Seminole Heights record shop staple Microgroove celebrates 10-year anniversary this weekend

The dark lord of surf-rock, Mrenc plays the tunes.

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click to enlarge Microgroove owner Keith Ulrey on the shop's first anniversary on Dec. 1, 2012. - Nicole Kibert/
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Microgroove owner Keith Ulrey on the shop's first anniversary on Dec. 1, 2012.

In the decade Microgroove has been open the Seminole Heights record shop—owned by New Granada label head Keith Ulrey—has been in a Buccaneers promo, hosted numerous shows including Xetas, Hand Out, Permanent Makeup, and, of course, struggled through an ongoing pandemic.

The Best of the Bay-winning shop celebrates its tin year with a party featuring shoegaze-grunge act Mrenc plus live art and painting with Josh “Bump” Galletta.

The party won’t be as raging as past years, but better than last year because the anniversary didn’t happen in 2020 (thanks to that son a bitch, COVID-19). Ulrey still is being extra-careful with the whole pandemic, so he said, “We’re keeping it light, a mini-party if you will, a truncated celebration.”

There won’t be free beer and masks are required inside the store. But plan to do a little holiday shopping, everything is 10% off. And whatever you do, don’t park at Cappy’s.

Microgroove 10-year anniversary: Mrenc feat. Bump Galletta. Sunday, Dec. 5, Noon. Free. Microgroove, Tampa. @microgroovetampa on Facebook

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