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Maddux Pearson, a graduate student at NYU, has been working at ARC to lay the groundwork for a database and image gallery of our memorabilia collections. Here’s his take on one of the nice things he discovered in the very first 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Jazz Me, Bookish

Here’s a shot of some of the Jazz books that will be available at the ARC’s Holiday Record + CD Sale, Dec 13-21. More that 600 titles never offered before, all shinny new + nice. Zoom in if you can and see… read more >>

Steve Lacy Digital Collection @ ARC

In 2012 ARC created a digital archive of Steve Lacy’s handwritten manuscripts and notebooks containing over 500 published and unpublished compositions. Mr. Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004) was a pioneer of the soprano saxophone, who excelled as a performer… read more >>

The History of Jazz

The history of jazz is a long, often-told story for which there are quite possibly over a hundred books. Here at the ARC, we have cataloged more than one thousand books that make reference to jazz in one way or another. In… read more >>

SUNDAY – Final Day of ARC’s Holiday Sale

Sun Dec 15 – Outside it looks like this…Inside it’s warm and colorful– not only records, but lots of lovely housewares from donated estates like this “Slick and Fancy” Jeannette glass punchbowl set with enough cups to egg-knock over your whole family…. read more >>

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The Wine Is Gone, but We Still Have Plenty of Records

Archivist Quinn MacRorie pictured before the start of our sale.  Notice the custom ARC wine label courtesy City Winery! After the ARC Party, no more wine, but we still have lots of great stuff on the wall! Last night’s members party at… read more >>

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale! Dec 7 – 15

The LONG wait is over.  More than 20,000 never before offered recordings just in time for the Holidays.  Join us as for one week every December ARC is the largest record store in New York City! when: Sat Dec 7-Sun Dec 15,… read more >>

Grubby Dub Surfaces

Everyone knows that ARC has the BEST interns in the American League, and today’s All-Star is Arlo, who, while inspecting classical LPs for surface worthiness, discovered some booklets stuffed inappropriately in inappropriate sleeves. Who could have have thought to place these very… read more >>

Tutti Fruity Rings of Saturn…

Today John Schaefer’s show on WNYC ( Soundcheck’s Writers Club: Talking with Authors About Music ) will explore music and literature, and just by coincidence, THIS arrived in the mail today. We’ve added it to our pop music pulp page @  http://www.ouiouipulp.com/pop_pulp_open.html I… read more >>

French Girl Paperbacks

Sure the next ARC sale is looming (June 8 – 16), but does that mean all the REAL fun is over?   Non!   Here’s the latest find from a flea, posted on the French Girl Pulp Page, joining the 66 other lonely and… read more >>

Record Hunting in Brazil

While hob-nobbing with Katy Perry was fun, lets get down to the real nitty gritty of the ARC’s Brazilian trip; record hunting.  Our host was Allan Bastos, a collector and dealer from Rio+NYC.  Our point man was Beco Dranoff, a producer, DJ… read more >>

2010 Year-end Roundup!

ARChive of Contemporary Music 2010 Year-end Roundup! – An overview of last year’s projects and activities it’s official: the oughts are over…. Uh, did you notice ARC’s subtle new sign outside on White Street?   Yes, we now have the look of a… read more >>

Sale Continues

The sale is still going strong, but bad weather and the bad economy, are not our friends.   But YOU can befriend us anytime by coming down and shopping at our Holiday Record + CD Sale!   NOW through Dec 19, everyday 11-6pm. Just… read more >>

Walkin’ 9-5

Yup, that’s how I spent my last tree huggin’ beach lovin’ day in San Fran, touring Muir Woods, Chimney Rock, Point Reyes (et fried oysters), Inverness (et Bar-B-Que’d oysters) and the Drake Bay Lighthouse – all north of the Golden Gate.  Muir… read more >>

Ton o’ Tomes

Today we honor David Hinckley, of the New York Daily News. David has, over the years, contributed mightily to ARC. Unlike MOST critics, David neither sells nor hoards the swag and promos the recording industry sends his way. He reviews and comments… read more >>