Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sorry we've been so lax about posting stuff on the blog, but that is about to change very soon. In the meantime, it is with great pleasure that we announce a very special in-store and unofficial celebration of our 1 year anniversary in the new storefront space! NEIL HAGERTY & HOWLING HEX will perform live in the store @ 5p.m! HOWLING HEX have a new album out on DRAG CITY called THE BEST OF and it's great!! As you may or may not know, NEIL HAGERTY is a guitar dawg of the highest order! From the artjunkblooze of PUSSY GALORE and his sublime ROYAL TRUX to his 15 other "solo" albums (including various versions of the HOWLING HEX), nobody cuts heads better than Neil! Hell, the dude even did a novel and a 4cd audiobook!! Anyhow, come check him out and celebrate with us!!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Every once in a blue moon a record collection of such quality and magnitude comes my (or should I now say OUR) way! We recently purchased a massive very rockcentric (hundreds of rare/staple prog, kraut, psych, punk, new wave, no wave, power pop, classic rock, hard rock, metal, etc…) collection that would fill our bins with amazing lp's, 12"s and 7"s for a good year or more! In addition, we have been purchasing collections small and large of quality stuff across the board (every genre represented). We are filling the NEW ARRIVALS even more than usual. Daily we are putting out anywhere from 50 up to 300 records!
Examples from the big hall are (pretty much every) CAN, HAWKWIND, GURU GURU, AMON DUUL, KEVIN AYERS, SOFT MACHINE, ASH RA TEMPLE, FAUST, BOWIE, DYLAN, FEELIES, KINKS, ENO, SPARKS, GONG, CHROME, BEACH BOYS, KIM FOWLEY, FAD GADGET, CABARET VOLTAIRE, A CERTAIN RATIO, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, NICK DRAKE, FRED FRITH, HENRY COW, FLAMIN' GROOVIES, FLEETWOOD MAC, GROUNDHOGS,TANGERINE DREAM, GANG OF FOUR, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, JUDAS PRIEST, LUCIFER'S FRIEND, BLACK SABBATH, PINK FLOYD, DEVIANTS, ETC….ETC…ETC….!!
We hopefully will be posting lots of pictures and video of the stuff we are putting out, but at this point we are just too busy processing and pricing everything and putting it out as quickly as possible. We suggest coming in as often as you can, because it's a mindf*ck!!
Friday, March 30, 2012
NEW BIGGER, BETTER, GROUCHIER RECORD GROUCH GROUND LEVEL STOREFRONT OPENING IN GREENPOINT TOMORROW FROM 12-8 P.M.!
YUP, it's the dawn of a new era for RECORD GROUCH! Our new storefront is located right in the heart of Greenpoint at 986 Manhattan Avenue (between India and Huron -- directly across from the SALVATION ARMY) and a mere block away from the GREENPOINT AVENUE G TRAIN STOP (INDIA STREET entrance/exit). We are definitely scrambling to get ready for tomorrow's opening. Expect some amazing records and amazing deals! I'm going to try and revamp this blog (perhaps have my new partner BRIAN GEMPP contribute and edit this blog). Our new hours are 12 'til 8 p.m. everyday starting this Saturday the 31st (expect these hours to be firm/no more excessive lateness). I'll try to post photos of our amazing new space tonight if I have time, but more than likely it may have to be a big ol' pleasant surprise for y'all! Special thanks to all the folks who have helped with the old space, new space, moving my old space and submitting new logos (i.e. CASEY FARNUM on this old man deal); BRIAN GEMPP, MEREDITH SPARKS, ALLISON BUSCH, MAXWELL PEEBLES, IVAN BERKO (SUNSHINE), CASEY FARNUM, OWEN KLINE, JON PRESSMAN, JAMES ENGLEBECK, HAMISH KILGOUR, MARY NICOLE NELSON, LUKE CALZONETTI, JONATHAN TOUBIN, JOSH STYLES & ASSOCIATES…etc…etc…etc….
Anyhow, gotta get back to work!! See you freaks tomorrow!!!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Just two more days to go before I close down the cave (basement) @ 441 Metropolitan! Tons of stuff in here is 50% off sticker in preparation for the big move! We should be up in running in our new location soon @ 986 Manhattan Avenue (between India and Huron -- right across the street from the SALVATION ARMY and close to THE THING). A block away from the Greenpoint Avenue G TRAIN stop.
We may be open as early as March 30th (really soft opening), but definitely no later than the 2nd week in April. Shooting for the first week in April ideally! More details to follow (also, check FACEBOOK for updates)!
In addition, selling off nice custom made record bins (if you come in just ask or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info).
Monday, March 12, 2012
LAST WEEKEND HERE IN THE BASEMENT @ 441 METROPOLITAN! HUGE 50% OFF SALE GOING ON! TRUNCATED HOURS THIS WEEK!
I'M OPEN TODAY (MONDAY THE 12TH) FROM 1 UNTIL 5 P.M., FRIDAY (THE 16TH), SATURDAY (THE 17TH) & SUNDAY (THE 18TH) THIS WEEK! THEN OUR LOCATION HERE IN THE BASEMENT @ 441 METROPOLITAN SHUTS DOWN FOR GOOD!
50% OFF SALE GOING ON RIGHT NOW! TONS OF LP'S, 12"s, 10"s, 7"s, cassette tapes, vhs tapes, dvds, cd's are slashed in half!!!
OUR NEW HUGE GROUND LEVEL STOREFRONT LOCATION @ 986 MANHATTAN AVENUE (BETWEEN INDIA & HURON) IN GREENPOINT SHOULD BE OPEN SOMETIME EITHER 1ST OR SECOND WEEK IN APRIL!
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON HUGE OPENING PARTY EVENT!!