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edited September 2011 in Strut Central
so i made it to the usa for the first time, visting new york for 12 days. i'm staying with friends in brooklyn and i've already put the search option to use, hit brooklyn flea market last saturday and will visit good records tomorrow. i would be grateful for more current tips if there are any. good concerts this week (hip hop, soul, funk, whatever), any flea markets other then the brooklyn flea market (and no, i'm not looking to buy the entire blue note catalogue for a 1$ a piece:)) but would love to see a flea market that is less dealer dominated?

btw: did anyone ever check out that 100.000 records collection i saw a photocopied leafletter near rockaway beach for yesterday?

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  • subsub 311 Posts
    also are there any record stores i have to check out other then good records and academy? thanks!!

  • academy
    big city
    gimme gimme
    tropicana in furs
    a-1 records
    good
    Rockit Scientist
    are all within walking distance from each other. some are on the same street.

  • PATXPATX 2,820 Posts
    cuthbert151 said:

    tropicana in furs
    somebody make this a gif!

    Otherwise, good suggestions. Although I have never been to Gimme Gimme or Rockit Scientist in my life. Am I missing anything?

  • check the bins at A-1.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    isnt all this in cityguides?

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts
    Good Records, Big City, and Academy are all very easy walks from one another. You should go to all three in one go.

  • SportCasual said:
    cuthbert151 said:

    tropicana in furs
    somebody make this a gif!

    Otherwise, good suggestions. Although I have never been to Gimme Gimme or Rockit Scientist in my life. Am I missing anything?

    what's a gif?

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,900 Posts
    I just got back from NYC. Great time hangin' out.

    Some good food at Tacombi and I'm still full from Fette Sau with the dudes Serious & Marco Polo.

    Enjoy the trip.

  • subsub 311 Posts
    cuthbert151 said:
    academy
    big city
    gimme gimme
    tropicana in furs
    a-1 records
    good
    Rockit Scientist
    are all within walking distance from each other. some are on the same street.

    thanks a lot! now i'm just waiting for the rain to stop -lol-...

  • Go to The Colony in Manhattan ... ask for Michael. He's been buying records since the 50's .//
    He will let you in the basement. He has a locked room down there ...
    thousands of records ... strong african section, strong latin section.
    some wierdo 50's space shit. tons of psych, funk, rock and soul...
    I pulled some crazy korean psych and turkish stuff out of there ...

    I saw a copy of liza liza down there, should still be there.
    and tons of other stuff too.
    Elias Rahbani
    Liza Liza ( EMI , Greece , 1978 )

    if your into that ... his prices are reasonable. Haggle ...
    good guy.

    tell him that kid from Chicago sent you.

  • also, if you walk down 7th & 8th between 30th and 20th there are guys on the sidewalk selling vinyl..
    I picked up vg ++ copies of jeremy steig - legwork for $4 and cal tjader prophet for $6
    and this was about 3 weeks ago.

    who knows what I missed?

  • subsub 311 Posts
    i just got home and new york was incredible. i checked out all the stores recommended and got to say that i enjoyed coming to record stores that felt "alive". in germany visiting a record store is a depressing thing most of the time. below some of the 70+ records i bought.

    othen then the stores recommended i bought some nice things at the brookly flea market in ford green and carrying home the records i bought there also made me meet the old lady that let me buy from her collection where most of the records below come from.




    thanks again for all of your recommondations!

  • indyindy 58 Posts
    Hey peeps,

    Im in the city right now.

    Def gonna do some rec shopping.

    Any info on art i should see? Concerts worth checking out?
    What else?

    Gimme a call if u want to hangout/ dig

    917 5628531


    Im situated in bushwick, bk

    But will be in mnhttn today and tommorrow

    Holleur!

    Ps. Where should i check for sneakers, been to fulton mall which was ok. Where else?

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    indy said:
    Hey peeps,

    Im in the city right now.

    Def gonna do some rec shopping.

    Any info on art i should see? Concerts worth checking out?
    What else?

    Gimme a call if u want to hangout/ dig

    917 5628531


    Im situated in bushwick, bk

    But will be in mnhttn today and tommorrow

    Holleur!

    Ps. Where should i check for sneakers, been to fulton mall which was ok. Where else?

    I'll be opening up for this thursday night:


    definitely rsvp here: waxpoetics@lprnyc.com

  • The Otis Funkmeyer Band at The Village Lantern this Friday:

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164524433631862


    Friday at 11:00pm - Saturday at 2:00am
    The Village Lantern
    167 Bleeker Street
    New York, NY
    $10
    The Otis Funkmeyer Band brings its vintage soulful sounds to The Village Lantern in Greenwich Village on Friday September 30. We'll be playing deep funk covers of Deloris Ealy, Yvonne Fair, Tami Lynn, Sylvanus and more as well as our original compositions. Help us bid farewell to 7-year member, keybordarist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Stolberg before he embarks on a new chapter of his life in Puerto Rico!

    For a taste of the funky goodness we have in store, listen to an audio trailer, made from rehearsal recordings, at the link below:
    http://soundcloud.com/otis-funkmeyer/the-otis-funkmeyer-band

    The Otis Funkmeyer Band is:
    Alicia Patterson - Vocals
    Steve Hoffman - Guitar
    Marc LaGana - Bass
    Tony Morrone - Percussion
    Juan Carlos Stolberg - Keys
    Peter Cunningham - Drums
    Zac Vacanti - Sax
    Stephen Wingard - Sax

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Otis-Funkmeyer-Band/263792642388
    http://www.myspace.com/otisfunkmeyer
    http://www.allcityrecordings.com/
    Follow @otis_funkmeyer on Twitter

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Possum Tom said:

    I'll be opening up for this thursday night:

    Is she singing over Primo production or its gonna be her doin her thang and Primo at the bar?

  • DelayDelay 4,530 Posts
    kendra with a band followed by premier djing and sonning.

  • If you're around NYC October 28 - 30, don't forget the WFMU Record Fair. If you're not around there, GET THERE. Good scores all over the place. If you've been there you know I'm serious.
    www.wfmu.org
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