24 Apr 2014

BA of the Week: DJ Bus Station John of The Tubesteak Connection (10 Years Tonight!!!) & Disco Daddy

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
22 Jun 2012

Used Record Paradise at The Thing (plus comics and junk)

You enter to the sweet song of two metal-heads arguing about music. “Okay, name me one decent album in the last five years,” says one. “No, they’re all shit,” says the other. On your right, a white board details prices and policies. At the bottom, it reads “Dirty Looks Free.”

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 0
12 Mar 2012

Radical Vinyl And Cheap Booze at El Rio

We all know El Rio as one of the great [dive] bars in our fair city. What you read below is just one of the many reasons why. On Monday, March 12 beginning at 9:00p.m. El Rio will be hosting Radical Vinyl. A number of DJs will be spinning all



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Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
28 Apr 2011

FREE Giveaways and More at the Insound Warehouse Sale Tonight

Online cool kid retailer doesn’t think it’s enough to give you a Free MP3 every week and discounts almost as often in its newsletters, it wants to get to know you better… you, the guy who ordered the Dr. Dre Magnetic Poetry or the girl who orders Wolf Parade

Jill Strominger - Budget Baller 0
16 Apr 2011

Happy Record Store Day

Today is the day where thousands of bespectacled music nerds (myself included) celebrate all things vinyl for National Record Store Day. More then just a music industry sales ploy, hundreds of artists have new special releases and re-releases just for the occasion. Featuring everyone from Bad Brains, Sonic Youth, Fleetwood

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
07 Apr 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Alameda Thriftin’

Welcome to the mid twentieth century in beautiful Alameda! If you were swept out to sea, on what kind of island would you hope to seek refuge? A mysterious, tropical island filled with your hot travelmates, like in Lost? Gilligan’s Island? This crazy-ass cluster of islands for rich people? Well,

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
06 Nov 2010

Cheap Vinyl, Baby Dolls and more at The Thing

When I came up with what I’ve decided might be my best Halloween costume ever, Dooneese from SNL’s Lawrence Welk Show parody, I needed only thing to make it complete: baby doll hands. This didn’t seem like a hard thing to acquire, so obviously I waited until the last minute.

Jill Strominger - Budget Baller 0