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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We’re taking a long weekend and will return tomorrow, 9/2.  While we’re away, why not fire up our free Record Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record shops? Perhaps there’s an interview, review, or feature you might have missed? Catch up and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday. The post Happy Labor Day Weekend! appeared first on The Vinyl District.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

We’re taking long weekend and will return on Tuesday, 9/2.  While we’re away, why not fire up our free Record Store Locator app and visit one of your local indie record shops? Perhaps there’s an interview, review, or feature you might have missed? Catch up and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday. The post Happy Labor Day Weekend! appeared first on The Vinyl District.

TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon! To all my Idelic friends, have a cool and restful Labor Day weekend. Seems Jon and the TVD gang are gonna call it a short week, so WTF—I’ll make it a short column. This week’s playlist is the “brotha” playlist...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Little Dragon at the Fox Theater, 8/22

Gothenburg-based underground superstars Little Dragon might be the most difficult band to describe in words. I just read three different reviews of their brilliant new record on three elite hipster blogs, and after referencing the urban dictionary several times, none of them made any sense. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Steve Gunn at Baby’s All Right, 8/22

We first heard of Steve Gunn when he opened for Kurt Vile at Bowery Ballroom, and we missed him. He could be seen playing on the side of the stage with Kurt Vile, but we really couldn’t hear him. We made the assumption that if you are...Show More Summary

TVD Live: Jacco Gardner at Baby’s All Right, 8/16

I first heard Jacco Gardner in Oxford, Mississippi in the midst of a tour of the southern United States in 2013. I was checking out R.E.M. bootlegs, of which there was a vast selection, at a store called The End of All Music. On theShow More Summary

TVD Kickstarts: CBGB Punk Photos by Godlis, 1976-1979: The Book

I’ve known David Godlis’ photographs longer than I’ve known him. If you’ve read any number of books or New York Times articles about CBGB and related subjects, chances are you know his work as well. I finally befriended him 6 or 7 years ago during one of my frequent periods of unemployment. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Herman’s Hermits, Their Greatest Hits

Amongst the insults lobbed at Herman’s Hermits over the decades: fabricated, shallow, calculatedly commercial, utterly safe, disposable. At home they scored hits and in the US became one of the most popular imports of the mid-‘60s, though...Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: Alburn

PETER LARSSON FOR TVD | Scottish alt-rockers Alburn have started to make a name for themselves on the bustling Scottish music scene with some fine live performances and impressive support slots. Songs such as the title track from their...Show More Summary

TVD Premiere: Harris Hawk, “Make the Fonz Bleed”

“I was in the 4th grade. I lived in Littleton, CO. I worshipped Janet, Whitney, and Mariah. They were the very beginning of my musical awareness and I have great respect for their talents. That was the summer my aunt came to town.” “She...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Eric Clapton, No Reason to Cry

Over the course of my writing “career,” I’ve practically made a cottage industry of disparaging Eric Clapton. I’ve called his supergroup Cream overrated, eviscerated him for making inexcusably racist remarks in the mid-seventies, and...Show More Summary

Mad Decent Block Party celebrates seventh birthday at Mardi Gras World, 8/29

Back in 2008, it happened on a whim. It was just a block party. The guys at Mad Decent wanted to do something for the kids in Philadelphia who were hanging out in the East Coast heat all summer long. So they got a permit from the city...Show More Summary

Needle Drop: Phox, “Slow Motion”

Wisconsin 6-piece Phox dropped their debut album this past June. A stunning collection of artsy, alternative folk that sits as well on adult contemporary stations as it does on hipster blogs. Despite the AAA flair to their often jazz...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Il Sogno del Marinaio, Canto Secondo

The second full-length by Il Sogno del Marinaio, an international entity comprising two Italians and an American, features a fresh yet familiar aural breeze combining progressive rock’s instrumental adeptness and expansionist possibilities with a lean punk-derived lack of malarkey. Show More Summary

TVD Recommends: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt at Chickie Wah Wah, 8/28

The musical poet laureate of Texas has never had a huge profile except among the musical cognoscenti, but since his death, his acclaim has only grown and is reaching a new generation of musicians who weren’t even born during his heyday. Show More Summary

Tesla’s Frank Hannon, The TVD Interview

Over 14 million records sold and one hell of a live show have made Tesla one of the longest running and most successful bands from an era when bands were known more for their hair than their music. The blue-collar Sacramento rockers have...Show More Summary

Surface Noise: D.F.C., Tchan Nan Nan Nan Nan

Every vinyl lover has been in this situation before: you are at your local record store digging through the crates. You have already picked through the good stuff like Beatles mono releases and original pressings of Ummagumma by Pink Floyd. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Music Blues, Things Haven’t Gone Well

Things Haven’t Gone Well is veteran bassist Stephen Tanner’s debut under the moniker Music Blues. A true solo effort, the record’s 11 tracks delve headfirst into topics most folks consciously try to avoid; depression, failure, and the inescapable disappointment of existence. Show More Summary

TVD Live: Big Star’s Third Live at the 9:30 Club, 8/23

PHOTOS: RICHIE DOWNS | Once a decade or eon or so, an LP comes along that is simply too tortured and nakedly honest for human ears. 1978’s twisted and raw Thirs/Sister Lovers is such an LP. The final offspring of the seventies’ incarnation...Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: Kimbra at Graffiti Cafe, 8/21

Art and music. Twas a time when both were connected at the hip—with an emphasis on the hip, where albums covers were often as celebrated as the package’s contents. As such, to celebrate the release of her brand new Warner Brothers full-length,...Show More Summary

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