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Notes From A Time When Every Day Was Record Store Day

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, one man’s idiosyncratic anecdotes about the people, places and things that made a few record stores what they uniquely were to him, during...

Ariana Grande - Be Alright - Parody

Anthony Mennella | Posted 05.24.2016 | Comedy
Anthony Mennella

The release of Ariana Grande's newest album, Dangerous Woman, has her fans going crazy! What better way to celebrate the album than with music video p...

Record Store Day 2016: Local Deals and Events in Los Angeles, New York and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business

By Michael Galvis, Editor Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 and music hobbyists across the globe will be flocking to independent music stores to get...

Merle Haggard and Me....

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

He'll tell you he's a country singer, but to me the essence of rock and roll is a cry for freedom and rebellion.

Discogs' App Will Change the Way You Shop for Vinyl

Andrew Reilly | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Andrew Reilly

Long before it was possible to pick up Adele's "25" at the checkout line in Whole Foods, collectors have been scouring the last bastion record stores ...

Stereo in the '70's: The Last Days of Analog

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It all started with a transistor radio hidden under my pillow, listening to WLS and WCFL AM through the single monaural earpiece when I was supposed t...

Not Another White Guy Indie Band: an Interview With Andrew Jackson Jihad

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

Sean Bonnette and Mark Glick are breaking every rule of the rude, dismissive musician. Both Arizona natives are obviously so passionate about the music they're making, and it shows.

Rubber Soul Turns 50

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Hard to believe that I bought Rubber Soul fifty years ago when it was released in December of 1965.

Astoria Characters: The Life Listener

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.03.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There are parts of his past that are sad, so William Javier Velazquez does what he has been doing his entire life to ease the pain. He puts a record on the turntable.

I Divorced My Disease

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

I will see other black binders in my life, but I'll never pick one up and carry its weight ever again. When we are diagnosed with cancer, we are married to our disease, but when we are cured, we have to divorce it and be free.

4 of the Hottest Temperatures Ever Recorded at Illinois Airports

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.03.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Illinois is 117 degrees in East St. Louis in July 1954 during a heat wave in the middle of an already-hot summer. Joe McFarland at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources recounted the day.

Conversation with Robin Carolan Founder of Tri Angle Records

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of Tri Angle Records 5th Anniversary as part of Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, I got the chance to interview the charming Tri Angle Records founder Robin Carolan at my local neighborhood diner.

14 for '14: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

It's like eating at a place where you think the menu is pretty understandable, but every dish hits you with some crazy ingredient that actually turns out to be a relative of arugula or a specific varietal of bourbon infusion.

A Look at 2014 Tribute Albums -- Part One

Steven Rosen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Rosen

One thing certain about 2014 -- and any year, for that matter: it brings with it new tribute and covers albums, as sure as the changing seasons. So with this year already more than half finished, it's time to look at some of the more notable to date.

Get Down Harmony: Exclusive Interview With Luke Rathborne

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

SOFT is an album with effortless shifts from rock to pop to a fusion of genres -- but then again, what is pop and what is rock? In Rathborne's world there are no restrictions -- sound is sound, music is music, and sincerity inhabits each track, cutting straight through.

The Ever Changing Face of the Music Industry

Reyne Haines | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

The major labels have the money and the marketing machine to get their artists to the marketplace. The independent labels rely heavily on word of mouth via social media outlets.

How the Democrats Can Make the Pundits Eat Crow

Curtis Gans | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Despite the dire predictions of the punditry, the Democratic Party has a strong case to make for this fall's midterm elections, and it is -- so far, at least -- failing to make it. But it can.

IKEA Discontinues Beloved Shelf, Prompts Internet Fury

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

IKEA thought it could discontinue a shelf popular with record collectors without causing much commotion. Now it has to face the music. IKEA plans t...

The Only Way To Respond To A Boring Link

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.03.2014 | Comedy

Next time your friends sends you a long post on the Internet (how dare they), send along this song, set to the tune of "Amazing Grace," to show him or...

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

They can sing a joyful noise. In pitch-perfect harmony. Never missing a beat. Yet they rarely take center stage. Why? Background singers, are the unsung heroes of music.

The Importance of Records

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Lynda Bekore

When the media uses every "first" as an excuse to breathlessly declare old barriers broken, they end up diluting the very accomplishment they hope to highlight.

3D Printed Records by Amanda Ghassaei 

designboom | Posted 02.26.2013 | Arts

'3D Printed Records' by Amanda Ghassaei      In an attempt to create a technique for converting digital audio files into 3D printable 33 rpm record...

A Few Too Many Words in Defense of Record Store Day's Black Friday

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 01.19.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

on Friday, November 23 a whole bunch of records are going to come out, and I'm going to buy some of them. Record Store Day and all its appendages remain worthy of our attention, and quite possibly our dollars too.

A Halloween Treat -- The Elusive Thurl Ravenscroft Single: A 30 Year Search Comes to an End

Bob Purse | Posted 12.30.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

Today's story begins with another story, from another time and place: It's 1982, and I'm in the music library of Northwestern University.

The Life Lesson I Learned on a Road Trip with My Son

Patricia Leigh Brown | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Leigh Brown

Inviting your 18-year-old son to follow his muse on a road trip -- even though he refuses to let you friend him on Facebook -- is to enter uncharted emotional terrain.