EVENT: WFMU RECORD FAIR
Voyage of disc-overy
The musical archaeologist in you is likely to dig up something rare and exciting at the WFMU record fair if you get to it before the station's own eclectic deejays and assorted musical celebrities.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
Enough with downloading of music files from the
internet true music fans know the only real way to
collect music is to own actual records and CDs.
There's no better place to stock up on great music
than the WFMU CD and Record Fair, which happens twice a
year at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
record fair is a fund-raiser for the listener-supported free-form radio station WFMU (91.1 FM) and
all door proceeds go to benefit the station. This time
around, the fair will be happening Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, November 7,8, and 9th.
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A plethora of
dealers from around the world will be purveying sonic
wares of just about every musical stripe: rock, blues,
country, R&B, world music, psychedelia and more. There
will be WFMU T-shirts and various doo-dads on sale as
well as a WFMU LP table where vinyl treasures can be
found. (This writer found a long-out-of-print Lloyd
Cole and the Commotions LP she had been searching for
for ages.) You may very well spot a famous person or
two poking through the records. Past music fairs have
seen guitar luminary Tom Verlaine, B-52 Fred Schneider
and Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz shopping for sounds.
Not only is the WFMU record fair a great place to
shop for music, there's also plenty of entertainment.
Musically there will be performances on Saturday
afternoon from the Super Karaoke Fun Time Band (you
will be able to get up and wow the crowd with a song)
legendary French electro punks Metal Urbain will play
and there will be visualizations by Mumbleboy. On
Sunday, Flaming Fire will give forth truly unique
biblical stylings and there will be a performance by
mash-up king Evolution Control Committee.
In the film
room you can catch "Dead Air," the very funny movie
made by the wacky guys who bring you the infamous WFMU
program "Seven Second Delay." WFMU DJ Dave the Spazz
will be showing Spazz TV, his groovy collection of
vintage musical TV clips and assorted chimp antics.
Fabio, the esoteric avant WFMU DJ, will also show
Krautrock films. Refreshments will be available in the
form of yummy Two Boots pizza, beer and soft drinks.
If you want to get first crack at the aural goodies,
early admission begins on Friday at 4 p.m. for $20, which
gets you re-admission to the fair all weekend.
Otherwise, admission is $5 Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. See you there!
|NOVEMBER 6, 2003|
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