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Ye Olde Record Faire and Other Delights

By Jocelyn Geboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 13, 2007 6:02PM


With Don Imus shooting his mouth off, the same old recycled music, and Clear Channel dictatorially ruling the airwaves, radio is leaving a lot to be desired these days. That's why community stations like WLUW (88.7) are such an oasis in the desert of mainstream radio.

This weekend, WLUW is holding their fifth annual Record Fair & Other Delights at Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. Once again, the fair will showcase vendors from across the Midwest and beyond who will be selling a wide variety of music-related items, including LPs, CDs, 45s, DVDs, posters, ‘zines and crafts. If you grow tired of shopping, there will be plenty of "other delights." Bands including Antelope and Mucca Pazza will perform live*, and there will be DJ sets from Pit Er pat, Thrill Jockey Records*, plus a performance by members of the Janes, Chicago’s Go-Go dance troupe. Food will be available, as well as an opportunity to school your friends in Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.

Admission to the WLUW Record Fair & Other Delights is $7 each day ($5 with any ad or flyer -- print out this post!). A special $25 pre-admission price gets eager shoppers into the fair from 8-10 AM Saturday, before the official opening. Those paying the pre-admission price will be able to return to the fair all weekend without additional charge.

While WLUW is located on the campus of Loyola University, they rely on listener support and special benefit events for over 95% of their funding. The Record Fair is a fundraiser to help support this year's operating costs. WLUW provides a wide variety of music, news, and issue- and arts-oriented programming that cannot be found anywhere else on the radio; so if you're a regular listener, want to help support independent radio, or even just want to go find some music you won't be able to get anywhere else -- stop by the Record Fair this weekend. You'll be doing everyone a favor.

Where: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse -- 1419 West Blackhawk in Wicker Park
When: April 14-15, 2007 -- Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Pre-admission on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $7 a day, $25 for pre-admission and rest of weekend. $5 for one day with any ad or flyer.

More information at *See full list of bands after the jump ....

"Old Vinyl" by fensterbme

Live Performances and DJ Sets by:

Sat. April 14th:
10am Unicycle Loves You
11am Tyler from Pitchfork and Steve from Resident Advisor
12pm Leaves
1pm Pit Er Pat / Evan from Thrill Jockey DJ set
2pm Pit Er Pat / Evan from Thrill Jockey DJ set
3pm Mucca Pazza
4pm Dave Fischoff DJ set
5pm The Brown Party

Sun. April 15th:
10am Reddelicious
11am Ryan from Flameshovel DJ set
12pm Rob from Numero Group DJ set
1pm Rob from Numero Group DJ set
2pm Rue Royal
3pm The Janes Go-Go Dance Troupe / Wayne Montana of The Eternals DJ set
4pm Antelope