Friday, September 17, 2021

Ergot Records opens TODAY on 2nd Street

Ergot Records debuts today at 32 E. Second St. (next to Anyway Cafe) between Second Avenue and the Bowery. 

Founder Adrian Rew is expanding his experimental imprint Ergot Records from a label to a store.

"By opening in a neighborhood that once overflowed with vinyl delights and keeping the shop spacious enough for performances, mixing sessions, and other events, I hope to help keep the energies of these vital cultures flowing," said Rew, who has also worked at A-1 Records on Sixth Street. "New York has been a unique hotbed of spirited multicultural musical innovation ... so the shop will reflect that diversity with selections that range from jazz, salsa, punk, disco, hip-hop, and house to the avant-garde, minimalism, experimental music, and records by visual artists." 

For now, Ergot's inventory will predominantly feature used vinyl and cassettes. However, Rew plans to broaden the stock in the months ahead with choice titles in new music and related books and print materials. 

During this grand-opening weekend, the shop hosts several DJs inside the space (find a listing here).

Shop hours:

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

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