Welcome to Rough Trade NYC

Details of our Williamsburg store can be found on the about page, and our NYC store events are available here.

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Rough Trade On Tour 2013
An array of musicians will be playing within those legendary four walls at Rough Trade West, 130 Talbot Road. Times are still to be confirmed but expect to see legendary post-punk band UK Decay performing songs from their forthcoming new release 'New Hope For The Dead'. Brother-Sister duo Joe Gideon and The Shark will be dropping in to play some of their 'Freakish' songs too.

Also playing live on the day is Fimber Bravo and Zongamin. Fimber is one of the most influential exponents of the steel drum in contemporary music - calling upon a stellar cast of production collaborators for his debut album Con-Fusion - including Hot Chip, Tom Hopkins, Jonnie Wilkes and Zongamin - the album fuses contemporary production and Bravo's life-affirming music. Bravo is very pleased to be celebrating independent record shops by performing songs from Con-Fusion with Zongamin at Rough Trade West on Record Store Day.

Having already toured the UK, USA and Australia this year, Lewis Watson now joins Record Store Day 2013 for a performance at Rough Trade West. He said: "I'm a huge fan of physical music so I'm over the moon to be able to take part in Record Store Day; long live the independent record stores around the world!"
  Paul Weller to headline Record Store Day 2013
at Rough Trade East

We're pleased to announce that Paul Weller will be performing live to close the day's celebrations at Rough Trade East on Saturday 20th April at 8pm. When asked, Paul told us…

"It's great to do a record that's released specifically for Record Store Day. There are so few record shops left that we should all treasure those remaining. I'm also looking forward to playing at Rough Trade East, it's going to be loud and hot!" - PAUL WELLER


  After a year that saw a headline sold-out Wembley Arena show and a performance
at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony,
Frank Turner will open the live performances for 2013's Record Store Day at Rough
Trade East.

Daniel Avery is best known to clubbers around the world for his residency behind the decks at Fabric will be playing some records behind the counter
at Rough Trade East throughout the morning.

Sam Willis (Walls/Kompakt) will take to the stage at 12.30pm. Coinciding with the 2CD release of his solo album 'Winterval' on Arlen, and the launch of his new label Ecstatic with Walls bandmate Alessio Natalizia, Sam Willis is honoured to be asked to play at the premier Record Store Day location of Rough Trade East - and his considered, uplifting take on techno seems perfect for the occasion.
Public Service Broadcasting will follow at 2.30pm. PSB will be releasing a limited edition orange coloured vinyl version of single 'Signal 30' for the occasion and have said…"Record Store Day is something we've taken part in many times as eager punters, so we were absolutely thrilled to be asked to play at Rough Trade East and do our bit to support independent record shops in the UK.
We can't wait!"

  At 4pm The Strypes will take to the stage. The first thing you notice on
seeing The Strypes play is what a phenomenal live band they are, wailing and howling and strutting like a raw rhythm and blues band. The second thing you notice is the crowd - recently, the band have been packing out rooms around the country, and with audiences flecked with rock royalty.
And the third thing you notice is their age. Four boys aged 15 and 17, The Strypes are a proper phenomenon… "We were watching them play from the side of the stage and were blown away. They've got so much energy, they made me and Steve [Cradock] up our game." Paul Weller
  Musical pioneers King Midas Sound hit the stage at
6pm. After a recent signing with Ninja Tune, the band's neckbreak, headnod rhythms now owe more to New York than Jamaica, and the spirit of independence feels like Post Punk has been reinvented for a mutant B-boy/fly
gal generation.

  Here at Rough Trade we believe Record Store Day is a day when the whole family can enjoy their local independent record shop and this year we're pleased to welcome Pete Fowler to the programme of the day. Pete will be creating a special Record Store Day themed colouring-in wall for the kids to get busy with whilst Mum and Dad are browsing.
A revised café menu and speciality drinks will also be on offer as well as our usual hot beverages and you can even get your face painted like Ziggy Stardust if you wish!

A few more acts are still to be announced so stay up to date by following us on Twitter.
All timings for live performances can be found here...