Ergot Records made its debut back on Friday at 32 E. Second St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.
Adrian Rew, who's behind the experimental imprint of the same name, is the owner here ...
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by the shop during the opening weekend. For now, Ergot Records will focus on second-hand records and cassettes, spanning an array of genres, including jazz, salsa, punk, disco, hip-hop and avant-garde.
Eventually, Rew, a resident DJ at the Lot Radio and former curator at the gallery Blank Forms, wants to add books and other literature and host in-store events.
Here's a look around the shop, which includes several listening stations ...
Rew, who previously worked at A-1 Records on Sixth Street, renovated the space with the help of a few friends. He signed a five-year lease on the storefront and plans to stick around for a while. We hope so too.
• Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Friday-Saturday: Noon-8 p.m.
• Sunday: noon-6 p.m.
You can find the Ergot Records Instagram account here.
Very cool, best wishes for a successful venture, sounds like a great addition to the neighborhood.
Good to see this kind of business opening in the neighborhood.
I LOVE The Lot Radio app, popped by Ergot Records on Sunday, congratulations Adrian
and are those zines on the table??
God Dude..I wish you the best of luck and will make sure I stop by in the next week. Being 52 and have worked music retail most of my life, it's such a hard road. We need record stores back!
SLCT Stock. Pillow-Cat. And now, Ergot Records. (Plus a Mosaic Man sighting)
I don't know what's going on here but I don't like it.
Froyo!! Froyo!! Froyo!! Froyo!! Froyo!!
and bubble tea!!!!!
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