10 Gifts for Music Lovers 

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by Matt Stieb 'Tis the season for tunes, tomes and music-making toys. Give the gift of an Amazon-less Christmas this year with our guide for SA music lovers.
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La Piñata (Freddie Gibbs and Madlib) • $27.95, Hogwild Records, 1824 N Main, (210) 733-5354
Gibbs, one of rap’s hardest hitters, teams with the legendary producer Madlib for an exercise in real hip-hop.
4. Love Is A Real Thing: The Funky, Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (various artists) $27.95, Hogwild Records, 1824 N Main, (210) 733-5354
David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label returns with a badass retrospective of ’70s and ’80s afro-funk—including tunes from the mysterious William Onyeabor.
5. Psych-Out Christmas (various artists) $22.95, Hogwild Records, 1824 N Main, (210) 733-5354
Great for any family that gives each other weed for the holidays, or for anyone who wants to hear Iggy Pop do “White Christmas.”
6. St. Vincent (St. Vincent) $27.95, Hogwild Records, 1824 N Main, (210) 733-5354
Annie Clark’s fourth solo LP is a shred-tastic lesson in style.
7. Texas is Funny Records T-shirt $13, texasisfunny.com
Rep the local label with the new Texas is Funny tee.
8. Pitchfork Review $19.96, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Ste 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com
In 2014, the tastemaker music site ventured into print with the gorgeous Pitchfork Review. For fans of small presses and longform music writing.
9. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon $16.99, The Twig Book Shop
In his seventh novel, Pulitzer winner Michael Chabon aims his sights on just what it’s like to be a music lover: to balance vinyl stacks and earworm melodies with the realities of life.
10. Lovepedal Karl fuzz pedal $159, Robot Monster Guitars 517 E Woodlawn, (210) 320-1710,
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1. Bradley ’70s Bass $750, Robot Monster Guitars, 517 E Woodlawn, (210) 320-1710, Play Slideshow