Support Record Store Day – April 21!

We know, we know, you love your iPods, flash drives, and MP3s. However – there used to be a simpler time when you would walk down to your local record store and pick out the newest CD, LP, or cassette tape. It is hard to believe just about 10 years ago we were paying full retail price for CDs at the local Tower Records. Now there isn’t even a Tower Records to visit! However, there are tons of local independent record stores still carrying on the tradition of selling physical format products.

The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Thousands of bands and labels have started participating and now print up special exclusive “Record Store Day” merchandise that is often free just by showing up to the store! If you want to see the best offerings from last year check out this Rolling Stone pictorial here.

LAMA students! These fine Pasadena stores below will be participating on April 21st! Get there early and get your gear and for more info go to the official Record Store Day website.

-LAMA Staff

Canterbury Records 1.8 mi. Pasadena, CA VISIT WEBSITE
Permanent Records LA 2.2 mi. Los Angeles, CA VISIT WEBSITE
Penny Lane Records 2.8 mi. Pasadena, CA VISIT WEBSITE
A Dark Philosophy Records 3.7 mi. Los Angeles, CA VISIT WEBSITE
Poobah Records 3.9 mi. Pasadena, CA

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