Bits: Mike Watt photo exhibit & I Need That Record free viewing extended

  • Mike Watt’s photo exhibit, Eye-gifts from Pedro, at the Track 16 Gallery has been extended to May 16th and the Watt from Pedro Show will be a live remote broadcast from the gallery on the 16th.
  • I Need That Record! will be featured on Pitchfork for another week. It’s a must-watch documentary for anyone who cares at all about music.

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Fight for Your Right: I Need That Record

Woohoo, rekkids!

Record Store Day was a great success for all involved, it seems. It certainly was for NTSIB, and the store where we celebrated, Music Saves in Cleveland, broke their record from last year. It really did feel like a Christmas for music geeks, and I was in high spirits all day as I spun my new vinyl.

For the curious, I picked up: the Black Keys “Tighten Up”/”Howlin’ for You” 12″ – which was obtained without bloodshed – the TV on the Radio Dear Science LP, the Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros “Global A Go-Go” LP and the I Need That Record! DVD. I almost didn’t pick up I Need That Record!, but after watching it, I was very glad that I did.

I Need That Record! is a documentary by Brendan Toller on, as the subtitle states, “the death (and possible survival) of the indpendent record store”. If you are a music geek, you know that record stores do still exist. If you’ve been reading NTSIB, you know they still exist. But some people don’t even … Continue reading