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Record Store Day 2017 – April 22nd

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Vinyl Revival Celebrates Record Store Day with 

Live Music, Exclusive Releases, Swag and Snacks 

Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, is proud to be participating in Record Store Day, an international day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store, on April 22, 2017.  Vinyl Revival will stock a selection of titles that are Record Store Day exclusive, limited edition and first releases.  As part of the Record Store Day celebration, there will be free in-store performances by Big Terrible, the Funky Rebels, MLC (Mid-Life Crisis), and The Wiretappers, free Record Store Day promotional materials with purchases, plus complimentary light refreshments and drinks during store hours from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

            In celebration of Record Store Day’s 10th anniversary, Vinyl Revival has programmed a slate of live entertainment during store hours for customers’ shopping enjoyment. A wide variety of genres including singer-songwriter, hard rock, alternative and classic rock covers will be performed by several groups throughout the day.  Musicians include The Wiretappers, a mandolin and guitar trio playing both originals and covers, the acoustic duo MLC playing cover songs from the Lumineers to Rod Stewart,  the Funky Rebels, a newly formed band comprised of musicians  who met at World Cafe Live’s weekly Philly Rising open mic night who will blend the rap, pop punk and singer-songwriter genres, and closing out the day’s events will be  blues-soaked heavy rock by Philadelphia power trio, Big Terrible.  Since their formation in 2006, Big Terrible has been a stand out in the local hard rock/indie scene due to their expert technical skills and good ole-fashioned songwriting.  Their most recent album, Monument was released in March 2015 and is an addition to their impressive collection of releases such as Rotten City in 2013 and Face the Stone in 2009.

Music and merchandise by the performing bands will be available for sale at Vinyl Revival. For more information and the performance schedule, visit http://vinylrevivalrecords.com/.

For a complete list of titles being released for Record Store Day 2017, visit http://recordstoreday.com/.

 

 

 

 

Record Store Day 2017

rsdAPPROVEDnewstacked_2015This year, Record Store Day, is celebrating 10 years on April 22nd!  We are planning some extra special in-store events for the occasion.  Check back for more details as we’ll be posting about our activities as we get things finalized. As usual, we’ll give out promotional materials free with RSD purchases, and serve complimentary snacks, beer, and wine.  Record Store Day is a big ass party at Vinyl Revival so don’t miss it!

The Record Store Day Ambassador for 2017 was announced yesterday and it’s St. Vincent.  She’s made a clever video about it which you can see here. Very funny!

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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!

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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.

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

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

Vinyl Revival Celebrates Three Years in Lansdowne

Vinyl Revival is celebrating their third anniversary Wednesday, August 17th through Saturday, August 20th with special events including a Sexy Scrabble Party, Anime and Pocky Party, a record sale, and complimentary refreshments.  Not your ordinary record store, Vinyl Revival looks forward to providing the community with a great selection of new and used records, funky music accessories, independent and alternative movie screenings and live music from up-and-coming performers, for many years to come.

Vinyl Revival’s anniversary celebration kicks off with a fun mixer event, Sexy Scrabble, on Wednesday, August 17th from 6 – 9 p.m. For all adult ages, singles and couples, attendees will play a wild and crazy word game, mix and mingle, win prizes and flirt for points. Tickets are $12 and advance registration at https://sites.google.com/site/sexyscrabbleparty/ is suggested as space is limited.

On Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th, Vinyl Revival will take 50% off all new and vintage albums and 45’s and serve complimentary light refreshments, drinks and birthday cake in honor of their third year anniversary.

Also on Saturday, August 20th, Vinyl Revival presents an Anime Day and Pocky Party.  From 2 – 6 p.m., attendees can snack on delicious pocky (a popular treat in Japan, pocky are biscuit sticks covered in chocolate and other yummy flavors) and drink tea during a marathon of old and nu skool anime. Tickets are $12 in advance online at vinylrevivalrecords.com and $15 in-person at Vinyl Revival up until show time.  Guests can come anytime during the event and watch as little or as much as they like.

Vinyl Revival will continue to screen independent and classic films in association with FirstGlance Films and Ciao Bella Living Italian Style and as Vinyl Revival enters into its third year of operations, they are proud to present a new Japanese cinema screening series, After Dark Japan Night, in association with Tidepoint Pictures, beginning Friday, August 26th at 7:30 p.m. in their Vault Theater. The first film is TETSUDON: THE ABCs of FOOL JAPAN?, the craziest Japanese SCI-FI/Comedy/Anime anthology of short films.  Film-goers can vote on their favorite short and discuss Japanese pop culture with event host, Alex Strang, and Tetsuki Ijichi from Tidepoint Pictures. The After Dark Japan Night will take place every other month on fourth Fridays and will feature J-Horror, bloody action, anime, martial arts, and more TBA.  Tickets are $10 and are available online at vinylrevivalrecords.com or at the door up until show time.

Record Store Day 2016 Re-Cap

RSD2016flyerWow, we had a GREAT Record Store Day this year!  More and more people are coming to our store and we had a lot of what people were looking to get.  We’re thankful to everyone who came by to support and party with us!   We got lots of good feedback from customers who said they were happy to have a local record store to shop at again.  We’re glad that we can share our love of music and vinyl with other old school record fans as well as the younger collectors who are newly discovering the beauty of the format.

We still have a number of Record Store Day releases in stock and might have the title you’re looking to get so stop by and browse our inventory.  We also have some titles left from last year’s Record Store Day and Black Friday that we have reduced.

Here are some pictures from the day.  Special thanks to Charlie Gracie, Patricia King and Orlando Hadad from Minas for their special appearance on Record Store Day and Mayor Campuzano and Neumann University’s 98.5!

Record Store Day Events

rsd+date_wide_2011We’re only 22 short days away from Record Store Day 2016!  Vinyl Revival will stock a selection of titles that are Record Store Day exclusive, limited edition and first releases and we’ll have a couple fun events during the day on April 16th.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Meet Orlando Haddad and Patricia King from the Brazilian jazz group Minas and get advance and signed copies of their first album, Num Dia Azul, which will be re-released at their World Café Live concert on April 16th at 8 p.m.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. –  Meet Philly’s first rock and roll star, Charlie Gracie, as he signs copies of his new book, Rock & Roll’s Hidden Giant: The Story of Rock Pioneer Charlie Gracie. 

Gracie’s book and Minas’ album will be available for sale at their individual events.

As part of the Record Store Day celebration, light refreshments and drinks will be provided during store hours from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m  and an assortment of Record Store Day promotional items will also be given out for free with each purchase while supplies last.

Hope you can celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store with us!

2015 in Review

2015 has been a great year and we have our customers to thank!

The popularity of records continues to grow and in addition to our regulars, we also have new customers stop in all the time.

Many of you attended events here or came in to buy the latest releases and special Record Store Day titles.  Let’s take a look back at some of the fun we had this year!

We screened great indie films with FirstGlance Film Festival and Film Festival Flix and Italian Cinema with Ciao Bella!  Living Italian Style.

We hosted concerts in The Vault featuring original music as well as covers with local musicians Tommy Davis, Third Man In and Electric Fallback. 

We had great new, exclusive, limited edition releases for Record Store Day and Record Store Day Black Friday, new releases from Kurt Vile and Jeff Lynne’s ELO plus hard to find vintage MFSL versions of Dark Side of the Moon and Magical Mystery Tour.

We also had books signings with authors Charlie Gracie, Jim RosinWyatt Doyle, Andrew Biscontini and Richard Adelman.

As we look to 2016, we hope to offer a wider variety of new and vintage vinyl and program more unique events that you can enjoy in Lansdowne!

 

Record Store Day Black Friday November 27th

black_friday_logoRecord Store Day recently announced the list of special titles available at independent record stores on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 27th. Vinyl Revival will have some of these titles for the holiday shopping season for sale on the 27th when we open at 11 a.m.  Below is a list of what we ordered.  Quantities are limited so we’re not sure what we’ll end up getting.

The B-52’s, Live! 8-24-1979

Beck, Dreams [12″]

David Bowie, Earthling

Buzzcocks, Another Music In A Different Kitchen

The Cardigans, Long Gone Before Daylight

Johnny Cash, Man In Black : Live In Demark 1971

Chip Taylor & John Prine, 16 Angels Dancing ‘Cross The Moon

The Clash, The Clash

Coheed and Cambria, The Color Before The Sun: Official Band Demos

Phil Collins, In the Air Tonight

Egyptian Lover, Egypt, Egypt Girls

Ben Harper, Fight For Your Mind

Neal Hefti, Batman Theme / The Batusi

John Lee Hooker, Two Sides Of John Lee Hooker

Howlin’ Wolf, The London Howling’ Wolf Sessions

The Isley Brothers, Groove With You…Live!

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, Live at Winterland ’68

Jeff Buckley/Sly and the Family Stone, Everyday People

The Jesus And Mary Chain, Barbed Wire Kisses

Judas Priest, Painkiller

B.B. King, The Thrill Is Gone

The Kinks, Kwyet Kinks

The Kinks, Dedicated Kinks

Les Paul /Mary Ford, Christmas Cheer

Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis

Megadeth, The Threat Is Real

MGMT, Time To Pretend

Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Live at the Middle East

Rich Robinson, Oh, Sweet Nuthin

Outkast, Stankonia

Jaco Pastorius, JACO

Carl Perkins, Dance Album of Carl Perkins

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody

Schoolly-D , P.S.K. What Does It Mean? / Gucci Time

Spoon, TV Set

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, A Legend In The Making

Animals As Leaders, Animals As Leaders

Dressy Bessy, Lady Liberty

The Offenders, Live at CBGB’s 1985

Royce da 5’9″, Skillz / Diamond D – One For The Money

The Arcs, The Arcs vs. The Inventors, Vol. 1

Jimi Hendrix, Burning Desire

Wes Montgomery, One Night In Indy (Feat. The Eddie Higgins Trio)

Frank Zappa, Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison

There may be a few more so check back here for updates.

We also have a couple of special in-store events planned for Black Friday, November 27th and Small Business Saturday, November 28th, so check the events tab at vinylrevivalrecords.com to find out what’s going on at our store.

 

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Record Store Day Re-Cap

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Record Store Day with us last Saturday!

Thanks especially to our customers, concert promoters who worked hard to organize the day’s events, Jim Rosin for doing a book signing, and all the bands and performers who generously played at our celebration too!

I hope you found what you were looking for on RSD but if you’re still searching for a title, here’s a list of the RSD releases we still have in stock. These are mostly single copies so if you if’d like one, come in as soon as possible before we sell out.

Adventure Club – Calling All Hereoes

Aerosmith – Draw the Line

Aerosmith – Rocks

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Joan Baez – Blessed Are

Bastille – Of the Night

Beauregarde – Testify

Bleachers – I Want to Get Better

Hollis Brown – Hollis Brown Gets Loaded

Neko Case & Jason Little – Satellite of Love

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – West of Memphis

Michael Chapman – Playing Guitar the Easy Way

Eric Church – The Outsiders

The Civil Wars – Live at Eddie’s Attic

Dillinger, Trinity, Wayne Wade, Al Campbell, Junior Tamlin – Five Man Army

Disclosure – Apollo

Ramblin Jack Elliott – Jack ElliottIce-T,

Everly Brothers – Roots

Frightened Rabbit – Live From Criminal Records

Mayer Hawthorne – Wine Glass Woman

Heavens to Betsy – Calculated

Ice -T – Greatest Hits

Rick James – You and I

Waylon & Shooter Jennings – Fenixon

Jimi Hendrix – Live at Monterey

Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes – Live at the Greek

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She’s on It

Stephen John Kalinich – A World of Peace Must Come

Jorma Kaukonen – QUAH

Kings of Leon – Wait for Me

Kodaline – Coming Up

Ray Lamontagne – Supernova

Henry Mancini – Sountdrack to Pink Panther

Dean Martin – Dream with Dean

Jim McCarty – Frontman

Randy Newman

John Oates – Stone Cold Love

The Orwells – Righteous One

Outkast – SOUTHERNPLAYALISTICADILLACMUZIK

Nina Persson – Sometimes

Pussy Galore – PUSSY GOLD 5000

Rodion G.A. – Misuinea Spatiala Delta (Delta Space Mission)

Bobby Rush – Upstairs at United, Vol. 11

Gil Scott-Heron – Nothing New Slipknot – Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses

Spanish Gold – Out on the Street

Regina Speckor – You’ve Got Time

Sun Ra – Outer Spaceways Incorporated

Tayla Lynn – Coal Dust

Tears For Fears – Ready Boys & Girls

Whirlwind Heat – Do Rabbits Wonder?

James Williamson, Carolyn Wonderland – Open Up And Bleed

Johnny Winter – Live Bootleg Special Edition