Wayward Council goes full-time
Can't find the latest "Burn Collector"? How about a used copy of Fugazi's "Repeater" CD? Need a place to sit down and peruse the latest "Baffler"? Directions to that house show? Wayward Council might just be what you're looking for...
Wayward Council, a non-profit, all volunteer-run record store opened full-time Wednesday, October 6. Operating from noon until 8 p.m. at 807 W. University Avenue (between Recycled Bicycles and the Gainesville Martial Arts dojo) everyday but Monday, the store sells new and used punk, hardcore, hip-hop, jazz and pop in both vinyl and CD format. Wayward also offers zines, books, videos, shirts, patches and buttons.
Previously operating out of the Hardback Cafe and the Down Lo on Saturdays, the group decided to expand to a full-time venture. A core of approximately 15 volunteers take care of staffing the store, ordering, pricing & fliering. The Council has been running for over a year and a half.
A listening station is available inside the store to sample any item. A couch, chair and extensive collection of music zines (past and present) are available in the back for those wanting to relax and read a bit.
Wayward buys records and CDs for credit and/or cash back. The store hopes to continue having a lively turnover of items. So whether you're looking for the new Stereolab LP, organic Zapatista-grown coffee, that Kathy Acker book, or a Minutemen T-shirt, Wayward has you covered.
Volunteer meetings are held every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the store and anyone interested in becoming part of the Wayward Council family is encouraged to stop by. Concerts, art shows, Risk tournaments and potlucks are all potential future events, so be ready. Hopefully, Wayward Council's expansion will be a permanent part of Gainesville's rich pop and politics scene.
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