Did you know Mike has an online record store? He's been collecting records, and musical knowledge, for 30 years. It's his side business, along with his regular day job and helping at the shop on Saturdays! Music and vinyl are his passion the way herbs (and Wunder Budder) are mine.
We've been wanting to work on something together for years, and we're excited to start a new monthly event - Turntable Tea Parties!
Turntable Tea Party is a listening party that features a specific record, and we'll share a special release tea that goes along with the album we feature. Join us in celebrating music, tea, and community. Come for the whole event or come whenever you can. Meet new friends or spend time with old ones.
Mike will be setting up a mini pop-up record shop with copies of the record we're playing each month, plus more by the same artist, and some related "you may also like" type albums for sale.
Can't make it in person? Each month you'll find a listing here on our website for the record we played that month and a 2oz bag of special release tea to go along with it, so you can have your own personal listening party at home.
Friday Oct. 20th is our first Turntable Tea Party! It goes from around 6pm until around 8pm, with the record going on the turntable around 6:30pm. This month we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tom Waits' Closing Time.
Closing Time was Tom Waits' first album, when both his voice and his music were smooth. It melancholic and beautiful, and has a bittersweet nostalgic vibe, even if you've never heard it before. If you're a Tom Waits fan, you probably already love this album. If you're not too familiar with Tom Waits, you may fall in love with him on Friday.
Reservations aren't required, and you can drop in anytime, but if you know for sure that you're coming, let us know. I hope to see you there!
Turntable Tea Party is a joint event by Alchemy & Herbs and Reverberation Records, held at Alchemy & Herbs: 121 Water Street, downstairs/riverside, in Exeter, NH.