Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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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

Graded on a Curve: The Pooh Sticks, “Alan McGee” EP

Swansea, Wales’ Pooh Sticks are one of my favorite bands, this despite the fact that they’re not really a band at all. They’re a collaborative enterprise between producer/svengali Steve Gregory and singer and instrumentalist Hue (orShow More Summary

In rotation: 5/27/16

Beechwood speaker simulates the resonance of vinyl records: If you’ve fallen in love with the sound of vinyl records but can’t bring yourself to invest time in the hobby, the Louis speaker by Paolo Cappello might be exactly what you’re looking for. Show More Summary

TVD Live: The Kills at the Riviera Theatre, 5/23

If I’m being honest my familiarity with The Kills begins and ends with their album, Midnight Boom. I know this is shameful. Since writing this I have become familiar with their catalogue and I now know what I was missing. So, when attending...Show More Summary

TVD Premiere: Jodi Valentin, “The Radio”

“Vinyl is a romantic thought. It’s funny because my Mom has her record player from who knows how long ago… but she’s kept all her records in pristine condition. I love the crackle of a record player, and I do truly feel vinyl is a warmer sound.” “I live in NYC and all of my […] The post TVD Premiere: Jodi Valentin, “The Radio” appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD Live: Yo La Tengo at the Lincoln Theatre, 9/25

PHOTOS: KRISTIN HORGEN | I like to think it’s because of Ira Kaplan’s origins as a rock writer for the Village Voice and the old New York Rocker, that he and his wife Georgia Hubley have a vast record collection they constantly return to, examining old 45s and listening to B sides. Show More Summary

Sego, The TVD First Date

“I grew up the youngest of 7 kids. The musical and stylistic influences were inescapable and I was driven at a young age to be taken seriously as a peer to my older siblings and their friends. With this came the need to do my homework on the movies, lingo, and music that they were […] The post Sego, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators, Happiness in Every Style

Aficionados of contempo soul in the classique mode may already know of Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators. The Brooklyn-born vocalist has resided in Helsinki for roughly a decade, and her association with the Finnish instrumental unit commenced in the early 2000s. Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: Freja

Young singer-songriter Freja may only just be breaking into the music industry but she already seems to be finding her feet quite nicely. Her debut EP “Ghosts” celebrates Freja’s youth whilst also covering wiser elements of love, loss, and life. Show More Summary

In rotation: 9/29/15

Tom Ravenscroft’s Campervan of Vinyl Dreams: “In this charming one-off, Tom Ravenscroft explores the obscure reaches of the music industry as he talks to those who scraped together enough cash to record and release vinyl. Talking toShow More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 9/23

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters ended their three-year tour in Chicago this past week. It was also FirstMerit Bank Pavilion’s final show of the summer season at Northerly Island, and it proved to be a memorable one. At 67, Robert Plant still possesses a powerful and commanding presence. Show More Summary

Whitney Rose, The TVD First Date

“I thought when I heard Roy Orbison sing for the first time (on a recording, of course) that he couldn’t possibly sound better. Then I heard him on vinyl.” “I move around a lot, and one of the only things that I take with me every time is my record collection. I’m not sure what […] The post Whitney Rose, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: Duran Duran, Rio

God, did I detest Duran Duran growing up. Hated them. Loathed them. Wanted to go to England and set them on fire. With a flamethrower. Burn them to a synthpop crisp. They were everything I despised; slick, synthesizer-driven, and catchy, the perfect betrayal of everything punk had set out to do. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Badfinger, Timeless… The Musical Legacy

Talk about your bad mojo. It would be hard to find a band with as tragic a back-story as Badfinger, not one of whom, but two, of its original members hanged themselves. And this despite a string of at least five timeless tunes, and plenty of other good songs to boot. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Riot Fest Day 1 at Douglas Park, 9/11

PHOTOS: BRIGID GALLAGHER | Finding its new Chicago home in Douglas Park, Riot Fest returned this year with an all-star lineup to definitively close out the Summer. While the festival focuses mainly on punk acts, it boasts a surprisingly...Show More Summary

TVD Ticket Giveaway: Landmark Music Festival for the National Mall, 9/26–9/27

As we noted last week upon the launch of the first of our 3 Landmark Music Festival ticket giveaways, it’s often said that Washington, DC lacks for very little. It’s literally ground zero and the epicenter of national and international...Show More Summary

Kathryn Calder, The TVD First Date

“When I was a kid, tapes were a big thing. The first tape I wore out from repeated listening was a compilation of oldies that included The Beach Boys, the Shangri-las, Leslie Gore, Bobby Darin. I loved that tape. I was 6 or 7.” “When CDs started to take over from tapes in the nineties, […] The post Kathryn Calder, The TVD First Date appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Needle Drop: Adam Cleaver, “Man or Beast”

The young Mr. Adam Cleaver is back with his brand new EP “Man or Beast” and yes, you should be excited. Since the release of his first single, “The Salt Mine,” Cleaver has gone from strength to strength creating alternative-folk gems and each track on his EP reflects exactly that. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Spooner Oldham, Pot Luck

In 1969 key Muscle Shoals/FAME Studios session man and esteemed songwriter Spooner Oldham relocated to Los Angeles; the only full-length released under his name arrived three years later. Those anticipating a soul banquet are likelyShow More Summary

In rotation: 9/16/15

Here are the most expensive and outrageous record players on the planet: “We’ve dug through the internet to find the most eccentric and unaffordable record players out there. Featuring a motor used in space and floating records, some...Show More Summary

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