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Preserving Your Priceless Collection

What Is The Safest And Most Efficient Means Of Getting A Record Perfectly Clean? By Michael Baskin ou’ve just spent a hour or more pawing through the used bins at a record store, which may be 30 to 100 miles from home and, am...
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Burgerama II

Burgerama II

Burger Records’ Music Festival Is Woodstock For The Millennial Generation — In The O.C. By Jason Tryp un, fun fun! The Burgerama experience is like going to your favorite fast food or… (wait for it)… Burger joint, of ch...
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Esoteric Records Interior

Denis Tomassetti

Remembering The Noted Sacramento Record Store Owner Who Defied The Digital Age By Harvey Kubernik his past April the Sacramento, California area lost, not only a citizen but, an avid music supporter and collector when journalis...
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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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