Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

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TVD Live Shots: Dead Kennedys and LOOM at the O2 Islington, 10/14

Punk rock legends Dead Kennedys made a triumphant return to London for two sold-out shows at the O2 Academy in Islington. I was fortunate enough to be at night number two and witness one of the finest examples of the first wave of punk. Show More Summary

TVD Vinyl Giveaway: Robert Plant, Carry Fire Test Pressing

What’s more rare than a Led Zeppelin reunion tour? Why, that would be a test pressing of Robert Plant’s brand new LP Carry Fire—however we have one to give away to one of you. First, some official background on the new release whichShow More Summary

TVD Radar: Finding Joseph I: The HR From Bad Brains Documentary in stores 11/3

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Paul “HR” Hudson is the voice of punk/hardcore pioneers and Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame nominees Bad Brains, one of the most influential bands to rise out of the 1980’s. With Bad Brains, HR harnessed the fiery potential...Show More Summary

The Soft White Sixties, The TVD First Date

“The physical nature of vinyl has always had a transportive effect on me. Maybe it’s the extra steps in the listening process—flipping a few switches, unsheathing the record, lifting the needle—that seem to always place vinyl records...Show More Summary

UK Artist of the Week: Lasse Matthiessen

No newcomer, Danish artist Lasse Matthiessen has been writing songs since he was a child, he’s supported the likes of Suzanne Vega and Anna Calvi, and now hopes to charm listeners with the cinematic grandeur of his upcoming new album. Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: Colleen, A flame my love, a frequency

Multi-instrumentalist Cécile Schott records under the name Colleen. Active since the early ’00s, she’s accumulated an impressive discography through the electronic processing of acoustic instrumentation, notably on the viola da gamba. Show More Summary

In rotation: 10/24/17

DJ Shadow to sell more of his personal record collection in Los Angeles: DJ Shadow will sell his own records, CDs and other collectible music ephemera at Rappcats in Los Angeles on November 4th and 5th. The two-day pop-up event is the...Show More Summary

TVD Live Shots: The Jesus and Mary Chain and Cold Cave at The Fillmore, 10/19

An unseasonably dreary evening in San Francisco set the perfect tone for The Jesus and Mary Chain’s return to San Francisco where they stopped in support of their March 2017 release, Damage and Joy, the band’s first full length release in 19 years. Show More Summary

TVD Radar: Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary Edition in stores 11/17

VIA PRESS RELEASE | In 1977 Saturday Night Fever defined an era with its Bee Gees-led soundtrack driving the film’s dancefloor action. A worldwide smash upon release and an essential modern classic, Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Soundtrack) produced four No. Show More Summary

Dhani Harrison, The TVD Interview

From seeing it happen way too often, the publicist for Dhani Harrison asked not to start right out with questions about his Beatle dad (and that we might shy away from the overused headline “Here Comes the Son”). Harrison the Younger...Show More Summary

Graded on a Curve: J. Geils Band, “Live” Full House

A few words on the evolution of this review: I originally intended to write about 1977’s Foghat Live because I consider it the best live album this side of Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1964 Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, which I love even more than Roxy Music’s 1976 Viva! Roxy Music, which is guaranteed to […] The post Graded on a Curve: J. Show More Summary

In rotation: 10/23/17

Chase And Status Are Opening A Record Shop In Brixton: Chase And Status are set to open a pop up record shop in Brixton. The production duo have always been open about their influences, absorbing everything from classic roots through to dubstep and breaks. Show More Summary

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

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