One of Madison's best annual crate-digging events, if you get there early. Info
St. Vinny's annual record sale is back, and the Willy Street thrifting institution promises a huge selection of 10- and 12-inch records, 45's, 78's and more. Organizers are recommending you get there on the first day of this two-week long event to comb through their vast array of abandoned musical history before those other culture vultures snag your dream LP. I'm still looking for that bloody babies Beatles cover, so if you find it, dibs.
There will also be a selection of general music related items, from band memorabilia and shirts to sound equipment and musical instruments. This could be a good chance to start your band from the ground up, expand that totally not creepy part of your basement dedicated to The Rolling Stones, or to flesh out that record collection you use to score dates. One person's kitschy garbage is another person's treasured collectible, so there should be something for anyone interested in the musical arts. —Reid Kukerewicz