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Nightmares on Wax: 25 Years Later and Still Spinning
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Nightmares on Wax, the pioneering British electronic producer George Evelyn, is coming to the Paradise tonight to celebrate 25 years of making records. Sure there are a million and a half anniversary tours occurring at any moment in 2014, that NOW is still making vital music in the electronic realm — notorious for high turnover and high burn out rates — is a reason to celebrate. Think about it for a second: In 1989 “the Simpsons” were brand new, the Soviet Union was still a thing and the World Wide Web was just a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye. A lot has changed over the years — laptop computers weighed 14 pounds! — but the music of Nightmares On Wax is still ahead of the curve. We caught up with Evelyn to talk challenges, changes and tech over the last two and a half decades. More

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Watch: Neil Young and Jack White Record Straight to Vinyl on ‘Fallon’
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“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is becoming perhaps the greatest proponent of new music on television. So much so that it even got the oft-grumpy Neil Young to do some experimenting. Young was joined by good pal (and fellow weirdo) Jack White, who brought along his Voice-O-Graph from his Third Man Record Store, which is essentially a phone booth sized recording station in which you can record music straight to a vinyl pressing. More

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Jack White revolutionizes vinyl…with holograms
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Jack is calling the vinyl version of his forthcoming solo effort an “ULTRA LP,” and with good reason. The record album will feature two hidden tracks that play at two different speeds and that take the definition of “hidden track” literally: they’re hidden beneath the center labels. Also? FRIGGIN’ HOLOGRAMS WHEN THE RECORD SPINS. And that’s not all. Watch the video. More

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Giveaway: Together Boston and Zakim Recordings Release Festival Compilation on Vinyl
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There’s something about listening to a song on vinyl that just doesn’t translate in digital format. With the convenience that digital technology allows, songs can easily get lost in the shuffle; with vinyl, a song is more long lasting. A little more chronic. You hold it in your hands; you peruse the album art and liner notes; you play it over and over again. You know that the people who pressed the vinyl really believe in the songs on it. More

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LPs by Boston’s underground acts find a home at Weirdo Records in Cambridge
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A record store that primarily carries heaps of experimental and noise music LPs and CDs seems like the least logical business to bankroll in 2014. However, for the past five years, Angela Sawyer’s 150-square-foot Cambridge shop Weirdo Records has remained an integral music hub in Boston, entertaining audiophiles and folks curious enough to browse through the store’s 10,000-record catalog. More