Doug Gaddy, owner of Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo in North Boulder, asked for some help in getting the word out on a concert of some young bands as well as a way to help a good cause.
Doug and his wife Annie have been supporting the Shanti's Children Foundation, a small nonprofit that now helps to send about 40 disadvantaged kids to school in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. Now Doug's helping to promote a concert by Orange Free State, a band he describes as "infectious and danceable" and another band, Stellar Atlas. The concert benefits the good work being done in Nepal.
The concert will be at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 at Astroland, a DIY concert venue at 4415 N. Broadway in Boulder across the street from Doug's vinyl store. Doug says both bands are being looked at by some record labels, so the concert is helping to showcase their talent. Tickets are just $5 at the door.
There's a small get-together before-concert gathering at Absolute Vinyl, with some snacks, drinks and of course, tunes played on the store's turntables. No digital iPods allowed (well, actually I made up that rule.)
If you haven't been to Absolute Vinyl, which shares space with Little Horse Books, be sure and stop in some time, especially if you like to browse through some great albums. Doug says he's putting out more and more LPs over the next few weeks, so get over there before the good ones are gone.