We know you’re already making plans for 2022, so we thought we’d slide this important date on to your calendar. Join us next year, on April 23, to celebrate brick-and-mortar indie record stores on the 15th annual Record Store Day,
the largest single-day music event in the world.

As I slowly sift through all of the many things I missed in 2021, I am slowly dwelling on things to come next year such as the almighty yearly event called  Record Store Day. I’m always very excited about this special day every year, like a kid at Christmas time!

I have a metric ton of stories about past Record Store Day sales that I could share with everyone on a lot of the social media groups out there. Many of the wonderful independent stores that participate in this yearly, have in store bands playing and snacks!

I mean, there is nothing more satisfying and therapeutic than hanging out at the local record store, chatting about all types of different artists and history. It’s an escape from the troubles of the world, kind of like hunting for me. I go into those stores and I start digging around in milk crates looking for used LP’s that I need to finish my collection of a certain artist or band.

You just never know who you will ever meet at the local record shop, or what they have done in their life to embellish music as a whole. Anytime I meet people that have stories of music history, I always listen. I enjoy being a Janissary of Country Music, past, present and future.

I’m going to update this article as much as I can, and as often as they release more information on this very special yearly event. There is nothing more special than the feeling of finding a rare gem or a special addition color of a certain LP, the smell of a new vinyl LP, the shine of the new jacket. I like to read all of the liner notes and learn about who produced what and when. I’m one of those that needs to know whom all did what and played what on what album.

So please keep tuning into this article folks, we are going to have a complete list of releases and videos and so much more to come!

Hey, did you know we have a podcast? 

It’s like the conversation you have in the aisles of a record store, only in a podcast. Music, books, movies, life… host Paul Myers covers it all in interviews with the people who you might meet in a record store… who work there, shop there, make the music that’s sold there.

The conversations are great, and you never know who will be chiming in next. Find it wherever you find podcasts, or at

The current episode is devoted to legendary British musician Andy Partridge discussing, among other things, “My Failed Songwriting Career” (HA!) If you’re an XTC fan, you’ll love it, and if you’re new to their music, this might be a great place to start your next record buying binge.


The beginning of a new year always brings thoughts of the future.

As we head into 2022, we can’t help but think that the future of record stores is pretty bright, with the next generation settling right in, both behind the counter (taking a lunch break while helping Mom pack up orders at The Pour House Music Hall and Record Shop, above) and in front of it (taking home a little something for the collection from Graywhale, below).

Cheers to a great 2022 at the record store, little ones!

We put our name on some things and you can get them here.




Shopping for records! Finding new bands! Building your collection! Listening to it! There are many ways to do all of it, and now the music industry wants to hear how YOU do it. The Music Business Association, the trade association for, well, the music business, and Music Watch, a leading research firm, are conducting a market research study to get your opinions about music discovery, shopping preferences and the kinds of physical music products that you like to buy.

The anonymous results from actual music purchasers like you have the potential to influence the things you find at record stores and other retailers in the future. It’s important to note that Record Store Day is not conducting this study, but we’re happy to make you aware and offer you a voice.

If you are over 13 years old and would like to anonymously share your music discovery, buying and listening habits in a 15-minute survey, please go to this link and fill out the few questions by Friday, February 25.

In mid-March, the first 1000 respondents who qualify will receive a separate link to take the survey. If you get the link, and complete the full survey, they will send you a Tango Card redeemable for e-cards for your favorite retailers and restaurants across the nation.

Remember, this is anonymous, and your individual responses will remain confidential and your name will never be used in the presentation of the findings. Your responses will be aggregated with other music fans to provide a snapshot of how music fans across the US are interacting with physical music product today. You will never be solicited for any reason, and you’re not required to purchase anything.

Again, Record Store Day is not conducting this study, but we wanted to make you aware of it, in case you want to take part!

Record Store Day is, basically, a big party. You always bring home memories from the best parties, and in the case of the party at a record store, those memories come in the form of Vinyl, CDs and Cassettes!

The List of titles that will become your future memories is now up at our website. Give it a look, see what catches your eye, and find a local record store to talk to about what strikes your fancy. There’s something for everyone, and everyone’s something may be different — which is a great thing about music in general.

There’s an online version of The List with cover art and details on the titles, and this handy PDF you can download to act as a wish/shopping list. Look it over!  And we’ll see you on April 23 for the 15th annual Record Store Day.
Or as we like to think of it: the big party at a record store!

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