Record Store Day is an interesting topic. Some love it and some choose to pass. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that the vinyl resurgence and the emergence of Record Store Day walk hand-in-hand.
Bandbox vinyl is vinyl subscription service which has been around for a couple years now. In truth, if you’re a vinyl fan, you’ve a few of these to choose from now, but the people at Bandbox are good people, they’re indie and they’re doing it right.
Needle + Groove Records is one of the newer stores for vinyl on Long Island. What’s also awesome about Needle + Groove is the staff. Joe Macchia is the manager, and he’s holding it down and keeping Needle + Groove at the top of the heap.
It’s amazing how you can get an aura about someone from just their Internet comments; as soon as I started interacting with Tommy Alaska on Internet vinyl forums, I just knew he was a great guy, and one worth supporting.
In a short time, John has plunged directly into the deep end, and is just beginning to grow his channel and build an audience with his authentic and informative videos on all things vinyl and music.
Matt Earley is an industry veteran who has worn just out every hat one can wear, and Gotta Groove Records is a plant that is known for its gorgeous, stunning quality as well as their iron clad quality control.
Today, I’ve got the co-founder of Real Gone Music in the house. Gordon Anderson is an industry veteran who has worn just out every hat one can wear, and is someone who operates with true integrity within the increasingly murky waters of the music industry.
During Eric’s initial run as a YouTuber, he has put out dozens upon dozens of excellent videos ranging from retrospective albums reviews, to interviews to good old fashioned unboxing videos, which prove that he and Vinyl Rewind are here to stay.
With loads of records, endless musical knowledge and an actual brick and mortar store, you can expect Dylan’s channel to continue to grow for as long as he wants to keep at it. That’s right, you heard right, Dillon has his very own record store. After years in the vinyl game selling online and locally, Dillon finally opened Noble Records, which is named after his son.
What do you think of when you think of a vinyl collector? Do you envision an obsessive, possibly un-showered, greasy, pale blob of a person, hunched over their “precious” artifacts?