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Viva la Vinyl: VPS Roadshow Part 1

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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Dying to show off your closet/garage full of vinyl records? After all, everything sounds better on vinyl. CDs are easily scratched, and MP3s are far too convenient, too mainstream for your particular taste in vintage jams, and regular folks just don't get it. The Vinyl Preservation Society understands your plight.

The VPS premieres the first stop on its "venue tour," Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Gamekeeper Lounge at the recently renovated Owyhee in downtown Boise. Over the next few months, the VPS is taking its meetings to various locations, looking for a permanent home. Music enthusiasts young and old are invited to save their vinyl from obscurity for the sake of communal sharing. The meeting opens at 7 p.m. with a social gathering followed by an informal business discussion to determine the next stop on the tour. Two hours of open play ends the night on a high note.

The theme for the August meeting is VPS Roadshow Part 1, where participants can share their favorite first tracks. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity for vinyl-lovers to buy, sell or trade music. Only vinyl records will be played (duh), but owning vinyl isn't a requirement for entry. Admission is free and open to the public, but due to the nature of the venue, is limited to guests 21 and older.