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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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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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Vicky

Vicky and the Vengents

ROCK AND ROLL MEETS DOO-WOP AT INLAND EMPIRE RECORD STORE, GROOVERS by Dave Gnerre~ he history of record stores releasing vinyl on their own labels is a long and storied one. Devora Brown at Fortune in Detroit, Slim Rose at Tim...
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Same As It Ever Was

A Music Lover’s Take On The Music Scene In Los Angeles by Maya Eslami ~ In September of last year, Mazzy Star released their fourth studio album, Seasons of Your Day, on their independent label Rhymes of An Hour. Although Ho...
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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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Cocksure-Laura Stevenson

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In the Red [and White]

Noteworthy 2012 releases from the L.A.-based Indie label By Lance Barresi o Ho Ho! Happy Holidaze! As I began compiling my Best of 2012 list this year, I found myself typing three short words in parentheses after album titles ...
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unHOF

unHOF

unHOF: THE PEOPLE’S HALL OF FAME by Joseph J. Ramsey We are the unHOF, the People’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame or, not really a Hall of Fame at all, but folks wanting to talk to people with great musical taste. What...
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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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