FREE ADMISSION // RESERVATION & PROOF OF VACCINE OR NEGATIVE TEST REQUIRED
Factory and Studio Tours run Friday & Sunday afternoons
Calling all audiophiles, foodies, music lovers, and history nerds!
Come downtown for a behind the scenes look at Citizen Vinyl's record pressing operation & the original WWNC radio station now home to Citizen Studios, and the inside scoop on the Session Cafe & Bar, and Coda Analog Art & Record Store located in the historic Citizen-Times building in downtown Asheville - an incredible specimen of the Art Moderne style whose grand civic space serves to celebrate the history of manufacturing & craft alongside the current state of music, food & beverage within our local community.
Gather at the Coda Shop Counter for your guide at the scheduled time, Tours will last ~45 minutes.
[Punctuality is appreciated! Late-comers may join in at any point before the group heads up to the recording studio, about 20 minutes in]
Tour Guides come from various departments within Citizen Vinyl, whether it be our record store, pressing plant, or programming team to deliver a comprehensive overview of how this vinyl pressing operation fits into Asheville's cultural legacy.
✨ Be advised that there is limited access [ stairs / elevator to the 3rd floor ] due to the nature of the historically preserved 1930's construction. Please email tours@CitizenVinyl.com ahead of time with any questions or concerns! ✨
👉 to book a private tour for your group, please email us at Tours@CitizenVinyl.com 👈
*** We are monitoring the ongoing Covid variants and will follow protocols that keep our community and staff safe. Guests will be updated by email as the situation evolves as necessary; vaccination cards and/or negative test results within 48 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the in-person tour. Masking & distancing is expected and appreciated. Thank you. ***... See MoreSee Less
Local DJs spinning vinyl in your favorite downtown cafe Saturdays from 1-4p // Session Café will have your tastebuds covered and CODA will have ear + eye candy! So come through and treat yourself to the analog experience this weekend.
Revolving local DJs including but not limited to: DJ Lil Meow Meow, EK Balam, Jason B. James, Mike Martinez, Devyn Marzuola, Nex Millen and more 🔥... See MoreSee Less
Join us Wednesdays for a curated, intentional listening experience & original music with Open Folk -- There’s no shortage of incredible songwriters in Asheville and it’s an honor to hold a space for them each week.
Admission: Open to the Public
Doors: 6pm // Music: 7pm // seating is first come first served
There are a couple of things you should know as you join us for Open Folk at Citizen Vinyl:
1. Masks are required at all times. The only time it can come off is when you’re actively eating or drinking. The pandemic is no joke.
2. Music starts at 7 sharp, come early to grab a drink and choose your seat.
3. We never announce who is playing until the night of the show; all six of the evening's players are chosen and they are amazing.
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Join us for CITIZEN SCHOLAR:
A listening experience and informative celebration of music history featuring The Beatles & Gender presented by Lisette Gallaher whose recent research on the Beatles and their lyrical approaches to gender between 1965-1966 stems from gender studies, musicology and historiography illustrating how the Beatles, in their early years, were an androgynous band whose feminine vocals, female-centered lyrics and their long hair produced an anti-masculine presence changed rock and roll's gender norms and had an incredibly empowering impact on their primarily female fanbase.
Lisette’s unique analysis of the fan magazine Beatles Book Monthly sets her work apart. Examining 70+ issues and compiling data that shows the growth and maturation of the fans over time, alongside the growth and maturation of the band.
ABOUT OUR SCHOLAR:
Lisette is a UNC Asheville alumna where she created her own major in the Interdisciplinary Studies program to study the counterculture movement of mid-twentieth century. She continued her research on countercultural identity at the University of Glasgow, where she earned an MRes in American Studies and an MSc in Museum Studies. Lisette’s academic and personal research focuses on 1960’s rock and roll music, minority identity within the counterculture movement of the mid twentieth century, and, of course, the Beatles’ placement within these subjects. Lisette currently works at the Center for Craft, where she continues her love of research in countercultural movements and heritage studies (even if it’s not about the Beatles).
🍪 🍲 Refreshments will be available from Session Bar and Café who will offer the full menu through intermission 🍻
WHEN: Thursday February 10, 2022 // 6:30 - 8p // Doors at 5:30
Open to the Public ✨ Seating is first come first serve ✨
🎶🎙🌄 Sponsored by Blue Ridge Public Radio 🌄🎙🎶
*** We are monitoring the ongoing Covid variants and will follow protocols that keep our community and staff safe. Guests will be updated as the event date approaches; proof of full vaccination and/or negative test results within 48 hours, as well as a temperature check, are required to be shown at the door for admission to the event. Thank you. ***... See MoreSee Less
Join us for this upcoming listening party and academic perspective on a full album with UNCA and Citizen Vinyl:
WHEN: Thursday, February 17 // Doors at 5:30pm // seating is first come first served
TICKETS: Pay what you can, fam
👉 reservations recommended: withfriends.co/event/13027234/unca_vinyl_listening_party_vs_by_mission_of_burma_with_uncas_dr_toby_king
*** We are monitoring the ongoing Covid variants and will follow protocols that keep our community and staff safe. Guests will be updated as the event date approaches; proof of full vaccination and/or negative test results within 48 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the event ***
FEATURING: Our monthly listening party with UNCA celebrating significant albums in their entirety, with this installment to feature “Vs.”, the first full-length release by the Boston band Mission of Burma, released in 1982. Self-described as a caterwauling band who looked like they worked in the post office, Mission of Burma toiled in obscurity, often playing to skeptical or even hostile audiences, and soon broke up and disappeared in 1983. Their farewell tour was documented on record and on film, but “Vs.” remains the creative apex of an extremely bright and burning career arc. Generations of subsequent bands to come have admired Mission of Burma for their textured aesthetic, oblique lyrics, expressive dynamics, and experimental live tape loop composition, all of which are on display on this uncategorizable masterpiece.
Presented by Dr. Toby King, who holds a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.S. in Geology from the University of Montana - Missoula, and an M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in Music from Columbia University in New York City. He wrote his dissertation on improvisatory bluegrass music performance and is currently writing about bluegrass performance practice in Japan. He has directed ensemble classes performing musical traditions from Appalachia, West Africa, and Bali. He has taught classes examining the relationship of music with language, social identity, modernism, cosmopolitanism, orientalism, and political power, and he plays the 5-string banjo.
Refreshments will be available from Session Bar and Café who will offer the full bar menu, tea and drip-coffee service, as well as small bites from the kitchen: bagged chips and the deli case offerings.
RESERVE: withfriends.co/event/13027234/unca_vinyl_listening_party_vs_by_mission_of_burma_with_uncas_dr_toby_king... See MoreSee Less