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Money

The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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Rough Trade Spencer Hickman

Last Shop Standing

Record Store Day’s Documentary Tracks The Rise, Fall And Survival Of The Record Store By Michael Sigman wenty years ago, the UK boasted a thriving record-store culture, with over 2200 indie shops and as many as three on a sin...
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Grant Green

Grant Green

THE HOLY BARBARIAN By Armand Lewis Nightclubs come and nightclubs go. Troubles with rents, liquor licenses, attracting enough patrons to cover the overhead and pay the performers and staff are all understandable reasons for hig...
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45s

Collecting

GREAT FINDS By Eddie Estrada It’s a monster!” A good friend from New York City — with a pronounced New York accent ­— used to tell me this when he found an expensive rarity. Most finds that I’ve picked up over the ye...
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Yarlung Records

Yarlung Goes Vinyl

YARLUNG GOES VINYL By David Thomson What separates Yarlung Records from most others is that engineer/owner Bob Attiyeh is not only a purist about accurately reproducing the acoustic merits of the recording, but he feels it̵...
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We Got Power

We Still Got Power!

WE STILL GOT POWER!  1980s L.A. punkzine revived in new book by Michael Layne Heath David Markey is all kinds of Punk Rock on a West Coast OG level. His career as an independent filmmaker is a classic implementing of one of t...
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Ty Segall Mikal Cronin Band

Break Even or Die Trying

BREAK EVEN OR DIE TRYING Or How to Run an Indie Record Label By Lance Berisis Running a record label in the 21st century is easy. Anyone with a trust fund can start his or her own imprint. In fact, I’m surprised more rich fol...
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Jimi Hendrix

People, Hell & Angels

PEOPLE, HELL & ANGELS By Harvey Kubernik  Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have just announced the release of People, Hell & Angels, an essential new album premierin...
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The Seeds

Pushin’ Too Hard

RAGS TO RICHES IN THE NEW SEEDS DOCUMENTARY By Harvey Kubernik   Pushin’ Too Hard, a long form documentary about seminal garage band The Seeds, directed by Neil Norman and produced by Alec Palao for the Crescendo Production...
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