If you long for the old-school ways of buying and enjoying your music, Alan Maisano’s A&M Music Center in Lyndhurst, N.J., is right up your alley.
Goldmine’s Dr. Disc takes a mystery record shopping road trip to Cactus Music in Houston to assess its stock, staff, store, selection and special features.
The common thread among this edition’s Market Watch appears to be the letter P: prog rock, a Platinum disc, a pair of Parlophone LPs and a bit of a puzzle.
If you’ve ever wondered if Record Store Day is musically inclusive, the 2014 edition of the event, coming up April 19, should put any of your fears to rest.
While the term Americana is bandied about freely these days, in 1968, the idea of a group melding down-home sentiments with an upbeat attitude was somewhat revolutionary. That’s when Poco — consisting of pedal steel player Rusty Young, singer and guitarist Richie Furay, singer and guitarist Jim Messina, guitarist Randy Meisner and drummer George Grantham — made its bow at The Troubadour, L.A.’s trendsetting club of the day.
Sure, Jay Jay French is a rock-star guitarist with Twisted Sister, but he puts his records on the turntable just like the rest of us collectors do.
Collectors love to talk about want lists, equipment and favorite LPs. Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French gives us a peek at how he collects and enjoys records.
The tour will showcase selections from throughout Steely Dan’s four-decade catalog; it starts July 2 in Portland, Ore., and wraps up Sept. 17 in Baltimore.
Holy collectible instruments, Batman! Or more accurately, “Catman” — as in original KISS drummer Peter Criss — whose first official KISS drum kit is one of a lengthy string of highlights of Backstage Auctions’ 2014 Rock Gods and Metal Masters Auction.
Every Beatles album and John, Paul, George and Ringo solo record has many interesting and varied stories behind it; here’s a look at the “A Hard Day’s Night” album and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy.”