In March of 2011, the Flaming Lips released a limited edition collaborative 12" EP with Neon Indian that lit up the internet. It was a fascinating alliance, but the pictures of the actual vinyl records were just as exciting. No one had ever seen vinyl like this before. Every copy of the record had i ... More >>
Stan Getz presses vinyl at A&R Record and Tape Manufacturing Co.. Not just your garden variety black licorice, either. They press colorful, almost-tasty-enough-to-eat records for The Flaming Lips, Polyphonic Spree, Fair To Midland, Toadies and a bazillion more. Lately, you might have heard of some l ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Walking into the A&R Records plant on Riverfront Boulevard is like stepping into some alter ... More >>
Wayne Coyne's vinyl obsession has helped bring Stan Getz's business back to life.
Blockbuster continues to insist it ain't going nowhere -- even as 24/7 Wall Street puts the downtown-based company on its death-watch list (one of three locals to make the list, actually, and not the first time someone has predicted Blockbuster's inevitable demise). But just in case it goes, my l ... More >>
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