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D.I.Y.? Vinyl’s Holding a Workshop!

Posted in music, UNC, Vinyl by Matt on April 21, 2009

Denizens of Chapel Hill, your attention please!

Vinyl has been running a little under the radar lately, planning out some stuff for next year, but on Friday we’re bringing the noise again. We’ve brought out the local experts to dole out a step by step guide to every aspect of putting out an album. Come get the low down from these talented pros:

The event takes place from 5pm to 7pm in the FPG Student Union’s Great Hall. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to stop by – it doesn’t matter if you’re a student or not. 

See you there!

Vinyl Updates for 3/19/2009

Posted in Apollo, Hip Hop, Lafcadio, Lake Inferior, list, music, UNC, Vinyl by Matt on March 19, 2009

Vinyl Records’ frontline artists are all making sweet, sweet music this weekend, and here’s what you need to know:

  • Tonight, Lake Inferior is headlining a show at Local 506 that also features I Was Totally Destroying It, as well as Pink Flag. Put on by Relay for Life, the night is their Cancer Sucks Benefit Show. This week’s Independent said our boys in LI, “cap the show with glowing indie pop that elicits thoughts of Brian Eno’s pop production. Stark but warm, dynamic but restrained, Lake Inferior is already a fully functional unit, but still radiates the promise of even better things to come.” HOT DANG!
  • On Saturday, 3/21, Apollo, Lafcadio, and Lake Inferior will ALL be playing at Duke Coffeehouse for the yearly throwdown we all know as the Duke/UNC Battle of the Bands. UNC’s the Nothing Noise took the title home last time this was held, and I’ve got my money on another UNC group wiping the floor with the Duke groups at this one. The show starts at six, and the acts are as follows
    UNC bands:
    – The Huguenots
    – Lake Inferior
    – The Nomad Kings
    – D.LIV(E)
    – Apollo
    – Lafcadio

    Duke bands:
    – Cool Ethan
    – Panda Force
    – Soulless Dogs
    – David Eisenband
    – Tauri Wind
    – Hopus

    Without knowing anything about any of the Duke groups, I’m going to go ahead and say Cool Ethan is a Jason Schwartzman cover band (with an amazing name). Panda Force is probably lo-fi synth rock. Soulless Dogs sounds like a Tom Waits album name, so I’m going with a cross between Waits and Nick Cave. David Eisenband…Dave Matthews meets German leider. Tauri Wind: jam band? Hopus should probably be death metal that draws heavily from Native American musical signifiers. 

Good to be back! Go Heels!

News Brief – January 28th

Posted in Apollo, Hip Hop, Lafcadio, Lake Inferior, list, music, UNC, Vinyl by Matt on January 28, 2009

Some quick notes from Vinyl Press:

  • A wonderful article about the inner workings of Vinyl Records can be found in this week’s Independent, as well as online at this link. We’re extremely excited about getting such great publicity!
  • If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow afternoon, the Thursdays on the Terrace music series at the Johnston Center is now curated by Vinyl. Performances by kapow! music and Aminal Music will be going on from noon until 2pm.
  • Friday night! Apollo/Lafcadio/Lake Inferior! Local 506! Free! CD Release Showcase!