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Car Con Carne

Mar 19, 2019

Chicago finally has its own record pressing plant, Smashed Plastic! This is the right idea at the right time for the Chicago music scene, and I couldn't have been more impressed with what they've already managed to do with their business. Check out the video tour here:

Andy, John and Steve from Smashed Plastic join me for grocery store tacos as we discuss:

  • Starting a record-pressing business: How to find the right machinery and approach.
  • The joy of running this kind of business.
  • Everyone wants to hug the Smashed Plastic owners.
  • Pressing vinyl: The "high cost" perception vs. the reasonable reality.
  • How long is the process from idea to pressed records?
  • What makes records so damn appealing?
  • Would Smashed Plastic ever branch out to other states? Spoiler warning: NOPE.
  • There are local music events just waiting to happen at the Smashed Plastic space

Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

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