Thursday, April 16, 2009

Record Store Day

Saturday, April 18th is national Record Store Day, celebrating locations offering vinyl, CDs, and an undeniable atmosphere of community through music. There are plenty of nationwide events planned for this, but the best way to celebrate would be to take a trip to a local record shop. Even if you don't shop there often, support them by dropping a few dollars on an LP or a CD (or two).

The fine folks at Treble have collected their lists of the best record stores around the country, from California to Delaware to a few stops in between. They were gracious enough to ask me for a contribution, so included is a small homage to the former Dr. Wax Records in Chicago (former in the sense of their Edgewater location). Sure, there are more prominent record stores in Chicago, but this one was always special to me.

Click here for Treble's Record Store Day collective. Also, as I've requested in the past, keep visiting that site for the best music features and reviews available. The cliche "labor of love" is perfectly appropriate to the Treble staff.

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