Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Check It. The Rhino Records pop-up store.

If you didn't get your vinyl and limited-edition fix on Record Store Day, you've got another chance as the original Rhino Records resurrects itself as a pop-up store for two weeks in Westwood.

The music store originally closed in 2006, but former owner Richard Foos is moving to New York soon and doesn't want to lug his massive musical collection with him. So, lucky for you, he's opening up shop until May 31st to sell off his thousands of LPs, 45s, CDs, and DVDs, with all the proceeds benefiting Chrysalis Enterprises, an organization that helps jobless and homeless people find employment.

The pop-up store will also be holding in-store shows and events with bands like Mike Watt + The Missingmen and a screening of "No Autographs, No Encores," a documentary on Nirvana's first live performance outside of Seattle, which just happened to take place at the Rhino store. May 31 will host acts that are closely associated with the store's history and the Rhino label that it later spawned.

The merchandise is all first-come, first-served, obviously, and there are sure to be some great rarities and gems to be found, so go celebrate some music history and hopefully take some home too.

The Rhino Records pop-up store is located at 1740 Westwood Blvd. in Westwood.

-- Chau Tu

Photo credit: Rhino Records

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