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It's a trip, man: Now-Again Records label travels the globe to capture far-flung psychedelia

Think psychedelia and you'll inevitably trip through images of San Francisco hippies and London mods, the shaggy, Day-Glo tribes who defi ned Western …

Second spin: the vinyl revival

Henry Rollins penned a love letter to vinyl in his first ever column for the LA Weekly. “As an LP spins, your needle goes on the musical journey with you, traveling great distances as it deftly picks up the analog information and delivers the sonic message to you in real time,” he wrote. “Vinyl is …

The Man Who Will Save Your Musical Soul

In an age of at-your-fingertips digital access to most any song ever recorded (we're looking at you, Spotify), Dick Vivian is a rarity: a man who believes in the absolute power of vinyl. As his San Francisco record store, Rooky Ricardo's, reaches its 26th anniversary, Vivian is ready as ever to …