It's Our Birthday!
I can’t say I really recall my 15th birthday. It was the one before I got to start driving on my own, but the day’s events are pretty much a blank for me. Luckily, Polyvinyl’s 15th anniversary is sure to be much more memorable. For starters, we’re throwing a big outdoor concert featuring 9 bands on the label! To grab tickets and find...
4th Annual Garage Sale -- Final Weekend!
It’s almost Labor Day, so before you head over to that fun outdoor cookout make plans to check out our 4th Annual Garage Sale. Because (like your white clothes) after this weekend we’ll be putting everything away until next year! But don’t worry — you still have four days to get great deals on vinyl with slightly damaged jackets, promo CDs, and much more. A ton of items...
First Day Back
This past Saturday at the Metro in Chicago, Braid’s name appeared on a show list for the first time in seven years. (And for those keeping track, it was #598 for their career.) The sold-out concert featured 22 songs from the band’s extensive catalog (check out the complete set list on Braid’s Twitter) — including three from their new EP, Closer to Closed. Show #599 will...
Asobi Seksu Will Rock You
When Asobi Seksu played at Champaign-Urbana’s Pygmalion Music Festival in 2008, the show instantly rocketed into my top 5 list of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. Knowing I’ll get to see the Brooklyn-based band again at our 15-Year Anniversary Show in September is just one of the reasons I’m so excited for this year’s Pygmalion Fest. But don’t worry if...