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Vinyl lives at Diabolical Records


Diabolical records store front
Photos by Mike Jones

Down a small one-way street off 200 south, between 200 East and State, sits one of Salt Lake City’s best places. Diabolical Records has firmly established its foothold among Salt Lakes vinyl enthusiasts after two years at its Edison Street location.

Diabolical Records started in a storage container at Salt Lake’s Granary Row. After six months of success, co-owners Adam Tye and his wife Alana Boscan were able realize a lifelong dream they shared and open a brick and mortar record store.

“Music has always been the main thing that me and wife have bonded over. Most of our friends we’ve met through music connections in one way or another. So music, especially vinyl is something we really want to help get out to our community,” Adam says

Diabolical records interior-12 version 2Besides selling new and used vinyl and cassette tapes, on Fridays nights Diabolical Records hosts a free concert, as well as touring bands throughout the week. “We really want to invest in the local music scene in Salt Lake,” says Adam. “We sell a lot of local music and give locals a place to play their music too.”

Twice a year Diabolical Records hosts Bandemonium, an event in which local musicians have four weeks to form a band and come up with a 15-minute set. The concerts are performed on July 4th and December 26th. Adding to their current endeavors, Diabolical Records is releasing their first album. A tentative release date of March 2016 has been set for local band Foster Body. “Moving Display” will be their second release and Diabolical Records’ first album. Adam adds, “If all goes well with this release, we hope to do a lot more releases in the future.” If Diabolical Records’ recent history is any indication of future success, we will definitely be seeing a lot more from them.

Adam Tye Cues up a record at his Shop on Edison. version 2
Adam Tye cues up a record at his shop on Edison


Diabolical Records is located at: 238 South Edison Street Salt Lake City, UT 84111 801-792-9204

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