Join us and Vinyl Me, Please as we celebrate music in its finest, rawest format, with a listening party for VMP’s May record of the month, Clipse’s “Lord Willin'”.
“‘SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT’, a neon cross illuminating behind Virginia rapper Pusha T reads on stage during his 2016 tour. Nearly a decade and a half earlier, the same ominous biblical prophecy manifests itself as he and brother No Malice (Malice at the time) unleashed their official debut release “Lord Willin'” on the world. While Houston had UGK, and Atlanta had Outkast, Clipse put Virginia Beach hip-hop on the map, and shattered the rap world’s walls with bricks. Contrasting with the popularity of braggadocio rap and its club-friendly beats, Clipse, with production from the Neptunes (Pharrel Williams and Chad Hugo), took the same confidence, stripped it of any excess flash, and let the narrative of struggling and survival breathe, rapping tales of hustling dope and all the circumstances and consequences surrounding it. “Lord Willin'” brought a brand new sound and approach to, not only Southern rap, but rap music in general. Lyrically haunting and overtly intriguing, while maintaining and honoring the honesty of forebears like Pimp C and Big Boi, Clipse took the only life they knew, and turned it into an artful masterpiece.” – Chason Higgins
So come! Have some fun, have some drinks, and always keep the vinyl spinning.
the work of Audrey Nefores + Nick Hurwitz-Goodman
an art show and benefit for Best Video Film & Cultural Center
Guest Simon Hanes’ Tredici Bacci
opening Nov. 11 – 7 – 10 pm at Ordinary
taking cues from cinematic moments and technique, CREEPSHOW is a collection of relics that explore the beauty of film through paint, sculpture and mixed media. we hope this work will inspire others to experience the uniquely tactile and sensory experiences found in places like Best Video Film & Cultural Center, the last video rental store in connecticut.
join us for a video-drenched night with wild art, food specials, special guests tredici bacci + a chance to get a rental membership at the best video store on the east coast.
BBQ Pop-Up to benefit disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico with Bear’s Smokehouse, Black Hog, Don Q Rum at Ordinary. 100% of all proceeds to go to Puerto Rico.
Hamburger eating contest at Ordinary Tuesday July 11, 5pm sharp. $25 gets you a Black Hog Beer, as many burgers as you can eat in 30 minutes and shot of Fernet Branca for when you call it quits. Fame and prizes for winners. Awards for bringing the most folks who cheer you on! Don’t wait to get your tickets online! Space is very limited.