Music lovers across the globe all have stories of that first record store that ushered in their individual Age of Enlightenment. Chances are, those little shops of our youth are long gone, particularly now that digital technology offers customers the chance to shop from home with a click. But there are still die-hard fans out there who not only continue to go out into the world seeking used vinyl and new and used CDs, these folks are also fostering a young brood of new music lovers; buyers who are still willing to embrace new technology but also looking for both the tangible and more intrinsic benefits of vinyl. (more…)
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The Moogfest occurred over Halloween weekend, celebrating the legacy of sonic pioneer Bob Moog. A huge list of celebrated acts appeared during the three day event held in Asheville and there were several workshops, panels and even a Moog inspired art exhibition. A portion of the revenue went to raising money for the Bob Moog Foundation. We had the opportunity to discuss the foundation with its Executive Director and Bob Moog’s daughter, Michelle Moog-Koosa, and Brian Kehew, the foundation’s archive historian, one half of the band Moog Cookbook and a close friend of Bob’s. The foundation supplied us with a number of amazing photos, documents and audio. Enjoy! (more…)
Our recent “Sounds of the Re:Union” episode features the old time music and square dance scene in LA. In the episode, one of the people we hear from is Susan Michaels. Susan’s been calling at LA square dances for decades. She also helps to keep the old time tradition in LA alive by teaching a new generation how to call.
One of her mentees, Cory Marie Podielski, has been calling for a little more than a year. We asked Cory some questions about how and why she participates in the LA Old Time scene. Here’s what she had to say: (more…)
First Avenue is an iconic live music venue that has served Minneapolis and St. Paul for nearly 40 years. The biggest names in music have graced the stage and the surrounding community embrace this club as a landmark. From the storied history that includes playing Prince’s backdrop in Purple Rain to those recognizable stars on the exterior of the building, Sounds explores one of the most renowned music venues in the country.
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Going Above and Beyond for the Local Music Community
Sounds of the Re:Union visits the Louisiana Music Factory, a New Orleans record store that goes above and beyond to serve their local music community. From in-store performances to an extensive selection of local artists CDs, no one nurtures NOLA musicians like LMF. Host Brenton Crozier speaks with owner Barry Smith, as well as musicians Cyril Neville and Kermit Ruffins about the impact LMF has on the community.
What You Should Be Listening To – The Hip-Hop Edition with Willie Evans Jr.
Sounds host Brenton Crozier spoke with hip-hop producer and performer Willie Evans Jr. about albums that influenced him, the albums that may have gotten past your radar and some upcoming releases that he is looking forward to. Willie Evans Jr. performed with national act Asamov, produced for underground favorites Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, has recorded with Rawkus Records and now performs as a solo artist across the country. (more…)