New York City Celebrates Record Store Day

Shoppers flocked to the Brooklyn outpost of London's famed Rough Trade. Their offerings included a listening room dedicated to LCD Soundsystem's farewell show, which was released on vinyl for Record Store Day.

In New York City, Record Store Day 2014 got an early start at Kim’s Video & Music, which opened its doors at 8:00 a.m. The most serious vinyl collectors lined up hours before then. Unfortunately, it was the East Village staple’s last Record Store Day, as Kim’s will be closing up shop this summer–restaurateur/author Eddie […]

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Six Takeaways From Bruce Springsteen’s Show In Nashville

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#1 Every Bruce Springsteen show I’ve seen has been better than the last, and every show I’ve seen has been amazing. #2 The songs from the last few albums are made for live performance. “High Hopes,” “41 Shots,” “Death To My Hometown” and “Shackled And Drawn” more than held their own among more classic material […]

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Bruce Springsteen At The Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN 4/18/14

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Check Out These Never Before Seen Photos Of Carole King

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On June 9, 1959, a young Carole King made her way to RCA’s Studio B in New York City to record the songs “Short-Mort” and “Queen of the Beach.” She was 17 at the time. She co-wrote those tunes with her partner, Gerry Goffin, who was present at the session, along with publisher Al Nevins […]

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Carole King At Work At RCA’s Studio B, 6/9/1959

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Photos courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Archive.

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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Shaftman Performance Hall in Roanoke, VA

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Shaftman Performance Hall, Roanoke, VA, 3/7/2014 Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are known the world over for building bridges across musical and geographical cultures. The pair of singer-songwriters have drawn influences from Appalachia to the Far East, from Earl Scruggs to ancient Chinese culture, reinventing the banjo as much […]

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Photos: Shakey Graves and Shovels & Rope at the Alabama Music Box

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One of Austin’s biggest heroes, singer/songwriter Shakey Graves, and Americana duo Shovels & Rope played at the Alabama Music Box on February 18, 2014.

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Photo Gallery: A Day In The Life Of J. Roddy Walston & The Business

This is a good way to remember my name, also an exercise in humility. I was having to throw a bra back to a girl who mistook me for someone from a very popular vampire movie series.

J. Roddy Walston walks you through a day in the life of his intrepid rock band, J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Here they are at Barclays Center in NYC during WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn concert.

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Photos: Grayson Capps And Dylan LeBlanc At Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Mobile, AL

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Rising southern songwriters Grayson Capps and Dylan LeBlanc took over Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, Alabama on January 13, for a show sponsored by American Songwriter. First two photos by Chad Edwards.

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Photos: Nora Jane Struthers at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

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Nora Jane Struthers performs at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club in Mobile, AL on December 4, 2013.

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