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Record Store Day 2016: Local Deals and Events in Los Angeles, New York and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.16.2017 | Business

By Michael Galvis, Editor Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 and music hobbyists across the globe will be flocking to independent music stores to get...

Rubber Soul Turns 50

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment
William Buckley Jr.

Hard to believe that I bought Rubber Soul fifty years ago when it was released in December of 1965.

The Record Shop, Episode #1: 'Open'

Stuart Gunter | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Stuart Gunter

I have been writing "The Record Shop" for five years. Originally conceptualized as a comic, in the spirit of American Splendor, where I would write vignettes based on my experience working in a small record shop and handing it over to a great artist.

From User to Dealer: A Vinyl Junkie Goes Pro... Sort of

Dave Tomar | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

In a lot of ways, used record stores are like the perfect combination of museum and gift shop, a place where you can actually take home the artifacts. Maybe that experience is one reason that vinyl is culturally relevant again.

Inside The World's Ongoing Obsession With Vinyl Records

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts

April 19 marks the eighth annual Record Store Day, which celebrates independently-owned music sellers. This musical day falls on the heels of a hi...

Sasha Belenky

These Must-Read Articles Will Make You Miss The '90s | Sasha Belenky | Posted 09.13.2013 | Media

1. "The X-Files," Like The Black Cat, Is Now 20 Years Old Nostalgia for the 1990s, that decade of pre-9/11 innocence, funky clothes and slow dial-u...

Stars in a Record Store

Binky Philips | Posted 07.17.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Running a record store on St Mark's Place in the East Village during the 1980s put me in the dead-center middle of an exploding mecca of pop culture.

Happy Record Store Day!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

Just in time for Record Store Day, Jack White's independent label, Third Man Records, has rolled out a vintage party trick for music lovers in the Nas...

The End of an Era, or Something: Another Collector Weighs in on the Closing of Bleecker Bob's

Roger Weisman | Posted 06.12.2013 | New York
Roger Weisman

If you told me 10 years ago that Bleecker Bob's, the near-legendary New York record store, was closing, I would probably be less upset than I am now.

A Few Too Many Words in Defense of Record Store Day's Black Friday

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 01.19.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

on Friday, November 23 a whole bunch of records are going to come out, and I'm going to buy some of them. Record Store Day and all its appendages remain worthy of our attention, and quite possibly our dollars too.

The Case for Vinyl

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

There's nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed -- you don't get that with vinyl. It's one of the purest ways to listen to music.

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

Another Chef's Blog About Something

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.11.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.

The Amazon Conundrum

Howard Fishman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Small Business
Howard Fishman

And so ensued the ethical debate: support The Strand and pay a whopping $10 more for the book, or save the $10 and order the same book online, further hastening the imminent demise of great bookstores like the very one I was standing in?

A Shift in Music

Jake Shears | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jake Shears

There's clearly a shift in the way people are buying music now and I can't help but think about how that affects me as an artist.

1-2-3-4 Go! Records -- Why Record Stores Should Still Matter

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.17.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

I refuse to buy an iPod, a Kindle, or download any movies that go straight to my computer or television. Face to face social interaction and good times, that was the true value of these businesses.

Record Store Day 2012

Amber DeGrace | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
Amber DeGrace

Vinyl. You either get it or you don't. If you do, get out there and participate on Record Store Day! Grab some good stuff, take it home, and enjoy listening to your bounty.

Longtime D.C. Record Store To Close

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The lastest victim of the digital shift in how we get our music: Dupont Circle's Melody Records will close later this winter after 34 ye...

Last Minute Shoplifting

Binky Philips | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

As I have relayed in this blog o' mine, I spent over a decade in record store retail on St. Mark's Place in the East Village through the eruption of P...

A Crooked Mile

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I have no vested interest in the financial security of Crooked Beat Records, but I say with all seriousness that I am not entirely sure what I would do if it ceased to exist.

St. Clair Shores, Mi.: An End For The Record Store That Survived iTunes | Nico Rubello | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

“Obviously I’ve been here a long time. I’m approaching 70, " said Bob Setlik, the owner of Car City Records, in St. Clair Shores, Mi. He has dec...

Record Store Day

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

Miss the smell of vinyl? The clack of a CD case? Can't get enough of out-dated formats? Hipster? Record Store Day 2011 is Saturday, April 16, and r...

PHOTOS: The Best Record Stores In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rolling Stone released it's list of the "25 Best Record Stores in the U.S." today, and three Chicago shops made the cut. We were impressed--but also f...

Logan Square Gets Two New Record Stores

Chicago Reader | Jessica Hopper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I've lived in Logan Square for about 20 years now," says Marc Ruvolo, cofounder of long-running Chicago indie/punk label Johann's Face. "There's no r...

Downtown Boulder Losing Bart's CD Cellar

Jerry Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jerry Lewis

Retailers come and go in Boulder, but Bart's attracted many customers for its large upstairs collection of vinyl, both used and new.