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Event Fri Sep 06 2013

First Annual Cassette Store Day

cassettestoreday-page-300.jpg Following a handful of years of Record Store Day success, stores around the country are working to bring some notoriety to the humble cassette tape, with the first annual Cassette Store Day, tomorrow. Chicago's only participant, Bric-a-Brac Records & Collectibles (3156 W. Diversey Ave.), is hosting a full day's worth of events, including some in-store performances, merch sales, and of course, cassette tape love with special releases. According to Nick Mayor, the store's manager, they'll feature "vendors including Decibel Audio (for cassette equipment), Mac Blackout (custom painted boomboxes), Plus Tapes, Maximum Pelt, Already Dead Tapes, Notes and Bolts, Teen River, Nihilist Records, Manic Static, Eye Vybe Records, and Tripp Tapes." In-store performances from Todays Hits, Ant'lrd, the Sueves, Party Bat, Massive Ego, the Funs, and Cairo Gang start around noon.

And, um, don't forget your pencil.

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Kyber Watz / September 7, 2013 5:42 AM

I miss those days when you could walk around town with a ghetto-blaster on your shoulder letting everyone around know what impeccable taste you had (it’s a bit like iPod headphones today, only a little bit quieter). But who knows, maybe for one day this year we can bring those glorious times back.

So, on this 7th of September please join me in dusting off those forgotten tapes in the attic and giving them another little play. Sure some will get eaten and others will have completely given up the ghost, but those that survive will bring back memories and leave a warm fuzzy glow in your heart. It might even make you fall in love with the humble cassette all over again. And what could be the harm in that?

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Pulling Strings: For Classical Music in Chicago, You Got a Guy - April 2014

By Elliot Mandel

Love fugues? Dig counterpoint? Get your fix this month as the music of J.S. Bach fills the city. Plus, don't miss a Chicago debut and all five Beethoven cello sonatas.

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