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Vinyl Collections Wanted: Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry, Sisters of Mercy

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Turntabling is now purchasing record collections featuring industrial bands such as Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry, RevCo and more.

An upcoming art show curated by Chicago’s StudioLab and Turntabling.net will feature the images and sounds of dark music by some of the most legendary bands of the genre.

As part of this art show, Turntabling is in search of record collections to purchase that feature gothic, industrial, dark electronica bands and related performers.

If you have records by Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry, RevCo, Fad Gadget, Frontline Assembly, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, Armageddon Dildos, Coil, Legendary Pink Dots, Muslimgauze, Noise Unit, Shinjuku Thief, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Download, Puppy Gristle, The Jackofficers, Switchblade Symphony, Big Electric Cat, Christian Death, Nurse With Wound, Current 93,  Dead Artist Syndrome, Electric Hellfire Club, My Life With Thrill Kill Kult, and many others, we definitely want to hear from you.

Contact by email: jwallace@turntabling.net. All serious offers considered.

As mentioned above, there is a great reason for this massive hunt for gothic, industrial, and otherwise dark records-Turntabling, in association with the Chicago artist-run StudioLab located in the historic Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago, is preparing an art show featuring album covers and related materials from the classic era of industrial music. Turntabling seeks to buy record collections that prominently feature gothic/industrial albums to increase the amount of items on display at the exhibit.

Unfortunately due to insurance concerns, we cannot accept loans of this material–we can only purchase outright. But if you have vinyl records to sell, or collections of vinyl that also include posters, fan badges, books, etc on the subject, please get in touch. We are considering all serious offers.

Joe Wallace is curating the show and can be contacted via the address above. Again, record collections that include a lot of gothic/industrial albums, posters, buttons, books, fanzines, etc. will be considered for purchase. We are definitely interested in buying in bulk rather than small lots, but will consider any serious offer regardless of size.

The date for the exhibit has yet to be established since we are in the research and collection phase for the materials, but time is of the essence since we’d like to have the material collected and prepared for display soon. Get in touch as quickly as possible to schedule an appointment to view your collection and discuss purchase options.

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Remix: Record Cover Collage by Jessica DeCuir

crimson_collinsFriday, May 15th in Chicago Illinois, Turntabling’s Joe Wallace curates Remix, an art show featuring album cover collages by Jessica Barnett DeCuir, who comes to StudioLab to show her work all the way from San Antonio, Texas. (Some readers will remember that StudioLab hosted the Turntabling album cover show in 2014, Sexy and Scary Vinyl)

DeCuir’s work for the show involves album covers from the 70s and 80s. “I limited myself to these two decades because the albums are easy to come by and are the nostalgic, often cheesy soundtrack of my years growing up and listening to radio, records and tapes. Many of the original album covers contained subliminal content, later to be revealed through my 2×2” square cutting process.”

If it hadn’t been for an accidental discovery, Remix might not have happened. DeCuir says,”The series began when I found a small fragment cut from a record cover in the garbage,” she says, “When I showed it to my husband, a fellow musician, band-mate, and vinyl junkie, he was instantly able to identify the album it came from, while to me it was an interesting abstract image. Surrounded by a couple of thousand records in our home music studio, it was not difficult to get inspiration for the project that began in 2006 and has continued off-and-on through 2015.”

This show features some famous–and infamous–album covers. What has been done to them must be seen to be believed. It’s one thing to view a single image from the show like the one above, titled Crimson Collins, it’s quite another to see a large number of these works grouped together. Then you really get the full impact of the work and the show overall.

Remix has an opening reception at StudioLab on Friday May 15, from 6 to 10PM on the 5th Floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, and the show runs until mid-June. You can learn more about the opening night via our Facebook event page for Remix.

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Turntabling: We Buy AND Sell Vinyl

Turntabling recordsWhat you see here is the setup for the Turntabling-curated Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center (Friday June 20 2014 starting at 6PM). There are a LOT of vinyl records on display for this one-night-only art show, plus film trailers, music and more.

One question that has come up about the show and about Turntabling in general is whether we sell records (yes we do!) and where you can buy those records.

Turntabling.net has a record and CD shop on Discogs.com and our inventory grows weekly–sometimes daily, depending on the finds we make in a never-ending search for the hard to find, the rare, the weird, the unusual, and just plain awesome vinyl records.

While we aren’t selling records at the art show on Friday (the show is all about the images, the album covers and the culture behind these albums and the films associated with many of them) we are happy to discuss the sale of these records and many others like them. Please feel free to drop a line with wish lists and requests for more information to:

orders@turntabling.net

We are actively looking for other venues to bring the Sexy and Scary Vinyl art show to–if you want this display in your record store, special event, art space or other venue, do get in touch at the same address.

Turntabling is also branching out to Etsy once more–we have a small, but soon-to-be-growing inventory there that you can explore at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Turntabling.

And finally, Turntabling buys record collections–if you have one to sell, get in touch by email:

orders@turntabling.net

 

Trust Vinyl Pop-Up Record Store Pittsburgh June 20-22 2014

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This looks like a must-attend for any vinyl lover within driving distance. The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, June 20-22 in Pittsburgh, is host to this super-amazing vinyl record event featuring vendors from all over the USA including Cleveland, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh’s own Jerry’s Records, which is so massive and mind-blowing that you really need a whole weekend to properly explore the shop.

They don’t call this a record show, but a pop-up record mart. Can’t quibble over lingo, anywhere a lot of records are available for sale is a damn fine thing and my hat’s off to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh JazzLive for making this part of the weekend’s events.

–Joe Wallace

 

Turntabling Returns To Etsy

Anyone who has followed Turntabling for a while knows that we have had a shop on Etsy.com in the past and that it’s been dormant for quite some time. That’s all about to change come Monday when I re-open the Turntabling Etsy shop and start selling records there once more.

Turntabling couldn’t exist without your support, every record you buy from our Discogs and Etsy shops helps us stay open and keep on doing what we do…THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling.net Curates Vinyl Art Show At Bridgeport Art Center In Chicago

StudioLab, my art space located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, is host to the first-ever Turntabling vinyl record art show and exhibit, Sexy And Scary Vinyl.

This show features a LOT of vinyl records, album cover art work, exploitation movie trailers, and soundtrack music by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, John Carpenter, Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Mike Patton, Isaac Hayes, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, Piero Umiliani, and SOOOOO many others. Details below, but SAVE THE DATE! It’s Friday June 20th 2014, 6PM til late at 1200 W. 35th on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.

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–Joe Wallace

Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD Collectors Show June 1 2014 Allentown PA

Allentown PA Record showsSo many record shows, so little time! This one looks promising–the Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record, DVD & CD collectors show in Allentown PA. I learned details about this one at http://www.surroundsoundproductions.com/ and I’m giving serious thought to hitting the road to check it out–depending on just how long the drive might be. It sounds completely crazy to just drop everything and drive eight or more hours to hit a record show, but that’s kinda how we roll here at Turntabling.net.

The Lehigh Valley Music Expo Record show is located at:

1901 S. 12th St. ( S.12th & Vultee Streets ) Allentown, PA 18103
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

And while I’m thinking of it, Allentown PA is home to the super-awesome Double Decker Records, which was a stop on Vinyl Road Rage one year on the way to New York City four years ago in 2010. Be warned though, according to the Double Decker website, they are only open Tuesday through Saturday, so you won’t be able to check out Double Decker if you just blow into town for the record show on Sunday. Too bad, but that’s how it goes in vinyltown, kids.

–Joe Wallace

Pittsburgh Record Fest XI

Pittsburgh Record Fest 11This sounds pretty damn cool. The fest costs nothing to vend at except the three dollar admission charge and it’s in a bar, which makes it even more fun-sounding. Pittsburgh Record Fest 11 should be a HELL of a good time and if I could get away to go to this thing I would make the eight hour drive from Chicago to be there…sadly it’s a matter of logistics and I don’t think I can squeeze it in.

But if you are in the area, this looks like a worthy event for any vinyl junkie. It’s this Saturday, May 24 starting at 7PM instead of the early Sunday mornings I am used to, which makes me want to go all the more…

–Joe Wallace

Vintage Garage Chicago

vintage garage chicagoI recently got the vintage bug after looking for vinyl at one of Chicago’s other vintage fairs and lo and behold, Vintage Garage Chicago has RECORD RAMP scheduled for June 15 2014.

This is a pretty exciting development for me as I was a bit resigned to having to go on a bug hunt for record sellers at events like this–don’t ask me why, just a stupid assumption on my part–and I find myself pleasantly surprised that I won’t have to use a microscope to find records after all…

This month’s event is all about Mid-Century Modern, which is another obsession of mine, so I will be haunting Vintage Garage Chicago this month and next…and probably for the entire summer. I’ve never been to one of these before so look forward to coverage here when the time comes…hopefully I can find one of those space-age “bubble” turntables at a reasonable price.

(image below courtesy www.vintageandflea.com)

–Joe Wallace

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