Night Owl Record Show (Portland, OR)

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Billing itself as the "nation’s first night time record show", the Night Owl Record Show might also be able to take the title as the first 21+ vinyl event with a 21+ lounge.  With early bird admission beginning at 3pm, Night Owl offers a welcomed change of pace to those accustomed to the typical crack of dawn record show start times.

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National Vinyl Record Day – August 12th (Invention of Phonograph)

That’s right Crate Kings family… this Tuesday August, 12th we’ll all have the chance to join in and celebrate Vinyl Record Day.  Those begging for a bit of trivia will be happy to know that this also happens to be the day that Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877.  According to the Viny Record … Read more

Eliot Lipp Causes Analog Gear & Record Lust

Producer Eliot Lipp talks about his start in music and takes us into his studio to show off his crazy collection of analog gear including: Jomox XBase-09 MFB Synth-II Plan B modular synths Atari Synthcart Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Wurlitzer Electric Piano I love his attitude about making music for yourself and completing instrumental compositions.  There’s … Read more

Library Music Explained & Unraveled

Times online drops a tiny taste of the history of Library music, roots in television, and its resurgence as a genre.  Not a bad intro if you’ve never heard of it before, but these joints generally don’t come cheap, so don’t get too involved unless you have the deep pockets to support a serious record … Read more