Many local labels are offering obscure reissues and innovative new releases on all conceivable formats. Label Sampler is a new column that will profile a different Bay Area record company each week. Name: Zum Record Company Headquarters: Oakland Owner: George Chen Founded: 1997 Creation story: ... More >>
Abe Vigoda at Rickshaw Stop last nightWild Nothing Abe Vigoda March 3, 2011 Rickshaw Stop Better Than: Wasting half a day and a bunch of dollars shopping for vintage 4AD vinyl. Separated by three thousand miles of flyover country and once parted by a decade's worth of musical influences, Thursda ... More >>
Photo of a previous Vampire Weekend show by Moses NamkungVampire WeekendThe Fox TheaterApril 19, 2010Better Than: getting bitten by a vampire wearing high-tops, skinny jeans, and shaggy bangs.Last night, the Columbia grads of Vampire Weekend, led by frontman Ezra Koening and his impressive falset ... More >>
High CastleSuper indie (and very experimental-friendly) local label Zum is partnering with Aquarius Records and KXLU to throw a daytime party in Austin during SXSW. The show takes place on Thursday, March 18 from noon until 6 p.m. at what Zum label owner George Chen says is a "rad bookst ... More >>
If you wanna get a feel for where they’re at, peep their tour blog for fun snippets like the above picture from Texas. Read on for more details.