3rd Annual Electric Fetus Garage Sale This Weekend


Electric Fetus

John Garland / Growler Magazine

Minneapolis’ preeminent record retailer will hold its third annual garage sale this weekend. Stop by the Electric Fetus at Franklin and 4th Avenue, Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

Search through thousands of CDs, LPs and DVDs (new & used) at huge discounts, and up to 75% off gift department items. Garage sale items will hit even deeper discounts on Sunday. Also, enjoy 15% off all regular priced items inside the store on both days.

A few highlights of the weekend to keep in mind:


Get there early on Saturday for Glam Doll Donuts (dollar donut specials, anyone?) then stay for Natedogs outside the store at 10am.

Saturday’s Live Music Schedule:

Noon – DJ Mr. Lucky
1:00 p.m. – The Violent Shifters
2:00 p.m. – Mike Mictlan of Doomtree
3:00 p.m. – Busdriver/
4:00 p.m. – Little Man

But what to buy while you’re there? We asked Electric Fetus general manager Bob Fuchs for a few garage sale gems, and attempt to pair a great local beer with each.

Electric Fetus Garage Sale

Reigning Sound – Shattered

“A great record of well written songs played by a gritty, well seasoned and soulful bar band with punk rock roots.”

The Beer: Blacklist Brewing Imperial Hefe. Blacklist is producing inventive, interesting beers that aren’t afraid to be bold and in-your-face. The new imperial hefeweisen is loaded with mercurial esters and flavors that will evolve in the glass over the course of an LP.

Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

“The second coming of Waylon and Willie circa 1974, with an occasional psych rock touch – maybe the best American roots record all year.”

The Beer: Sociable Cider Werks Spoke Wrench. Sociable is a throwback to the roots of American drinking, when hard ciders were the drink of choice for much of the country. Their stout-cider hybrid is tasty as it is genre-bending.

Beatles – Mono LP Re-Issues

“Absolutely beautiful reproductions of the original mono records issues by Parlophone in the 1960’s. Great packaging and pristine sound presented the way it was meant to be heard: in mono. A must have for any Beatles fan.”

The Beer: Fulton Libertine. Back when Fulton opened their Minneapolis taproom it was like the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, opening the floodgates to a massive movement. Now that Fulton has moved all production into their shiny new brewery, we can’t wait for the re-issue of Libertine to hit shelves in a week or two.

Benjamin Booker – Self Titled LP

“A strong debut record by the Tampa native that mixes blues, classic rock and garage sounds. His opening slot on jack white’s summer 2014 dates assures he gets the audience he deserves.”

The Beer: Tin Whiskers Wheatstone Bridge. Talk about strong debuts – Tin Whiskers has been impressive right out of the gate. The Wheatstone Bridge is bright and refreshing as the Florida sunshine.

Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

“Another indie pop gem from the husband and wife team of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Maybe their strongest record yet (this is their third) will finally break them out of the tiny indie world and into the greener pastures of mainstream radio.”

The Beer: Sisyphus Brewing Kentucky Common – a wonderful indie gem from husband and wife team Sam Harriman and Catherine Cuddy. While they won’t be going mainstream (i.e. distributing to bars and restaurants) beers like this won’t keep them under the radar.

Electric Fetus, 2000 4th Ave S. Minneapolis, 612.870.9300.

John Garland About John Garland

John Garland is the Deputy Editor at the Growler Magazine. Find him on twitter (@johnpgarland) or in every coffee shop on West 7th Street.

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