Visit the Numero Group pop-up shop at Rappcats this Thursday through Sunday.
One of our favorite labels, Numero Group is back in Los Angeles this week for a pop-up record shop at Rappcats in Highland Park. From 12pm-8pm this Thursday through Sunday, Sept 28th-Oct 1st, the Chicago-based archival label will bring their acclaimed pop-up store back to the West Coast for the first time in nearly half a decade. Coinciding with the Chicago-based record label’s 20th Anniversary, the event will fill LA’s Rappcats with thousands of LPs, 45s, cassettes, CDs, magazines, t-shirts, hats, test pressings, zines, lavishly packaged box sets and decades worth of precious lost sounds. The free-to-enter event follows the unforgettable Numero Twenty festival that happened at LA’s Palace Theatre earlier this year, which “promised a reconnection with a certain era, but ultimately offered a reconnection to yourself – to your memories, to your musculature, to your community, to your potentiality.”
Interested in coming by 5638 York Blvd during any of the four-day run? Add it to your calendar here: https://ffm.to/la_pu23
Numero co-founders Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier will be on-site, offering deeply researched, expertly-resuscitated selections, recommendations and knowledge to attendees. As GQ described in a recent profile, “The fact that Numero has survived for twenty years – weathering everything from the rise of streaming to a supply-chain-glutting ‘vinyl revival’ that ironically made it harder to press new records on vinyl – is no surprise…Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier were crate-diggers as cold-case detectives, unearthing legacies of greatness long-buried in attics and storage units, as well as the stories of the people who made that music.
After twenty years spent researching and reintroducing unsung heroes and historic music from the 1950s to today, Numero enters its second decade doing its most adventurous work. LA is part of their fall Pop-Up Tour, which recently stopped in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, and will be heading to Austin’s LEVITATION next month.