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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Earth Day

Earth Day and just a reminder of when the world saw the World for the first time.  It was on the cover of the Whole Earth Catalog, – a NASA image that Whole Earth creator Stuart Brand had to pressure the government… read more >>

Congress Usta Carry a big (fire) Stick…

THE report has been issued.  Just as I found this LP at a Goodwill.  ARC BELIEVES YOU CAN LINK GOODWILL AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION!  So don that furry hat of Crockett, Franklin and Rousseau!  Remember; you got to fight for your right to… 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 >>

Not All You Need..

…but LOVE helps!  And there’s plenty more LOVE on our Instagram thing, #ARCnyc

ARC HOLIDAY SALE – just around the corner

Yes, records are the stuff that dreams are made of.  OK, maybe a few nightmares too.  But if you love to cuddle up to some great music, at great prices AND support the ARC in our 31st year, do drop by for… 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 >>

Keith Richards’ Blues Collection

The Keith Richards’ Blues Collection at the ARC was launched when Mr. Richards joined our Board of Advisors in 1991. The gem of the 10,000 disc collection is the Robert Johnson 78, “Me and The Devil Blues”/”Little Queen of Spades” (Vocalion, 04108,… read more >>

Warren Covington… is In Our Window

The Music Window is a new blog concept developed in the laboratory of the ARChive of Contemporary Music. It consists of displaying an album cover in the ARC window (conveniently located at 54 White Street, Tribeca/lower Manhattan) every couple of weeks (or… read more >>

Gilberto Gil, 1968

PercPan

What’s a desk jockey to do? It’s been five sedentary years since my last out-of-office experience (see Colombian stories; Picolandia and Vallenato) — much too long to go without nudging the equator, swizzle-sticking fuzzy drinks and scooping up rare petroleum based audio… read more >>

Picolandia!

“See. Up, down…up, down…pick up, pico.” Dago, one of Colombia’s mobile DJs was defining the term “pico.” It’s slang for the tonearm or “pick-up arm” you raise and lower to cue a record, and, by extension, it has come to mean a… 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!  

Paris – Day 9 – Europunk + the Anonymous B.George

Today a visit to the immense and impressive music complex at the Parc de la Villette to see the exhibition Europunk @ the Cité de la Musique. Cité is a wonderful space hosting a musical instrument museum, concert, teaching and listening areas,… read more >>

Paris – Day six – L’Empire des Signes

The Marché de Noël des Abbesses in Montmartre was offering a course on Roland Barthes this Christmas Eve, with vinyl examples… Here a vendor uses the disc to advertise his wares.  Enamored by it’s surface, and delighted by its re-application, I forgot to… 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 >>