Author Archives: Corey Bloom

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

Illustrated Perils of Digging

Artist Stefan Glerum has created a series of illustrations that capture the emotional and social toll that comes with collecting. Cynical, sure, but also accurate. See more at The Vinyl Factory.

May Session

Our May session will be bittersweet. For over two and a half years we’ve put on free monthly events at the Bernal Heights Library, building community and friendships in the process. Creator Corey Bloom will be relocating to the east coast in July, and while Phonographic Memory will continue, this will be our last session … Read more

Thank You, Matthew Africa

As mentioned in episode 18 of the podcast, here are five mixes put together by friends of Matthew. Per the site, “Thank You Matthew Africa” is a tribute series by a handful of Matthew’s close friends and biggest fans highlighting music from his extensive collection. Each mix is inspired by Matthew’s impeccable taste and unabashed … Read more

Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day is upon us, and while it’s become an undisciplined behemoth that reflects the greed of the record industry and brings out the worst in overzealous collectors, we’d be remiss without mentioning it. If you haven’t checked out the list, it’s worth a glance, but set your alarm (or fill up that Paypal … Read more

April Session

We’re back at the Bernal Heights Library on April 26th for another round of records, stories and songs. Everything will get going at 7:00PM, but if you want a good seat, we suggest arriving a little earlier. As always, if you’re interested in presenting, send us a line at