Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on October 22, 2015 · Page F6
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6 Thursday,October22,2015 • DemocratandChronicle.com • Democrat and Chronicle • ROCWeekend “EmmaandthedyingUlysses arefullofbitterregret—and thekindofgallowshumor thatderivesfromrawcour- age.Weareprivilegedtohave metthem.” -LosAngelesTimes $#("(&!" %9D8<30@B06+&8=3><305.D $)"()*/(!"/').'!%)(+#&%-, "2401%&+!.-('2413-*'023&)$5#,31'/ !)9C3D.?D:::2'86?C*3;D30280-80<79?AA);-@1/+44,B Top PicksThings to Do The smell of smoked pit barbecue and sounds from local bands will comb ine for a daylong party on Saturday, capping off Record Archive’s 40th an- n iversary year. Forty years is a banner a chievement for any record business, even more s o for a music store that d evotes a large portion of its inventory to vinyl rec- o rds. The event runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a shop-til- y ou-drop 40 percent off — in recognition of 40 years —sale of CDs, records a nd all things music. The public will get a taste of the Official Smok- i n’ Dopes award-winning barbecue. Yep, the local legends are cookin’ up pulled pork sandwiches and smoked turkey. Iron Smoke Whiskey, which makes hand crafted, small batch, apple wood smoked whiskey, w ill have a tasting section, too. Both these vendors w ill be open noon to 3 p.m., o utside. Expect live folk, rock, polka and Americana mu- s ic from local band Watkins and the Rapiers. They’ll perform a two- hour outdoor set. Alayna Alderman, Record Archive vice- president, is hoping customers will grab a bite to e at, enjoy the live music a nd mosey inside to shop o n the way to a cash bar a nd listening room, which o pen at noon to 8 p.m. T his event goes on — r ain or shine — and Wat- k ins and the Rapiers will be on the listening room s tage. A t 4 p.m., kicking it into f inal gear, will be a Reco rd Archive reunion that b rings back employees f rom down through the y ears to put on a three- h our show. The Record Archive A ll-Star alums will be b acking up Storms, who w ill be singing his song, “ Barbecue.” A fter that, many f amed musicians will per- f orm two to three songs e ach, such as Dick Storms o n harmonica, Teressa Wilcox on guitars and vocals and Jason Smay on drums. History Record Archive has be- c ome an iconic symbol of Rochester. L ocated on 33 1/3 Rockwood Street, right off East A venue and I-490, its gi- a nt, vinyl façade makes it easy to spot from the free- w ay. The warehouse with the yellow paint has been t he business’s location for the past seven years, after afew moves. “ It is important to be in the area,” said Alayna Alderman, vice-president of R ecord Archive. “It was the best thing that ever happened to us, (finding this) warehouse.” The store borders Pittsford and Brighton and is ensconced in the Rochester area. “We were originally on M t. Hope,” Alderman said. “Then we had a brief store on East Ave, then we o pened a store on Monroe i n 1994.” About nine years they closed the Mt. Hope store, a nd when Wegmans wanted to expand to East Ave, they bought the block, and M&T Bank wanted their other location. Relocating and reinventing helped shape Record Archive’s history a nd makes for a unique 4 0th anniversary celebra- t ion. Daniel Gross is a free- l ance writer in the Rochester area. 40/40 party caps off Record Archives’ 40th anniversary DANIEL GROSS SHAWN DOWDSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Shaun Crandall, Gates, left, flips through bins of newly r eleased albums at Record Archive during their Black Friday Sale Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Rochester. The store opened early to offer up both Black Friday special releases and a wide v ariety of sale items. If you go What: 40th Anniversary celebration of Record Archive, with food, bar, and 40 percent off sale. W here: 33 1 ⁄ 3 Rockwood Ave. When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday For more: https://www.facebook.com/recordarchive W hat to expect 10 a.m.: Store opens, tables with inventory will be set up on the ramp right outside the building. Noon: Official Smokin’ Dopes and Iron Whiskey will be serving food and tastings until 3 p.m. Watkins and the Rapiers will be playing either outside under a tent or in the listening r oom until 2 p.m. Cash bar opens in listening room, and stays open until 8 p.m. 4 p.m.: Record Archive All-Star Alumni will play for three hours with two/ three song sets, and featuring Archive founder Richard Storms doing his song “Barbeque.” 9 p.m.: Event ends.

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