Los Angeles, CA, February 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- L.A., CA Record Store High-Fidelity Announces Grand Opening in Los Feliz with Performance by Section Quartet & Special Guest Kevin Bronson of Buzz Bands LA – Saturday, February 18th
In an era when bricks-and-mortar record stores have been going the way of the dodo bird, it’s a bold endeavor to open up a vinyl record shop. But music lover and entrepreneur Michael Hobson’s strong belief that people crave a physical experience where they can consult with music experts and fellow music lovers led him to open High-Fidelity, a ground-breaking music store in Los Angeles’ trendy Los Feliz neighborhood.
High-Fidelity will hold its official grand opening on Saturday, February 18, 6:00-11:00 PM at 1956 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles 90027. The Section Quartet will perform their unique strings version of songs by Radiohead, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. Special Guest - Kevin Bronson of Buzz Bands LA will spin tunes throughout the night.
High-Fidelity is not only a place to find a rare selection of new and vintage vinyl, but also has a stage where bands can perform and serves as a community meeting point. “The name High-Fidelity is multiple entendre,” explains Hobson. “My background has been in making records that are the best they can possibly be. It’s also a small retail front for high-resolution technology, and a place of high-quality music and live performances. It doesn’t get much more High-Fidelity than that!”
Hobson, who runs the online vinyl record store TheMusic.com, envisions High-Fidelity as a community hub where people can hang out and listen to good music. “After Amoeba crushed everybody, we thought it was a good time out of necessity to open a retail store,” he says. “The online business was good but we need to have people browsing records. We looked into locations in Echo Park, Sliver Lake and Atwater Village. We finally found the perfect space on Hillhurst, in a neighborhood of people that have a sensibility about good things, of which vinyl is one.”
Hobson hired employees from Aron’s Records, the famed Hollywood record store that closed its doors in 2006, to run the shop. “They’re actually like Jack Black’s character in the movie ‘High Fidelity’ – they’re incredibly knowledgeable and they absolutely love music,” Hobson says.
High-Fidelity first opened its doors in November, and has been stocking its shelves with everything from rare Nirvana imports to Led Zeppelin reissues, as well as classical and jazz records ever since. Hobson says that the response to the store has been incredibly positive. “Los Feliz is a community of good, supportive people,” he says. “Lots of people have thanked us for coming into the community. There’s really something magical here.”
For any press inquires, comments or thoughts, please contact Cristina Parker at NoiseNY Public Relations. Phone (917) 684-0452 or email me at: email@example.com