This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. The broadcast will feature interviews, special requests, and more. Record Store Day is an annual event for independent record stores as well as for the music and broadcast industries, as record labels issue special edition "Record Store Day" releases and radio stations partner with record stores in their communities. For decades now, when listeners have heard a band on WSOU that they never heard of before, it is local independent stores like Vintage Vinyl they have turned to find new music and artists, especially those not yet in the mainstream.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Doing some spring cleaning and I have about old 33 vinyl records. Yes I'm old and these were from my hippie days. Should I just throw them out or is there an market for these old dusty records. We didn't have I Phones then.
These were places Jersey music lovers rushed to on the day a much-anticipated album or single was released. Or perhaps they just enjoyed hanging out in the neighborhood store, looking at the rows of album covers and trading music recommendations with like-minded fans. All that has changed.
The 50 Best Record Stores In America is an essay series where we attempt to find the best record store in every state. Click here to buy. But if you found yourself in high school, broke and looking for an escape, Vintage Vinyl was the place to go. The crowd was usually polarizing: either middle-aged men who had an affinity for classic rock or Jersey hipsters and scene kids. I loved that it was a hidden gem, and what I loved even more about it was that it had some of the best free concerts in the state.