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Record Store Day

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If Record Store Day = Xmas Day, then May Day = New Years Day.

  …and the second day of May makes it a distant memory. New Years Day not in a celebratory way but in the “eh, I’m kinda bored with the toys I got for Christmas” kinda […]

05/02/2014

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Mazzy Star Release New Single, Premiere Video

As Consequence of Sound has reported, Mazzy Star released a Record Store Day single this past weekend titled, “I’m Less Here.”  The song has been part of their live set for several years now but […]

WXRT–04/22/2014

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Front to Back, Side to Side: Albums Best Enjoyed When Listened to from Start to Finish. (Part 2)

Picking up from last week’s  Front to Back, Side to Side: Albums Best Enjoyed When Listened to from Start to Finish. (Part 1) –  back at Tony’s in Brookfield, between 2 and 3am, reading over the […]

WXRT–04/17/2014

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Prius Route to Rock, Vol. 107: G. Love & Special Sauce, Record Store Day, Say Hi

This Saturday is a national holiday for music geeks, especially music geeks with turntables, and honestly, to be taken seriously as a music dork you need at least one turntable in your home.  Saturday is […]

WXRT–04/16/2014

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The Lin Brehmer Collection: Picture Discs

In the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, record companies augmented their promotional largess with picture discs. Pictures would cover singles and LP’s, but these vinyl discs were still playable. Sometimes they would simply issue colored […]

04/15/2014

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Prepare for Record Store Day.

A paraphrased convo with my dad: Me: “I’m having a tough time finding a record cleaning kit thing – the disc washer solution with the brush and cloth.” Dad: “Take the one you gave me […]

WXRT–04/15/2014

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The Lin Brehmer Collection: Vinyl Oddities

Record Store Day is this Saturday and since I have kept about 6,000 vinyl records ever, I thought I might share some of my favorite vinyl oddities. Some of these are hard to find. And as you peruse the racks of records this weekend, do me a favor. My particular white whale is a Commandy Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen album called “Hot Licks and Cold Steel.”

04/14/2014

OK, NONE of these albums are on that shelf, but it looks good.

Front to Back, Side to Side: Albums Best Enjoyed When Listened to from Start to Finish. (Part 1)

Record Store Day has become, to many, a holy day of obligation. Like Opening Day and St. Patrick’s Day, it’s a day to call in “sick” to work. The list of Record Store Day exclusive […]

04/09/2014

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More Record Store Day Awesomeness: Cut Copy to Release ‘In These Arms of Love’ 10″ Single

Pitchfork has reported that Aussie synth-pop/dance-rockers Cut Copy have a previously unreleased song in the form of a 10″ single coming out on Record Store Day.  10″ records look and feel cool, but their unevenness […]

WXRT–04/03/2014

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15 Of The Most Valuable Rock Records

Are you a proud owner of an impressive record collection? Have that one special record you think is worth a lot? An extensive record collection is the coolest type of collection you can own. Maybe you have a record in your attic worth thousands and you don’t even know it yet. Here are of some of the rarest rock records out there, so next time you are at a garage sale might you discover a real treasure while browsing through someone’s old vinyl.

04/03/2014

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