by Randy Fox
Sponsored by Morally Good Vinyl, the Logue’s Black Raven Emporium will be playing host to a vinyl record sale in the Cult Fiction Underground Lounge from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The sale is a continuation of the East Nashville vinyl sales organized by Doug Sherrard, top platter of Morally Good Vinyl. “It’s not a record show,” Sherrard says. “I don’t even like the term record 'show.' It’s just a bunch of guys selling records.” Previous sales were held in Sherrard’s basement and then at The 5 Spot. While ready access to a bar made The 5 Spot shopping experience more interesting (“I paid how much for that Mrs. Miller LP?”), there were a lot of under-21 vinyl fans who had to be turned away — a problem that won’t occur at the new location.
Vendors will include both longtime dealers and short-time vinyl scroungers looking to let go of some surplus. It’s all in pursuit of the goal of “de-nerdifying” the traditional record show concept. While it’s a sure thing that some hardcore collector items will be there, there should also be vinyl for the most casual of buyers. As Sherrard says, “There are different kinds of collectors. I don’t really care what pressing something is, or how many were made, or how rare it is. I just want something that sounds good.”
The Record Sale is at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium, 2915 Gallatin Pike, this Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information and updates, "like" Morally Good Vinyl on Facebook.
But this is just the start of more goodness to come at the East Nashville “Weird Mall.” According to Black Raven co-owner Robert Logue, starting on April 21 and continuing on the third Saturday of each month, the “Eastside Weirdo” flea market will be open for business in the garage space of same building that houses Logue’s Black Raven and Lone Wolf Body Art East. The focus will be on records, art, collectibles and the unusual — no socks or sunglasses (unless they’re really weird socks and sunglasses). For more information, "like" Logue's Black Raven Emporium on Facebook, or call the store at 562-4710.