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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 >>

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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 >>

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 >>

Do “The Ostrich” one last time…

With the passing of an artist that one admires, one always returns to favorite works by that artist in order to commemorate him or her; in this case, Lou Reed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgAqWsv7xMs Around 1963 or so, after graduating from college in Syracuse, where… 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 >>

2 new adds 2 The Keith Richards Blues Collection + 1 Jazz LP

Our fearless leader here at the ARC, known affectionately as B., often prowls rural flea markets, combing the stalls for unique and/or interesting sound recordings. The recent Fourth of July weekend was no exception, as B. returned with an armful of 12-inch… read more >>

Simon, Nile + Reed – in the news

Well, quite a few of our Board Members are in the news these days.  First off here’s a pic of Paul Simon who visited the ARC last week (ignore that other guy). We had a mint copy of his Jerry Landis early personae… read more >>

1 Week 2 Go til ARC Summer Sale

Yes, just about a week till the ARC sale and this is just about the last time we’ll be letting you know.  About 40K new LPs + CDs have arrived, we’ve been staying up late sorting it all, and you can reap… read more >>

Feelin’ Kinda Moogy?

OK – So much news, and yet, the ARChive Swingin’ Summer Sale is fast approaching, so here’s one tasty item that YOU can get when you stop by, beginning Saturday, June 8.  OR, if you join the ARC, at our pre-sale PARTY… read more >>

Brazil vs India – go with the flow

Some things are just too good to be true.  While finishing off the cataloging of recordings that ARC collected for Brazilian Music Day, in preparation for India Music Week, I came across this album by Egberto Gismonti. It’s the perfect transition –… read more >>

ARC roundup 2012

Did you clean 4,500 LPs covered in talcum powder? Did you work during Hurricane Sandy searching for albums by flashlight? Did you wade through a mile long alley of engine parts and motors, piled 4 ft high, in 96 degree weather, to… read more >>

Soul Session @ the ARC

This year’s winter Members Only Party, a preview and a shindig held on the Thursday evening before the semi-annual Record and CD Sale kicks into full swing, was a very soulful event.  Frank Lipsius, whose father founded Jamie and Guyden Records in… read more >>

East Coast – West Coast, all around the towns!

No New York is $25, and the San Fran 415 Records release is less, the left coast is ALWAYS less than NY, @ $5. Yes, great classic Punk Era travelog vinyl at the ARC sale this year.  Here’s some of the regional… read more >>

What Storm?

Well it’s the storm that is keeping me in India – That’s what storm.  So as no one from United Airlines has the slightest idea what to do to help, I’ll show you this sky related item:  A beautiful specialty generic 45… read more >>