Brooklyn Record Riot: Start Digging!
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as finding that hidden gem in stacks and stacks of records. Whether you’re a music snob or just looking for something new to add to your collection, record shows can be a treasure trove of musical findings. While I’m constantly finding new uses for my cd cases: bar coasters, wobbly table fixers, vinyl continues to reign as the comeback kid. While the mega stores like Virgin and Tower close up their shops, it’s the little guys who are thriving in this dead horse economy. Founders John Bastone and Stephen Gritzan, recognized the growing demand for vinyl and started the tri-annual Record Riot.
Three bucks gets you access to more than 30 record vendors from all over the country. Chow down on Polish grub at the Polish National Home aka Warsaw while you browse the stacks. There will also be 8 DJ sets spinning from noon to 8PM, including Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo. For the die-hard collectors, you can pay $20 to graze the stacks before everyone else gets their grubby hands on all the good stuff, from 10am to noon. It’s like the Running of the Brides, minus the ripped taffeta and runny mascara.
Brooklyn Record Riot
261 Driggs Ave
At Eckford St [Greenpoint]
Sunday, February 18, 12:00-8:00PM