Hey classic rock fans, This last week saw the release of The Band. Live at the Academy of Music. The formats follow the current trend for classic reissues. There is an affordable version for around twenty dollars. That has the stuff you already have, in this case it’s essentially a re-release of “Rock of Ages” [...]
December 4, 2013 – Two series I have been collecting, one modest and one epic in scale, have reached their end. The first is Pacifica Quartet’s four-volume, eight-disc traversal of Shostakovich string quartets. They are cumbersomely titled “The Soviet Experience: String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich and His Contemporaries.” So called because each volume includes a [...]
slim dunlap, where known fondly by many people all over the map, is mainly known as the replacements replacement for bob stinson. of recent, slim suffered a horrible stroke, and many of those people that speak so fondly of dunlap have come together to release single songs to benefit their old friend. this two disc [...]
This is a farewell, of sorts–this week I would like to thank all of the many people involved in the big Cheapo/93X radio project known as Hard and Heavy. It is still on on Sunday nights at 11 pm, and my ‘metal picks of the week’ will be aired for four more weeks–whether or not [...]
For Indie Rock listeners, Pitchfork is important. Pitchfork (P4k in hip internet speak) started as your typical created-in-a-basement-website of the 90s, but has since emerged as a juggernaut in online music criticism and reviews. Its infamous 10 point scale has been criticized for its gross subjectivity and general ridiculousness. Yet, Pitchfork reviews have an enormous [...]
Hot off the press, the latest Vinyl releases available on our shelves including albums from Anti-Flag, Arctic Monkeys and Nick Drake.