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WLUW Record Faire

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 7, 2006 4:27PM

2006_04_DJMH.jpgWe love WLUW. We love supporting WLUW. We love records. We love fairs (as long as they don’t include jousting since we grew out of that oh-so long ago, like, in 1998 and all.) So one would think that a combination of all four would be an instant aural slam dunk, no?

We have to be honest here. If you’re looking for miles upon miles of records to thumb through in hopes of finding some long-lost beats of beauty you’re not going to find it at the annual WLUW Record Fair. However if you are looking to support some local label through buying fairly priced merchandise while making a donation to a good cause then by all means get yer ass on down to the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse this Saturday and Sunday and lay out some dough.

WLUW, in previous years, has booked various local acts, of varying degress of proficiency, to play short sets while potential purchasers browse through the wares on sale In previous years. This year the organizers seem to be on a different track, exploiting the notion that “Everyone’s A Fucking DJ Now” and asking folks like Pitchfork’s Ryan Schrieber, Punk Planet’s Steve Mizek and, um, Pitchfork’s Chris Kaskie to spin tunes while keeping live performers to a bare minimum. That should keep things interesting, but in case they get too interesting (read: stupefyingly horrendous) the organizers have also tapped sure things like Life During Wartime members DJ Mother Hubbard and DJ J2K.

Admission for both days is $7 or $5 with this flyer.

DJ Mother Hubbard photo by J. Luning