WESU Presents: I Need That Record!

WESU-sponsored documentary screening in Shanklin tomorrow. Essential viewing for record collectors, Fugazi fans, and anyone just plain bummed out about not getting a chance to support today’s nationwide Record Store Day events and releases. Check, check, and check. SUPPORT YR LOCAL RADIO STATION (AND RECORD STORE):

Click on for trailer and blurb.

Here’s the film trailer—catch the Malcolm Tent cameo, commenting on the 2007 demise of his own store, Trash American Records:

“An elegy for a vanishing subculture…a lively, bittersweet film that examines – with caustic humor, brutal candor, and, ultimately, great affection – why roughly 3,000 indie record stores have closed across the nation over the past decade,” (Johnathan Perry, Boston Globe). A tour-de-force tale of greed, media consolidation, homogenized radio, big box stores, downloading, and technological shifts in the music industry told through candid interviews, crestfallen record store owners, startling statistics, and eye-popping animation. Fat cats or our favorite record stores? You decide. Featuring- IAN MACKAYE (Fugazi), NOAM CHOMSKY, MIKE WATT (The Minutemen), THURSTON MOORE (Sonic Youth), LENNY KAYE (Patti Smith), CHRIS FRANTZ (Talking Heads), GLENN BRANCA, PATTERSON HOOD (Drive By Truckers), PAT CARNEY (Black Keys , LEGS MCNEIL, BOB GRUEN, BP HELIUM, and many indie record stores across the U.S.


  • Date: Tomorrow, April 17
  • Time: 4 PM
  • Place: Shanklin 107
  • Cost: Free, but donations are strongly encouraged. Support your local radio station!
  • Film: Official Website
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