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A Minnesota guide to Record Store Day 2021: Drop one

Independent music shops and supporters are rearing up for Record Store Day, which arrives on June 12 this year with the first of two drops. Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 to support small-scale record stores across the United States and spotlight their role in local music communities. Today, the internationally celebrated holiday draws […]

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Amphetamine Reptile and Treehouse Records collaborate to release Record Store Day reissue of the Cows’ first LP

For this year’s Record Store Day, two legendary names in the Twin Cities music industry, Amphetamine Reptile Records and Treehouse Records, have teamed up to release an exclusive reissue of Taint Pluribus, Taint Unum, the debut album of iconic Minneapolis noise-rock band the Cows. This special release not only marks the 30th anniversary of the original […]

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Twin Cities record store owners cultivate community

This Saturday will mark the ninth annual Record Store Day (RSD), and the web is rich in revelry round-ups. Online, shoppers can plan their outings and even browse this year’s exclusive releases. But something that can’t be understood so easily on the Internet is the relationship between record stores and communities. From decades-old shops to […]

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A Twin Cities guide to everything Record Store Day 2016

This Saturday, April 16 will mark the ninth year of Record Store Day. What started back in 2008 as a way to celebrate the unique culture that surrounds vinyl has today grown into an internationally recognized holiday. Record Store Day has become a reason for communities to come together along with store owners, employees and […]

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