As is often the case with the Music Monday series, I don't always get the chance to spotlight the shear amount of great indie music out there. The monthly leftovers column for March shares some amazing discoveries, plus a little on the shallow Jezebel take on a classic record that went viral.
It is not often you buy an album where a sticker underneath the price tag has a snarky comment about the artist, but that is the beauty of record stores and Major League Baseball umpire Joe West's country music. Longtime baseball fans are more than aware of Joe West, an umpire who has been a... Continue Reading →
In addition to being one of the world’s biggest bands, the Foo Fighters have been a frequent contributor to Record Store Day. In 2011, Dave Grohl’s group released an instant classic. One of the most in-demand RSD releases ever, the Foo Fighters' Medium Rare is a cover album filled with rarities that still stands as a favorite of my vinyl collection.
While perusing the 2019 Record Store Day list, I couldn’t help but be surprised by one product: three-inch vinyl. That’s right. Mini-albums. In addition to the usual wealth of Classic Rock deep cuts and indie treasure, Record Store Day is now associated with bite-sized vinyl and its own three-inch turntable. As record enthusiasts know, vinyl... Continue Reading →
Record Store Day (the biannual day where vinyl junkies support their habit and small businesses) is almost here. On April 13, the 11th edition of the initiative will take place in music shops around the country. Earlier last week, the 2019 Record Store Day list was released. To make it easier for shoppers, I have assembled a guide to the best and most essential picks of the music lovers' holiday.
February 2019 was a busy month. Not only did I catch an amazing show from Steve Gunn, but I threw myself into an Oscar frenzy that ended in major disappointments. As always, there are a few things that I didn’t get the chance to blog about. Here are some leftovers from a crazy month:
Over the weekend, I caught up on Best Picture Nominee Bohemian Rhapsody (more on that later). Given that I was six when Freddie Mercury died, I never had the chance to catch the arena rock band live. The movie did allow me the chance to revisit one of my favorite live albums: the Queen + Paul Rodgers record Return of the Champions.
I am fortunate to live in a city that is a regular tour stop for a host of bands. I am even luckier to be in an area that has a tremendous homegrown music scene. One truly special Philadelphia-bred musician, Steve Gunn, played a show at Union Transfer on Saturday night.