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Choked Distribution's Big Music Garage Sale

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on May 31, 2006 2:30PM

MySpace takes a lot of heat over being a haven for online predators and really ugly HTML coding. But without it, we wouldn’t have found out about a kickass music sale.

2006_05_choke.jpgChoke, Inc., described as “one of America’s last indie record distributors,” is having a garage sale. While your garage sale might consist of several old pairs of pants and a barely functioning humidifier, Choke’s will be filled with records, CDs, posters, magazines and other music paraphernalia from various punk, hardcore, indie, rock, ska, garage and emo bands. And their garage is a 4500 square foot space that they’ll soon be vacating for another location so they have over 10,000 items that must be sold.

They promise that nothing will be more than a dollar. Even better, if you bring a plastic grocery bag, you can fill it with as much music junk as it can hold and take it home for only $5. Again: five dollars for a bag full of CDs and records. But don't go waltzing in there with your gold card, Fancy Dan. This is a cash only enterprise. No debit cards, no checks and no barter system either.

The sale will be held this Saturday June 3rd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3107 N. Rockwell. There’s plenty of parking onsite. The bulletin we saw said “look for the painted clown sign and pull towards the back of the lot.” Chicagoist knows that plenty of horror movies start out that way, but we’re willing to take the chance.

Between this and the Printer’s Row Book Fair, we’re probably not going to eat for the next week.