Posts Tagged ‘crooked beat’

Vinyl News: Crooked Beat to Move in November, Next D.C. Record Fair Set for Sept. 26

The Adams Morgan record store won't be going far—to 2116 18th St. NW from 2318 18th St. NW, according to owner Bill Daly. Crooked Beat's current landlord raised the store's rent recently, and while Daly says business isn't bad, he decided he couldn't afford the increase. He says he should be signing his new lease tomorrow.
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Crooked Beat Plans Move Following Rent Increase

Yes, that is a giant "For Lease" sign in Crooked Beat's window. But the Adams Morgan record store isn't going out of business, owner Bill Daly assured me this afternoon. Daly's landlord raised his rent, but he's got a new location lined up—"down the street" from the current 18th Street location, he says, and of [...]

New for Record Store Day: I Need That Record! on DVD

Later this week, we'll have your comprehensive guide to what you can buy on Record Store Day and where. As far as I can tell, there isn't a lot of D.C.-related music to buy that day—Exit Clov has an exclusive 7-inch; Crooked Beat will be giving away some local stuff, if you get there early. [...]

Best of D.C. Is Live, but Whose Taste Is Better: Yours or Ours?

Best of D.C.! What more is there to say?
Well, this: Our annual issue highlighting our—and your—picks for the best the District has to offer is online and in print today. Pick up a copy! Or read it here!
There's no shortage of arts-related goodies therein, and even some overlap between the readers poll and our staff [...]

Was The DC Record Fair Too Crowded?

Yesterday's DC Record Fair at the Black Cat turned out to be an overwhelming success, according to one of the event's organizers. "It was pretty crazy," says Neal Becton, Som Records' owner, "like 1500 people turned up. That's one of the reasons we left Comet. We love Comet but it was a little too small. [...]

Crooked Beat’s Top Sellers For May

Crooked Beat sent along a list of the Adams Morgan stores top-ten sellers for May. I pass it along not so much for its tiny news value as merely a reminder. Maybe you're like me and totally slept on the new Camera Obscura album (it's....No. 1 at Crooked Beat). Or maybe you still do not [...]

Breaking: Crooked Beat Gets Huge Shipment of Reggae LPs

Crooked Beat just got in a huge shipment of reggae vinyl. I am told that the shipment includes over 100 LPs and about 80 CDs—a lot of King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, Scientist, Keith Hudson, Dillinger, and quite a few Prince Buster records.
"A lot of stuff that people have been asking for," says Crooked Beat's owner [...]

New Arrivals @ Crooked Beat

Crooked Beat sent along this e-mail with a list of new arrivals at their shop. Includes Link Wray, the Wedding Present, and the new Animal Collective LP.
List after the jump.

Benjy Ferree To Play Crooked Beat

Crooked Beat just announced that Benjy Ferree will be playing an in-store on Valentine's Day at 7 p.m. Doesn't this beat a fancy dinner at fixed-menu prices? Ferree will be playing new stuff from his new album, Come Back to the Five and Dime Bobby Dee Bobby Dee. Crooked Beat promises to have CDs of [...]

Crooked Beat Makes its Bet on Vinyl

There's lots of interesting info in an update posted Friday on Crooked Beat's MySpace page: Vinyl is now the big sales driver for the store, which is now dialing back the new CDs it stocks and getting more selective with its used CD selection as well. Excerpts from the post below. (But go read the [...]

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