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Ugly Things Magazine

“Ugly Things” Turns 30

Celebrating The Magazine’s Birthday Bash At San Diego’s Casbah With Love Revisited by Jason Tryp t’s an early Saturday, late May (25th) morning. I’m starting my shift half asleep at work, it’s 4am folks and the only t...
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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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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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Cleveland Folklore

Once thought lost, a lone recording of Cleveland, Ohio’s The Schwartz-Fox Blues Crusade, has now been found and released “As I grew to love the blues, I wanted to try to see if we could come up with something worthy...
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The Smiths

The Smiths and Morrissey

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COLLECTING By Raymond Elliot ~  The 1986 Smiths’ album, The Queen Is Dead is the “greatest album of all time,” according to the October 2013 issue of Britain’s NME magazine, in their list of The To...
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Cardinal Fuzz

2013: The Year of Fuzz

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT by Lance Barresi ~ While everyone else was talking Miley Cyrus this year, we here at Permanent were talking fuzz! Not the peach stuff on your bratty nephew’...
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What’s all the Fuzz About?

INDIE LABEL TROUBLE IN MIND CONFOUNDS RECORD NERDS WITH A MYSTERIOUS RELEASE By Maya Eslami Last fall, Chicago’s independent record label, Trouble In Mind received an anonymous email submission from a San Francisco band by th...
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Johnny-Cash

Johnny Cash: Ten Years After

NEW MUSIC RELEASES, A DOCUMENTARY AND A BOOK BY MUSIC CRITIC ROBERT HILBURN EXAMINE THE MAN IN BLACK By Harvey Kubernik ~ Inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, winner of a Grammy Life...
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Burger Records

Succulent Sounds

BURGER RECORDS: STORE, LABEL, EVENT PROMOTER AND HOME OF THE COMPACT CASSETTE RESURGENCE By Michael Enzor These days, record stores abound in Southern California. In Orange County alone (according to these pages) there are at l...
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