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And the winner is... Hawaii Record Fair!

Events Record Shops / Crate Digging

And the winner is... Hawaii Record Fair!

As I mentioned earlier, the Hawaii Record Fair was a complete success. Music collectors from all over the island gathered to dig up long-time wants and new discoveries. Hell, some of the attendants didn't even own a turntable, but they still showed up to buy some vinyl! (This is 100% true, trust me.) One of the highlights of the event was the Aloha Got Soul door prize giveaway. Emcee Hector Elpe drew a raffle ticket at random and selected a lucky number. The winner? A guy decked in a Fitted cap, what a coincidence! Jason Smith won a set of...

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Harry's Music Store Now Open

Record Shops / Crate Digging

Harry's Music Store Now Open

Has anyone been to the new Harry's Music Store location at 3270 Waialae Ave? After 6 months of being closed, Harry's Music Store is finally open.

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Digging in Hawaii: Annual McKinley Booksale

Record Shops / Crate Digging

Digging in Hawaii: Annual McKinley Booksale

Every year, hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs and 7-inch singles fill the cafeteria at the Friends of the Library of Hawaii's Annual McKinley Booksale, attracting thousands of book lovers and music collectors to the Honolulu high school grounds. It's a blessing to spend time with fellow diggers at an event like this, talking records, comparing finds, and watching the crowd buzz about with books tucked under their arms because their handtrucks are packed full. Good times.

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Inside the Hawaii Record Sale: More Photos

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Inside the Hawaii Record Sale: More Photos

Monday's blog post painted a vivid perspective of the the weekend music sale in Hawaii—thousands of dusty LPs on sale, collectors anxiously waiting to flip through wax, the Hawaiian sky beaming gorgeous blue. I've been updating the Aloha Got Soul Instagram account frequently, featuring snapshots of records dug up over the weekend—Hal Bradbury, The Aliis, Summer, Ron Tish, Nohelani Cypriano, Cecilio & Kapono. (Yes, you should start following me on Instagram.) You should follow Aloha Got Soul on Instagram. More Photos from the Record Sale Saturday morning, the garage doors rolled all the way up. For a few moments the...

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The Hawaii Music Sale by Friends of the Library

Events Record Shops / Crate Digging

The Hawaii Music Sale by Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library of Hawaii are hosting their annual music sale, "Friends, Books, Music... The Sale!" this weekend, May 24-26, 2012 at their Honolulu Harbor Warehouse near Pier 1. It's the biggest record fair in Hawaii, hands down.

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