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Vinyl Nation celebrates National Record Store Day

vinylToday is National Record Store Day and to do my part as a citizen of Vinyl Nation, I went to the new Origami Records shop on Sunset in Echo Park (right next to Two Boots Pizza and the Echo) and bought my first, in years, new –as in not-used– vinyl record: The Greatest by Cat Power.

Kicked off last year in San Francisco and now officially observed the third Saturday of every April, several other Los Angeles record stores are participating in this year’s National Record Store Day, including my favorites Freakbeat in Sherman Oaks, Rockaway in Silver Lake and, of course, Amoeba. Over 700 indie record stores nationwide, and some international ones too, are participating. Special performances, limited edition releases on LP and CD and carnival-esque events are a part of the mix too. Think of it as the anti-Coachella (although they have a presence there too.) A complete list of participating stores and additional info are on their site.

How I joined the Church of Chan after the click-click, pop, hiss…

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