The Benefits of Being a Last Second Shopper
Holiday shopping and live music at Basement Transmissions
Friday, Dec. 16
The holidays are right around the corner and we all know how stressful and mundane shopping can be. This year, Basement Transmissions takes all of the pressure off by hosting a special event providing both live entertainment and vendors, a perfect curation of locally made gifts for your hardest-to-shop-for friends and family, all the while keeping you entertained by several of Gem City's most beloved musical performers.
The event, "Last Second Shopper," will showcase some of Erie's favorite crafters, occultists, and boutiques. There will be art, locally made clothing, and trinkets you won't find in your average department store — you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. The vendors include unique work from local artists Jim Hogan, Joshua Mitulski, Tiffany Sheffield, Jamie Mannarino, Clara Ferris, Georgia Buchner, Amy Gone, Hope & Liana Durnell, Tia Keith, Sejla Ibrahimovic, Rock n' Roll Medium Ruth, and Naomi Mecci & The Tarot Tower.
Unlike most holiday shopping experiences, you won't be hearing Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" over a Muzak speaker. The live music lineup is a perfect mixture of genres that everyone can enjoy while perusing the goods in Basement Transmissions' eclectic, massive, and newly renovated space. Performances are anticipated from local legend Fresco, intense electronic duo Grimace, pop-punk quartet Do Not Call List, punk-rock four-piece Grim Grin, and rapper Andre Conceptión, all with soundscapes between sets by NASTY TAXI.
Erie's best local craft brews can be enjoyed from Erie Ale Works while you check items off your wish lists, and you may even have the opportunity to meet the greasy, bad banana Mr. Grinch himself while you're there.
6 p.m. // Basement Transmissions, 145 W. 11th St. // $15 // All Ages // For more information: facebook.com/basement.transmissions