REEL TO REEL: OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON
Location: The Grammy Museum
Date: Jun. 16, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Ticket Price: $10.
grammymuseum.org – Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw Records has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its inception in 1996. The LA-based label is considered one of the leading names in underground hip-hop circles with a cult fan following around the world. Applauded as a risk taking, genre-bending imprint, Stones Throw not only is a top tier tastemaker for hip hop releases, but has built an extraordinary reputation for its soul, electro, disco and psychedelia releases. Over the past two decades, Stones Throw has grown into a multigenerational, international powerhouse in the underground music scene and has released more than 200 critically-acclaimed releases and has launched the careers of world renowned artists such as Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, J Dilla, J Rocc and many more. Please join us for a screening of the new documentary exploring the history of the avant-garde label, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The feature-length film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Additionally, the film gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture and global following. The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Madlib, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D, Tyler the Creator and many more. After the screening, director Jeff Broadway and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf will discuss the making of the film.