For the love of vinyl discs
Got a record but no player? Bring along your favourite album here for a free listening session
Vinyl records are abundant but music fans do not have the player to enjoy their music. Pics/Sameer Markande
When music lovers unite under one roof, the discussion fluctuates between artistes, songs and their albums. Amidst the daily grind, venturing into that space often gets difficult. But you might like to squeeze time out to head to the fourth edition of Bombay Record Club Listening Session this weekend, with your vinyl and friends to relish your loved songs.
A vinyl record player at The Revolver Club
The venue, Title Waves bookstore, is the city's newest open record listening spot. It encourages enthusiasts to share music with their friends. Since people don't usually buy music anymore, this initiative is an attempt to revive the importance of raw music. "This is a platform for people who do not have a vinyl player but possess old records. We have had people above the age of 50 come here. They have come and cried while listening to the music," informs Trushant Tamgaonkar, executive director (Title Waves).
"Interaction is an important part of the session. When emotions overflow with music, you feel like sharing it with someone. Recently, an old lady had brought a vinyl from the '70s," he adds. The sessions are going to be held across the city in the long run to reach out to more people. Though the session is free and open to all, one can always purchase their favourite album and bring it along to spread the music. The records are available online (Flipkart, Amazon) as well as in old music stores like The Revolver Club in Mahim.
ON: February 11, 10 am onwards at Title Waves, St Paul's Complex , 24th Road, Bandra (W).