record store day!

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tomorrow, hundreds of independently-owned record stores across the country are celebrating record store day!  there is nothing like a good record store…one that you walk into and immediately feel your ears perk up to catch whatever the store is playing, because they always have the best tunes on as background music while you dig through piles of records and used albums.  the staff knows more about music than you do and makes recommendations for albums you didn’t even know about yet, but sure enough end up on repeat in your stereo.  countless times i’ve stopped into my favorite local store, a.k.a. music in old city, with the intentions of buying one album, but leave with my arms full of new treasures and practically run home to listen to them all.

the record store day website has a complete listing of all the venues participating tomorrow, and a lot of them will have special promotions and in-store visits from musicians!  so make sure you stop by your local store to say hello and pick up some tunes :)

a.k.a. music, philadelphia

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the king of all record stores…amoeba music on haight street in san francisco.  man i miss this place.

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Laura -April 17, 2010, 1:49AM

I miss 611 Records off South Street (across from the fabulous Infinite Piercing). They closed a couple of years ago but I still have the 611 sticker on my car. *everyday junglist*boh boh!*

lbutton -April 17, 2010, 12:20PM

i will be going to third man records today, jack white’s record store here in nashville, and Grimey’s- the king of record stores in Nashville. Grimey’s was even in USA Today yesterday (see link). So excited!

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