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After a few shows in the Bywater, the Record Raid is returning on March 29th, 10 am-5pm, to where it first started: the Tulane Zimple Quad (1200 Broadway). The event is free to enter, open to the public, and you can expect to find music ranging from the dollar bins to the exceedingly rare high-ticket items. The Record Raid began as the WTUL Record Fair in 2009, and the Tulane campus shows still serve as a WTUL fundraiser.
The Record Raid is comprised of sellers from all over the Gulf Region. In fact, multiple record stores started as Record Raid sellers including Euclid Records NOLA, Mobile Records in Alabama, Lagniappe Records and Captain’s Vinyl. Vendor fees have always been low to encourage anyone to clean out their attic and join as well. It doesn’t stop at dusty old Beatles records, either: Skully’z Records from the French Quarter brings in fresh new releases, Jivin’ Gene, the recently retired WWOZ DJ, sells 45s from New Orleans rhythm and blues golden era, and other vendors fill the show with punk, electronic, jazz, country on CDs and cassettes as well as vinyl. There’s something for the kid that just bought a turntable, and for the music lover that never retired their unit from the 70s.
The Record Raid was started by WTUL’s surf rock DJ Hunter King, who had met a bunch of “record guys” getting up early scouring garage sales for vinyl. Wondering why New Orleans, a legendary music city, doesn’t have its own record fair, he took it upon himself to start his own. “I think there’s a lot to learn about history in records. You can learn about the big artists from a book, but when you have all of these obscure, forgotten records in front of you, you see a lot of the history that falls through the cracks. The Record Raid was started to help everybody get access to that, not just the garage sale early birds,” says Hunter.
The Record Raids are informal events where hanging out with music enthusiasts is as important as treasure hunting. The Tulane shows sit underneath the shade of a live oak tree, which evokes a mood completely unlike other record shows crammed into hotel event rooms and fluorescent lit VFW halls. This show ends to be another great day where friends are made and great music is found.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/810740292284901/
Contact: Hunter King, firstname.lastname@example.org 504-444-2442