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TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! I saw a tweet that Connie Hawkins died the other day. Having grown up in New York City on an asphalt basketball court, the news set me back. It seems every week in 2017 has come with some bitter news. Why would a Friday the 13th in 2017 be any different? […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Brian Wilson, Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology

While there are any number of Beach Boys Best-of comps resting in the racks, a long overdue appraisal of Brian Wilson’s solo career arrived in shops only last month—Rhino Records’ astute appraisal Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology. Show More Summary

TVD Radar: The Searchers, Another Night: The Sire Recordings in stores 12/8

VIA PRESS RELEASE | During the British Invasion, there was another Liverpool band topping the charts worldwide. The Searchers had 11 Top 40 hits between 1963 and 1966 in the U.K., including three #1s with “Needles and Pins,” “Sweets for My Sweet,” and “Don’t Throw Our Love Away.” There were eight hits in the U.S. Show More Summary

Leo Nocentelli set to jam with the New Soul Finders! at the Little Gem Saloon, 10/14

Funk guitar legend Leo Nocentelli will add his stellar chops to an all-star aggregation that comes together periodically to celebrate the funk legacy of New Orleans pianist, songwriter, producer, and vocalist Eddie Bo. King James and...Show More Summary

Canon Blue, The TVD First Date

“I’m always skeptical whenever anyone talks about their earliest memories. The mind is a funny thing and it likes to fill in mental gaps with experiences that may or may not have actually happened. You think you have vivid memories of...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Eric Burdon and War, The Black-Man’s Burdon

I cannot believe I live in an indifferent universe. Those spitballs must be coming from somewhere. And could an indifferent universe really be responsible for an album as weird as The Black-Man’s Burdon by Eric Burdon and War? Released...Show More Summary

In rotation: 10/13/17

Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music? The answer is subjective, but the underlying math is not: So what do pure tones have to do with the groove on a record being able to tell David Bowie and Nina Simone apart? It turns out that any curve can be written in exactly one way as […] The post In rotation: 10/13/17 appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live Shots: Monster Energy Rock Allegiance at BB&T Pavilion, 10/7

Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Festival stormed its way into the BB&T Pavilion on the Wiggins Waterfront in Camden, NJ last weekend with over 18,000 metal fans on hand for the annual hard rock event. The festival, now in its thirdShow More Summary

TVD Radar: Muddy Waters’ debut The Best of Muddy Waters on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, in stores 11/10

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Few pieces of art have been as influential as Muddy Waters’ seminal debut album The Best of Muddy Waters, a humble piece of vinyl released by an upstart label in 1958 that served as The Big Bang for rock ‘n’ roll and the ensuing half century of modern popular culture. Show More Summary

Little Steven, The TVD Interview

Between his work with Springsteen and the E Street Band, his championing of both old and new music through a one-in-a-million satellite radio station known as the Underground Garage, and, more recently, his return to fronting a bandShow More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Michael Beach, Gravity/Repulsion

The Aussie native and Oakland transplant Michael Beach’s Golden Theft came out in 2013 and was rated by this writer as a masterpiece. Achievements of that level can be hard to follow up, but along with playing in the Melbourne-basedShow More Summary

In rotation: 10/4/17

Resale Records owner, Eric Teisberg, dies: Eric Teisberg wasn’t your typical retailer. His Quonset hut-like store at 2401 Commercial Ave. could easily be missed or mistaken for something other than a record store. Vines grew on the building’s...Show More Summary

TVD Radar: Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone in stores 10/24

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Joe Hagan’s long-awaited bombshell—Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine—will be published on October 24. In the book, Wenner opens up his personal and professional life to the scrutiny of a journalist for the first time. Show More Summary

TVD Radar: Elton John, Diamonds, ultimate greatest hits compilation in stores 11/10

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Elton John has announced the forthcoming release of‘Diamonds. Released on November 10th through UMe, Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from Elton John and will be available on 1CD, 2CD, 3CD limited edition boxset, 2LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl, and digital formats. Show More Summary

Cardiknox, The TVD First Date

“From birth, I was surrounded by vinyl. My father was/is a huge audiophile, with thousands of records. He is utterly obsessed with sound quality. What was for most families a TV room was our listening room. He always had high-end stereo systems, with state-of-the-art speakers and vintage tube amps. Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: SEYD

Having only been creating music as SEYD for a mere eighteen months, London-based artist Ellie Robinson has now collaborated with producer De Wilde (BMG) to create her twinkling new single. A truly captivating offering, “Another World” flows with infectious glitchy beats that provide the backdrop for Robinson’s soaring honey-sweet vocals. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)

The impact of the African-American gospel tradition on soul and rock ‘n’ roll is long-established. Craft Recordings’ Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) spreads the evidence across six vinyl sides as they provide an expansive overview of the undiluted spiritual spark. Show More Summary

In rotation: 10/3/17

The block that Lenny built: It’s not particularly distinguished-looking, if we’re telling the truth…Ah, but this very block is alive with memories for so many of us, for Record Theatre made it a mandatory destination. We hung out there,...Show More Summary

TVD Radar: xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties, book and comp in stores 11/10

VIA PRESS RELEASE | The long-awaited, 288-page 11? x 11? book, xXx Fanzine 1983-88: Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties, is available for pre-order here. The book is a nearly four-years-in-the-making project between Bridge Nine owner, Chris Wrenn, and Mike Gitter, who self-published xXx as a teenager during hardcore’s rise to prominence in the 1980s. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park, 9/2–9/3

PHOTOS: DENNIS McDONOUGH | Millennium Park was swinging with New Orleans grooves while tipping the scales in favor of the jazz-oriented city’s more edgy sounds when the Chicago Jazz Festival took over the park on Labor Day weekend. There...Show More Summary

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