The Venue

The skinny on local clubs

September 28, 2006|By SAM SESSA

The True Vine Until about four months ago, this record and CD store on the Avenue in Hampden let pretty much any local and regional musician play inside. Now, stacks of records and musical equipment take up most of the performance space, but the True Vine does occasionally still host select live acts during after-hours events.

Where -- 1123 W. 36th St.

Call -- 410-235-4500

Web site -- thetruevinerecord

Notable -- Co-owner Ian Nagoski named the True Vine after a phrase he heard in old gospel songs. It's actually a Bible reference.

Vibe -- DIY. Records are piled in a kind of organized chaos, and works by local artists dot the walls.

Crowd -- Fans of what Nagoski calls "fascinating but not well-represented" music.

What to wear -- Anything hipster-esque is fine. Worn jeans, old button downs, etc.

Music -- The store has a lot of niche stuff. As far as live bands, Experimental Detroit, an experimental rock group, will make an appearance in the near future.

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