My favorite local record store is LUNA Music on College Avenue in Broad Ripple, Indiana (SoBro if you prefer). It’s not a hole-in-the-wall shop but it should be because whenever that descriptor is used it means this place is awesome and is totally worth finding even though it looks sketchy as Hell. That is all Compliment.
If you know Broad Ripple you know it’s rep as the “home town” of David Letterman and the herd of bars that line Broad Ripple Ave. If you can move past those bars that host Butler University students and douche-y 40 something dudes who look pathetic trying to hang with Butler students you will find this inviting village in Indianapolis.
LUNA Music is neither sketchy nor a hole-in-the-wall and staffed by decidedly hipster people that don’t act all that hipster. I have to confess that I don’t really know anyone who works in the store, not like I know the many comic book shop owners and managers in Indy. Then again I go to the comic shops more often. Right near the shop is the Aristocrat Pub and Red Key Tavern, if you go north on College Avenue there’s The Jazz Kitchen and Yats, Twenty Tap and Sam’s Gyros; and south are The Sinking Ship and Upland Brewing. That’s not to say the Broad Ripple Avenue area is to be avoided but I find College Avenue more copacetic.
The LUNA Tweet linked to their Instagram and said: “We put out some new bonus “mystery” boxes! 20-some LPs per box, hand-picked by Luna staff. Used to be $3 – $6 per record, now get a full box of ’em for only $10.”
Quickly it went down to two: “UPDATE – ONLY 2 MYSTERY BOXES REMAIN!!! hurry in if you want one!”
I was at work. What was I doing on Twitter? Don’t ask stupid questions and then: “Last Grab Box is still “up for grabs”!!!!!”
Did I want to get this? I am promised “24 LPS of Wonder & Mystery. ROCK, POP + SOUL. Yours for only $10!” No clues are given, no claims implied, the caveat emptor is in full effect.
Sure why not?
I did, as you surmised, get the last box. It wasn’t as simple as that but Big Thanks to Mr. Lunatron himself for the assist.
So what is in the box?
I don’t know.
Let’s find out.