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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Emmitt Basquiat???

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 >>

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 >>

Empty the Garage – Fill the ARC

Sometimes ya gotta kick the dead rat out of the way to get to the stax o’ wax.  The latest dusty snap from out West as former archivist and longtime pal Jon (not pictured) risked Jacob’s ladder in search of black gold…. read more >>

Tunes YOU Missed

Sleeves from the “Tunes You Missed” series of 45s that just arrived from a donor in LA.  Forgettable releases – fabulous graphics.  ARC saves everything music related.  Give us a hand and join our fundraising campaign Rebuilding the ARC Any and all… read more >>

All Things Must Pass

We get a lot of things a lot of times.  That gives the things ARC treasures a better chance of surviving.  We also try to place them in a few different locations. The Notre Dame fire brings it all home; how important… read more >>

ARC Needs a Hug

Arc needs a hug now and then.  Here’s Laurie Anderson hugging DJ Bunny Ears at our Benefit Dance Party.  They’re big ARC fans and we hope you will join them in supporting the ARC.  Help us grow and prosper.  We’re the only,… read more >>

Oh Magoo, You’ve done it again!

It is time to get excited about the semi-annual ARChive of Contemporary Music Record and CD Sale that will be taking place this June. There are major changes in the future for The ARC, so we have been extensively scouring the shelves… read more >>

Take Time to Know Him: RIP Percy Sledge

This morning, Tuesday April 14, 2015, the great soul singer Percy Sledge died of liver cancer at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 73. Mr. Sledge’s biggest hit was “When a Man Loves a Woman”—arguably a song that should be… read more >>

Allen Ruppersberg

FOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)

Artist Allen Ruppersberg has a show up in London based on a large collection of 78rpm recordings here at the ARChive. The Barrie H. Thorpe/Batavia Public Library Collection was donated to ARC last year, comprising some 48,000 seventy-eight rpm discs, and is… read more >>

A Hollow Muscular Organ

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Happy V day from your pals @ the ARC – B, Fred + Quinn!  

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

Our Holiday Sale Starts this weekend, and we hope to see you there! Great stuff, good people, all to help support the not-for-profit ARChive of Contemporary Music. A full week of X-mas shopping fun. more than 25,000 items – More vinyl and… read more >>