“Charlie Grace Fabulous” chronicles the life and career of Rock and Roll Pioneer, Charlie Gracie. His #1 Hit “Butterfly” knocked Elvis from the top of the charts in 1957 and sold over three million copies Worldwide. He continues to be a great ambassador for Rock-N-Roll.
“The Wages of Spin” chronicles The Philadelphia Music Scene from 1952 thru 1963. The film focuses primarily on Dick Clark, Bandstand, The Teen Idols and Payola.
As a special treat, they’ll be a personal appearance by Charlie Gracie at the First Friday show on November 1st at 7 p.m. and WOGL’s Bob Charger makes an appearance at the Saturday, November 2nd show at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $8 or $5 for students and seniors.
This double feature also screens at 2 p.m. on November 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th so don’t miss it!
Pearl Jam played their second Philly show on Tuesday and boy was it a fabulous! I always catch them when they’re in town and I was lucky to get a seat last night. Even though I sat behind the stage, Eddie would turn to us every now and then and even sang a song directly to the bunch of us in the back. The guys brought their usual high energy and their mighty musical talent playing a great mix of stuff off their new album, Lightening Bolt (which we have in-store), a lot of deep tracks and a variety of their bigger hits.
The band treated concert-goers with a few of their ballads but it’s their heavy, loud style and sound that I love best. There were some songs I didn’t know but that’s one of the things I love about Pearl Jam. They’ll play songs that their hardcore fans will know and the rest of us will want to check out again. I found myself looking at the set list this morning and going though my Pearl Jam to see which albums had the songs I didn’t know. Another thing I love about the band is they never play the same set twice. If they’re in Philly two nights, you’ll see a different show each time.
Time after time, and year after year, I never tire of seeing this band live. They completely energize me and I continue to look forward to each new release they put out.
Did you go to the show? What’d you think of it?
We are super excited to announce that Vinyl Revival is now a participating Record Store Day record store! This designation means that we will sell the special Record Store Day releases in our store on Record Store Day and on Black Friday.
Record Store Day is a celebration of music by independent record stores held on the third Saturday of April that features special releases, live performances, etc. We are so happy to be included in this group of indie retailers who truly care about keeping the spirit of the record store alive in the digital age. We plan on making our first Record Store Day a huge celebration for all of our customers and our community!