the new record store in Porto, which even has a garden

Scrape Needle: The new record store in Porto even has a garden

It’s the perfect hideaway for vinyl lovers and organizes music events.

Photos from the store itself

When we think of the pandemic we just seem to see a series of cases, patients, hospitals, detention centers and everything we can remember. While this is the harsh reality that Covid-19 has brought us, the truth is that there is still some interesting news that we can remove from this less-than-good period.

A good example of this is Scrape Needle, a record store that opened in Porto in April. More than just a place to buy new and used discs, there is another site worth exploring.

Located in a house on Rua Antero de Quental, it attracts attention through its garden where you can rest and listen to good music in a comfortable chair or even in a hammock. This is a place where events like showcases or autograph sessions take place.

The back garden

The idea to create this project arose when Josefina Fonseca, daughter of a Fado singer and passionate music lover, discovered that the city “lacks niche businesses within alternative music that focus more on the national and international underground scene” explained, quoted by “Time Out”.

The house specialty here is everything that is less known or more niche, with a special focus on genres such as experimental avant-garde, Gothic folk rock, post-rock, doom metal, black shoegaze or stoner rock. If you take a copy home with you, coffee is an offering that is always a great opportunity to take advantage of that secret garden. For those who prefer, there is always the option to buy through the online shop.

“With the pandemic closed at home, music and the arts have helped us maintain sanity, so having more rooms like this is very important.”

The Scrape Needle is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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