Tag Archive for: vinyl

Upcoming shows:

Friday, February 26th @7pm
CorridorEstelle Raskina

Saturday, February 27th @ 12 noon
Brunch with The Mother Hips

Sunday, February 28th @7pm
Benjamin Hoste Photography Showing SNAP!

New and restocked music as listed on their blog:

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf – Raquel 7″
Dam Funk – Toaechizown 5 LP Box Set
J Dilla – Donuts
Judee Sill – S/T
Madlib – No. 1: Before the Verdict with Guilty Simpson
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills 7″
Myron & E / The Soul Investigators – It’s a Shame 7″
Peanut Butter Wolf – Straight to Tape 1990-1992
V/A – Psych Funk 101
We Are The World “Clay Stones” 7″
#1 in a series of 7″s from the LA Collection on IAMSOUND
Joanna Newsom “Have One On Me”
Shout Out Louds “Work”
Holly Miranda “The Magician’s Private Library”
Four Tet “There Is Love In You”
Efterklang – Magic Chairs
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil 7″
High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
Hockey – Learn To Lose 7”
Hockey – Too Fake 7”
Hot Chip – One Life Stand
Meat Puppets – II (reissue)
Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
The Big Pink – Velvet Remixes 12″
The Morning Benders – Promises 7″
The Rocket Summer – Of Men and Angels
Titus Andronicus – Four Score and Seven 7″
Tune Yards – Hatari 7″
Tune Yards – Real Live Flesh 7″
tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs
V/A – Harder Shade of Black
Ween – The Pod (Reissue)

And these restocks:
Fever Ray – S/T
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks
Hunx and His Punx – Gay Singles
Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy
M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
M83 – Digital Shades Vol. 1
M83 – Saturdays = Youth
Mission Of Burma – Vs. (The Definitive Edition)
Pixies – Doolittle
Ratatat – Classics
Ratatat – LP3
St. Vincent – Marry Me
The Growlers – Are You In Or Out
The Horrors – Primary Colours
The National – Alligator
The National – Boxer
The XX – VCR 7″
The XX – XX
Vampire Weekend – S/T
Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Big Star – #1 Record
Big Star – 3rd (Sister Lovers)
Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos
Dam Funk – It’s My Life 7″
Elliott Smith – XO
Faust – So Far
J Dilla – Ruff Draft
Mayer Hawthorne And The County – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Heart Shaped 7”)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nico – Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone – The Amazing Nina Simone
Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart
Public Image Ltd – Second Edition
Serge Gainsbourg – Aux Armes Et Caetera
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie & Clyde
Spacemen 3 – Performance
Television – Marquee Moon
The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
The Kinks – United Kinksdom
The Seeds – S/T
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
V/A – Dublab Presents Echo Expansion
V/A – Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
V/A – The Funky 16 Corners
Wire – Chairs Missing

They have new t-shirts, too.

Origami Vinyl
1816 W. Sunset Blvd. Echo Park, Ca

Mon – Noon ’til 9pm
Tues – Noon ’til 8pm
Wed – Noon ’til 9pm
Thu – Noon ’til 9pm
Fri – Noon ’til 10pm
Sat – Noon ’til 10pm
Sun – Noon ’til 8pm

I know, I know. We were supposed to be a little bit further into this series by now than just two posts, but don’t we all have projects that get put on the back burner for just a tad too long? Well, I’m back, I’m bad and I’m unemployed, so let’s do this!

This time we’re going to be telling you a little bit about those three little but awesome places that occupy the strip in between The Echo and the travel agency: Future, Origami Vinyl and Two Boots.

Future just moved into their current spot at 1814 Sunset this past November. I really can think of no better way to describe this place than to use the owner, Will’s, own words: “good times and cool clothes.” When I went in they had a screen and a projector set up with which to watch skate videos. They gave me two free Bill & Ted’s trading cards. They have a bench out front emblazoned with lines from 80s films for their friends to skate on. They have an impressive selection of VHS for sale. And in their store I found the most mouth-watering (maroon, leather, Jordache!) jacket I have ever seen.

Check out their blog and their online store. Or, if you would like to actually go there, they’re located at 1814 W. Sunset Blvd. They’re open from noon to 1 am, Monday through Sunday.

There isn’t much to say about Origami Vinyl that hasn’t already been said. Every person I spoke with before going to visit them told me about Neil and how his and Sean’s store made the neighborhood an awesome place to live. They exclusively sell new vinyl and re-issues, so don’t go there looking for second-hand or vintage records to hang on your wall. To paraphrase Neil, there are just too many great new releases and re-issues to fit anything else into their small space. But he obviously adores every square foot of his little store. They get new stuff in once every couple of days, and there are shows there about once a week. Be sure to check out what’s going down on their blog.

Do you like pizza? Do you live in or near Echo Park? Well, then you should be eating at  Two Boots on a regular basis!! This goes double if you’re an east coast transplant and crave the kind of pizza that you find everywhere on the right side of the country. Oh, that delicious cornmeal-coated crust (not the type that you have to dip in ranch dressing)! Hurray for their carefully-planned-out topping combinations! Behold the pizza angel that adorns their wall! It’s not as cheap as La Pizza Loca, for example, but it’s worth every penny. And they’re open until midnight every night and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays. You can order online here.