News / matana roberts
Jun 22, 2016
As our last days fly past here, emotions are running high at Other Music, and we are truly overwhelmed by the love and support we have been feeling from all of you. We are looking forward to our blowout party at Bowery Ballroom on June 28, which will be hosted by Janeane Garofalo! It will surely be a great chance to pause and celebrate with so many of you, but with the show sold out, we need something more, and we have put together a free and open pre-party on the 28th that we think will honor this moment -- one more in-store performance as we pack our boxes and prepare to move out of 15 East 4th Street, followed by a second line parade through the East Village.
The final Other Music in-store performance will be with our good friends 75 Dollar Bill, at 5:30 on the 28th. One of our very favorite NYC bands, with a beautiful new album just out, we can't think of any better artist to bring to a close our 20-year in-store series.
And then we take our music to the streets! After the in-store, 75 Dollar Bill and the incredible Matana Roberts will lead us on a march from Other Music, across 4th Street, down the Bowery, to the Bowery Ballroom on Delancey. We want to celebrate 20 years of New York City music and arts culture with all of you, and we hope that whether or not you have tickets to the Bowery show, you will join us for this free event -- let’s show NYC that music still matters! We will start gathering at Other Music at 5:30, and the parade will begin moving at 6:30, with Matana’s crew taking the lead, and 75 Dollar Bill bringing up the rear guard after their in-store performance.
Apr 17, 2015
Saturday, April 18, is Record Store Day 2015, the annual celebration of independent record shops, vinyl, and passionate record collectors. It's a huge day for Other Music, and all the other great stores we love. We will be open from 10am-8pm with a huge stock of exclusive RSD titles on hand (no, we can't tell you what and how many, but there is a full listing of all the official releases here). There will be some fun giveaways, including a pair of amazing special edition Dogfish Head Crosley portable turntables from our buddies (and official RSD beer sponsor) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. To enter for your chance to win one of these record players, Tweet or Instagram something RSD-related while you're at Other Music on Saturday, and then tag your post with #RSD15, @dogfishbeer, and @othermusic (Twitter) or @other_music (Instagram). And we are hosting three very special in-store performances throughout the day, from three incredible artists whose boundary-pushing visions remind us why we care so much about indie music in the first place: 75 Dollar Bill at Noon, Matana Roberts at 3pm, and Laraaji at 5pm!