Entries in vinyl (4)
Looking for vinyl at the WFMU Record Fair turned out to be the best way to escape the thunder snow storm last Saturday in NYC. The fair took place from Friday October 28 through Sunday October 30, 2011, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion.
If you missed it, don't worry; there are other record fairs in the city, for example one at the Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, December 4th.
"The ARC is a not-for-profit archive with the largest popular music collection in the world (2,000,000 sound recordings). We collect two copies of every sound recording, then sell third copies to help fund the archive at our annual Record + CD Sale. (20,000 items for sale)."
If this doesn't get you excited, we're not sure what will.
We were fortunate enough to go to the pre-sale yesterday and found lots of stuff in very good condition with price tags no higher than seven dollars. (You can also find super rare records, but even those are hardly more than $50).
The ARChive of Contemporary Music is at 54 White Street (between Broadway & Church in Tribeca). Take the 1 train to Franklin, or any train to Canal.
Just a day after Gil Scott-Heron passed away, we wanted to go somewhere where his style of music might be remembered and appreciated. And we found it: The two year celebration of I ❤ Vinyl at Le Poisson Rouge featured six DJs all spinning vinyl only (yes, no laptops), including songs by Gil Scott-Heron. Check them out - happens every few weeks, sometimes at LPR, sometimes in Brooklyn.
Below: DJ The Twilite Tone.