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)
Here in Greenpoint, we’re pretty lucky to have some seriously great record shops around. For this Sunday Snaps, I decided to drop by four of my favorites and ask employees and owners what recent items had come in that they were especially excited about. The shops I visited included Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Ave.), Academy Records Annex (85 Oak St.), Captured Tracks (195 Calyer St.), and Co-op 87 Records (87 Guernsey St.) Here are some of the albums they showed me, complete with a few pictures of these excellent local record stores!
This week Greenpoint-based record label Stars & Letters‘ Mark Roberts pulls together a very borough-centric mix. It represents other BK labels including Triangle Records, Secretly Canadian, Ceremony Records, Ghostly International, Mexican Summer, Captured Tracks and Sacred Bones. All one for and one for all! Ready to get real on the camaraderie?
Tomorrow (Sat 4/19) is Record Store Day. This annual event is held at independent record stores all over the country and further afield. It offers many exclusive releases, in store performances, and other fun goodies. Since we have several awesome record stores in our neighborhood, we put together a little resource about what’s happening at each one this weekend. Continue reading →
Around six months ago I saw diamond plate going up on a renovated wall at 195 Calyer street, just east of Manhattan avenue. I wrote it off at the time as simply the ugliest siding I had yet seen in a neighborhood that knows its ugly siding.
Katie Garcia, general manager at Captured Tracks records, swears that while their wooden sign may hang over it the label had nothing to do with the diamond plate. Seeing the shop and offices a few steps below it – a bit more tasteful on the whole – I’m inclined to believe her. Continue reading →