Tag Archives: vinyl

Louisiana Music Factory Moving Sale January 25 – 31

If the news that one of New Orleans’ best record stores is moving to Frenchmen Street in February (to share a building with OffBeat Magazine‘s offices!) wasn’t exciting enough for you last month, then this week’s announcement of a store-wide moving sale should just about get every Louisiana music fan and vinyl geek up and [...]

NOLA Record Store Run-Down for Record Store Day 2013

Though many might side-eye published statistics about the rise in vinyl record sales over the recent few years, fellow music heads know that the spike in wax sales also means a hike in used and rare record prices at favorite ma & pop shops around town. Those of us who have been getting our knuckles [...]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 8): Never Records, Here Today Hear Tomorrow

“I’m just trying to really come into New Orleans and make people miss me when I leave,” echoes Ted Riederer in this week’s episode of OffBeat’s Look-Ka Py Py Podcast as he etches grooves onto a sheet of hot wax with a record cutting lathe in a studio on Carondelet Street. Part audiophile and part [...]

Never Records Cues Up Saturday

As with so many vinyl enthusiasts, New York artist Ted Riederer found his groove at a young age. “When I was 16, my mother was hospitalized for a year and instead of being a troubled adolescent I joined a rock band,” he says, laughing, “and started going to record stores like an acolyte to a [...]

Never Records Cues Up New Orleans Exhibit

As with so many vinyl enthusiasts, New York artist Ted Riederer found his groove at a young age. “When I was 16, my mother was hospitalized for a year and instead of being a troubled adolescent I joined a rock band,” he says, laughing, “and started going to record stores like an acolyte to a [...]

Louis Armstrong’s Great Chicago Concert: Pops at His Peak

Perhaps the greatest quasi-myth surrounding Louis Armstrong is that after the transformative glories of the small group Hot Five (1925-26, 1927, 1928) and Hot Seven (1927) recordings, Pops took his foot off the gas and proceeded to become an “entertainer” for the rest of his life. While no one is going to deny the power [...]

Record Raid Expands to Three Venues and More Vendors

This Saturday, Record Raid, New Orleans’ local record fair, is returning to Siberia and the Hi-Ho Lounge and expanding across the street to the All-Ways Lounge. “It’s essentially just a big music flea market,” says organizer Hunter King about the Record Raid. “It’s full of music media: vinyl, CDs, 45s, and cassettes. We’ve got a [...]

The Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Bastille Day

The Lost Bayou Ramblers will perform with former Violent Femmes front man Gordon Gano at the Voodoo Experience on Saturday, October 29, and the night before they’ll throw a single release party at d.b.a. The evening’s festivities will celebrate the release of a 12-inch vinyl single “Bastille,” a track from the band’s upcoming Mammoth Waltz. [...]

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Rock en Français

When Louis Michot and the Lost Bayou Ramblers set up shop to record their upcoming release, Mammoth Waltz, at Dockside Studios, he did what any good bandleader would naturally do: stock up on supplies. And one night he was struck with what he immediately recognized as a great idea: Why not ask the brewer of [...]

New Sun Hotel Track “Talks”: Free Download

Last year, Sun Hotel released one of 2010′s better local indie rock records, Coast, which one can still hear emanating from the dark, danky recesses of the OffBeat offices to this day. In October, the Loyola quartet will return with a new EP, Gifts; they’re even taking pre-orders for vinyl copies already. “Talks” will be [...]