Evening Muse to host monthly vinyl swap

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Starting Sept. 7, 2014, a "Vinyl Swap" will be held at the Evening Muse/Daily Press in NoDa. Held every first Sunday of the month from noon to 2 p.m., the idea is to bring five vinyl records to trade with others as an opportunity to hear new music or share what you love with others.

"The point isn't that you don't 'want' the records," host Shirley Griffith posted on her Facebook page. "It's the chance to allow someone else in the world to pick up one of your coveted records and be able to discover a whole new sound or band that they previously would not have encountered."

Griffith feels that the vinyl-collecting community is filled with people who take music seriously and the idea of a vinyl swap could bring that community together. She hopes collectors will trade albums they don't listen to anymore in order to give a "fresh ear the joy of listening to said record."

"I'm really excited about people coming in and grabbing five records (even if they don't know what half of them are), going home and experiencing what someone out here in the world thought was a great sound," Griffith says.

Any donations or tips during the swap will go to help the Chronic Illness Relief Fund (CIRF).

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