Picture Disks

It's not just the vinyl record and cassette tape that have been dwarfed by the MP3; CDs are looking pretty quaint as well. But as the digital revolution forges on, "Collector" commemorates what is lost: the cover art and special packaging that were once a tangible extension of the artistic pursuits of music. The exhibit is the second edition of a hip-hop art show curated by David Paul, proprietor of veteran local label Bomb Hip-Hop and purveyor of the popular "Prince vs. Michael Jackson" dance parties.

The night honors the memory of film director Tony Silver (who passed away earlier this month from brain cancer) by dedicating a wall to screening the imagery of his classic graffiti and hip-hop culture documentary, Style Wars. Donations will be accepted to benefit (Out)Laws & Justice, the youth nonprofit organization that Silver's family says meant a lot to him. DJs Doc Fu, Jeff Harris, DJ Design and Sake-1 will spin cold, dope, and impossibly fresh oldies so you can feel the real.
Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 2008

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