Just back from looking at one of ARC’s potential new homes, Sunday, back in the office, and found this pushed through the mail slot. Now we get a great many things donated here at the library, and because we save everything musical,… read more >>
posts tagged: ARChive
A Smith Drops by
In the midst of our packing up as ARC prepares to move, Andy Rourke, bassist from The Smiths dropped by. We brought out 80 or so of the band’s LPs and 12″ singles that we have here at ARC for perusal, some… read more >>
Holiday ‘Kissin’ Christmas’ Record + CD Sale Starts Tomorrow! Dec 7 – 22, 2019 @ ARC Headquarters located at 54 White Street, Tribeca, NYC Open everyday 11am-6pm • Be nice and we can stay a little later! • Free admission As always… read more >>
Look Away, Look Away…
Today critic David Hinkley dropped off his twice-a- year carload of donated goodies. As usual hundreds of LPs, CDs, books and swag in great condition. This year he outdid himself by donating these two rare 45s. The almost cleverly named Hatenanny Records… read more >>
Sorted, Packed and On The Road!
Yesterday ARC sent off the Saul Nowitz Collection, a Gift of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, to Philly to be digitized by George Blood Audio and the Internet Archive. This batch 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs… read more >>
Is Music a Universal Language?
ARC intern Dionysius Arya Nataraja comes to us via Bennington College via the Netherlands via Central Java. He’s just finished up a few months here and used some of his time to explore the ARC’s World Music Collection. As a scholar of… read more >>
Summer Fun + Beatles’ Love
Summer is almost gone. A change of seasons. A change of heart. Plans. Memories. “To Everything There Is a Season.” Which leads me to this. One of our favorite donors, Nina b, dropped this drawing off recently. As a 12 year… read more >>
Drop by, say Hi!
ARC will be selling rare and not so rare choice LPs and CDs (duplicate items from our vast archive) this Sat at the Discogs/Crate Diggers Event. FREE ADMISSION, Sat July 27, 10am-6pm, Playstation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC @ W. 44 St. Drop… read more >>
A Borough Of Basses and Baritones: Brooklyn’s Doo Wop History
above: The Cashmeres – “Satisfied Part 1″ (Lake 705, 1960) • All 7” discs and scans are in the collection of the ARChive of Contemporary Music As a Nineties baby my unusual love of doo-wop records stems back to a Time-Life commercial… read more >>
Free Concert @ ARC Thursday Nite!
There’s a FREE Concert @ the ARC SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE! Thursday • June 20 • 7-8pm Come to hear the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Playing Country + Rockabilly favorites! It’s part of the Tribeca Art+Culture Night Festival. SHOP… read more >>
Why Golf When You Can Buy Records?
It’s Father’s Day Sunday so we baked him a cake in the shape of a record! Sorta. Anyway, all kids who bring their Dad to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything. It’s easy – Fab stuff @ Fab… read more >>
Bug Your Pop This Sunday!
This Sunday is Father’s Day and all kids who bring their Pop to our sale get a 10% discount on anything and everything and maybe pick up some insect pops for yourself! Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record… read more >>
ARC’s littlest shopper visited yesterday and penned-painted this promo plea to get folks down to the ARC’s Summer Record + CD Sale. As the man says, “Shop…I beg you.” a Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD… read more >>
Sizzlin’ Summer Sale is Jazz HOT!
Forgive the lousy image, but rejoice at the more than 2,300 Jazz CDs and LPs at this years sale. The above is a pic of the pile of some of the Jazz box sets …Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’… read more >>
Time Rolls On Like A Train And A River…
Got this yesterday at a fleamarket. Hard to believe that the biggest selling group in history, is, uh, history? We’re the ARC. We save everything about music, even long forgotten groups like these here Bugs. We’re also in the last few days… read more >>
Why You Should Support Libraries
OK – Saw John Wick 3 last night. In the opening fight the protagonist kills an antagonist, quite brutally, with a book, in the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. The uninterrupted action was believable of course because no one… read more >>
War + Music
A recent donation here at the ARC included 500 jazz books. One of them was by a journalist I had once met in Paris, Mike Zwerin. The book reminded me of a new acquaintance, Amanda Petrusich, who has just published a terrific… read more >>
Turn Up The Volume!
Resurrecting those 60s psychedelic posters from the basement last week also turned up a pile of late 70 this-and-thats. Like this first edition of VOLUME by the ARC director. We’ll have them at our next sale – June 8-23 – for… read more >>
Still Grand via the Grande
Grand Funk is getting ready to rock out at Jones Beach Theater (opening for Bob Seger) in Wantagh, New York, on May 30, at 7:30 PM. In 1968 (?) it would have cost you $3.00 – $3.50 to see the band in… read more >>
Better Red Than Dead
As we celebrate a purely American Holiday, May Day, ARC found this very nice Commie sleeve, one of the many we were donated from a 78 collection in the EU. So admire the sleeve and remember that in the fight for an… read more >>