The Original Voicemail

I was introduced to Princeton Professor Thomas Levin last week by a mutual friend Guangchen Chen. Levin, associate professor of German, started an ambitious project in 2010 after being awarded the Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His project was focused on the archeology … Read more

Princeton, NJ and Oakland, CA Sessions

We’ll be back at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ on May 8th from 6:00-7:30. There are still two slots for presenters, so if you are interested in telling your story, send us a line at Also, Ashleyanne will be hosting our first Bay Area event outside of San Francisco at the Temesecal Library in … Read more

Photos from Cal Academy of Sciences

On February 8th we returned to the Cal Academy of Sciences in San Francisco as part of their annual Noise Pop Nightlife event. Ashleyanne Krigbaum hosted the event, and rallied together all of the presenters for the evening. Lisbeth Ortega, Colin Peden and Truc Nguyen all stepped up and told stories of travels and musical … Read more

March 26th at Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ

We have found a place in New Jersey to host us! Our east coast debut will be on March 26th at Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street in Princeton, NJ. Stories and songs will start at 6:00PM. If you live in the area, and are interested in presenting send us an email at

“It’s Been A Long, We Shouldn’t Have Left You…”

Hello to everyone out there. First off, I (Corey), want to apologize for our absence. I recently relocated to New Jersey, and let’s just say there have been some transitional challenges. Prior to leaving California, where I had lived my entire life, I naively thought it would be easy to establish things personally, professionally and … Read more

February 8th @ Cal Academy of Sciences

After a long hiatus, we’re back in action on February 8th as we return to the Cal Academy of Sciences for their Noise Pop event. We did this event last year, and can attest that this is one you don’t want to miss. Where else can listen to stories and songs amongst frolicking penguins? Doors … Read more

Temporary Hiatus

With Corey’s relocation to the east coast our live events are on a temporary hiatus. Things will pick up in the fall. Thanks for your patience, and for more frequent updates follow us on Instagram, @Phonographic_Memory.

The Pressing Plants

While a good chunk of pressing plants are overseas, there are a handful of producers here in the United States. Curbed put together this map, and detailed descriptions of each plant. It’s no sausage factory folks, take a look.

Park Jam, July 8th at the Bernal Heights Rec Center

For over two and half years Phonographic Memory has put on free monthly shows at the Bernal Heights Library. The programs creator, Corey Bloom, is moving to the east coast so we’re going big with the last session in the neighborhood. On July 8th, from 12:00-4:00PM, at the Bernal Heights Recreation Center we’re throwing an … Read more