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)!