03/23/16 3:41pm
Black Gold will pull out more than 10,000 records on Saturday. Via Twitter.

Black Gold will pull out more than 10,000 records on Saturday. Via Twitter.

I will confess that I am responsible for the decline of music stores. Splurging on a $20 Pixies CD was something I once considered a failsafe mood booster when I was feeling down and out in College Park. But that practice became damagingly expensive and less practical as time went on and the idea of owning “stuff” seemed quaint and wasteful. That means I lost the joy of going browsing, and music shops suffered and closed, and I can’t say I feel that bad about it. But we lost the joy of going and searching for physical music, which is indeed a real calming boost of brain chemicals. So this is why we buy vinyl now, for the joy of thumbing through and collecting, the idea that maybe listening to a whole album and not just a Spotify Discover playlist has some value, whether it’s artistic value or the zen of just letting it play.

One of your best chances of the year to do some of the record browsing is coming up this weekend: the semi-annual Gold Dig record sale is taking place Saturday in Gowanus, and it’s got more than 10,000 records for just $1 each, including some secretly hidden gems.  (more…)

02/17/15 12:02am
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Celebrate getting a downer with your upper. via Facebook

It is cold out, so cold that the glimmer of hope in your eyes is starting to fade. Still, it’s best to get out of the apartment this weekend, and we’ve got a party where you can immerse yourself in death and still have some fun. The Morbid Anatomy Museum has an outpost of coffee shop/record store Black Gold (home of the crazy $1 record sales) and they’re officially welcoming it with a free party on Saturday night at 7pm. Even better? The weekend also comes with free admission. (more…)

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They’re waiting for you. Photo via Jeff Ogiba

Say you just got a record player for your birthday, but the only record your jerk friends got you to go with it is Joe Piscopo’s “New Jersey.” Just hypothetically speaking of course. Don’t give up on your vinyl dream just yet though, because Black Gold Records (461 Court Street) is back with their biggest Gold Dig yet on Saturday, with over 5,000 LPs on sale for just $1. (more…)

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This is a marquee sale, if we’ve ever seen one. via Facebook

If you enjoy digging through crates and elbowing people out of your way to find something cool, we’ve got a great idea for you. On Saturday, head down to Carroll Gardens, where Black Gold Records (461 Court Street) will be having another one of their awesome Gold Dig record sales. Why is it awesome? Thousands of LPs and 45s will be priced at just a dollar. That’s right: records for $1. (more…)

03/20/14 3:30pm
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Oh hell yes, this is going down at Union Hall

1. Handsome young rock and roll man Luke Rathborne will be at Rough Trade Records to perform and make you feel old (Friday)

2. Or see hardcore music performed with violins instead of guitars, which apparently promotes “an egalitarian message of global change” instead of punching people, at Metal in the Meadow (Friday)

3. The Suzan and a bunch of other all-girl bands are going to be at Death By Audio for She’s United, a celebration of women in the music industry (Friday)

4. You’ve seen the comedians from Bob’s Burgers live at Splitty’s, now watch them in their natural, animated habitat at a TV party (Friday) (more…)