When Neal Casal took his life last August, a lot of people who knew his work but not his name learned how important the man and his musical intuitions were to artists like Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Lucinda Williams, Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams, Chris Robinson, The Jayhawks and so many others. For the third RSD Drop on October 24, Royal Potato Family Records has a lovely version of Neal's first solo record, so more people can get to know him better. The release is part of the #mindfulvinyl initiative and a part of the proceeds will be donated to The Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults in the United States.
CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE Documentary DVD Coming as part of RSD Drop #3
Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine explores the publication’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
Get the DVD of this documentary first at a record store starting October 24 as part of RSD Drop #3
Missed the Sylvan Esso Used Bin DJ Spin on Facebook? Here it is! Dance about with Nick and Amelia as they spin tunes found in the Used Bin at their local record store, Bull City Records. (Their own new album,FREE LOVE, is in new release racks at record stores across the country!)
Come back Monday and enter to win the stack of records they’re playing in this USED BIN DJ SPIN!