Posts Tagged ‘Red Onion Records and Books’

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

Line up early.

Vinyl Destination: Bob Brown Left the Folk Scene Decades Ago, But His Old Records Might Beckon Him Back

On a Saturday afternoon in February, a middle-aged man walked into Adams Morgan’s Red Onion Records with his three kids. He asked owner Joshua Harkavy if the shop carried any albums by Bob Brown, a D.C. folk musician from the 1970s. Harkavy happened to have one in stock. He grabbed a mint-condition copy of Brown’s [...]

Look: Red Onion Gets a Swanky New Sign

Now that Adams Morgan's Red Onion Records has dropped the "Books" part of its name—along with most of its literary stock—owner Josh Harkavy has installed a new sign.
Designed by Landover's Jack Stone Signs, the new look is pretty swank, and definitely an improvement on the old one. Harkavy says Adams Morgan Main Street picked up [...]

Red Onion Records & Books: Not Closing!

Josh Harkavy has had a change of heart.
In June, the owner of Red Onion Records & Books told Washington City Paper he was sick of running his basement store on 18th Street NW. Now, it seems, he's changed his mind. Harkavy posts on Facebook:
Hello everybody, remember that Facebook post/Citypaper [sic] article from a couple of [...]

Red Onion Records & Books Closing in September

Red Onion Records & Books, one of four used-record shops in Adams Morgan, is due to close Sept. 30. The subterranean shop, which Washington City Paper lauded in two consecutive Best Of D.C. issues, has attracted a loyal customer base since it opened in late 2006. But owner Josh Harkavy is ready to try his hand [...]

Red Onion Owner Josh Harkavy Spins Tonight at The Black Cat

Josh Harkavy, owner of Red Onion Records and Books, is making a rare appearance behind the turntables at the Black Cat tonight at 10. Harkavy will be spinning his favorite classic-and-current garage and soul music. "Heavier on the garage I'd say," Harkavy explains. "Some hits and some things people have never heard before. That sounds [...]

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. [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Best happy hour in recent memory: Spending the first few minutes of my Friday night purchasing records at Red Onion. What did I buy? The Flaming Lips' Embryonic LP (colored vinyl) and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks' debut LP on the local Underwater Peoples label [you can listen to an officially leaked Bleeker track here]. [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Red Onion Records and Books has scores of new records that are worth checking out.  Among the best of the bunch: Real Estate's debut LP, the Fred McDowell reissue on Mississippi, and some new Slumberland releases. Don't forget to check out the new Best Coast single, Fuck Buttons latest LP, and the amazing Forge Your [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

There are some killer new arrivals over at Red Onion Records and Books. First off, there's the reissue on vinyl (!) of the Raincoats' classic debut album. The store has also got in new pressings from Folkways, the new Atlas Sound LP (pictured) as well as Cedric Brooks, Albert Ayler, Arthur Russell, Sun Ra, Wilco, [...]