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Bob Koch

It’s tougher to find gems in local bargain bins these days, but if you happen to arrive right about when the records go out some fun and out-there rarities can still be picked up for a song. Read more

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Madison garage-pop wunderkinds Proud Parents birth a second album, and two other local bands, punk supergroup Dumb Vision and hardcore outfit No Question, both release 7-inches. Read more

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United Teachers of Music are more than up to the task of maintaining the Twin Cities legacy of jolly malevolence on the band’s new LP. Collectors also should get mentally prepared for Record Store Day and the St. Vinny’s record sale. Read more

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Ellie Erickson

BingBong, a Madison quartet featuring some heavy hitters, is out with a fantastic debut album. They release “Pop Restoration” Feb. 3 at Mr. Roberts. Read more

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Fox Face is a Milwaukee quartet with attitude to spare. Their just-released album "Spoil + Destroy" provides a welcome soundtrack to counter our current climate of seeming collapse of both social and political norms. Read more

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Bob Koch

The proprietor of Resale Records, Eric Teisberg, died earlier this week. “Vinyl Cave” author Bob Koch remembers a community of record lovers that flourished in the humble east side store. Read more

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The Madison-based punk-and-western trio hits national LP racks with a new LP on Big Neck Records. Read more

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Over a six-decade career, Glen Campbell recorded in about every style you can imagine. Read more

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The Zombies were one of the most unique sounding rock bands of the 1960s. Now the band is enjoying a second life in the new millennium and continues to create rewarding music. Read more

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Dionne Warwick may not have had much chart success in the 1970s, but was still releasing quality material. Read more

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After many years of avoidance, it's time to explore some Nancy Sinatra stereo mixes. Read more

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2016’s bad-news vortex creates the perfect storm necessary for the importation of a Christmas LP to the Vinyl Cave. Read more

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I’d seen Rod Taylor’s self-titled album listed on Asylum discographies over the years, but always assumed it was some sort of vanity project for the actor. Not so. Read more

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Maplewood Records unearths unfiltered Kenny and company live tapes. Read more

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When Jan Berry was seriously injured in a car crash, Dean Torrence went to work to keep their doo-wop/surf duo in the public eye, remixing an old album track and releasing it as a single. But when “Popsicle” became a hit, the label needed an album. Read more

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The Bright as Night compilation, which is being released on vinyl at Mickey’s Tavern on Feb. 13, is an entertaining peek into the more iconoclastic corners of local music. Read more

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David Bowie’s death has led to a remarkable outpouring of emotion from both his serious fans and those who maybe haven’t been paying as much attention since his major hit-making days in the 1970s and ’80s. Read more

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There is a surprising amount of independently released music from the first vinyl era out there. Here’s a recently unearthed batch. Read more

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“Sea Shells” has more in common with Joanna Newsom’s sparser moments than the rest of Peggy Lee’s catalog. Read more

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Buck Owens cranked out a ton of records in the 1960s, and his backing band even maintained a parallel recording career of their own. Read more

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