The Out Guide to Summer Off the Grid
By Out.com Editors
Photo: John Wenrich
3. THROW A VINYL PARTY
Dude, get off Spotify and Pandora (like, are their recommendations ever any good anyway?). Instead, march yourself to your nearest record store and spend, you know, $20 dollars on some ratty, sorta stank-smelling old LPs. Get some disco (Donna is a must), some frothy new wave (you have to be an SS guard not to like She’s So Unusual), some weird stuff for the wee hours (you can’t go wrong with Kraftwerk), then some morning-friendly jazz or an introspective classic for the kids who end up staying over (our picks: Miles, Nina, Joni, Carol King, Simon and Garfunkel). Some of what you buy might skip a bit. But not as much as your heart will when you relive your yesteryears.