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TALK ABOUT NEW WORLD

Chuck Garvey, guitarist for moe: "New World was one of the most awesome jobs I've ever had. Go (Kartha) was a great boss and a great guy. Unfortunately, he canned me right before Christmas -- I was late a lot and always playing out of town on weekends. But I learned a lot about indie bands and releases there. I got into bands like Ween, the Bad Liver and a lot of Canadian bands. It was typical of Go to have great unknown bands play in the store all the time."

Robby Takac, Goo Goo Doll: "The Goo Goo Dolls did an in-store record release thing in the early '90s, and my grandmother was there, as were about 500 other charged-up kids packed into this little storefront. When the music started, the place just erupted. They managed to rescue Grandma from the swirling crowd and get her safely behind the register, barricaded behind some crates of vinyl. And we all had a great, great time."

Ron Hawkins, Lowest of the Low frontman: "Buffalo's become sort of a second home to us, and Go and Elizabeth are a big part of that. We slept on their floor when first came through in about '92, and we were shocked at how welcoming the whole city was, how everyone had open arms. New World is doing the same thing that the Low is doing musically, trying to keep music on a grassroots level and keep the indie scene alive."

Scot Fisher, president of Righteous Babe Records: "New World is the kind of place that makes artists like Ani DiFranco possible -- successful indie music gets to fans through successful indie stores. When she was selling albums out of the back of her van and in coffeehouses, New World was one of the only stores to sell her music on consignment.

"You could drive a thousand miles and not find another indie store like New World."

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