If you’re a vinyl lover, you’ve probably spent this long, dark winter shacked up in the catacomb-like basement of The Thing. But cue “Let The Sun Shine In.” You’ll soon be able to sort through bins while sporting Ray Bans, just like the gods of cool intended.
April 6, the Vinyl Revolution Record Show comes to the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, giving you a happy excuse to train it over to Queens and pound pints in the beer garden that was kicking ass before Radegast was in diapers. The flyer, which insists that Astoria is “minutes from NYC” (um), promises 50 dealer tables, which you can access an hour early by paying $10. Otherwise admission is free from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
And on May 10, food, beer, and vinyl will once again converge at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, which this year is part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. The vendors are a dream mix of downtown record stores (Other Music, Kim’s Video & Music, Cakeshop, etc.), Brooklyn labels (Captured Tracks, Mexican Summer, etc.) and so on. Check out the full lineup here.