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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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.
Hear How This Little Instrument Is Changing Lives
The ukulele typically evokes thoughts of a Pacific island paradise, but as we found out, it’s all the rage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Ukulele Club consists of a group of people who come together to play the small instrument and find a meaningful, positive social outlet that creates a unique sense of community in their lives. We spoke with the club’s founder and leader Lil Rev, as well as members Nina and Cheryl Ann. (more…)
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…)