Posts Tagged ‘Record Store Day’

Vinyl Trap: A D.C. Record Fair Survival Guide

Record fans nationwide nerd out over rare releases twice a year on Record Store Day. But local vinyl collectors get an additional opportunity to swap sleeves when the D.C. Record Fair rolls around. This Sunday, the shopping celebration moves south to Arlington’s Artisphere in conjunction with the venue’s “Fermata” sound art exhibition. Local musician and [...]

How to Celebrate Record Store Day in the DMV

Between the religious holidays of Good Friday and Easter Sunday this year falls Record Store Day, an annual celebration of all things vinyl. Some D.C.-area record stores are hawking RSD exclusives (you can find a full list of offerings here), and others are turning the sales opportunity into a day-long party. Read on to find [...]

Arts Roundup: Mildly Uneducated Edition

Arcade Fire's Win Butler responds to the Washington Post's negative review of the band's last album, calling it "mildly uneducated" and himself a "fucking rock star." [Stereogum]
Michelle and Barack Obama, besties with Beyonce and Jay Z 4 life. [Washingtonian]
Is there enough demand for all these new movie theaters opening in D.C.? [Housing Complex]
Also: More renderings [...]

I Love Cassettes, and That’s Why I Don’t Love Cassette Store Day

Despite media chatter about a recent “cassette resurgence,” most people still haven't re-embraced the tape. Anyone under 30 probably associates them with their parents' music collections, and only a slim margin of record nerds knows about their prevalence among obscure noise and punk bands. But soon, you'll be able to buy cassettes from big-name bands [...]

ToDo ToDay: Jen Kirkman!

Last year, heavily followed stand-up comic and Chelsea Lately panelist Jen Kirkman quit Twitter and started a Tumblr called MA’AM, or "Men Aligned Against Misogyny," that invited dudes to sound off about sexism and its discontents. Let's hope Kirkman’s minicampaign against Internet-enabled misogyny won her legions of feminist fans. She’s become one [...]

Arts Roundup: The Real Housewives of Benning Road Edition

Introducing The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [TMOTTGoGo]
Alamo Drafthouse is searching for three new D.C.-area locations. [Washington Business Journal]
Theater J dedicates a performance to deceased D.C. Jewish Community Center parking-lot attendant Desmond Obamogie. [Theater J]
Record Store Day: a very mixed blessing for local record shops. [Post]
Michael Kahn returns to Signature Theatre for the first time in two [...]

Record Store Day: Which D.C. Area Stores Are Selling What?

As usual, several record stores in D.C. plan to participate in Record Store Day this Saturday, and we've got the goods on what local shops have planned for this year's spring edition. (For your reference, here's the official list of every April 2013 Record Store Day release.)
Update, 8 p.m.: We finally have info on what Crooked Beat [...]

D.C.-Flavored Pussy Galore EP to Be Reissued for Record Store Day

The man you may know as rock star Jon Spencer, who did this amazing shit, and who likewise did this amazing shit, spent a brief but fruitful time in D.C. during the '80s. His band was called Pussy Galore, and they recorded an EP called Groovy Hate Fuck in Alexandria in 1986. Vinyl copies of [...]

Record Store Day: Which D.C. Record Stores Are Participating

Camping outside a box store waiting for Black Friday deals, for many people, is equivalent to hell on earth. So instead of getting trampled by a lunatic in search of a discounted Wii U this weekend, here's a better option: Record Store Day, Black Friday edition. Below is a list of local stores participating this [...]

Arts Roundup: Potentially Real Pig’s Blood Edition

Patrick Pho dons a "Gangnam Style" outfit and walks around D.C.'s landmarks and the Metrorail system. [We Love D.C.]
The 2013 Washington Jewish Film Festival announces its lineup [WJFF]
Drunk dudes picking fights, bottles of Corona, and possibly real pig's blood: Metal Chris reports from Saturday's kinda-unpleasant-but-still-awesome-sounding-sounding black-metal show at El Caracol in Silver Spring, Md. [D.C. [...]

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