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Stones’ Exhibitionism a Must See

stones2I FINALLY got to New York City last weekend to see the Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism show at Industria.  I’m glad I went because it really had a nice mix of memorabilia, instruments, artwork, and personal items from members of the band.  The exhibit is broken down into different sections that take you on a musical journey from the band’s earliest beginnings until now, over 50 years later.  Here’s a quick re-cap from what I remember.

The exhibit opens with a recreation of Mick, Keith and Brian’s apartment in London with piles of dirty dishes, blues records by the turntable and clothes strewn about. There’s a room filled with all types of instruments including some of Mick’s harmonicas, a number of Keith’s guitars and a drum set.  There’s an interactive listening station where you can isolate vocals, drums, etc. on songs and mix them in whatever way you want which was fun to do. There was a cool section that had drawings of their stage sets then pictures of the actual stage and clips of live performances, a GREAT section on album artwork and tour poster art, hand-written song lyrics, and of course, an area dedicated to their iconic lips logo.    One of my favorite sections was the couple of rooms filled with the colorful, sequined, feathered, leather, outrageous stage costumes  that the guys have worn through the years.  There was more than one fabulous jacket that I would’ve loved to get my hands on!  The exhibit ended with a walk through a backstage area followed by a 3-D concert clip of the band.

I LOVED Exhibitionism and if you think you’d like to go see it, you better go soon because it only runs through March 12th. It took me about an hour and half to go through the entire thing so plan on spending up to two hours there.  It’s a must see for Stones’ fans and music fans alike!


Gift Guide for Music Lovers

We’re just 10 days away from Christmas and if you’re still shopping, here are a few ideas for the music lovers on your list.

Record Player – Know someone that doesn’t have a record player but wants to start listening to vinyl?  A portable record player makes a great first turntable.  With built in speakers, 3 speeds and RCA output, you can just plug it in and play.

crosleyRecord Store Day Black Friday Exclusives – Buying for a record collector? Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive, limited edition, picture discs, and colored vinyl records make great gifts.

New Stones Album – Have a Rolling Stones fan on your list?  The Stones’ new album, Blue and Lonesome, is their first studio album in over 10 years and the band’s first album of all covers.  Loaded with old blues songs, this is the type of blue Christmas you want to have!


Art by a Local Artist – Buying for someone who has everything?  A piece of art always makes a great gift!  Vinyl Revival has a nice selection of artwork made locally including pottery by Bob Deane, drawings by Drew Arata, and creepy doll art by Kimmymetal’s Creepy Creations and Art.

Album Cover Art Handbag – Made by hand, an album cover handbag is rock wear for the fashionista on your list.handbags

Books by Local Authors – Vinyl Revival has several books by local authors including autographed copies of Rock & Roll’s Hidden Giant:  The Story of Rock Pioneer Charlie Gracie, Pop’s Cookie Duster  by Don Doyle, Lee Doyle, and Annette Debevec, Another Day on Planet Earth by Frank Rosci, and Love You Live, Rolling Stones Fanzine from the Common Fan by Marilou Regan.

Rock and Roll Home Decor – Rock & roll home accessories like clocks, bowls, coasters, and magnets made from recycled records add rocker chic to any room.


Vinyl Revival Gift CertificateGive the gift of music with a Vinyl Revival gift certificate.

Merry Christmas!





Call for Entries: Art-Centric Films

seatsAttention Independent Filmmakers in the Philadelphia Area

In association with FirstGlance Films, we’re calling for entries for a special “art-centric” screening series in our 35 seat black-box theater, The Vault.

Categories include:

Feature Film (over 60 minutes)

Feature Documentary (over 60 minutes)

Short Film (under 60 minutes)

Short documentary (under 60 minutes)

Films should be about visual art, a visual artist, an art form, or have an art theme.

Selected films will have the opportunity to screen for one month (either April 15 – May 15, May 15 – June 15 or June 15 – July 15) as a matinee 1 x day Wednesday through Saturday and on a first Friday evening.  Revenues generated from ticket sales ($5 – $8 per ticket) each month will be split with that month’s filmmaker(s).

To submit a film for consideration, please mail a DVD to Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050 by February 29th. For more information, email

Nurturing the Angels Within Workshops

Most music lovers can probably tell you that music nourishes their soul so I thought the spiritual workshop and discussion group series, Nurturing the Angels Within, that I’ve scheduled at Vinyl Revival over the next five months, would be another good way to feed the soul. The series asks you to have an open mind, open heart and sense of adventure and let the world of angel energy enrich your life. Who can’t use a little life enrichment?

The first event in the series takes place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. with a movie night featuring the film “No One Dies in Lily Dale.”  The film gives a candid portrayal of Lily Dale, a spiritualist community in upstate New York, where most of the town’s residents are registered Mediums who regularly give spiritual readings to visitors through alleged communication with the deceased.  After the 90 minute video, there will be a discussion on The Village of Spirits hosted by Barbra Ann, Reiki Master & Medium, Emissary with Society of Light and a life long student of Lily Dale in New York. The series runs through June with a number of monthly events and workshops usually on the third Wednesday of the month.  Events will begin with a meet and greet at 6:30 with complimentary light refreshments and drinks and programs run from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission for most events is $10. Pre-registration by email to is encouraged, but not required.

The Nurturing the Angels Within Series includes these special events:

February 12

Movie Night – “No One Dies in Lily Dale”

90 minute video and discussion on The Village of Spirits

March 19

Topic: Developing a Magical Herb & Flower Garden

*Also includes an Angel Meditation

April 9

Topic:  The Art of Smudging & Creating Sacred Space/ Empower your

Abundance Angels

*Also includes an Angel Meditation

May 21

Topic:  Mix and Mingle – “A Gathering of Angels, Artists and Authors”

June 18

Topic: Angel & Spirit Painting Party – Nurturing the Angels Within

Additional Supply Fee of $10

*Also includes an Angel Meditation

Hope to see you at one or all of the events!



Art Plus Music Equals A Great Weekend

This is a really busy weekend for us.  In addition to the start of our First Friday Flicks, Independent Film Screening Series in association with FirstGlance Films tonight, we will be out at the Lansdowne Arts Festival at the Twentieth Century Club, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and we’ll be at the iRadioPhilly tent on the field near the corner of Eagle and Darby roads in the center of Havertown at the Haverford Music Festival from 7 – 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.  We’ll be giving out lots of prizes and a few surprises, so stop by and say hello.

Art and music makes for a perfect weekend, don’t you think?

Stones Saturday

Bridges of Babylon and a Goat's Head

Bridges of Babylon and a Goat’s Head

Where are my fellow Stones fans?  You might want to stop by this weekend since I just got a number of collectible Stones items in stock.  I have autographed copies of the out-of-print Stones book, Love You Live, by Marilou Regan plus several framed collectible Stones concert posters.

We’re planning a HUGE Stones event for the first Friday of December so stop back or visit our Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

Stones lithographs


Tie-Dye Music Festival is Fun for the Entire Family

Come here Beaufort play improvisational folk rock at Community Arts Center’s inaugural Tie-Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 13th at 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA.

Come here Beaufort play improvisational folk rock at Community Arts Center’s inaugural Tie-Dye Music Festival on Saturday, July 13th at 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA.

What’s better than a music festival?  A tie-dye music festival!

If you’re looking for some family fun this Saturday, look no further than the Tie-Dye Music Festival at Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA. The Tie-Dye Music Festival is an all ages, free admission, family event sponsored by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

A celebration of the care-free days of summer and the creative and colorful process of tie-dying, attendees may purchase event t-shirts for $10 and tie-dye them themselves for no additional charge or people may bring up to 2 items of their own to tie-dye for a $5 charge.  CAC staff and expert tie-dye artist Bob Deane will be on hand to help participants with the tie-dye process and with achieving the desired design and color of their finished products.

Throughout the day, six local bands, each with their own unique sound, will entertain festival-goers.   Music includes the bluegrass sounds of  the Whirled Peas, improvisational folk rock from Beaufort, well crafted original music by New Jersey singer-songwriter Gordon Vincent, your favorite classic rock by Friday Revival, carefully selected acoustic covers by Herb Mondros and original music from Wilmington’s JB Cole, who is quickly gaining popularity as an emerging talent.

The Tie-Dye Music Festival, July 13th from 2 – 7 p.m., is a rain or shine event.  Guests are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets if outside. If inside, chairs will be provided. Additional  parking provided by  Pendle Hill, next door to the CAC, at 338 Plush Mill Rd.

Pack a picnic, grab your hula hoop and have some festival fun!