Seems fitting that an art exhibit exploring vinyl record culture within the context of contemporary art would open the same week old albums surpass new in sales, but that just proves the enduring mystique of this beloved listening format.
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl examines the spectrum of vinyl culture through every medium from sculpture, painting, and photography to video and performance. The installation runs concurrently with a unique project called The B-Side, an in-gallery music performance series including The Hive Dwellers and Slashed Tires that, during opening week, will feature the pressing of "a series of limited edition high-quality, 10" lacquer recording blanks, in real time, on a 1940's Presto 6N record lathe in the Henry's Test Site. A new artist will be featured each day and records will be made available first come first serve to visitors."
You could probably devote a whole show to Sticky Fingers, or album art in general, but this sounds way more interesting. The exhibit runs through October 7th. Speaking of Sticky Fingers, here's Dierks Bentley and Mike McCready rocking a cover of "Dead Flowers" at the country star's Easy Street in-store performance back in May. Enjoy!