Posts Tagged ‘Som Records’

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

Line up early.

Record Store Day: Which D.C. Area Stores Are Selling What?

As usual, several record stores in D.C. plan to participate in Record Store Day this Saturday, and we've got the goods on what local shops have planned for this year's spring edition. (For your reference, here's the official list of every April 2013 Record Store Day release.)
Update, 8 p.m.: We finally have info on what Crooked Beat [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

New Arrivals @ Som Records

Som Records is worth the hunt for parking along 14th Street NW. Just got the store's latest e-mail of new arrivals and it's fairly packed. The store has got solid new releases from Real Estate, Broadcast, Cold Cave, Girls, Kings of Convenience, Circuit Rider (reissue),  Jay Farrar, Odissee, Chain and the Gang, The Clientele, Felix, [...]

Record Fair @ Comet Ping Pong This Sunday!

Nerds rejoice. (Let's hope the vinyl skews a little rarer than '80s Kinks and Wes Montgomery LPs!) I'm sure the record fair is going to be well stocked. After all, the fair is being sponsored and promoted by some fine and discerning local tastemakers—Som Records, the Vinyl District, and DC Soul Recordings.
And amazingly, Mingering Mike [...]

New Arrivals @ Som Records

Som Records has got in some good LPs this week. Neal writes in an e-mail: "Besides loads of fresh used LP's brought back from Florida and North Carolina (including Badger, Captain Beefheart, "Star Wars Dub", Dead Kennedys, Francoise Hardy and more) and a whole bunch of soul 7"s here are some of the new vinyl [...]

Weekend Music Round-Up


Justin Jones & the Driving Rain, The Jackfields, Mother. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10. All ages.
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Sister Suvi, David Schultz & the Skyline. Black Cat. $13. All ages.
Lily Allen, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. 9:30 club. SOLD OUT! All ages.
Andy Zipf, Damion Suomi, Tiny Animals, The Empties. The Red & [...]