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UPDATE: Dusty Groove, Numero Group Announce Pop-Up Record Stores

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 2, 2012 7:20PM


Two of Chicago's foremost experts in—and purveyors of—all things soul, funk, and any other musical genre where syncopation rules the day have announced plans for pop-up record stores.

Boutique reissue label Numero Group will have a pop-up record store at the Empty Bottle on Saturday, April 21, while specialty record shop Dusty Groove's pop-up plans are a little more in the air.

Numero Group's pop-up follows last year's successful experiment, and, as they explained it in a recent blog post, will function as "an alternative to the Record Store Day juggernaut of over-hyped exclusive product and two hour lines."

The pop-up shop will feature two tables worth of Numero merch, a pirate radio station broadcasting within a five-mile radius, a live auction, and DJs. The store will be open from from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 21. Read about last year's pop-up shop here and here.

2009_8_10dustygroove.jpg Meanwhile, while Dusty Groove's Facebook post says they thought pop-ups were for "dandier, hipper kids," the shop decided to give it a go anyway, at the behest of "some nice folks."

Details are forthcoming, but Dusty Groove joked that there will not, in fact, be a Dusty Groove Food Truck. Which is a shame, because we were really looking forward to some limited edition Rudy Ray Moore naanwiches. As soon as more info about the Dusty Groove pop-up record store becomes available, we'll pass it along to you.

UPDATE: Rick Wojcik of Dusty Groove was kind enough to reach out to us after this post, and gave us some additional details about the Dusty Groove pop-up store.

According to Wojcik, the pop-up store will be open the weekend of May 5th and 6th in Bridgeport, on Halsted, near 32nd Street. An exact address will be forthcoming.

Wojcik also wrote to say an opening party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. -- a pop-up preview, if you will -- will also take place. Wojcik says Dusty Groove the pop-store is working in conjunction with Ed Marszewski of the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and that the record store will also work with Marszewski at Maria's Community Liquors on an upcoming event on April 25th. Details are forthcoming.

Finally: Numero Group's Ken Shipley wrote a comment on this here blog post clarifying that there will be 15 *total* tables, which includes the previously mentioned "two tables of our own wares."