If you’re a vinyl junky, you’re in for a real treat. The Toronto Downtown Record Show is happening this Sunday, and a whopping 100,000 records will be for sale. With over 50 tables in 2 rooms, the show consists of an array of vendors selling a selection of records spanning all genres.
Devotees and novices alike will find ways to satisfy even the most rarified tastes. Soul and Funk grooves from James Brown and the JB’s, proto-punk classics from The Stooges, the acoustic landscapes of ambient music pioneer Brian Eno, early psychedelia from Pink Floyd, The Tragically Hip and records from The Smiths will all be up for grabs. Hip-hop heads, garage freaks, and glam rock fans will find records from Public Enemy, Outkast, and N.W.A. alongside rare garage-rock cuts, jazz classics, and what looks like David Bowie’s whole oeuvre.
The needle drops this Sunday at 11 am at the Toronto Estonian House (958 Broadview Ave East). A $5 discount vinyl room will be open all day, housing over 75 crates of cheap records.
Starting at 9 am, early admission is priced at $25, while general admission throughout the day is $5. Parking will be available behind the building, but space is limited.