new DJ store alert: sector

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a recently opened record shop on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn in the Gowanus area called sector.  What caught my attention first were the toy figurines in the window display.  Inside, there were bins for house, techno, new disco, and hip hop records on the wall.  I wanted to stay longer, but since I had to run, I took a few snapshots to share:


Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins at McNally Jackson, NYC

If you haven't been keeping up with Henry Rollins recently, he's been traveling around the world documenting the people he meets with a backpack full of camera equipment.  He recently spoke about his trips and how he got started with photography and his music career, with Thurston Moore acting as host.  This was recorded at McNally Jackson Bookshop in lower Manhattan:

Superstar DJ Record Fair coming in October

Record fans rejoice! Brooklyn Flea's 4th annual Superstar DJ Record Fair is slated for Sat., Oct. 8, at the Smorgasburg food market on the W'burg waterfront. It will feature about 20 vintage record dealers, plus 20 vendors as part of the US debut of the Independent Label Market, a very cool London event that's expanding to Berlin in September, then making its US debut at our record fair in October. ILM features top labels from the world's best music cities, with the heads of those labels manning the booths, and there are some excellent/top labels already onboard for the Flea event.  

Also tentatively planned are: a kids' disco component for the event; as well as album-cover face painting! And with all the food from Smorgasburg available, it's worth a visit for music fans and non-music fans alike.

If you would like to participate in this event as a dealer, send me an email and I'll forward it to the organizer. Table rates are reasonable, and the crowds should be insane.

New Fleet Foxes arriving May 3rd, playing in NYC

Fleet Foxes will be releasing a brand new album on May 3rd, 2011 called Helplessness Blues.

They'll also be playing in NYC at United Palace on May 18. Tickets go on sale Friday February 4th, and I expect it to sell out  show sold out in the first hour.

The title track from the album is available as a sneak-peek preview on their website: Get it here.