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Transistor Solves the Cultural Omnivore’s Dilemma

By Patty Wetli

Lots of people turn their passions into businesses, opening up bakeries, bike shops or pet boutiques. Andy Miles just happens to like music. And art. And books. And movies. And photography. And live performances. When he founded Transistor in 2009 (originally located in Andersonville, now at 3819 N. Lincoln Ave. since fall 2011), the idea Read the Rest…

Laurie’s Planet of Sound Prepares to Celebrate Record Store Day

By Patty Wetli

For awhile there, it looked like the independent record store was headed for extinction, an obsolete dinosaur displaced by the genetically superior iTunes. But iTunes is no match for hipsters. Or audiophiles. Or anyone who still likes to see and touch something before they buy it. Thanks to a resurgent interest in vinyl, the record Read the Rest…

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