“DCPL Local Music Compilation Gets Vinyl Release Around D.C.! Also a free, all-ages listening party on August 8th at Songbyrd”

From a press release:

“As of this week, the vinyl version of ALB’s Rock the Stacks, a compilation album is for sale at several record stores across the city. The album, whose proceeds benefit the DC Public Library Foundation, includes songs by artists including Thievery Corporation, Furniteur, Warm Sun, Fort Knox Five, Benjy Ferree and many more. Several tracks on the album were recorded in the DC Public Library’s state-of-the-art recording studio, formerly located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, which is currently closed for modernization. The vinyl version was produced by local vinyl pressing company, Furnace, located in Fairfax, Virginia, and each vinyl copy also includes a digital download code. Stores that are currently selling the record include, Red Onion Records, Songbyrd, Smash Records, Som Records and Proper Topper. The vinyl and digital download can also be purchased online at ALB’s Rock the Stacks came together in memory of Annie Lou Berman (ALB), an essential member of the D.C. creative community and board member of the D.C. Public Library Foundation, who succumbed to cancer last year.

In addition to the album being on sale across the city, there will also be a listening party hosted by Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe. The listening party, which is free of charge and an all-ages event, will take place Tuesday, August 8th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Songbyrd’s upstairs location. More information about that event can be found here.

The DC Public Library’s (DCPL) Punk Archive will be hosting a live show on August 9th on the rooftop of the Woodridge Neighborhood Library. There will also be a show in September at Dupont Underground as part of the Library’s annual Uncensored programs in celebration of Banned Books Week.”

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