After feeling frustrated over the atmosphere at Atlanta's regular record shows that happen every couple of months in the confines of an OTP Marriott, local music fixture Shannon Mulvaney decided to start his own record show.
This Saturday, October 11th Mulvaney hosts the first in what is hoped will be a regular record show in Little 5 Points, dubbed Vinyl Harvest. Vendors can buy a table in the cafeteria of the L5P community center for $20 and sell their used vinyl. Don't come looking for CDs because you won't find any.
"There will be lot's of singles, LPs, used record players... A fun environment," says Mulvaney. "This will be small and neighborhood-friendly, and there will be a few DJs spinning records. Nobody will act like an asshole if you don't know the value of a certain record, and bargaining is welcomed. It's like horse trading, man... It's only records."
Mulvaney also stresses the community centric nature of Vinyl Harvest, and when asked why he set it up, he has two answers:
1.) The official reason: To foster a sense of community amongst all of the record collectors in town who pretty much know each other already and want to hang out, drink a few beers and buy some records.
2.) The bitchy reason: I don't like the way the regular Atlanta record shows are run, and we want to create an environment where women feel comfortable. There are tons of women out there who like to buy records too, and we want to create a record show where they can do so without some middle-aged, basement-dwelling, sandle-wearing, mama's boy drooling over them.
"If it is successful we'll do it more, so it's up top the good people of Atlanta to come out," he adds.
As of press time there were only a few vendor tables still available, but if you're interested in selling records at Vinyl Harvest you can contact Mulvaney by calling Criminal Records at 404-215-9511 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vinyl Harvest starts at noon on Sat., Oct. 11th in the Little 5 Points Community Center at 1083 Austin Ave. Admission is $2 and there will be beer. DJs on hand include Dookie Platters, Tim Lawrence, Agent 45 as well as a few others.
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