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Echo Park's Tuesday Night Record Club Is A Top 'Time Out' in Los Angeles

Every Tuesday, Origami Vinyl's Neil Schield makes a mix from records brought in by others.

 

The Tuesday Record Club has been doing a slow burn over the last year or so at the El Prado Wine Bar in Echo Park.

A free-form evening of long-playing album sides it challenges record lovers to share the records they love.

Time Out Los Angeles recently tapped the Record Club as its #4 "Thing to do in Los Angeles."

Origami Vinyl founder Neil Schield is organizer and DJ.

Participants sign up a weekend in advance for a slot. They only deliver their record in the folllowing Tuesday night, so Schield is never sure what he'll get.

The first Tuesday of every month it's 45 rpm records only, which is when, said Schields, it gets really wild.

When we stopped by Tuesday Otis Redding, the Velvet Underground, Credence Clearwater Revival and Serge Gainsbourg were on deck, along with about four other user-generated picks.

Schields said he will play just about everything, except "super ambient and super aggressive" stuff. That he says, doesn't mix well with conversation or other customers at the wine bar.

The night has its long-time regulars, he said, but welcomes anyone who loves music, vinyl and conversation about them.

Origami Vinyl turns four in April.

Schield calls Record Club an important part of the store's strong community presence, along with its shows and other special events.

Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch signed up for a slot at the March 12 Record Club.

TELL US IN COMMENTS: What should we bring for Neil to play? 

Brock S. Evans February 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM
"Sunshower" recorded by Thelma Houston, written and produced by Jimmy Webb, 1970, or maybe I'll sign up and bring it myself. Best 'story-book theme' album ever.

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