by Sam Hill
In the old days, nobody downloaded songs onto their iPods for a dollar. You went to the store or your brother's bedroom and grabbed what looked like a giant Frisbee, put it on a turntable and listened to the sounds it provided. Those Frisbee-like objects are called records, and they're beautiful. Though some may see them as an archaic device no longer necessary, vinyl aficionados are alive and well and many bands continue to have new releases available on wax.
The Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho is a group dedicated to the preservation of the vinyl listening experience and they want you to join them for a Festivus celebration. True, the holidays are behind us—or ahead of us, depending how you look at it—but that doesn't mean you can't have a good time. Go through your crate, pick your favorite record, bring something for a nonwhite elephant gift exchange and party down.
7 p.m. FREE. Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, 5181 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-376-4200, vpsidaho.org.