Record store day

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Record Store Day 2019 brings limited edition gems & free ticket giveaways

Published April 11, 2019

Record Store Day 2019 is upon us - Saturday, April 13 - and, as always, there's a mountain of vinyl to help empty your bank account. Hell, Rhino alone has more than 30 special limited releases for the day. There's so much out there, that it's neigh impossible to keep track of it all.

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Milwaukee is a top 5 town for vinyl lovers

Published April 15, 2015

As Record Store Day approaches (it's this Saturday), Foursquare and real estate brokerage Redfin combined forces to create some interesting data on the top 10 U.S. cities for fans of record stores. Milwaukee, whose vinyl shops I wrote about in February, clocks in at No. 5, below Portland and Chapel Hill, but above New York and Philly. Not bad.

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Swindlers & Thieves: a new record from Well Informed Citizens

Published April 18, 2014

In advance of the record release party this weekend for Well Informed Citizens' new disc, called "Swindlers and Thieves," we caught up with frontman Daniel Nathan to ask about whether or not the band can keep up that pace and about WIC's latest line-up, which also includes bassist Zach Steiner and drummer Antonio Ninham.

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Vinyl resurgence breathes life into record shop business

Published May 13, 2013

We asked Ken Chrisien at Acme and Dan DuChaine at Rushmor - both in Bay View - and Luke Lavin at Bull's Eye, on the East Side, about how the recession affected the business, about Record Store Day and more. Their answers might surprise you.

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15 big ones from 1976

Published April 18, 2013

As Record Store Day and its accompanying vinyl avalanche nears, and as talk has turned to McCartney concerts and a reissue of "Wings Over America," I've found myself transported to the dawn of my vinyl obsession.

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Omnivore's classic country 10"s sure are purrty

Published Jan. 8, 2013

Ex-pat Milwaukee musician turned record producer Cheryl Pawelski is a good ol' rock and roll aesthete. Sure, she's got a house full of CDs out in L.A., but like the rest of us record geeks, she appreciates the power of the object. That's why she and her fellow Omnivore Recordings co-owners create things like the four 10"s released for Record Store Day this past holiday season. The discs spotlight classic country artists Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson and George Jones.

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Exclusive entertainment on Record Store Day

Published April 12, 2012

This year's Record Store Day is Saturday, April 21, and The Exclusive Company will have free performances all day at its shops on the East Side (1669 N. Farwell Ave.), in Greenfield (5026 S. 74th St.) and in West Bend (144 N. Main St.).

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Cool Record Store Day goodies from Pawelski's Omnivore

Published April 2, 2012

The annual Record Store Day is on the horizon, taking place on April 21, 2012. The event seeks to drive traffic to indie record shops, and most labels unveil a series of gems each year to drive customers.

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The Exclusive Company goes all out for Record Store Day

Published April 17, 2010

One business that really glimmers in the limelight of Record Store Day each year is The Exclusive Company, which again celebrates with a full line-up of bands performing in the store on Saturday, April 17.