Posts Tagged ‘Red Onion’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Look: Red Onion Gets a Swanky New Sign

Now that Adams Morgan's Red Onion Records has dropped the "Books" part of its name—along with most of its literary stock—owner Josh Harkavy has installed a new sign.
Designed by Landover's Jack Stone Signs, the new look is pretty swank, and definitely an improvement on the old one. Harkavy says Adams Morgan Main Street picked up [...]

Photos: Paint Branch @ Red Onion Records

After Q and Not You disbanded, alums John Davis and Chris Richards took some time off from recording together. But this month, they followed up on a long-simmering collaboration with the debut record from the duo, Paint Branch. Now the team is harmonizing again in the loveliest of ways.
Saturday night, the two performed an in-store show [...]

What D.C. Shops are Doing for Record Store Day

You should visit some local music shops this Saturday, the sixth annual Record Store Day. Then again, you probably should visit a record store every weekend.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves: Record Store Day began in 2007 as a celebration of brick-and-mortar shops hoping to inspire physical trips with exclusive limited releases. This year, there'll [...]

Crooked Beat Records Is Done Selling CDs

Adams Morgan record shop Crooked Beat is just about done with compact discs. Last weekend, the store announced it will no longer sell CDs—except for local albums and low-price new releases—either online or in its 18th Street NW storefront.
"We only have about 300 CDs left, anyway," says Bill Daly, the store's owner. "We're trying to make [...]

In Which Record Store Day 2011 Will Be Pretty Low-Key

It'd be too easy to copy and paste our coverage from last year of what local record labels said they'd be doing in celebration of the yearly Record Store Day, which falls this year on this coming Saturday, April 16.
In that post, we reported that while some D.C. record labels appreciate Record Store Day, they didn't [...]

Record-Store Hunting (and Touring) With Kurt Vile

During the lull right before a show, straight off the highway and with time to kill in a new town, there are very few things a tired, traveling musician can muster up the energy for. Some rushed tourism, maybe, or a bite to eat.
And record stores. On previous tours, Philadelphia indie-rock troubadour Kurt Vile spent [...]

Best of D.C. Is Live, but Whose Taste Is Better: Yours or Ours?

Best of D.C.! What more is there to say?
Well, this: Our annual issue highlighting our—and your—picks for the best the District has to offer is online and in print today. Pick up a copy! Or read it here!
There's no shortage of arts-related goodies therein, and even some overlap between the readers poll and our staff [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Red Onion just put out a list of its new arrivals which include some new Honest Jon's releases (Trembling Bells, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, among others), the new Dinosaur Jr. LP, the Rondos reissue, White Hills, The Field, Deerhunter, Es, Earth, Major Lazer, Betty Davis, the new Papercuts, Blank Dogs and an amazing George Mitchell-produced blues [...]