Numero Group: By The Numbers

The Numero Store Returns for Record Store Day 2012
March 20, 2012, 3:41 pm
Filed under: Newsworthy, Record Store Day

On a rainy Saturday in April of last year, The Numero Group opened its first retail location. For ten hours we gave Chicago record fiends an alternative to the Record Store Day juggernaut of over-hyped exclusive product and two hour lines by doing one thing: offering new and used records at an affordable price. On Saturday April 21st, we aim to change nothing except the space (bigger) and the number of dealers (doubled).

The Empty Bottle has been kind enough to offer their nearly 3000 square foot space at 1035 North Western Avenue. We’ll be cramming every square inch of it with tens of thousands of LPs, CDs, tapes, 45s, DVDs, books, and magazines, sold by dealers trekking to Chicago from all over the US.

Numero Group will boast two tables of our own wares, where buyers can select from our 100 strong catalog to fill in holes in their Numero archive. We’ll also be selling our limited edition record store day LP/CD WTNG 89.9FM: Solid Bronze, and a limited-to-100 copies 45 that  can only be purchased at this location.

Additionally, Numero will be setting up our mobile FM radio station, WTNG 89.9, broadcasting live from the Empty Bottle’s stage all day to a five mile radius. We’ll have guest DJs, a contest, and a live auction, all bookended with vintage radio ads for long-since-shuttered local businesses.

This record utopia will open at 9AM and close at 6PM. Cash, credit, or barter accepted. Steal, beg, or kill to attend.

If that doesn’t make you want to shop for records, what will?

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the west coast just got suicidal.

Comment by Bern Manning

Tens of thousands of records and more?? Wish I could be there. I’ll be at Hungry Ear Records in Kailua, Hawaii for RSD, but damn, this makes me want to fly to Chicago!!

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how do we poor numerogroup followers from oversea get a chance to purchase stuff only sold at this occasion. i’d travel far, but from zurich to chicago is a little too far… regards, sergio

Comment by sergio casucci

snap. the benefits of living in Chicago! First, Lake Michigan, now this!

Comment by ayanacontreras

hi there, sergio from zurich, switzerland, again. couldn’t and wouldn’t you buy the rsd2012-7″ for me? i of course would and will send you the money for the 7″ and for the shipping costs. please, please, please?!?!

Comment by Sergio Casucci

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