Other Music opened in the shadow of Tower Records in the mid-’90s, a pocket of resistance to corporate music and chain-store tedium. All these years later, the Goliath across the street has been replaced by an empty store; tiny Other Music carries on. Whereas the shop’s mishmash of indie rock, experimental music and stray slabs of rock’s past once seemed adventurous, the curatorial foundation has proved prescient, surfacing in the Wordless Music Series, (Le) Poisson Rouge and even Pitchfork years after the store’s foundation. A word on the employees: The figure of the sneering record-store clerk has become an enduring cliché, for which Other Music once served as ground zero. Yet the typecast reached its expiration date years ago—these people are pussycats.
|Venue name:||Other Music||Contact:|
15 E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–9pm, Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St|