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  1. Turntable Kitchen’s 2014 Music Lovers Gift Guide

    Looking for that perfect gift for the music lover in your life? We’ve got the goods. Below we’ve listed out some of our favorite gadgets, box sets, books and more: 01. The National – Slipmats + digital downloads ($30 for all three) These slip mats are simply beautiful and – best of all – they Continue…

  2. Beyond The Artist: Dan Plunkett of End Of An Ear

    EndofAnEar

    Today’s interview is with Dan Plunkett, co-owner of End of An Ear. If you’ve ever found yourself in the midst of the legendary South By Southwest that takes place every year in Austin, Texas then you’ve probably stumbled into End Of An Ear. End of An Ear is an (almost) decade old record shop that Continue…

  3. New Gifts in the TK Market

    Finding the perfect gift for all your friends, coworkers, and loved ones can be tough. Often, it’s not personal enough, or too generic. And we all know the feeling of getting someone something that just feels meh. This season, in addition to offering the Pairings Box as a great holiday gift (which comes in 1 Continue…

  4. Beyond The Artist: Caroline Marchildon

    Picture by Jo Marchildon. Beyond The Artist is a new series that brings you an inside look at the indie music industry by way of interviews. It is an ode to all the movers and shakers that are behind the scenes of all the records you listen to on a daily basis. We take you on Continue…

  5. How to Make the Best Breakfast in Bed

    Mornings at our house aren’t often spent lingering in bed. There’s a fury to our starts: a toddler who demands attention (and breakfast or a snack, immediately upon waking), showers and coffee. Bed-making, and plan-making. Recipe-planning and grocery list-making. And that’s the weekend. Rarely do I find myself home with nothing to do and nowhere Continue…

  6. Interview: Visuals

    Berlin-via-NYC songwriter/guitarist/producer Andrew Fox, aka VISUALS is no stranger to the world of Turntable Kitchen. A Pairings Box alumini, Fox has stirred our attention via his brand of psych-experimentalism since the release of his 2013, Darkside produced EP. As VISUALS, Fox’s songwriting is lionhearted. Transcendental and deeply soothing, there is a backbone to his compositions oftentimes absent in the realm of Continue…

  7. Turntable Kitchen’s Top 6 Recommended Turntable Systems

    Building a stereo system around a turntable from scratch can be tough. There’s a lot to know and, if you’ve never done it before, there’s a lot to learn. Several years ago we put together a guide to selecting your first turntable. We discussed the differences between belt drives direct drives. We talked about built-in Continue…

  8. Interview: Salt Cathedral

    Last month, the ever-shifting and always-working Salt Cathedral put out their latest EP, OOM VELT, a collection of songs that at once restricts their palate and broadens their sound. To celebrate the release, I chatted with founding member Nicolas Losada about his upbringing in Colombia, mixtapes and his experiences in Japan. This is an edited Continue…

  9. Record Store Guide to Minneapolis

    Twin Cities Rocks

    Minneapolis’ sub-zero winters, cheese-laden food and aggressive friendliness may make it unsavory to some, but it also happens to be home to one of the most burgeoning music scenes in the nation. Unsurprisingly, those of us in the land of Prince, Bob Dylan and The Replacements (and more recently, Poliça, Night Moves, Haley Bonar and Continue…

  10. New Tees in the TK Market!

    Hello, Indian Summer! Here in SF, summer doesn’t really start until September so Labor Day weekend has historically been an epic weekend — boats out on the Bay, bikes everywhere, and beach weather out by Ocean Beach. I’ve been meaning to post about some new products in the TK Market and only now getting around Continue…

  11. What Is A Record Label?

    This may sound like a silly questions – we all know what a record label is and does, right? Or wait – we think we do? I’m sure this is going to sound like common sense to a lot of you but you’d be surprised at how many people walk into our work building asking Continue…

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