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Portland, OR | At This Incoming Southeast Portland Bar, You Can Shop for Records With a Beer in Hand: The Record Pub, a combination record store and beer bar, is set to open this summer in the Iron Horse Building. …Music was always a bonding point for Metz, Charbonneau, and Clark. They shopped at Eugene record stores like House of Records and the late-great Green Noise in college, though not together just yet; Metz and Charbonneau bonded at a Foo Fighters show at the now-closed Satyricon. During the pandemic, they would get on Zoom to talk through a album every two weeks, almost like a book club. So when Clark first came up with the idea of the Record Pub, he knew who he wanted to call. “We missed going to record stores, bars, and restaurants,” Clark says. “I wanted to flip through records with a beer in my hand.” The Record Pub, set to open in July, is meant to foster that general experience: Visitors can stroll through aisles of between 2,500 and 3,000 records, mostly focused on Rock and other sub-genres.

Kelowna, BC | Okanagan Vinyl Festival spinning back into Penticton: The Sept. 25 festival will feature the selling of records and audio gear: Get ready to spin your new favourite records because the Okanagan Vinyl Festival is returning in 2022 after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. Courtesy of Peach City Radio’s CFUZ 92.9 FM, one of the Interior’s biggest vinyl events is coming to Penticton on Sept. 25 at the Seniors Drop-In Centre Great Hall on 2965 South Main St. From the selling of records to turntables and other audio gear, the ninth edition festival will have just about everything for people who love vinyl, according to Jackie Del Rizzo. “We are delighted to bring the Okanagan Vinyl Fest back this year,” said the president of the Peach City Community Radio Society. “It is a highlight for our organization. It brings together vendors, record lovers, and volunteers to celebrate our love of the vinyl record.”

SP | Julián Ruiz, the man with a million vinyl records If we put all the vinyl records that Julián Ruiz has, one after the other, the line would leave Spain. If we put all the vinyl records that Julián Ruiz has, one after the other, the line would leave Spain. And it is that a million is said soon, but it is reached only after a lifetime. A life not like anyone’s, of course. It has to be a life dedicated to music and, why not say it, to collecting as obsessive as it is healthy for the ears. “The first was ‘Let’s twist again’ by Chubby Checker in 1961, when he was still a kid,” says the journalist and producer, who has gone to the trouble of reviewing no less than six hundred thousand copies of his shelves to make a selection as brutal as it is exquisite, with the aim of offering us a spectacular exhibition with 867 vinyl records from all eras divided into categories.

Hollywood Bowl Vinyl Box’s Rare Live Tracks Range From a Young Sinatra to Death Cab for Cutie — and Dudamel, of Course: …A lavish new vinyl boxed set, “Hollywood Bowl: The First Hundred Years,” has been put together predicated on the belief that Bowl-goers will be into musical diversity when they’re encamped in the privacy of their own homes, too. Its seven LPs include more than 50 tracks that span the years from 1928 to 2021 and are broken down into sections that encompass the realms of classical, pop-rock, jazz, film scores and the world of Broadway and the Great American Songbook. The vast majority of tracks are previously unreleased and unavailable in any other format, giving turntable owners a chance to sample everything from Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire and Ella Fitzgerald to Donna Summer and James Brown; from the Doors and Dave Brubeck to Pentatonix, Pink Martini and Common. There will be Carol Channing, and Death Cab for Cutie.

The IPod Joins A List Of Once Popular Consumer Electronic Products: Last month Apple announced they would no longer be producing their iconic iPod. The demise of the once popular MP3 player joined a growing list of once-popular consumer electronic products who quickly became passé. While there are many one-time popular products no longer available (e.g., floppy disks, 8-track tapes, etc.) We will look at videocassette recorders, the cassette Walkman and the Blackberry. All of them were everyday consumer electronic products just a few years back. These products were done in by streaming audio, streaming video and multifunctional smartphones. Meanwhile, there are other once popular products that are losing out in popularity to products with enhanced technology. It would be fun to take a look back at some of them.

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