Blog Profile / The Vinyl District

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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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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

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

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