“Is it wrong, wanting to be at home with your record collection? It’s not like collecting records is like collecting stamps, or beermats, or antique thimbles. There’s a whole world in here, a nicer, dirtier, more violent, more peaceful, more colorful, sleazier, more danger, more loving world than the world I live in; there is history, and geography, and poetry, and countless other things I should have studied at school, including music.”
— Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
At the Independent, our record collection now has over five hundred pieces of vinyl, which is awesome. But that number pales in comparison to the home collection of local architect, artist, design enthusiast, Indy regular, and our dear neighbor, Paul Rosenblatt. This coming Sunday (and approximately once a month every month hereafter), Paul is going to be curating the Sunday Secret Vault from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. He’s bringing selections from his home collection, which, by the way, exceeds 15,000 pieces of vinyl. He’s bringing selections that you might not have heard before but that you definitely need to hear now. These are the deep cuts. For more on Paul, check him out here: www.springboarddesign.net
On Sunday, Paul will be pulling plenty of surprises from the soul, funk, and groove sections of his collection.
While we listen to music, we at the Independent are going to do our best to curate an equally interesting tap list on Sunday evening, and may even bring out a few surprises of our own. Moreover, in honor of the "Deep Cut" feel of the night, we're going to have a happy hour special on Wigle Whiskey's Deep Cut Rye, selling it for $8 for a 2 oz. pour. If you haven't tried this very special, 117 proof rye, I assure you it pairs well either neat or over one of our chain-sawed rock, while you relax and listen to Paul blow your mind.
So swing on by. Enjoy the music. Enjoy looking at album covers. Enjoyt making and hearing esoteric statements regarding the horn players on certain tracks. And enjoy a good beer or spirit at the place with the best music playing in Pittsburgh on a Sunday night. We hope you feel right at home at the Indy and our record collection.