For record collectors everywhere (including this one), this Saturday is their Christmas. Yep, Record Store Day is here once again. Beginning in 2008, the event celebrates independent record stores with the release (and re-release in some cases) of super rare, limited edition (or out of print) albums ... More >>
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For this week's top five we called Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. Besides a couple really strange (really good, but so very strange) releases off Lavish Womb, the top spot this week goes to the one and only Ty Segall Band and their first release as a band, Slaughte ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to the new Off! self-titled LP.
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to The Magnetic Fields' Love at the Bottom of the Sea.
You know Dave Noise over at Factory Records, right? Well, it turns out that he not only sells records, he's hilarious and pretty good with the Photoshop. Hence his brand spankin' new Tumblr account called "Mickey Mouse Meets Ian Curtis," featuring parodies of the Joy Division-inspired Mickey shir ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to the Ty Segall compilation, Singles 2007-2010.
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101. This week's top position goes to The Spits' fifth self-titled album.
Like it or not, the holiday season is upon us. As we all know, the big kick-off is Black Friday, when everyone shakes off the inevitable Thanksgiving food coma and hits the streets to forage for the best deals on gifts for friends and family. Rather than heading to the nearest mall to wait in hel ... More >>
Here are the top five selling records from Factory Records, 440 E 17th Street in Costa Mesa, (949) 722-8101.This week's top position goes to Roll the Dice's LP, In Dust.
Miguel VasconcellosDave James of Factory RecordsWe're not even going to say anything about how OC Register published a story on vinyl records making a comeback, five days after we put the same story on our cover (Revinylized, by Brandon Ferguson) on the same people, and photographed by a former O ... More >>
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It's Factory Records' first year anniversary, and it coincides with Record Store Day as well! To celebrate, they're holding a parking lot sale this weekend, where everything--LPs, 12", 45s--are 99¢ or less. The hours are 8 a.m. 'til dark, with Factory Records open regular hours as well.
Since 2004, people around Orange County have known of dance rock trio Pop Noir, founded by singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry (now with drummer Nico Saavedra). Audiences familiar with local music know, for example, that the McGarrys were born in the UK ... More >>
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The entire catalog of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti is being remastered and re-released by Knitting Factory Records, and on May 11th Fela's "Na Poi" collection of albums will be available.The set, which collects a staggering fourteen albums on seven discs, features Kuti and his Africa '70 in the mid- ... More >>
That's re-opening, no less. Dave James (aka Dave Noise, the man behind the now-defunct Noise Noise Noise) is opening Factory Records tomorrow, at 440 East 17th St., Costa Mesa, behind Classic Clipper salon.Technically it's the soft opening, because their phone system isn't up. So they can't take cr ... More >>
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One of the most virulent agitators in the annals of popular music--he was regularly beaten and jailed by oppressive military regimes in Nigeria for speaking out against their oppression--Fela Kuti never ceased to use his music as a vehicle to mock and criticize his adversaries (sample song title: ... More >>
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