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culture clash records

from beautiful anonymous posted in radio by ratsnamgod

Tim Friedman (under short-lived anonymity) called Chris Gethard for advice about a job change. The result was the salvation of this independent music retailer.

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genova’s chestnut inn

from the louvin brothers, ira louvin posted in music by pete_nice

After the legendary gospel/country act The Louvin Brothers split up in 1963, Ira Louvin headed back to his native Arkansas to work on his solo album.

Two years later, he was playing a series of shows at Genova's Chestnut Inn in Kansas City, MO with his fourth wife and recording partner, Anne Young. Ira had called his mother right around that time to say that the road was bringing out his old drinking demons, and that he was ready to stop touring.

On the way back to Arkansas on June 20, 1965, Ira and his wife (as well as 3 others) were killed near Williamsburg, Missouri on Highway 70 when a drunk driver veered into their lane and hit their vehicle head-on.

Genova's Chestnut Inn appears to still be functioning, although at least partly as the Shady Lady Lounge, an adult entertainment venue.

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mellow tiger bar (exterior)

from castle rock posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

This small building in Orange, MA, formerly a clothing store, became the exterior of the Mellow Tiger Bar for Hulu's Stephen King-inspired show set in the fictional town of Castle Rock. The bar's name is an easter egg reference to a bar in King's 1991 novel Needful Things.

Don't expect candlepin bowling inside. The interior bar with its two bowling lanes was likely filmed on a soundstage.

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royal albert hall

from adele, the byrds, nick cave and the bad seeds, the who posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

London's Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871 named after Queen Victoria's late husband Prince Albert.

Over 50 live albums have been recorded here including The Byrds’ Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971 (recorded in 1971 and released in 2008), Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ Live at The Royal Albert Hall (recorded in 1997 and released in 2008), The Who’s Live at The Royal Albert Hall (recorded in 2000/2002 and released in 2003), and Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall (recorded and released in 2011).

Don’t be fooled by Bob Dylan’s Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert. It was actually recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall. Likewise, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s The Royal Albert Hall Concert released in 1980 was found later to have been recorded in 1970 at the Oakland Coliseum, and it was renamed The Concert when it was reissued.

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landmark mall

from wonder woman 1984 posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

Some (or maybe all... who knows) of Wonder Woman’s upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984 was filmed at Alexandria, Virginia’s Landmark Mall. Perhaps I’ll update this with more info when the movie (or a trailer) comes out, but then again probably not.

The Landmark Mall has been closed for renovations since 2017.

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