Brooklyn Record Exchange

Record Store Day Returns Saturday (4/13) With Special Releases, Performances and Signings

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Record Store Day returns this Saturday, April 13th and the many record stores in Greenpoint and Williamsburg will be participating by offering limited releases and holding special performances and signings.

Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St.) will open at 9 a.m and is carrying the full roster of RSD releases and will host the following in-store performances and signings:

Performances by:
Steve Gunn, Cochemea (The Dap Kings), TEEN, Elijah Wolf, Pearl Charles, and Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed
DJ Sets by (Presented by Talkhouse):
Charly Bliss, Chris Cohen, Sad 13 (Speedy Ortiz), Madison McFerrin, Ian Williams (Battles), The Range, Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil)
Plus, Elia Einhorn (Talhouse Podcast Host and Producer, Pitchfork Radio) presents Elia’s Indiepop Student Disco
Signings with:
Wayne Coyne, T Bone Burnett, David J
PLUS
Rediscovering Ecstacy: Recording with Lou Reed | Panel Moderated by Richard Barone
AND
The Flaming Lips present
The King’s Mouth: An Immersive Installation
Kevin Morby and Dead Oceans present
‘Oh My God’ The Film: The Room
NOT TO MENTION
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Bel Air Sour and Brooklyn Summer Ale beer tasting from 4pm-7pm
Giveaways from Bowery Presents, The Heatonist, and more…
Set Times
12:00 | Steve Gunn

12:45 | Charly Bliss DJ Set

1:30 | Eli Paperboy Reed

2:15 | Madison McFerrin DJ Set

3:00 | Elijah Wolf

3:45 | DJ Sad13 (Speedy Ortiz)

4:30 | TEEN

5:15 | Chris Cohen DJ Set

6:00 | Richard Barone presents Rediscovering Ecstasy: Recording with Lou Reed

7:00 | Elia’s Indiepop Student Disco

7:45 | Cochemea

8:30 | Ian Williams (Battles) DJ Set

9:15 | Pearl Charles

10 | Blake Schwarzenback (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil)

10:45 – end | The Range DJ Set

Signings

10am | T Bone Burnett

4pm | Wayne Coyne

5pm | David J

Brooklyn Brewery Beer Tasting 4-7pm

Academy Records (85 Oak St.) opens at 10 a.m. and in addition to RSD titles are promising to have a fresh selection of recently acquired used records.

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Greenpoint’s Co-Op 87 Records to Rebrand as Brooklyn Record Exchange

The new Brooklyn Record Exchange at 599 Johnson Ave., Co-Op 87 records in Greenpoint is in the process of relaunching as a second BRE location (image courtesy of BRE)

A pair of vinyl record stores from the founders of Greenpoint’s Co-Op 87 (87 Guernsey st.) and the indie record label Mexican Summer are set to debut.

The Co-Op 87 space has been operating under reduced hours and will re-brand and relaunch as the “Brooklyn Record Exchange” sometime this spring. Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Record Exchanges’ first location will open this weekend on the second floor inside the same complex that is home to the live music venue Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.) in E. Williamsburg.

Bedford and Bowery caught up with Ben Steidel of Co-Op 87 who explained the new E. Williamsburg shop is “just a larger version of what we were aiming to do at Co-Op, with room to do all the things we wanted to do there.”

BRE at 599 Johnson Ave. (courtesy of BRE)

Greenpoint is home to many record stores including Captured Tracks (195 Calyer St.), The Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Ave.), Academy Records (85 Oak St.), The Thing (1001 Manhattan Ave.), and even more vinyl stores are located just across the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border including Rough Trade Records (64 N. 9th St.) and Earwax Records (167 N. 9th St). Continue reading

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