Public Records is a new Brooklyn bar, performance space and listening room that is opening at 233 Butler St in Gowanus. (It used to be the HQ of the ASPCA.) Via FACT, the new venue will feature three rooms: a "a hi-fi record bar showcasing rare record collectors," a performance space they're calling the Sound Room that will book vinyl-centric DJs and live acts, plus a vegan café and magazine shop. FACT also reports the bar and Sound Room will feature "custom sound systems designed in collaboration between Devon Turnbull of OJAS and Jason Ojeda, formerly of VOID, as well as custom built rotary mixers by Isonoe. Music programming will be headed up by Francis Harris, founder of record labels Scissor & Thread and Kingdoms."

The venue will launch with two nights featuring sets by Optimo on March 21 & 22 and they say that their initial schedule includes Jan Jelinek, Octo Octa, Call Super, Thomas Bullock, CAN's Damo Suzuki, Laraaji and Hieroglyphic Being. Stay tuned for ticket info, dates and details.

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