Never Records is a multi-media multi-artist project by New York artist/musician Ted Riederer. It is one of the most uniquely rad and important things going on right now in the world of music and the next stop on his journey is New Orleans. To briefly explain the idea, Ted goes to cities all over the world, sets up a mock store front, brings in bands, poets, solo artists, any form of sound performance imaginable and cuts 2 records of the performance straight to vinyl right there in the store. One of the vinyl goes home with the performer, along with a digital WAV file of the recording, and the other vinyl stays in the traveling exhibit, filed under New Orleans, waiting to be discovered by anyone who visits the exhibit. Since 2010, Never Records has travelled to Liverpool; Derry, Ireland; and London where Never Records was sponsored in part by the Tate Modern.
“Practically every week during my adolescence, with the regularity of a parishioner, I visited Yesterday and Today Records in Rockville, Maryland. It was there where I communed with the spirit of Punk, Ska, Mod, and Rock and Roll. It was there where I learned about politics, sex, existentialism, style, and fashion. Yesterday and Today was more like a social library, a meeting place for musicians and artists, than a retail space. Never Records is my love letter to the record store. In the ruins of one of the great retail giants of the end of the last century, a casualty of modernity and the Great Recession, we will reclaim the spirit of music and commune amongst the wreckage.”
Never Records runs from October 6th through November 4th in a storefront space generously donated by Jonathan Ferrara. The space is located at 841 Carandolet St., New Orleans, LA 70113. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday – Sunday from 10am-7pm. CHECK. IT. OUT.
SOME SCHEDULED SESSIONS:
*** YES. PLEASE. & DEFINITELY COME HANG OUT ***
Thursday, October 25th at 6 pm
VOX AND THE HOUND
Thursday, November 1st at 6 pm
Saturday, November 3rd at 6 pm