I am very interested in people who want to sell their record collections. I am looking for large and small quantities of odd, unusual, and just plain awesome records in good condition.
I have purchased collections in the past that consist of soundtracks, goth and industrial, 80s new wave, spoken word, punk and post-punk, psychedelia, and that strange creature from the 80s and 90s and beyond known as Christian Indie music, CCM, etc.
I also am interested in purchasing “stag” and “adults-only” vinyl records as I’m assembling a large collection of them for an art show I plan on for Fall 2014. This could include anything on Laff Records or any of the other low-to-no-budget record labels pressing those titles and the ones that used to be for sale under the counter at truck stops and other places.
There are also a large number of genres I have no interest in–I am not purchasing Broadway shows, musicals, or the soundtracks to musical films. I’m not interested in Jazz collections, Classic Rock, etc.
But if you have weird records, goth/industrial/electronic music, soundtracks, and all the above mentioned at the top of this article, do get in touch with me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
StudioLab, my art space located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, is host to the first-ever Turntabling vinyl record art show and exhibit, Sexy And Scary Vinyl.
This show features a LOT of vinyl records, album cover art work, exploitation movie trailers, and soundtrack music by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, John Carpenter, Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Mike Patton, Isaac Hayes, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, Piero Umiliani, and SOOOOO many others. Details below, but SAVE THE DATE! It’s Friday June 20th 2014, 6PM til late at 1200 W. 35th on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.
Goldmine magazine has a list of record shows coming up that includes a very busy weekend on June 21 and 22, 2014. Goldmine published their list of 2014 record shows back in February, so it’s really important to check the contact info on these shows before you make a special trip to attend.
This looks like a perfect weekend to plan a vinyl buying roadtrip…it’s just a shame that they aren’t all within driving distance of one another.
Jun 21 NY, New York City. Record & CD Collectors Expo.
Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57 St. SH:10am-4pm. A: $6., under 12 free.
Contact: email@example.com or www.showsandexpos.com.
Jun 21 NC, Winston-Salem Marketplace Mall Record Show.
Marketplace Mall, 2101 Peters Creek Parkway. SH: 10am-5pm. FREE!!
Jun 22 MI, Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Record & CD Show
Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds
Room A, 2900 Lake St. FREE!
Contact: www.rerunrecords.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jun 22 CA, Newark. Newark Record Swap Meet
Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave. SH: 7 am-1 pm. Admission: $3.50 at 8:30 am; $7 from 7 am-8:29 am. Contact Charlene White, PH: 408-263-5127.
This sounds pretty damn cool. The fest costs nothing to vend at except the three dollar admission charge and it’s in a bar, which makes it even more fun-sounding. Pittsburgh Record Fest 11 should be a HELL of a good time and if I could get away to go to this thing I would make the eight hour drive from Chicago to be there…sadly it’s a matter of logistics and I don’t think I can squeeze it in.
But if you are in the area, this looks like a worthy event for any vinyl junkie. It’s this Saturday, May 24 starting at 7PM instead of the early Sunday mornings I am used to, which makes me want to go all the more…