Posted in music on January 15, 2010


On Friday, January 15, 2010, No Longer Empty (NLE) will re-open the legendary Tower Records store with a multi-media art exhibition: Never Can Say Goodbye.

Spotlighting more than twenty artists that work with sound, light, and image, Never Can Say Goodbye celebrate the store's historic role as the locus of the community-- the old way to meet people face to face and share music and information. Read more in press release.
Curated by Manon Slome, NLE; Steven Evans, Dia Art Foundation; Asher Remy-Toledo, NLE
The big flyer is below...


Ryan Brennan
Joe Diebes
R. Luke DuBois
Richard Garet
Josh Jordan
Kaz Oshiro
Ted Riederer
Naama Tsabar
Meredyth Sparks
Siebren Versteeg
Paul Villinski

Never Records Artists

Bob Gruen | Dario Robleto | Jason Farrell | Brandi Merolla | Exene Cervenka | Arturo Vega/Dee Dee Ramone | Exene Cervenka | Olaf Bruening | Jake Berthot | Jeff Beebe | Marylin Minter | Jason Losh | Evan Gruzis | Damon Locks |Steven Bindernagel | Richard Hambleton | Ted Riederer | Josh Shaddocl | Stephanie Syjuko | Brent Birnbaum | Shane Caffrey | Nicholas Brooks | Ryan Sullivan | Doug McQueen | Allison Hester | James Rubio | Richard Barnes | Ted O'Sullivan/Rebecca Potts | Michelle Matson | Brendan Carney | Arturo Vega | Tom Sanford | Johnny T. Yerington | Chris Yerington | Jay Ivcevich | Ethan Minsker | Mike Egan | Mathew Bradley | James Woodward | Tim Clifford | Paul Clements

Participating Record Stores, Music Venues and Labels
Academy Records, yesterday and today, Niagara, Bowery Electric, Sacred Bones, Asian Man Records Elevator Music



Comments (9)

yeah cause i always went to tower records to meet people and get ripped off- bruahahahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2010 3:22 PM

yea well, Tower was awesome cause it was easy to steal shit from them....

Posted by hustler | January 15, 2010 3:38 PM

I know a few of those artists. This should be a good show. Wish I could attend.

Posted by Regular reader | January 15, 2010 3:45 PM

dumb kids, downloading doesn't get you laid,
buying music in music stores does.

Posted by anon | January 15, 2010 4:46 PM

You’ll know which store’s coolest by how many girls you see hanging around the guys who are already into it. Example: Art supply store? Very cool. Lots of girls. Indie record store? Very cool, but almost no girls. See what I mean? You totally thought that listening to cool music would get you laid, but it won’t. Be careful.

Posted by Regular reader | January 15, 2010 5:01 PM

@ 5:01 PM, Brilliant observation.

Posted by Fortyver | January 15, 2010 5:27 PM

When I was in Japan Tower Records was alive and thriving. I don't understand how that works.

Posted by anon | January 16, 2010 3:09 PM

i loved this idea. check it out on my blog

Posted by the gamine | January 17, 2010 5:50 PM

A follow up piece discussing the January 26th panel discussion Discs to Downloads: New Directions in Music Industry” (which includes: Elliot Groffman, Music Industry Attorney for Dave Matthews Band and Jay-Z; Kevin Patrick, Artist Manager for Matt & Kim, Lord Warddd, Vivian Green; David Weiss, Co-Founder/Co-Editor; Ted Riederer, Featured Artist, “Never Can Say Goodbye”; Oli Stephenson, CTO, CBS Interactive Music Group).

Posted by Mihae S Mukaida | January 30, 2010 2:43 AM

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