aboveground Records’ last jam before closing time

Mike Barnes, aboveground's founder, owner and mastermind. — Photo by David Welch

To the dismay of much of the Island community, aboveground Records in Edgartown closed its doors for good on Saturday, Jan. 4, but fans, friends, and devoted clients managed to have some fun in the days leading up to the closing. On New Years Eve, local musicians from the band Kahoots — Rob Myers, Elisha Wiesner, John Larsen, and Charlie Esposito — gave a surprise concert at the store. Store owner Mike Barnes is a longtime friend of the band, and some members have worked for him at the store.