A Krrb Holiday Gift Guide – For The Music Lover

maxell advert

This is quite possibly the most brilliant advertisement for a music delivery device ever. And that device? The humble cassette tape, by Maxell.

Who doesn’t love music? Whether it be alt-electronica-bluegrass inspired hip hop or operatic arias, most people on earth like listening to (or playing) a tune every once in a while. Which is why a music related gift will fit on pretty much everybody’s list.

Where does one find such gifts, you might ask? Why on Krrb, where the giving is easy, local and personal, of course. In this, the fourth of our holiday gift guide series, we’re going to inspire you to go secondhand (or handmade) for the holidays by serving up some great ideas for all the music fans in our lives… all inspired by offerings on Krrb.

Radio Days

Blaupunkt radio

Listening to your tunes played through the warm tubes of a vintage radio makes everything sound better.

For the design conscious NPR fan who takes in their sonic media via radio waves, nothing beats a beautiful (and functioning) vintage radio. Even if they only listen to it once a week, it’ll always look good on the shelf.

Check this out on Sandford & Sven’s Krrb corner in Brooklyn.

Record Freak

Funkadelic Record

Nobody gets their grove on like the masters of funk - Parliment Funkadelic.

Remember when CD’s first came out (“They’re indestructible!”) and the whole music industry proclaimed the death of vinyl? They didn’t know how wrong they were. Turns out CD’s can easily be destroyed and it’s still more fun to hold a 12 inch record cover in your hands than to check out the artwork on a relatively tiny CD case.

Trust us, if your intended has any vinyl at all, they will be thrilled at the prospect of scoring a classic album from a favorite band. So if you know what they like, head over to your local record store, or scroll through the posts on Krrb for the perfect LP.

Check out The ARChive of contemporary Music’s Krrb corner for some great selections. And if you happen to be in NYC this week, head over to their massive sale and get ready to be bowled over.

MP3 Madness

usb turntable

This brilliant little device turns your LPs into tiny bits of digital information, so you can play all your tunes on your phone!

Lets be honest, even the most die hard vinyl stalwarts would love to take their record collections with them into the car. Or onto the subway, the airplane, the office… wherever. And now they can. Because some genius came up with the idea of a turntable that actually converts your records into digital files while you listen to them. Painlessly. And you end up with mobility as well as authenticity. Win win.

Check this out on Meg’s Krrb corner in Brooklyn.

Get The Band Back Together

drum kit

The perfect gift for the budding Shiela E in your life.

It’s not all about listening to music… a person’s gotta get out and make some of their own too. So here it is folks, the musical equivalent of giving your pal a puppy for the holidays. You’ve got to really really really love the person to whom you serve up this full fledged drum kit (or have a massive garage 100 feet from your home) because a kit like this is LOUD. But man, oh man is your drummer pal going to be thrilled.

Again, it must be noted that you need to make sure that the recipient’s circumstances can handle a full sized set of drums. Or beware the wrath of their roommate.

Check this out on sooce’s Krrb corner. Also in Brooklyn.

Fun With IPhone

iphone cover

Just a little something to make them smile when the phone rings. Or bleeps. Or plays some Lady Gaga ringtone.

For your friend who is lucky enough to have the latest incarnation of iPhone, here is the perfect case. Ironic and nostalgic all in the same package. The perfect little something.

Check this out on digimai’s Krrb corner in Paris. That’s right, Paris, France. Not Brooklyn.

And The List Goes On

There are new things being posted to Krrb all the time… if you see any great gift ideas for the music lovers in our lives, make sure to let us know in the comments. Because the less hunting we have to do, the more time we have to actually hang out and listen to tunes with our favorite folks.

And don’t forget to check out our other gift guides as well:

for the party people in your lives

for the four feet and under set
for the Julia Child in all of us

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    I would very much like every one of these gifts. Please and thank you.