Start skipping those extravagant lunches and cut back on the sauce for the next two weeks because The WFMU Record and CD Fair is on the approach! On November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, swing by the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th St for the sonic sojourn of the ages!
Three days, hundreds of dealers, and a lifetime of memories! The WFMU Record and CD Fair is the first and last stop on your endless voyage of tracking down the most obscure and wonderful music in the world, the likes of which you can only hear on WFMU (and by default, find out the details of by perusing this blog.) We're fully stocked with strange sounds from the extreme backwaters of the sonic spectrum, and it's pretty much the only place in NYC where Pop, Experimental, Electronic, Psychedelic, Hip Hop, Noise, Jazz, Avant Garde, Soul, Garage, Spoken Word, Comedy, Marching Bands, Blues, Gospel, 45s, Punk, Hardcore, Glitch, and all related subgenres make such exemplary showings. Best of all, it's a benefit to help keep WFMU running for another year, and you're all invited to be a part of the magic! (Have a gander at pix from previous Fairs here and here, if you require further convincing...)
We're tempting you with a dangerously loaded arsenal of on-site entertainment this year, inlcuding live sets from Dave Soldier's Kropotkins, and Advanced D&D's Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer.) And in the A/V Lounge, it's a veritable feast for the eyes with screenings of "We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen", "The Devil and Daniel Johnston", plus Thai Elephant Orchestra movies, rarely seen vids from underground gurus like The Fall and the Velvet Underground, plus preemo selections from the Bedazzled Video Blog vault! (Full entertainment schedule available here.) You also won't want to miss DJ Trouble's LP Cover Art Modification Station, the amazing Homespun Merry Go Round, Mac's one-of-a-kind Traveling Flexi-Disc Museum, and the face-stuffing potential of Two Boots Pizza. It's a great chance to come out and have a beer with your fellow FMU listeners and feel the unique brand of love that supporting this crackpot institution affords. You'll find all the details on our just-updated Record Fair Webspace, or you can email me with any questions you might have. If you'd like to volunteer some time at the Fair (thusly earning yourself a weekend pass to shop as you please), contact Volunteer Director Scott Williams at 201.521.1416 x228 or send him an email. See you there!