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A Brief History of Vinyl Records

Vinyl records have been delighting listeners and collectors since the 1900s. Since RCA Victor launched the first commercial vinyl long-playing record in 1930, vinyl has continued to grow in popularity. Last year in the United

The Best Places to Find Great Vinyl Records

Whether you’re just starting your vinyl record collection or you’re a seasoned collector always on the hunt for rare LPs, the process of finding the vinyl record you’re after can be just as much fun

The Importance of Cleaning Your Records

Great, rich and lush sounds emanating from your turntable start with a clean, static-free vinyl record. Whether you are a casual collector or a hardcore audiophile, it’s important to know the importance of cleaning both

7 Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Your Vinyl Collection

Vinyl records were incredibly popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s and rapidly faded away after CDs and mp3s wandered onto the scene. However, just like the fanny packs and bell bottoms of the

I Went to a “The Pretty Reckless” Concert, and “Them Evils” Stole the Show!

One of the nice things about having a subscription to the streaming service “Tidal”, is discovering new bands that I never hear while listening to “Deep Tracks”, on Sirius/XM. One of my favorite finds is

Four Star Riot Gets Five/Five Stars

This review is long overdue. I actually received a press release back on August 8th, announcing that these Clearwater, FL natives would  be releasing their new album “Waves” on September 2nd. The delay wasn’t caused

“The Heroic Enthusiasts” make retro cool again

     Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but I left my heart in New York. I spent the first 17 years of my life in NY, and while I haven’t

My New Mixtape-The Best Mixtape I’ve Ever Heard!

     My next album up for review is “Alone Together Forever”, a brand new (summer of 2016) release from “My New Mixtape” a local artist out of Alexandria, VA. Let me cut to the

Suit of Lights-nothing lite about their lyrics.

     When Brittany Freeman, from Planetary Group, asked me if I wanted to review “Suit of Lights’" newest album “Break Open the Head”, which was released on Monday, June 6, 2016, I said I’d

Hollie Stephenson-Britain’s Latest Import

If you like the music of  Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, or Billie Holiday, then you should check out England's soon to be sensation Hollie Stephenson. I just found out about Hollie through my subscription