Are Lagniappe Records and Atomic Pop Shoppe enough to sustain Baton Rouge's want for vinyl? Dumb question, bring on more record stores!
Capital City Record opened up last Friday and I took a little trip to check it out. They've got a lot of shelves to fill out as they grow, it only looked about half-full. So keep in mind that my impressions are based on the sample that was available to me then, and they could change a lot as they fill the rest out. Thankfully, that sample left a good impression
We're back at Tulane this time in Pocket Park, right next to the student center. We've got 20 confirmed vendors selling LPs, 45s, CDs, Cassettes, you name it! Any type of music, rare and common, used and new. Click here for a map.
Bryan "The Captain" Kavanaugh was once a Record Raid dealer (and still is), then started Captain's Vinyl in the foyer of his apartment, and recently moved to a new storefront over at 637 S Pierce St in Mid-City.
To celebrate a year of sellin' records professionally, this Saturday August 2nd, they're having a sale:
Buy 2 records (over $25) and pick out a third at the price of the cheaper of the two albums.
Back in the Bywater this summer! Our Spring show was a huge hit and last year's June show was great so this oughta be a good one!
We're really trying to pull out all the stops on this one. Introducing an early bird fee of $5 if you want to come in an hour early (9AM instead of 10AM). We'll have live vinyl-slingin' DJs and a few other twists! Stay tuned!
It's been an exciting couple of months for New Orleans record stores, with Euclid and Louisiana Music Factory moving to new, nicer spots and Captain's Vinyl getting a real storefront. Now the westbank is getting a Record Store.
The strange phenomenon that is Record Store Day is back this Black Friday with all sorts of exclusive records sent to indie record stores. The official list of releases is here but there's no guarantee which store will have what. You can always try calling but most won't let you reserve one. In the grand tradition of Black Friday, you gotta wait in a big ol' line.