We were lucky enough to hear about a small free gig in Sunderland on Monday night, being held in Pop Recs – Frankie and the Heartstrings’ new pop up record shop on Fawcett Street, Sunderland.
Pop Recs Ltd was opened on the first of June, filling the old tourist information office in the city centre. It’s not supposed to be a permanent fixture, so enjoy it while you can folks.
Pop Recs Ltd sells current music, offers an independent record shop, coffee shop, music venue and gallery; could it be any more eclectic?
Badly Drawn Boy did a set just over an hour long; it was a casual, chilled atmosphere, with a mixed bag of people.
Pop Recs serves alcohol – their own branded ‘The days run away’ beer, soft drinks and for those of us a little less rock and roll, a hot cup or coffee or tea.
Unfortunately we managed to miss night time performances for both Frankie and the Heartstrings and The Future heads, but there are another 5 nights of confirmed gigs so pop down while you can.
Monday - 10am - 5pm
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday - 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
*Evening performances will take place between 6 - 9pm.