Our Record Store Day 2103 took place in Brooklyn, New York, specifically the Williamsburg and Green Point neighborhoods.
Our First Stop: Rough Trade NYC – Williamsburg, 64 N 9th Street
We ventured inside the music outpost I had anticipated shopping in for a week now. It is a work in progress as construction crews were hard at work as we walked about. Rough Trade NYC had a well stocked Record Store Day section as I had expected. I quickly found the vinyl LPs and EPs I sought from the Record Store Day checklist. Granted they were a little more expensive than other record stores in the area, but they are facing significant start-up costs and I didn’t mind paying extra to support their brand.
The Rough Trade NYC store register system is dependent upon an Internet connection. We were informed the Internet was unavailable? The only option for payment this morning proved to be good old hard cash.
The Second Stop: Permanent Records, 181 Franklin Street, Green Point
We walked about Green Point in among the Row Houses. The Permanent Records shop was quaint and homey. The staff played an Arista sampler that featured Ian Drury, Elvis Costello and Patti Smith. I purchased a couple of EPs. My son picked up the two Fall Out Boy Record Store Day items.
The Loot 😉
Gene Clark Here Tonight: The White Light Demos Omnivore Recordings LP
Harry Nilsson Rarities Collection Columbia Records LP
The Rolling Stones Got LIVE If You Want It ABKCO Records 7″ 45
Van Dyke Parks Come To The Sunshine / Farther Along 7″ 45
Various Artists Zabriskie Point Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Water Tower Music 2 LP
- Rough Trade NYC Coming to Brooklyn! (musicofourheart.me)
- Rolling Stones collectors EP slated for release on Black Friday (examiner.com)