NYC Cassette Fair with Sleepies + Lame Drivers + Imperial Topaz + Trabajo + Nonhorse + Raindeer + NAFTA

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As widespread promotional ideas go, Cassette Store Day was a bit of a nonstarter, sparking cynical response from cassette-culture die-hards unwilling to have their work appropriated by come-lately major-label indie-rockers. But the analog atavists participating in this Silent Barn extravaganza—labels like Mirror Universe, Orange Milk and Tranquility Tapes; acts including electrodub seducers Imperial Topaz and the gamelan-fueled Trabajo—are pure of heart and great listening besides. Expect to take home a sackful of new plastic sound vessels.

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Brian K

was great, silent barn has an awesome cassette collection just to themselves....along with vinyl...great taste/choices....and the Current/event artists that were there selling their tapes were also killer, and a great variety...cant get albums or cds for $5 anymore, thats the way you try out new bands...with a full LP recording, not just one or two mp3s....and the sound is superior, analog, what could be better...btw, got an 80s Live CBGBs show of Ludichrist, original NY Hardcore, and latest Ella Joyce Buckley (nyc), Weekends (baltimore), Blood Wing (Texas raw punk), and also from the Silent Barn's collection, Slasher Risk's (nyc) Triple Jesus vinyl LP. Brandon was giving haircuts and playing great stuff in b/w bands - perfect 80's original speed-metal Exciter (Canada), Jay zs black album...all full LPs...how you need to listen...