Gavin O'Driscoll

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The record club is back and Denver’s Vinyl Me, Please is leading the charge

Well before albums make their way to your headphones, label representatives bring their demos to a quiet office along the bank of Denver’s South …

Why Vinyl's Comeback Might Be The Death Of Music

With the death of a mom and pop record store, there was nowhere to hang out anymore. For those of us who spent hours trolling through milk crates and …

San Francisco Has a Disco Preservation Society and It's Protecting the City's Dancing History

Jim Hopkins has been diligently digitizing and archiving live DJ recordings and mixtapes for several years now.<p>Although the disco era of the 70s and early 80s is long gone, interest in the music and culture of that era continues to grow with time. Since 2013, Bay Area native Jim Hopkins has been …

The Grown-Up Nightclub Of The Future

In developing a refreshed home for London’s famed Ministry of Sound, OMA also imagines a new way to make nightlife safer.<p>Blame gentrification, uptight government, or the Instagram generation: The club scene is dwindling. And Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, an architect and partner at Rem Koolhaas’s …

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Is the world ready for Frank Lloyd Wright’s suburban utopia?

Inside the architect’s overlooked plan for Broadacre City<p>If you read enough about Frank Lloyd Wright, a standard narrative begins to emerge: There’s early Wright, where the brash young architect breaks from his Chicago School mentors to create the Prairie style and design such early icons as the …

Disco's most influential DJs collected in two 5xLP box sets The Men In The Glass Booth

January 4, 2017 In News<p><b>From Walter Gibbons to Francois K.</b><p>This month BBE will release <i>The Men In The Glass Booth</i>, two 5xLP box sets of disco edits and …

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The Drop Less Taken

The story of one of Australia’s best big-wave surfers By Nick Carroll

The 15 most incredible Space Age record players

<b>Extra-terrestrial turntables.</b><p>When the Space Age blasted off with Sputnik 1 in 1957, pop culture desperately followed the smoke. The obsession with …

Anonymous Man Hides Cash Around SF, Finders Pay It Forward

Mo' money, for once, isn't bringing mo' problems to San Francisco — at least when it comes to the anonymous man leaving cash around the city.<p>Last …

Landing A 900: Tony Hawk's Pivot From Skateboarder To Entrepreneur

To a surprising degree, the story of skateboarding’s transition from Southern California backyard hobby to one of the most widespread and lucrative sports in the world is the story of one man: Tony Hawk, legendary pro skater, de facto ambassador and multimillionaire entrepreneur.<p>Today, …

Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business

One day last month, the seven employees of Everpix gathered at their co-working space in San Francisco to discuss the company's impending shutdown. Wayne Fan, one of the co-founders, opened a mock-up of the screen that the photo storage service’s customers would see once the company announced the …