Posts Tagged ‘crooked beat’

How to Celebrate Record Store Day in Greater D.C.

Line up early.

DCRA Finalizes Rules Exempting Used and Vintage Stores From Secondhand Business License

Good news for the Adams Morgan and 14th Street NW businesses that got a rude visit earlier this year from District regulators—as well as every store in D.C. that sells used or vintage media, furniture, clothing, and other goods: The District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has published its final new regulations simplifying the [...]

New Rules Coming Soon for Used Record and Book Stores (But Not Every Shop’s Happy)

The District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs will propose several changes to the licensing rules that govern shops selling used goods—which might be welcome news for some of the businesses that DCRA and the Metropolitan Police Department cracked down on in April. Eric Rogers, the agency's acting business licensing administrator, announced the changes today [...]

What D.C. Shops are Doing for Record Store Day

You should visit some local music shops this Saturday, the sixth annual Record Store Day. Then again, you probably should visit a record store every weekend.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves: Record Store Day began in 2007 as a celebration of brick-and-mortar shops hoping to inspire physical trips with exclusive limited releases. This year, there'll [...]

DCRA Lightens Up on Record, Used Book, and Vintage Shops

The local stores that were busted last week for having the wrong class of business license got some decent-to-good news today: While record stores with some used inventory, used book stores, and vintage and antique shops do have to obtain a secondhand business license—as opposed to the less restrictive general business license—they'll have more than [...]

Why Is the District Busting Record Stores and Vintage Shops?

Should stores that sell records, vintage clothes, and used books be regulated in a manner similar to pawn shops? The District code seems to say so—which is what some small-shop owners found out, rather unpleasantly, earlier this week.
On Wednesday, an inspector from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and a detective from the Metropolitan [...]

Arts Roundup: It’s Not the D.C. CD Fair Edition

DC9 Case Closed: No charges will be filed against the men once accused of murdering Ali Ahmed Mohammed outside rock club DC9; the U.S. Attorney's office has announced it has closed the case. But it looks like Mohammed's family will still bring a civil suit against DC9 and/or the five employees arrested immediately after the [...]

Crooked Beat Records Is Done Selling CDs

Adams Morgan record shop Crooked Beat is just about done with compact discs. Last weekend, the store announced it will no longer sell CDs—except for local albums and low-price new releases—either online or in its 18th Street NW storefront.
"We only have about 300 CDs left, anyway," says Bill Daly, the store's owner. "We're trying to make [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 36

The 36th chamber is hardly a place of contemplation, but we'll definitely kick a statistic at you: The Twitter List will hit 90 this week. It's simple: If we republish your tweet in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you go on the list. PERMANENTLY. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the list is 99.9 percent rappers.

"you’d want [...]

In Which Record Store Day 2011 Will Be Pretty Low-Key

It'd be too easy to copy and paste our coverage from last year of what local record labels said they'd be doing in celebration of the yearly Record Store Day, which falls this year on this coming Saturday, April 16.
In that post, we reported that while some D.C. record labels appreciate Record Store Day, they didn't [...]