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Vinyl Emergency

Musicians, album collectors and others who celebrate vinyl records describe how this influential medium has shaped their lives and careers. Previous guests: Hozier, Rosanne Cash, Creed Bratton of NBC's The Office, plus members of Foo Fighters, Wilco, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Hall & Oates.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 26, 2016

My good pals and self-described "crappy twins" Josh and Chris Marcanti -- both of the Rock And Roll Brunch Podcast -- join me for an in-depth talk about the current state of vinyl and what the future could hold for music fans and the industry as a whole. Having played music together for years (both in The American Autumn and now The Throwbacks), we also discuss whether twins indeed have a secret language, being in a cover band after years of performing original material, and the many reactions they would get while podcasting at diners and restaurants. You can check out music from The American Autumn at theamericanautumn.bandcamp.com, follow The Throwbacks at facebook.com/thethrowbackschicago and hear some of the old classic Rock and Roll Brunch episodes at rockandrollbrunch.tumblr.com! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/vinylemergency and twitter.com/vinylemergency, and write the show with comments, questions or suggestions at vinylemergency@gmail.com!

Feb 19, 2016
 
Ryan Matteson is the former editor-in-chief and founder of the popular music blog Muzzle Of Bees and he's currently employed by C3 Presents, where he manages a wide-range of bands including The Mountain Goats, Bully, Toro Y Moi, The Dismemberment Plan and Strand of Oaks. Both a devout Milwaukee Brewers fan and native Wisconsinite like myself, Ryan and I discuss how he went from blogging to artist management (with a few years of public relations work for Milwaukee's renowned Pabst Theater in between), as well as his vinyl white whales. We also delve into how we both personally held the birthday cake featured on the cover of Wilco The Album, how complete luck snagged him one of the rarest Pearl Jam vinyl releases there is, the thrill of booking bands on late-night TV, and lots more! Our winner for the Jay Ryan poster contest is also announced, and I discuss a bit of cool news about the podcast! Be sure to follow Ryan at twitter.com/muzzleofbees, and follow Vinyl Emergency at facebook.com/vinylemergency and twitter.com/vinylemergency
Feb 12, 2016
What a blast to have the incredibly talented Jay Ryan on the program! A world-renowned artist and screen printer, Jay has created iconic, hand-drawn poster and album art for the likes of Andrew Bird, Archers of Loaf, Hum, Shellac and countless others. He's featured prominently in Just Like Being There (a 2012 documentary film on the poster industry), and later this year, Akashic Books will release No One Told Me Not To Do This, Jay's third collection of his best work. Here, we discuss Jay's inspirations, his past and present connections with vinyl, performing in Dianogah, Hubcap, his most recent band Whelms -- as well as a very short stint in Braid -- and much more. Visit thebirdmachine.com to purchase Jay's work and follow his updates via instagram.com/thebirdmachine and facebook.com/actualbirdmachine
Feb 5, 2016

Jim's best record-shopping buddy Rob Clark (Rockton, IL) discusses both the up's and down's of online vinyl communities, how he navigated the CD revolution, sharing vinyl with his teenage daughter, potential retail price gouging vs. dollar bin digging, VPI machines, adoption, beekeeping, and lots more! You can view Rob's videos that we discuss viayoutube.com/user/EoLoVoX/videos and follow him on instagram.com/eolovox. Be sure to follow the program too at facebook.com/vinylemergency and twitter.com/vinylemergency, or write the show with any comments, questions or suggestions at vinylemergency@gmail.com!

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