Offbeat reports that Floyd's Record Shop (Louisiana's oldest record store) is closing its doors.
We thought we'd squeeze in one more opportunity to seize some presents for your loved ones, including yourself. So Emerson & Son are playing host to the first HOLIDAY DIGGIN' PARTY. A miniature Record Raid in time for the holidays. WHERE: Emerson & Son @ 8725 Oak St. NOLA WHEN: 11AM-5PM December 15th 2012 HOW MUCH: FREE ENTRY! Full details still coming together, but we know this much: A bunch of your favorite music vendors from around New Orleans sellin' music. Free entry Uptown Food, Drink Merriment To be announced/decided: DJs? Bands? an actual flyer
The November Record Raid went off without a hitch! Weather was perfect, attendance was great (especially considering all the other events happening around town), and the vendors brought out some choice material. Thanks to everybody that came out, bought some music and made some friends!
As always we're curious what you found in the crates. Feel free to post some comments or pictures of a any choice finds
Record Store Day has expanded onto the awful worldwide phenomenon of Black Friday. That means special one-day-only releases at record stores nationwide. While personally, I'm not a huge fan of the event (I much prefer my music used, affordable, and not bought explicitly for later ebay selling), it is a big day for the local stores.
Most record stores don't know what they're getting from Record Store Day, nor how much (and often they end up just crossing their fingers that they'll get them on time).
We're back! Back to the Tulane Zimple Quad (approximately 1150 Broadway st., New Orleans Louisiana) under the big pretty trees November 17th, 10AM-5PM Free Entry! Open to the Public! Here's a facebook event!
Together we shall be great! Often being a record collector can be a lonely thing, waking up at awful hours of the morning, spending hours organizing your collection... it doesn't have to be! We've created the Raiders mailing list for Louisiana record collectors to trade with each other, tip each other off to great sightings, hear about upcoming sales, organize carpools to record shows, or just meet some new pals!
Show's happening tomorrow. Plenty of people, plenty of records, food, drinks, fun. Might be a little gloomy weather-wise, but hopefully nothing like the floods today. Even if so, Siberia and Hi-Ho were not flooded.
For those of you not familiar, here's are the spots!
Louisiana summers get HOT but that won't stop us from wheelin and deeling our wax! It's time for another Record Raid! Back on St. Claude Avenue
A proper show deserves a proper website. There's still some building out to do but this is the new home, no updates at the old recordraid.wordpress.com
This may not be all too much to be excited over... but we do have much more exciting news coming down the tubes!