New Pandemic Schedule:

Open Tuesdays through Fridays, from noon til 6pm.
Please wear your masks, hand cleaning fluids supplied.
2 or 3 folks at a time only.
We are also at the store on Mondays, from 1 til 6pm, mostly cleaning, reorganizing and working on mail-order.
You can call first at 212-473-0043 or just knock when you get here.

13 Monroe Street // New York, NY 10002-7351 // (212) 473-0043 //

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Tzadik Sale


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THE TZADIK LABEL 25th ANNIVERSARY SALE - 25% Off All CD’s, LP’s, Books and DVD’s!


It seems hard to believe that John Zorn’s TZADIK label started in 1995 and is celebrating their 25th anniversary this month! Even more incredible is that Tzadik now has some 860 plus items in their vast catalogue, a quarter of which are John Zorn titles of his myriad of different projects. Independent labels of experimental music rarely survive more than a few years and Tzadik has consistently presented challenging music from many different artists from the Downtown Scene and from around the w

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The Big ReR CD December, 2010 Sale!


ReR or originally Recommended Records, was and still is the best label for progressive, experimental and avant-garde music. It was founded by Chris Cutler (in 1978), drummer/composer for Henry Cow, the Art Bears

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Spotlight on Downtown Music Gallery

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Longevity!

Monday, May 1st was the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative

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5049 Records Podcast

Episode 89, Bruce Lee Gallanter

For this conversation, Bruce and I go back to his hometown roots in New Jersey to the early days at Studio Henry, all the way up to the present.

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