Other Music was not just a record store in the village. it was a place where a generation discovered groundbreaking artists who became larger than life icons in the music scene. It was a destination for music lovers, musicians, and industry representatives, where bands were formed and careers were launched. Other Music was and remains a symbol of independent music. It was a place that not only spotlighted those in independent music, but also served as a great influence on the music scene in New York City.
The film chronicles the store’s 20-year history, featuring bands such as Animal Collective, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
, Vampire Weekend
, the Strokes
, TV On The Radio
(formerly Antony And The Johnsons), and more. As retail stores continue to disappear, the film is an example of how the community and spirit of one much-loved independent record store lives on.