Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany

This March, I spent my spring break in Los Angeles. It was my first time visiting, so naturally, I had to see the best of the city’s tourist offerings. The best of Hollywood included the Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame, and of course, Amoeba Records. After an hour of meandering through the store, flicking … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Nour Elkassabany”

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows

Call me old-fashioned, but for me, collecting vinyl is almost like keeping a photo-diary or a homemade VHS cassette. Every record that I own in my collection is a relic of my past – each with a memory attached. “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac was a gift from a former girlfriend; “Land of Pleasure” from a … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: James Meadows”

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder

Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder

In 1990, as a follow-up to 1988 Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth released Goo, their first album with major label Geffen Records. The black-and-white cover art resembles what a Lichtenstein piece might have looked like if he had taken the sunglass-wearing Velvet Underground as his subjects. It’s goth and apathetic, visually capturing the angst and rebellion … Continue reading “Countdown to Vinylthon 2018: Sophie Burkholder”

RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party

Last Friday, local Philadelphia rock band RFA hosted a record release show for their new album, Rfa. The four band members that make up RFA met in high school over a shared love of artists like Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and The Strokes. Flash forward six years, and the group is starting to sell out … Continue reading “RFA sells out PhilaMOCA in Album Release Party”