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'All-Female Artist Power Hour' at Sip This

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your

DJ Cash Lawrence spins records at Bring Your Own Vinyl night at Sip This in Valley Stream. (Feb. 3, 2012) Credit: Linda Rosier

If you are either a fan of female-powered music or the possessor of some cool records that feature lady performers, this week’s BYOV bash at the Sip This coffeehouse in Valley Stream has an hour planned that’s sans man (save for the actual DJ).

The “Bring Your Own Vinyl” (BYOV) event is a long-running affair held monthly (every first Friday) at ‘Sip, a happening built on the idea of inviting collectors and audiophiles who enjoy the specific sound garnered from playing vinyl records to pass personal selections along to be spun by resident DJ Cash Lawrence. Generally, Cash lets the customers steer the musical direction, but on Friday from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. the goal is to do an hour set of strictly woman-only tunes – so if you enjoy tracks sung and starring solo ladies or girl (or “grrrl”) groups, this is an opportunity to hear just that, all delivered in analog form.

The event kicks off 9 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m., so tunes of any ilk will also find playtime. In addition, the Poets of Nassau group will hold its monthly reading and open mic session beginning at 7 p.m., with Massapequa-born bard R. Nemo Hill scheduled to appear.

There’s no cover to enter, with more details available online at

Sip This: 64 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream, 516-341-0491

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