Vinyl Alert: Win Tickets To WAX Record Fair in L.A.

 The world of vinyl appreciation just gets bigger and bigger with each passing year, between on-the-rise record subscription services and the wonderfully weird vinyl concoctions Jack White’s been turning out, carrying the torch for modern record aficionados. For the seventh straight year, more vinyl albums were sold than in any other year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991. The upcoming WAX Record Fair, taking place on 10/24-10/25 at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood, marks the first “Comic Con”-styled music industry event to focus on vinyl, music lifestyle, and record collecting culture. The event will feature record labels (both independent and major), music distributors (both indie & major), rare record dealers, artist signings, DJ sets, industry panels, after party performances and more – and Crave wants to hook you up with tickets!

Just give us a ‘Like’ on Crave Music’s Facebook page, and post #ICraveWAX on our wall to enter. Two people will each win a pair of tickets to WAX, the first music industry event of its kind to focus on vinyl, music lifestyle goods, and record collecting culture. The vinyl lovers will gather on the lot at the iconic Capitol Records building in the heart of Hollywood for the largest record fair that Los Angeles has seen in years. Each day of the fair will conclude with moderated panel discussions, focused on every aspect of producing vinyl, featuring music industry professionals, artists, visual art directors, producers, and engineers. WAX is an all ages, family-friendly event.

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Vendor registration is currently open and tickets can be purchased at WAX is an all ages, family-friendly event. Capitol Records is located at the historic intersection of Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood, CA, conveniently situated just south of the US 101 freeway and just north of the Hollywood & Vine Metro Station.

For more information on WAX Record Fair, visit their official site.

Additionally, WAX is offering a very unique opportunity to experience the vinyl mastering process, presented by Capitol Studios and Mastering. Mastering and vinyl engineer Ian Sefchick will lead demonstrations of vinyl lacquers being cut straight from analog tape on one of the legendary Capitol Neumann lathes, which have cut albums for a long list of artists including Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alabama Shakes and N.W.A. Each of the 12 acetates cut in the demonstrations will be auctioned off at the close of the weekend. Tickets are limited to 36 per day, and are expected to sell out in advance.

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Participating label vendors will include:  Capitol Records,  Harvest Records,  Blue Note,  Virgin, Caroline Distribution,  Federal Prism,  Innovative Leisure,  Stones Throw,  Delicious Vinyl,  ORG Music,  Burger Records, + many more. 

Participating record stores will include: Amoeba Music, Rockaway Records, Freakbeat Records, Revolution Records, High Fidelity, Touch Vinyl, The Record Parlour, Dig It Vinyl, The Record Jungle, Double Nickels on the Dime Collective, Alma Audio, and many more. Online vinyl clubs VNYL and Vinyl Me Please will also be participating in the event.

Three different themed panel discussions will be featured: one focused on audio, one on album art, and one featuring musicians. Confirmed panelists include Don Was, producer and president of Blue Note Records; legendary album art designers John Kosh and Andy Engel; and Grammy Award winning mastering engineers, Bernie Grundman and Chris Bellman. The remaining panelists will be announced prior to the event.

The weekend will conclude with an auction of collectible records and music memorabilia. Auction items include a wide variety of rarities such as an original 1955 pressing of an Elvis Presley 7″ on Sun Records, a Fender telecaster signed by Tom Petty, rare Beatles records, a signed piece of Pete Townshend’s smashed guitar from 1968, and much more. The Fender Music Foundation, a national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, is auctioning off signed guitars and vinyl to benefit their cause.

A detailed list of auction items can be found below: 

BEACH BOYS – 1962 Surfin 45 (Candix 301)  Nice VG+ condition

Est  $250 – $350     

BEACH BOYS – promo poster signed by Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love & Bruce Johnston

Includes Letter of Authenticity from Rockaway Records

Est $200 – $300  

THE BEATLES – 1966 BUTCHER COVER – mono 3rd state (peeled)

Est $800 – $1,000  

THE BEATLES – 1966 BUTCHER COVER – stereo 2nd state (still has trunk cover on)

still in original shrink wrap with $3.81 price sticker

Est $3,000 – $4,000  

GEORGE HARRISON & others – 1994 promo 6 CD set.  Includes unreleased Harrison song –

“Mo”  + various songs by Warner Brothers artists

Est $200- $300  

THE BEATLES – 1964 “Four Pop” toy guitar

Est $350 – $450   

ROLLING STONES – 1967 promo lenticular for “Their Satanic Majesties Request”

same image as the one on the original album , but this is much larger -14” x 14”

Est  $1,000 – $1,500  

BOB DYLAN – 1966 mono white label promo , 2LP set (with 2 timing strips)

Est $1,500 – $2,000  

ELVIS PRESLEY – 1956 toy guitar (32 inch, 6 string) with original box

Est $700 – $1,000   

ELVIS PRESLEY – 1955 Sun 45 – Mystery Train/ I Forgot To Remember

Est $700 – $1,000   

METALLICA – 2010 Death Magnetic 5LP box set , on white vinyl

  only 100 made

Est $1,000 – $1,500   

EDDIE VEDDER – 2007 promo only picture disc soundtrack LP “Into the Wild”

Still Sealed with bonus 45 & booklet

Est $450-$550  

NIRVANA – 2009 BLUE VINYL audiophile LP  “Nevermind”  Still Sealed

Est $200 – $250   

WHITE STRIPES – 2010 original 2LP “Under Great White Northern Lights”

Still Sealed 

Est $300- $400  

JIMI HENDRIX – 1996 promo only 10” blue vinyl single “ Star Spangled Banner” M-

Est $250 – $350 


in the 1980s at Tower Records on Sunset

includes Letter of authenticity from Rockaway Records

Est $600 – $800   

AEROSMITH – LP cover signed by all 5 members of Aerosmith

in 1987 , backstage at the Forum, after a concert

includes Letter of authenticity from Rockaway Records

Est $400 – $600 

BON JOVI – drumhead used by Tico at a concert in Manilla and signed by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres & David Bryan

Includes Letter of Authenticity from Rockaway Records

Est $200 – $300  

THE WHO – 1969 CONCERT POSTER for shows at the Fillmore East, where they performed “Tommy” in full for the 1st time in the U.S.

Est  – $500 – $700 

THE WHO – Piece of Pete Townshend’s 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar, that he smashed

at a 1968 Kansas City concert, plus the following original items from that concert –

– concert poster

– ticket stub

– receipt for purchase of 7 tickets to the concert

– 17 photographs of the concert

-autographs from Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Roger Daltrey & John Entwistle ob-tained after the concert

Comes with Letter of Authenticity from Rockaway Records and notorized 

Letter of Provenance from original owner, Vince Rabius

Est –  $30,000 – $40,000    

From Fender Music Foundation (auction items for charity):

TOTO Autographed Music Man Guitar

ACA Award Guitar Signed by Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins and More

TOM PETTY – Autographed Fender Telecaster Guitar

TOMMY THAYER (KISS) signed Guitar

JIMI HENDRIX – “People, Hell, and Angels” Vinyl Signed by Janie Hendrix

EARTH, WIND & FIRE –  Autographed Album – “Spirit”

EARTH, WIND & FIRE –  Autographed Album – “All ‘N All”

THE DOORS – Vinyl signed by Robby Krieger 

VANILLA FUDGE –  “Renaissance” vinyl signed by Carmine Appice & Jim Bogert

ISAAC HAYES – “Truck Turner” vinyl signed by Isaac Hayes

OTIS REDDING – Live Album ‘At The Whiskey A Go Go’ – Signed by Deborah Redding (sister), Karla Redding (daughter), Louise McClain (sister), Christine Redding-Lowder (sister), Zelma Redding (widow), Billy E. Lowder (brother-in-law), Trevor Lowder (nephew), and Penelope Lowder (niece).

EARTH, WIND & FIRE – “Raise!”  vinyl signed by Verdine White

JIMI HENDRIX –  Framed audiophile-grade pressing of Jimi Hendrix’s “People, Hell and Angels”



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