Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

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Graded on a Curve: The Stooges, Fun House

I suppose somebody had to do it. I suppose somebody had to go and make an album that isn’t an album, but a great sucking sound that slowly drags you through the filthy, rat-infested back alleys of rock’n’roll straight to the dark and dirty portal to Hell that is “L.A. Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, “City Slang”

Barreling forth from the ashes of Detroit’s primo guitar-whirling outfits, Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, a supergroup by definition, remains among music’s most perplexing enigmas. With the MC5’s rhythm guitar doyen turned lead maven FredShow More Summary

TVD Radar: Third Man Books’ Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges

VIA PRESS RELEASE | TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop (Third Man Books) is fast proving to be one of the most acclaimed rock ‘n’ roll books of the year. The first time the story of this seminal band has been told...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome

Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. Had somebody told me The Rolling Stones, who haven’t done jack shit for me since the late seventies, or the mid-seventies for that matter, actually had a decent album in them at this late date, I’ve had written the poor soul off as a candidate for the laughing academy. Show More Summary

In rotation: 1/9/17

The Last Shadow Puppets beat David Bowie to win album art prize: A record cover featuring a 1969 image of Tina Turner has beaten David Bowie’s final release Blackstar to a prize for the year’s best album artwork. The Last Shadow Puppets’...Show More Summary

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! I remember when / we had a lot of things to do / impressed by all the words we read / and the heroes that we knew. / Climb on your, your dream, / a dream of our own making / to find a place that we could later lose / […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live: Yasiin Bey at the Kennedy Center, 1/2

It’s been a tough year for Yasiin Bey, the rapper formerly known as Mos Def, who now also wants to be known as a former rapper. He was arrested in South Africa last January for trying to leave the country with a “world passport.” He had been living in Cape Town since 2013 and had […] The post TVD Live: Yasiin Bey at the Kennedy Center, 1/2 appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live Shots: Patti Smith and Her Band at the Riviera Theatre, 12/30

Patti Smith celebrated her 70th birthday by bestowing a packed house at the Riviera Theatre the gift of her music and spoken word. Along with her band, she began the evening by playing her iconic 1975 album Horses in full. In between...Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Crash Club, “C.C.101” EP

Glasgow’s Crash Club are giving the electro genre a bit of a shake up with their own unique brand of electro rock on their latest EP “C.C.101.” “Pennydrop” is a track with hard edges and melodic grooves—there’s a touch of Prodigy about...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Fred Schneider, Just…Fred

Fred Schneider is famous for his work in The B-52’s, but over the years he’s also released a pair of solo LPs, the second of which found him in some unexpected company and delivering a set of pumped-up, punked-out mania. But ‘96’s Just…Fred...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request

Few albums have been as vilified or written off as colossal missteps as The Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request. There’s Taylor Swift Sings the Songs of Captain Beefheart, and Arnold Schwarzenegger Sings Barbra Streisand, but neither of these albums can hold a candle to the Stone’s 1967 answer to the Beatles’ acid-influenced Sgt. Show More Summary

Still + Storm, The TVD First Date and Premiere, “Now What”

“Vinyl brings me back to my ’80s childhood. It’s visceral—from the dusty smell of an old record jacket, to how it feels to set it on the turntable, and of course the sound! The needle, the static…the fullness of the music. The “oh sh!t,...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Public Image Ltd., Second Edition

Okay, so in everybody’s life there comes a day so bleak that not even Joy Division can do it justice. And on that day there’s only one recourse: to crank up Public Image Ltd’s Second Edition. John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols band’s sophomore...Show More Summary

TVD’s Press Play

Press Play is our Monday recap of the new and FREE tracks received last week to inform the next trip to your local indie record store. Jo Mango – Better Lands (Live at Manchester Museum) SASO – Stephanie Soft Pyramids – Planes Handgrenades – Daily Routine Bleach Girls – Like You Film Jacket 35 – […] The post TVD’s Press Play appeared first on The Vinyl District.

In rotation: 10/17/16

7 places to buy vinyl records in Manila: Despite the fact that an electronic music vinyl DJ based in Manila might have a hard time finding new releases, there is still a few spots around town that offer one or two crates with decent gems from the 90’s or 2000’s. For music lovers in general, […] The post In rotation: 10/17/16 appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! Just enough time for a quick note this week. I was out unusually late two nights in a row rocking to cool bands and friends—Warpaint, Warbly Jets, Brian Bell, and CG Roxanne & The Nightmares. Now I’m packing...Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Feeder at the Roundhouse, 10/12

The return of Feeder to London was everything it should have been and more. Big, bold, brave, theatrical, nostalgic, monumental; it was fucking epic. Feeder frontmen Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose treated a capacity crowd at London’s...Show More Summary

Celebrate the birthday of Fela this Saturday night at the Blue Nile, 10/15

Saturday night is the anniversary of the birth of the legendary Nigerian singer, bandleader, saxophonist, and African social resistance icon, Fela Kuti. Gov’t Majik, “The Dirty South Afro-beat Arkestra,” will be headlining the annual...Show More Summary

Christopher Chaplin, The TVD First Date

“The early vinyl albums I remember that were crucial to me were Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! It’s a live performance at the Sunshine Festival in Hawaii in 1972. The tracks on the A side just seemed to blend into each other asShow More Summary

We’re seeking interns for Summer 2016

They come, they go—every 6 months or so it seems, leaving an indelible mark at TVD and on their own careers. Some depart to labels. Some are drafted by PR firms. Hell, some even stay on as TVD editors from their own home city—they’re just that good. Show More Summary

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