Reporting from the Wilderness of Record Store Day 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry You'd think from the way the gaggle of vinyl enthusiasts at Record Surplus in Santa Monica,Calif., were talking, they were war veterans. One bedraggled employee told a cluster of patrons on the hunt for prime goods that one guest had camped out at 5 a.m. to obtain a copy of Pixies' Indie Cindy. Over at Soundsations in Westchester, a clerk named Steve (no last name given) regaled us about a woman who got cheated out of a... READ MORE

Concert Review - Albert Hammond Jr.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts For all the cool mystery that seems to envelope the members of the Strokes, the Wiltern audience sure learned some intimate facts about guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. In his opening slot for British Bob Dylan disciple Jake Bugg, he admitted to the crowd that he urinates "in pitch black, just like Vin Diesel's movies." Hammond revealed himself in concert to be the heart and soul of the Strokes' ragged rock. His own music was populated... READ MORE