The third Saturday of April – today – is international Vinyl Record Day, celebrating the sounds of 33rpm vinyl records, and even earlier 45rpms. Independent record stores are participating with featured albums and other events.
Enthusiasts know that nothing compares with the rich, deep sound of vinyl, which is why it’s popular again, despite the convenience of live streaming music on your mobile device.
Celebrate Vinyl Record Day by stopping in to one of the dwindling number of 33rpm stores. Click here to find one near you. In New York City the list includes –
Academy Records and CDs in Flatiron and East Village
Beat Street Records, 494 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Discorama, in the West Village
House of Oldies in the West Village
Unfortunately, J&R Music is not on the list. The huge store near City Hall closed down recently, reportedly for renovations, but who knows. It’s one of the many disappearing acts in New York City because of rising rents.