Pop-up record sale coming to campus

Noah Hausmann

For the record, music sounds best on vinyl. There’s nothing quite like the warm hiss of a LP record playing on a turntable, whether you’re rocking out to classic oldies or jamming to the current Top 40 tunes stamped onto the grooves of the nostalgic medium.

That’s why vinyl is making a huge comeback, including in the community here at Northern.

The Marquette Fall Vinyl Record Show and Poster Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Peter White Lounge on the first floor of the University Center.

Everyone is welcome to browse through the thousands of collectible and new vinyl records up for sale along with CDs, DVDs, video games, concert posters, movie posters and gig posters.

The public is invited to bring their vintage vinyl and memorabilia for sale or trade. Records for sale typically are priced from 25 cents to $50.

“It’s a one-day pop-up record show,” said Jon Teichman, NMU assistant director of admissions and advisor to the newly created Vinyl Record Club at Northern.

The Vinyl Record Club itself evolved from these yearly record shows, Teichman explained, when students, faculty, and community members became interested in sharing their collections, what they know, and their love of music and the culture. But there’s more to exchanging records than just collecting music. Every record has a past. Every record has a tale to tell.

Hannah Hawkins, junior chemistry major and president of the Vinyl Record Club, said you get to meet interesting people and hear their stories: how they got their records and why they got them.

“For 25 cents, you get 14 songs and the testimony of the [seller’s] personal history with the band. It’s hilarious,” she said. Hawkins suggested 25 cents—the lower end of the vinyl price range—for a 14-song album might be a lot better deal than a $1 song on iTunes.

“It’s about community,” Hawkins said of vinyl record collecting and listening.

“It’s a real in-person experiential event,” Teichman added.