Brick and mortar record stores were already running on slim margins before the COVID-19 pandemic caused many to shut their doors till this passes, but a new campaign, #LoveRecordStores, has been launched to foster support for independent record stores in this time of crisis and to encourage music fans to shop online.
SXSW may be canceled, but a lot of bands who were planning on playing are still touring or are on their way to the US and many of them will be in NYC this week for the 2020 edition of newish festival New Colossus.
This week: reviews of new albums from Comet Gain, Elbow, Allah-Las, The Hecks and Lindstrøm, plus reissues from The Wedding Present, and a damn fine compilation from Tim Burgess (Charlatans) and Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne).
You're never too old to rock and roll, as this love letter to these two legendary superfans proves. Featuring interviews with Happy Mondays, The Hold Steady, New Order, The Charlatans and more, It makes its world premiere at the DOC NYC film festival.
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