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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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Tonight: Dance At Enid’s For Planned Parenthood + Win A Night At The Wythe!

Dance the night away at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.) tonight (2/11) starting at 8pm to support Planned Parenthood, and enter the raffle to win a night’s stay at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.). Featuring DJ Angel Favorite, DJ Cambot, DJ Zooey Gaychanel, DJ Kitty Wizard.
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Sunday Snaps – Vinyl Decisions

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!

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“One side is live and the other side is the studio versions of all the same songs. I love the great Bauhaus-y cover; there’s rhythm, perspective, movement, a landscape. My favorite song on this album is called ‘Rubber Miro’.” – Ron at Academy Records Annex

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Fall Playlist: Old and New Downer Vibes as Things Turn Towards Cold

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Gandalf – Hang On To A Dream (1969)

Kicking off our series of local shops pulling together some of their favorite music for us, we have a mostly-vintage, acoustic-twinged and quite moody playlist from local vinyl source Record Grouch (986 Manhattan Avenue).

This is the kind of playlist you want to gently put on for a chilly and drizzly Sunday morning, while you curl up on the couch with a blanked sipping hot tea and reading zines. And by the time the Donna Summer track hits in the last half, your inner fire will truly be lit.

If you haven’t been down to Record Grouch, the cozy little shop’s got an eclectic mix of r&b, punk, metal, rock, kraut, and psych. You’ll find some rarer gems mixed amongst stuff you really should own but probably don’t have yet. This playlist, in addition to being Fall-themed, is a reflection of some of the things you might find there digging through the bins. Continue reading

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This Saturday is Record Store Day

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Record Store Day Exclusive Release

 

Local record stores are offering extended hours and live in-store performances for Record Store Day this Saturday (4/18). Captured Tracks, Academy Records Annex, Record Grouch, Rough Trade, and Earwax Records are all participating in the event. Continue reading

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Abridged Greenpointer’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Need some father’s day gift inspiration? There’s plenty of cool stuff to give right here in your own backyard!  Here’s a short list of ideas (which is admittedly in no way comprehensive, as there are so many more awesome small businesses here in north Brooklyn, so feel free to add to the list of ideas in the comments section).

1. Tacos, La Norteña / Vamos Al Tequila  2. Fine craft beers, Brouwerij Lane  3. Engraved biz card case, In God We Trust  4. Nice new comb, Chopin Chemists  5. Vintage VHS, The Thing  6. Slice of pizza, Vinnie’s / Franklin Pizza  7. Fine colognes, Old Hollywood  8. Coveralls, Pop’s Popular Clothing  9. Succulants (a.k.a. plants that require minimal care), Homecoming (formerly known as Spina)  10. Donut, Peter Pan  11. Delicious cheeses and Keta candy, Eastern District  12. Sweet shades, Alter  13. A funny old tshirt, People of 2Morrow  14. Fancy and rare spirits, Duke’s Liquor Box  15. Beach tote, M. Carter  16. Pour over coffee maker, Budin  17. A nice rosé, Dandelion Wine  18. Polish chocolates, Slodycze Wedel  19. A whole, fresh fish, Pura Vida Stand at McCarren Park Greenmarket  20. Stool for sitting and pondering, Bklyn Curated  21. Basketball, BQ Sports  22. Cool kicks, Wolves Within  23. Vintage vinyl, Permanent Records / Academy Records / Co-op 87 / Records Grouch  24. Portable bike pump and other biking accessories, Silk Road Cycles / B’s Bikes / Greenpoint Bikes  25. Bobbers and other fishing accessories, Dream Fishing Tackle  26. Polish sausages, smoked meats, and pickles, Nassau Meat Market / Mazur Meak Market (and so many more!)  27. A good book, like this one about the Pogues, Word. 

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

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Record Store Day Preview: Greenpoint Edition

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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

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