In April, vinyl enthusiasts celebrate their love of independently owned record shops on Record Store Day. October brings with it Record Store Day’s oft-overlooked sibling, Cassette Store Day. Local music and collectibles shop, Bric A Brac, are determined to celebrate Cassette Store Day with all of the enthusiasm it deserves, so they teamed up with local label Dumpster Tapes to organize one hell of a free show and pop-up local label fair on October 14th.
One set we’re looking forward to is Cupid Youth‘s. Cupid Youth’s newest offering, CYEP, is an exclusive Cassette Store day release from our friends at Dumpster Tapes, and we can bet we’ll be hearing a handful of songs from that album live. You can listen to it below, but you should absolutely make it yours on Saturday.
Also playing this Saturday will be Son of a Gun. Their upcoming album, Larry’s Cookies, is due October 14th, meaning it’s also a Cassette Store Day release, and will be available first to those in attendance. Don’t miss all of their garage rock goodness, because there’s sure to be plenty.
You can also expect incredible performances by Gal Gun, Beastii, Earth Program, and Mia Joy.
Not only will bands be performing, but there will be a local tape label fair to kick the day off. Midwest Action will be tabling some of our finest cassettes at Bric A Brac, along with Dumpster Tapes and slew of other Chicago-based labels.
Midwest Action is partnering with Dumpster Tapes to coordinate a cassette-oriented giveaway to celebrate this cassette-oriented day! We are just *that* excited for this Saturday’s festivities. Enter below for a chance to win Dim by Glyders, Larry’s Cookies by Son of a Gun (exclusive Cassette Store Day release), and CYEP by Cupid Youth (exclusive Cassette Store Day release), all from the Dumpster Tapes catalogue. Each cassette comes with a download code and the added satisfaction that you’re supporting local music, local labels, and local music blogs.
Interested in winning some cassettes? Enter above. Interested in attending an incredible event? We thought you might be. RSVP here on Facebook, and we will be seeing you on October 14th from 12PM-7PM. Bring a few bucks to support Bric A Brac, local cassette labels, and the bands that’ll be performing. The event is FREE, BYOB, and all ages, so there is literally no reason to be anywhere else.
We hope to see you there!