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Denmark + Roskilde Day 2

Well the Fall has finally arrived here in Denmark.  After a few warm days the chill has come, and what better way to spend the Fall than to curl up alongside the fireplace and enter The Wonderful and Frightening World Of… EMBROIDERY. … read more >>

Copenhagen Day 1

Just off the plane and went with old pal, radio host and guitarist Morten Alfred Høirup for a six hour walk throughout the city.  Sure we inspected the hash dealers in the independent kingdom of Christiania, learned that amber from Copenhagen is… read more >>

Cha Cha Into Autumn!

Summer is over, so here at the ARChive of Contemporary Music we have decided to heat up the cooling autumnal months with some hot Cha Cha records in the front window! Cha Cha (technically, Cha-Cha-Cha) music is, for all intents and purposes,… read more >>

How nice…

Well just about the same time that someone donated a set of record coasters, another person dropped off a Coaster’s record.  Another nice thing is that there are now 160 images of musicians wearing space helmets on our space gallery page. There’s… read more >>

Speed Demon?

Well the latest polls show that the Pres. has dropped in popular approval from around 45% to 33%.  Politics aside, “Pop”, “33” and “45” sure makes us think about those lil’ spinnin’ things we preserve here at ARC. Well you can’t think… read more >>

Hurry Sundown

The ARChive’s “In the Window” feature is not always about music. Sometimes it can be about the packaging of the music—the cover. Such is the case at hand, with the cover of the soundtrack to the film Hurry Sundown. Otto Preminger, whose… read more >>

Early Printed 78 UK Sleeves

ARC recently processed a trove of 78rpm discs with heavy printed cardboard sleeves from the UK, part of our work with partners @ the Internet Archive. While we’re not experts on 78s, we have handled 100’s of thousands and we’ve not seen… read more >>

Finally a Day Off!

It’s the 4th and we’re celebrating out here in San Francisco where we just finished repacking and sorting the legendary KUSF archive – 22 pallets full, maybe 60,000 (whose counting?) discs.  This collection was accessed in 2012 by our partners the Internet… read more >>

A new Adopt-a-Record

We’ve recently added a few discs to our ‘adopted’ collection by Gwen Sciora (aka Verlaine Hell).  Gwen is “on the Air” on WUSB 90.1fm – that’s a station in Stony Brook, NY.  Gwen came down recently to pose with two album from… read more >>

Something Cool for the Summer.

After a winter and spring of complaining about the cold weather, summer is here once again—no one seems to be able to stop it, or the hot weather that comes with it. The ARChive of Contemporary Music has decided to offer something… read more >>

A BIG Kiss…

A big Kiss to all of our friends who stopped by for our Summer Record Sale the past few weeks.  Our sales help us prune the collection, and are great fun.  Our next Sale begins Dec 9th.   And just what are we… read more >>

FINAL WEEKEND + SUNDAY FARTHER”S DAY SPECIALS

Come on down for the FINAL WEEKEND of our SALE Sunday, Father’s Day, it’s 10% off any purchase $10 or over Also all $1 items are 2 for $1 (or $1 each – hey we’re trying to get rid of these things!)… read more >>

People are Shopping from Tasmania!

Today we sold this record off our wall to someone who saw it on ARC’s site while lounging in Moina, Tasmania.  That’s in Australia, Mate.  Look, all YOU have to do is come down to lower Manhattan!  So I hope you do… read more >>

Plenty of Great Records Still here!

So do drop by for our : Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale June  3 -18, 2017 NEW extended weekday hours 11am -7pm   •   Open weekends 11am-6pm @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Cheaper than downloading! Most discs… read more >>

Free Stuff @ ARC Sale 4 Archives Day

Well it’s International Archives Day, not that everyday isn’t International Archives Day around these parts.  But we are celebrating here at the ARC by giving away, for free, all 8-tracks and cassettes at our Summer Sale.  These are extra copies, and what… read more >>

ARC Sale New Hours 11-7 Weekdays!

Here’s a pic of happy shoppers over the weekend.  But that’s so yesterday!  Now we’re open every weekday, 11am – 7pm for those seeking after-work fun.  So drop by and buy and give the ARC a hand by taking some of this… read more >>

ARC Sizzlin’ Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Do have a look at this section of the Great Wall of Groovy Discs and come by tomorrow for the ARC’s Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale June  3 -18, 2017 Open weekends 11am-6pm • NEW extended weekday hours 11am -7pm @… read more >>

Tangos Are Us – starting Saturday

One remarkable group of recent donations includes a wonderful stash of Latin recordings from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.  And a lot of these are extra copies that we will be offering at our sale this weekend, all… read more >>

Holiday OVER and the Fun Begins!

Hope everyone had a great few days off, and now it’s back to the real fun –  The ARC’s very Cool Summer Record + CD Sale to heat up the official start of summer!  Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale: June  3… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD Sale: June  3 -18, 2017 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC The MOST African and Latin and World records we’ve EVER offered, so shop early and often!  Open weekends 11am-6pm • NEW extended… read more >>