WFMU's annual Record Fair approacheth once again; 200+ dealers and a wide variety of tables to shop at, collectables, cheapo records, an Audio/Visual lounge for films, live music from artists like Prince Rama, The Sediment Club, People Like Us, CSC Funk Band, and Black Hollies throughout the weekend as well. Take a look at our event schedule right here and plan accordingly. Of special mention: a panel being presented on Sunday in the A/V lounge entitled "Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You", which will feature Joe Bussard, Claudio Guerrieri, Glenn Jones, Ragtime Ralph and Charlie Schmidt talking about the late great acoustic guitar legend John Fahey (Dust To Digital has just issued an archival box set of the same name which is out this month, it chronicles his time on Bussard's Fonotone label from 1958 through 1965). The panel takes place at 1:00 PM, followed by a showing of Desperate Man Blues, a documentary about Bussard, with Joe himself doing live commentary. Afterwards at 3, the action moves into the main hall of the Record Fair, where Jones, Ragtime Ralph and Schmidt will do an acoustic homage to Fahey's music.
WFMU's Record Fair is at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. Hours for the weekend are Friday 7-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm. Admission is just $7, but you can obtain 4pm admission on Friday for $25 (which gets you free admission all weekend). The station is also putting on a brand new addition: the upstairs RadioVision Festival, with separate admission, celebrating radio's future as it takes on new forms in the digital age for the medium's fans, tinkerers and future thinkers.