Happy New Year from Chinatown

2 02 2014

Happy Chinese New Year!  And wasn’t it nice of New York City to fly in a heard of Broncos to celebrate the year of the Horse on Super Sunday!  I visited Chinatown for some casual music and big bangs.

Wading through foot-high piles of red firecracker paper and dodging explosions are a thing of the past, replaced by big bang sticks that shoot confetti.  As one container says, “erupt into the sky and bulid [sic] an atmosphere of joy and happiness.”

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Balkans + Benefits

17 01 2014

Two things on the horizon over the next few days, to begin and round-out the MLK weekend.

Once again I will be at the Balkan extravaganza that is GoldenFest.  Its tonight, but I ‘m going tomorrow, Saturday January 18, 2014, 6pm-2am, when nearly 100 bands are supported by hundreds of dancers at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, NY.  Slavs and Slavias blur in this circle dance event, led by the not-to-be-missed Zlatne Uste big brass band.  Tubas, Tubas, Tubas.

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A quieter moment of great beauty launches Saturday at 6:30 in the Chopin Room as The New York Spelmanslag offers schottis, hambo, polska, and pols from Northern climes.

And there’s still time to get a ticket in support of the We Are Family Foundation Gala.  This event is a project of ARC Board Member Nile Rodgers and supports building schools in Africa and teen initiatives.  That’s this Tuesday, a soul-soothing way to round out the long weekend.

WAFF GALA INVITE 2014





SUNDAY – Final Day of ARC’s Holiday Sale

14 12 2013

Sun Dec 15 – Outside it looks like this…D+Kwinter13Inside it’s warm and colorfulpunchbowl– 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.

Great stuff, good people, all to help support the not-for-profit ARChive of Contemporary Music.  More vinyl and CDs than we’ve had in years – all genres and formats – 45s, LPs, CDs, cassettes, books, posters, DVDs, VHS, magazine and a vintage flea market + yard sale! An incredible collection of punk/new wave 45s + LPs, 3 big boxes of Christmas LPs, 12″ singles and sound effects for sampling.

SUNDAY SPECIALS – all $1 + $2 items, half off. THEN take 10% off the final total if you buy 10 items or more. more info : 212-226-6967   Please tell all your friend about our sale and help support the ARC!





The Wine Is Gone, but We Still Have Plenty of Records

6 12 2013

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Archivist Quinn MacRorie pictured before the start of our sale.  Notice the custom ARC wine label courtesy City Winery!

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After the ARC Party, no more wine, but we still have lots of great stuff on the wall!

Last night’s members party at the archive was a great success. As you can see from the “After” picture, all of the excellent LPs displayed on our wall before the party started were snatched up by our record-hungry attendees. Fortunately, we have plenty of other excellent selections to replace them, all of which will be available for purchase when our sale officially begins tomorrow at 11:00AM. Get ’em while they’re hot!

ARChive of Contemporary Music • 54 White Street in Tribeca.  Sale everyday from Saturday, Dec 7 through Sunday, Dec 15, from 11am to 6pm.  Cash only – all to benefit the library.





More India Every Day!

8 10 2013
robotEvery day more and more data and info and fun things to do are pouring into the India Music Week, Oct 6-13 webthing.  Just last night  •  a discography of Tibetan music from in India • links to the audio for a massive 78 collection  •  Indian music programs from the 80s on WNYC radio  •  THREE new concerts  • and even more on the curious relationship between India and ROBOTS!

The site is a sight – www.IndiaMusicWeek.org





THIS SUNDAY – Oct 6 – Seaport, NYC – World’s Largest Bhangra Dance!

2 10 2013

We’ve been working hard on India Music Week – Our launch event coming right up.  Please join us as ARC + DJ Rekha set the Guinness World Record for the the Largest Bhangra Dance in New York City!

You can sign up on facebook here

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Simon, Nile + Reed – in the news

3 06 2013

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).

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We had a mint copy of his Jerry Landis early personae release, “The Lone Teen Ranger,” for Paul to peruse. What we didn’t have was his single with Tico and the Triumphs,  (anyone out there have one to donate to the collection?).

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He was kind enough to autograph a copy of Graceland for that wall of signed classics behind us in the photo.

Paul was witty and gracious and stayed for over an hour    – a treat for everyone here.

Board member Nile Rodgers is also on our radar as his recent collaboration with Frenchies Daft Punk seems to be top of the charts on every continent.  Congrats.

Now these days YouTube is so commercial-laden that I suggest you have a look at the video on: http://www.youtubeskip.com/watch?v=h5EofwRzit0   By the way, see those space helmets in the video?  Watch for an upcoming feature here on bands in helmets!

Finally a hearty get-well-soon to Lou Reed, recovering from major surgery in Cleveland.  Laurie told us about this a while ago, but we  didn’t mention until story officially released.  Lou send us a pic of you doing yoga!

And don’t forget  ARC’s Swingin’ SUMMER  Record + CD SALE   –  THIS WEEKEND.  Sat, June 8 and runs through Sun, June 16.    everyday, 11am – 6pm.

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 ($50 minimum) 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








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