SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!
It’s time to start having some FUN!
I’ve been hosting an event called Bring Your Own Vinyl Night every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 10:30 at the BLVD Today Cafe on Lancaster BLVD for about 7 or 8 months. I had a great turnout in the beginning Winter months of 2011 especially during Winter Break. The crowd started to wane as we got further and further into the Spring Semester. However now that’s school out again we’re picking up! We’ve been enjoying some great weather for the past few weeks and a lot more people are coming out to be a part of the event! We’re actually even getting some recognition from the City of Lancaster! Our event is listed on the Destination Lancaster Events flyer and has been included in Chenin Dow’s BLVD news email!
Ages range from high schoolers to senior citizens and everyone has a good time. We’ve heard a a wide variety of different music, from classic rock to 80’s electronic and funk, big band jazz, classical musical, broadway show tunes and some modern music too! There’s always plenty to do as we have art on the walls to look at, free wi-fi if you bring your own laptop, and a great selection of board games and cards.
Many people may think Vinyl is totally dead, or say they don’t own any so they don’t feel the event is for them. I’ve got news for you! Vinyl is alive! Listening to an old record has a magical sound quality to it, and holding a 45mm record is just so much more tangible than an MP3. For those without Vinyls we’ve got a great stack of stuff to make there’s always something to enjoy. If you’re itching to get your hands on some Vinyl its actually pretty simple to get a hold of (an affordable).
Some Great places in the Antelope Valley for Vinyl Records:
520 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93534-2516
Nice Selection of Vinyls, Unsorted. All Records For Sale for only $3 a piece. Very Friendly Service!
PNS Coins & Collectibles
620 W Lancaster BlvdLancaster, CA 93534
Fantastic Selection, Organized into genres and alphabetically, great prices at $1 – $2 per vinyl. The owner Vince is looking to get rid em all and would be willing to make a deal if you wanna by a bunch.
42741 N. 45th St. West, Ste B-2 Quartz Hill, CA
Haven’t Had a chance to check the place out yet, but plan to soon. If you’ve been there let me know if it lives up to the ad :)
39330 10th St W
Palmdale, CA 93551
Not a lot here, but there are a few vinyls. Of course everything is a reprint, new vinyl mostly just classic rock stuff. The Record will be fresh and clean, true to the original artwork but it’s also gonna cost you $20 or more.
Many of my Vinyl finds have been at second hand stores throughout the AV. The selection is never consistent, but hunting for a special find is always fun and you can score many records for less than a dollar. Happy Hunting!
Palmdale Thrift Stores
2140 East Palmdale Boulevard, Palmdale -
44247 10th Street West, Lancaster -
You Still Can’t get enough Vinyl? Our Event Photojournalist Ali Rae Pursley is Selling VINYL BOWLS for only $10!
If you’re still not ready to come out and enjoy vinyl night with us, or stumbled upon this blog from somewhere else in the world other than the Antelope Valley, you can still be a part of the fun even if you can’t show up in person. We Stream the evening’s festivities LIVE on Ustream, Tune in Here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vinylnight