RSD Black Friday 2017 titles include the first-ever North American vinyl pressing of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon,’ a 40th anniversary edition of Richard Hell & The Voidoid’s ‘Blank Generation,’ Tori Amos’ hair metal band Y Kant Tori Read and more.
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Balance and Composure put out the Slow Heart 7″ for Record Store Day this year, a dual single containing two new tracks, including the laid-back “Run From Me”.
Never dirtying their guitars too much, the locals take 4+ minutes to create a swaying song relying on vocalist Jon Simmons’ soothing voice to drive home some serious feels. Laying in between Tigers Jaw and Turnover, the band’s euphoric sound tackles emotional songwriting in not an “in your face / to hell with everything” way, but by being cool, calm, and ...
Watch St. Vincent make a brief appearance as Record Store Day Ambassador at Rough Trade, to kick off their afternoon of free performances and DJs. Check out pictures from the scene at other record stores today, too.
Record Store Day 2017 is Saturday (4/22) with music lovers, vinyl junkies (and dreaded flippers) lining up to get their hands on some of the this year’s exclusive titles. Some stores make a whole day of it, with free live music, record signings…and even free refreshments.
Record Store Day is this Saturday (4/22). If you’ve been wanting to pick up some of this year’s exclusives, but you need something new to play them on, and you’re trying to save some cash, you may be in luck.
The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.
We’ve all heard it from that one friend who is a die-hard fan: that records sounds better, and that analog is better than digital. Ask anyone who loves to shop for vinyl and they will surely volunteer some personal intuitive feedback regarding their favorite records.
As records were standard for most of the 1900’s, it’s not terribly shocking that music tailored in its production to be heard through a record player would continue to be enjoyed today. The same can be said for albums recorded for mono before stereo sound was commercialized around 1957-58. The opportunity to listen ...
1968 – John Lennon, George Harrison, and their wives leave the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India two weeks before their study was complete. Ringo and Paul had already left. Later, all four Beatles publicly distance themselves from the Maharishi.
1980 – Brian Johnson replaces Bon Scott as the lead singer of Australian group AC/DC, who had died after binge drinking two months prior. Johnson had previously performed with cabaret/club band The Jasper Hart Band, performing songs from the musical Hair, among other bands.
Whether you’ve got a faux-vintage Crosley turntable that you bought from Urban Outfitters, or your grandmother’s 1928 Victrola, it’s time to flip the switch or turn that crank because April 16th is National Record Store Day! Here are just a few of the events happening at some of Philly’s best loved venues for vinyl.
Last month, we highlighted Record Store Day 2016 and gave you The Key’s picks of what to look out for when checking out your local record shops this Saturday, April 16th. For music fans, RSD is a national holiday that means more than just buying new music: it means watching shows, appreciating culture, and creating a positive environment around the music.
There are so many great record stores in and around Philly, and each of them will be holding different Record Store Day celebrations by bringing in great bands, guest DJs, and various music celebrities. Here’s a list of participating stores ...