Friday, January 23, 2009

TVD Parting Shots

Fits like an old glove, now doesn't it?

Blondie - X Offender (Mp3)
X-Ray Spex - The Day The World Turned Day-Glo (Mp3)
Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do (Mp3)
The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops (Mp3)
The Members - The Sound Of The Suburbs (Mp3)
The Ruts - Babylon's Burning (Mp3)
Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United (Mp3)
The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Mp3)
The Undertones - Get Over You (Mp3)
Skids - Into the Valley (Mp3)

Record Store Day sponsoring 'Buddy Holly Lives!' festival at Vintage Vinyl to raise money for Parkinson's research

Record Store Day, presented by a consortium of independent music retailers spanning the United States and overseas with hundreds of store locations, will be sponsoring Buddy Holly Lives on January 31st, 2009. Vintage Vinyl Records will host "Buddy Holly Lives," a live in-store concert event.

The free concert will seek to raise money for the Light of Day Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease. The event begins at noon and is expected to run until about 5 PM.

The performers, including celebrated NY rocker Willie Nile, Columbia recording artist Nicole Atkins, Pat Dinizio, lead vocalist of the Smithereens, MTV featured artists Locksley and more, will each perform their favorite Buddy Holly tunes to celebrate the life of the rock legend and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of his tragic plane crash. The event will take place on the Vintage Vinyl in-store stage.

Vintage Vinyl Records is an independently owned and operated records store in NJ since 1979. To learn more about this event, visit and Location: Vintage Vinyl Records, 51 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ 08863

Love You Till Friday | Sal Go on TVD

Ed's Note: Today marks a new wave of Fridays here at TVD. Sal Go joins us this morning as she will each week with her own soapbox 'Love You Till Friday.' We'd introduce you to her, but she does a fine job of that herself:

I'm pretty excited to be a contributor to someone else's blog. As a wanna-be journalist, this is a big step for me. Now the trick is to write something that you, The Vinyl District Reader, actually wants to read, and doesn't just glaze over on your daily RSS scroll. There's no formula to follow, so I'm just going to dive in with a brief description on what I think I have to offer.

Like you, I am in love with the format. I am in love with the idea of vinyl and the value a tangible form gives to music with it's art and execution. I love the 7", the 12", the 10" and all inches in between. I love that vinyl records remain the choice output as far as underground music goes and even that it's getting mainstream attention in a real way (/end soapbox).

I am not a serious collector/music nerd, for I can't tell you who played what wearing which color pants on the B-Side of some obscure limited edition of your favorite band's side project--I don't know about this shit, and I don't care. (Not even enough to Google it.) I just really love music, I love going to shows and supporting bands that I like.

HOWEVER, my goal here is not catered to the detail oriented. This is for the no bullshit, punk/rockandroll/garage/underground/ show goer, an evangelist if you will. I'll do record or show reviews, and I'll try to highlight some lesser known bands, especially if they are going to be in the area anytime soon. Why? Because this seems to keep happening to me: Paul Collins Beat, (formerly of the Nerves) will be playing at the Talking Head in Baltimore on Monday, February 2nd.
Monday, of course, because who wants to play this area on Friday? But in even better news, Gentlemen Jesse and his Men are touring with them. G. Jesse had a sensational debut 7" 'I Don't Wanna Know', and has since put out a self titled LP on Douchemaster Records. It's a well written, solid, hook-driven power pop album that you will love if you love bands like the Nerves, The Exploding Hearts, The Modern Lovers... And there's something both tough and sweet about his voice that embeds the song into your brain, so that you're singing the chorus' all day whether you like it or not. If you don't have to get up early, (or even if you do but really don't care about sleeping vs. good music) I suggest checking them out.

Oh yeah, and I lied earlier, because I totally Googled to find out where the apostrophe goes in Paul Collins Beat. (I still don't know.)

Paul Collins Beat - Helen (Mp3)
Gentlemen Jesse and his Men - I Don't Wanna Know (Mp3)
Gentlemen Jesse and his Men - You Don't Have To (Mp3)