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The Band

The Band

THE BAND LIVE AT THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC 1971, RELEASED BY CAPITOL/UME PRESENTS THE BEST OF THE BAND’S FOUR, LEGENDARY, YEAR-END CONCERTS By Harvey Kubernik During the final week of 1971, the Band played four legendary conce...
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The Oracle ReAnimated

It Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune to Upgrade Your Turntable By David Thomson Getting the best out of my vinyl is my goal. The better my system gets, more information is revealed or, since my recent Oracle Delphi turntable...
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Doc Pomus

Doc Doc Rocks

AKA DOC POMUS, SHEDS LIGHT ON THE AMERICAN SONGWRITER WHO WROTE “PERFECT” SONGS By Michael Sigman If you love music, you may be vaguely familiar with the name Doc Pomus. But chances are at least one or two of the 1,...
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Beer Food Vinyl

Beer+Food+Vinyl

That’s Right! Tomorrow from noon to six pm at Golden Road Brewing – inside Chloe’s. JOIN US AS WE COMBINE BEER+FOOD+VINYL Affordable Audio, Gimme Gimme Records and Music Hall When: Saturday July 27th 12-6pm Wh...
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Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford in Germany

KEEPING TIME WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD by Armand Lewis ~ During the swing era, the bass was rarely prominent in either performance or recording. Used almost exclusively to “keep time” and to maintain the rhythmic foundation behi...
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Last Record Store Santa Rosa

The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa turns 30!

Congrats to Doug Jayne at the Last Record Store in Santa Rosa at 1899a Mendocino Ave for 30 years of yeoman’s service to the record collecting community! Check out their website here.
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Vinyl at the Sunset Strip Music Festival Market

Howdy All, Just a quick note: VINYL AT THE SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL!! The promoters have space for 2 more record dealers who are interested in selling this Thursday from 6-10 pm.The Sunset Strip Music Festival starts this Th...
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Lou Reed

Lou Reed

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND FRONTMAN DIES AT AGE 71 by Richie Unterberger ~ Lou Reed’s death from liver disease on October 27 was a shock to those of us who figured he’d be around forever, or at least that if anyone could come o...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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