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Vinyl Destination

Record Raid Returns for Spring Fair

For any music lover, it’s hard to beat the rush that comes with finding a hard-sought LP. “It’s a bit like treasure hunting,” said Hunter King, a WTUL DJ and founder of Record Raid. “There’s a sense like, ‘I can’t believe this found it’s way to me.’ And to play vinyl, it’s a bit ritualistic. There’s a ceremony to it, you know?” On Saturday (5.13), audiophiles and physical format neophytes alike will share in the day of digging with the music-focused flea market offering live DJs spinning music, raffles, food trucks, and of course, vinyl. 

For the Record(s)

A Nodef Photo Essay

Saturday morning found the heat turned way up at the Iron Rail Collective, but for a change, the passion concerned the benefits of commerce. Yes, ladies and gentlemen of the Marigny, your neighborhood anarcho-punkrock-syndicate was raging for the machinery of musical production, specifically in vinyl form.

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