February 17, 2014 in
Hill & Dale is located in Canal Square at 1054 31st Street NW, Washington DC, right next to the Sea Catch Restaurant. You can reach the store from M Street and from 31st Street. Look for the signs to the Sea Catch.
Our hours are Tuesday - Sunday, 1-7pm. Hill & Dale is closed on Mondays, but we're available by appointment (email email@example.com)
February 05, 2014 in
Please join us for the granding opening of Hill & Dale. Check out the invitation HERE.
January 25, 2014 in
Washington City Paper, Georgetown Voice, and DC Music Download have been writing about our opening. The official date is Friday, February 7th. Please plan on dropping by between 7-9pm to meet Peter Simon and check out our selection of vinyl records, posters, and photos. Check out the event invitation HERE.
"Era is the sort of record you can just sink into. The world outside remains as bleak and harsh as some of the music contained within this record, but it remains indescribably interesting as well. Everything about this album is the same, from the curious cover art to the enthralling dying seconds of the appealingly sinister ‘Deep House’. As a result Era is a work of magic; a record you could lose days or even weeks in, without noticing at all." - Benjamin Bland, Drowned in Sound
This is the first volume of Blind Willie McTell songs from Third Man Records' Document Records reissue series. "The recordings we'll be presenting in this reissue series are the building blocks and DNA of American culture. Blues, R&B, Elvis, teenagerism, punk rock... it all goes back to these vital, breathtaking recordings."
Originally released in 1957, "Body and Soul" is a masterpiece. Billie Holiday is backed by a band that included Barney Kessel on guitar and Ben Webster on tenor sax. This is the 180g audiophile pressing by Speakers Corner Records.
Clockwork Angels is the second Nick Raskulinecz-produced Rush album. This is a steampunk-themed concept album with a wide range of sounds from the heaviness "Caravan" and "BU2B" to the sentimental, string-back ballad, "The Garden". This album is as strong as "2112".
“The Black Angels bring the aura of mid-1966 the drilling guitars of early Velvet Underground shows, the raga inflections of late-show Fillmore jams, the acid-prayer stomp of Austin avatars the 13th Floor Elevators everywhere they go, including the levitations on their second album, Directions to See a Ghost. – David Fricke, Rolling Stone
“…Moanin' is the best-sounding title I've yet heard in AP's series of Blue Note 45s. The horns are 3D, the trapset is crisp, the bass sounds like wood, there's air everywhere, you're in the room. And it also happens to feature the best Jazz Messengers that Blakey ever assembled, including Lee Morgan on trumpet, Benny Golson on tenor sax, and Bobby Timmons on piano. If you want to hear what 'the Blue Note' sound sounded like, get this Moanin'. That goes for the corporate guys at modern-day Blue Note, too." – Fred Kaplan,Stereophile
"Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya’s past. " - Soundway Records