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All I Can Say: Memories of Shannon Hoon & “No Rain”

October 26, 2020 by

by Ari Karnezis (Ari is a rocker and an aficionado of grunge & 90s music. You can catch her on podcasts like The Hook Rocks.) It was August 2019 and I was out on a jog. I wasn’t feeling the happiest in my life at the time: I was moving soon, transferring to a new college […]

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

September 1, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex is a music industry investor & enthusiast. He’s spent more on concert tickets than most have on their education.) Actor Chadwick Boseman passed on 28 August as a result of complications related to colon cancer. Boseman was 43 and, to the surprise of most, had been privately battling cancer for four […]

Drake – Homecoming King of Pop

August 8, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex is a music industry investor & enthusiast. He’s spent more on concert tickets than most have on their education.) There was a big story in the music world last week. Aubrey Drake Graham, the Canadian rapper who began his ascent just a decade ago, now has the most top-10 entries on […]

Daniel Dufour – Standards

July 17, 2020 by

by Leo Cahalan (Leo is a jazz head, an audiophile and a vinyl maven. If it’s on Blue Note, he probably has a copy.) “You need to take risks, you never know if the end results will be beautiful or strange, you need to be instantaneous, listening to every moment, without missing a scrap of […]

Phil Ochs: Rare and Unreleased Recordings

July 7, 2020 by

by Kevin Frick (Kevin is a collector’s collector. He has always been the hippest with the music & clothes.) When the latest release from the Phil Ochs archive dropped at the end of May, it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. The United States is currently experiencing its greatest moment of unrest since […]

Remembering Lee Konitz

May 9, 2020 by

by Leo Cahalan (Leo is a jazz head, an audiophile and a vinyl maven. If it’s on Blue Note, he probably has a copy.) Sadly, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz passed on 17 April 2020 at the age of 92 of COVID-19 complications. On the scene for eight decades, he debuted with the Teddy Powell band […]

5 Essential Female Jazz Vocal CDs

October 16, 2019 by

by Joe Grimley (Joe is a record collector of some renown and a jazz afficianado. When he’s not getting turned on to great new and classic jazz records, he’s turning others on via his weekly jazz vinyl DJ set at Bowlero in Royal Oak. We’re happy to have him sit in.) Collectors and aficionados often […]

Remastering a Masterpiece: The Clash’s London Calling

November 11, 2012 by

by Leo Cahalan (Leo is an audiophile, a vintage-gear expert and a vinyl maven. His considered opinions are redoubtable.) I spot the white cardboard media mailer left inside the storm door as I turn the car into the driveway. An expectant smile grows on my face. I have been waiting on a purchase – the […]