West Coast fans of revered archival record label Numero Group can celebrate, as the Chicago-based label will travel from Bloomington, IN to Seattle, WA this fall to set up pop-up shops in several cities.
According to a statement from the label, “on sale will be every in-print Numero CD, LP, cassette, 45, T-shirt, poster and whatever other additional weirdness they can cram into a 15-passenger van.” After debuting in Indiana, the pop-up with touch down in six other cities before wrapping up in Seattle. It will be open for three days each in Los Angeles and Berkeley.
Numero was founded in 2003 and is known for archival releases and reissues. “We’re on a dirty, labor-intensive mission,” the label’s website declares, “and it’s urgent as all hell. Time kills off precious bits of passed-over sound, story, and ephemera every day, just as fast as we can haul this sprawling archive of under-heard recordings — along with the musicians, writers, and entrepreneurs who created them — out of exile.”
For several years, Numero has launched a pop-up shop in its hometown in April to commemorate Record Store Day. Since 2014, a Numero outlet has also taken root for a weekend in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
For those feeling left out back home in Chicago, the label recently opened a factory outlet on the city’s South Side. Numero has also pressed 500 copies of Amethyst’s “Midnight Rendezvous,” a seven-inch that will only be available at that location.
Numero Group Pop-Up Shop Tour
October 7: Bloomington, IN – 213 S. Rogers
October 8: Kansas City, MO – Mini Bar, 3810 Broadway Rd.
October 10: Denver, CO – Studio C, 2700 Arapahoe St.
October 12: Phoenix, AZ – Monorchid, 214 E. Roosevelt St.
October 13 – 15: Los Angeles, CA – Rappcats, 5636 York Blvd.
October 16 – 18: Berkeley, CA – 651 Addison St
October 20: Portland, OR – The Cleaners, 403 SW 10th Ave.
October 21: Seattle, WA – Seattle Center, 472 1st Ave. North
October 22: Seattle, WA – Seattle Center, 472 1st Ave. North