Archive for the Genespeak – The Cranky Dubmaster Category

Longtime Carolina favorite sons & Horizon-friendly arena warriors THE AVETT BROTHERS have returned with a new album, TRUE SADNESS! They’re playing Bon Secours Wellness Arena on SATURDAY, OCT. 29th! Tickets on-sale NOW!

They’re headed back. We’re glad. THE AVETT BROTHERS have built a following starting from their earliest, modest old-timey/punky releases to the globe-trotting Madison Square Garden-level post-modern folk-pop-roots-punk-type rock icon status they’ve now earned. See them light up the arena in downtown Greenville on October 29th with songs from their new album True Sadness, out now […]

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RECORD STORE DAY 2016 rocked as it has never rocked before, thanks to YOU, with a little help from PEARL JAM & ROSANNE CASH! Much love and appreciation to all who helped make April 16th a rousing success! We couldn’t have made it to 40 years without you!

RECORD STORE DAY 2016 rocked as it has never rocked before, thanks to YOU, with a little help from PEARL JAM & ROSANNE CASH! Much love and appreciation to all who helped make April 16th a rousing success! We couldn’t have made it to 40 years without you!

ok, its now 4 days or so since the EPIC love-fest that was ‪#‎RSD16‬ here at our humble down south record store and i wanted to make a way too brief but intensely heartfelt LOUD THANK YOU shout out to everyone near and far who stopped in here, shopped, wished us well or just social […]

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Alligator Records’ new tribute album, GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE: THE SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON is amazing. Some of our favorite artists, including Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Luther Dickinson and Derek Trucks pay homage to a legendary bluesman.

Alligator Records’ new tribute album, GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE: THE SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON is amazing. Some of our favorite artists, including Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Luther Dickinson and Derek Trucks pay homage to a legendary bluesman.

If you can judge a person by the company they keep, then the late, legendary bluesman Blind Willie Johnson must have been quite a guy. At least, that’s what Alligator Records’ new tribute album, “God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson” tells us. After all, how many other musicians could bring TOM […]

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SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA and GILLES PETERSON collaborate through space and time on this 2-LP collection, “In The Orbit Of Ra.” Get lost in the endless universe of Ra’s one-of-a-kind mind as Peterson compiles his favorite moments from the galactic-jazz bandleader.

SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA and GILLES PETERSON collaborate through space and time on this 2-LP collection, “In The Orbit Of Ra.” Get lost in the endless universe of Ra’s one-of-a-kind mind as Peterson compiles his favorite moments from the galactic-jazz bandleader.

“I never wanted to be a part of planet Earth, but I am compelled to be here, so anything I do for this planet is because the Master-Creator of the Universe is making me do it. I am of another dimension. I am on this planet because people need me.” — Sun Ra.

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BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN: Makin’ beautiful music together since 2014.

BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN: Makin’ beautiful music together since 2014.

The first couple duo of global banjo artistry and folk eclecticism co-bill a family effort. You know BELA FLECK already. Master of the banjo. 13-time Grammy-winner. Conqueror of jazz, classical, bluegrass, progressive and world music. Teacher, student and all-around guru of his instrument.

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BRAD MEHLDAU 10 Years Solo Live 4CD set is my pick for best of 2015.

BRAD MEHLDAU 10 Years Solo Live 4CD set is my pick for best of 2015.

THIS is the music I wouldn’t want to live without, and that I can’t and won’t stop listening to for years to come. “Ever since 1995 when I first heard the first track on BRAD MEHLDAU’s first CD Introducing Brad Mehldau and forward 20 years to this release he has consistently been one of my all-time […]

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yes! RANDALL BRAMBLETT returns for an in-store show, just in time for our 40th anniversary!

yes! RANDALL BRAMBLETT returns for an in-store show, just in time for our 40th anniversary!

Saying that RANDALL BRAMBLETT will be playing his 2nd “solo” show at Horizon is a bit misleading. A solo show is some guy playing an acoustic guitar; the brilliant Randall Bramblett can switch between sax, jazz-inflected keyboards and acoustic/electric guitar, all while belting out his thoughtful, perceptive lyrics in that distinctive, raspy howl. “I have loved Georgia native RANDALL BRAMBLETT’s work […]

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JAMES MCMURTRY (and you our wonderful friends and neighbors) rocked our world last Sunday!!

JAMES MCMURTRY (and you our wonderful friends and neighbors) rocked our world last Sunday!!

JAMES MCMURTRY brought the house down on Sunday. It was all beyond amazing: His killer full band (that would be the Heartless Bastards; Tim Holt, Daren Hess and the incredible Cornbread), his amazing new stuff from Complicated Game, his epic closing expanded bayou chooglin’ long version of “Choctaw Bingo,” his patience while he signed many CD’s and […]

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Horizon Records & The Bohemian Café present LAURIE ANTONIOLI

Horizon Records & The Bohemian Café present LAURIE ANTONIOLI

By any definition of the term, singer, songwriter, musician, and producer LAURIE ANTONIOLI  is a Big Deal. She’s toured with saxophonist Joe Henderson, collaborated with pianist George Cables, and has served both as Professor of the Vocal Department at KUG University’s Jazz Institute in Austria and as director of the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Imagine […]

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New ODDISEE – The Good Fight is out NOW!! on CD and truth tellin’ deluxe Vinyl 2LP.

New ODDISEE – The Good Fight is out NOW!! on CD and truth tellin’ deluxe Vinyl 2LP.

“Oddisee The Good Fight, is a GLORIOUS new record by our favorite MC producer hip hop thinker and do-er. In stock and ready to rock on CD and LP, the Good Fight (Mello Music Group) is the latest in a growing catalog of uncompromising, funk-i-fied modern magic from Oddisee. ‪‬ check it.” -gene ‘The Good Fight’ Imbued […]

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  • TECHNICS SL-D202 turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D202 was introduced in 1981 as the replacement of the D2 model. They continued the tradition of employing a high quality direct drive motor and great sounding tone arm. The cue control was moved to the outside of the table for easier access. This turntable has been professionally […]
  • TECHNICS SLD2 TURNTABLE w/ custom paint job
    The semi-auto SL-D2 is the workhorse of the Technics family. Time has proven this model extremely reliable due to its high-quality direct drive motor and tone arm. This unit features a unique (and very handsome) custom paint job and has been professionally inspected, refurbished, lubricated and has […]
  • Yamaha 5-disc Carousel CD Player
    Tons of programming options and 18bit digital conversion (w/ 8 X oversampling)! Heavy duty unit and professionally inspected and refurbished!     […]
  • Thorens MM 008 Pre-amplifier
    Audiophile grade phono pre-amplifier, extremely clean sound and as reliable and well-constructed as they get! High versatility and ease of use: the MM 008 phono preamplifier can be adjusted to match the tonal characteristics of your pick-up cartridge, ranging from an MM setting to three different […]
  • Technics SLDD2 Turntable
    Technics direct drive quality at an affordable price! The great thing about Technics is they made quality affordable tables that were never “cheap”. This semi-auto SL-DD2 is one of the easiest turntables to operate. Simply move the tone arm over to start the record! This turntable has been […]
  • Technics SLD20 Turntable
    The semi-auto SL-D20 was the most popular of the p-mount turntables. They are ultra-reliable and feature a high-quality direct drive motor. This table has been thoroughly tested and is operating at 100%! Has been fitted with a like new audio technical stylus, Plug and play!       […]
  • Onkyo TX SR 876 Receiver
    Modern AV receiver with plenty of inputs and outputs and turntable READY with on-board phono pre-amplifier! Robust power for surround or otherwise at 140 watts PER CHANNEL! 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD. THX® Ultra2 Plus certification new THX listening modes for optimized […]
  • Haffler XL 280 Power Amplifier
    Legendary dedicated power amplifier, pure audiophile grade sound (No gain or tone control needed!), and near non-existent self noise! This is one of the very best amplifiers that Hafler made. It offers 145 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and is stable down to 1 ohm, offering 325 watts for short […]
  • Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier
    No tone adjustment needed, pure sound for the sound purist! The Audio Research LS1 Line Stage Amplifier is designed to accommodate music lovers who exclusively use line-level input sources — digital or analog — for the reproduction and enjoyment of music in their home audio systems. In technology, […]
  • SONY BDP-S580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    The BDP-S580 has built-in Wi-Fi and the best current lineup of streaming-media services, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Slacker, and CinemaNow! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D30 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D30 is a fantastic direct drive turntable featuring the same sound specifications as the SL-D3 model (Which is usually considerably higher in price) […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D20 TURNTABLE
    This unit has been completely refurbished including lubrication and calibration! Includes vintage Audio Technica cartridge with OEM stylus! […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D3 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D3 is the FULLY AUTOMATIC version of the SL-D2 which is regarded as the workhorse of the Technics family. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D2 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D2 has been considered the workhorse of the Technics line of turntables for decades. […]
  • TECHNICS SL-D1 TURNTABLE
    The Technics SL-D1 turntable is a FULL MANUAL version of the legendary SL-D2, this model has been regarded as a “tank” and “indestructible” among hi-fi enthusiasts for decades. […]
  • SANSUI S2000 SPEAKERS
    The Sansui S2000 speakers have been highly regarded in the hi-fi community for decades and for good reason! […]
  • SAMSUNG BDPS 580 BLU-RAY PLAYER
    Very nice Blu-Ray player, with remote! Enjoy 3D Blu-ray Disc movies in Full HD 1080p--also supports standard Blu-ray Disc movies in HD and upscales DVDs to near HD quality. […]
  • RCA 45-EY-2 45rpm TURNTABLE
    The RCA 45-EY-2 is an AC operated 3 tube automatic phonograph with mono amplifier and speaker.  The turntable is a 45 RPM, model RP-190-1, which holds up to twelve 7 inch fine groove records. Uses crystal pickup with medium output voltage. Also uses Qty(1) PM Elliptical 4″ x 6″ speaker. […]
  • NAKAMICHI BX 300 CASSETTE DECK
    The BX-300 incorporates a wealth of original Nakamichi technology such as the Discrete Three Head system, a Direct Drive Asymmetrical, Diffused Resonance Dual Capstan Transport etc. […]
  • NAD 7020E RECEIVER
    This NAD 7020E is an absolutely rock solid receiver, 2x20watts and AM/FM receiver is perfect for bookshelf and medium sized speakers. To those familiar with the NAD 3020E Stereo Amp, this unit employs much of the same technology!       […]
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