Friday, January 30, 2009

Etherea and Mondo Kim's closing shop

After 13 and 1/2 years, my record shop, etherea, is closing for good at the end of February.
I had hoped to keep the store alive by handing it off to someone else, but that has not happened, and my lease is running out at the end of February. I will be selling off inventory and fixtures during the month of February. If you know anyone out there who is interested, please contact me asap. Everything must go at significantly reduced prices.

Thanks to all those who supported the shop by going out of your way to make music purchases there. Extra special thanks to family and friends who have lent a helping hand manning the register, painting the walls, helping me set up the store back in 1995, moving to 9th St, and then moving to Ave A. It's been a wonderful journey, and I'll miss running the store.

That's part of an email message from Rich Kim, owner of Etherea.
I stopped by the store earlier today and spoke to Rich. He told me business has been relatively stable, but the increase in rent makes it difficult to operate. They will be missed !

Hot stuff

Latest 3 Na Massa video
The song is titled "Certeza featuring Leandra Leal" the first track off of their debut album. That is Leandra Leal on the video by the way !!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Forro in the Dark on Dell Discovered

Check out Forro in the Dark on Dell Discovered. This aired on Elvis Costello's show on Sundance in the last week of 2008. Dell is the sponsor of the show.

The video features Nonsensical

Forro is currently in the studio working on the second studio album scheduled to be released in the fall. More news to come...

Wax Poetic, Love Trio in Brazil

It's cold in NYC, but in Brazil it's summer!
Love Trio and Wax Poetic will be performing a couple of shows with Otto, Thalma de Freitas
Wish I was there