Posts Tagged ‘Records’

Vinyl Destination: Bob Brown Left the Folk Scene Decades Ago, But His Old Records Might Beckon Him Back

On a Saturday afternoon in February, a middle-aged man walked into Adams Morgan’s Red Onion Records with his three kids. He asked owner Joshua Harkavy if the shop carried any albums by Bob Brown, a D.C. folk musician from the 1970s. Harkavy happened to have one in stock. He grabbed a mint-condition copy of Brown’s [...]

Crooked Beat Plans Move Following Rent Increase

Yes, that is a giant "For Lease" sign in Crooked Beat's window. But the Adams Morgan record store isn't going out of business, owner Bill Daly assured me this afternoon. Daly's landlord raised his rent, but he's got a new location lined up—"down the street" from the current 18th Street location, he says, and of [...]

Medications: Completely Removed

Dischord has announced that it will release Completely Removed, the sophomore record by D.C. trio Medications, on CD/LP/MP3 this April.
It only took five years.
But that time has been well spent. Completely Removed finds the band in a different place entirely—employing laid back classic rock riffs, vocal harmonies, and even a few honest-to-God guitar solos. There's [...]

Crooked Beat’s Top Sellers For May

Crooked Beat sent along a list of the Adams Morgan stores top-ten sellers for May. I pass it along not so much for its tiny news value as merely a reminder. Maybe you're like me and totally slept on the new Camera Obscura album (it's....No. 1 at Crooked Beat). Or maybe you still do not [...]

Title Tracks Drummer Andrew Black Releases 7″ of Drum Breaks

Musical inspiration and theft often go hand in hand, but most of the time the crimes tend to be immaterial—a lifted chord progression or a borrowed melody. The theft that kicked off AB’s Original Breaks, however, is not the sort of thing that could be explained away as homage.
“I had a laptop stolen from me,” says drummer [...]

New Arrivals @ Crooked Beat

Crooked Beat sent along this e-mail with a list of new arrivals at their shop. Includes Link Wray, the Wedding Present, and the new Animal Collective LP.
List after the jump.

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Got the latest list of new arrivals at Red Onion. They got the new Beirut LP (actually two EPs), a bunch of Numero stuff, this Elder Utah Smith CD that looks killer, plus the usual awesome finds.

Hume 12″ Out Now on Ruffian Records/Sockets CDR

Hume's Phat Daughter String Quartet, subject of this One Track Mind, is finally out and available for purchase. The 12" record includes a suite of four compositions on the a-side backed by dub versions of those same pieces on the flip. I had thought the b-side would be kind of disposable–that it would sound like [...]

“Hey Girl” Comic Book/7″

Hey, what a nice package!
Oh! I apologize, that wasn't a come-on. I was just examining this Hey Girl comic book/7". Carefully assembled by illustrator/songwriter Erin McCarley (ex-Problems), Hey Girl takes a multimedia approach–including drawings, songs, and elegantly silk-screened cover art–to addressing male-douchebaggery in its myriad insidious guises.

"Oh Jesus, really? I don't want to have [...]

What’s New @ Crooked Beat

I was over at Crooked Beat tonight. Jeez. They got in a huge shipment of reggae LPs. More than a hundred LPs in total. Way more. I saw Jackie Mittoo classics, King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Delroy Wilson, Burning Spear, Alton Ellis, and tons of Studio One stuff.
So get over there.