Something extraordinary will happen on April 21. People from around the world will put on jackets, shoes, and caps and swarm record stores both near and far. There will be special vinyl and CD releases, barbecuing, body painting, and DJs spinning records to make dope beats and parades.
There is a specific reason for this. It is a holiday. Specifically, it is Record Store Day. The first ever Record Store Day was in 2008. A group of independent record store owners hatched the idea at an impromptu gathering. They wanted to celebrate the estimated 1,400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and their contributions to society.
Over the past few years, the event has grown exponentially. It has grown so much in fact that there are now participants in every continent except Antarctica.
Maybe you’ve never owned a record or heard your favorite artist instilled in vinyl. You are in for a treat. Listed below are 10 independently owned record stores in and around the District.Read More