June 24, 2011
If you know of Fool’s Gold then I shouldn’t have to say much about this store opening/reception. For those that don’t know read this…
Over the past four years, Fool’s Gold has established itself as a new kind of independent record company, one just as comfortable introducing once-unknown artists like Duck Sauce, Kid Cudi and Kid Sister to the world, as throwing sold-out parties where Kanye West and Drake just happen to stop by and hang out, or splashing their irreverent, eye-popping visual attitude across everything from vinyl sleeves to rubber ducks. Through the catalog of work and the family of artists they’ve curated, Fool’s Gold has become a name you can trust for new and interesting work in every context.
Their latest endeavor to proudly sport the gold bar logo is 536 Metropolitan, a top-to-bottom transformation of Fool’s Gold’s storefront office in Williamsburg, Brooklyn into a French bistro-inspired retail experience, featuring a wooden bar where the taps have been replaced by fully-stocked record crates, custom wallpaper and art prints, and an ever-changing selection of exclusive new merchandise alongside rare finds from the FG archives. Equal parts vinyl mecca, gallery space and clothing boutique, 536 Metropolitan launches as an instant must-visit for music fans of all kinds.
Sorry, I didn’t have time or patience to write all this in my own words. Just head over to Williamsburg, it’ll be a great time with good music and people.
Fool’s Gold Records
(btw Union & Lorimer)
June 24th from 5-7pm
May 4, 2011
Salute DJ AM! I miss the Travis Barker and DJ AM mixtapes.
Shot by Derick G