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Why I buy vinyl: Would it surprise you to learn it’s (mostly) not about sound?

April 16th, 2015

Scan the spines, choose an album. Slide it from its sleeve, place it on the platter. Tonearm up, needle down. Side one.

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    “I love records. Everything about them: the sound, the artwork, the smell … I’ve been fascinated with how they are made since I realized that ...

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    Where to score wax in the Valley.

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    I caught some Grade A sets, but the festival lacked its former spark, that intangible feeling of yes.

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    For all the growing discontent over the dominance of DJs at Coachella, it has hardly given up on live performance.

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    Would you believe he covered Amerie? Because he did.

  • Music

    What else did you expect from the two most titanic members of the Wu-Tang Clan?

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    Soon she’s talking about strapping Domino’s pizza boxes to her arms and flying over the Strip’s faux Eiffel Tower.

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    Breakfast at Rick's, sets from Jenny Lewis, Swans and more and feeling the afterglow after the annual SoCal fest comes to a close.

  • Music

    Having Christine McVie back after a 16-year hiatus seems to have reinvigorated the group.

  • Music

    The electro-pop duo can't sustain the hype playing the same set forever.

  • Music

    Among Coachella's shining moments are those that wear thin, like insufferable selfie-takers and certain musicians favoring the schtick over the songs.

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    Jungle's dance party, an intense and memorable set from Run the Jewels and more.

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    Tech upgrades, a memorable headlining set from AC/DC and more.

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    Sixteen years in, it’s hard to think of a music experience that beats this one.

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    With Christine McVie back in the band, gear up for Saturday’s show by spinning songs from all three singers.

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    Didn't score tickets to the Southern California festival? Find all the details on Coachella acts with Vegas shows here.

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    Bands and bike safety tips honor late cyclist Pete Makowski.

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    Bee Master delivers the right amount of wreckage

  • Music

    Familiar musicians form one of Las Vegas' most anticipated new bands.

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    The sequel suffers from indifferent plotting and apathetic jokes that often don’t appear to have punchlines.

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    Chef Rick Moonen kicks off his new gig as Weekly columnist with a trip back in time, Italian-style.

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    With their training regimens, discipline, drive and competition circuits, flair bartenders aren't just entertaining with alcohol acrobatics, they're competing in a strategic sport.

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    Elizabeth Blau and company move closer to fine dining while showing once again they know their audience better than anyone.

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    Scan the spines, choose an album. Slide it from its sleeve, place it on the platter. Tonearm up, needle down. Side one.

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