Posts Tagged ‘vinyl’

Arts Roundup: The Big Breakup Edition

University of Maryland surprised and dismayed by collapse of plans to team up with Corcoran. [Arts Desk]
Corcoran's staff, students, and faculty also surprised by the news. [Arts Desk]
Museum leaders say Corcoran dissolution was the best option at hand. [Post]
Matthew Hemerlein (Lo-Fang), interviewed. [New York Times]
Chris Brown trial date set for April. [AP]
Travis Jackson benny rescheduled. [...]

New Record Store, Hill & Dale, Coming to Georgetown

While most rock & roll vacated the truffle-scented streets of Georgetown long ago, at least one man is keeping the faith: Rob Norton, the proprietor behind the neighborhood's boldest business proposition of late, Hill & Dale. It's a record store.
Well, it's actually a little more than a record store. Hill & Dale—no relation to the upscale Lower [...]

On Another Continent, Beautiful Swimmers Chat About D.C.

D.C.'s Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering, aka idiosyncratic DJ and production duo Beautiful Swimmers, did a swing through Europe in late August, including shows in Germany and an appearance at the Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam. At that gig, they recorded a video interview for Fact magazine, commenting on the limits of D.C.'s nightlife culture ("We don't [...]

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 [...]

Grussle Shows That 14th Street Is Still Good for Something

When record stores no longer exist—except as holograms in some sort of virtual backwater where only the nerdiest of record nerds would dare to go—we'll look fondly upon this low-key "producer digs out a record and makes a beat from it" video featuring DMV producer Grussle (aka E-Minah) and produced by Anthony "Gadget" Mims' [...]

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 [...]

Was The DC Record Fair Too Crowded?

Yesterday's DC Record Fair at the Black Cat turned out to be an overwhelming success, according to one of the event's organizers. "It was pretty crazy," says Neal Becton, Som Records' owner, "like 1500 people turned up. That's one of the reasons we left Comet. We love Comet but it was a little too small. [...]

Volunteers Needed To Shovel Out The Black Cat

Som Records' Neal Becton is calling for volunteers to help shovel out the huge snow wall left on 14th Street in front of the Black Cat. What's the big deal?
Tomorrow is the D.C. Record Fair at the Black Cat. It starts at noon and features 30 record dealers and a full lineup of DJs (Ian [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Red Onion Records and Books has scores of new records that are worth checking out.  Among the best of the bunch: Real Estate's debut LP, the Fred McDowell reissue on Mississippi, and some new Slumberland releases. Don't forget to check out the new Best Coast single, Fuck Buttons latest LP, and the amazing Forge Your [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

There are some killer new arrivals over at Red Onion Records and Books. First off, there's the reissue on vinyl (!) of the Raincoats' classic debut album. The store has also got in new pressings from Folkways, the new Atlas Sound LP (pictured) as well as Cedric Brooks, Albert Ayler, Arthur Russell, Sun Ra, Wilco, [...]

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