Boing Boing/Noise Pop vinyl event

Vinyl enthusiasts, listen up! Boing Boing and Noise Pop have teamed up to host “Talk, Play, and Sip: The Art and Allure of the Record Album” at the Oakland Museum of California tomorrow (Friday), July 18th:

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 this energetic panel discussion, 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.

Guests 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

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 whole event takes place from 5:00-9:00pm, and the panel will take place from 7:00-9:30pm. This event is included with the cost of museum admission, which on Fridays is half-price for adults and free for ages 18 and under (admission for museum members is free).