Attention all vinyl junkies…The Vinyl Local pop-up shop has your fix

Vinyl LocalAre you a vinyl junkie like us? Are you hitting NXNE next week? Well, The Vinyl Local is definitely for you!

The Vinyl Local is a full day vinyl pop-up shop taking place on Saturday, June 15  in Toronto where record enthusiasts and collectors can hunt for vinyl treasures supplied by local shops as well as private collectors.
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NXNE 2012: Silent Shout Synthbeque & Last Gang Pop-Up Shop + Party Saturday June 16

Even though the Your Pretend Boyfriend NXNE showcase was cancelled (see post with explanation here), I had to return some equipment I rented for the gig. At the rental place, I finally met Andrew Pulsifier (aka ARP 2600) who was prepping for the Silent Shout Synthbeque at Milk Glass Co.  It was good to chat with Andrew while we drove to the venue to drop off the gear.

Music is the core of NXNE, but the parties and special events tend to be a highlight for some festival attendees.

I dropped by the Last Gang party on Queen (near Bathurst) and grabbed a bottle of Steamwhistle and some Pop Chips then checked out their merch selection. I grabbed the Boys Noize Oi Oi Oi Remix EP for $6 and they gave me a bag of free CDs, vinyl, and Pop Chips.

Here’s my Boys Noize EP and all the freebies.

Check out & Down remix by Siriusmo.

Retail Addiction: Inside Out

Inside Out, a pop-up shop featuring vintage treasures from one of Canada’s most important collections, will launch at the beginning of October in Toronto. For the first time, Toronto will have access to an elusive house in Montréal that has provided the film, theatre and music communities with vintage pieces for a half-century. This pop-up is for a limited run and hosts a large selection of fur coats and over 100 women’s hats, aiming to style unique outfits for the season.

Inside Out will feature work from Toronto’s young artists, adding an informal gallery component to the space. The limited opening of the shop coincides with it’s limited collection: each piece has been carefully handpicked twice over to make digging easier, and insure only the most fascinating, intricate pieces are available. Inside Out pops up at Queen & Ossington, Toronto from October 4th, 2011.

Inside Out Pop-Up
1040 Queen St. W, Toronto

Monday-Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm