Go to this link to buy a virtual ticket to this virtual premier and in the process watch a cool movie about a seminal NYC store and in turn help support us!
Here’s a trailer:
Here’s some praise:
“Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store.”
-Jen Aswad, Variety
“One of the worlds greatest record store’s gets a fitting eulogy .”
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“As hubs like Other Music struggle to remain in existence, we think it’s important to celebrate what spaces like these have meant to people in the
past, and to explore how their spirit can live on in an increasingly digital world”
-Lydnsey Havens, Billboard
“While the documentary is ostensibly lighthearted in its nostalgic take on music culture, a hint of rage lies beneath the surface.”
-Susannah Gruder, Hyperallergic
“For 21 years, Other Music offered more than just records and CDs…but a public space for conversation, experimentation and concerts…
Bittersweet paean that this is, however, it is filled with the joy of happy memories, as one interviewee after another pays homage to what once was.”
-Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail
Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.
Produced and Directed by Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller
Featuring: Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), William Basinski (composer), Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Matt Berninger (The National), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), James Chance (The Contortions), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Benicio Del Toro (actor), Janeane Garofalo (comedian), Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), Jocelyn Samson (Le Tigre), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/sonwriter), Avey Tare (Animal Collective), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) and more…
Here’s the link again!