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Published on April 14th, 2020 | by Newt Rayburn


The End of All Music to Show the Music Documentary “Other Music” Online Friday, April 17, 2020

Watch a cool documentary about a legendary New York City record shop AND support your local record store at the same time

The End of All Music record store in Oxford, Mississippi, will be publishing a link to screen the music documentary Other Music on Friday, April 17, 2020. You can buy a ticket for $11.50, with half of that rental fee going to The End of All Music and the other half going to the filmmakers. 

A trip to NYC during the 2000s wasn’t successful without a trip to Other Music—a near perfect record store. It’s safe to say that the store—and later their record label of the same name—was a huge influence on The End of All Music.

Other Music was in consideration for the 2020 Oxford Film Festival, but ultimately I choose to screen different music documentaries that were equally as good. However, I do highly recommend the Other Music film. It is top-notch and entertaining, especially if you love music, record stores, and New York City!

Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark was lost.

Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo, and TV On The Radio.

“Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store.” 
–Jen Aswad, Variety 

“One of the world’s greatest record stores gets a fitting eulogy.” 
–John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“As hubs like Other Music struggle to remain in existence, we think it’s important to celebrate what spaces like these have meant to people in the
past, and to explore how their spirit can live on in an increasingly digital world” 
–Lydnsey HavensBillboard

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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