The Weird and Wonderful Record Store Day Exclusives

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   The semiannual Record Store Day is upon us April 18, and there’s a flurry of goodness this go-round. In addition to the “standard” vinyl offerings, you’ll see rare cassettes, tote bags and other nifty gifts from artists big and small. Here are some items that piqued our interest:   Metallica - No Life ’Til Leather Records are so common. Real men and women collect cassettes. And this is the big daddy. Here you’ll find early demo versions of... READ MORE

Reporting from the Wilderness of Record Store Day 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry You'd think from the way the gaggle of vinyl enthusiasts at Record Surplus in Santa Monica,Calif., were talking, they were war veterans. One bedraggled employee told a cluster of patrons on the hunt for prime goods that one guest had camped out at 5 a.m. to obtain a copy of Pixies' Indie Cindy. Over at Soundsations in Westchester, a clerk named Steve (no last name given) regaled us about a woman who got cheated out of a... READ MORE