TVD Radar: Mr. Good
Boy Record Cart and Japan’s Rare Groove partner for vinyl pop-
up in LA, 3/2–3/17

VIA PRESS RELEASE | The first-of-its-kind traveling vinyl pop-up store and music discovery hub, the Mr. Good Boy Record Cart, has teamed up with Record Shop Rare Groove (Osaka, Japan) and owner/DJ Norio Sato for an unprecedented celebration of Japan’s vinyl culture hosted by high-end Japanese-inspired home goods and lifestyle store, The Good Liver (Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles).

The Record Cart will anchor the two-week long event and will offer for sale a hand-curated selection of original Japanese Funk, Ambient, and City-Pop albums from the collection of Norio Sato and Rare Groove Osaka. These albums are highly prized by collectors, DJs, and music aficionados and are rarely ever seen in the United States. Some of the artists whose album will be available for purchase during the event will be Y.M.O., Tatsuro Yamashita, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Akira Ito, Yumi Arai, and more.

The program will run from March 2-17, with a full slate of events set to compliment the album offerings, including: Saturday, March 2: In-store DJ set by Norio Sato (Rare Groove, Osaka) and special guests, Sunday, March 10: Album pairing and tea tasting program, and Sunday, March 17: Closing party.

About Mr. Good Boy Record Cart | Created by co-founders Carson Lere and Ryan Wilson, the Record Cart is a hand-crafted product of Los Angeles creative marketing house, American Dekotora, Inc. With its onboard turntable and four individual headphone listening stations, it serves as a real-world music discovery hub and allows consumers to browse its four onboard vinyl bins for fresh finds to purchase or audition on site. The Record Cart was recently featured as the centerpiece of a two-month Pop-Up at Best Made Co. Los Angeles in collaboration with storied reissue label and distribution company, Light In The Attic.

About Record Shop Rare Groove and Nario Sato | World renowned Record Shop Rare Groove and Norio Sato are at the forefront of the cross-cultural appreciation of Japanese popular music. Consistently ranked as one of the best record stores in the world by leading vinyl culture site The Vinyl Factory, Record Shop Rare Groove is an in-demand destination for collectors and DJs around the globe.

About The Good Liver | The Good Liver is a modern-day version of a general store that sets out to inform, inspire, and ultimately suggest a better way of living through a conscientious collection of enduring, quality goods from around the world. Inspired by the simple things in life, we strive to provide high quality, functional products with aesthetic appeal – the unification of design and quality is our key tenet. The Good Liver offers a carefully selected range of objects from international brands and makers, showcasing the history, philosophy and craftsmanship behind each of our items. We share stories of the how and why behind each product’s creation, illustrating the thoughtful curation of The Good Liver and our dedication to the good life.

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