Posted in music | pictures on April 21, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Hospitality / Fear of Men / Mark Mulcahy
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Fear of Men
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Betty Who

Perhaps the busiest place to be in NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (aka April 19) was Rough Trade which had a line down to the water till at least noon for those hoping to get their hands on some of the RSD14 exclusive titles. If you just wanted to go in and shop for non-RSD stuff or catch one of the many free in-store performances, you could just waltz in. There was also free coffee and samples of Sixpoint beers. And the balcony book/magazine section makes for good people-watching

I showed up just in time to catch Mark Mulcahy's 4 PM performance. He was there in part because his 1997 solo debut, Fathering, got a RSD14 vinyl release but he played a couple Miracle Legion songs and told a few stories too. Mark's got one of my favorite voices, warm, smoky and still capable of hitting his high notes clear as a bell. Mark wrapped up his too-short set with "Hey Sandy!" -- aka the theme to The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Afterward someone came up and had Mark sign their "Hey Sandy" cassingle (which you could only get if you collected Frosted Mini Wheats proof of purchases). He has some devoted fans.

Nothing @ Rough Trade, RSD14
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I left for a bit but made it back to catch Philadelphia's Nothing who had earlier that day released a cover of Low's "In Metal" as a free download just for RSD. While the volume at at Rough Trade never reached "11" proportions, it was loud enough that between that and seeing No Joy at Brooklyn Night Bazaar later in the evening, my ears were ringing the next morning. They were good.

Other performers at Rough Trade's RSD14 festivities were UK folk-pop group The Rails who pulled a Phil Collins, having played Rough Trade London that morning and then hopping on a plane to NYC. There was also pop performer Betty Who, UK band Fear of Men, indie rockers Slothrust and Palehound, plus Milagres, Amen Dunes and headliners Hospitality. Pictures from Record Store Day at Rough Trade are in this post.

Fear of Men played two free weekend shows (they sounded great at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday [4/18]), and you can catch them again at their early show on Wednesday (4/23) at Baby's All Right which is also free.

A few pics from Other Music's Record Store Day activities are here. More from Rough Trade below...

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Comments (14)

#1 reason why I hate people in cities = leave your fuckin dog home.

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/ah/mark-mulcahy/rough-trade/mark-mulcahy-12.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:06 PM

City folk love to buy:

1) Brunch

2) Cute drinks with very little alcohol in them

3) Toys for city kidz

4) BK Tees

5) City trendz (cute clothes)

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | April 21, 2014 2:12 PM

2:06 - That dog looks adorable you ass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:27 PM

Mr. Foot Fetish gets the 2014 "BV meme I used to hate but have grown to love" Award for sure. It definitely helped when he dumped that "city car" schtick.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:28 PM

Did any of you numb-nuts buy that ridiculous LCD Soundsystem boxset?!? Seriously, that shit is so, so gay.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:35 PM

Wow...Betty Who is a dead ringer for an ex of mine right down to the new wave haircut. Say what you will but chunky sex is great sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:37 PM

Mulcahy is a master. The only one here worth a damn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 2:42 PM

Slo-thrust or Sloth-rust?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 3:22 PM

Betty Who reminds me of that poet on Married With Children who would perform at the 'Jiggly Room.' "My eggs, my eggs, above my legs..."

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 6:00 PM

That "bestsellers" stand tells you everything you need to know about this fucking place.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 6:17 PM

Hey beavis these chicks are sluts

Posted by Butthead | April 21, 2014 8:31 PM

Was a great day, thanks RTNY

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 8:50 PM

6:17 true dat

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 9:02 PM

glad I found them! This rules!!!!

Posted by Tyler | May 27, 2014 4:37 AM

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