New Orleans Black Friday/Record Store Day Stuff 2012

Record Store Day has expanded onto the awful worldwide phenomenon of Black Friday. That means special one-day-only releases at record stores nationwide. While personally, I'm not a huge fan of the event (I much prefer my music used, affordable, and not bought explicitly for later ebay selling), it is a big day for the local stores.

Most record stores don't know what they're getting from Record Store Day, nor how much (and often they end up just crossing their fingers that they'll get them on time).

Introducing the Raiders mailing list

Together we shall be great! Often being a record collector can be a lonely thing, waking up at awful hours of the morning, spending hours organizing your collection... it doesn't have to be! We've created the Raiders mailing list for Louisiana record collectors to trade with each other, tip each other off to great sightings, hear about upcoming sales, organize carpools to record shows, or just meet some new pals!

Join up here

Tomorrow!

Show's happening tomorrow. Plenty of people, plenty of records, food, drinks, fun. Might be a little gloomy weather-wise, but hopefully nothing like the floods today. Even if so, Siberia and Hi-Ho were not flooded.

For those of you not familiar, here's are the spots!

New website!

A proper show deserves a proper website. There's still some building out to do but this is the new home, no updates at the old recordraid.wordpress.com

This may not be all too much to be excited over... but we do have much more exciting news coming down the tubes!

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Ponderosa Stomp Record Show: September 16 and 17th!

While the Ponderosa Stomp is a record collectors' type of concert series, this blog is concerned with Record Fairs in New Orleans. That means the 3rd Annual Ponderosa Stomp Record Fair!

These are slightly different than the Record Raids (and have been around just a little longer!). Vinyl only! $5 admission! But due to the national draw of the event, there are vendors you won't find at the Record Raid and merchandise aimed at higher-ticket customers. Particularly aimed at rhythm and blues, funk, rock & roll, garage, and psych nuts.