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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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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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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Brian Jones

He brought The Rolling Stones together, gave them their sound, gave them their mission, gave them their name and even gave Keith and Mick a place to live. It’s time to take another look at Brian Jones. By Harvey Kubernik Bria...
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Revolver Turns 50

The Beatles remain evergreen with this month’s celebration of the album Revolver on its 50th anniversary; Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard’s new documentary about the band’s touring years; and a new CD release: T...
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The Runaways

The First Queens of Rock

AUTHOR EVELYN McDONNELL SORTS THE MUSIC FROM THE MYTHS TO TELL THE “REAL STORY OF THE RUNAWAYS” By Suzanne Rush The band that spawned one of rock’s most durable female icons was born in a suburban rec room in grea...
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Van Hamersveld

John Van Hamersveld And The Hous Of Cool

50 Years Of Graphic Design, Album Covers And Music Posters By Harvey Kubernik Visual artist and designer, John Van Hamersveld, over the last half century, has been responsible for so many iconic music, art, business, food, surf...
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The Velvet Underground

AT THE TIME OF IT’S RELEASE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND DIDN’T EVEN CRACK THE TOP 200 — 45 years later it’s being honored with a six-disc super-deluxe edition by Richie Unterberger~ Of the four studio albums the Vel...
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Stevie Nicks  at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on her 24 Karat Gold Tour, 2017. Ralph Arvesen / Wikimedia Commons

The life, music and costumes of Stevie Nicks, rock’s still-reigning witchy queen

Gold Dust Woman is a cradle-to-golden years slog through the singer’s life Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks By Stephen Davis St Martin’s Press By Suzanne Rush Being a Stevie Nicks fan has always required t...
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