Since setting up shop in 2003 Chicago’s Numero Group has reissued a steady stream of gems from the likes of Syl Johnson, Wilco, Codeine, Hüsker Dü, Unwound and a ton of others. The label’s mission from the start was, according to their website, “to dig deep into the recesses of our record collections with the goal of finding the dustiest gems begging to be released from their exile on geek street. No longer would $500 singles sit in a temperature-controlled room dying for a chance to be played. No more would the artists, writers, and entrepreneurs who made these records happen go unknown and unappreciated.”
They’ve certainly succeeded at that task. And now, Numero Group is opening a store in Brooklyn. But only for the weekend.
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From Numero’s Facebook event page:
Numero’s first east coast mega mart sets up in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood at Human Gallery for three days only! We’ll be taking over all 700 square feet of the space for the entire weekend of April 25th-27th, stocking the place with thousands of Numero Group LPs, 45s, and CDs. Our very own Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley will DJ intermittently throughout the day. We’ll also be bringing tons of deleted items and damaged stock, selling it all at blow out prices. Wholesalers welcomed. Everything there will be priced to move. We have no interest in trucking it back to Chicago.
Human NYC is located at 110 Meserole Ave, and the store will be open from 12-5 p.m.
See you there.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2014