historic synagogue. Pete Yorn’s “You & Me Acoustic” tour is surely one of them. Yorn...Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Samhain at the Howard Theater, 10/31

Samhain. A Gaelic holiday that marks the end of the harvest and the coming winter. Adopted in the 20th century by Wiccans and Neopagans, the origins of the Samhain celebration date back as far as the 10th century. As Christianity made...Show More Summary

TVD Video Premiere: MR NASTI, “Like A Wild Animal”

“As I write, I am sitting in my Iowa cabin, listening to a Simon and Garfunkel record. It’s morning, and light is peeking across the corn fields through the East-facing octagonal window to my right.” “I began collecting vinyl eleven years ago. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Throwing Muses, Purgatory/Paradise

In October 2013 Throwing Muses released their ninth album and first in ten years on CD in tandem with a book of photos, artwork, lyrics, and short essays by leader Kristin Hersh. An atypical yet smart combination, and in a swell turn...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Residual Kid at Baby’s All Right, 10/25

Rock ‘n’ roll is not dead and will never die. Meet Residual Kid from Austin, 14 and 16-year-old brothers Max and Ben Redman holding down the rhythm section, and 16-year-old front man Deven Ivy. We were walking the dog Saturday morning...Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Placebo at The Masonic, 10/23

There are a few bands on this planet that are so unique you can identify their sound almost immediately. One of those bands is certainly Placebo. Formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal,...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Patti Smith, Twelve

“Would it be a Patti Smith album without bullshit?” asked Robert Christgau following the release of one of her many albums. And he likes her. Me, I’ve mainly disliked her for years. Her 1975 debut is undeniably brilliant, but only to...Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio at the Prime Example, 10/30

The Cuban jazz piano player returns to New Orleans for two sets at the intimate Broad Street club on Thursday night. Pacheco has been making waves in the Havana jazz scene and is considered one of the leading lights of the next generation of jazz artists from the music-obsessed island nation. Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Rachel Goodrich & The Grrrls, “MonstA Mash”

We have a special Halloween Needle Drop for you all starring Rachel Goodrich & The Grrrls in their campy video send up, “MonstA Mash.” Filmed for genuine VHS glory and boasting an array of janky props and gags, this music video is a must see for any home-made-movie horror fan. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Philip Johnson, Youth in Mourning

As the bleakness of the ‘70s begat the stagnation of the ‘80s, Philip Johnson was one of numerous figures populating the often fascinating DIY underbelly that fermented in the UK. Issuing over two dozen tapes during the period, he managed a solitary LP, 1982’s Youth in Mourning. Show More Summary

TVD Ticket Giveaway: Noche de Agave, An intimate night with Lissie at the Paramount, Saturday, 11/1

Los Angeles has an incredibly diverse culture and the city has warmly embraced some of its more prominent traditions, one of our favorites being “Dia De Los Muertos,” or the Day of the Dead. The Mexican tradition focuses on the gathering of family and friends to pray for, remember, and celebrate the lives of the deceased. Show More Summary

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