Live & Local Spotlight: Microgroove 2nd Anniversary Festivities

click to enlarge Keith Ulrey, Microgroove - Nicole Kibert
Nicole Kibert
Keith Ulrey, Microgroove

As if it weren’t awesome enough Tampa Bay has so many vinyl enthusiasts that we can support several noteworthy indie record shops, now one of the youngest is celebrating its second year this Sunday. Microgroove, the shop owned and operated by New Granada Records’ Keith Ulrey, is blowing it out, too, with live music over two days, not to mention some rad sales at the shop.

On Saturday, Microgroove stages a 2nd Anniversary Pre-Party at New Granada’s unofficial headquarters, New World Brewery. Three bands are scheduled to perform, including Lakeland-based NGR-repped Mrenc (Eric Collins), who produces jagged art rock with post-punk and darkly experimental tendencies, and just issued a new EP over the summer, All Around Surround. Then, on Sunday, the actual Microgroove party kicks off at 11 a.m. and goes until Ulrey & Co. feel like shutting it down. Among the offerings: live music by Atlantic Oceans (the new project of Sleepy Vikings formers Connor and Tessa), Matt Hires (the pop rock acoustic guitar wielding singer-songwriter who landed a national record deal with Atlantic), and others TBA; a (mostly) storewide sale; and beer courtesy of PBR.

Details: Microgroove 2nd Anniversary Pre-Party with Mrenc, Empire Cinema, Radarmen?, Sat., Nov. 30, 9 p.m., New World Brewery, Ybor City, $7; and Microgroove 2nd Anniversary, Sun., Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-TBD, Microgroove, Tampa, free.

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