Tuesday, May 25, 2010

LP Lust: DC Record Fair Edition

Lord have mercy, it’s been a long damn time since I’ve done one of these here posts. I’ve been spending not nearly enough money on vinyl, though clearly there’s a reason for my lack of irresponsible record costs. Sunday was clearly a case for making an exception, as it was the second installment of the Record Fair, held at the Black Cat. When last I visited the Record Fair, it was during the Blizzards of 2010, and the snow wasn’t the only issue. It was too dark, too crowded, and thereby too hard to paw through the crates of lovely, wonderful vinyl.

Well, the Record Fair folks definitely used the time between Fairs to make improvements. The lighting was illuminating, the crowd not nearly as heaving as the last Fair (though this could be do in part to getting their halfway through the event). And most importantly, there were mimosas to be had. What’s better than geeking out over vinyl with a pint glass of mimosa in your hand? Just about nothing. Also on offer? Blueberry pancakes down in the café. My purchases are all from Som Records (just a few doors down, and though tiny boasts a hugely awesome selection), though there sure was a lot of tempting treats to be had at the Record Fair. I’m already impatient for the next one.

*The Hullaballoos – The Hullabaloos
*Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – The Best of Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
*The Allman Brothers Band – Brothers and Sisters
*Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut
*The Strange Boys – Be Brave
*Various – That’s Truckdrivin’
*Cat Mothers and the All-Night Newsboys
Albion Doo-Wah

mp3: Magnetic Warrior (Archie Bronson Outfit from Coconut)

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