Growing up in Brooklyn, the concept of a stoop sale felt as obvious an occasion as a block party, a BBQ in the park or a kickback in someone’s apartment. The motive is simple: you have stuff you don’t want anymore, but you’d rather make a day of it chillin’ outside than aggressively hawking it at pawn shops, thrift stores and online. Stoop sales are typically something held by your neighbors, advertised with sidewalk chalk, and offering a variety of worn-down old shirts and dresses, jewelry and knickknacks for anywhere from a buck to maybe $10.
Tomorrow, musician-owned and run indie soul label Daptone Records will be hosting a Super Soul Stoop Sale which really is “super” in every sense – a formal Facebook event, genuine deals and savings on Daptone merch AND they’re accepting credit cards. There’ll also be free beer.
The sale comes less than a year after the death of the label’s Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Jones died last November at 60 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The sale, to take place at Daptone’s Bushwick headquarters on 115 Troutman Street, will go from 4pm to 8pm. The weather tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful if hot, with lots of sun and a high of 89.
— Daptone Records (@DaptoneRecords) June 28, 2017
The sale will offer all Daptone LPs for $10, all Daptone 45s at five for $20 (with the exception of colored vinyl versions), t-shirts, mugs, slipmats, DVDs and giveaways. There’ll also be Sharon Jones Record Store Day “Heaven Bound” 45s and a few other limited offers. For those of you who can’t make it out to Bushwick tomorrow, Daptone is offering the $10 LP sale 4pm to 8pm on their website.
The free beer is courtesy of Braven Brewing Company, a four-year-old Bushwick based craft company.
[H/t: Bushwick Daily]