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Avoid Black Friday's Mad Rush, Go Visit Your Local Record Store Instead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

If you're unwilling to line up with the mobs in the bitter cold, or get clawed in the face over a giant TV on Black Friday, maybe it’s a good time to visit your local record store.
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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Blossoms, Beats & Banjos

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Pete Seeger sing-along tribute will be a part of this year's Brooklyn Folk Festival at The Bell House.

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WNYC News

Food, Coffee and Music for Record Store Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Long lines and lots of shiny new vinyl recall the heyday of record shops.

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Conducting Business

As Record Store Day Returns, Where Can Classical Buyers Shop?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

J&R has apparently gone the way of Tower Records, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Sam Goody and other brick-and-mortar shops in New York. As Record Store Day returns, here's where classical shoppers can turn.

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Soundcheck Smackdown: Record Store Day Edition

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Every third Saturday in April since 2008, faithful fans of vinyl have lined up at the doors of their local independent record shops to buy limited edition releases in honor of Record Store Day. Before the annual event this Saturday, April 20th, Joe Levy and Ben Greenman debate whether or not we should focus on one day devoted to records.

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Record Store Day Smackdown; Guitarist William Tyler; New Releases

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In this episode: Since 2008, the third Saturday of April has been unofficially designated "Record Store Day." It’s become an international celebration of music and independent record stores -- and, a holiday worthy of a Smackdown debate. Perhaps we’ll issue a limited edition 7” vinyl of the audio recording of Joe Levy of Billboard and Ben Greenman of the New Yorker duking it out in our studio to mark the occasion.

Plus: Guitarist William Tyler joins us in the studio to play songs off of his third LP, Impossible Truth

    And: It’s been a good season for new releases. eMusic editor-in-chief J. Edward Keyes shares some new music that's been catching his ears.

      Operavore

      'I Thought This Was an Opera Shop'

      Tuesday, June 14, 2011

      With the disappearance of Lincoln Center's Barnes & Noble, the Metropolitan Opera Shop is quickly becoming the only game in town for classical and opera CDs. One problem, as WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti notes: They have dramatically cut back on selling CDs. 

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