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  • September2014


    John Bastone Still Lives In Replacements Nation

    Posted on September 24th, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 44 comments

    The Replacements:
    Forest Hills Tennis Stadium – Friday, September 19th, 2014
    by John Bastone

    Before I start my review of the show, for purposes of full disclosure, I should first say I love The Replacements. Next to those four loveable moptops from Liverpool, they’re my favorite band of all time. So, going into it, whether I was going to enjoy this show was not in question. It was only a matter of degrees.

    The Replacements are not necessarily a household name but, for those in the know, are a pretty polarizing group. Most people don’t respond with a ‘They’re OK’, when asked their opinion. Most of the time, people fall into 1 of 2 camps. You either think The Replacements are the greatest band ever, who didn’t hit the big time, or you think they’re the most over achieving bar band that ever lived. … Read More »



    Record Show Roundup! Second Saturday In Wayne

    Posted on September 2nd, by irisrecords in Uncategorized. 5 comments

    I’ve been selling records for over 20 years now and one thing is quite clear to me: most record dealers pretty damn insecure. Most pretend that they invented the record business, that they have “secrets” that the average music fan can’t quite fathom, that they alone can find rare records and everyone else can’t. Smart vinyl collectors know that this is total bullshit, but few record sellers give too much information about their sources, fearing that the collecting audience for their store will dry up. You need to be confident in your “brick and mortar” business strategy and also believe that being stingy and selfish will get you nowhere fast. Don’t forget that I started this business years ago, record-by-record (mostly as a hobby), sometimes (and still) one record at a time. The question is the where, when and how … Read More »






    New Vinyl – December 16th, 2016

    Bone Thugz-N-Harmony – E.1999 Eternal Buckley, Jeff – Live At WFMU Studios East Orange, NJ 1992 / WENZ Studios, Cleveland, OH 1995 Can – Ege Bamyasi Can...

    New Vinyl – December 10th, 2016

    2pac – 2Pacalypse Now Allman Brothers Band, The – Fillmore East Avenged Sevenfold – Sounding The Seventh Trumpet Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage Bowie, David – Ziggy Stardust...

    New Vinyl – October 1st, 2016

    ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS Billy Bragg – Shine A Light Blonde Redhead – Masulin Feminin (4LP Box Set) Bon Iver – 22, A Million EZTV – High In Place Jack...

    The Next Record Riot Is October 29th, 2016!

    Attention! The last JCRR of the year is on Saturday, October 29th! Contact Steve Gritzan at recordriots@gmail.com if you are interested in selling! Last...

    Cassette Store Day! October 8th, 2016

    Ever since we started our cassette section at the store, we have been pleasantly surprised to see how much interest people have in them,...

    New Vinyl – September 23rd, 2016

    Banhart, Devendra – Ape In Pink Marble Bat For Lashes – The Bride Bowie, David & Gillespie, Dana – Love Dana Gillespie Brian Jonestown Massacre, The –...

    New Vinyl – September 9th, 2016

    Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks OST Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits DJ Shadow – Entroducing Guided By Voices – Under The Bushes Under The Stairs Jack White –...

    Live Jazz @ Iris w/ The Eric Zolan Trio

    Join us on September 24th at 8pm at the store (after the Record Riot) for some really fantastic live jazz, courtesy of The Eric...