Join Boing Boing and Noise Pop at the Oakland Museum of California on July 18
Explore the art and allure of vinyl records with Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, Wilco and Miles Davis album designer Lawrence Azerrad, and Dead Kennedys/Alternative Tentacles artist Winston Smith. Panel moderated by Boing Boing's David Pescovitz. Decades after records were declared dead media by the mainstream, the vinyl revival has broken through to popular consciousness. But for many musicians, visual artists, designers, and fans, vinyl's visceral power has never disappeared. In an energetic roundtable discussion on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Oakland Museum of California, presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.
Our guests on stage will include:
• Nick Harmer, bassist, Death Cab for Cutie
• Winston Smith, legendary punk artist for Dead Kennedys, Green Day, and Alternative Tentacles
• Lawrence Azerrad, designer of iconic albums by Wilco, Miles Davis, and the Beach Boys
The Art and Allure of the Record Album with Boing Boing and Noise Pop
Friday, July 18, 2014
7 - 8:30pm Oakland Museum of California
Enjoy mixed drinks and other beverages during the night at a special bar located in the Vinyl exhibition during Friday Nights @ OMCA. Beverages will be for sale in the gallery from 5 to 9 pm. The panel is 7 - 8:30pm.
This program is part of the ongoing exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, about the social and cultural phenomenon of listening to, collecting, and sharing records.
The Boing Boing/Noise Pop event is included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free. Seating for this event is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Special thank you to Virgin America for providing flights. Don't miss Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on all Virgin America planes (#10 on the dial)!
Freddy deBoer writes that he’s been telling the same joke for years about Silicon Valley’s only product, which might be universalized as “At last, a way to verb with nouns on the internet!” But the social-media techopoly is stable, now, and so the venture capitalists have moved on to the three terrible trends that will […]
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
We just got the Sport model of the EPIKGO hoverboard at my office. Besides being terribly chic, it’s apparently bulletproof.
Bamboo has lots of uses beyond just being panda food. Things like bikes, roads, scaffolding, and musical instruments are made from the fast-growing grass. But unless you are participating in a tropical-themed LARP, you probably wouldn’t want a shirt made from bamboo stalks. So why do bamboo bed sheets make any sense? Because yarn extracted from […]
If you want to work in tech, but don’t have any desire to code web apps to help businesses sell things to other business, you might want to consider a career in cybersecurity. Judging from the apparent complete infiltration of Russian hackers in American cyberspace, it seems fair to speculate that there’s a major shortage of […]
If you want to be sure your mom gets flowers on Mother's Day I'm not sure I'd go with our store, but hey!
All moms are different. But all moms like getting flowers on Mother’s Day, and that’s a fact (not, however a fact we can document in any fashion.) Instead of getting chewed out for forgetting to call her on the second Sunday of May, you can take care of it ahead of time with Teleflora’s flower […]