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“We're not open just yet, but we're very close though!” This is the Facebook status of Astro Black Records as of May 23rd. Jim Marlowe of Tropical Trash and gal Ginger Goss are opening a “new and used record store specializing in Avant-Rock, Jazz, Free/Improv, Modern Composition, Experimental, Small/Private Press/DIY music (and generally anything considered left-of-center) with a serious focus on vinyl LP’s. The goal of the shop is to provide a physical space/locus in this city for music that is (generally speaking) not found in brick and mortar record stores: the marginal and the ‘weird’. We’re always looking to buy single copies or collections of records that fall within the scope of the shop.” They are located in the back of Quill’s Coffee at 930 Baxter Ave, Louisville.

Phillip Olympia the creator of the blog Never Nervous, which covers “any relevant music related happenings that pertain to the city of Louisville”, interviewed Jim Marlowe about this forthcoming endeavor.

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I’m originally from Ohio, but have been a Louisvillian for half my life. I divide my time between hubby, 3 kids, too many pets, and the 930 Art Center. When I'm not, you'll find me running the trails in Cherokee or Jefferson Memorial Forest.

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