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Record Raid Returns for Spring Fair



For any music lover, it’s hard to beat the rush that comes with finding a hard-sought LP. “It’s a bit like treasure hunting,” said Hunter King, a WTUL DJ and founder of Record Raid. “There’s a sense like, ‘I can’t believe this found it’s way to me.’ And to play vinyl, it’s a bit ritualistic. There’s a ceremony to it, you know?” On Saturday (5.13), audiophiles and physical format neophytes alike will share in the day of digging with the music-focused flea market offering live DJs spinning music, raffles, food trucks, and of course, vinyl. 


Record Store Day Spins Through NOLA This Weekend


This Saturday (4.22), the 2017 Record Store Day will take place at vinyl outfitters across the nation. The 10th annual celebration of indie record stores toasts audiophiles, music makers, the vinyl devout — and, of course, the record stores that make it all possible. Record Store Day brings plenty of new and special edition releases nationwide. The day also provides ample reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available. 


Virtues of Vinyl


Vinyl is much more than a medium. To the faithful, the record is a religion and every April, a holy day is celebrated. Today (4.18), Record Store Day brings a bevy of new and special edition releases nationwide. The Day also provides a reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.


In the Groove

Record Store Day Spins Through NOLA



Vinyl is much more than a medium. To the faithful, the record is a religion and every April, a holy day is celebrated. Today (4.18), Record Store Day brings a bevy of new and special edition releases nationwide. The Day also provides a reason to celebrate the local, independent shops that keep the music available.


DJ Soul Sister Talks Spinning During JazzFest


by Stacy Coco

JazzFest time is simultaneously a whirlwind and a delight for performers, organizers and, of course, devoted music fans. DJ Soul Sister plays all those roles, from right-on party organizer to Fest performer. As she was getting ready to open for Chaka Khan, NoDef spoke with Soul Sister to get her take on this year’s festival preparations and expectations. 


La. Music Factory Open on Frenchmen


by Stacy Coco 

The Louisiana Music Factory has made a swift return to the downtown market, closing their doors at their French Quarter locale and reopening on Frenchmen weeks later. The store held their soft opening on February 8 after moving from their old Decatur home to their new nest on 421 Frenchmen Street. Owner Barry Smith said although things have been very hectic and chaotic, the Factory made their moving deadline and were able to open their doors to the public.


Stylus Points

New Orleans Record Raid Heads to the Marigny



“I have many babies,” Hunter King said between sips of his signature Dr. Pepper.  “This is a big baby.”


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