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Kevin Smith plots live SModcast tour

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As I mentioned in my last post, my comrade Jack shared a piece of good news with me regarding a cool upcoming gig here in Cleveland, and for those of you that haven't heard yet, here's the dirt!

Filmmaker Kevin Smith and cohort Scott Mosier are hitting the road for a week's worth of live SModcasts - live recordings of the popular podcast featuring the pair.

Actually, make that, Live Nude Smod, which is the official name for the trek (and reporting this info also insures that this website will now come up in search results for people that are searching for nude monkey porn).

Five cities have been announced so far, with the possibility of several additional dates TBA.  These gigs are especially cool, because they're booked into venues that are far more intimate than some of the usual places that you might catch Smith doing an evening of spoken word.

Cleveland is on the list with two (!) shows at Peabody's Down Under on April 27th - one at 6:15 P.M., and a second show at 9:00 P.M.  For the Cleveland gig, the first 200 tickets for each show will be GA seating - all tickets after that will be standing room tickets.  (You can bet that those tickets will go quickly, so buy 'em now if you want a seat!)  Tickets for Cleveland are $24 in advance, and $29 day of show.

Folks elsewhere in Ohio, don't despair - here's some news from Smith's extremely-active Twitter feed:

Via @dmaul53854 "ur at Cleveland for live Smod tour. Can we negotiate for Columbus?" Sit tight: third round of tour may be an All-Ohio week.

Tickets for all of the shows are on sale now!

Thanks to Jack for the tip!



Oates, I forgot how soft your hands were….

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We're just as excited as everybody else about the pending public reunion of J-Stache and John Oates, set to occur live onstage at the American Mustache Institute's annual Stache Bash happening on October 30th in St. Louis.  Presumably, Oates will be there to promote the brand new super-bad ass Hall & Oates box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are - The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Hall & Oates - Do What You Want, Be What You Are

Fingers are currently crossed hoping that in fact, Mr. Oates might be re-growing that famous 'stache we all knew and loved so much, in honor of the Stache Bash appearance.  Or perhaps if we are lucky, Oates mighta frozen that famous 'stache, Han Solo style - which of course means that it is almost certainly perfectly preserved, frozen in carbonite since 1993 and ready for action.

UPDATE: The legendary Oates 'stache is BACK!

We received the following video dispatch from J-Stache - please note that this video contains lots of NSFW language - view with caution:


New Music: Attractive Eighties Women

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C'mon, with a name like that, you know I had to put up a quick post about these guys, er, I mean, girls.

Was there anything hotter than 80s chicks?

Looking at this picture, I'm starting to think that the answer might be yes.


AEW are a group of well known celebrity hotties from the 80's. The band formed on a crisp autumn day in 2005 when the girls got together for an impromptu jam session in Atlanta, Ga. Things went so well, the quintet decided to form a band. Their goal? To entertain the masses with their unique brand of comedy-core music while raising breast cancer awareness.

The band has been featured on the Adult Swim ratings-smash Frisky Dingo. Their ode to LARPing, "Lightning Bolt", was prominently featured in the show and on, winning them critical acclaim, college radio airplay and many new fans both in the U.S. and overseas.

They're about to release their first full length studio album, The Ancient Cry of the Tyrannosaur, which will be out on August 29th.


Check out a tune:

Attractive Eighties Women - Surfing or AIDS (I'll Take Surfing)

The above tune comes from the same group of girls that previously brought you great tunes like "Gonna Kill Myself (Because of You,)" "Mama's on Meth," and my personal favorite, "She Made My Heart Walk The Plank."

Here's what the critics have to say about AEW, or as I plan to call them from this point, A-Dub. Yes, I know that doesn't make any sense:

Five of Atlanta's best performers...a near-perfect party band
- Southeast Performer

Gutbustingly funny .... a Sloppy mix of Southern rock and the Replacements
- Georgia Music

Inventive performances, a unique sound that begs for its own genre
- The Silver Tongue

Those of you that are without plans tonight, suddenly have five new shots at not going home alone.  You can thank your pals at Addicted to Vinyl, for hooking you up with authentic Attractive Eighties Women.

You're welcome.


DXism – Parking Advice

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DXisms© are a continuing series of helpful advice, humorous observations, questions about life, and obscure movie quotes and musical references, as posted by Scene Magazine staff writer D.X. Ferris on Twitter.

They're kinda like Dear Abby, Hints from Heloise, or Ann Landers, except they're often cryptic, yet have a clear message. That, and they don't suck like the other three things we just mentioned.

Follow @dxferris and don't forget to follow @addictedtovinyl too!

Here's today's DXism:

Parking is way cheaper in the lower levels, because of the vampires.



Contest: Win the new live DVD from Jim Breuer

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Prepare yourself kids! Comedian Jim Breuer is set to release his next DVD and Comedy Central special called Let's Clear The Air!

Let’s Clear The Air is a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy special from Breuer highlighting topics ranging from his Long Island childhood experiences, things he finds funny with his own family, parental responsibility, and anecdotes about his experiences with other comedians (like Dave Chappelle and Tracy Morgan)

Tune in to Comedy Central on Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 pm (ET) to watch the world television premiere of his stand up special. Then, on the following Tuesday, July 28th Breuer will release the DVD version of the special including over 25 minutes of unaired material, photo shoot footage, and a "Fireside Chat With Dad".

In 1995, Breuer joined NBC’s "Saturday Night Live." Since then, he has gone on to star in several movies, tour the country with his "Heavy Metal Man" and "Family Man" comedy tours and host a daily show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio called "Breuer Unleashed." Breuer is best known for his performances as the infamous Goat Boy from "SNL," as well as his stoner character from the cult movie hit Half Baked.

Let's Clear The Air arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, July 28 and will also be available here.

Win your very own copy from Addicted to Vinyl!


Drop us a line here for a chance to win a copy of Let's Clear The Air for your personal viewing pleasure. Just put "Jim Breuer DVD" in your subject line, and we'll take care of the rest!!

We got a chance to watch an advance screener copy of the DVD, and it is a RIOT. All of your favorite Breuer-isms are here, and here's a special hint from us - make sure that you let the DVD menu play a little bit before making your selection!

Nab Smoke and Breu, Breuer's previous CD release, if you don't already have it.

The AC/DC routine is still one of my all-time favorite comedy bits!

Here's a great "kid in the candy store" type moment featuring Breuer jamming with his hero, AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson.


How To Get The Job

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My buddy Tom Megalis serves up another winner below. Those of ya'll here in Northeast Ohio will recognize Tom as "that Revol guy," and some might even know him as the father of Cleveland/Brooklyn musical sensation Nicholas Megalis. He's one of the funniest guys I ever had the pleasure of working with - and I worked with a lot of those funny types....and some that were funny looking!

For another good one, check out Tom's thoughts on Cavaliers basketball!


Record Store Day in Cleveland and beyond….

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Getting stoked for Record Store Day? We're barely a month away from RSD09, and news continues to stream in regarding all sorts of exclusive releases that are planned for April 18th.

Make sure that you're following the official Twitter feed which recently had news regarding vinyl exclusives including a Beck/Sonic Youth split 7", and exclusive 7" releases from Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and our man Bruce Springsteen.

Esquire Magazine has a list of "75 albums that every guy should own."

What about the girls? Who cares about the girls! Just kidding, Mel - please don't hit me!

Among those 75 albums, it looks like our man Bruce nabbed a well-deserved spot with Darkness On The Edge of Town....just in case you don't own that one, for some strange reason.

Esquire also has your bitching about the list covered with an additional list of "Glaring Omissions" - 30 Records You Probably Want On This List.

What the hell? Bring me the head of the bastard that left The Joshua Tree off the main list. And Purple Rain. And Thriller. We really need to talk about this.

Backstreets has more info on the Bruce 7" (Thanks to Blogness for the tip!)

A new Springsteen seven-inch is being pressed for Record Store Day, featuring "What Love Can Do" as the A-side and "A Night With the Jersey Devil" as the B-side. It'll be available exclusively not from Wal-Mart, not from Amazon, but from indie stores.

So if you're here in Cleveland....where can you go to be a part of Record Store Day on April 18th?

C'mon, you know that Music Saves is at the top of the list, with additional retailers including Record Den in Mentor, Spin-More Records and Turnup Records in Kent, The Joy of Music on Lee Road, and Ultrasound in Willoughby. Find more participating stores in your neck of the woods using the store locator.

Here in Cleveland, we'll have team coverage for Record Store Day. "CB" aka the Cleveland Bachelor will be at his home away from home, Music Saves. I'll be making a midday visit to bring him food from Melt to tide him over during the long shift. Truthfully, Record Store Day falls on the normal day that CB visits Music Saves anyway...but you don't know that!

After I drop off the care package to CB, I'll head out to Mentor and lose myself in the stacks at Record Den for a minimum of 8 hours during my quest to become the first person to get thrown out of Record Den on Record Store Day. Use the PayPal button on the right hand side to donate to the "get Matt out of Jail" fund. All donations are appreciated.

Jose and Kelly will be working crowd control at Music Saves to help make sure that CB's rare appearance doesn't cause public pandemonium.

CB at Music Saves

The above picture was taken during CB's appearance at Music Saves during last year's Record Store Day.

Brian from Broken Headphones already told me that he has the stores in Kent covered, where he will be live-blogging the event from both record stores simultaneously. Which sounds complicated.

The best part about it all, is that our good friend Burgo will be coming in from Australia to capture the entire day of Cleveland events on video.

Our comrade Mel will enjoy pre-game at an undisclosed bar where we will all wind up to celebrate a victoriously successful Record Store Day.

There are portions of the above Cleveland information that might be exaggerated just a tad. But all of the venues mentioned above are participating in Record Store Day.

No matter what zip code you're in, get out there and support your favorite local indie retailer....and buy me something while you're at it!


25 Things I Hate About Facebook

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Thanks to Alexa for this.....this is without a doubt, the funniest thing I've seen all day.


David Letterman closes the curtain on Great Moments in Presidential Speeches series

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Saw this on Facebook and thought it was humorous. Here's the final video, and you'll also find a montage of all of them below!

Final "Great Moments in Presidential History" Video

Complete Montage


Any comedy vinyl record collectors out there?

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Hey guys,

Got the following email/question from one of my ATV readers:

Dear Mr. Vinyl,

Would you happened to know any COMEDY vinyl record collectors?
I need someone who knows alot about comedy vinyl from the 60's.
An e-mail or phone number would be great.

Hopefully, once I have album titles I can give you some business by buying some collector albums.

Thanks for your help and Happy New Year,
Jak R

If you can be of assistance - Drop me a line, or leave me a comment and I'll connect you with Jak!



Steve Martin - Comedy Act for Dogs