Friday, September 5, 2014

Check Out "The Last Record Shop" in Hamtramck this Saturday

It's no news that tons of people collect record albums. To many, music simply sounds better on vinyl. But, almost as appealing as the sound, is the artwork that goes along with records. There are a ton of amazingly designed sleeves as well as inserts, and sometimes the vinyl itself has an artistic flair. Whether it is a photo, an illustration, or some sort of dimensional art (Cheech and Chong's Los Cochinos album comes to mind) a ton of thought goes into what a band's music is placed in.

This Saturday, September 6th Public Pool in Hamtramck will be paying homage to the record album. The art space will be hosting the opening of "The Last Record Shop". This is a collection of records created by local artists. The contributors were asked to create an imaginary band or musician, then to create an album for them, including artwork for the sleeve and spindle, as well as a track list and bio. The only thing missing is the actual music inside. Since there isn't music actually being recorded to go along with these pieces of art, randomly selected vinyls will be placed in the sleeves which will be available for purchase.

If you would like to check out what is on the shelves of "The Last Record Shop" head to Public Pool this Saturday from 7-11 p.m.  for the official opening. There will be food, wine, and even a DJ at the event. If you can't make it to the opening reception, the show will be up through October 18th.

Public Pool is located at 3309 Caniff in Hamtramck. The gallery is normally open on Saturdays from 1-6 p.m. To learn more about Public Pool, what they do, upcoming events, and hours of operation, head over and "like" them on Facebook here.


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