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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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Alan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto performing at the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington, Jan 2, 2010. Lesheifner, Wikimedia Commons.

Holdsworth’s Eidolon

Allan Holdsworth the British guitarist and composer “that even guitar heroes look up to,” has released two best-of CDs by David C. Kephart Allan Holdsworth has been correctly referred to as “a guitarist that e...
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The Vinyl and the Damage Done

Turntable tips for the vinyl afflicted By David Lancon (The following is a Public Service Announcement for those new to vinyl and for those long accustomed to vinyl culture) You say you just blew the mortgage on that rarest of ...
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The Beatles

The Beatles on 180-gram vinyl

14 Studio Album Remasters Just Released By Harvey Kubernik he Beatles’ acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009 and 2010 for digital download exclusively on iTunes, made their long-awaited stereo viny...
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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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Rick Rubin

Various ages of angst and a RCN challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 2012 was full of great musical discoveries and 2013 is getting off to a good start. I got hipped to the label Omnivore Recordings. They have a pretty diverse catalog that includes Ernie Kovaks, Jelly Fi...
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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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Wayne Shorter Without a Net Jazz

Wayne Shorter Returns to Blue Note

Time And Age Can’t Diminish Wayne Shorter By Armand Lewis ayne Shorter is one of the few chameleons in jazz. Adaptable to any musical setting he finds himself in, the saxophonist’s career spans everything from the hard ...
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Bob Marley

This year, the life of the reggae legend (who would have been 70) is being celebrated with Uprising Live!, a CD and DVD of his final concert, a Marley musical and even a Marley family-endorsed marijuana brand By Harvey Kubernik...
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