Helado Negro and the Smile Band – Live at KCRW


As Helado Negro and the Smile Band, Roberto Carlos Lange and his faithful music-making companions recreate the sounds of This Is How You Smile for Live at KCRW, a recording of the ensemble’s inspired performance on Jason Bentley’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Ka Baird – Respires


Respires, the second solo album by Ka Baird, blurs the line between word and action, definition and possibility. Spirited yet restrained, bearing its wildly thrummed heart strings and inner calm alike, Respires ventures toward the unknown, charting the shifting ground of experimental music and the rewards born of risk.

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Let your peace flag fly, Friends & Fiends ~ Our new PEACE, PLEASE tee available for pre-order now in limited quantities, expected ship date by the second week of July.

100% sustainably produced and printed in Los Angeles by EVERYBODY. 100% US-made by skilled workers with recycled materials (read the full story here). 100% worth your investment to keep environmental costs and fair wages up.

We’ll donate $5 from each purchase to Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, victims of crime, and families seeking reunification. Come! Mend!

These are tees built to last ~ peace at last.

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Labor Day Weekend – Help Houston – Supply Drive at Commend

This labor day weekend, RVNG/Commend is joining efforts to support Houston. We’ll be collecting goods (mini toiletries, dental hygiene essentials, first aid items, pads & tampons, diapers, socks & underwear) to send via the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association. We’ll also be donating 10% of the weekend’s sales at Commend to Harvey relief. Thank you to our friends Rachel Barnhart (Soap Library) and Lauren Willson (who will be donating 100% of proceeds from her Salve sales in-store) for activating this effort!

The Return of the RVNG Playlists


Folks. If you’ve been hanging with us for long enough, you may remember the RVNG playlists we gathered and shared on the old instance of igetrvng.com. Family & friends & ourselves contributed a handful of tracks with the hopes of cultivating a certain sonic vibe to help expand your record repertoire, remind you of a forgotten favorite, or simply brighten your day.

It’s finally time for us to bring these bad bwoys and gyals back. We’ll be posting up old playlists over the next few weeks (keep a tab on the MIXES page), as well as some new mixes from a plenty promising new faces and endearing older ones.

First up – Paradis‘ mix from last July, just in time for (what will hopefully be) the end of Winter: