Bedroom DJs, record collectors and anyone over the age of, let’s say, 40? Start digging. The rest of you, grab a beer.
If you’re in the former group, this is your moment: Tomorrow at the company’s brewery in Somerville, Aeronaut Brewing hosts the “Sharing is Caring” Edition of Tiny Vinyl, a BYO-vinyl party at which DJ The Lieutenant will play whatever you bring in, whether from a dusty basement bin or the Urban Outfitters you stopped by on the way there.
Good music and good beer has been irrefutably proven one of the best combinations ever; all this does is add a low-stress crowd-participation element that the organizers hope will foster a broader sense of community. “I like the idea of getting to interact with folks a little more,” says The Lieutenant, “maybe discovering some new gems. The hope is that people come excited to talk about and share music, even if they don’t bring records.”
Despite the format, this is still a party, not your freshman dorm room. The DJ still has a job to do, so a little curation on your end will spare The Lieutenant from respectfully exercising her right to refuse ruining everyone else’s good time by playing your Creed single. “I’m very polite but highly opinionated about music,” she says … politely.