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Scene & Heard

Music-obsessed find a trove of wonders at Weirdo Records

Weirdo Records’ storefront.

Presiding over the shop, perched at a computer behind the back desk, is owner Angela Sawyer. One recent afternoon, a young couple browsed, asking about what had happened to early psych stars the 13th Floor Elevators, while a third customer wondered about Brazilian guitar fuzz bands. Sawyer recommended the recent documentary on Elevators frontman Roky Erikson and discussed “fish bowl bands” that seem built to re-create ultra-specific sounds in rock history. One customer interrupted her. “Whoa, there’s a band called Los Yetis? I have to get this!” He added it to an armful of goods.

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