Friday, November 19th marks the grand opening of a brand-new independent record store on the south side. Located at 1377 east 53 st (near U of C), Hyde Park Records will open its doors to vinyl-hungry patrons tomorrow afternoon and will celebrate the occasion tomorrow night (7-10p) with a grand opening party featuring "food, drinks and stuff." Meaty Ogre from Galapagos4 will be providing the soundtrack for the opening night festivities and will be playing a heavy dose of obscure soul 45s most of the night.
Hyde Park Records is the brainchild of local music junkie Derek Erdman, who says the store is "the a culmination of 20+ years of combined music collecting." One word of caution though, Erdman warns that "stuff on the first day will blow your mind."
For more information, visit www.hydeparkrecords.com or call the store at 773-288-6588.