The first is the Back to School Record Convention. Sponsored by Redscroll Records and Manic Productions, this is going to be a huge, huge record sale. Sept 19th, Hamden Elks Lodge, admission is a scant $3.
The second: Trash American Style presents The Danbury Record and CD Expo. All kinds of dealers from across the state will be there, and admission is $4. Sept 27th, at the Holiday Inn (80 Newtown Rd).
Never heard of Trash American Style? It's sort of an American folk legend. As the story goes, Trash started as a quiet little record store in Danbury, but soon exploded as CT's premier underground music store. About two years ago, their landlords dicked them over and kicked them out of their shop (after 18 years!). Since then, Trash has been on the road selling records and sticking it to the man at various conventions and colleges all over the New England area.
Other places you can catch Trash and other record vendors in CT this summer include:
9/4-6: Safe To Swim Weekend in Danbury
9/10: Wesleyan University
9/12: I Am Festival, New London
9/19: Back To School Record Convention
9/20: Trash or Treasure Tag Sale, Heirloom Arts Theatre
9/27: The Danbury Record + CD Expo!
10/11: WESU Community Record Fair, Middletown
10/23-25: WFMU Record Fair
11/2: Wesleyan University.
12/2: University Of Connecticut, Storrs