Fear not, the DC Record Fair is alive and well in 2010. The good folks at the three ultra-cultured purveyors of deep cuts past and present responsible for the Fair — 14th St.’s Som Records, along with blogs Vinyl District and DC Soul Recordings — have teamed with The Black Cat for a very special Feb. 14th edition of this audiophile jackpot.
For the low, low price of $2, patrons can can rifle through bins of vinyl lugged up three flights of stairs to the Cat’s main stage by dealers from up and down the East Coast. And, as if the chance that to score that original pressing of your long sought after conquest (like the one that I found at last year’s fair at Comet Ping Pong) wasn’t enough, Eric Hilton (of Thievery Corporation — and playing a lot this month), Kid Congo Powers (ex-Cramps, Gun Club) and Bluebrain (whose first full-length drops in February as well) will be taking turns behind the decks during the Fair’s
2 pm NOON to 6 pm run.
This is not the Black Cat’s first foray into retail…just last month they hosted their pre-Christmas Rock N Shop sale that fared pretty well. Check out the club’s schedule for more details as they develop (– or Vinyl District themselves, who look like they just beat us to press by a handful of minutes, dammit.)