Record Shopping w/ Peanut Butter Wolf

Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf heads over to Amoeba Records to do a little digging. During the trip he picks up everything ranging from punk and reggae to 80’s soul and jazz. While telling personal stories of meeting Bob James, he even throws in a copy of Herb Alpert’s Rise on reel to reel, … Read more

Lord Finesse Talks Record Digging, Convention Stories

Lord Finesse talks about the meaning behind Diggin’ In The Crates, hardcore crate digging, the importance of music knowledge, and tells glorious record convention stories. Notable Quote: If you’re gonna get in this game. Do it because you genuinely love music. It’s not about the records. It’s not about the drum machine. It’s always about … Read more

2011 CHIRP Record Fair – April 9th & 10th (Chicago)


Spring is the time of year when the cold weather starts to break and even the most dedicated crate diggers finally emerge from hibernation. The 9th annual CHIRP Record Fair & Other Delights returns to Chicago on April 9th & 10th, 2011.

Head over the CHIRP Record Fair site for vendor list and pics of the event.

Note: For the next day or so The Chicago Reader is running a deal for 50% off early bird admission, which includes admission to the fair for the entire weekend.

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Giles Peterson Vinyl Hunting In Havana, Cuba

In preparation for his upcoming June 7th release of Havana Cultura Remixed, Giles Peterson heads to Havana, Cuba and gets deep into the crates of what he declares is a vinyl “goldmine”. While in the process of digging showing off his finds, the DJ also gives strong words of wisdom to novice record hunters. “When … Read more

Secondhand Sureshots (Full Film – One Week Only)

A one week only (Update: video has expired) online screening of the Dublab film Secondhand Sureshots.  Producers Daedelus, Ras G, Nobody, and J.Rocc set out on a supreme crate digging and production mission. Four producers, five dollars, five records, strictly sampling.  Each producer lets loose some of their vinyl digging guidelines and preferences, then heads … Read more

Large Professor’s Vinyl Gloves & Other Paul C Lessons

Large Professor visits Amoeba Records to browse through its vinyl collection.  While browsing the crates and reflecting on titles from Gloria Gayner, Joe Walsh, and Paul Horn, Extra P also recalls some of the lessons that he learned his mentor Paul C such as digging with gloves, special record sleeves, and the importance of meticulousness … Read more