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by Bill Pearis


Spanish quartet Hinds release their debut album, Leave Me Alone, on Friday. It's an appealing batch of garage rock pop sing-a-longs and you can stream the whole album right now (via NPR) below. You can also watch the video for "San Diego," which was directed by Carlotta of Hinds using footage from their tour, below as well.

As mentioned, Hinds will be in NYC this week for a record release show at Palisades on Wednesday (1/6) which the band are also promising will be a karaoke party. The show is only $3 but you do need to RSVP. Poster for the show is below. Before that, they'll play a free in-store at Other Music on Tuesday (1/5) at 8 PM. Space is very limited so be sure to arrive early.

Continue reading "Hinds streaming debut album 'Leave Me Alone,' playing free Other Music in-store before this week's Palisades show"

by Bill Pearis


Greek singer Monika was already a star in her native country when she visited NYC a couple years ago. A fan of Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse, she visited Daptone Records' Brooklyn HQ, knocked on the front door and ended up playing demos for the Dap Kings' Homer Steinweiss. The two ended up collaborating for most of 2014 on Monika's new album, employing most of the Menahan Street Band, and various members of the Dap-Kings, Antibalas, and others from the Daptone family.

That record, Secret in the Dark, came out last year in Greece and will get a U.S. release via Other Music Recording Co. on October 2. The record spans a variety of pop styles, including synthpop, '70s disco ("Lonely World," the album's title track) and sweeping ballads, but all the songs have clever twists in the arrangements and production. And as with most things Dap Tone-related, it just sounds right. You can stream a few tracks from it, including the clavinet-fueled "Secret in the Dark," below.

You may have caught Monika at Brooklyn's Union Pool over the summer (video below) and she'll back in Brooklyn to play a record release show at Baby's All Right on October 8. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/28) at noon.

Continue reading "Greek singer Monika releasing 'Secret in the Dark' via Other Music (listen), playing Baby's All Right in October"

by Bill Pearis

Cold Beat Into the Air LP

Cold Beat (featuring Grass Widow's Hannah Lew) have shared a second song from their killer second album, Into the Air, which is out next month via singer Lew's Crime on the Moon label. If when you hear the name "cold beat" you imagine some aloof French/German band playing synthesizers on 1981 foreign television, "Spirals" is as close to that as they've come, all sub-zero synths and minimal drum machine backing, with Lew's gossamer vocals overtop. (The record also has plenty of guitars, too, just not too much on this song.) Stream that, and great first single "Cracks" below.

Having visited last at the end of May, Cold Beat will be visiting NYC again next month, playing four shows: September 18 at Union Pool, September 19 at Shea Stadium, a free in-store at Other Music on September 20 (7 PM), followed by a show later that same night at Silent Barn. Lineups and ticket info on those shows are still TBA.

Continue reading "Cold Beat share "Spirals" from new album, playing four NYC shows in September (one free)"


Sufjan Stevens' new album, Carrie & Lowell is out 3/31 via Asthmatic Kitty, and the folky lead single "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" has us very excited for it. TODAY (2/28) you'll have a chance to hear the album in full in NYC at the "Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party" at Other Music from 5-7 PM. Here's the details:

Other Music is excited to be participating in the Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party for his upcoming album, "Carrie & Lowell." Fans who pre-order the album from us will have the opportunity on Saturday evening (5-7pm), February 28, to listen to a copy of the LP test pressing through headphones -- and for such an intimate album, that's how it's meant to be heard! Sound Off Experience are providing the transmitter and headphones that will be lent to the group of pre-order customers for this exclusive event at Other Music. These silent listening parties are the only way for fans to hear "Carrie & Lowell" this far out from its March 31 release date, long before any on-line album streams appear or radio stations get a copy of the record. Add to this, the first 25 customers who pre-order the LP will be guaranteed a limited colored vinyl pressing.
You can pre-order the LP from Other Music HERE.

It's one of a few listening parties happening worldwide between now and mid-March. You can check out the full list of dates for those parties (with still more TBA) below...

Continue reading "Sufjan Stevens holding 'Carrie & Lowell' listening parties (NYC today)"


While Thom Yorke's surprise album may be dominating the conversation in the world of Radiohead, drummer Philip Selway just put his new solo album Weatherhouse today via Bella Union and that's a good one too. His last solo LP, 2010's Familial, was an early '70s-style folk album but Weatherhouse is more in line with Radiohead's art rock era. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify and watch the video for "It Will End In Tears" below.

Philip's only live dates at the moment are European shows happening in 2015, but he'll be in NYC signing copies of his new record at Other Music on Wednesday (10/8) from 5:30 PM to 6 PM. That gives you a half hour to be one of the lucky ones who snags an autograph from Radiohead's drummer.

Album stream, video and list of dates below...

Continue reading "How many albums can Radiohead drummer Philip Selway sign in 30 minutes? ('Weatherhouse' out now & streaming)"

Peaking Lights

Electronic psych pop duo Peaking Lights will be in town this week, opening for Real Estate at Terminal 5 on Thursday (10/2) with Regal Degal, and Tom Scharpling (buy tickets or win some) and then being part of the "Atomic Bomb" William Onyeabor tribute at day 1 (10/4) of Modern Sky Festival in Central Park.

In addition Peaking Lights have added a couple other events happening Friday (10/3). First they'll play a free in-store at Other Music (9 PM) and they'll have an exclusive version of the band's new album, Cosmic Logic, to buy. Then Peaking Lights will play a midnight show at Baby's All Right with Blazer Soundsystem. Tickets are on sale now.

Peaking Lights' Cosmic Logic is out via Weird World on October 7. You can pre-order the album now. You can stream two songs from the album --"Everyone and Us" and "Breakdown" -- below.

Continue reading "Peaking Lights playing Other Music in-store & Baby's All Right shows after T5 with Real Estate (updated dates)"

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

Other Music on RSD14

So how did your Record Store Day 2014 turn out? I found everything on my list apart from the Liars 12". It was a gorgeous day in NYC and I walked over the Williamsburg bridge into the city where my first stop was at Turntable Lab, which had a long slow line but lots of stock, and they handed out checklists which you could fill out, give to a clerk and they'd have your records at the counter for when you eventually got there. Other Music was probably the busiest Manhattan store I saw with a line around the block even at 2 PM. There was one guy camped out the night before! A few pics from the opening craziness, plus an instagram from Lonnie Holley's in-store performance, are in this post.

In Living Stereo, around the corner from OM, was again a great RSD experience, with free PBR, low-key live performances, and a decent amount of exclusives that were still there when I strolled in mid-afternoon. Plus their used section is great -- I found Moose's 1991 Jack EP on vinyl for $10.

What did you get at Record Store Day? What couldn't you find? We'll have pictures from Rough Trade's RSD14 soon. More pics from Other Music below...

Continue reading "How was your #RSD14? (pics from Other Music)"

Courtney Barnett @ Coachella 2014 (photo by Sarah Polly Parker)
Courtney Barnett

Australian psychedelic folk rocker Courtney Barnett finally gave her double EP, A Sea of Split Peas, a US release today (4/15) via Mom + Pop. She's currently in the US for Coachella, which she played this past weekend and will play again this coming weekend, and she's also got a few other dates here surrounding the festival. After it ends, she'll play a Connecticut show on 4/22 and then hit NYC's Other Music on April 23 for an in-store to celebrate the US release of her album. The only way to gain entry to that show is to order the album from Other Music, and space is very limited.

Courtney will be back in North America for a full tour later in the year which includes NYC shows happening on June 14 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (part of Northside Festival) and June 17 at Bowery Ballroom. Both of those shows are with Benjamin Booker, and tickets are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

Courtney also just debuted a new song, "Depreston," in her NPR Tiny Desk Concert which premiered this week. Not long before that, she covered The Lemonheads' "Bein' Around" during an acoustic session at the Brooklyn waterfront. You can videos of both of those, with the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Courtney Barnett debuted a new song, covered Lemonheads, playing Other Music after Coachella (updated dates, videos)"

by Jeremy Nifras

Boogarins at Burgermania at SXSW 2014 (photo by Ann Alva Wieding)

Brazilian rock band Boogarins are making their way around North America, and while they're here they'll come to NYC to do a free admission, all-ages in-store performance at Other Music this Monday (3/24) at 8PM. Other Music holds a limited capacity, so make sure you get there before it fills up.

The band will be supporting their debut album, As Plantas Que Curam, a sweet blend of poppy melodies with psychedelic guitar leads, which came out last year on the record store's namesake label, Other Music Recording Company. Their lyrics are entirely in Portuguese, but language barriers aren't important when discussing their blissful, trippy rock tunes.

As discussed, the next day, they will play Glasslands (3/25) in support of Vertical Scratchers (John Schmersal of Brainiac/Enon's new band). Tickets for that show are still available.

The band is also playing Burgerama this weekend, Psych Fest in May, and Primavera in June, among others. Updated dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Boogarins on tour, playing free Other Music in-store before Glasslands w/ Vertical Scratchers (updated dates)"

Mac DeMarco @ M for Montreal 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts)
Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco's new album, Salad Days, will be out April 1 via Captured Tracks. You can stream the new single off the record, "Brother," below. If you wanna hear more off the album and live in NYC, Mac will be doing a solo acoustic in-store at Other Music on March 27 at 8 PM. You can also pre-order the album via OM and pick it up early that night.

UPDATE (3/27): You can only attend the in-store if you pre-ordered the album from Other Music, and the venue is now at capacity.

A week or so after that (April 9) Mac's tour hits Webster Hall with Amen Dunes, Juan Wauters, and Tonstartssbandht which is sold out. Updated tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Mac DeMarco shares new single from 'Salad Days,' playing Other Music in-store this month (updated dates)"

Jessica Pratt (by Philip Cosores)
Jessica Pratt

As discussed, California folk singer Jessica Pratt will be making her way to NYC for a free Brooklyn Night Bazaar show on February 21 with Widowspeak and Porches. It was initially a one-off, but she's since added another free show to happen the next night: an in-store performance at Other Music on February 22. It starts at 9 PM and space is limited.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar is also where Speedy Ortiz plays TONIGHT (2/7) with Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney and Infinity Girl. And like Jessica, Speedy also play an in-store at Other Music on Monday (2/10).

Other upcoming Other Music in-stores include Cibo Matto (2/14) & Wayne Coyne (2/8). Other Music will also be at the Brooklyn Flea Mini Record Fair this weekend.

Stream Jessica's newest single, "Game That I Play," below...

Continue reading "Jessica Pratt playing free Other Music in-store after Brooklyn Night Bazaar (where Speedy Ortiz plays tonight)"

Record Fair

As previously mentioned, the bi-annual Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is hosting a miniature version this weekend from 10am-6pm at the indoor Smorgasburg Winter Market in Williamsburg. The number of vendors at this weekend's fair will be substantially smaller than the outdoor event, but there are still lots of crates to dig through. Vendors include DFA Records, Mexican Summer, the Captured Tracks shop, and Other Music, among others. Alongside the vinyl vendors will be various DJs who should keep your vinyl purchasing experience a lot more interesting. Other Music will have about a thousand 7"s to sell, some of which will be spun during Moldymann's DJ set on Saturday.

Label vendors such as DFA are known to sell lots of record fair-exclusive rarities and hard-to-find vinyl such as split singles, white labels, and out of print items. (Also mugs and other merch.) Many vendors at the fair, who are often up for conversation, will also sell exclusive merchandise such as turntable slipmats and t-shirts.

The time and date, as well as the list of vendors and DJ time slots are below. Further info can be found at the Brooklyn Flea website.

Continue reading "13 DJs & more @ Brooklyn Flea Mini Record Fair this weekend"

Cibo Matto at Littlefield in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Cibo Matto

Cibo Matto are back in action with a new album and tour this month. As mentioned, the tour includes a NYC show happening on February 14 at Le Poisson Rouge with Salt Cathedral. Since we last spoke, that show sold out, but the band have tacked another NYC show on to the end of the tour happening March 8 at Brooklyn Bowl with Buffalo Daughter. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Cibo Matto also do a free in-store and signing at Other Music on 2/14 at 6 PM before the LPR show.

Cibo Matto's new LP, Hotel Valentine (their first since 1999), comes out next week (Valentine's Day), but you can now stream the whole thing at NPR.

Video for its single "MFN," along with the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Cibo Matto sold out LPR, add 2nd NYC show & free in-store, streaming new LP (updated tour dates)"

Flaming Lips in San Francisco on Halloween 2013 (more by Chris Tuite)
Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are about to come to NYC to play the Amnesty International concert at Barclays Center on Wednesday (2/5) (tickets), and after that frontman Wayne Coyne will be going on a solo tour of record stores. It kicks off at Manhattan's Other Music on Saturday (2/8) at 11 AM, and that's followed by an appearance at Brooklyn's Rough Trade at 4 PM the same day. All dates on the tour are listed below.

For Wayne's solo tour, he'll be selling an "extremely limited edition" of the Flaming Lips first EP, which was initially released in 1984 and at that point featured Wayne's brother Mark on lead vocals. Details via press release on what this edition of the EP will entail:

Wayne will be selling an extremely Limited Edition version of the 12" EP which is housed with a hand-crafted, custom-made solid chocolate skull; anatomically correct and life-sized, of course. Each skull contains a special Gold Coin that is redeemable as admission to any headline show by THE FLAMING LIPS in the world.

The Flaming Lips 1st EP will be available as a limited edition 12-inch on green vinyl and signed by Coyne. The last time this recording was available on vinyl was in 1986. It was originally recorded in two sessions at Benson Sound in 1984 and released on the group's homemade label Lovely Sorts of Death Records. This edition has been remastered by LIPS bassist Michael Ivins and given a reimagined cover by freak artist Charlie Immer.

The Flaming Lips are also performing on The Late Show with David Letterman (which is filmed at the Ed Sullivan Theatre) on Thursday (2/6), celebrating Beatles Week.

Stream a track from the EP, along with all Wayne Coyne solo and Flaming Lips dates, below...

Continue reading "Wayne Coyne going on a solo tour of record stores; Flaming Lips reissuing 1st EP on vinyl in a chocolate skull"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Los Campesinos! / Speedy Ortiz @ Irving Plaza - 1/22/14
Los Campesinos!
Speedy Ortiz

Cardiff indie rockers Los Campesinos! are over in the US for a short tour supporting their newest LP, No Blues, which hit NYC's Irving Plaza last night (1/22). The band were characteristically enthusiastic and gave us a good mix of the old and the new. Speedy Ortiz opened, and pictures of both bands (including one of Los Campesinos' setlist, though it may not be 100% accurate) are in this post.

Speedy Ortiz have a ton of other dates coming up, and now that last night's show is in the past, they've added another in NYC. They'll be the previously-unannounced guests at the Golden Ratio/Shea Stadium/My Social List-presented Brooklyn Night Bazaar on February 7 with Krill, Odonis Odonis, Heeney, Infinity Girl and Blessed State (update: though Blessed State are listed on BK Bazaar's site, they're not actually playing). Like all Night Bazaar shows, that one is FREE, but if you want to skip the line, you can RSVP.

Speedy will also be doing an 8 PM in-store at Other Music on February 10, the day before their Real Hair EP comes out.

Updated Speedy Ortiz dates are listed, along with more pics, below...

Continue reading "Los Campesinos! played Irving Plaza w/ Speedy Ortiz, who are playing other NYC shows (pics, setlist, updated dates)"

people outside Other Music on Record Store Day 2013 (more by PSquared)
Other Music

Other Music, the NYC record store (15 E 4th St) and record label (home to Nude Beach, Mutual Benefit, and others), has published its top 30 albums of 2013 list. The multi-genre list has a lot of cool, generally smaller releases in the electronic, hip hop, garage rock, folk, jazz, and other genres, steering clear of the big names that end up on a lot of these lists.

Check out the whole list in alphabetical order below, and read commentary on each one, plus take a look at Other Music's favorite reissues here.

Continue reading "Other Music's Top 30 Albums of 2013"

by Andrew Sacher

Mutual Benefit in Oberlin, OH earlier this month (photo by Whitney Lee)
Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit have continued to pick up speed for their recently-released debut LP, Love's Crushing Diamond, an album that combines Sufjan style chamber pop with Antlers-style vocals and a bit of Microphones-y noise. They initially self-released the album back in October, and it's since been announced that they've signed to Other Music, who will re-release it on CD December 3 and LP on January 7. They also recently made a video for one of its tracks, "Golden Wake," which you can watch, along with streams of two other album tracks, below.

To celebrate the re-release, the band will throw an album release party at the Other Music Store (12/2) the day before the CD release, where they'll give an intimate performance. 8 PM start.

Earlier this month, Mutual Benefit did a few shows in the Northeast-area, including one at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, and now they've announced a full North American tour to go down in early 2014. That tour concludes with NYC shows on February 7 at Mercury Lounge and February 8 at Rough Trade. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with video and song streams, below...

Continue reading "Mutual Benefit re-releasing 'Love's Crushing Diamond' on Other Music, playing in-store, announce 2014 tour (dates/streams)"

by Bill Pearis


Midlake's new album, Antiphon, comes out next week (11/5) via ATO. While losing frontman Tim Smith might seem like a dealbreaker, the new record has more in common with The Trials of Van Occupanther than the slow, mossy folk of 2010's The Courage of Others, a good thing as far as I'm concerned. It's a big sounding record, rhythmic and proggy, but still filled with harmonies and hooks. You can stream the whole thing now via NPR.

The band are gearing up for their North American tour which hits NYC on Novmeber 6 at Mercury Lounge, which is sold out. But if you still want to see them, they're playing an acoustic in-store at Other Music on Monday (11/4) which is free and open to the public. 7:30 PM.

All dates -- including a couple opening for Pearl Jam -- are listed below...

Continue reading "Midlake streaming new album, playing free Other Music in-store before sold-out Mercury Lounge show (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis


Boogarins are Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz, who hail from Goiânia, Brazil. They met and began recording music together in high school. The results: psychedelic pop that owes much to their cultural forefathers Os Mutantes (who will be here next month) but also The Kinks, early Pink Floyd and other paisley bands of the era. But their songs also have an undeniable youthful exuberance which -- along with some serious playing and songwriting chops -- adds much to their sound.

Their early home recordings, from before they started playing live, have been collected on As Plantas Que Curam which came out via Other Music Recording Company this week.  You can get it on cassette too via Burger. We've got the premiere of the video for the dreamy, pastoral "Despreocupar" which you can watch in this post. You can stream the whole album (via The Fader) in this post too.

No North American tour dates yet but look for Boogarins to head this way in March 2014 for SXSW. Video and album stream below...

Continue reading "Brazilian band Boogarins released debut LP on Other Music, made a video (streams)"

Crystal Stilts (photo by The Impossible Project)
Crystal Stilts

In addition to supporting slots at two Deerhunter shows, Crystal Stilts have also announced a FREE record release appearance at Other Music on 9/16 at 8PM. The show goes down the day before the release of Nature Noir via Sacred Bones. All other dates are listed, along with a stream of the new track "Future Folklore," below.

Continue reading "Crystal Stilts playing free Other Music in-store before shows w/ Deerhunter (updated dates & song stream)"

The National in Ithaca (more by PSquared Photography)
The National

The National's new album, Trouble Will Find Me, is out today (Pitchfork gave it Best New Music) and the band took a night from their just-started tour to play The Late Show with David Letterman last night. Video of that is below.

The band are still in town and will celebrate the new record tonight (5/21) with a very intimate show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to that go on sale at noon. Good luck.

UPDATE: They're playing small NYC clubs all day, apparently, including Public Assembly at 5 PM. To go to that, email troublewillfindmentnl@gmail.com and confirmation emails will be sent by 3 PM. There may be more and you can follow their Twitter to find out.

UPDATE 2: Purchase the record IN STORE at Other Music today before 4pm and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets (to Mercury Lounge we assume). Winner will be notified between 4 and 5pm.

If you can't get tickets for tonight, there are still tickets available for The National's slightly larger scale show at Barclays Center on June 5.

Letterman video below...

Continue reading "The National played 'Letterman,' playing free show at Public Assembly this afternoon, Mercury Lounge TONIGHT (tickets on sale at noon)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Youth Lagoon / Magical Cloudz
Youth Lagoon
Majical Cloudz

Youth Lagoon brought his tour with Majical Cloudz through the NYC-area for shows at Maxwell's on Monday (5/6) and a BrooklynVegan-presented Brooklyn show at The Bell House last night (5/9). Pictures from the latter are in this post.

Youth Lagoon's been keeping his setlists heavy on the Wondrous Bughouse material but still found time to include some favorites from his debut like "17." Meanwhile, the magical Majical Cloudz continue to preview material from their upcoming Matador debut, Impersonator (which they were selling vinyl copies of the show) and were great as always.

Youth Lagoon will be back in NYC to open for The National at their Barclays Center show (6/5). Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.

Majical Cloudz will be back in NYC even sooner for the previously discussed album release party at Glasslands on May 21 with Gobby and a "SPECIAL GUEST!" Any guesses on who it could be? Tickets for the release party are still on sale.

Majical Cloudz will get to NYC a day before that to do a free in-store at Other Music on May 20 at 8 PM. Other Music will have copies of their new album available that day too.

More pictures from the Bell House show below...

Continue reading "Youth Lagoon played The Bell House w/ Majical Cloudz, who play an Other Music in-store before LP release party (pics)"

photos by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

shoppers at Other Music on #RSD13
Record Store Day 2013

So how did you fare on Record Store Day 2013? I was surprised that I found most of my big wants, including Ty Segall's Ty Rex 2 (found at Academy Annex in Williamsburg), the Trouble in Mind four-way split and Stephen-Malkmus-plays-Can 12" (acquired at Cake Shop), the first two Orange Juice albums (Turntable Lab) and Pulp's "After You" 12" (Co-Op 87 at midnight). Did anybody spot the No Alternative reissue? That was the only thing on my list I didn't find.

The busiest store was probably Other Music which still sported a 40-person line to get in when I went by around 2:30 PM. Kim's still had a lot of exclusives left when I swung by around 3 PM, despite being open at 8 AM. Customer Service Award goes to the nice folks at Turntable Lab who actually came out and asked people on line what they were looking for and then pulled it for them!

I also enjoyed hanging out at In Living Stereo, which had free PBR and live performances from Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prince Rupert Drops. They didn't have the most RSD stuff, but they do have one of the better curated used sections I've flipped through in a while. Didn't make it to Generation for their in-store performances, but Andrew did and said it was a good time. (It was, Swearin' (pictured below) played an especially great set including some new stuff that I'm hoping means a new record is coming - Andrew.)

We've got more pictures from Kim's, as well a few from Other Music, plus a few shots courtesy of the BrooklynVegan Instagram, below...

Continue reading "how was #RSD13? (pics from Kim's, Other Music + more)"

by Bill Pearis

line to get in Other Music on Record Store Day 2012
Other Music

As you are probably aware, this Saturday (4/20) is Record Store Day. We've already told you some of our picks from the myriad #RSD13 exclusives, but many of NYC's record stores are having special events that day. While this guide is pretty thorough, it may not be comprehensive. If you know of cool Record Store Day happenings that aren't in this post, let us know in the comments. But here's the stuff we found:

We already told you about Greenwich Village mainstay Generation Records who are having live performances from Forgetters, Doug Gillard, Swearin' and Livids as well as DJ sets from WFMU's Tom Scharpling and Forgetters' Blake Schwarzenbach. Generation will open at 10 AM, with bands starting at 2 PM. Schedule still TBA.

While you're in the area, take a second to walk over to Bleecker Bob's where you won't find any records for sale, but as of Wednesday you could still at least take one more look through the window at the somewhat-still stocked shelves of the closed store.

Over at In Living Stereo on Great Jones, they'll have live performances from Alex Bleeker & the Freaks and Prince Rupert's Drops, plus free PBR from noon. More info here.

Wild Nothing at Other Music, RSD2012 (more)
Wild Nothing

Other Music isn't big enough to have bands play while people shop, so they have bands DJ during RSD, and this year's line-up will have Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Toubin and more on the decks. Other Music opens at 10:30 AM with DJs starting at noon (schedule is below).

Also having DJs spin on #RSD13, as mentioned, is East Village shop Turntable Lab. Their line-up also includes FaltyDL, as well as Nomi Ruiz, Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar and many more. DJs spin from 10 AM - 8 PM.

Kim's Video & Music promises "DJ sets from some of your favorite local artists and DJ's" but they don't name names. They are, however, open at 8 AM.

Another EV store, Good Records, won't have RSD exclusives, but they will have a bunch of rare used vinyl they'll be putting out that day, including albums by Brian Eno, The Fall, Blur, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes and more. They'll also have free food and beverages. More details are here.

still from Cake Shop's RSD video
Cake Shop

Some of you may not remember when Cake Shop back lounge was a record store, but they still carry a few a few new releases and they'll have a selection of RSD exclusives on Saturday. Additionally, they'll have "lots of deals, lots of old stuff we've been holding onto forever etc! Plus: tons of fun, possible balloons and maybe Eddie!" That night Record Store Day moves downstairs with an extremely stacked indie rock/pop line-up, with Literature, Grand Resort, Sparxx, Cascading Slopes, The Hairs, a short solo set from TPOBPAH's Kip Berman and Scott and Charlene's Wedding. Kip and Maria Sherman will also be on DJ duty. Doors for the night show are at 8 PM and is a mere $5 entry. A pretty weird, funny video hyping Cake Shop's RSD fun is below.

Downtown at J&R Music World, Anthrax will be in the house at 12:30 PM signing records and anything else you want their John Hancock on, and they generally have a good selection of #RSD13 exclusives too.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Record Store Day will be the last day ever for Williamsburg's Sound Fix, which is probably enough for them (read a new interview with the owner HERE). Last year they had doughnuts and coffee, if memory serves. They're open at 10 AM and in addition to RSD exclusive, their fire sale (which is happening now) includes "25% off all CDs, 10% off all LPs."

Williamsburg stores in general don't seem to be doing a whole lot of special events on Saturday, though both Academy Records Annex and Earwax will have #RSD13 exclusives, and East Village Radio will be streaming live from Academy Records at 4pm.

Co-Op 87 (via)

For the second year, the tiny but well-stocked Co-Op 87 in Greenpoint will be open for the entirety of Record Store Day, meaning midnight to midnight. No in-store performances or celeb DJs, but they are making a special offer for the truly insane record buyers out there:

"If you are tuff enuff to come to Co-Op 87 Records ONCE an hour, EVERY hour of Record Store Day (24 visits!) and spend $10 on a record (not multiple records) at least ONCE for EACH of those hours, you'll be entitled to an INCREASING percentage off, starting at 4% and increasing BY 4% each time on ANY one record UP to $100! That means he or she who braves this madness could by the final hour, buy ANY $100 or less record for a WHOPPING 96% off!"
Elsewhere in Greenpoint, Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM on Saturday with "free gift bags & goodies while supplies last," as well as "nearly all of this year's exclusive releases." And over at Record Grouch, they'll have a smattering of RSD13 exclusives and some choice used records put out just that day, in addition to their extremely well-curated stock of used vinyl.

DUMBO's Halcyon Records will have "instore DJs" and are open at 10 AM.

As for the general NY area, Vintage Vinyl in Ford, NJ will have a full stock of RSD exclusives but no in-stores announced,

And if you happen to be in Philadelphia on Saturday, Main Street Music will feature a special RSD performances by Billy Bragg, the Joy Formidable, Generationals and more.

And if you're in the Windy City, BV Chicago and Saki Records are throwing a RSD party with live performances from Pink Avalanche, The Beets, Twin Peaks and more.

BV Austin discusses what's going on at Waterloo Records this year.

Again, you can see all stores participating in Record Store Day 2013 here.

Other Music DJ schedule, Cake Shop video, Turntable Lab flyer and other RSD videos are below.

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Chelsea Light Moving at Sled Island in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Chelsea Light Moving

As mentioned a few times, Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving are releasing their self titled debut on March 5 via Mataor (stream it) and supporting it with a tour that hits the NYC area on March 2 at Maxwell's with Talk Normal (tickets) and April 5 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). They've also just added a free in-store at Other Music (3/3), happening the day after the Maxwell's show at 7:30 PM. Show flyer below.

As you may know, Chelsea Light Moving are also planning to detonate some house parties and you can pitch your house to the band in the BrooklynVegan comments.

A list of updated dates and the Other Music show flyer below...

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