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Weekend kickoff starts ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ, ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ by @GLVZTN at 5:30 PM. Galvezton is releasing their new album โ€˜Some Kinda Love,โ€™ a #VelvetUnderground tribute with complimentary refreshments provided by the @SaintArnoldBrewing Company! ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น ๐˜‚๐—ฝ, ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € Some Kinda Love is a nine-song collection of songs by The Velvet Underground that GALVEZTON recorded live in their Galveston, TX studio last year. The band that night/early dawn was made up of Robert Kuhn (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rob Bastien (lead guitar, background vocals), Jahrel Pickens (keyboards, background vocals), Dave Jacoby (bass),โ € โ € โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ € #recordstores #cactusmusic #houstonvinylstore #shoplocalhouston #thingstodoinhouston #livemusichouston #freeconcert
All my gurls, with two #NewMusicFriday, reissues from our friends at @Rhino_Records. Both titles are part of their #blackhistory month schedule of releases and are out today, Friday, 02/23/24. โ € โ €โ € โ € ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ โ€œ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฏโ€ ๐Ÿคซ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜! โ € โ € โ€ข๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ - ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ (140-๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ญ)โ € โ € Keith Sweat made an impressive debut with Make It Last Forever, a triple-platinum album about love and romance that showcased his smooth vocals and soulful melodies. On vinyl for the first time since its original pressing in the late 1980โ€™s. โ € โ € โ€ข๐—˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ - ๐—” ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ (25๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ญ) โ € โ € His sophomore album made Eric Benรฉt a significant contender in the line of young soul men (Maxwell, Dโ€™Angelo, Kenny Lattimore) who combine thoughtful lyricism, an old-school R&B feel, and smooth sensuality. One listen to Benรฉtโ€™s second solo album, and thereโ€™s no doubt about it: the Milwaukee native has all the elements to become a major star.โ € โ € โ € โ € โ € #houstonvinyl #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #indieisbetter #cactusmusic โฃโฃ#nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #shoplocalhouston #shopsmall #rnbsuitersc
My ladies, with copies of the #NewMusicFriday release from @GracieAbrams! โ€˜The Good Riddance Acoustic Showsโ€™ is out today, Friday, 02/23/24. โ € โ €โ € โ € โ€ข๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ - ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€ (๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ) (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ญ)โ € โ €โ € The Good Riddance Acoustic Shows (Live) vinyl contains a series of songs performed live by #GracieAbrams and close collaborator #AaronDessner during their limited run of shows last September. The songs were recorded live at the McKittrick Hotel in New York, Riverside Revival in Nashville, and the Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles.โ € โ € ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ดโ€™ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ-๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ 100 ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง 2023 ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ. โ €โ € โ €โ € โ € โ € #houstonvinyl #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #indieisbetter #cactusmusic โฃโฃ#nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #shoplocalhouston #shopsmall aarondessner
The squad with copies of the #NewMusicFriday release from @whoisMGMT! โ€˜Loss of Lifeโ€™ is their fifth full-length album, and itโ€™s out today, Friday, 02/23/24. โ € โ €โ € โ € โ € โ€ข๐— ๐—š๐— ๐—ง - ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ (๐˜Š๐˜‹, ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, & ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜‰๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‘๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜–๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ญ)โ € โ € โ€œBut MGMT maintain that โ€˜Loss of Lifeโ€™ isnโ€™t an entirely sad or nihilistic record. Though it trades the psychedelic synth-pop of โ€˜Little Dark Ageโ€™ for a more simplified โ€˜70s singer-songwriter approach, the concept of love returns as one of the bandโ€™s guiding tenets:โ€ฆ โ€˜Loss of Lifeโ€™ is imbued with just enough sweetness that by the time it reaches its overarching message โ€“ โ€œnothing prepares you for loss of lifeโ€ โ€“ it doesnโ€™t just make you want to prepare yourself, it makes you excited to do so.โ€ nme.com โ € โ € โ €โ € โ €โ € โ €โ € โ €โ € #houstonvinyl #houstonvinylstore #houstonrecordstore #indieisbetter #cactusmusic โฃโฃ#nowspinning #vinylrecord #vinyligclub #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyladdict #recordcollection #vinylcollector #shoplocalhouston #shopsmall #mgmt