Tampa record store Microgroove celebrates seventh anniversary with free concert Sunday

Grampire, Empire Cinema and more are all scheduled to perform.

click to enlarge Grampire, which plays Microgroove in Tampa, Florida on December 2, 2018. - Facebook/Grampire
Grampire, which plays Microgroove in Tampa, Florida on December 2, 2018.

UPDATED 3:51 p.m. 11/30

There’s a lot of talk about a booming economy and the resurgence of vinyl, but the fact of the matter is that homegrown, local record shops are still on the ropes when compared to big box stores and online retailers. Against all odds and new municipal crackdowns on A-Frame signs, Seminole Heights record store Microgroove is celebrating seven years in business with a concert that draws from every corner of the Bay area music scene.

Permanent Makeup (a punk outfit that’s released albums on New Granada Records, the imprint co-founded by Microgroove owner Keith Ulrey) anchors a bill that also includes Tampa rapper Rahim Samad (who recently teamed up with Brand Nubian’s Sadat X on a new song, “Plus Degrees”), hard-gigging punk trio The Nervous Girls, new wave-influenced Tampa rock band Empire Cinema, indie-pop darling DieAlps!, new rock band Grampire, and more. The all-ages show kicks off just after noon and is free to attend.

The shop is offering 20 percent off of almost everything, and its neighbors — Cappy’s Pizza and Independent Bar & Café — are also getting in on the party by selling slices and offering discounts while Uncle Mince’s World Famous Seitan serves vegan comfort food and Commune + Co. pours the nitro cold brew.

Microgroove’s 7th Anniversary Celebration w/Rahim Samad/Permanent Makeup/The Nervous Girls/Grampire/Empire Cinema/DieAlps!/Broken Radio/King of Denmark. Sun. Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Microgroove, 4906 N. Florida Ave, Tampa. INFO.

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