Amanda Rosenzweig, of Dallas, shops for records Wednesday at Plaza Records in
Carbondale. The Southern Illinois Radio Information Service and WSIU Public Radio are
hosting the 6th annual Classic Vinyl and Media Sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at University Mall.
Zane Ecklund | THE WEEKENDER

Record stores see increase in vinyl sales

In a time of illegal music downloading and the death of the compact disc, people are going back to the retro idea of the vinyl record. According to Business Insider, vinyl sales have increased in the last few years and famed artists such as Kendrick ... Continue Reading →
Michelle Newman, 22, of Carbondale sings Tuesday during Karaoke Dollar Night at Hangar 9 on the Strip. Newman preformed the song “Every time we touch” by Cascada. Key West Bar and Grill on the West side of town also has Karaoke Night every Thursday and Friday.
Alexa Rogals | THE WEEKENDER

Bars pitch karaoke to students, community

At times, karaoke conjures up memories of people singing badly to over-played songs in a bar. But for some, the karaoke scene in Carbondale is growing and becoming a staple of weekday late nights. Hangar 9 and Key West Bar and Grill have karaoke nights, ... Continue Reading →
John Beyler, owner of Screaming Owl Records in Carbondale, listens to the band Soul Census rehearse
Sunday in his studio. The studio has two isolation booths and provides instruments if needed. “We
will officially be signing this band on Tuesday, and we’re really excited about it,” Beyler said.

Screaming Owl swoops onto local music scene

  An area recording studio is looking to expand Carbondale’s music scene and give community members a chance to put their vocal talents to use. Located on “The Island” in Carbondale next to Artistic Minds Tattoos, Screaming Owl Records has ... Continue Reading →
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