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Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores


Record Store Day 2015: our recommended local record stores

Posted April 17, 2015, 5:04 p.m.

It's that time again – Record Store Day 2015. We all have a favorite or recommended store to pick up new releases, discover hidden gems or even sell old unwanted albums onto unwary shoppers. In this feature, we round up nine of our favorite local record stores, ranging from Dublin to Los Angeles. Tell us the ones we've missed below. Port of Sound Record Shoppe - Costa Mesa, CA I haven't been to this record store many times, but damn if I don't just love it. Wall to wall vinyl fill this moderate sized shop and not much else. There are some CDs and a few knick-knacks here and there if you go looking for them. Ultimately though ...

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Black Rivers

Interviews Black Rivers

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

Twins Andy and Jez Williams braved the unforgiving Welsh winter to bring us the sound of their eponymous debut, their first release since their other ...

BJ (Ancient Shores) on Nightbreed

Regular Columns BJ (Ancient Shores) on Nightbreed

Posted April 17, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

The story of Nightbreed’s production goes back to the pre-internet days reading fangoria magazine and conversations among those who were into horror movies and ...

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Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

I woke up in a bed of blankets without a clue of how I got there the previous night. The room contained the bed, a computer and myself. I bent the blankets off of my legs and found myself drifting to the illuminated screen. When I arrived, the words "Panic," "broke," and "up?" berated me from all two dimensions. I woke up again and knew that the dream's significance meant that I was to track down the band Panic and ask them the freshly sharpened question. Although they formed in 2000, 2006 was the year of answers. An interview ...

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SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up

Music SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

Following a year in 2014 that not only saw Tyler, the Creator get arrested for “inciting a riot” during a ...

Hail The Ghost

Interviews Hail The Ghost

Posted March 30, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Irish indie six-piece White McKenzie never officially broke up, they just went quiet. Frontman Kieran O'Reilly secured an acting ...

Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Music Coming in 2015: Scene Point Blank Anticipates

Posted March 1, 2015, 4:09 p.m.

Loren's list My list, in no order: Worriers In her Pass the Mic, Lauren references “their first proper full-length ...

Masked Intruder

Interviews Masked Intruder

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked ...

Top 5 Album Closers

Music Top 5 Album Closers

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:46 p.m.
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1 Devin Townsend – "Tall Latte" (Ziltoid, the Omniscient) Ziltoid is an impeccably funny album. Not only is the premise itself ...


Interviews Mamiffer

Posted Feb. 1, 2015, 4:55 p.m.

Mamiffer have been going for quite some time, but the recent shift of style for the band has signaled a ...

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