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Vinyl spins again

Vinyl Dreams Party
Saturday, February 25
10 p.m.–2 a.m.
222 Hyde
$5 cover
(We're giving away two guest list spots on Facebook.)

Even as San Francisco continues to build a vibrant digital music community, enthusiasts are taking a fresh look at an old format. In the Lower Haight, music lovers bring their treasured favorite LPs down and brag about them over wine and between films at meetings of the Vinyl Appreciation Society. And Vinyl Dreams, an online record-selling business, hosts a monthly party at S.F. club 222 Hyde, where the musical policy is flexible but the delivery method is not; only LPs are allowed in the DJ booths.
      “The best thing about the local vinyl scene is how excited people are about it,” says Mike Battaglia, a DJ who runs Vinyl Dreams by night and works for a digital music distributor by day. And believe it or not, vinyl isn’t the only format getting a rewind in San Francisco: Local indie rock labels are leading the pack in cassette-only releases. Surely the 8-track fetishists can’t be far behind.Even as San Francisco continues to build a vibrant digital music community, enthusiasts are taking a fresh look at an old format. In the Lower Haight, music lovers bring their treasured favorite LPs down and brag about them over wine and between films at meetings of the Vinyl Appreciation Society. And Vinyl Dreams, an online record-selling business, hosts a monthly party at S.F. club 222 Hyde, where the musical policy is flexible but the delivery method is not; only LPs are allowed in the DJ booths.