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The plural of vinyl is vinyl.

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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Bob Koch

Jones died in November 2016 after fighting cancer for several years, but she and her band the Dap-Kings worked to bring us a final statement, released a little more than a year after her passing. 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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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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Mike Merg

You can debate whether the resurgence of vinyl is here to stay, but there’s no denying it’s helping local record stores. Witness the popularity of the annual Record Store Day on April 18. Read more

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When working at MadCity Music Exchange from 2002 to 2010, Kim Johnson-Bair got to know the unassuming eccentrics one meets in local record shops. "The punks would come in, and they're easy to recognize, but what about the guy standing way over there Read more

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St. Vincent de Paul

Vinyl hunting can be a drag when it doesn't turn up anything good. That's why the team at Saint Vincent de Paul on Williamson Street has been saving the really good stuff for their 15th annual Collectible Records Sale, which takes place Tuesday, Nov. Read more

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The self-titled debut album by Los Angeles-via-Toronto rockers Steppenwolf has long been one of my favorites, ever since buying a new '80s MCA reissue back in the day. And I wish I still had that copy. Read more

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Here's another batch vintage obscurities, featuring a trio of vocal legends operating somewhat outside their normal fields. Read more

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Wax is back, like Sperry Topsiders and skinny neckties. Read more

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It was an early Christmas present last year when folk blues legend Spider John Koerner traveled to Madison on a blizzard-ridden Saturday night to play a show for the first time in many years. Read more

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Serious dollar-bin digging often results in listening to a lot of albums which are interesting for one reason or another, but not necessarily worth holding on to for repeat spins. Then, the only trick is to try and find them another home. Read more

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Bob Koch

In Madison, we're lucky to still have a wide variety of places where those who want to browse for music can do so the old fashioned way, in person. Occasionally, there's even special events that draw hordes of serious and casual collectors, such as S Read more

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