1 Week 2 Go til ARC Summer Sale

30 05 2013

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 the benefits and help support ARC and get some great bargains by coming by next week.

The ARC’s Swingin’ SUMMER  Record + CD SALE

Sat, June 8 and runs through Sun, June 16.
We are open everyday, 11am – 6pm.

KneePlays2   Madonna+Fever5
from the art-y + nice $10                                         to the nice + art-y $50

PLUS…thousands of items $3 and UNDER

This is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs, sheet music + more    Help us out !  Blog, face, tweet, post or shout out about our sale…

Join the ARC and attend our Summer Party – great food, nice people and first crack at all the recordings!  ARC members ONLY, Thursday June 6
Call or e-us.  You can Join via    Paypal   or   NYcharities.org   –  or go to our website, click dancer image, and use the paypal button.  http://arcmusic.org

PARTY treats provided by:
Brooklyn’s Bonnie’s Grill (hotwings + beer).
Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (champagne), and Two Boots Pizza.
Krrb is your host for the evening, a local classified startup.
Do visit:  Krrb.com

ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street in Tribeca   New York City, 10013
between Broadway and Church St – 3 short blocks south of Canal
tel : 212-226-6967     e : info@arcmusic.org
http://arcmusic.org       blog: https://arcmusic.wordpress.com

Feelin’ Kinda Moogy?

29 05 2013

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 on Thursday Eve, June 6.


It’s Moog Power, by Hugo Montenegro, RCA LSP 4170, 1969 – $15.  Nice condition at a nice price.   Plus 20,000 others!

Tell your friends.  Re-post, tweet, repeat  at will.
And do drop by and support the ARChive!

You can join the ARC or make a donation, the Moogy way, anytime:
Donate via Paypal   or   NYcharities.org

ARChive of Contemporary Music, 54 White Street in Tribeca, between Broadway and Church Streets – North of Worth + 3 short blocks south of Canal.  This is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs,   tel : 212-226-6967   info@arcmusic.org

French Girl Paperbacks

28 05 2013

Sure the next ARC sale is looming (June 8 – 16), but does that mean all the REAL fun is over?   Non!   Here’s the latest find from a flea, posted on the French Girl Pulp Page, joining the 66 other lonely and pouting heroines at Oui Oui Pulp.


Brazil vs India – go with the flow

15 05 2013

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 – the perfect bridge between the two cultures and the annual focuses here at the ARC.  Last year Brazil, this year India.  Força Lascada (EMI, Brazil, 064 422 940, 1984) offers a jazzy and dissonant use of a dilruba and the “sitara” – untuned, loung-ey and peculiar – as nearly all such cultural mashups are.

It’s the perfect addition to the collection we’re building of non-Indian musicians incorporating Asian Indian instruments into their music. Often it’s a straight ahead and flatly melodic use, like on a Beatles record.  But sometimes it’s an avant-garde mess bordering on genius.  As this is.  At least on two cuts.

We’ll have a full rundown and essay on more than 30 of these recordings ready for India Music Week in Oct.  Stay un-tuned!

AS YOU MAY KNOW our Swingin’ Summer Record + CD Sale is coming up – June 8 – 16.  So another benefit of re-Brazilin’ is the big pile of Brazilian/Brasilian LPs that we will have at our sale.  Things in near mint condition, like below @ below market prices…


The Girls In the Band = Women+music+film 2 C

7 05 2013

We recommend you hike over to Lincoln Center the end of this week (May 10 – 16) and enjoy a new award winning documentary on female jazz and big band instrumentalists – The Girls In the Band by Judy Chaikin

The trailer looks great and its a chance to see performances by artists you may have only heard about, like The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the PV Coeds and the Parisian Red Heads.  To get heard they exploited the novelty value and endured the sexism, and it’s nice to see an important story told well.


It’s @ at the Beale Theater in the Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center at Lincoln Center.

The Girls in the Band website is worth a look : http://www.thegirlsintheband.com/


Swingin’ Summer Record + CD Sale

5 05 2013


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