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Torn Light Records
356 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Monday - Saturday
11:00AM - 8:00PM

11:00AM - 5:00PM

“The Universe Is In My Voice”: June Tyson, the Afrofuturist Voice of the Sun Ra Arkestra

Those familiar with Sun Ra and His Arkestra may know the voice and image of June Tyson: vocalist, dancer, choreographer, and costume designer for the Arkestra. Despite her significant presence […]

January 23, 2022 | News

The Enigmatic Jandek

For over forty years, Jandek has mystified audiences with his enigmatic identity and distance from the public eye. The project of Houston-based record label Corwood Industries, very little is known […]

January 17, 2022 | News

Torn Light Archives 4: Reggae & Dub in the UK Press

For our fourth Torn Light Archives post, we continue our dive into the 70s and 80s British press with clippings about reggae and dub throughout publications such as NME, Sounds, […]

January 9, 2022 | News

Torn Light Archives 3: Punk & Indie in the UK Press

Torn Light Archives returns with a post sharing more of the print ephemera we have archived at the shop. This entry shares clippings about punk, post-punk, new wave, art rock, […]

January 2, 2022 | News

2021 Torn Light Records Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, this week’s blog reviews some highlights from the store in 2021, including revisiting the store’s top-selling records, gigs at the shop, and screenings […]

December 26, 2021 | News

The Story Behind Dial Code Santa Claus

For this week’s blog post we have a guest contributor, our in-house movie curator Justin Wiese, talking about Dial Code Santa Claus, the film for our upcoming screening at the […]

December 19, 2021 | News

Sound, The Natural World, and the Work of Alvin Lucier

“I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice, and I am going to play it […]

December 12, 2021 | News

Find a New Favorite with the Radio Topo Mixtape Series

In August this past year, we started a mixtape series called Radio Topo, since releasing eleven mixtapes. These mixes are produced by staff members or other collaborators, often centered around […]

December 5, 2021 | News

Get to Know Powers / Rolin Duo & Equipment Pointed Ankh

Tonight at 8pm, we are thrilled to have Powers / Rolin Duo and Equipment Pointed Ankh performing live at Torn Light Records! For this week’s blog entry, read more about […]

November 27, 2021 | News