Rough Trade NYC hosting a Sonos listening room that you can rent on Airbnb
Rough Trade NYC has done a lot of interesting things since opening in 2013. In addition to selling records, it's hosted a lot of cool in-stores (it's always got the best Record Store Day in-store), it's turned into a '70s Sam Goody for HBO's now-cancelled VINYL, it's dressed up as Empire Records, and more. And now, in collaboration with Sonos, it will be an Airbnb.
On Friday and Saturday nights this October and November, a new Sonos listening room at Rough Trade will be available to rent to contest winners. Here are the details, via the Airbnb listing:
Sonos has partnered with Rough Trade, the legendary record store originally founded in London, to re-create the ultimate home audio listening experience inside the store’s popular Brooklyn location. Retreat to your own private HiFi haven upstairs in the Sonos Listening Room: a vintage-inspired lounge stocked with your favorite vinyl, a Sonos home sound system, and mid-century modern furnishings.
An ode to the old-school record store culture, the Listening Room is equipped with two Sonos PLAY:5s, two Sonos PLAY:1s, a Sonos Connect, and a Pro-ject record player to give you and your friends a high quality listening experience. The Sonos Listening Room also nods to the local music scene, showcasing an exclusive collection of out-of-print New York music zines and a custom illustration by New York cartoonist Mark Stamaty, which is also featured in one of the Listening Rooms at the Sonos Store in Soho.
Whether you want to party all night or keep it low key, we’ll set you up with the perfect playlist of your favorite artists to soundtrack the evening. Can’t decide? Tell us some of the bands you love and we’ll have a selection of staff picks ready for you when you arrive. Whether you want to host your very own late night vinyl listening party, find a brief escape from your chaotic workweek, or host a night-in with your closest friends – you’re in control.
The room will come stocked with a mini-fridge full of your favorite snacks and drinks from some of Sonos’ favorite Brooklyn eateries...because the munchies are unavoidable when you stay up all night listening to your favorite records.
And when the sun comes up, you’ll have the entire Rough Trade record store to yourself for your own private shopping experience, browsing the vast collection of records and a Sonos sound system of your own to take home.
The prize is for two people, and winners also receive "a VIP concert experience, all meals during the duration of their overnight, a private shopping experience in Rough Trade NYC, Sonos product, a $500 stipend for incidentals." If you're from outside of New York, the prize also includes "round trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest between a major airport nearest the winner’s residence in U.S. and New York City."
You can enter the contest from now until Monday, September 26 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter, and get more details, HERE.