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Latest USED LP List - September, 2017 (Updated September 21, 2017

2017-09-21

Greetings Vinyl Freaks!

Here is our monthly vinyl list. Yes, it is pretty long and yes, there is quite a few gems in there. We have been listening to mostly albums today and they sure do sound great! Just listening to Keith Tippett, John McLaughlin's 'Extrapolation', Soft Machine 'Four', and many more tasty audio gems!

Here's the deal this time, take 3 or more take 10% off. Everything is in stock as of this moment but once again it is first come, first serve. If you want to save on shipping in the USA, please request media mail with tracking. Thanks, happy hunting... Bruce at DMG

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RARE VINYL RECORD COLLECTION - Updated - August 3rd, 2017:

2017-08-03

We just got in the first batch of a collection of rare Downtown, Avant/Jazz and Progressive vinyl. Before we list these albums in our database, on Discogs or through a newsletter, we though we would just put this list on our New Sale Section of our website. We hope to add more titles every week as we get more from this collection plus I keep finding more rarities all over the store! - BLG

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EXCELLENT USED CD SALE - August 1st, 2017

2017-08-01

We just got in a large CD collection with all kinds of goodies. This list has over 100 new Used titles that were put into the our database over the past week or so. Take your time to check out this list of 300 discs as I’ve snuck in a few rarities and odd gems. Here’s the deal this time around:

Take 3 - 5 CDs and you get 10% off of each

take 6 - 9 CD’s and get 25% off of each

take 10 or more and get 40% off of each

This list is first come, first served so some titles will sell more quickly.
You should list alternative titles if you want to make that minimum to get your discount.
To save money on shipping for 3 or more CD’s, you can request to have the generic jewel cases take off and/or have your order sent media mail with delivery confirmation if you live far from New York but still in the US. Here’s that list. If you want to view this list on-line, it is also found on the home page of our website here it says: DMG News

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Big RELATIVE PITCH RECORDS Sale!

2017-07-26

RELATIVE PITCH CD SALE - Nearly Half of Their Great Catalogue:
$10 each - July 26th - August 4th:

The Relative Pitch label is run by two close friends, Mike Panico and Kevin Reilly. While a number of labels and distributors have gone under over the past couple of years, Relative Pitch has thrived by releasing Creative Music that they believe in and promote. Both Kevin and Mike have their finger on the pulse of what makes Contemporary Creative Music important for our collective sanity in times of the many dark currents sweeping over us. I have reviewed practically all fifty plus releases in their distinguished catalogue. Those reviews are reprinted in the second part of this list below.

We celebrate the music, musicians and founders of Relative Pitch Records with a sale:
The 21 CDs list below are now $10 each for the next week (until August 4th, 2017). That’s $4 off of each one. All orders will ship in about 1 week when all of these listed sales disc are in stock.

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Movie Gold CD Sale!

2017-07-21

Movie Gold is a rather mysterious reissue label based somewhere in Europe. They reissue rare LP, CD and other unofficial recordings that have fallen between the cracks of distribution. They release high quality CD-R's with high quality art-work. We never know what is in or out of print until we reorder again and see what we get.

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FIMAV 33 - Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville - May 18th - 21st, 2017

2017-06-17

Considering that I have been attending the New Music Festival in Victoriaville every year since 1988, this, the 33rd edition seemed somehow different. Ever since the unfortunate election of our fake president, there has been an ongoing vibe of denial: fear, frustration, confusion, anger and a disorienting feeling that we are living in a nightmare that will not end anytime soon. There are too many folks staring at their phones, computers and TV screens, trying to make some sense out of the incomprehensible.

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Spotlight on Downtown Music Gallery

2017-05-29

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Bruce and Makigami at Victo 2017

2017-05-28

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Very Nice USED CD List - DMG Spring Cleaning Sale!

2017-05-03

Many New titles added in the past couple of months. Special thanks to those of you who have contributed collections to DMG! We do appreciate it. There is a little bit of everything here: jazz, avant, progressive, modern composer, rock and roots.

Here’s the deal ...

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Longevity!

2017-05-01

Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative music for serious listeners from around the world with New Sounds: on CDs, records, DVDs, magazines, T-shirts and even a few cassettes. This, our e-mail newsletter goes out to some 5,000 subscribers every week with an occasional sales update as well. We still get visitors from around the world and we are open 7 days a week, from noon til 6pm, later on Sundays when we have our free in-store series. See the schedule below. Thanks to all who have supported us through our long journey!

To help us celebrate our long & winding history, present and future, we are sponsoring a series of celebrations in the next few months. Please come visit us and help us usher in another era of Creative Music! Thanks to all of the musicians who are helping us to celebrate with their music. Here is the current schedule and we are working on even more events to come:

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Bruce Lee Gallanter's Recommended Disc Picks for 2016. Five main lists & three label lists!

2017-02-11

2016. The year of Women as Heroes, Inspirations and Innovators. Although most of us will remember the painful, embarrassing and absurd moments of an election from hell, let's not forget the women who inspired us through the year: Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren, are the two that come to my mind.

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5049 Records Podcast

2017-01-15

Episode 89, Bruce Lee Gallanter

For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present.

Listen / Get It

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