Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Record Fair’

ToDo ToDay: Oliver Laric, Outputmessage, and Richard Pinhas

In his Versions video series, Austrian video artist Oliver Laric seeks the origins of the remix. He interrogates everything from Disney animation stills to comic book iconography, placing corresponding images side by side while a narrator, speaking in a tone inspired by text-to-voice software, speaks lines mined from Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jorge Luis [...]

Vinyl Trap: A D.C. Record Fair Survival Guide

Record fans nationwide nerd out over rare releases twice a year on Record Store Day. But local vinyl collectors get an additional opportunity to swap sleeves when the D.C. Record Fair rolls around. This Sunday, the shopping celebration moves south to Arlington’s Artisphere in conjunction with the venue’s “Fermata” sound art exhibition. Local musician and [...]

D.C. Record Fair Is Back on Feb. 12

The D.C. Record Fair, one of this blog's favorite semi-regular cultural events, is back in D.C. after a stop in Rosslyn in October. The next fair takes place Feb. 12 at Riot Act Comedy Theater in Chinatown. Entrance fee is $5 if you show up during the first hour (before things get picked over!), and [...]

D.C. Record Fair Returns on Oct. 23

Good news, vinyl geeks: The D.C. Record Fair is back later this month, and it's returning to Artisphere. On Sunday, Oct. 23, more than 30 vendors plus a battery of guest DJs will be on hand at the Rosslyn arts center.
Despite the fact that the Potomac River is a massive psychic barrier to attendance, Artisphere [...]

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 [...]

D.C. Record Fair Moves to Artisphere

The D.C. Record Fair has become a vinyl-nerd fixture over the last couple of years, and for its next iteration on Feb. 13, it's setting up shop in Rosslyn's Artisphere.
The multi-use arts center is something of a departure for the fair, which has previously taken place at Comet Ping Pong, the Black Cat, and U [...]

The Record Fair: It’s Back, New And Improved

The Record Fair is back this Sunday at the Black Cat. The Fair has become a very big deal, and very big business for vinyl geeks. In February, it drew roughly 1,500 people and some criticism about lighting, and space. Apparently those issues have been addressed, according to event organizer/blogger The Vinyl District. They write:
"While [...]

Arts Roundup: Weird Olympic Torches Edition

Hello! I'm glad I have DVR! Because it took me three days to soldier through the Olympics' opening ceremony. It was OK; glad Donald Sutherland was on board! Sadly absent: My favorite Vancouverite, Dan Bejar. For kicks, here's what the Destroyer singer had to say about the Vancouver games in 2008:
Well, it tends to change [...]

Volunteers Needed To Shovel Out The Black Cat

Som Records' Neal Becton is calling for volunteers to help shovel out the huge snow wall left on 14th Street in front of the Black Cat. What's the big deal?
Tomorrow is the D.C. Record Fair at the Black Cat. It starts at noon and features 30 record dealers and a full lineup of DJs (Ian [...]

Arts Roundup: I Am Already Too Multiplatform for Google Buzz Edition

Good morning! Yesterday, I blogged in pajamas. Today, sadly, I must wear pants.
Google Buzz! It debuted yesterday! Like Beaujon, I don't quite understand it! And while it's cool that Google's new horse in the microblogging race means I have a couple dozen more followers in Google Reader, I did not appreciate having to confirm them, like, [...]