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Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

Blog Post Archive

TVD Live: Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper at the Shoreline, 7/23

Last week I saw one of my favorite bands on the planet perform on their final tour. I’ve seen Mötley Crüe 6 or 7 times over the years and I could easily see them play many more times. It’s been a good run for the bad boys of rock having...Show More Summary

TVD Ticket and Vinyl Giveaway: The Deadmen at the 9:30 Club, 8/9

The Deadmen are bringing Americana rock to the nation’s capital and are definitely a band to look out for this year. Despite their morbid name, The Deadmen are alive and kicking in the DC music scene and are here to stay. The band is...Show More Summary

Needle Drop: The Bixby Knolls, “Tomorrow Never Comes” EP

“Tomorrow Never Comes” is the latest offering from Los Angeles based quartet, The Bixby Knolls. The four song EP was recorded and mixed at Station House Studios in Echo Park, CA between December 2013 and January 2014. Although theirShow More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Van Halen, 1984

A couple of years ago the apartment my ex-wife and I lived in suffered a mouse infestation. We tried regular traps and glue traps, but they seemed terribly cruel, so we finally bought some catch-and-release traps. We lived on the third...Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Gallery at Southport Music Hall, 7/31

Tomorrow night, Jefferson Parish venue Southport Music Hall will host indie rockers The Gallery and their co-headliners Honor by August. They will be joined with support from Alexis Keegan, Shayna Leigh, and Mickey Wax. Since arriving in 2008, The Gallery have made a name for themselves in the alternative country-rock scene. Show More Summary

The Single Girl, Dante, “Wake”

Dante return with their free single “Wake” taken from their debut album—the critically acclaimed full length of the same name. The track sums up Dante in 3 indie-folk minutes (or so) as the band show their credentials as one of the standout Celtic folk bands hailing from Scotland right now. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: The Chills, “Molten Gold” b/w “Pink Frost”

The Chills, nearly 35 years after coming together in Dunedin New Zealand and fronted as always by Martin Phillipps, are releasing a new vinyl single. “Molten Gold” b/w “Pink Frost,” out now through Fire Records, provides vibrant testimony...Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/26

We have a long history of naming bands after animals. To name a few, we have The Monkees, The Arctic Monkeys, The Turtles, Whitesnake, The Eagles, Grizzly Bear, and Flock of Seagulls. There’s Dr. Dog, Temple of the Dog, Snoop Dog, Three Dog Night, and Blue Oyster Cult. Show More Summary

Festival Fast Talk: Daltn

We continue our Bonnaroo coverage of Festival Fast Talks we did at the Red Bull Music Academy‘s Basscamp. The Basscamp was a Red Bull mini-school pulling 20 producers from the region, offering them studio time in rooms packed with gear...Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Allah-Las, “No Werewolf”

Retro revivalists Allah-Las have just released the video for “No Werewolf,” a striking cover of The Frantics’ classic. Steeped in West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk, Allah-Las add a little wanderlust to the classic rock nugget while indulging their love for 1960s rock. Show More Summary

The Maple Leaf Bar to feature “Slide Hellions” Wednesdays in August

With a steady schedule nearly every night of the week, Wednesdays at the Maple Leaf Bar have been the wild card. July featured a “no smoking” residency by the latest “buzz band,” Tank and the Bangas. Expect to see some of the best slide guitarists in town in August. Show More Summary

The Single Girl: Scary People, “Guided By The Blind”

Scary People return with another souped-up, dirty, drawling rock track that is fast becoming their signature sound. New single “Guided By The Blind” follows hot on the heels of two EPs in little over a year, an appearance at the flagship...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Karen Haglof, Western Holiday

Those nutty over ‘80s NYC noise-rock and its attendant loose categorization New Music have likely heard Karen Haglof, for she was a player in the guitar ensemble of Rhys Chatham and a member of the undersung Band of Susans. Haglof eventually...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Honeyblood and Jenna Fournier at the Grog Shop, 7/25

PHOTOS: ORIANA BELAVIC | Potential can be a real bitch sometimes. When you have potential, you have the tools to succeed and have a level of talent that is far above your peers. You’re right there and you can see success over the horizon. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Baseball Project at World Cafe Live, 7/28

The rock supergroup featuring members of Dream Syndicate and R.E.M. come to steal home in Philadelphia tonight!  While the Phillies might not be the most exciting team to watch right now, another team is coming to town tonight for what’s sure to be an instant classic. Show More Summary

Coves, The TVD First Date & Vinyl Giveaway

“I pretty much listen to music almost constantly. Like most people in the city I walk the streets with my headphones in streaming music, I sit at work making playlists on Spotify, and listening to albums people have uploaded to Youtube.”...Show More Summary

Zepparella, The TVD Interview

When I first listened to Zepparella, I wasn’t sure what to think at. I hadn’t previously given a lot of thought to tribute bands, but I hearing these ladies just crush some Led Zeppelin, I was blown away. I always dug the fact that they weren’t a carbon copy of Zep. They played it close […] The post Zepparella, The TVD Interview appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Graded on a Curve: Cactus, Rhino HiFive

A while back, I decided to take a drive through the desert. There were birds and plants and rocks and things—Maria Muldaur putting her camel to bed; a hostelry called the Hotel California, where I almost spent the night until I espied...Show More Summary

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! It’s a warm summer night in the Canyon. It’s late and I’m slightly out of my head. To be honest, I am not really sure what is going on in Malaysia, Gaza, and the Ukraine. All I know is that today I’m very happy to be in the hills of Southern California. […] The post TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Needle Drop: Jay Brown, “Get Your Fill of Feelin’ Hungry”

There is something lovely and unique about writing a song that expresses gratitude for being young, hungry, and at the mercy of the elements. Singer-songwriter Jay Brown feels no shame in looking back at his early years in the greatShow More Summary

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