And here we have my spoils of war from this year’s Record Store Day. Shake It! Records had a line wrapped around the block at 9 a.m. this dreary morning, a strong testament to how far this event has come in three short years. I can remember showing up after lunch for the inaugural Record Store Day and still managing to pick up nearly everything on my wish list. The pickings were already slim by the time I got into Shake It! early this morning, but I still managed to pick up some fantastic music. What did you pick up… or miss out on? Continue reading
This week marks the dynamic return of my favorite unofficial holiday, Record Store Day! Independent record shops around the country (and, in fact, around the world) will be joining in this celebration of physical formats, brick and mortar retail outlets, and that honest-to-goodness sense of community that only arises when businesses actually a.) give a crap about the goods they are selling and b.) give a crap about the people they are selling these goods to.