Vinyl in the Woods at Henry Miller Library
- When: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Where: Henry Miller Library, Big Sur
- Cost: $3
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Community, Music (other)
A one-of-a-kind venue for record enthusiasts of all varieties to dig through crates, the second annual Vinyl in the Woods is sure to have something for everyone. The brainchild of Swede Magnus Toren, who suspected a major vinyl comeback at the height of mp3 fervor, the event hopes to bring notoriety to Mom and Pop record shops that often struggle to make ends meet. Vendors confirmed for the Big Sur event include locals like Vinyl Revolution, Santa Cruz's Metamusic and San Francisco's Groove Merchant, not to mention bigger names likes Amoeba and Finders/Keepers Records. Monterey-based record label Oscillator will also be on the scene. The day centers around browsing, listening to and buying records in an inherently mellow setting beneath the Big Sur redwoods. Eight DJs rotate on the ones and twos, featuring diverse sounds ranging from Lucy Im's rare and out-of-print soul 45s to DJ Lonesome Cowboy's hard to find country LPs. Also holding it down are SF's DJ Electric Stew and Ian Marshall of Wombleton Records in LA. Food is provided by the Babaloo Cuban food truck; beer and wine will also be served. Whether hippy or hipster, it is equally hard to walk away without a crate full of sought after and unexpected gems. [JCL]
10am-3pm Sat. The Henry Miller Library, Highway 1 (quarter mile south of Nepenthe), Big Sur. $3. 667-2574. www.henrymiller.org.