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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 20, 2013  |  4 comments
John Prine's Grammy Award winning (for "Best Contemporary Folk Album") 1992 album The Missing Years will make its "long overdue" vinyl debut July 9th on his Oh Boy record label.
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 19, 2013  |  11 comments
The addition of the WOW! turntable to the Acoustic Signature line adds yet another under $2000 turntable/arm combo to a growing list of 'tables at this attractive price point.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  44 comments
The numerogroup can rest easy. An even more foolish vinyl story has just appeared online in The New Jersey Star Ledger.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  31 comments
Numerogroup's Rob Sevier has responded to my charge that his Wire piece was the "Stupidest Article Ever Written About Vinyl". And as expected, his response was infantile, petulant and utterly predictable.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 10, 2013  |  11 comments
The Arts section of today's New York Times contains a vinyl resurgence story by Allan Kozzin you're sure to enjoy reading
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 05, 2013  |  6 comments
I flew the Sunday evening 'redeye' home from T.H.E. Show Newport 2013 and without sleep appeared later Monday on Scott Wilkinson's "Home Theater Geek"podcast.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  8 comments
A reader alerted me to "Feedbands"—a unique vinyl subscription service. You pay them $19.95 a month and each month Feedbands sends you a new 180g vinyl record of a new band or artist they really like
Michael Fremer  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  1 comments
New York's Archive of Contemporary Music (ARC) announces its "Swinging Summer Record Sale" beginning Saturday June 8th through Sunday June 16th from 11AM to 6PM
Michael Fremer  |  May 31, 2013  |  0 comments
T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 is underway and coverage will begin later today. I participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony with John Atkinson, Robert Harley and Dr. David Robinson wearing the GoPro camera so you could see the event from my perspective but the camera was accidentally set to 'still' and I didn't get the video.
Michael Fremer  |  Apr 21, 2013  |  49 comments
The line snaked down the block outside of Music Merchant in Westwood, NJ the morning of Record Store Day April 20th 2013. It was 7:30 AM well before I got there, you can be sure. Others told me about the scene, including the store's owner.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 01, 2013  |  7 comments
This is no April Fool's Day trick: a fire last night destroyed the Pallas Pressing Plant's CD/DVD duplication facility. Fortunately there were no injuries.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 29, 2013  |  0 comments
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Omnivore Recordings will release limited-pressing vinyl collectibles that are musts: The soundtrack to the long-awaited feature-length Big Star film documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" will be available in a special, limited edition (4,000 worldwide) 180-gram, two-LP translucent yellow vinyl pressing ahead of its standard release configurations
Michael Fremer  |  Mar 25, 2013  |  13 comments
VPI's Harry Weisfeld demonstrated a new one piece "3D printer" version of the long-running JMW Memorial Tonearm last Saturday, March 23rd at an open house attended by member of The New York Audio Society.
Michael Fremer  |  Feb 27, 2013  |  2 comments
We often talk about "cross-pollination" opportunities in the high performance audio world, like putting a cool system in a high-end furniture store or at trade-shows not associated with audio. It's a good way to interest a different demographic to the hobby.

I was just alerted to this event by a friend who is the oleologist (olive oil specialist) at New York's Eataly, the world's largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, organized along similar lines, at Del Posto, one of New York's premier Italian restaurants—the first Italian restaurant in forty years to receive a four star review from The New York Times (in 2010).

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