Target has started selling turntables again, as vinyl makes a comeback. Reflecting this trend, the Hudson Valley Record/CD Riot is bringing together 35 hand-picked east coast vinyl dealers for a unique afternoon of buying and selling.
“After relocating part-time to the Hudson Valley,” says show promoter Stephen Gritzan, owner of Iris Records, a popular Jersey City vinyl hotspot, “it suddenly hit me that this area needs a great record show.”
Gritzan teamed up with Brooklyn Record Riot founder John Bastone to create the event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26, at the American Legion Hall, 413 Main St., Beacon. “The Hudson Valley has had good, one-off record shows before,” says Gritzan, “but the goal of the Hudson Valley Record/CD Riot is to have it become well-known on the ledger of the serious national and international record buyer.
The American Legion will provide refreshments and the room will be filled with great music as dealers dish out LPs, 45s and CDs of all stripes. Portable turntables are encouraged for the fanatical.
Admission is $3, with early admission, from 9 to 11 a.m. costing $10. See recordriots.com for more information.