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Holiday Pop Up Shop at Citizen Vinyl

Holiday Pop Up Shop at Citizen Vinyl

Dec 8, 9:00am - Dec 8, 7:00pm+16Dec 9, 9:00am - Dec 9, 7:00pmDec 10, 9:00am - Dec 10, 7:00pmDec 11, 9:00am - Dec 11, 7:00pmDec 12, 9:00am - Dec 12, 7:00pmDec 15, 9:00am - Dec 15, 7:00pmDec 16, 9:00am - Dec 16, 7:00pmDec 17, 9:00am - Dec 17, 7:00pmDec 18, 9:00am - Dec 18, 7:00pmDec 19, 9:00am - Dec 19, 7:00pmDec 22, 9:00am - Dec 22, 7:00pmDec 23, 9:00am - Dec 23, 7:00pmDec 25, 9:00am - Dec 25, 7:00pmDec 26, 9:00am - Dec 26, 7:00pmDec 29, 9:00am - Dec 29, 7:00pmDec 30, 9:00am - Dec 30, 7:00pmDec 31, 9:00am - Dec 31, 7:00pm

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Join Citizen Vinyl for a Holiday Pop Up shop with local vendors including:

@loomimports (home goods/decor)
@twindenimco (apparel)
@jennypickens616 (art)
@folk_saints (duce de leche)
@codaavl (vinyl records + art)
@rosarina (plants)
@healedskinandcandle (candles)
@love_dazed (jewelry)

Food and beverages from @sessionavl and
concerts every Wednesday night with @openfolkavl
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Citizen Vinyl Factory Tour

Citizen Vinyl Factory Tour

Dec 8, 9:30am - Dec 8, 10:30am+29Dec 10, 3:00pm - Dec 10, 4:00pmDec 10, 4:00pm - Dec 10, 5:00pmDec 12, 9:30am - Dec 12, 10:30amDec 12, 1:00pm - Dec 12, 2:00pmDec 12, 2:00pm - Dec 12, 3:00pmDec 17, 3:00pm - Dec 17, 4:00pmDec 17, 4:00pm - Dec 17, 5:00pmDec 19, 1:00pm - Dec 19, 2:00pmDec 19, 2:00pm - Dec 19, 3:00pmDec 24, 3:00pm - Dec 24, 4:00pmDec 24, 4:00pm - Dec 24, 5:00pmDec 26, 1:00pm - Dec 26, 2:00pmDec 26, 2:00pm - Dec 26, 3:00pmDec 31, 3:00pm - Dec 31, 4:00pmDec 31, 4:00pm - Dec 31, 5:00pmJan 2, 1:00pm - Jan 2, 2:00pmJan 2, 2:00pm - Jan 2, 3:00pmJan 7, 3:00pm - Jan 7, 4:00pmJan 7, 4:00pm - Jan 7, 5:00pmJan 9, 1:00pm - Jan 9, 2:00pmJan 9, 2:00pm - Jan 9, 3:00pmJan 14, 3:00pm - Jan 14, 4:00pmJan 14, 4:00pm - Jan 14, 5:00pmJan 16, 1:00pm - Jan 16, 2:00pmJan 16, 2:00pm - Jan 16, 3:00pmJan 21, 3:00pm - Jan 21, 4:00pmJan 21, 4:00pm - Jan 21, 5:00pmJan 23, 1:00pm - Jan 23, 2:00pmJan 23, 2:00pm - Jan 23, 3:00pm

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FREE ADMISSION // RESERVATION REQUIRED

Fridays at 3 + 4p
Sundays at 1 + 2p

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! ✨

πŸ‘‰ to book a private tour for your group, please email us at Tours@CitizenVinyl.com πŸ‘ˆ

*** 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 70 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the in-person tour. Masking & distancing is expected and appreciated. Thank you. ***
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Open Folk at Citizen Vinyl

Open Folk at Citizen Vinyl

Dec 8, 6:00pm - Dec 8, 9:00pm+7Dec 15, 6:00pm - Dec 15, 9:00pmDec 22, 6:00pm - Dec 22, 9:00pmDec 29, 6:00pm - Dec 29, 9:00pmJan 5, 6:00pm - Jan 5, 9:00pmJan 12, 6:00pm - Jan 12, 9:00pmJan 19, 6:00pm - Jan 19, 9:00pmJan 26, 6:00pm - Jan 26, 9:00pm

Citizen Vinyl14 O'Henry AvenueAsheville, NC28801 Map

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 Open Folk makes itself at home at Citizen Vinyl this month:

1. Masks are required at all times. The only time it can come off is when you’re actively eating or drinking. Delta 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.


Looking forward to seeing you all!
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CITIZEN TALKS: Never Can Say Goodbye: Isaac Hayes’ ‘Black Moses’ w Bill Kopp & Davaion Bristol

CITIZEN TALKS: Never Can Say Goodbye: Isaac Hayes’ β€˜Black Moses’ w Bill Kopp & Davaion Bristol

Dec 9, 6:00pm - Dec 9, 9:00pm

Citizen Vinyl14 O'Henry AvenueAsheville, NC28801 Map

WHAT: CITIZEN TALKS - Never Can Say Goodbye: Isaac Hayes’ landmark ‘Black Moses’ with Bill Kopp and special guest Davaion Bristol

A listening event and talk by Bill Kopp with Spaceman Jones hosted by Citizen Vinyl

πŸŽΆπŸŽ™πŸŒ„ Sponsored by Blue Ridge Public Radio πŸŒ„πŸŽ™πŸŽΆ

WHEN: Thursday December 12, 2021 from 7-9:00pm // Doors at 6pm

✨ Seating is first come first serve ✨

*** 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; vaccination cards and/or negative test results within 70 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the event ***

ABOUT:
Isaac Hayes first came to prominence not as a performer or an artist in his own right, but as a staggeringly successful in-house songwriter, session player and producer for legendary Memphis-based Stax Records. The list of hit songs by other artists but with an Isaac Hayes writing credit is beyond impressive: “Soul Man,” “Hold On, I’m Comin’,” “B-A-B-Y,” “Wrap it Up,” and more than 30 other charting singles between 1966 and 1970.

So successful was Hayes that Stax gave him a record deal of his own. 1968’s Presenting Isaac Hayes was a commercial dud, but in retrospect, it hinted at Hayes’ future superstar status. Six of his next seven albums hit the #1 spot on the R&B chart (the other made it to #2), and underscoring his wide appeal, all seven of those LPs made it to the Top 20 on the mainstream album chart as well. His 1971 double-LP Shaft soundtrack also claimed #1 spot on the mainstream LP charts.

Among that nearly unprecedented tun of creative and commercial triumphs, Isaac Hayes’ most significant release was the audaciously-titled Black Moses. A double LP released in 1971, just a few months after Shaft), Black Moses was not only an exemplar of the man’s inimitable style, it was an artistic, cultural and sociopolitical statement from a Black man at the peak of his powers.

A renaissance man for the ages, Hayes could do it all. In addition to writing, arranging and producing, he played piano, organ, flute, saxophone, vibraphone and percussion. Though there were many Black artists in the late’ 60s and early ‘70s who deserved creative autonomy, Isaac Hayes was one of relatively few to demand and receive it.

For the latest installment of Citizen Vinyl’s talks, Asheville-based author and music journalist Bill Kopp will be joined by musician/rapper Davaion Bristol (Spaceman Jones) to spin select cuts from the 2LP Black Moses, and to lead a discussion about the music and its place in history. This special evening is an opportunity to peer into a musical window and revel in the creative output of one of the great and influential renaissance men of soul music, and of popular music in general.

πŸ‘‰ Refreshments will be available from Session Bar and Café who will offer the full menu until 9pm πŸ‘ˆ
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Drum Major Instinct with Jeff Arnal + Curt Cloninger

Drum Major Instinct with Jeff Arnal + Curt Cloninger

Dec 11, 1:30pm - Dec 11, 3:30pm

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Come by Saturday DECEMBER 11 @ 1:30pm for an in-store performance by Drum Major Instinct, an experimental music duo from Asheville, North Carolina. Jeff Arnal plays (mostly) percussion and Curt Cloninger plays (mostly) modular synthesizer. Jeff's drumming could be described as synco-jazz + free-world, and Curt's modular synthesis could be described as westcoast doomgaze. But, of course, nothing is ever that straightforward. The resultant music is about waves of force, patterns within patterns (within patterns), sounds from the natural world, spiritual jazz, and running the voodoo down.

Listen πŸ‘‰ soundcloud.com/drum-major-instinct

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Curt Cloninger is an artist, musician, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville. His art uses an array of media combinations to undermine language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. His art work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition and performance venues include Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Granoff Center for The Creative Arts (Brown University), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago), Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (Asheville), and the internet. Curt has been published on a range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, and network culture. His fifth and most recent book is entitled, "Some Ways of Making Nothing: Apophatic Apparatuses in Contemporary Art" (Punctum Books, 2021). His essays have been published in Performance Research, Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, Textshop Experiments, and on ABC World News. His art, music, and writing may be accessed at lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org


Jeff Arnal is an American percussionist, and the Executive Director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Arnal studied music at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. He received his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Maryland. During the 1990s, Arnal studied with visionary percussionist Milford Graves receiving his MFA in music from Bennington College. From 1997-2012 Arnal was active in the NYC underground music and art community. In 2000 he co-founded Improvised and Otherwise, an interdisciplinary festival for emerging artists in Brooklyn, NY. As a composer and percussionist, he has performed and collaborated with a wide range of musicians and choreographers throughout the U.S. and Europe with appearances at: Ausland (Berlin), Berlin Exploratorium, CBGBs (NYC), deSingel (Antwerp), Issue Project Room (NYC), Knitting Factory (NYC), German Nordwestradio - NDR (Bremen), Hallwalls (Buffalo NY), MATA Festival (NYC), Music Gallery (Toronto), Roulette (NYC), Tonic (NYC) and Vision Festival (NYC). His music can be heard on a number of independent record labels including Clean Feed in Portugal and Leo Records in England. His collaborations with choreographers have been produced at PS 122, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, The Chocolate Factory and Judson Church. Currently he lives in Asheville, NC with his wife, Estelle and their two boys. Hear more in this 2021 radio interview with Mike Watt (Minutemen/Firehose) on the Watt from Pedro show: www.twfps.com/past-episodes/on-air-jeff-arnal-from-asheville-nc-via-skype
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UNCA Vinyl Listening Party: "Vs" by Mission of Burma with Dr. Toby King

UNCA Vinyl Listening Party: "Vs" by Mission of Burma with Dr. Toby King

Jan 20, 6:00pm - Jan 20, 9:00pm

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Join us for this upcoming listening party and academic perspective on a full album with UNCA and Citizen Vinyl:

WHEN: Thursday, January 20 // Doors at 6pm - seating is first come first served

TICKETS: $15 GA // $5 Student // Sliding Scale Available


*** 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; vaccination cards and/or negative test results within 70 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the event ***


FEATURING: A monthly listening party celebrating significant albums in their entirety, with this 3rd 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.

TICKETS: withfriends.co/event/13027234/unca_vinyl_listening_party_vs_by_mission_of_burma_with_uncas_dr_toby_king
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