record stores

Op-Eds

How Can We Make the Vinyl Boom Sustainable for Fans?

The current boom is creating lifelong fans from a new generation, and it goes beyond buying “special edition” vanilla chocolate-swirl reissues.
Eddie Cepeda
12.7.16
Op-Ed

Men Explain Music to Me

“Are you buying this for your boyfriend?"
Kim Kelly
11.7.16
In Memoriam

Damnit, Other Music Is Closing: A Eulogy for New York's Most Beloved Living Record Store

It's been announced that the longtime staple is shuttering. We pay our respects.
Zach Schonfeld
5.10.16
Op-Eds

This Vinyl Revival Is Sucking the Life and Fun out of Music Collecting

What was once a quiet world of treasures is becoming a commercial minefield.
Emma Garland
1.12.16
Interviews

Pavilion Balance the Art with the Punk

The Toronto band explain the importance of DIY music spaces and why its good to judge a record by its cover.
Michael Rancic
11.18.15
Interviews

Sex, Drugs, and (Selling) Rock and Roll: Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Has No Regrets

'All Things Must Pass,' Colin Hanks's documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records, hits theaters this weekend.
Andrea Domanick
10.16.15
Premieres

Watch Dave Grohl Wax Nostalgic About His Tower Records Job in a Clip from 'All Things Must Pass'

"I got a job at Tower Records because that's the only place I could get a job with my fuckin' haircut."
Andrea Domanick
10.7.15
Interviews

Welcome to Park Blvd, the Record Store Betting You'll Buy Overlooked Rap Tapes in the Internet Era

Why would two rap bloggers decide to open a record store in 2015?
Tyler Trykowski
8.26.15
Op-Eds

Saying Goodbye to New Music Tuesdays: A Day of Remembrance for a Day That Didn't Really Matter

The day of the week an album comes out is an arbitrary thing to care about, but, hey, we care about all kinds of dumb things.
Al Shipley
6.30.15
Objectively Correct Lists

The 25 Albums Found at the Bottom of Every Used CD Bin

The most popular record store rejects.
Dan Ozzi
1.29.14